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REVIEW – One Broken Promise by Deanndra HallOne Broken Promise by Deanndra Hall
Series: The Citadel Series
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five-stars


Hayden Patterson has a simple rule.
And he’s never broken it. Sleeping with a woman more than once simply isn’t going to happen. He’s always managed to hang onto his resolve, and so far, no woman’s ever blasted her way through. It’s one and done, with no prospect of ever having anything permanent. His childhood gave him that thinking and he has no plans to ever change.
Two women alone, and one of them is in more danger than anyone realizes.
It’s hard being a teenager. Kacey Flournoy knows that all too well. Stuck in a school district full of snobby rich kids, she doesn’t fit in on her single mom’s salary. When she’s cast as a bully, it only gets worse – especially since she’s the one being bullied. And her poor mom, Delaina, doesn’t know what to do. Since Kacey’s dad died while serving in the military, it’s all she can do to put food on the table.
When Hayden draws his first assignment through Citadel Security, he can’t believe it. No way does he want to follow a poor little rich girl around all day to guard her from a bully. It doesn’t take him long, however, to figure out that something’s terribly wrong. And when he tries to right it, he meets the one woman who just might make him break his long-standing promise. That would mean he’d have to let go of the past, but he’s sure he’s not ready and he never will be.
A novella nestled between the first and second books in the first spinoff series from the Love Under Construction series, One Broken Promise takes the hunted to the hunter, the oppressor to the oppressed, and one very scared man to a place that will bring him to his knees. If you’ve ever been bullied, you’ll feel the pain. But you’ll also taste the joy of a promise broken.
WARNING: Strong, graphic sexual situations, a heinous criminal act against both an animal and a person by a seriously sick individual, and a suicide. For readers 18+ only.

I love the Love Under Construction universe and all it’s spin-off stories including this one. I loved the emotional growth of Hayden and the chemistry that he had with Delaina, they were hot together. I also loved how much he cared for and wanted to protect Kacey. Of course the Walters clan is always there with open arms to new people and take care of their own. A great addition to the series.

REVIEW BY CHRISTINE OF DRC PROMOTIONS REVIEW TEAM

five-stars