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Friday, October 24, 2014

Patricia Bradley: A Promise to Protect

By K. L. Bridgewater

Mystery. Suspense. Those are the genre of books I devour, and I write. When Revell publishing offered me a chance to read and review A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley, I jumped at the chance to read another romantic suspense author that I was unfamiliar with. A Promise to Protect is the second book in the Logan Point series. The first book, Shadows of the Past, features the story of Taylor Martin, a psychology professor and criminal profiler, and Nick Sinclair, an author.  

The second book, A Promise to Protect, features Leigh Somerall and Acting Sheriff Ben Logan. The story begins with a gunshot to Tony Somerall’s head in a hotel room minutes before Ben Logan shows up, supposedly to meet Tony. From that moment on, Bradley keeps the reader on her toes with houses blowing up, cars blowing up, a house ransacked, among a number of high intensity moments written to keep you turning the pages.

What would a story be without a past? Leigh and Ben dated about ten years ago and went their separate ways with no explanation. Leigh and Ben fell into temptation and parted ways not long after. Much to Ben’s dismay, he didn’t know it was his father, Tom Logan, who told Leigh to keep her distance because he believed she wasn’t good enough for his son. So of course, there is a little bit of shakiness around the two as they try to figure out who wants Leigh and her nine-year-old son, TJ, dead.

A Promise to Protect, Logan Point Series #2   -     By: Patricia Bradley
The story is filled with twists and turn at every corner. Bradley creates a compelling story that grips you from the first chapter and holds you breathless to the end. Acting sheriff Ben Logan was a type of hero that you would want to investigate any crime that affected your life. He’s smart, handsome, and quick on his feet. On the other hand, Leigh has too much of an independent streak in her. Now don’t get me wrong. That isn’t a bad thing for her character because she needs to be independent to raise her son, but she fears getting hurt by Logan again, so she doesn’t want him to be around to help her.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who reads or writes suspense books. It kept me on my toes, even though I pretty much guessed who the antagonist is before the end of the book.

I received a free copy of A Promise to Protect from Revell publishing and all my opinions are my own.

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