I love Tara Taylor Quinn’s Where Secrets Are Safe Series. It engages with social issues in a way that I think is unique to category romance – by allowing its readership to truly go to dark places, in the knowledge that they’ll be rescued by the end.
It’s powerful writing, and important too.
So what of The Promise He Made Her?
The blurb reads as follows:
A man of his word
Dr. Bloom Freelander thought it was safe to breathe again when Detective Sam Larson put her abusive ex away for good. She’s been moving on, running a private practice and providing psychiatry services to The Lemonade Stand women’s shelter. But now that her ex is a free man, she’s in danger once again.
Forced into protective custody, Bloom can’t help but fall for her protector. But she has every reason to doubt the handsome detective’s word. Sam broke his promise to her once. Who says he won’t break it again—along with her heart this time?
I loved this book. Both the hero and the heroine are well-developed characters who seem so much more than a character in a book.
Bloom, our heroine, is pretty unique as romance heroines go. She’s highly intelligent – a psychology expert – but she’s also a survivor of domestic abuse. She’s been using her experiences to promote understanding about domestic violence, and she’s even been working with a domestic violence shelter. Everything seems to be slotting slowly back into place.
But when the unthinkable happens, and her ex gets out of prison on a technicality, everything starts falling apart once more.
And there with her is our hero, Sam, the man who put her husband behind bars and promised her that he’d never hurt her again. Sam’s fairly devastated by the turn of events; he can’t believe that he unwittingly broke his promise to this woman, so he gets back on the case, and takes her into protective custody.
It’s the little details in this book that make it great, like the fact that when the precinct can’t afford to put Bloom up, Sam takes her to the safest place he knows – his own home. And the fact that we see these two fragile people working together, building a life together, without even realising that they’re doing it.
It’s a story full of heart – and one very adorable dog – that’s guaranteed to make you smile…and think.
Don’t take my word for it though; go read The Promise He Made Her, available now:
Tara’s also got some fantastic offers and competitions going on at the moment:
The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.
Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.
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