Saturday, August 2, 2014

Irresistible Force by D. D. Ayres

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

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 received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Miss Ayres and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity.

A story about a HOT cop and his K-9 partner? I was all in! And boy did Miss Ayres deliver!
When James Cannon went looking for his stolen partner, he found a lot more. But Shay Appleton was more than met his eye. She was trying to end a relationship with a man that refused to end it. So Shay got a dog for protection. Little did she know Bogart was a highly trained police dog. But she and Bogart bonded right away.
Officer James Cannon loved his partner Bogart more than as a partner, they had a special bond. And when Bogart went missing, he had to do everything he could to find him.
Miss Ayres is a writer who knows how to create a solid story and characters to keep the story flowing. This is a book that you want to read more for the plot than for the romance. Don't get me wrong, the romance is well written, but it is a natural progression of the plot and the way the main characters interact.
The characters each have a history that make them the perfect ying/yang to each other.
The story is a realistic chain of events that could happen right outside your door, except maybe how Bogart ended up with Shay, but that is what artistic license is all about.
I count this book as a DEFINITE read.
Cops and canines, two things near and dear to my heart!

Happy Reading!