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Sullivan’s Promise

Sullivan’s PromiseSullivan's Promise by Joan Johnston
Series: Bitter Creek #17
Published by Random House Publishing Group on April 30, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Western Romance
Pages: 416
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three-stars

Two unforgiving lovers reunite for the sake of their child in this fiery contemporary romance from Joan Johnston, the New York Times bestselling author of Surrender.

Facing the unexpected consequences of a life-altering night of passion with a cowboy she met in a Jackson Hole bar, and with her life committed to protecting endangered species, Victoria Grayhawk does what she believes is the right thing. She hunts down the cowboy, seeking his agreement that their baby should be adopted by a loving family.

Montana rancher Ryan Sullivan has no intention of giving away his own flesh and blood, and takes their son to raise himself. When Vick realizes what a horrible mistake she’s made, and wants back into their child’s life, Rye remains inflexible—because once trust is lost there are no second chances—until an attack by one of the grizzlies Vick has spent her life protecting changes everything and Rye learns that sometimes love can heal all wounds.

Sullivan’s Promise, a second chance contemporary romance tells the story of Victoria “Vick” Grayhawk, the youngest of the King’s Brats. Years ago, she made a huge mistake giving up her son Cody. Now, she wants him back. First, she must persuade Ryan Sullivan, who is determined to keep Vick at arm’s length, that leaving their son behind was something she regrets.

In the foregone conclusion to the Bitter Creek series written by Joan Johnston. Just wasn’t what I hoped for. The story dragged, and the chemistry between Ryan and Vick just wasn’t there. I was more interested in the wrapping up of Matt and Jennie storyline than the two main characters. Being a mother myself, I just couldn’t see how Vick could give birth and then hand her child over. Then five years later, after the baby can almost take care of himself, she regrets giving up that child. I just didn’t by it. I think this may be the reason I find this story rates only 3/5 stars.

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About Joan Johnston

One of the most popular romance writers in America today, former attorney and college professor Joan Johnston has over 15 million books in print worldwide and is a top five New York Times bestselling author. In addition, Joan’s books such as Sinful, Montana Bride, Sisters Found, The Cowboy, The Texan, The Loner, The Next Mrs. Blackthorne, and No Longer a Stranger, have also appeared in the top ten USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists.

Joan has an eclectic background. Now the bestselling, award-winning author of 57 novels and novellas, she was formerly an attorney with Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia, and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Miami, Florida. She also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, as a director of theatre in Southwest Texas, and as a college professor at the University of Miami, Florida. Joan has a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University, an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois, and received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Joan’s passion for travel includes trips to England and Scotland to conduct research for her Captive Hearts series (Captive, After the Kiss, The Bodyguard, and The Bridegroom). She has also visited Tahiti, Australia and Bali for a South Seas, WWII novel she plans to write. For her beloved Bitter Creek series, Joan toured the legendary King Ranch in South Texas and took a course on tracking (humans and animals) from a Deputy Marshal deep in the Big Bend country of West Texas. She has also traveled to Australia to tour the big cattle stations and study life Down Under.

Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, Colorado Romance Writers, a charter member of Florida Romance Writers, and a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Colorado and has two children.

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