Although you don’t have to read the previous stories in this series to know what is going on it will definitely help with the development of the characters and references.
Paxton’s Promise starts out with Gabriella going to stay with Paxton for one month because of his help with Ryley and Ashleigh in Ryley’s Revenge. Almost immediately, they make a bet with Gabby winning cutting short her month long stay down to two weeks.
Gabby fought staying with Pax even if her body did want him. When Gabby won’t give in to Paxton, he decided he was not going to chase her around; he wanted her to make the first move. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that Pax isn’t who she thought he was and afraid that she had blown her chance with him.
A few days after Gabriella left her apartment to stay with Paxton ominous black roses started to show up on her doorstep with cryptic notes. They soon realize that Gabby has a psychopath stalking her and they enlist her new neighbor Cliff, and Mason, who’s a fighter and undercover detective. I have to say I figured out who her stalker was pretty early on but it didn’t deter me from wanting to keep reading.
This was my first book of L.P. Dover’s and it will definitely not be the last. I fell in love with her writing style. There was plenty of drama, suspense, romance, and last but not least steamy sex scenes without all the angst. I don’t know if this is typical for her writing but I’m hoping it is. There was one point in the book where I thought this book was going to head down the road that all books do when Paxton finds out what Gabby had been up to. However, to my surprise he didn’t. This book didn’t fall into all the pitfalls that you typically find in books and it made me love it even more. I will now go back and read all the previous books in this series and I am anxiously waiting for the next book for Camden’s Redemption.
I can’t recommend this book enough and if you’re skeptical about reading a MMA fighter book don’t worry. There’s not a whole lot of fighting or described to be gory but it definitely adds to the book. You won’t want to put this book down.