Nixon's Promise

Nixon's Promise

by Riley Edwards

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"Riley Edwards has done it again by bringing you the new series Gemini Group, with fantastic compelling characters, supporting characters, and breathtaking storyline. "

Former Navy SEAL Nixon Swagger has come home. After twelve years of service, he's craving the solace his family's land offers and some time to recharge before moving on. He didn't plan on a feisty neighbor turning his head and commanding his attention--a headstrong woman who makes his pulse race and sets his body on fire.

The last thing McKenna Wilson wants is to be distracted by a sexy war hero who's just passing through. Her once picture-perfect life ended with the untimely deaths of her parents. Now the strong willed, self-sufficient woman is learning to parent her two teenage siblings. The struggle is relentless but Nixon Swagger cannot be ignored. He's pushed his way past all her defenses and quickly reminds the trio of the real meaning of family.

As Nix and McKenna collide in a battle of wills and passion, his past comes back to haunt him. An enemy with a decade old grudge will stop at nothing until Nix's life crumbles. When McKenna's life is on the line, can Nix and his team get to her in time? Or will the woman he has fallen in love with become collateral damage?

"All I can say is holy hotness!!!! This book will pull you in and keep you entranced in the world of Nixon and McKenna." Laura D.

"OMG and WOW!! This first book of the Gemini Group series, is awesome. One that will have you NOT doing your "to do list" and instead have you glued to the book." Yvonne C.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161512845
Publisher: Riley Edwards
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: Gemini Group , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 29,314
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Riley Edwards is a best-selling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. Her two eldest children have flown the coop and are now serving in the US military. Riley also has a teenage daughter that is the source of laughter and wit around her house. Her youngest son is a "bad-ass" in training and is very much a mini version of his Alpha father.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley's favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. (Those are also her favorites to read.) She's known for her jaw-dropping plot twists. You know the ones? Those pivotal scenes in a story that when executed so flawlessly it leaves you breathless and begging for more? Yeah, those! She's mastered the art of blending suspense, romance, and smoldering sexy times.

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Nixon's Promise 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
kckat96 19 days ago
Nixon has come home to figure out what to do with his life when he meets McKenna. As they start to get to know each other Nixon has to deal with problems from his past and keep McKenna safe. I can’t wait for the next book. Riley Edwards tells a story that will keep you turning pages until the end and wishing there was more to read.
Deb_from_Oz 24 days ago
First let me say I am totally addicted to this series already and this is only the first book in the series The writing is awesome and I connected with the characters from the word go in fact I was laughing with them in the first chapter I am now desperately waiting for more books in this great new series Nixon Swagger has to figure out what to do with himself now that he is no longer a Seal he has served for twelve years but it is time to leave so he has returned to his small Maryland town to plan his future What he didn't expect was to meet McKenna a stay at home worker caring for her two siblings after they are orphaned. The attraction between them is mutual and they start to form a relationship but danger is looming and Nixon will have to deal with a sheriff and his sons but in the process he will find a new job and start to form a team with some of his ex team mates.
Rainn2978 25 days ago
This is book 1 in the Gemini Group series and introduces us to Nixon Swagger and McKenna Wilson. Nixon has returned home after his time in the Seal's was up to try to figure out where his life will go next. McKenna lives on the neighboring property and is just trying to take care of her siblings after losing their parents. Every day is a struggle in trying to figure out how to move forward. When she and Nixon meet, sparks fly. But neither thinks they are ready for the other let alone everything they could come to mean to each other. I absolutely loved this story. From the very start it sucked me in and kept me reading. Nixon is definitely your typical alpha male, however he has this beautiful heart. And you get to see that almost from the start with his interactions not only with McKenna but with her brother and sister. The fact that he was such an upstanding man from the get go made me love it all the more. McKenna is this truly wonderful woman who even while mourning for her parents herself, she is still trying to pull her siblings through to the other side. The struggles she deals with and knowing that she truly just wants the people she loves to be happy made me love her even more. And the fact that on top of that, she is smart, snarky, and just makes you laugh? Made it even better. This was the perfect way to start this series off and with the great side characters that were introduced as well, I can't wait to read the next one!!
lisareads 25 days ago
What do you say when there are no words to describe the joy felt while reading a book, the loss felt when it is over? The book hanger over that I was left with when finished? The fact that I feel no remorse for being so sleep deprived? There is nothing and everything to say. I love everything about this story. Nixon and McKenna made my heart race. They made me smirk and smile and giggle. They even made me tear up. The suspense was intense and believable. The cast of secondary characters are fun and helped to make the book so enjoyable. I did start out feeling a little irritated when Nixon would refer to McKenna as his woman, but soon changed my mind when I realized what it really meant. I can't wait for the next in this series. The writing is great. The premise, plot, backstory is fresh. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Lanablake 26 days ago
McKenna and Nixon is the couple that you want to be. Nixon was the ultimate boyfriend and he overcame all of McKenna’s insecurities and feelings of inferiority. The story was engaging, interesting, and definitely attention holding. The characters were complex and portrayed vividly. Excellent read! I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kayreader 26 days ago
If Riley Edwards has asked me for ingredients for what I love in a novel...she added all of my favorites in Nixon's Promise. ✔ Small town romance ✔ Alpha male with a huge heart ✔ Suspenseful plotline ✔ Family and friends that add just the right dash of flavor This is one of Riley's best books to date! Filled with heat, suspense, chemistry, an alpha male who isn't over the top, but completely yummy and insta-love-worthy. Nixon's Promise is one to add to your TBR now so you have it ready to read when it releases. Nixon Swagger is a former Navy SEAL. He's home trying to repair and update his family home and farm from years of neglect. His father passed away several years ago and unfortunately his land has sat vacant since. Nixon doesn't mind hard work, but he appreciates the helping hand of his neighbor's brother, Zack, a teen who has also found himself recently without parents. Zack is living with his older sisters not too far from his own farm and Nix really doesn't mind Zach's help especially when it comes to Zack's oldest sister, McKenna. Nix is all too willing to provide male guidance to the teenage boy and helping out McKenna, who has her hands full raising her younger siblings, if it means spending time with her. She is smart, beautiful, and so giving. It isn't long before Nixon finds he wants to spend any spare moment in her presence. McKenna Wilson has her hands full and is all too grateful when her sexy neighbor offers to help. She has been beside herself in raising her much younger brother and sister. Actually, lost doesn't even begin to describe her emotions on taking on this monumental task. So when Nix steps in on numerous occasions to help, give a guiding hand, just be support to lean on, McKenna lets him, especially when she notices how Zack looks up to him as a role model. Now if only she could get her sister on board and life would be great. Aside from the family drama, Nixon is approached from one of his former teammates to help the government stop a terrorist attack, in an off the books way. Nix is highly intrigued, knowing he's been wanting to form his own company once he got his life in order and like they say, there is no time like the present...and so the Gemini Group is formed. I don't want to give more away, because you really should experience the suspenseful plot yourself....sooooo.... Nixon's Promise is the origin story, per say, as to how this group is formed. It's brilliantly put together, along with introducing the other members of the Gemini Group and the small town in which the base of operations will take place. McKenna, Nixon, and her family will play pivotal roles going forward...I have a if you love Riley's books I'd suggest picking up this one, especially because it's sooooooo good!
Madm007 26 days ago
What a delicious start into a new series Laughing the very first page in when Nixon meets McKenna I knew I'd be hooked. The story is phenomenal, touching on real issues, and spinning it into a romance with heat, humor, action and emotion. McKenna is caring for her teenage sister and brother and that brings in a whole new dynamic in dealing with their feelings, plus her own. Nixon steps in and alpha that he is, just takes it all in stride with a bit of toughness, but compassion also. (Sigh) Threats come in all forms and all levels. I loved the way these all were presented, described and "handled". A lot of action for Nixon and his newly formed team. Micky also gets included when they realize how valuable she is, which totally tripped my trigger. Then there's the local "good ol boy" system alive and well, who also got dealt with. I think I honestly held my breath a lot reading this, taking a big, deep breath, happy sigh at the end. I can't wait for the next release in the Gemini Group Series.
ytcruz 26 days ago
OMG and WOW!! This first book of the Gemini Group series, is awesome. One that will have you NOT doing your “to do list” and instead have you glued to the book. The story of McKenna WIlson, and former Navy SEAL Nixon Swagger is at times heartbreaking and touching. One is caring for her teenage siblings after the death of her Dad and his wife, and the other one is back in town trying to decide what to do with the rest of his life. His days of smiling are long gone, until he meets the Wilson’s. You will find yourself totally engaged from the first page to the last . The characters are complex, and in their imperfections , just perfect. It’s a story about family, about finding “your person”, about honor, and friendships. Add to that hunky good guys, bad guys and a possible terrorist attack, and you definitely have a winner. Be forewarn that a tissue or two might be needed . Definitely a book worth your time . Can’t wait for the next book in the series. I was entrusted this copy by Buoni Amici Press. The opinions expressed are solely my own.