Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Promise to Protect - Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Navy SEAL Matt Waterstone knows about keeping people safe. When his best friend’s sister is attacked, Matt promises no harm will come to Ashley Sawyer–not on his watch. But Matt’s not the only protective one. Ashley will do anything to safeguard the residents of the battered women’s shelter she runs. She’s sure she can handle the threats she gets in return. What she can’t handle is the way Matt scales the walls around her heart. Yet when she falls prey to a crime web more sinister than she’d realized, trusting Matt could be the only way to survive.

My Review:

I don't care for romance books where every other page is about two people yearning for each other.  Romance is fine as long as there's a decent plot, and A Promise to Protect delivers in combining both.  It's about a man named Matt who promises his best friend he'll take care of his sister.  Ashley, the best friend's sister, works for a battered woman's shelter and is threatened by someone who is out to get her.  While Matt is protecting Ashley and getting to the bottom of who is out to get her, he falls in love with her and a relationship ensues.  I hear there's a follow up to this book, which is due out next year.  It's about two characters in the A Promise to Protect book.  I look forward to reading it.

About the Author:

Liz Johnson graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with a degree in public relations and set out to work in Christian publishing. In 2006 she got her wish when she accepted a publicity position at a major trade book publisher. While working in the industry, she decided to pursue her other dream—becoming an author. She is now a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, and A Promise to Protect is her fourth novel with Love Inspired Suspense. Liz makes her home in Nashville, TN, where she enjoys theater, exploring the local music scene, and making frequent trips to Arizona to dote on her two nephews and three nieces. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. Keep up with Liz's adventures in writing at, or follow her on twitter @LizJohnsonBooks or

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like it may be worth a read.

Liz Ann said...

Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I hate to admit it, but I'm a total sucker for a good romantic story. This one definitely sounds like one I would like :)

Judy B. said...

Sounds like a nice escape type book that has a good story. Thanks.

Rosemary Ford said...

I really have to read this book you did such a great review