Promise Me — Coming January 23rd, 2018!
You might have heard by now. River and Ian’s book isn’t going to be officially branded as a Chadwell Hearts novel.
So if River and Ian’s Book isn’t a Chadwell Hearts novel, what is it?
It’s emotional. It doesn’t shy away from hard topics. It will break you into a million pieces, then slowly put you back together. I fell in love with River and Ian, and I think you will too. Their story is called Promise Me, and it’s coming on January 23rd, 2018.
As I was writing it, I spent a lot of time going back and reading the four books of the Chadwell Hearts series that I’d already published. There is some overlap of timelines, and I wanted to make sure I got it right. And as I went back and read, I realized two things: One, it doesn’t fit with the rest of the series. The tone is different, the subject matter is different, and the arc is different. While I think everyone who has loved our Chadwell Gang this far will adore their book, the story just doesn’t fit under the series umbrella.
Self-professed Harry Potter addict and math genius River Jacobsen can count on one hand the people who matter in her life. Really, it’s just Dean, the boy who loves her despite her odd habit of counting everything around her when she needs to quiet her mind. When Dean promises her forever she never imagines it will be a lie.
After Marine hacker Ian Maclean is mistakenly declared dead by the US government, he’s happy to correct them the moment he escapes captivity. He wants nothing more than to get home to the wife he left behind. Discovering she’s been cheating on him since the moment he deployed wasn’t in the plan. Devastated, he walks away from everything, even his name.
With the futures they were counting on destroyed, Ian and River find themselves starting over. Ian reminds River of things she’d much rather forget, but pushing him away is harder than she expected. Ian wants a second chance at happily ever after, but the more he gets to know River, the more he worries she isn’t trying to figure out how to live again, she’s figuring out how to die.