Delicate Promises by Kelly Elliott Review

Delicate Promises
Southern Brides #2
By Kelly Elliott
Release Date: October 18th, 2019
Self-Published
Source: ARC provided by the author


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-two, 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.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Author Kelly Elliott is back with another Southern Brides book and I for one am thrilled, as if you have experienced a Kelly Elliott book before, you will know that her books are not the traditional romance, but a modern, fresh one, that I haven't experienced with any other author. 

Delicate Promises is the story of Miles and Kynslee, a couple that was not officially a couple, but best friends who loved each other and gave themselves to each other, but when Miles secretly signed up for the Marines, Kynslee was heartbroken, but Miles made them promise each other that if they were still single when they were 30 they would get married. But things don't always go to plan, and when Miles was delayed in coming home, Kynslee's love turned from missing Miles to being angry at him! Especially when he has the biggest case of foot-in-mouth I have ever seen. 

This book truly gave me all the feels! I do enjoy a good second chance romance and this book in the epitome of that! But don't get me wrong, my relationship with the characters didn’t run smoothly, I got frustrated easily with Kynslee's character, sometimes she was just a bit too dramatic and her "punishing" of Miles just seemed (to me) way over the top. Miles's character, on the other hand, I wanted to smack around the back of the head at times for his habit of saying the absolute wrong thing at the wrong time. 


Despite my struggles, Delicate Promises has become one of my all-time favorites and one I will read again and again, which is why I give it 5 stars! 





Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women, and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include; Wanted, Broken, The Playbook, and Lost Love, to name a few.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, two pups, four cats, and endless wildlife creatures. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family.





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