The Promise He Made Her
(Where Secrets are Safe #9)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance
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?
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About the Author
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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~ Excerpt ~
BLOOM TURNED HER HEAD. If she hadn’t done that he might have saved himself from another case of the guilts. But she did. And he didn’t.
She turned back toward him, her brown eyes filled not only with the compassion and understanding that came with her job, but with…acceptance. She wasn’t appalled by the mess he was.
“I want to kiss you.” WTF? A guy didn’t announce.
“I’ve been thinking about it, too.”
He nodded. Looked at her lips. “You been thinking about it a lot?”
The way she focused completely on him, existed right there in that moment with only him, made him hot. Sexually hot. Uncomfortably hot.
“Yeah.” She wasn’t acting at all shy about it, either.
His penis was letting him know it wasn’t going to lie low for long.
“Yeah, me, too,” he said. But he didn’t touch her.
He couldn’t. For her sake. He’d already broken one promise to her. He couldn’t risk breaking another.
“A kiss isn’t a promise,” he said out loud.
He still didn’t kiss her. Regardless of how strong Bloom was, she was also vulnerable. He was her safety net.
She was afraid. He was her protector.
He wouldn’t stop at a kiss. And Bloom would want more than just sex. It was that more that stopped him.