Monday, April 4, 2016

Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake [Review]

 Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake
Extreme Honor (True Heroes #1) by Piper J. Drake
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: January 24, 2016

True Heroes
1. Extreme Honor - Paperback | Kindle
2. Ultimate Courage

Piper J. Drake
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Synopsis (Goodreads):

David Cruz is good at two things: war and training dogs. The ex-soldier's toughest case is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois whose handler died in combat. Nobody at Hope's Crossing kennel can break through the animal's grief. That is, until dog whisperer Evelyn Jones walks into the facility . . . and into Atlas's heart. David hates to admit that the curvy blonde's mesmerizing effect isn't limited to canines. But when Lyn's work with Atlas puts her in danger, David will do anything to protect her.

Lyn realizes that David's own battle scars make him uniquely qualified for his job as a trainer. Tough as nails yet gentle when it counts, he's gotten closer to Atlas than anyone else-and he's willing to put his hard-wired suspicion aside to let her do the same. But someone desperate enough to kill doesn't want Lyn working with Atlas. Now only teamwork, trust, and courage can save two troubled hearts and the dog who loves them both . . .
Thoughts on Extreme Honor: I've been on a bit of an ex-military hero kick lately. Meaning this book very much hit the spot when I picked it up. Plus, Altas's situation kinda hurt my heart and made me want him to end up in a good place. Animals, man. They make me get all teary when they're hurting.

On the sexy end of the spectrum, the smokin' chemistry between David and Lyn wasn't anything to sneeze at. They start by butting heads (sort of) and things escalate from there. In a good way. I loved how dedicated they both were to the dogs and how Atlas's well-being was front and center.

Working together to uncover why someone is determined to stop Lyn from helping Atlas starts the two of them on a twisty road to a deeper conspiracy. Things definitely aren't what they seem and enemies could be anywhere.

Very fun, fast paced suspense with DOGS. Did I mention I like dogs? Because I do. And the men and women who train them work for me.

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