Cait’s ARC Review of “Sworn to Protect” by Kimberly Readnour

By: Cait Marie

Goodreads Blurb

Kimberly Readnour’s Sworn to Protect is an emotional, sexy-sweet, contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.

One promise.
One duty.
One secret.

Decorated, Ranger Regiment surgeon, Nate Dixon, has one wife—his country. With zero plans on retiring, the life mapped out before him gets altered when his best friend dies in his arms and asks him to look after his family.

Mackenzie Gillman dreamed of moving away and making something of herself. But at age twenty-eight, she finds herself widowed with two kids and jobless. Moving back to her hometown, Sunnyville, California, she’s determined to start over by finishing her nursing degree. Kids, work, and school are her only priorities. But she didn’t expect to meet the mysterious stranger in town that stirs an array of emotions, none of which a new widow should feel.

When Nate’s covert assignment turns complicated and lines begin to blur, the lies and deception become too much to bear. A good soldier never abandons his mission, but a great surgeon knows when to cut ties. And when Mackenzie finds herself at her darkest moment, will the trust she built with Nate be shattered?


*I received a free advanced copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion.


Listen, most of last year, I could not hardly read ebooks because of my anxiety. I couldn’t read physical books at all. They couldn’t hold my attention, no matter how much I’d been anticipating the book. Within the last couple months, I’ve been getting back into ebooks, but it was still rough.

So when I tell you I read this entire book in one afternoon because I couldn’t stop, that’s a huge deal.

This book was so, so good. I’ve loved all of Kimberly’s books that I’ve read, but they’ve all been baseball romance, so I was curious as to how this military romance would go. It did not disappoint at all. It was sweet and sentimental and spicy all at once. There was such a perfect balance between the different elements and tropes that it kept me intrigued and wanting more.

As always, the writing was well done. The characters are where this book really shines though. It’s such a moving story, and you can’t help but feel for them. Once again, Kimberly made me tear up, which is always a good thing in my opinion. An author making me feel so attached to these characters and emotional over their circumstances is always a sure sign I will highly recommend the book.

If you like romance and enjoy steamy scenes, definitely check this one out!

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