Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2
On finishing Emma Renshaw’s Vow of Worth, I felt replete. Renshaw’s newest book offers up more of what we’ve come to love with her Vow series: seriously alpha-men who protect their heroines at any cost, heroines whose strength is drawn from the love of their heroes but also from personal experiences that have changed their lives, and a story grounded in suspense. There is all of this in Vow of Worth plus a lot more to love, making it a perfect weekend read.
What is there to love?
★ There’s a dog named Pepper Jack. Pepper Jack is one of the best parts of this story. When everything feels serious, leave it to Pepper Jack to bring in levity. If you have ever owned a dog with a mind of its own, then, like me, you’ll love Pepper Jack.
★ Renshaw’s hero, Kiernan, is everything you love about her brand of hero. He has a lightness to himself which actually covers the hurt of his past. He’s gorgeous and insightful. Even more, from the moment he lays eyes on the heroine, Caroline, he’s gone. Like every hero in any romance book, he makes his mistakes and threatens his relationship with her, but he also loves her beyond herself, speaking truth into her soul when she needs it. The way that Kiernan loves Caroline will turn you into the heart-eyes emoji.
★ Renshaw’s heroine, Caroline, is one of my favorite types of heroines. She is not perfect. In fact, she has self-esteem issues that Kiernan lovingly notes and pours into her to change. That being said, she’s a professional woman who is successful. She’s a perfect match for Kiernan, and her relationship with Pepper Jack makes you smile.
★ The Vow family is in this book, and it illustrates one of the biggest truths of Renshaw’s story. What we learn through their relationships with Kiernan and Caroline is that family can be created, brought together through mutual love. This is an important message that Renshaw carefully tends to as the story progresses.
★ And of course, there is some romantic suspense here. It wouldn’t be a Vow book if there isn’t some type of intrigue to solve. This draws you further into the story. I’ll be honest, though. I figured out the person wreaking havoc in the story. I’m not sure if Renshaw intended it to be difficult to figure out, but I determined it early on. That being said, it didn’t dissuade me from reading because Kiernan and Caroline’s journey has elements of sweet, $exy, and sassy to keep you engaged.
Emma Renshaw’s ability to grab her reader and offer up characters that ingratiate themselves into your reading is what calls to me. I love it when I find out that she’s writing a new book because I know she’ll bring a story that tugs at my heart. Vow of Worth is more of that. When Kiernan protects Caroline from strangers and her family, my heart became his. Grab this one today!
In love and romance,