Sunday, September 7, 2014

Irresistible Force (K-9 Rescue #1) by D.D.Ayres

Contemporary Romance

From Goodreads:

When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?

I think anyone would love Bogart (Prince) from the beginning of the story.  I am not so sure about James Cannon.  He came across as  cruel at the beginning of the book.  Shay did not steal his dog.  In fact she rescued Prince (Bogart) and James did not give her any credit.  However as the story progresses he does redeem himself with his actions.

While James has to work to become a good character Shay is great from the very start.  She is so much stronger than she looks.  Life has given her some very hard knocks and she has not let them keep her down.  After a rough start James is smart enough to recognize that Shay is a special woman, one he wants to get to know much better.

The plot two features two very different dangers to Shay and I was kept guessing until the end.  James and Bogart ride to the rescue on one and Shay takes care of the other.  All in all Irresistible Force is a  very satisfactory story.

ST. Martin’s Paperbacks published Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres in 2014.

I received a free copy of Irresistible Force from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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