A bully with a vendetta. A teenage girl targeted. And a security agent who’s anything but secure.
Growing up, Hayden Patterson saw the very worst of marriage between his parents, so he adopts a simple rule early one: Never sleep with a woman more than once. He’s managed to keep that promise to himself over the years, but when he wanders into the middle of a mystery that threatens Kacey, Hayden can’t help but have compassion for the grieving teenage girl. He has compassion for her mom, Delaina, too—well, compassion with the first three letters removed. But the last thing he wants to do to the military widow is hurt her and her daughter by breaking his promise to himself. Problem is, things are getting scarier by the day, and without his protection, something horrible could happen, something a lot more horrible than Hayden falling in love.
Fast-paced and smoking hot, One Broken Promise brings to an erotic romance a topic in the media—bullying. Woven through the tale of Hayden’s work to get to the bottom of a maniac’s threats is a passionate story of loss, love, and acceptance of the things that break us and make us better people.
Revisit the world of the Love Under Construction series in this second book from its first spinoff series, the Citadel series. Grab a copy of One Broken Promise and jump in today!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 star I was pulled right into this super short story. The story has laughs, secrets, pain, sadness, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first The Groundbreaking (Love Under Construction Introductory Volume) Laying a Foundation (Love Under Construction, #1) Tearing Down Walls (Love Under Construction, #2) Renovating a Heart (Love Under Construction, #3) Planning An Addition (Love Under Construction, #4) One Simple Mistake (Citadel, #1) One Poor Choice (Citadel #2) This is Delaina and Hayden’s story. Hayden is not looking forward to his new assignment. Who wants to babysit a teenager who is getting bullied? The more time he investigates the more he sees that things are not what they seem. When he realizes what is really going on he decides to help the person who is getting bullied. Can he save her from those who are after her while trying to keep his hands off her mother? Delaina wants to take care of her daughter but she knows she is struggling. Can she get Hayden to see her daughter is not the one at fault? What happens when they figure out the real bully? Will she have to say goodbye to Hayden? Or will they be able to form a forever? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
Favorite Quotes: “None of them meant anything. He kept waiting for a woman to pluck at his heartstrings, but none ever had. At one point he’d wondered if he was gay…” “And he wondered what the hell had gotten into his head. A brain weevil, obviously. Otherwise, he wouldn’t care.” My Review: An initially callous, aloof, and self-involved man - one who strictly limits his encounters to the one and done variety - finds himself with an ache in his chest when he notices a timid young girl being bullied… oddly her troubles seems be stemming from his own client. The young victim soon worms her way into his cold heart, which leads the way for her feisty mother to follow suit. A quick and surprising heart squeezing read with a character I did not expect to like as much as I did. Funny how Ms. Hall repeatedly achieves this coup – but then again - she’s sneaky like that.