GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 26,958 words
What do you do when your past comes knocking?Six hundred and ninety-five days. That's how long it's been since Jude's fiancé broke off their engagement. With the help of his brother and his all-encompassing love for music, Jude glued the broken pieces of his heart back together, but when his ex shows up on his doorstep late one evening, Jude fears it will fall apart again.Two years ago, Vincent made a terrible mistake. He left the love of his life for stupid, ill-advised reasons. It took a traumatic event to bring what was truly important in his life into focus. Older and wiser, he's now ready to do whatever it takes to win Jude back.Their chemistry is as explosive as ever, but will they be able to work through the real issues? Can trust once broken be rebuilt?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
It may be short, but this story sure packed a punch. It is fun, beautifully written, and gave me all the feels. I loved this story.
With Jude and Vincent, this author created lovely and realistic characters, who get their second chance at love. With a few strokes of the pen, I could imagine these guys before me. They were well developed and kept on growing as the story progressed. I loved how this author manages to put so many emotions in this novella without going overboard or making it unbelievable. Everything was perfectly balanced in this novella. The grief, the groveling, the sex (hot, hot, hot), the fun, and then their coming back together. It is done to perfection. I not only fell in love with Jude and Vincent but also with the secondary cast. Harrison and Jane, Benji and his dads (go Henry) are to die for.
I am such a fan of this author. She writes novellas and she is a master at it.
Nice story; I enjoyed it a lot.
Promise Me We’ll Be Okay is the first book I’ve read by Nell Iris and I liked it very much. It’s a pretty quick read (about 92 pages according to Goodreads) so I was able to finish it in one sitting. The story is told in first-person from Jude’s POV.
Vincent broke up with Jude two years ago and Jude was devastated. The story isn’t terribly angsty – just the right amount for the tension between the two MCs (main characters) to be felt while reading the story.
I was moved to tears in several places but there are also some light-hearted scenes in the story. Vincent and Jude visit an art gallery catering to the LGBTQ crowd and the artwork on display was rather eye-opening; it was all homoerotic.
We eventually learn why Vincent broke things off with Jude and why he came back to beg his forgiveness. I’m not sure his reasons for either action were good enough but Jude still loves him and is willing to try again.
My only negative comment about the