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Sworn to Protect

(Rescue Ops #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  96 reviews
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
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 4th 2017 by Forever Yours
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Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating~ 3.75- 4 stars

I quite enjoyed this one!

This was my first book by Diana Girdin and certainly won't be the last!

What's is about: Rayne Alexander left her hometown and her family behind at 17, pregnant and alone. Betrayed by her family, the guy she loved and his family she was devastated. But all isn't as it seems since Jeremy Teague had no idea that Rayne was even pregnant, he thought that she no longer loved him and didn't want to be with him but he never got over her. Now Rayne is back, w
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Coffee Dates with Sworn to Protect

First Date: Gardin hooked me from the opening scene as Ryne Alexander stumbles on to a secret at work. A secret that has her fleeing with her son and heading home to Wilmington, NC. I was a little worried as some tropes I am not fond of popped up (view spoiler) but Gardin soon puts those fears to rest, and I immediately liked both Rayne and Jeremy. Right away I was intrigued by the team at Night Eagle Security.
Yesenia Gonzalez
Sworn To Protect by Diana Gardin
Rayne Alexander is on the run, she saw something she wasn't supposed to in her bosses office. Running back to her hometown she wasn't expecting to run into her first love and father to the son he doesn't know about. Her sister gets her a job at Night Eagle security only she doesn't know that Jeremy also works there and once again seeing each other still bring memories of them together but the way the left each other left both of them having a miscommunication. Aft
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sworn to Protect by Diana Gardin is a second chance romance filled with love, heat and a twist of mystery and thrill. It is also the first book in her new Rescue Ops series. We are given tons of mature angst, both in Jeremy and Rayne’s relationship and in the situation that has brought the back together after all these years.


Rayne is running scared, doing what she needs to do to protect her son and survive. Heading home to her childhood town seems like the smart thing to do. She is thrown b
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Usually, 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
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Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love the alpha men of NES. they are kind and caring but also protective and fierce.

When I began the book Rayne was one I felt sad for. She had to walk away from her home to protect herself and her son. After she gets to Wilmington though I wasn’t feeling so sad for her. she had that indignant anger and her actions nine years prior were okay and some of them gained my respect but angered me as well. She said she loved Jeremy but than didn’t trust him. She didn’t think he would care and would be i
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Sworn to Protect is a second chance romance full of suspense and angst. I was quickly hooked and could not put the book down for fear something might happen to Rayne or Jeremy while I was away. It seriously felt that real to me!

Rayne and Jeremy were high school sweethearts and then suddenly Rayne just disappeared. Nine years later, fate brings them back together, both working for Night Eagle Security. Jeremy can tell that something is terribly wrong, something is haunting Rayne. She is clearly k
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star read from Diana Gardin. She writes such easy to fall in love with, ex military, swoonworthy men. A sassy but sweet heroine. I also am an absolute sucker for second chance romances. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved seeing the other characters we know and love.

High school sweethearts torn apart by nefarious circumstances meet again 9 years later. Rayne is on the run after discovering something she shouldn't have at her job. Her sister gets her a job at the security company.
Erin Lewis
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review Sworn To Protect (Rescue Ops #1) by Diana Gardin

A new author to me and I have no idea why I have not read her before. This is the first book in the series, a second chance at love story and one I really enjoyed.

What happens when a woman who left you without a backwards glance suddenly comes back into your life? That's the situation Jeremy a.k.a "Brains" finds himself in as he comes face to face with his past.

Rayne Alexander was the love of his life, until she up and disappeare
Tracy Reads
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
cover I really liked and yes I prob would have chased it and bought it for that alone!

this is a great book and the hopeless romantic in you won't put it down Jer is your special ops broody and dominating and you cannot help but love him
rayne is a strong female who just gets on with it and doesn't hang around to whinge so I really liked that too
great story of the hero who will stop at nothing to get the girl.
would Jeremy be my book boyfriend hell yes he is my book husband mine #CLAIMED
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
This is the first book I have ever read by Diana Gardin and I have to say that it will not be the last.

I loved the Rayne and Jeremy and I loved their chemistry.

I can't wait for the next book in this series. I already purchased a few of Diana's other books and I can't wait to dive into them. Hopefully, I will be able to read them very soon
Heather andrews
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Rayne is just one sassy girl, "I can’t even help it when my eyes roll skyward. “Oh, really, Jeremy? How the hell have I made it from my place of employment to my car for the past nine years? Are you really going to walk me?” Jeremy is just all for getting straight to the point, “we haven’t discussed sleeping arrangements yet. Allow me to assist you in your decision: you’re sleeping with me.” I loved this book, Jeremy was uber protective of those he loved.
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 protective stars.

Sworn to protect is a good second chance romance with an over protective Alpha determined to start a new life with his new found family but first he has to eliminate the danger they are running from.

Jeremy or Brains as he's called in the security organisation has served in the forces, he had lost his teenage first love when she disappeared before the brink of his football career, a career that didn’t go to plan due to an injury.

When Rayne discovers she's pregnant at the a
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeep-diva
As a fan of Diana Gardin's Battle Scars series, I was very pleased to find Rescue Ops is a spinoff of that series. The couples I enjoyed are all back and the new story is also set at the Night Eagle Security. I was a little disappointed that yet again our heroine is kidnapped. That was just a bit too much of a recurring theme. The book is intriguing enough to overcome that one flaw.

Again, we have a super likable couple. These two both made mistakes when they were young and believed the wrong pe
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
A sexy second chance romance set on the backdrop of an action packed romantic suspense, Sworn To Protect was an amazing start to what promises to be one sizzling series!

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Sandy S
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 4,2017

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
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Second chance romance, stalkers, and hot security guys! Sworn to Protect is like the romance novel version of lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my!

We start with Rayne on the run. She has discovered something incriminating in her boss's office and she knows she has to flee. So, she grabs her son and they fly back to her hometown, Wilmington, NC. She hasn't been back since her family shunned her when she was 17 and pregnant. However, she never let her old boyfriend, Jeremy, know she was pregnant
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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 h
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
New to me author, Ms. Gardin starts off a new series with a blast. Hooked on romantic suspense tales, I picked this story up with no expectations. To my pleasant surprise, I enjoyed it. Ms. Gardin is an author I am going to watch and read more.

The story starts off with Rayne Alexander coming back into her hometown. She's had a hard life and she may be estranged from her parents, but she still keeps in contact with her sister. Thankfully for her, she's able to stay at her sister's home whilst hi
Michelle Austin
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Sworn to Protect was a great 5 star read.

We get pulled in right from the beginning, Rayne see’s something she shouldn’t have at work and is now in danger. She is trying to get out of the building and away from her boss. She only has one choice to make. For the first time in nearly nine years, it’s time for my son and me to go home.

When Rayne’s sister helps her get a job, the last person she thought she would see is Jeremy, a man from her past. When Je
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, what a great beginning of a new series!! I love reading books by Diana Gardin and it's been a while since I've had the pleasure of reading one of hers. This book, just the rest of hers I've read, had me captivated and on the edge of my seat very from the Prologue!!

This story begins with action as Rayne is running away from her boss (Wagner Horton)! She's accidentally found out information about him and his crooked ways and he knows she has! She must run and escape with her
Shelly's Book Corner
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beth-s-reviews
His goal was to protect, honor and sacrifice. Jeremy always felt like home when he was with Rayne. They were young and in love. Then one day she disappeared. He questioned why she left. Life changed. True colors came out. That’s when Jeremy decided to live his life and serve for his country.

Fast forward nine years, Rayne lives on the opposite coast with her son. When she sees something she’s not supposed to see, she’s flees. With looking over her shoulder, Rayne has to protect her son. But bein
Jessica Cox
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars of Perfection
I am head over heels for this author, I just discovered her and I am completely blown away. This book has Everything, it's the perfect Second Chance Romance, Action Adventure, Suspense and enough Chemistry to keep you nice and toasty.
Jeremy is apart of the Night Eagle Security Team, he's called Brains because he is so good with the hacking and computers. He is just floating by , until he see who the new assistance is.
Rayne is a sassy single momma to a cutie Decker, who jus
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
Sworn to Protect is the first installment of the Rescue Op by Diana Gardin. 

Rayne and Jeremy haven’t seen each other in nine years since she up and left her hometown. Now, she’s back and knows that it’s impossible for her not to run into Jeremy during her stay. However, she never expected to see him at her new employment. Will these two be able to handle working in the same environment with their dreadful past, or will one of them leave? Again.

Sworn to Protect was an okay story. I love that t
Wit & Wonder Books
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** ARC provided by author for an Honest Review *** 

Sworn to Protect by Diana Gardin is book 1 in the Rescue Ops series. A second chance with alternating POV's giving you a better glimpse of the emotions and logic behind the characters.

If you are not on the edge of your seat from the first paragraph then something is wrong.  The immediate intense suspense from the start sweeps you in and locks you in to keep you reading and that is just the Prologue!!!  

Rayne, pregnant at 17 to the love of her
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah, where to even begin? Sworn to Protect has been an amazing journey to follow. Right from the beginning this book has had me hook line and sinker. That prologue was freaking amazingly suspenseful and had me NEEDING more. And chapter one, omg if it didn't just get better and better. The whole book kept me engaged, furiously flipping pages I didn't want to miss a thing. The NES family is remarkable and I can't wait to meet everyone and hear their stories too. Because, well all of these alpha men ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sworn to Protect is the first of Diana Gardin’s new contemporary, Rescue Ops series. I love romantic suspense, especially when they involve former SEALS or Special Forces, etc. Book 1 gives us Jeremy and Rayne's story. They share a past, which makes it all the more alluring. There are characters from Ms. Gardin's Battle Scars series, but she seamlessly introduces everyone so that we get a little back story about them. Suspenseful and sexy, this was an entertaining and engaging read. I highly rec ...more
Lisa Roberts
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved every single word of this beautiful action packed second chance romance,there is everything in this book,one sassy girl Rayne and very determined and one hot Jeremy which I loved by the way and will do anything to protect the one he loves.The Authors writing is just fantastic and the whole story kept your mind guessing with the magnetic chemistry to this couple and what happened in their past could just break your heart,it was full of so much passion.I cannot wait for Ronis story,Yay I f ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book (and purchased a copy) and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

HOT!!! Sometimes series become the same book over and over, not this one. This series has great individual books. The characters are interspersed and enough detail given that you don't have to read the prior books but they are fantastic reads. Ms. Gardin has a way of writing that put the reader right in the middle of the action. You feel the same emotion as the characters. I love the dual POVs. It is a g
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