September 10, 2018



Title: The Vow
Series: Manhattan Nights #1
Author: Natalie Wrye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: September 10, 2018




Seven years ago,
I gave my vow to a man.
Except it wasn’t at a wedding…
Because Brett Jackson was the epitome of anti-marriage–a
dirty-talking tattoo artist with a penchant for booze, bimbos and blue-eyed
I was none of
Guess that’s why he walks into my new apartment with my not-so-nice
roommate on his arm…as her new boyfriend.
But this is not seven years ago. I’m over him; I really am.
So why does it bother me so much when he catches me naked in my new
place? Why does his searing stare at my body stay with me?
Why am I wishing for a repeat and wanting to break the most
important vow I’ve ever made?
A vow that will break both me and Brett…and
turn the Manhattan life I’ve built for myself upside down.


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Sandra's Review

The Vow is Natalie’s newest sexy standalone. I have read every word this author has written and have enjoyed them all. Her writing just keeps getting better and better. It’s been amazing following her journey as a writer. Now, it’s time to talk about this vow.
It’s been seven years since Elsie saw the boy who took her innocence and broke her heart. Now they are in the same city. She isn’t the same girl she was before. The one who made a vow to that same boy. She is stronger. More determined. And he certainly isn’t the same boy. He is all man. Broad shouldered. Tattooed. And even more of a dick. She didn’t want to ask for his help but she was stuck in a city she didn’t know anyone else. A city that could eat her alive if she let it. New York City where dreams are made or crushed. She was there to sing. To prove to herself and others that she was good enough.
Brett and Elsie thought their shared past was just that. In the past. It’s been years since they were in the same room but when they are once again, those feelings are still there. Hate. Love. Sexual tension beyond belief. They don’t know if they want to strangle or fuck each other. They both have their reasons for staying away from one another. The big one being Kayla, Brett’s younger sister and Elsie’s best friend. But can they keep their hands off each other while in the same city? Especially when the city seems so small. Can they let go of the past so they can conquer this city, together?
I loved this story!! Something about second chances just gets to me. The mistakes made. The emotional ride. The angst. The heat. The hate. The love. With Brett and Elsie is all of those things.
Overall…This is one of my favorite books by Natalie! The characters are both lovable and stubborn as hell. The writing kicks ass. The story made me laugh out loud, cry, and get all kinds of hot and bothered. The sexual tension makes it even hotter. And the added suspense pulled me in even more.
P.S. I can’t wait for the next book!!
P.P.S There is no cheating.
Even in high school, my best friend’s older brother is a man amongst boys.
The rain reflects my mood, drumming down incessantly like the lyrics of a sad love song.
“It’s my pleasure to end your pain, Miss Carpenter.”

The Vow is Natalie Wrye’s newest gem. I’m a newish fan of Natalie’s but I’m a forever fan now! I’m a sucker for a good second chance romance and The Vow is perfection. Best friend’s brother. Teenage lust. Grown up love. It’s sticky and forbidden, but oh so good! Brett and Elsie had a few amazing nights together a long time ago. Now they are all grown up and in the same city. Elsie isn’t the innocent girl anymore and Brett definitely isn’t the teenage boy he was. He’s sexy, tatted and doing very well for himself. When Elsie finds herself alone and with nowhere to go she only has one choice. Call Brett. She doesn’t want to see him. Doesn’t want those old feelings to come back. He walked away and broke her heart. Brett can’t believe how gorgeous she is. He never forgot her and seeing her again is a kick in the heart. If he touches her again he’s going to fight for her and never let her go. Can they take the chance that they were denied in the past? Will they finally give in to their desire and take the chance together? I loved this story! I love how Natalie weaves in sexiness, angst, suspense, humor, friendship and family. I already need more Brett and Elsie.


Breathless, my body shaking, I pull back just as our kiss
begins to deepen, my lips tender to the touch as I lick them. I look up at the
brown-haired Adonis holding me close, inhaling as deep as I can. I let go of a
shaky breath.
“What are you doing?”

Brett blinks. “What you won’t. What I shouldn’t.” He kisses me chastely,
pulling back. “What we need.” He grins. “I couldn’t hold back any longer.”

“You make us sound like dogs on a leash.”

He snorts on a soft laugh, his stare scanning over my lips. “If anyone’s a dog
here, it’s me. But I can’t deny you, Elsie.” He gaze goes back up to mine. “I
can’t deny this. I know we made a promise. To never cross this line again. But
there’s a reason we’re both here in New York. There’s a reason for right now.
To be honest… I don’t know what the hell it really is.” His aqua eyes glow.
“But I know I want to explore it.” His voice lowers. “Explore you… If you let
me, Elsie. All of this—everything—is up to you.”

But I can’t think, let alone move or talk while our bodies are so close. He
smells like the rain. Clean and crisp. A fresh, lightly smoky scent, the skin
that is pressed against me as is almost as intoxicating as the stare—the one
that intensely searches mine, excavating answers, digging deep enough to find
only fucking desire, I’m sure. I’m so turned on I can’t speak. My voice is
little more than a sigh. I bite my bottom lip, trying to control my tongue.

I fail.

“We can’t throw caution to the wind, Brett. We have Kayla to think about. And
even if we didn’t, we have history, too much past. We’ve practically watched
each other grow up. Stayed in the same houses.” I scoff out loud, a blush
hitting my cheeks that I can feel burn. “For God’s sake, you’ve seen
everything. You’ve seen me at my worst.”

He chuckles, a seductive low sound. “My sexy sweet Elsie. You don’t get it, do
you? In my eyes… you have no worst.”


Coming Soon
Releasing December 3, 2018


Author Bio
Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones
addict and author best known for writing page-turning Contemporary Romance and
Romantic Suspense. 
A Jersey Girl living in the South, when she’s not obsessing
over a new Netflix series or yelling at college basketball games on TV, she’s
usually crafting sexy stories about hard-bodied men and the strong-willed women
who crave them.
She loves it when people get weird with her on Facebook, or
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