Monday, June 5, 2017

Blog Tour ~ #Double Review ~ Sworn To Protect by Diana Gardin

Title: Sworn To Protect 
Author: Diana Gardin 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 

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.


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Rayne and Jeremy were high school sweethearts. Torn apart by family and a secret she held, they haven't seen each other for nine long years. After trying to move on and finding herself in trouble, she flees from her boss to the only place she's ever felt safe...home.
When Jeremy goes into work at Night Eagle Security, his eyes find the new assistant. She just happens to be the girl who ran nine years ago, a woman he's never gotten over. He's determined to find answers. He'll discover what she's hiding, and who's after her.
This was a second chance romance with a bit of suspense thrown in. I loved both Rayne and Jeremy. Once Jeremy got over the shock of what had happened and what Rayne was hiding, he was amazing about things. He was loving and protective and I enjoyed following them as they were able to develop their relationship again. Jeremy learns that nothing was as it seemed all those years ago.
Sworn To Protect is written mostly in dual POV. These were characters that I wanted to get to know. The story pulled me in and had me turning pages just waiting to see what was on the next one. This was the first book I've read by this author but it definitely will not be the last. I love a book that has you going through emotion after emotion, and a protective alpha male! Passion, chemistry and suspense are absolutes for this one and I enjoyed every page. 


A second chance love story full of suspense and surprises. Rayne and Jeremy were high school sweethearts. Their relationship ended abruptly and both have suffered from the loss of one another for the past eight years. Coming face to face after all that time was shocking. Rayne was forced to return home after escaping from Phoenix. Her and her son are in danger and she doesn't know what to do. Jeremy, now retired from the military and working for a security firm, knows exactly how to protect her and Decker. The question is, is there too much history, too much pain, to be able to open up to one another or will they be able to move on from the heartache of their past?
This was a fast paced story with some action and suspense sprinkled in. Rayne and Jeremy had been through a lot and while I was surprised how quickly things were resolved, part of me was glad they moved forward quickly. I felt that at times the security surrounding Rayne, and especially Decker, seemed lax given the circumstances. That being said, I enjoyed both the build of the relationship and the excitement of the mystery. I loved how after all the years apart, these two had an undeniable connection.
In addition to strong lead characters, Gardin created a great supporting cast. Jeremy's team is full of fantastic opportunities for future stories. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's journeys!


Diana Gardin is the author of Romance in a multitude of age ranges and genres. Her works include the Ashes Series, the Nelson Island Series, and the Battle Scars series. Upcoming works include the Rescue Ops Series (Batle Scars spinoff coming in June 2017) and The Lilac Sky (The Troma Chronicles Book 1).

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