Thursday, May 19, 2016

~*♥Release Blitz with Review♥*~ The Officer's Promise (Brothers in Blue #1) by K. Langston

The Officer's Promise (Brothers in Blue #1)
Author: K. Langston
Release Date: May 19, 2016





prom-ise: assure someone that one will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen.

NYPD Officer Ryker Cunningham comes from a family of men committed to upholding every letter of the law. But when he crosses paths with MaryAnn Glover, a troubled woman who not only tempts his heart but also his self-control, his need to protect her overrides everything he’s ever believed in. With a promise to keep her safe at any cost, Ryker shows MaryAnn what it means to live without fear…and love without regret.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a novella, consisting of approximately 38,000 words. The Officer’s Promise is not only Ryker and MaryAnn’s story but an introduction to the Brothers in Blue series as well. The remaining five books of the series will be full-length novels. Each book will feature one of the six Cunningham brothers. I recommend you read them in order as the characters will have appearances in each of the stories.

The Officer’s Promise is written from dual POV, with an HEA and no cheating.

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She didn’t come in the following week.
Or the next.
I found myself constantly worried about her. It was driving me crazy, and I needed to know she was okay. Today was my day off, but I went to the West Side Deli for lunch anyway. I’d been here every single day since, hoping like hell she’d show up.
I’d almost given up for the day, after sitting here for the last four hours, when she finally walked in. Rain pelted the sidewalk outside but she was wearing those damn sunglasses again.
Anger simmered in my blood as I slid from the booth, halting her before she could even place her order.
She kept her chin tucked to her chest, eyes trained on the floor as she tried to sidestep me.
“Whoa, MaryAnn, are you all right?”
Her gaze lifted to mine, and I could see the dark shadow beneath the tinted shades. “I’m fine.”
“Are you? Because you don’t look fine. Come sit with me for a minute. Let’s talk.”
“I can’t, I’m in a hurry.”
“Listen, I just want to be your friend. Remember when we were friends and we could talk and trust each other?”
Her lip trembled. “Please, I just need to get my order and get home. If I’m gone too long he’ll—”
She snapped her mouth closed, realizing her mistake.
“He’ll what?”
“Nothing, never mind.” She shoved me aside and made her way to the counter to place her order. Once she had her cup in hand, I met her over by the fountain.
“Listen, I appreciate your concern, but like I told you before, I’m fine,” she tossed out, refusing to look in my direction.
She continued to shift her face away from me, and I was growing more and more irritated by the second. “I don’t believe you.”
“Excuse me?”
“I said I don’t believe you. I think you’re far from fine. I think you’re in danger and need help.”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“I’m not stupid, MaryAnn. I’m a fucking cop for Christ’s sake.”
She recoiled, and I instantly regretted the anger in my tone. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Then why are you wearing sunglasses when it’s raining outside?”
“My contacts were giving me problems this morning and—”
I reached up, gently pulling them down her nose, revealing her eyes, the right one damn near swollen shut.
“Jesus,” I gritted. She quickly shoved them back in place, spinning away from me. “Who did that to you?”
“No one.”
“God, why are you doing this? Why can’t you mind your own business and leave me the hell alone?”
I stepped in front of her, gently cupping her elbow. “I just want to help you.”
“I don’t need your help.”
“Your husband did that, didn’t he? And the bruise I saw a couple of weeks ago, he did that, too.”
“You have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Then call me a liar.”
Silence hung heavy between us.
“Why stay? Why not leave him?” I asked, desperate to know why someone as strong and beautiful as her would put up with a piece of shit like that.
“Because I’m more afraid to leave than stay.”
“Ticket number 298!”
She jerked from my grasp, snatched her order off the counter, and stormed out without a second glance.

Title: The Officer's Promise
Author: K. Langston
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Brothers in Blue #1)
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Diane
Ever since I knew that K. Langston had a new book coming out that was part of a brand new series about men in uniform, I was anxious to get my hands on it. Well she delivered an amazing 5 star debut that did not disappoint me in the least.

ARC of The Officer's Promise (Brothers in Blue #1) by K. Langston provided in exchange for an honest spoiler free review.

What an excellent way to start a new series with Ryker who's an NYPD. He gets to reconnect with Mary Ann which after a few years he was unable to forget. She is going through a traumatic experience that no woman should ever go through. He wants to help and protect her. With Ryker’s help she will be able to move on and forget the traumatic events that occurred. He loves her something fierce.

I loved the storyline with the seamless plot. I think this couple was a great way to ease us into this new series by getting me addicted. I also love the way the author introduced briefly Ryker’s brothers and sisters that will take part in the subsequent books. The author has built up the anticipation with the prospect of great future novels about men in uniforms. I will be stalking this author for a while.

Without giving too much about this wonderful story, it can have potential for triggers for someone who has been a victim of domestic abuse. I was heartbroken and enraged while reading this book but I was left with a big smile at the end. There are some truly good people out there, even if this book his fiction. This book felt all too real although not by personal experience. Book 1 is a standalone told in a dual POV with an HEA. K. Langston has some great books out there that should also be read. I strongly recommend this book.

About the Author

K. Langston

K. has been married to her very own country boy for nearly 15 years. They live in the deep south with their two crazy kids, and a speckled beagle named Sadie. She worked in property management for ten years before leaving the industry to write full time. When she's not penning her next love story, you can find her nose buried between the pages of a good book.

She released her debut novel, Because You're Mine in September 2013. She has since released three follow up books in the series, Until You're Mine, When You're Mine and Forever You're Mine. Her next release, Sylvie is a contemporary romance set to release Early 2016 as well as the final book of the MINE series You Are Mine set to release late Summer 2016.

She has also co-written and released a book with Author KC Lynn called Unlawful Justice.

K. writes with true passion and heart about what she knows, love, romance and all things southern.

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