R E V I E W ➠ Mine to Guard by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Being ripped from her mundane life by a swarm of police officers is not what Rae Chapin expected when she woke up this morning. Accused of a series of murders she didn’t commit, Rae doesn’t have anyone to rely on. Except him. Alec Bronson, the popular boy who broke her heart all those years ago—now a smoking hot man—is her only hope of proving her innocence and finding the person eager to kill everyone she loves.
It’s been two decades since Texas Ranger Alec Bronson last saw Rae. He shouldn’t get involved, but with one look at his childhood friend behind the steel bars and her proclamations of innocence, he’s convinced to take the case. The battle to keep his renewed feelings for the curvaceous woman hidden becomes impossible when the true killer emerges once again, targeting the only woman he’s ever loved.
Life-altering secrets are revealed as the evidence mounts, pointing toward the killer who’s determined to make Rae pay for her past. When confronted with the truth, Rae is forced to make a decision. 
His life or hers.
If you love a little darkness, murder, and possessive alpha heroes with the need for control mixed into your suspense then this series is for you. Please note this book is for mature readers due to detailed sexual content, foul language, discussion of abuse, and a killer who will stop at nothing.

RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2021

Not my first read by the author and yes I have read the other’s in the series! I will say that I can’t wait for Charlie’s story (he is the best bud of this hero) and really an interesting character on his own.

That said, let’s get right into it. First off the reason this got a 4.5 and not 5 star is because of the heroine. I just really wanted to overly love her like the hero but just couldn’t. And I’ll warn you right now, I won’t be able to say much because it is a mystery book and well I really rather not spoil it for you, and trust me…you’ll want to dive into this without any spoilers. Here is a little about the book.

Rae and Alec have history. They were high school sweethearts and very much in love. Under unfortunate circumstances, forward 2 decades later and one phone call. That phone call took everything out of Rae to make but she had no other choice. Alec of course drops everything to her aid but is shocked to find her in the place she was. Not to mention how much she has grown up into a gorgeous woman, full of curves and the same smile. Rea is embarrassed to be reunited with her ex boyfriend who she never got over, but the boy did just up and leave her after making promises. They both had to focus on the task, events involving death were occurring again, a decade later and Rae doesn’t know why. She’s been living under a rock, secluded, no family, no friends, no relationships, so why again. She has a BIG SECRET she is keeping herself, not to mention more secrets that come out.

Texas Ranger Alex is confused to what Rae has gotten herself into and what secrets she is keeping. Secrets he knows she will not tell, but as time goes maybe will trust him enough again. He does his best to be there for her but all she does is push him away…little does he know it’s for his own good. These two are in a fight for their life, in every sense. The killer is out there, targeting close to home, toying with them…questions is, will Alec let him get close enough to hurt Rae or is he in danger himself?

Okay, I have to say that this is a heavy doze of mystery and suspense…the best kind. I love this series because of it. These two really have an adventure, a dangerous one that is. I don’t want to dwell too much on my dislikes because they are just personal preferences and nothing like a trigger involving. I just had a little bit of a hard time with their back and forth, something happens and BAM it’s pulled out from you back to the beginning, and of course the hardest was connecting with the heroine. I’ll give you a little hint but the ending, wasn’t what I expected and I can’t say what without giving it away but that also played a big part of my rating. Again, all personal preferences. I can’t wait for me and reading this makes me want to re read book 1 and 2!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
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