by: Anni Fife
Series: King Security
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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A jealousy that destroys everything in its path…a love that refuses to die.
Zoey Morgan seems to have it all as a successful surgeon in Boston. However, perfection lies only on the surface. Plagued by nightmares and amnesia from a tragedy that ripped her family from her fourteen years ago, she finds the courage to reach out to the only man who can make her feel safe. She’s buried the memory of their love, but her heart—and her body—responds to the ex-marine in ways that are all too familiar.
Grayson “Gray” Walker’s heart shattered when Zoey chose another man over him. Since then, he’s built an impenetrable wall around his emotions. But from the moment she implodes back into his life, her vulnerability breaches his defenses. His skills as an elite member of the King Security team cannot shield him from the devastation of learning he might have left Zoey high and dry when she needed him most. Now, Gray must navigate the tripwire of helping her heal while protecting himself from being hurt again.
As the embers of their potent love reignite, an old threat awakens, leading to greater danger than ever before.
Gray’s Promise is the second book in Anni Fife’s King Security Series. There are several characters from the first book, Luke’s Redemption, but this can easily be read as a stand alone. When I say that this book is nothing like the first one, that would be an understatement. Gray’s Promise was much more brutal both physically and emotionally. It is clearly a romance but there is a lot of mystery and suspense in regards to a murder that happened during the heroine’s, Zoey Morgan, birthday party.
Zoey Morgan and Grayson “Gray” Walker were childhood friends that eventually became lovers. They were sure to marry until everything changed on the night of the birthday party. Zoey ended up in the hospital while her family members had been brutally attacked and murdered. To make things worse, Zoey had an engagement ring on her finger that didn’t belong to Gray. Zoey blocked out the memory of that night and Gray left town to join the military. Fast forward 14 years, Zoey is a pediatric surgeon still haunted by the fragmented memories of her past. Gray is now a security expert with King Security and has made an attempt to move on with his life. After consulting with her psychiatrist, Zoey decides that she needs to finally face the demons from her past head on. In order to do that, she needs her protector who she pushed away, Grayson Walker. Gray is very reluctant to help her but he has never stopped loving her so he agrees to travel back home to Denton, Texas with Zoey and deal with everything.
Gray has his own demons. They come in the form of his mother and brother. Their family is far past dysfunctional. There are family secrets that pre-date Gray’s birth. The drama plays out like a Greek tragedy. I will leave some of the details for you to figure out for yourself. I’ll just say that I couldn’t put Gray’s Promise down. The only thing about this book that I expected was the steamy sex scenes. Everything else was a surprise. The mystery plays out until the end. I enjoyed seeing members of King Security come in to help. It showed how much of a family they are. I look forward to the next book although now I have no idea where it will go.
**Received a copy from the author and reviewed the book voluntarily.**
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Anni Fife is an exciting contemporary romance author who has already made her mark in the popular genre of Steamy Romantic Suspense. Her debut novel, Luke’s Redemption, has been acclaimed by critics and readers and was a Finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Anni says she credits Kristen Ashley as her guiding inspiration, and strives to make her characters equally as heart-wrenching and unforgettable. She is currently working on Eva’s Peace (King Security Book 3).
Last year, Anni closed the door on a successful career in television production to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of a month, she shut her business, packed up her city life, and moved to a small seaside village. When she’s not writing, she can be found on the beach searching for pansy shells, or drinking red wine and gabbing with her gal posse.
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Anni is published by The Wild Rose Press, and is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA).
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