Book Review: A Promise to Protect

28 Oct

722814Acting 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?



Pats-FB-4-13-225x300Patricia Bradley is a romantic suspense writer living in the Deep South. Her short-stories have been published in Woman’s World, and her first book Shadows from the Past, set in Memphis and the surrounding are, won several awards … the 2008 Maggie (Inspirational Category) … 1st Place in the 2012 Touched By Love and Daphne du Maurier contests … finaled in the 2012 Genesis … bronzed in the Frasier.

Bradley’s second book, A Promise to Protect is set in the same area but features different characters.

Bradley is also an abstinence/healthy relationship speaker and has spoken to many students … and adults. When not writing or speaking, she throws mud on a wheel and trys to make something beautiful.


My Impressions:

A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley is a romantic suspense novel sure to appeal to all fans of the genre. The second book  in the Logan Point series, it can definitely stand alone. Most of the characters are new, although there are appearances from some characters in book 1, Shadows of The Past (you can read my review HERE.) Filled with twists and turns, this book packs a lot between the covers, including a romance that the reader can cheer for. Great for those looking for a romantic page-turner.

Leigh Sommerall has returned to Logan Point after many years of absence. Now a doctor, Leigh is determined to get her year long service contract done so she can get away from her home town and the secrets surrounding her past. But the death of her brother and the danger to herself and her young son TJ, put her under the protection of her ex-boyfriend Ben Logan. Danger seems to follow them both as they navigate a new start and a second chance at love.

There is a lot going on in A Promise to Protect — arson, murder, kidnapping, and more. The action really never lets up. I figured out early just who was behind all the mayhem in the small town, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the novel. I was eager to see just what would happen next! The characters are likable and struggle with real life issues. Readers are sure to root for Ben and Leigh’s relationship. The themes of truth and forgiveness are explored, and the message of God’s care, mercy and forgiveness is strong. Overall, A Promise to Protect is a good bet for those who like non-stop action with a big helping of romance.


Audience: Adults.

(Thanks to Revell for a review copy of the book. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

To purchase this book, click on the image below. The Kindle version is currently $4.99!

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