Friends to lovers stories really make for some sweet, sweet stories. I love witnessing the slow turn of good friends’ feelings, you know that moment when the hero suddenly realizes he wants MORE? 

7493186Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can’t imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone. Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt’s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt’s co-workers, Jared fears they’ll never find a way to be together-if he can even convince Matt to try.

Promises was told in the first person pov, and I felt connected to the narrator immediately, eagerly wanting to know all about him. Marie Sexton did a great job at delivering complex characters with a background, and a natural friends to lovers romance.

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