By saving her, he might just save himself…
I’m broken. I have been for seven years. Ever since my wife was murdered while I was deployed overseas. I was protecting our country, but I should have been protecting her. I haven’t looked at another woman since–but then Olive Alexander crossed my path. She stirs up feelings I thought were long dead. So when her house is ransacked after she receives a threatening message, I know I have to step in and keep her safe. I failed my wife, but I won’t fail Olive. Unfortunately, Olive isn’t exactly ready to accept my help…
With her sexy-as-sin pencil skirts and sleek ponytails, Olive clearly doesn’t let anything–or anyone–mess up her perfectly ordered life. But years spent working as a special ops soldier has taught me how to read people… and I know Olive is hiding something. When my covert mission for Night Eagle Security collides with Olive’s past, I’ll have to get her to open up–or risk losing her. And losing Olive is not an option. If she’s in danger, I’ll defend her…even if it costs me my life.
Promise to Defend brings us another story of a sexy man from NES in Diana Gardin’s Rescue Ops series. I am seriously in love with these men and think I need to find some trouble to get into, just so that one of them will rescue me!
This time around we meet Ronin Shaw as he attempts to find closure on his past as it tangles with his present. He’s spent seven years mourning his wife and looking for answers and revenge. Ronin is NOT prepared for the whirlwind that ensues when Olive Alexander comes into his life.
There’s something about Olive that calls out to me whether I want to acknowledge it or not.
Olive has survived over the years by burying her darkness and her problems in order to move on. She is such a strong woman and I envied her strength. Just like Ronin, she isn’t looking for anything serious, she just wants to live her life and leave her past behind her. When trouble comes for her that all changes.
While reading I wasn’t really sure how this was all going to play out…little surprises caught me throughout and kept me on the edge of my seat. There were so many playful moments that were well balanced with the seriousness of it all. The passion between Ronin and Olive was intense and so natural. I loved that their relationship wasn’t forced and that it all seemed to fall together naturally, making them both realize what was going on between them.
Our connection was too strong, he was too much for me to handle while simultaneously being exactly what I needed.
Be sure to grab this one and meet some amazing heroes!
About the Author
Diana Gardin is a wife of one and a mom of two. Writing is her second full time job to that, and she loves it! Diana writes contemporary romance in the Young Adult and New Adult categories. She’s also a former Elementary school teacher. She loves steak, sugar cookies, and Coke and hates working out.
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