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From the USA Today and Amazon best-seller HJ Bellus comes a sexy standalone romance: Pinky Promise.

Baylor Jones and Stayton (State) Blake.

Two lost souls raised on the streets. Young children vowing to always protect each other. He was only nine but he was her protector and best friend for years.

Even when thrown in foster care he took care of her always like a king to his queen. A silent pinky promise shared between, it was their secret protection to one another.

Then one morning he was gone. Leaving Baylor on her own to battle the streets and more importantly life in the Kings all by herself.

"I will love you, even if I never see you again."

©2016 HJ Bellus (P)2017 HJ Bellus

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It'll Pull On Your Heartstrings

H.J. Bella delivers a touching, heartwarming story that will make you both smile, and make your heartache. Due to personal experience my heart really goes out to both foster kids and parents. State (H) and Baylor (h) find themselves in foster care, and while they promised to be there for each other, they ended up being separated when State is adopted. Years later, fate has them crossing paths again, but State never really gave up on looking for Baylor, or moved on. He wants to pick up where they left off, and be there for Baylor; however, due to her past Baylor has issues with abandonment and trust.

The secondary characters were great, and really added to the overall plot. Pinky Promise is a sweet story, with some mild passion, heat, and angst.

The narration was great! I received this audio from the publisher for an honest review.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • NB
  • St Louis, MO
  • 02-23-17

Sweet story

If you could sum up Pinky Promise in three words, what would they be?

Heart wrenching sweet

What does Veronica Pace and Curt Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really enjoyed Veronica Pace and Curt Campbell's narration. Veronica brought the emotion and feelings needed for this story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book made me cry for sure but not right away.

Any additional comments?

This story had it's ups and downs and happy and sad feelings. State and Baylor reuniting after all these years unexpectedly was a little hard to believe. If State was missing her that bad I think he could have found her or tracked her down through Miss Tammy.<br/><br/>My other thing that bothered me was the major conflict of the story and something I think could have and should have been huge just fizzled after the pizza place conflict.<br/><br/>Other than that I enjoyed the story and the few twists it provided. I was reading reviews on another site before I typed this and was a little irritated at them and disagreed with their logic so I would suggest don't read the reviews and give this book a chance.<br/><br/>This audiobook was provided to me for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great

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This audiobook was given to me for a honest unbiased review. This was a great emotional read. A very sweet but sad story. This second chance love story really gets emotional, but it is worth it.One of the best books i have read in a while.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Sweet and Simple

This is a sweet romance with a simple story line and plot. There's some heat and passion but not a whole lot meat. It's an enjoyable enough listen with some laughs and cries but not a complex plot. This is my first book by HJ Bellus and I would be willing to give this author another try.

Narrators are okay but Veronica Pace's male voice is just too feminine.

Worth the reduced price I paid, but I wouldn't give a credit.

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  • Misty
  • Washington
  • 02-16-17

So good

This book was much more heart felt and sweet than the other HJ Bellus books I have read. I really enjoyed seeing the softer side of HJ and getting this whole new emotional connection to her book.

The story is of 2 orphans who were separated and then reunited, one living a home life with a mom and dad and one living through foster care.

State, Baylor, Rowe and Miss Tami will hold a special place in my heart forever. The stand up character of State as he lives his dreams but not to the detriment of love. The strong willed and damaged Baylor that found family isn't always with a mom and dad. Sweet Rowe and her tenacity despite deplorable actions. And the matriarch of this clan, Miss Tami with her ability to roll with the times and help everyone she comes into contact with. All 4 of these characters made for one amazing story.

I listened to this book on audio and Veronica Pace can do no wrong. She managed to read a football player, an emotionally wounded woman, a child with Down's syndrome and an elderly woman to perfection. Her narration skills are truly remarkable. I wasn't the biggest fan of the male narration but he only had one chapter, so it was tolerable.

This book is definitely worth a read or a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Sweet but sad love story

This story is written by an author whom is new to me and has 2 narrators that I am unfamiliar with. I loved parts of the story and found other parts depressing. This is written in the New-Age/College genre of romance which is not as mature. I did not give the story 5 stars as I was not in-love with the overall story. The ending was great and the title fits the book. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.

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Fantastic story!

As always, HJ Bellus delivered an amazing story of second chances full of love, passion, and redemption.

State was completely swoon-worthy! I loved how he was very protective of Baylor and Rowe. They were his girls and damn if anyone dared to hurt them--they'd face his wrath!

Baylor was a great heroine too. Once out of her shell, she became stronger and confident. She took charge of her life and didn't let her past define her or keep her from getting a second chance with State.

Miss Tammy!!!!! Loved her!!! Her character and Rowe's were an FANTASTIC addition to this already amazing storyline.

The book itself is a strong five-star read for me! It had everything I enjoy in a good book and I certainly devoured it. Once I started listening, I didn't want to stop. HJ Bellus truly delivered a mist read!

As for the narration, I really did not care much for it. Veronica Pace's voice for State was not masculine at all and she made Baylor sound like a little girl. Her voice for Rowe, however, was a HIT. Towards the end, when Curt Campbells voice came on, I got all kinds of excited because I wanted to get "State's voice" but I was let down. His accent through me off completely and had me looking forward to Veronica's narration.

All this said, this book is still a MUST. HJ Bellus knows how to write a GREAT book and Pinky Promise only confirms that even more.

Five stars to the story.
Three stars to the narration.

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loved it!

loved it! read the book and later bought the audio version. read it several times.

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Ok book

Just an ok book. Readers voice very irritating! It had a good story line though.

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Sweet story

I liked it. Nice sweet story. I liked the female narrator but the short male part sounded like George Bush. It was comical.