I didn’t pick up my life and move to this urban beach city to spend my days swooning over a rich bad boy who rides a motorcycle and seems to always get his way with just a flash of that smile.
I’m here to get to know the brother I’ve never met. Try and create a family when I’ve gone so long without one. Maybe find a place where I belong.
But I can’t seem to get him off my mind.
Hannah Morrison isn’t a good idea.
I’m back in town just for the summer, and my priorities are to spend time with my little sister, check in with my family, and make sure things aren’t really as bad as they seem.
But somehow, the new girl becomes my focus. She’s got a ton of baggage, and she doesn’t understand why she’s really here. But I’ll do anything to make her feel like she belongs.
Even give her promises I’m not sure I can keep.
Welcome to Hermosa Beach
Title : Promise Me Nothing
Author : Jillian Liota
Series : Hermosa Beach #1
Format : eARC
Page Count : 339
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Publisher : Indie
Release Date : 17 June 2019
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 4 star review
Hello new series by Jillian Liota, I’m happy to see you! Hermosa Beach #1 was a contemporary romance with something of a NA feel. By the end, I still wasn’t sure which genre I would categorise it as, but that didn’t really bother me because I enjoyed the vibe of the story and characters.
PROMISE ME NOTHING was unexpected in a few ways. Firstly, the lead protagonist, Hannah is a closed-off young woman with a rough life in her past. She was flung into the lifestyle of the rich and occasionally famous as she was reunited with a previously unknown family member. Hannah was endearing from the start, with little trust to bestow and yet a heart with a small crack open to those around her; she drew me in. Secondly, this story had unexpected twists, twists I’m going to tell you nothing about, so that you can find it all out for yourself.
Family was central to this tale and I really enjoyed Hannah opening herself slowly and carefully to family, friends and just a little bit of fun. The’just a little bit of fun’ came in the shape of Wyatt, ‘Pier Boy’. He was kind of scrumptious, a little moody, a lot entitled but with a down-to-earth nature (think The OC). There’s nothing simple about the connection between these two but the chemistry. I can say that of all Jillian Liota’s books I’ve read, this was the hottest and she wrote that aspect really well.
This read is a little bit angsty, a little bit twisty and a whole lot unputdownable. I’m looking forward to more from this context and characters. I highly recommend this read and considering it’s set in a beach town, this would be perfect as a beach or holiday read. Go get!
I voluntarily read an early copy from the author.