In Emma Prescott’s world, the past is best kept locked away and out of view from her children. Unfortunately, it can only be closed off for so long before it suddenly creeps up to bite her in the most sensitive of areas.
Soon, Emma encounters a forgotten face from her past and is asked to fulfill a vow that she had made over a dear friend’s death bed, a vow that will undoubtedly change everything for her and her family’s future.
Eventually, she is forced back into the dangerous, neon-lit glow of casinos and the shadowy characters that frequent them. But when her own family is threatened…Emma discovers a mighty bite of her own.
Under the sun-drenched Texas sky, James Talbot, an FBI agent with a tarnished past, is searching for redemption in what he presumes to be a standard surveillance operation—but nothing could be further from the truth.
When Emma’s life is threatened by an overly vindictive individual from her past, Talbot is forced to convince her—the one person capable of salvaging his own life—to let him help.
With time running out, Emma must decide who she can trust and do whatever is necessary to save herself and her family from the bondage of her past and…her Burdened Promises.
“Author LeaAnn Tate catapults her readers into a neon-lit shark tank, where anything can—and usually does—happen,”
LeaAnn Tate is a licensed nursed and recently-divorced mother of two, from which she draws much of the inspiration for her novel. In addition to nursing and writing, she is enjoying raising her two children in the small, rural Texas town where she also grew up.