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Mine to Protect

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  92 reviews
"Outstanding!! Mystery, intrigue, action and an edge of your seat nail biter."
"Holy Moly Mine to Protect was exciting, and suspenseful and oh so sexy."

A standalone, romantic thriller novel where obsession is the name of the game.

Recruited to the FBI Cas Mathews has one focus - catch the killer. That's until officer Alta Johnson shoves her way on to the team, making him fa
Published April 8th 2019
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
description 4.5 Stars

This author is genuinely one of my favorites. First, she is a complete sweetheart of a person, second; she is an incredibility good writer. Pretty much every book of hers I have read so far I've loved, and this book was no different. This was a fantastic read.

So the deets...this was a very well-written book. It was fairly well paced. It never bored me nor did I ever feel the need to skim. However, it was also SUPER SLOW BURN in the sex department. <--- I am generally not a fan of s
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

This was a really enjoyable read and caught my attention instantly with its initial dramatic opening scene.
A standalone novel told in dual POV this was an easy read that really sold itself.
"Mine To Protect" was a romantic suspense featuring Alta/Birdie Johnson a Park Ranger and Sergent Cas Mathews.
Cas along with his FBI partner Agent Chandler Peters are investigating a series of female abductions that have now spread to Birdies Neck of the woods.
Alta, Birdie to her friends or Lady to Cas has a
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

From the first story I read by this author I was hooked! Character development, engaging story lines, mystery, suspense and so many facets of life in all its shades. Ugliness, goodness and everything in between can be found in these 'get lost in reading' pages. It’s all laid bare in emotional and suspenseful stories that I can’t get enough of. Cas and Alta/Birdie’s story was just what I expected it would be and so much more….

Cas and Birdie were survivors, each functional (sort of), wi
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Mine to Protect by Kennedy L. Mitchell is the story of Cas Mathews and Alta Johnson.
Cas is a FBI agent working with his partner Chandler to solve the mystery of females are being abducted. This leads him to Alta neck of the woods where she is a Park Ranger and where their case is leading them. Alta has her reason for being somewhat scared of what has been happening to the is hitting close to home. Cas is unsure and not use to the feelings that Alta is bring out in him this protective
This author CAN write. I already read some of her books and really writing is great, what I was careful of was if this one was safe cause they aren't always for me (celibate after meeting), so I went into this blind and glad to say it was safe.
And again with superb writing.

Hero and heroine had great chemistry, they didn't rush into relationship which I was glad for but it was slowly build although both felt attraction toward each other since beginning.
Something else I love about this author is t
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For my first Kennedy Mitchell story, I have to say I enjoyed this story greatly. The story had depth, the characters are strong, and the sexual chemistry is off the charts. However, Kennedy keeps the story going while maintaining the characters sexual tension on the sideline. It is like watching a tv show where you know the two leading figures are going to do it, but you don't know when it will happen.

Alta has many issues going on from her past and does not get close to people quickly. However
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This story lord have mercy this story had me on the edge of my seat the entire time wanting no needing to know what happened next. You want to talk about suspense and just when I thought I had the person I was totally wrong. Then I kept reading late into the night because I just could not get enough and I needed to know who the bad guy was and why.

Cas is out to solve a case when he runs into the sexy officer Alta. Things change very quickly because he is determined to solve the case and so is Al
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I haven't read any of this author's books, but when I read the synopsis for this book, it sounded exactly like my kind of read! I love romantic suspense books, so I signed up to review this one for the Release Day Blitz! I started reading my ARC of this book as soon as I received it and I was really excited! After reading this book, I can say that I really enjoyed it! I was intrigued by the plot in the first few chapters and I didn't want to put it down until I had finished it! I loved there was ...more
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not my first read & review by this amazing author! I have been looking forward to this for ever! I am also grateful and exited I got to read this early & experience the story.

AND what a story guys! The beginning had me on my toes and asking myself, OH NO WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. This being a Romantic Suspense story, I was so ready. they happen to be a favorite of mine.

Alta is a park ranger, a woman who is a little skittish. A woman that owns a big mean looking German Shepard that h
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)

Mine to Protect has me feeling intoxicated. It was so alluring and suspenseful. I was hooked from the the very first page. This is my first book by Kennedy Mitchell and she should be applauded. I was blown away by her magnetic writing and sensual characters.

Alta Johnson, Birdie to a select few, is a park police officer. Animals are her passion and she would do anything to protect them. Alta has been through a traumatic event that has left her emotionally scarred. She has built walls around h
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
Wow! This was so unexpected!!! My 1st read by Kennedy Mitchell and it was amazing. I loved the suspense, the Alpha Male holy shit Agent Matthews!!!

Alta is a ranger in Colorado, she has her well trained Shepherd who is her everything! We discover Alta has been through some rough trauma in her life and has been rediscovering herself in a new job and state for some time now. An emergency has everyone in the department concerned and has required outside assistance.

Agent Matthew
Caitlin Audet
Alta Lady Johnson has lived in a constant state of fear for the last ten years. Being stalked, drugged, kidnapped, and raped has kept her in a state of paranoia and always looking over her shoulder, especially after leaving home to live in the mountains and work for a state park. Everyday Alta just tries to survive and sticking to her non-routine is the only way to get through a day. But what started as a missing hiker turns into something more, the FBI is called in to handle the investigation. ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mine to Protect is a stand-alone novel by Kennedy L. Mitchell. To be honest, for the first 4 chapters the book and I didn't click, so I pushed it aside, but once I picked it again, I found myself enjoying it a lot. The pace was very good for a suspense novel and I liked the identity of the villain. This is the first book I read from this author and I have to have that I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the writing and the characters were very likable and interesting. The only problem I had, is ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful and spellbinding, this book makes you crave more-- in the story and in the steam!

Cas and Alta are absolutely perfect for each other and I love how these two that do not seem to mix are absolutely what the other needs. Cas in his gruff, damaged demeanor as well as Alta in her equally damaged but kind-hearted self.

The story line is out of this freaking world great and the author does an amazing job of focusing on an abductor that is focusing his time on state parks as well as the growi
She's a Lip Biter
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I always enjoy a romantic suspense story and this one really had me guessing until the end which is wonderful.

Cas Mathews meets Alta Johnson when being called on to investigate missing women in the Rocky Mountains where she is a police park ranger. The chemistry between the two of them is immediate and sparking intense feelings, ones of need and safety too.

Although the topic of their investigation is serious there is a good sense of humour added to the story, especial
I pretty much fell in love with this Kennedy L. Mitchell novel from the start. Alta Johnson, park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, is a shell of her former self-- hiding from demons in her past when she starts investigating missing women. Cas Matthews, former military man, working on special assignment with the FBI has one purpose-- catch the killer, but when he meets Alta, his focus starts to shift. These two start off as professional, but the attraction is quick and strong, and Alta is ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kennedy L Mitchell brings you Suspense, drama and a swoon worthy hero in Mine to protect.

This book had me flipping through the pages trying to discover what was going to happen, the amount of suspense and mystery was on point to keep me hooked.

The chemistry between Birdie and Cas was hot and I loved how possessive and alpha Cas was.

I 100% recommend this book if you love romantic suspense.
Shirley Cuypers
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, ebooks, arc-beta
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This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kennedy L. Mitchell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Mine to Protect
is a Standalone Romantic Suspense book about Alta and Cas.

I don’t usually read Thriller or Suspense books but the synopsis of Mine to Protect sounded really promising, so that’s why I requested a copy. I’m really happy that I did because Mine to Protect was such an amazing book. I didn’t expect this book
Katie Durante
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars rounding up to 5 stars.
I enjoy a good suspenseful romance and this fit in the category perfectly.
Alta has been learning to deal with her past and although her ways may not be considered ideal she has found a life for herself as a park ranger.
Cas is darkness and mystery but being drawn to Alta makes everything a little lighter.
I love them together because they don't change for each other, it's more about acceptance of themselves and each other.
The story is exciting and twisty and k
Christine Trykoski
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kennedy does it again! She is at her best in the romantic suspense category, and her newest does not disappoint! Drama- ✔. Heat - ✔. Danger -✔. Sexy-✔. Hot tatted military hero -✔✔. Strong smart gorgeous heroine -✔✔. Swoon worthy, can’t put it down, you’ll stay up past your bedtime to get to the end (and you’ll melt when you do!). If it’s not on your TBR yet- add it NOW!! ...more
Joy Novel Thoughts
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mine to Protect by Kennedy L Mitchell is one heck of a romantic suspense novel. From the beginning things are intense and a little on the creepy side, but if you love suspense you will be sucked right into it!

Both of our main characters, Alta and Cas, have had rough pasts, which is what really brings them together so well. They were opposites in so many ways, but their broken pieces worked so well together that just fit.

I have been binge watching Criminal Minds on Netflix, and reading Mine to
Shahla's World
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action-packed
I genuinely enjoyed everything about this book.
A definite must read for anyone who likes a bit of a thriller story mixed in with their romance.

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G (heartbooked)
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“Tell me one thing about you. One thing so I’ll stop feeling so damn stupid obsessing over a woman I don’t even know.” - Ladies and gentlemen, Cas Mathews!! Possessive. Broody. Killer. Dark. Saviour, Hero or Villain - depending on what lenses you’re using to see him...

Kennedy is always spot on when it comes to her Romantic Suspense. And so with ‘Mine to Protect’, there’s enough suspense to keep you flipping the pages.... enough angst to have you feeling antsy all over... enough interactions t
Up All Night With Books
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Leah
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Ok, I am a sucker for the broken and hot men in uniform and this one has both. Mine to Protect by Kennedy L. Mitchell is the perfect balance of suspense, thriller and a dash of romance. This is one of the books that you will think you have figured out and then, in the end, you are shaking your head trying to figure out what happened and how in the world did you miss that.

This is also about that one person, no matter what your pas
Kennedy Mitchell
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.
Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.
I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.
“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I gr
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very dark and captivating story. This romantic suspense/thriller was a very excellent story. The plot was so incredibly amazing. The whole kidnapping and missing women cases was very frightening, I’m not kidding when I said I was scared. It was a great and enjoyable story, I liked it a lot and wasn’t expecting it to be so good. I’m not into the whole mystery/thriller type of thing, and the reason why I read this one was because it’s a romance story, of course it’s not a lighthearted romance. I ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Kennedy L Mitchell's new novel Mine to Protect with get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping.

Alta Johnson is a park ranger who lives her day to day always on watch and always expecting the worst. A traumatic experience has left her unable to stand being touched and always prepared for the worst to happen. When the second woman in weeks has disappeared with no evidence in sight she finds herself working alongside Agent Peters and Sergeant
Rebecca Austin
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trsor
Alta "Birdie" Johnson is a Park Ranger who has panic attacks after an event from the past that has left her a shell of the woman she once was. When women begin to go missing from the park she works in she vows not to let her past get in the way of her job, no matter how difficult it is.

Sergeant Cas Mathews and FBI Agent Chandler Peters are brought in to assist with the case and try and discover if this serial kidnapper is linked to one from a previous park. Cas can't deny his attraction to Alta
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

My first book by this author, this romantic thriller standalone is just up my alley, and a definite page-turner from the first chapter to the last.

Alta Johnson aka Birdie is a forest park ranger in Colorado, an introvert who ran away from a traumatic past. She is not much into people and would prefer the company of her best friend, Benny, a German Shepherd who is always by her side. When a woman goes missing in the park, she meets Cas
Christine C
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book.

Alta, Birdie to her friends, is a park ranger who loves her job and the animals she helps protect. They don't look at her with sympathy or concern over her paranoid quirks. She is a survivor, but the trauma of her past manifests in OCD to feel safe. The trauma also has made it impossible for her to have relationships since she startles easily and cannot stand being touched by men, even in a platonic fashion. Cas is a former Marine, demoted because of a violent outburst
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Kennedy Mitchell lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 90lb goodlendoodle who, despite his large size, believes he's a tiny lap dog. She began writing in 2016 with her debut novel 'Falling for the Chance'. Since then she has moved more toward the romantic suspense genre with the bodyguard series - More Than a Threat, and stand-alone military romance - A Covert Affair.
Her plans are to keep wr