Thursday, October 15, 2020

I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills Blog Tour

I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills. Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?

From #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes an all-new swoony romance between the football hottie and the mystery girl he kissed years before…

Dillon McQueen: Babe. I promise. You want me.
Serena Jensen: Um, who are you?

There’s a legend at Waylon University: the first girl you kiss freshman year at the bonfire party is the one you’ll never forget. She’ll crawl under your skin. She’ll spark a passion so fierce you’ll burn the world down to possess her.

You might even put a ring on it.

But... timing is everything. That kiss can go horribly wrong. She might run in the opposite direction. And boy, did Serena run.

Dillon is Waylon’s hotshot quarterback with something to prove. All he wants is to graduate and make it to the NFL. What he doesn’t need is to finally meet the mystery girl he kissed at the bonfire freshman year. Isn’t it enough that she’s haunted his dreams for more than a thousand nights?

Fate laughs in his face when he runs into the plucky girl at the Piggly Wiggly. Surrounded by his entourage, he’s got all the Oreos in his cart; she gets revenge by buying every six-pack of his favorite beer.

Obviously, that legend is a curse. She’s not his type and hates him. Worst of all, how can she not remember him when she left a Serena-shaped hole in his heart for the past three years?

So why can’t he stop trying to win her?

Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?

Author’s Note: I Promise You is a complete stand-alone college sports romance. Expect hot football jocks, strong women with pluck, a tell-it-like-it-is Nana, deep feels, fun banter, and a sigh-worthy happy ending. No cheating or cliffhangers.

Don’t miss our reviews of other standalone books set in the Waylon University world!
For book one, I Dare You, click HERE.
For book two, I Bet You, click HERE.
For book three, I Hate You, click HERE.


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The kiss burns a hole right through me and blood rushes to my groin. I’m in over my head—Who cares?—and I groan, deepening our connection. My hands slide down her cheeks, her throat, then to her arms at her sides. Our joined breaths mingling, I trace my thumbs over the rapid pulse in her wrists. My head swims with images of her body draped on top of me—

A cry comes from her as she breaks away from our kiss. “Jerk! Don’t do that. I don’t know you!”

“You liked it, babe.”

“What? No.”

“I’m Dillon.”

“Um, I don’t care. Step away.”

“What’s your name? You got a number?” Dillon McQueen does not give up easily. When he sees what he wants, he goes after it. He also sometimes talks about himself in the third person. “Are you a freshman? I play football. Quarterback.” Usually that’s enough to catch a girl’s interest.

She shakes her head, looking almost surprised as she touches her lips briefly. I think she mutters pigskin-toting Casanova. Then, she flips around.

“No, wait! Don’t go!” I say, reaching out for her, but she’s gone, daring one look over her shoulder as she disappears into the crowd of people.

I take off after her, navigating through the throng, jostling into dancers. One of them, a big barrel-chested guy, shoves at me when I bump into him. I fall on my ass. Heart pounding, I scramble back up, dirt and grass on me as I dart through the crowd and look around. My height gives me a decent vantage point, but she’s vanished.

Off in the distance, the football guys hoot my name, then chant Venus over and over.

Well, hell. The bonfire got me good. She’s gone.

Legend 1, Dillon 0.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Serena has been through enough; she just wants to graduate. She doesn't need anyone to interfere with her plans. Then when she is at the Piggly Wiggly, Dillon McQueen walks in with three girls hanging on him. Like he is some kind of rock star. Well, he is a star, football star quarterback of Waylon University. She knows who he is but pretends she doesn't and that makes him want to know her better. Because all Dillon sees is a girl that doesn't want to be close to him because of his status.

As Dillon and Serena grow closer, they share secrets of their past and the pains they are going through. But there are more things trying to keep them apart and when Serena learns of one of them, it will end things between them. But is it over for good or can Dillon make her see that she means more to him than she realizes? Will Serena give him a chance to explain what she overheard? Will her ex-boyfriend try to win her back?

This story is set in my home state of Mississippi, and I loved the first book in this series and I loved this one too. I have found that I want to read anything this author writes because everything I have read so far, I have loved each one. Even if you don't like football, I recommend reading this one. It is so much more than football, it has pain, loss, love, and future. So sit back and enjoy the ride.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Sports romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Serena is a strong, independent woman who has family that is so close. She worries for her younger sister's social life, cares for her sometimes inappropriate Nana, and loves her brother fiercely. When she attends a Waylon bonfire, she doesn't expect to be kissed by a total stranger. With life always moving forward, Serena doesn't really think much of that kiss until years later.

Dillon is the Waylon quarterback. He knows of the legend of the bonfire, but didn't give it much credence. With his teammates warning him against kissing anyone at the bonfire, Dillon just can't help himself when he sees Serena from across the way. He kisses her and then loses her in the crowd.

When these two meet again, I absolutely LOVED their encounter. Hilarity mixed with chemistry. These two are a great couple. They balance each other and support each other. Dillon has home issues and so does Serena. With their own traumas and insecurities, they will have to navigate their relationship.

You will fall in love with these two. Their story will make you cry and laugh, feel incredibly frustrated and vindicated. You'll be cheering from the sidelines. I hope they write Serena's sister's story.



Author Bio

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List:
Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things
Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online

Connect with Ilsa

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White Text Box: Babe. I promise. You want me. Yellow Text Box: Um, who are you? I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of I Promise You (Waylon University) by Ilsa Madden-Mills to read and review for this tour.

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