11 October 2017

Review Tour & Giveaway ~ A Love Restrained by Becky Flade

A Love Restrained
by Becky Flade
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Old secrets, new threats...What are they willing to sacrifice?

Philadelphia police officer Kylee Parker is dedicated to protecting and serving. She sees the work in absolutes: right and wrong, black and white, good guys and bad guys. That is, until she chases a drug dealer into a dead-end alley and finds the bad boy she had a painful crush on throughout her teen years has turned into a more dangerous and more attractive man.

Jayson Donovan knows he doesn’t deserve someone as good as Kylee Parker. As the right hand man to a local drug-pushing mobster, he’s solidly on the wrong side of Kylee’s moral compass. But he can’t help reaching for her time and again when he knows he shouldn’t.

Even when his secrets threaten them both.

The book will be on sale for $0.99.


Applause startled her. She jumped back. Jayson Donovan stood on the top step, his shoulder braced against the jam, watching her with eyes shielded by the screened window. She kept him in her peripheral vision as she turned down the volume.

“You scared me.”

He smiled. “I knocked, you didn’t hear.”

“Oh.” She looked at the stereo and smiled. “Guess not.”

“Aren’t you going to invite me in?”

“Said the spider to the fly,” she murmured. She crossed to unlock the screen. He stepped into her home and it seemed smaller than it had just seconds ago. “What’s up?”

“Nothing. Wanted to see you.”

He looked at her, seemed to look through her, and she thought the spider crack all too appropriate. She wasn’t a short woman, but Jayson Donovan towered over her. Usually, it made her feel petite. Today it intimidated. He’s too close, that’s it. That’s what different. She took a step back. He took one forward.

“You remember my little sister Jordan? She was a couple years behind us in school?”

“Mmm hmm.”

He took another slow step toward her. His eyes hadn’t left her face since he’d walked though the door—she knew because she was afraid to take hers off him. Her spine stiffened. I won’t be intimidated in my own home. His next step put him within touching distance.

“Do you remember how we left things last night?”


Kylee Parker crushed on Jayson Donovan in school for years, but when he disappeared in senior she swore she'd never think of him again. So when she stumbled upon him years later, her attraction to him was still there. They attempt a relationship but his job makes things tricky. But when Jayson gets a threat against Kylee, he disappears again.

Years go by and Kylee moves on, but all that changes when Jayson suddenly appears in her doorstep saying things have changed and he's ready to settle down with the woman he's always loved.

Can Kylee get past the hurt and embrace a future with Jayson? Or has too must time passed? And if Kylee does want a future with Jayson, how will Jayson react when he learns the secret Kylee been hiding? Or will a new threat take all their choices away?

A Love Restrained is a heart pounding, sexy,  suspenseful read that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

The chemistry between Jayson and Kylee is electric and undeniable. Their passion leaps of the pages and into the hearts of the readers. Despite people trying to pull them apart, they always find a way to stay strong.

Kylee is a strong, independent woman that will do everything she can for her those she loves. Her heart is true and loyal and that makes her a woman, a heroine, you can stand behind.

Jayson as many layers to him, but deep down he's a good guy. He's childhood wasn't all that wonderful, but one act of kindness from an unexpected source changes his life. Despite it all he will risk everything for those closest to him.

I was captivated by A Love Restrained and couldn't, no wanted to, put it down. I loved the history between Kaylee, Jayson, her family, and his. The dynamic between them all is stunning. I was engrossed by the story line and enraptured by the love affair.

I would recommend this emotional, sensual, beautiful romance story to anyone looking for a book filled with heat, suspense, and a love that will stand the test of time.

About The Author

A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor, three beautiful daughters, my son-in-law and two grandsons. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.

I’d love to have you visit with me at any of my virtual homes or write to me directly at


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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt, review and giveaway.

  3. What book would you like to see a sequel to? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  4. Great review, sounds like my kind of book :)

  5. You're awesome and I sure appreciate all the work you put into bringing us these great giveaways daily. Thank you!

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  7. It's not only Friday but Friday the 13th. Make it a great one and thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Have a sensational Saturday and thanks for the chance at winning.

  9. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday and thank you again for the giveaway/

  10. Not sure how it got to Monday already but make it a good one. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Good Morning! Stopping by to thank all of you awesome bloggers who work so hard to bring us such great giveaways. You are appreciated and I think you.

  12. Hello and back to say thank you once again for the giveaway.