ARC Review: Sworn to Protect by Jo Davis

Posted May 11, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Sworn to Protect by Jo Davis
Sworn to Protect
by Jo Davis

4 Stars


Released: May 7, 2013
Series: Sugarland Blue #1
Published by Signet
Pages: 320
Format: ARC


Ms. Davis did a fabulous job with keeping me interested throughout this book. I love the balance of suspense, family drama and romance that she brought to this novel.” ~Under the CoversBook Blog

Detective Shane Ford just lost his best friend, a famous football star Brad Cooper. His death was questionable and leads show that there may be foul play. Mean while, Shane is left with the care and guardianship over his teenage godson Drew. Poor guy has to adjust to a new school while having to deal with his dad’s loss. As a teenager would, Drew acted on what any lost teen would do, rebel and get in trouble with the law. A very rough situation.

In the sidelines, Daisy Callahan, a juvenile detective offers her service as a friend to Shane. She checked up on Drew and she offered him support in general. But if you read Armed and Dangerous, the prequel to this series, you know that Shane and Daisy had a past together. Daisy cares for him more than he will ever know.Ms. Davis did a fabulous job with keeping me interested throughout this book. I love the balance of suspense, family drama and romance that she brought to this novel. The humor and banter were also sweet additions. I love Shane and Daisy. I thought they balanced each other and a workforce romance gone right. Where their sexual attraction was stronger in the prequel, their connection was stronger here. I feel that they connected on a deeper level. Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of steamy scenes and sexual tension in this book. No worries.

What surprised me the most is the there were also heart wrenching moments that made me tear up. I mean, this book is not just about the romance; it also focused on Drew’s Point of view. My heart just broke for him. It would be nice to actually see an adult story of Drew when he grows up. He has a very personable and intriguing character.

What I didnt know is that this book is closely related ms. Davis’ Fire Fighter of Station Five series. There were some appearances of firemen that peaked my curiosity. Like why was one called Six Pack? I definitely would want to know, so, that series have been moved up on my TBR list.

Overall, Sworn to Protect is a wonderful start to Sugarland Blue series.

*ARC provided by Publisher

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About Jo Davis

National Bestselling author Jo Davis is best known for her popular Firefighters of Station Five series written as Jo Davis, and her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, written as J.D. Tyler. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader's Choice Award in Paranormal. She's also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Thanks for the review Angela! I’ve just added this series to my reading list and look forward to seeing how I like it.

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Lori Meehan

Thanks Angela.


Thanks for the review Angela!

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Thanks Ladies!!! ~Angela


First time I hear about this series,but I love to read romantic suspense,it’s one of my favorite genres,I will give a chance,definitely 🙂

Great review Angela 🙂