Promise (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Promise (Single Dads Book 3)
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: November 22nd, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Leo Byrne is a cop, Jason Banks is an ex-con. Even after one stolen kiss, something has to give before Leo can convince Jason that falling in love is even an option.

Adopted at a young age, Leo is part of the sprawling Byrnes family. With his dog Cap, three siblings and a whole mess of nieces and nephews, he is never lonely, and his life is full. Love is the last item on his to-do list, but seeing his best friends Sean and Eric happy and making new families makes him want things he doesn’t think is possible. Kissing Jason at an event to honor his bravery was one thing, but anything other than that is off limits. Until Jason has no one left to turn to, and it’s Leo who helps him at his lowest. Taking Jason and his daughter into his home is one thing, but falling for the ex-con is something else altogether.

Jason made a deal to keep his daughter safe and spent years behind bars as a result. Volunteering as a convict firefighter was as much about helping the community as saving his sanity, but now that he’s out, he doesn’t even have that. He’s lost his future, his self-respect, and has no friends or a place to call home. Worst of all, even after rescuing his daughter he still can’t keep her safe from the man who wants to use her as a bargaining chip for money. Meeting Leo might give Jason a way to keep Daisy safe, but falling for the stubborn cop means the truth has to be revealed, and he could lose everything all over again.

RJ Scott has this way of writing exactly what I need. I was hoping after meeting Jason in Book 2 that he’d be in this one and I’m sooooo happy to have read his story.

Jason has a past. One that includes prison. So, when he shows up at Leo’s house with bloody clothing, looking dirty and pale, with a 4 year old girl on his hip, Leo isn’t quite sure what to make of him.

Like all of the hero’s (Leo, Sean and Eric) in this series, the love interests all have stories and lives and children of their own that contribute so much to the story line. I loved 4 year old Daisy. She was adorable and her and Cap were perfect together.

RJ Scott has written so many different tropes and each time she just nails it. This is one of my favorite series and I dived right into this book and loved it all.

Single Dads series

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday