Arms of Promise by Crystal Walton

I received this in exchange for my honest review.

From the back of the book:

A dancer who won’t back down. A soldier indebted to a promise. The only thing more dangerous than the threat pitting them together is the secret keeping them apart. 

Contemporary dancer Anna Madison is determined to honor her mom’s memory. With the life she’s built in downtown Chicago hinging on an upcoming audition, now’s the worst time for her childhood best friend—and the only man she’s ever loved—to reenter her world. Her dad’s current DA case instigates enough danger without adding on the risk of losing her heart. Again. 

Army Ranger Evan O’Riley has always known his place in Anna’s life. Letting his feelings compromise her safety simply isn't an option. Especially when his promise to protect her drives him off the sidelines and into the one place even his special ops training can't save him from. Anna's arms. 

Keeping her from uncovering the real reason Evan returns is one thing. Trying to hide the reason he left to begin with could destroy them both. But when the past they’ve both tried to outrun launches them down a heart-pounding road of threats, secrets, and attraction, resisting love may turn into the greatest risk they face. 

If you like emotional romances mixed with humor, depth, and characters who come alive on the page, then you'll love Crystal Walton's moving story of love and forgiveness. 

My thoughts on the book:

Army Ranger Evan got my attention right off the back because I love stories about soldiers and how they interact with loved ones and how they try to fit back into civilian life once they get back. This story really does touch the heart, keep you on the edge of your seat and warms you from the inside out. I am never good at figuring out who done it. 

Anna Madison really is determined to resist love but love of course wins in the end. Anna really does seem like such a superior girl who is able to keep her emotions in check for the most part except when it comes to Evan. I adore their relationship, the back and forth with each other as they go on such a heart-stopping adventure. I give this book a five star rating. 

I would have to say that Crystal Walton has a way with words and is able to tell such a story that keeps the reader wondering where she is going with the story line, how much more she will develop the characters. 


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