Broken Promise, Tara Thomas

promises

In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top.

But a merciless enemy is out to destroy them… and everyone they hold close…

She swore to keep her promises.

But can she keep them safe… and protect her heart?

Charleston Police Officer Alyssa Adams made a promise years ago to protect innocent women from harm. Now, she won’t rest until she can reunite every lost daughter with her family. Bring closure to every grieving husband. And, most of all, find out what happened the night her own sister disappeared, more than ten years ago…

As the eldest of the Benedict brothers, Kipling will stop at nothing to protect his family from a threat that aims to destroy them once and for all. But when a long-lost sibling is kidnapped by a powerful adversary, Alyssa is the only one he can turn to to get her back.

As Alyssa and Kipling band together to find their lost siblings, a powerful attraction builds between them that they can’t ignore. As the truth comes to light, will one broken promise tear them apart?


Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Title: Broken Promise
Series: Sons of Broad #3
Author: Tara Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Source: NetGalley
Pages: 288
Date: 6.26.18
Rating: 4.5/5

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Dear Reader,

I really enjoyed the first book with Tilly and Keaton’s story, and Kipling was the hot older brother with a roguish attitude who knew just where to push Alyssa’s buttons. Seeing them have their little hot interactions made me excited for their story in the series, and now that I’ve read it, I can say I’m pretty content.

It starts off with Knox and Bea’s wedding, and both the MCs are contemplating their single status and why exactly it is that they remain this way. Keaton will always have my heart for being my first Benedict, but there’s just something primal about Kipling. He’s got like this intimidating aura that comes with being the first born, and okay, his past pretty much explains why he is the way he is, but I really find his flirtatious ways endearing. Alyssa was as serious as he was fun, but when they’re together, it was like they encouraged something within them to grow. They learned to be more relaxed, to indulge in their desires. And picture all of this going on while trying to deal with a kidnapping. Can you imagine the stress?

The Gentleman was always a weird, bitter villain but this installment really showed you why he became such a vindictive soul. It was almost sad, because I felt like his life could’ve been so much better if someone had smothered him before he went crazy was doomed from the moment he first laid eyes on the Franklin Benedict. Tragic characters are always interesting to me, and it made this book more exciting.

It’s a multiple POV with Alyssa and Kipling both simultaneously fighting a dangerous clock and solving a mystery, and I appreciated the extra set of eyes because it widened the lenses for you to truly take in the tangle of lies and deceit. It was crazy, everything that was revealed, and it kept me reading until the end. If you enjoy easy readings with intense action and suspense, try this series out.

Happy Reading,

A Little Darling

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