by RJ Scott
Single Dads #3
Narrated By: Sean Crisden
Length: 4hrs 42mins
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Single Dads Series
Leo Byrne is a cop, Jason Banks is an ex-con. Even after one stolen kiss, something has to give before Leo can convince Jason that falling in love is even an option.Karen's review:
Adopted at a young age, Leo is part of the sprawling Byrnes family. With his dog Cap, three siblings and a whole mess of nieces and nephews, he is never lonely, and his life is full. Love is the last item on his to-do list, but seeing his best friends Sean and Eric happy and making new families makes him want things he doesn’t think is possible. Kissing Jason at an event to honor his bravery was one thing, but anything other than that is off limits. Until Jason has no one left to turn to, and it’s Leo who helps him at his lowest. Taking Jason and his daughter into his home is one thing, but falling for the ex-con is something else altogether.
Jason made a deal to keep his daughter safe and spent years behind bars as a result. Volunteering as a convict firefighter was as much about helping the community as saving his sanity, but now that he’s out, he doesn’t even have that. He’s lost his future, his self-respect, and has no friends or a place to call home. Worst of all, even after rescuing his daughter he still can’t keep her safe from the man who wants to use her as a bargaining chip for money. Meeting Leo might give Jason a way to keep Daisy safe, but falling for the stubborn cop means the truth has to be revealed, and he could lose everything all over again.
This is my second time around with this story. When the book came out back in November of last year I was happily there with my grabby hands to get a copy and now here we are less than a year later and the audio book is out and once again with Sean Crisden as the narrator, needless to say I was once again there with my grabby hands wanting to revisit this story.
Leo’s not a new to me character since he’s been in this series since the beginning and along with the rest of us he’s watched his roommates Sean and Eric find their happily ever after but ready or not it’s Leo’s turn to find that special someone.
When Leo acted on impulse and kissed Jason and then fled from the men’s room at the awards banquet honoring Jason for saving Eric’s life while battling fires in the California grasslands. He may not have broken Jason’s heart, but his parting words left Jason feeling angry and confused. It’s not until Jason shows up on Leo’s door looking for Eric’s help that both men are forced to confront the feelings they’ve been suppressing.
Things might have been a whole lot easier for these two if all they had to deal with was that one errant kiss but Leo’s past has left him with demons that haunt his dreams even after all these years and Jason’s demons aren’t haunting him…they’re hunting him and if he wants to keep his daughter safe he needs to stay one step ahead of them and maybe…just maybe…like it or not with Leo’s help he can do that.
Just like when I read the stories, I’m a fan of all 3 of the couples that we’ve met so far. Each pairing has been uniquely endearing, and I’ve enjoyed everyone of these stories. I loved getting a closer look at the people who helped Leo to become the honorable man that he is. Just as much as I enjoyed finding out why Jason was in the situation that he was. When we met him back in Eric’s story I felt like there was more to him than we were seeing and here in “Promise” we’re giving all of his story as well.
Sean Crisden is one of those narrators that I enjoy listening to without fail. I have a list of audiobooks that for me are like comfort food no matter how much of a book slump I’m in, I just pick a book or two from my list and before I know it I’m back on track and there are more than a couple of books on that list that he’s narrated. So, I knew without hesitation that I’d enjoy the narration for this book and I was right as always I thoroughly enjoyed the expressiveness of the characters and the emotional depth that the narrator gave to each of them.
Each of the stories in this series has the common thread of single dads but while they have single dads in common that’s where the similarities have ended and each story has given us fresh and unique individuals that have their own story to share with the reader and I’m looking forward to finding out not just who’s next but what their story is.
An audio book of “Promise” was graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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