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One Broken Promise, A Citadel Series Novella

By Deanndra Hall

Originally released as part of the Loving Dangerously Box Set

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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.

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Deanndra did it again! Wrote one awesome book! This isn’t the first time I’ve read her books and it will not be the last. I always know with her books, I can expect fantastic characters with a storyline that keeps my attention until the very end. I love her storylines and the characters come alive right off the pages. This one is so worth more than 5 stars.

Hayden is a good guy! Hayden doesn’t want a serious relationship. He is more the wham bam and walk away kind. But when he gets a job with Citadel Security and gets his first assignment which is protecting Evangeline Matthews. A very rich and spoiled brat! She supposedly is getting bullied pretty bad by another girl named Kacey Flournoy. He goes to talk with Kacey and meets her mom and things just don’t jive with what Evangeline has told him. While working the case Hayden realizes what he really wants and will do anything he has to in order to keep who he needs to keep safe. He has to figure out which one of these girls are lying and he needs to do it quick before he loses his heart to a lady that he can’t be involved with or at least shouldn’t be.

I love Hayden! He is sweet, charming and really down deep wants what everyone else wants which is happiness. Can he do his job and protect the right person without losing his heart or his job in the process? Grab a copy of this book and read it! This is one awesome story!


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About the Author

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer . . .

and it has served me well. I wrote for local publications, wrote marketing and advertising materials, wrote for academic publications, and eventually grew jaded with the writing profession as I often watched others take credit for my hard work. I retreated into the world of 3-D art in the fiber and textile mediums and hid out in a world of colors and textures. But, truth is, there was always a story or two in my head. It wasn’t until Nikki and I met in my imagination that I decided it was time to let those stories out, and I’m glad I did. My readers now get to enjoy the fruits of my imagination and, believe me, it runs wild!

On the personal side, I’ve been happily married to my lover and best friend for over thirty years, and I have two wonderful adult kids who’ve blessed me with two excellent choices of life partners. When I’m not writing, I’m playing with my three crazy little dogs, hiking in a local recreation area, kayaking, working out at the gym, tending my herbs, cooking, or doing some kind of research.

But I’d really rather be writing!

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