Character Spotlight: Patricia Bradley’s Leigh & Ben with a giveaway

A Promise to Protect

 

Meet a single mother & a sheriff in

Patrica Bradley’s

romantic suspense

A Promise to Protect

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The Story

Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn’t heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn’t mean he can get her–or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago–out of his head.

When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. When Tony dies just days later, Ben is charged with a different task–protecting Leigh and her nine-year-old son, TJ, from the killers.

But how can Ben keep an eye on Leigh if she’s doing everything in her power to avoid him? And could the secret that Leigh is keeping change Ben’s life forever?

Introducing Leigh & Ben

Brief physical description:

Leigh Somerall is 5’6” , quite a bit shorter than Ben Logan’s 6’2”, but she isn’t someone he wants to tangle with…at least not in a negative way. She has straight dark chestnut hair, cut at chin length, and has emerald green eyes.Leigh

Like I said Ben Logan is tall and muscular. He works out and wants his deputies to do the same. He has almost black eyes and mother’s Italian coloring along with short, black hair. Think Misha Collins from the Supernatural series.

Resembles… 

As I wrote A Promise to Protect this photo of Keira Knightley just said Leigh Somerall. And when I wrote the first book Shadows of the Past, Misha Collins was Sheriff Ben Logan.

Strengths and weaknesses:

For almost ten years, Leigh has been on her own, raising her son as she put herself through medical school. She’s an independent and very disciplined over-achiever who loves her son. Sometimes she comes across as stubborn, at least Ben thinks so.

Life has taught her not to trust people and this makes her want to control every situation she’s in, much to Ben Logan’s chagrin.

Ben’s  Strengths

Misha CollinsCompassionate, loyal, trustworthy—almost sounds like the Boy Scout he was. And like Leigh, he’s stubborn and likes to be in control. Guess that’s why they butt heads so much. But he’s very much the protector—he wants to protect her and TJ and his town as well.

Quirk (if any)

While Leigh doesn’t have any quirks unless being a perfectionist counts, but Ben has panic attacks when he’s thrown into situations with kids TJ’s age.

Your inspiration for the character:

Ben Logan was the hero of my very first book (that will never see the light of day). Then when I wrote Shadows of the Past, he ended up being a secondary character. He hadn’t changed much from that original book (that will never see the light of day), and I wondered why he never married. When I asked him, it seems some girl broke his heart when he was in college, and Leigh was born. Let me give you the back cover copy:

Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn’t heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn’t mean he can get her—or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago—out of his head. When she calls out of the blue it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. But when Tony dies just days later, Ben is charged with a different task—protecting Leigh and her nine-year-old son, TJ, from the killers. But how can Ben keep an eye on Leigh if she’s doing everything in her power to avoid him? And could the secret that Leigh is keeping change Ben’s life forever?

Background to the story 

In the Book One of the Logan Point series, I introduced Ben Logan as the acting sheriff of Bradford County after his dad had been shot. I knew I wanted to tell Ben’s story, and how he was driven to find his dad’s shooter. Then I met Leigh as I dug into Ben’s past and decided to bring her home to Logan Point, and while I was at it, I might as well put her in the crosshairs of a murderer. I loved writing their story.

Thanks Pat!

Relz Reviewz Extras
Review of Shadows of the Past
Visit Pat’s website and blog
Buy from Amazon: A Promise to Protect: A Novel (Logan Point) (Volume 2) or Koorong

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20 Responses to Character Spotlight: Patricia Bradley’s Leigh & Ben with a giveaway

  1. Thanks Rel! It’s quite an honor being on your blog!

  2. Wonderful interview with Patricia! What’s not to love about romantic suspense?! It’s the best of both worlds. I can’t wait to read “A Promise to Protect”.

  3. I like being teased with just enough mystery & suspense to keep turning the page & then the hero can get the girl/guy :) dkstevensne (at) outlook .com

  4. I like trying to figure out the mystery.

  5. I enjoy having just a hint of romance with a healthy dose of suspense. Plus the men in romantic suspense books are always just so alluring!

  6. I love the suspense of not knowing what will happen next. I also really appreciate being able to trust that the romantic part is clean and God honoring.

  7. Trying to figure out where the story is going, how it will be wrapped up eventually and getting to know the characters.

  8. Who doesn’t love good suspense with an added dash of romance?? This is my favorite genre. It’s riveting to read about characters as they figure out the twists and turns of the mystery while also figuring out their feelings for each other. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  9. Reading suspense takes self control on my part, not to skip ahead and take a peak at what happens. Thanks for the interview!

  10. My favorite part of romantic suspense is the mystery along with a love story. It’s one of my favorite genres :)

  11. I like not being able to figure out what will happen until the end of the story.

  12. I love that I know the books will be clean. And will have a touch in it about GOD. I love the mystery of the suspense and what woman wouldn’t want some Romance in the book? I would love to win your book. Thanks for a chance to do so. Maxie

  13. I am addicted to stories with at least a little romance and then add suspense with a mystery to unravel… perfection!

  14. I love romantic suspense books…I love a good mystery and trying to figure out what happened. And who doesn’t enjoy a good love story :)

  15. I really like romantic suspense novels because I love romance and good romantic suspense adds just the right amount of suspense to make any romance a page turner! Great interview. I am looking forward to reading this book!

  16. Can’t wait to get this and read it. Winning it would be icing on the cake:)

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