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Review: Delicate Promises (Southern Bride #2) by Kelly Elliott

At eighteen-years-old, I made a promise with my best friend in high school. If neither one of us were married by age thirty, we would marry each other. Now Miles Warner is back in town and wants to cash in on that promise we made all those years ago.

The fact that Miles is still unmarried and single baffles me. The young man I remembered from high school has grown into one of the most handsome men I’ve ever laid eyes on. And he refuses to take no for an answer. You see, he needs a bride, and I’m his last resort. Romantic, isn’t it?

Well, no thank you. That is not going to happen.

At least that’s what I keep telling myself. But as the days pass by and Miles settles back into life in our hometown, I find myself falling head over heels in love with him. Again.

What is the lesson I’ve learned, you ask?

Never make a promise you don’t intend to keep.

Delicate Promises is book two in the Southern Bride series and is a complete stand alone novel. 

MY REVIEW

I am madly, head over heels in love with the Southern Bride Series from author Kelly Elliott!

Delicate Promises is the second book in the Southern Bride Series and follows the story of Miles and Kynslee. From the moment I met Miles and Kynslee, I was in love. Their story started off oh, so sweet and was one I just knew would pull at my heartstrings. You see, these two best friends have been in love with one another for the longest time. But for one reason or another, the timing was just never right. These two friends are about to be tested in ways they never expected. Separated by time and the military, it will be years before these two friends will be reunited. And when life throws them back together, Miles is ready to claim the one thing he’s always wanted, but was afraid to go after. Miles is home and is ready to collect on the promise Kynslee made to him……

Delicate Promises is a second chance romance that is sure to leave you tied up in knots. I mean, it takes you on one serious rollercoaster ride of emotions. I am a huge fan of the friends to lovers troupe and this one does not disappoint. It had all the angst, drama and steam you could hope for. The characters were perfectly flawed and easy to connect with. I loved Kynslee and admired her strength. She held on to the hope that one day Miles would return to her and make all of her dreams come true. She tried desperately to move on with her life, but could never give her heart away fully. She was rightfully angry when Miles came home and I loved that she didn’t just pretend like their separation never happened. She made Miles work for her affection and forgiveness. And Miles…Man, Miles was so adorable. But, as adorable as he was, he was totally and completely clueless when it came to women. Every time he opened his mouth, he said the wrong thing.  I mean, he totally suffered from foot-in-mouth syndrome. He frustrated me to no end, but he made it worth it in the end.

Despite how frustrated these characters made me at times, I can’t deny the chemistry and pull between the two of them. They kept me on my toes and had me devouring every second of their story. Now, I will be the first to admit, the road to happily ever after for these two was filled with lots of bumps and drama. There was a lot of miscommunication and drama that could easily have been sorted, if these two would just talk to one another. That being said, I can definitely appreciate the strength and determination of these characters. They weren’t afraid to fight for what they wanted and I just couldn’t wait to see how their story would come together in the end.

Delicate Promises was a great read to spend my afternoon getting lost in. I laughed. I swooned. I got frustrated and totally fell in love. My emotions were all over the place and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. In the end, I fell head over heels for Delicate Promises and I look forward to seeing where this series will go next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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