Irresistible Force (K-9 Rescue #1)
by D.D. Ayres (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…
Goodreads synopsis: 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 constantly find myself saying in these reviews that I really enjoyed this book. And I truly did really enjoy it. I think I have discovered over this reviewing journey that I become an excellent at selecting books that I know I am truly going to enjoy. I am adoring the whole K-9 concept (even though I am allergic to animals in real life)
There were many instances in this book where I totally did not understand Shay and her motivations. And I guess that is what makes a good novel when you question the characters and internally say, what the heck is wrong with you, girl? I definitely could see James as ranked high on my book boyfriend list. He was not only yummy but he had those great morals that we all desire in a mate. I also loved seeing James' family at the end of the book. Love those in the Cannon clan. I hope to see more of them in future books.
I look forward to the next K-9 novel and I have already picked up the previous D.D. Ayres book: Necessary Force.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) via Net Galley in return for an honest review. I thank the publisher, author and Net Galley for allowing me to read this novel.