Quick RAPT Review // Broken Promise by Tara Thomas

Broken Promise Book Cover Broken Promise
Sons of Broad
Tara Thomas
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
St. Martin's Press
June 26, 2018
Paperback, Digital
304 (Digital)

SHE SWORE TO KEEP HER PROMISES. BUT CAN SHE KEEP THEM SAFE…AND PROTECT HER HEART? Charleston Police Officer Alyssa Adams made a promise years ago to protect innocent women from harm. Now, she won’t rest until she can reunite every lost daughter with her family. Bring closure to every grieving husband. And, most of all, find out what happened the night her own sister disappeared, more than ten years ago… As the eldest of the Benedict brothers, Kipling will stop at nothing to protect his family from a threat that aims to destroy them once and for all. But when a long-lost sibling is kidnapped by a powerful adversary, Alyssa is the only one he can turn to to get her back. As Alyssa and Kipling band together to find their lost siblings, a powerful attraction builds between them that they can’t ignore. As the truth comes to light, will one broken promise tear them apart?

It wasn’t my cup of tea, but it still earned a respectable 3 stars.
This is a romantic read with romance front and center. For me, although considered a romantic thriller, I always had to keep in mind that romance was first. I don’t mind a bit of romance, and yes I knew it would be present, but I still like a bit more thrill. I just couldn’t keep myself entertained by the reading to keep a continuous flow. It was a solid read and I did eventually finish it.
This is the third installment of the Sons of Broad series, but can easily be read as a stand alone as it has its own storyline that isn’t completely dependent on previous books within the series. I won’t lie, there were a few parts where a backstory would have been great to have – Gentleman – when something is mentioned that comes from book one or two, but you will still get plenty of enjoyment and can easily follow along without the backstory.
You can read an excerpt here.