Broken Promise by Tara Thomas
I loved the first entry in the Sons of Broad series. I wasn't as taken with Broken Promises. It was okay, but it was nothing I rushed to read in one sitting.
Officer Alyssa Adams has never forgotten her sister's murder. Maybe that's why the disappearance of Kipling Benedict's long-lost sister has her riled. She leaves the force in an agreement to help the Benedict brothers find their sister and end the madness the Gentleman has created.
Kipling may have been arrested by Alyssa, but he's not going to blame her for doing her job. In fact, he finds her quite appealing. He cannot let his attraction get in the way of finding his sister, however. Jade's safety is most important to Kipling and his brothers. He's ready to end the Gentleman once and for all.
The Gentleman is a creepy, sadistic man who has been putting the brothers through hell for multiple books. I was glad to see this is the final entry. I didn't find it as gripping as Darkest Night.
As the story progresses, you learn that Jade and Alyssa have an unknown tie. I liked that aspect. It made me tear up a bit. But, I never found Alyssa and Kipling to be that interesting a couple. Their entire relationship seemed rushed and there simply to be there. I didn't buy into a smoldering attraction.
In the end, I'm glad I read the first book in this series. I'm glad I've learned the conclusions to the secrets. I just wish I'd like the romance in this book more than I did.