Description via Goodreads:Passion is always worth fighting for…
Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crime—thanks to her no-good ex-fiancé. Now she just wants to live her life in peace with her beloved dogs. No men, no complications. But it’s hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tail—and the attraction is fierce, mutual, and dangerous…
Lauray "Law" Batisse is a Military Police veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan. Haunted by the loss of his K-9 partner in combat, he’s reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainer—the gorgeous Jori Garrison—he can’t fight his primal instincts. And neither can Jori. This sexy alpha male might be the only man strong enough to unleash her desires. And when unseen enemies start hunting them down, he and his new K-9 partner might be her only hope… to survive.
A story about a SEXY as sin, HOT as hell wounded warrior/cop and his K-9 partner? I wouldn't miss this one for anything!! Miss Ayres has made a lifelong reader of me!
Miss Ayres knows how to combine a wounded vet coming home to try and reintegrate into civilian police work, a strong, smart, loyal K-9, and a strong, stubborn, determined woman into a story that will melt your heart! Her writing has style and class.
She weaves a realistic tale of a broken, but proud man determined to come home from a war that changed him physically and mentally and go back to the independent, kickass cop he was before he went off to answer the call of his nation and a strong determined woman working on a second chance at life. She never once makes the reader feel sorry for Law or Jori. It is all about the chemistry between the lead characters and action. It becomes impossible to put the book down.
I must admit that I fell head over heels for Law. He had the perfect combination of stubborness, drive, pride, and caring for others that a military man/police officer should carry. I should know. I am blessed to be married to a dual career retired Army Officer and retired Police Officer.
But let me talk about the wonderful surprise Miss Ayres added to the story. She added a third voice to the story. She added Samantha, the "cheese doodle's" voice. We get a glimpse into what the dog thinks and feels. I LOVED finding out what was going through Samantha's head periodically throughout the story. It defined the bonding between K-9 and soldier.
If I were to sum all of this up, I would very simply say "You have GOT to get read this book. End the year on an awesome note!
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.