From New York Times bestselling author, Toni Anderson, comes a heart-wrenching, emotional story about love, friendship, and the importance of keeping promises--and Alex Parker discovers he's not as alone as he once was.
In the midst of wedding preparations, a shadowy figure from Alex Parker's past reappears and threatens the joy he's found with Mallory Rooney.
Four years ago, Jane Sanders's rich and powerful ex-husband kidnapped their young daughter and Jane hasn't seen her since. Now she finally has a lead on her location and she knows just the man to help her get her daughter back. Trouble is, he's an assassin. And he terrifies her.
Despite his upcoming nuptials, Alex agrees to help, but it doesn't take long for the routine operation to turn complicated--and deadly. Can the former assassin make it home in time to marry the woman he loves, or will his dark past destroy all hope for their future?
A Cold Dark Promise is a forty-thousand word novella that takes place during the week leading up to the wedding of former CIA assassin Alex Parker to FBI Agent Mallory Rooney, who first meet in the novel, A Cold Dark Place. A Cold Dark Promise can be read as a standalone novella, but readers will get more enjoyment if they read some of the other books in the series first.
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This is a very painful story of a woman who tried to follow the law only to have to law let her down. Years ago she fell in love with a wonderful man at least she thought he was, that is until the day she found out what he was really like. Years later tired of the abuse she got a divorce. The first visitation she had a bad feeling but she did the right thing and let her daughter go spin the weekend with her father. That was the last time she saw her daughter, many years later she is still hunting for her and her ex she has finally found them but needs help from the one person who she is afraid of. Will her fear win out or will she turn to the assassin from her past to bring her baby home. I just love Eric G. Dove as a narrator he pulls you in with a very strong and powerful voice. His character voices are wonderful from his male to his female. He gives wonderful emotions you always know what each character is feeling. There are no background noises, no volume changes or any breaks just a clean clear and power listen. His tones are outstanding you can feel the passion, excitement as he holds you on the edge waiting to see what happens next. His normal voice is just as pleasant as his character ones. This is one of the few narrators that when you see his name you know you are in for a highly entertaining listen that will hold you spellbound through the excitement and thrills. He knows how to bring the story to life getting your attention and keeping it. Ms. Anderson is truly an amazing author that gives you an exciting adventure in each of her books. You never know what to expect you just know it is going to be a wild ride. When Alex’s and his wife decided he needs to take this mission, knowing how it must feel to lose your child and never giving up hope to see her again. It is a race against the clock to see if he can not only complete the mission but make back alive in time for his wedding. This pulls on your heartstring when you see the child as they do their best to get her back to her mother. Things do not go as planned with some hair rising moments that leaves you holding your breath waiting to see the outcome. There was one place where I just put my head in my hands and said OMG can this get any worse. I was so sure he wouldn’t make it out alive. It is wild ride full of action, thrills and excitement that keeps you one the edge with great characters we have come to love. I really enjoyed this audio and can’t wait until the next one.
Of course Alex, being the dramatic character that he is, couldn't just simply get married, lol. Author does an excellent job wrapping the scheduled "wedding" plans around another case for this dude. He is like James Bond to the 3rd power, Mallory is his perfect match because she understands his drive for solving the case, her love for him is on another level because he is just that type of guy. This really gets the adrenaline pumping and the emotions flying with tears of sadness and joy, loaded with shocking twist and turns that keeps the plot exciting and gripping. Great addition to the series and I am definitely looking forward to reading more of this series. I love how the author intermingles the previous characters in this series. Romance, Suspense and Adventure!!!
*This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review* This is the story of FBI Agents Alex Parker and Mal Rooney are finally getting married, but Alex has one last mission to save the daughter of a past acquaintance whose ex-husband stole her away to his home. She has found out that he has been sighted in the French Riviera on a yacht and her daughter is with him and she asks Alex to help her as she knows about his past before the FBI. Mallory is pregnant and trying to get all the wedding organised as they are getting married in 1 week and is not happy that she can’t go with Alex. This was a great story by Toni Anderson and it was good to see how everyone teamed up to help Alex get the daughter and get home in time to get married. Can’t wait to read what Toni Anderson has for us next.