Burned Promises - Willow Winters

Burned Promises

By Willow Winters

  • Release Date: 2017-07-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 51 Ratings)


From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes an emotionally gripping, standalone, second chance romance. 

He made me a promise. 
And then he broke it. 
That’s what happens with your first love. 

I didn’t expect for Derek to fall back into my life and for me to fall back into his bed. 
Time changes a lot of things, but it doesn’t change everything. 

It doesn’t change the way he makes my heart skip or the way my lungs stop when he stares deep into my eyes. 
It didn’t change his bad boy ways either and I should be smart enough to tell him no this time around. 

I should be, I know what it’s like to be burned by him. 
But it’s so hard to walk away when his touch begs me to stay and the pain in his eyes cuts me deeper than anything else in this world. 


  • A Great, Sweet, and Sexy Book

    By QueenBeeQT
    Derek was a bad boy who dealt drugs in high school to help support his mom who had cancer. Emma was the good girl who couldn't look past the drugs. But, neither one got over their hidden, yet effortless high school romance. When reintroduced by Emma's sister & her boyfriend, sparks fly. Emma can't say no to Derek, but she certainly doesn't want to either. This was a great, sweet, yet sexy book about a rekindled romance. But, it is also a book that explores setting boundaries in a relationship that challenges your beliefs. Excellent read. I loved Emma, Derek & Kate's characters. I ended up really disliking Tony's character. That to me is a sign of a great book! Very well written with some very emotional scenes and scorching hot sex scenes. The plot was very engaging. No cliffhanger. I highly recommend this book.
  • Love this story

    By Racy Carr
    I read this is the Begging for Bad Boys box set. WOW! What a touching story. I love that this was a secret love from back when these two were kids. Derek and Emma have not gotten over each other. Emma and Derek never dreamed that Derek’s best friend Tony and Emma’s sister Sandra would fix them up. Yeah defiantly fate stepping in. Derek was truly a bad boy. He had started out when a kid selling drugs and now pretty much owns the city. Everything he had done he has done for his mother. He might be a bad boy but the one person that means so much to him is his mother. Emma is a good girl. She is going to college and wants to one day keep kids from going down the wrong path. She can not help but be addicted to Derek though. In this story I love how Emma is Derek’s saving grace. He might be a bad boy but in this story you will see that everyone needs someone to lean on. He is faced with something that will make him want to crumble. Emma will be his rock. I liked Sandra in this story but did not like how she love to turn a blinded eye to things. She did not want to know what Tony was in to. Tony by the end of the book I hated. In this story you will see a love rekindled but you will also see betrayal. You will see a bad boy willing to do what ever he needs to do to keep the girl. Such a great story and glad I got a chance to read the book.
  • Must Read

    By VL1979
    I really enjoyed Derek & Emma story. If you like second chance romance then you will want to read this. Derek & Emma were meant to be together but when Derek starts dealing, Emma leaves. Years pass and they reunite and their love for each is still there, you can feel the emotions of what each character goes through. Another amazing book by Willow.
  • Sweet Romance

    By Bookbytch5
    I first rad this story in the Begging For Babd Boy Box Set, and yes its still a briliant story Willow Couldn’t put it down again, The story about Emma and Derek, They both have some issues of there pasts that they need to work through to see if they can have a HEA or go there separate ways.
  • Burned Promises

    By Bshksuhwb
    I absolutely love all Willow Winters books and this novella was a great, quick read that I finished in one sitting and still felt connected to the characters. Derek and Emma were childhood (secret) sweethearts. He wasn't a good guy and she was a good girl. They are set up in current time, and they realize they never got over each other. I loved getting the hot and steamy sex scenes. There's issues that occur and I cried. You'll want to get this book, I highly recommend it. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy

    By aries_sword
    Derek and Emma were high school sweethearts, but Derek was dangerous with an illegal reputation. Not wanting to be involved in his secretive life she walked away. Now five years later Derek is wealthy and this bad boy has his second chance; he will do anything to make Emma his. A wonderfully written story with praiseworthy characters, an intriguing plot that keeps you hooked, emotional moments that pull your heartstrings, dynamic scene descriptions that wow you, and fiery passionate romance that is genuine. Derek is definitely the alpha male but he does cherish Emma and Emma is definitely his perfect match; loved them together. I relished this passionate story; a most gratifying read. If you treasure bad boy romances this is definitely a fabulous book for your library. Without reservations, I recommend this book.
  • Enjoyed it

    By Mikie99
    A sweet and angsty read. I don't normally like second chance Romance but this one works so well. My heart ached for Derek and I wanted to see him finally get his girl and his peace. Really enjoyed it!