AUTHOR: Patricia Bradley
DATE: October 2014
Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn't heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn't mean he can get her--or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago--out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. When Tony dies just days later, Ben is charged with a different task--protecting Leigh and her nine-year-old son, TJ, from the killers. But how can Ben keep an eye on Leigh if she's doing everything in her power to avoid him? And could the secret that Leigh is keeping change Ben's life forever?
Suspense, intrigue, and a touch of romance make A Promise to Protect perfect for readers who like their stories with a hearty dose of mystery.
Sometimes an opening sentence will grab me. This one certainly does: “Tony Jackson shouldn’t be dying in a ritzy hotel room in downtown Memphis on a hot July night.” Wow! No gentle increase in tension here. Patricia Bradley’s A Promise to Protect starts strong and keeps the tension high right through to the satisfying end.
Mysterious assailants, secrets from the past, and an irresistible young boy combine in a story that holds tight and keeps the blood pressure raised. Patricia Bradley is now one of my favorite authors, and A Promise to Protect earns five stars from me. I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for this honest opinion.