Sworn To Protect by Diana Gardin

June 9, 2017 Book Review 0 ★★★

Sworn To Protect by Diana Gardinthree-stars
Sworn To Protect by Diana Gardin
Series: Rescue Ops #1
Published by Forever on June 4, 2017
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 368
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To keep her safe, he'll have to uncover all her secrets...

Rayne Alexander. A face I never thought I'd see again, and one I never could forget. Nine years ago, she left town-and me--without a backward glance. But now she's back, with a haunted look in her eyes and a feisty attitude that didn't exist when we were teenagers. Seeing this grown-up--and sexy--Rayne is something I wasn't prepared for... and it's bringing up feelings I'd thought I'd buried years ago.

Although I want to demand answers from Rayne, working on black ops at Night Eagle Security has taught me that it's sometimes better to keep my mouth shut. So when I catch her hiding a photo of a little boy, I'm curious. When I see her jump as her phone rings, I'm concerned. But the second I notice a car following her home, I know she's hiding something. Something dangerous. And while I may not know why she left or why she's back, if there's someone out there Rayne is afraid of, I'll make damn sure that threat is eliminated.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


By SpiceUsually, I’m all about a second chance romantic suspense, especially if there is a surprise child involved. Sworn to Protect did have some super sweet moments in it, but there were also things that drove me up a freaking wall.

When Rayne was 18 years old she left town broken-hearted and in disgrace. Eight years later she finds herself on the run once again and decides to head back home. Jeremy had no idea why Rayne left him and he’d moved on with his life but he’d never gotten over her. When she shows up again with fear in her eyes, he’s determined to help her and to find out all of her secrets.

Rayne was a heroine who was what I would describe as slow on the uptake of some things. Jeremy, although likable, just couldn’t pull off the whole being a hero thing because he was repeatedly falling down on the job. What these two did have going for them was chemistry. Plot and suspense wise, I was less than impressed but the heat factor was through the roof. This saved the book for me and kept me turning the pages instead of giving up.

Speaking of the completely unbelievable plot, I figured out who was pulling the strings as soon as they were introduced, which was a bit of a letdown. From that point on I was just going along for the sexy times ride.

I liked the people of NES and they did figure things out most things fairly quickly on the front end but they seriously sucked at guarding Rayne and her son. When the “confrontation” scene happened, I actually stopped and laughed at the ridiculous way Jeremy got the bad guys to take a GPS locator. There is no way in hell anyone with half a brain would have fallen for that.

Sworn To Protect wasn’t a bad read, especially with the hot chemistry between Rayne and Jeremy. The numerous ridiculous plot holes stopped me from settling and really enjoying this story.

Rating: 3 Chemistry Helps But It’s Not Everything Stars

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