Review: Gray’s Promise by Anni Fife

Gray’s Promise by Anni Fife
Series:  A King Security Novel (# 2)
Release Date:  December 8, 2017
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Pages:  408
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Zoey Morgan seems to have it all as a successful surgeon in Boston. However, perfection lies only on the surface. Plagued by nightmares and amnesia from a tragedy that ripped her family from her fourteen years ago, she finds the courage to reach out to the only man who can make her feel safe. She’s buried the memory of their love, but her heart—and her body—responds to the ex-marine in ways that are all too familiar.

Grayson “Gray” Walker’s heart shattered when Zoey chose another man over him. Since then, he’s built an impenetrable wall around his emotions. But from the moment she implodes back into his life, her vulnerability breaches his defenses. His skills as an elite member of the King Security team cannot shield him from the devastation of learning he might have left Zoey high and dry when she needed him most. Now, Gray must navigate the tripwire of helping her heal while protecting himself from being hurt again.

As the embers of their potent love reignite, an old threat awakens, leading to greater danger than ever before.

 

Review: Contemporary Romance, really any kind of romance to be honest, is what I love to read.  Give me a great story with lots of grit, steamy romance, and an entertaining plot, and I’m hooked.  This book didn’t disappoint and I love that I get to discover new, at least to me authors, whose work I haven’t read before.  I don’t think an avid reader has too many authors to stalk, oops I mean follow.

This is book two of A King Security book series.  I didn’t have a hard time following the plot of the story, and I didn’t have a hard time following the secondary characters, so I think any readers who might want to give this book a try will be able to follow along fairly well.

This was an emotionally fueled book; Ms. Fife knows how to bring the angst to a story, in a very good way.

Gray and Zoey are both tortured souls who have endured a lot of “stuff”.  Their pasts deeply affect their futures and created who they were to become.  This happens a lot in real life as well.  Tragedy strikes and it forever leaves a stain on a person’s life, good and bad.  It’s a shame that it has to happen.  I think Ms. Fife handled Gray and Zoey’s personal, emotional trials and tribulations with a lot of sensitivity, care and tact.

I love the nickname that Gray had for Zoey, Butterfly.  It’s such a charming and adorable nickname.  It’s really ironic because I HATE butterflies.  I really do.  I think it all stemmed from a set of sheets from my childhood.  I know, I’m weird, but this has already been established.

Even though they both have been through a lot of traumatizing “stuff”, they found each other again and were able to reconnect with each other.  The love they had for each other was always there, they just needed time to heal, mature, and find their way back to each other and make it work again.