Gray’s Promise – Review

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Gray’s Promise
King Security # 2
by Anni Fife
Release date: December 8th, 2017
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

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Zoey Morgan seems to have it all as a successful surgeon in Boston. However, perfection lies only on the surface. Plagued by nightmares and amnesia from a tragedy that ripped her family from her fourteen years ago, she finds the courage to reach out to the only man who can make her feel safe. She’s buried the memory of their love, but her heart—and her body—responds to the ex-marine in ways that are all too familiar.

Grayson “Gray” Walker’s heart shattered when Zoey chose another man over him. Since then, he’s built an impenetrable wall around his emotions. But from the moment she implodes back into his life, her vulnerability breaches his defenses. His skills as an elite member of the King Security team cannot shield him from the devastation of learning he might have left Zoey high and dry when she needed him most. Now, Gray must navigate the tripwire of helping her heal while protecting himself from being hurt again.

As the embers of their potent love reignite, an old threat awakens, leading to greater danger than ever before.

Amount of sex 2 / 5
How explicit 2 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5


Gray’s Promise is the second book in the King Security series by author Anni Fife.  This suspenseful romance is utterly spellbinding and well worth the year wait!  I do suggest you read Luke’s Redemption, the first book in the series, before beginning this one.

Now, it is possible for you to read this book as a standalone, but know that there is an incident that occurs in the first book.  Zoey has blocked out that horrible night, and she does not remember what happened.  The benefit to reading Luke’s Redemption is that you will have some background to what occurred.   Now, if you choose to read Gray’s Promise as a standalone, you will be more in the dark, like Zoey.  You will discover things as she does.  If you would like to know the background story, then you should begin with Luke’s Redemption.

With that said, I must tell you that this story is outstanding!  The characters are well developed and engaging.  I could feel their emotions and understood how Zoey and Gray went their separate ways.  I felt like I was experiencing everything with the characters.

One of my favorites for 2017 and a must read!

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A jealousy that destroys everything in its path…a love that refuses to die.

Gray’s hands balled into fists. He wanted to punch the walls. “Take me to her. Now!”

“You need to control yourself, Mr. Walker.”

Rage joined the sick fear churning inside him and he glared at the doctor. She didn’t flinch. Her face held no judgment, but her steady gaze also gave no quarter. Gray found it anchored him, offering him no alternative but to deal with the reality slamming into him. The rigidity in his body eased. Doctor Wells nodded slightly, and in a cool, precise voice, continued. “Given Miss Morgan’s concussion and the yet unidentified drug in her system, we would prefer not to administer any more sedatives.”


The doors opened and they stepped out. She led them down another corridor and stopped outside a numbered ward. “Mr. Walker—”

“It’s Gray.”

“Okay, Gray.” She clasped her hands in front of her. “Zoey is extremely agitated. To calm her, you need to find the calmness within yourself.” Her probing stare insisted on a response.

He nodded sharply.

“She’s on the edge of hysteria and in danger of hurting herself. If you cannot calm her, we will be forced to sedate her for her own safety.”


Gray’s heart hammered wildly. He closed his eyes, and for the first time since he’d raced into the ED, let her image surface.

His beautiful red butterfly. Mercurial and brilliant. Her dark-copper hair alight with so many fiery streaks, he was constantly amazed it didn’t singe his skin. The curly length was unexpectedly soft, so goddamn sexy when it slipped like satin through his fingers. But as much as he loved her hair, it was her eyes that endlessly beguiled him. Tapered like a cat, they were vivid-green with a golden ring around her pupil. A fascinating combination of sex-kitten and innocent, and such an integral part of her expressive nature. There were times he thought they were too large for her heart-shaped face, but then she’d laugh and they’d turn that intense jewel-like green. Wicked. Infectious. Or she’d whimper with desire, and the golden ring would leak into the green. Hot and slumberous. Untamed.


He opened his eyes, forcing Zoey’s image back into darkness. “Take me to her.” He met the doctor’s unblinking scrutiny. “Please.”


Luke’s Redemption
King Security # 1
by Anni Fife
Release date: Nov. 18th, 2016
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Chased by her criminal kingpin father, Katya Dalca runs to New Orleans and straight into the arms of Luke Hunter. Sucked into the carnal world of the French Quarter, she succumbs to Luke’s potent sexuality. He not only steals her breath, he steals her heart and the only leverage she has against her father. She is left with no choice except to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life alone.

Undercover DEA agent Luke Hunter thought his newest assignment—recover a stolen flash drive to gain the trust of the Russian mob—was like any other. But his target brings him to his knees, and after one taste of her intoxicating beauty, he’s in too deep. Doing his job means walking away, leaving his heart behind with nothing but a promise to reunite. It’s a promise he can’t keep.

When Katya’s past reaches out and her world unravels, her only hope is the one man she is most vulnerable to—Luke.

Amount of sex 3.5 / 5
How explicit 3.5 / 5
Amount of BDSM/Fetish 0 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

Luke’s Redemption is the first book in the King Security series by debut author Anni Fife.  This is an enchanting novel filled with drama, suspense, angst, passion, and non-stop action!  The main and secondary characters are all well-developed and I feel emotionally connected towards them all.  Katya is a strong woman who is running from her past while falling for a man, Luke, she hardly knows.  Unfortunately, he betrays her… so she decides to disappear.  Until, the bad guys find her and Luke is determined to win her back!

There were many surprises along the way that kept me guessing and I became completely engrossed. This is an excellent first novel and I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves a great suspenseful romance.

I can’t wait for the second book, Gray’s Promise!

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Last year, Anni Fife closed the door on a successful career in television, to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of one month, she closed her business, packed up her city life and moved to a small seaside village. ‘My writing has always been constrained by client briefs,’ Anni says. ‘Now, I finally have the opportunity to write to the beat of my own heart.’ LUKE’s Redemption is Anni’s debut novel and she hopes you enjoy reading it as much as she loved writing it. Anni loves to spend hours walking on the beach searching for pansy shells, more hours drinking red wine with her gal posse, and the most hours writing steamy romance novels filled with hot alpha men and the sassy intelligent women they can’t live without. She is currently working on her second novel, GRAY’s Promise.

Anni is published by The Wild Rose Press, and is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA).





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2 thoughts on “Gray’s Promise – Review”

  1. Hi Rachel. Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so excited about this book, so reading how much you loved it, means a ton to me. Wishing you and your readers an awesome New Year. Anni xx

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