A King Security Novel, Book 2
by Anni Fife
Genre: Steamy Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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.
A jealousy that destroys everything in its path…a love that refuses to die.
Gray’s nostrils flared. “You got an itch, Zoey?”
Awareness flushed through me. “And if I did?” His smoky-blue eyes dropped to my mouth. Like he flicked a switch I licked my lips.
“Christ!” His whispered curse made my stomach tighten into a hard ball, but I met his scowl and blinked innocently. He shook his head, his gaze mocking. “I’m not the person to tap, sweet-thing, if all you want to do is scratch.”
I felt my face flush. “I’m not a kitty cat, buddy!”
His brows shot up. “Did you just call me buddy?”
I clamped my lips together. Disbelief was frozen on his face. I returned his stare bug-eyed. My body started to shake. I swallowed but as hard as I tried, the laughter gathered.
“Zoey!” he growled.
Uncontrolled giggles burst from me. “S-sorry.” I held up a hand. “So sorry.” I spluttered again and bent over double, giggles turning into snorting laughter.
“Fuck. Now I know what Luke means by Katya being a pain in his ass.”
I hugged my aching stomach and squinted at him. “Jeez, tough guy, what’s with you and asses?”
He glared at me. “You need yours spanked.”
“Is that a promise?” I was aiming for blasé but my wheezing snort ruined the effect.
Gray stood and grabbed my hand, tugging me to my feet. “Let’s get out of here. This isn’t the place for this conversation.”
“What?” I giggled. “A spanking conversation.” The idea of Gray reddening my butt made me clench it. Yikes!
“No, sweet-thing.” He swung his arm around my shoulders and whispered in my ear. “A conversation about your itch. That conversation.”
“Oh!” My breath quickened. And my laughing fit instantly died.
It was hot in here.
Editorial Reviews for Gray’s Promise
“In a nutshell, the best book I’ve ever read. Hands down.” – ✯✯✯✯✯, NN LIGHT POTL Blog
“Tense, dark, and like a kaleidoscope of evil machinations, this romantic suspense will keep readers on the edge of their seats!” – ✯✯✯✯✯, Tomb Tender Book Blog
“One of my favorites for 2017 and a must read!” – ✯✯✯✯✯, Behind Closed Doors Book Reviews
“I was sucked in from the very first words…what I loved about this book–the unexpected expectations.” – ✯✯✯✯✯, Bookgasms Book Blog
“This author definitely sinks you in deep on this story and I will be reading more of this author.” – ✯✯✯✯✯, TDC Book Reviews
“This suspenseful romance is utterly spellbinding and well worth the year wait!” – ✯✯✯✯✯, Behind Closed Doors Book Reviews
Red-hot sex. Searing betrayal. A passionate and elusive love…
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Undercover DEA agent Luke Hunter thought his newest assignment–recover a stolen flash drive to gain the trust of the Russian mob–was like any other. But his target brings him to his knees, and after one taste of her intoxicating beauty, he’s in too deep. Doing his job means walking away, leaving his heart behind with nothing but a promise to reunite. It’s a promise he can’t keep.
When Katya’s past reaches out and her world unravels, her only hope is the one man she is most vulnerable to–Luke.
Anni Fife is an exciting new contemporary romance author who has already made an indelible mark in the popular genre of steamy romantic suspense. Her debut novel, Luke’s Redemption, has been acclaimed by critics and readers and was a Finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Anni says she credits Kristen Ashley as her guiding inspiration, and strives to make her characters equally as heart-wrenching and unforgettable. She is currently working on Eva’s Peace (King Security Book 3).
Last year, Anni closed the door on a successful career in television production to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of a month, she shut her business, packed up her city life, and moved to a small seaside village. When she’s not writing, she can be found on the beach searching for pansy shells, or drinking red wine and gabbing with her gal posse.
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