Title: Forbidden Promises
Author: Katee Robert
Publication: May 30th 2017
Pages: 336

All Sloan O’Malley ever wanted was a simple life—and now she’s finally got it. She’s left everything behind in Boston—her family, her money, even her name—and set herself up in a tiny seaside town in Oregon. What she doesn’t plan for? Her mysterious and painfully attractive neighbor, Jude.

Jude MacNamara has been many things in his life—pampered son of a prestigious family, only surviving heir to a lost legacy, hit man—but now he’s out for revenge on the man responsible for the death of his father and brothers—Colm Sheridan. He’s tracking Colm’s sister when he encounters Sloan living with her in her beach house. He’s a patient hunter and he’s willing to sit back and wait for his prey…he just doesn’t expect for this woman to give rise to emotions he hasn’t felt in years.

He doesn’t want to see Sloan hurt, but in order to protect her, he will have to turn his back on the one thing he’s spent his life pursuing—revenge. Even then, there’s no guarantee either one of them will make it out alive.



I received a copy of this book from Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.

I just want to start off this review by giving a fair warning that I did not know that this book was part of a series and while I believe you can read it standalone, it’ll be like me, where you’ll be slightly confused and be caught up in characters you didn’t know existed.

Furthermore, I want to give a warning that I read this book without the right mindset. I didn’t feel like a crime/thriller/suspense romance novel so it was really hard for me to push through and finish this book.

Now that all my warnings are given, let’s jump into the review. Our main character Sloan O’Malley is a sweet one. Well, at first. She’s been sheltered her entire life so when she runs away for some mysterious reason to stay away from danger we don’t really know too much about, she learns to toughen up.

Jude Macnamara is a cocky son of a bitch who has no time for sweet girls like Sloan but because he can’t keep his dick in his jeans, he becomes overbearing and lure Sloan into his arms. Which isn’t bad but his I-don’t-do-love bullshit attitude was prickling my nerves by the second chapter.

Speaking of the second chapter, they don’t waste time to really get the business started. What you really can expect from this book is sex, complicated plot, action, sex, plot, sex, action, sex, Sloan fearing she’ll lose her job, Jude being a dick, sex, plot, sex. And then the ending was just rushed.

So, would I recommend this book? Pick it up if you read the first three. If you’re like me, you’ll just be a bit confused and angry that you don’t get what’s happening most of the time.


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