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Review: A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley

I occasionally treat suspense novels with some skepticism. Even more so when I was blown away by the how good the first novel was. But I’m impressed with Patricia Bradley. Her second novel was just as intense as the first but had a very different story.

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**I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review**

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.

As any good suspense novel should, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. The stakes were high in so many ways for the characters in this book.

Sheriff Ben Logan is tossed into a whirlwind of a mystery in this story, and Leigh Somerall is struggling to keep ahead of her past with Ben.

Bradley writes with a certain amount of intensity that really takes a hold of the reader’s heart and doesn’t quite let it go until the last page has been read. More than once I feared for the main characters and secondary characters. I was also just as puzzled as to who was behind the mysteries that take place in this novel.

If you enjoy a nail-biter that will definitely have you struggling to put the book down, I would highly recommend Patricia Bradley. She’s an author that has quickly made it to my favorites list and I’ll be watching for more books written by her.

This book is the second in the series, but can be read as a standalone novel. There is a brief reference to the previous book that may contain a bit of a spoiler, but the books really could be read out of order.

I would love to hear from you! Who are some of your favorite suspense authors?

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4 thoughts on “Review: A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley

  1. Did you ever read any of Irene Hannon’s work? I just reviewed Deceived (also part of a series that can stand alone), and it was riveting. Great characters. I’m not much of a “romantic suspense” person, but it was definitely a good read.

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