K-9 Rescue #6
By: D. D Ayres
Releasing May 30th, 2017
St. Martin's Press
In Physical Forces (K-9 Rescue #6) by D.D Ayres, Macayla Burkett has had it tough after experiencing one of the worst moments of her life when she protected a young girl and her dog was shot and killed during the ordeal. Now she spends her life finding missing pets, but when the two famous racing greyhounds she's been tasked to find turn up dead, Macayla soon finds herself in serious trouble when the police start to suspect she may have had something to do with it and a series of other stolen dogs. Knowing the best thing to do is prove her innocence, Macayla does just that with the help of K-9 Rescuer, Oliver Kelly, and his dog partner, Jackeroo. Can they find the evidence before it's too late, or will the bad guys win before Macayla and Oliver have the chance to see whether they have a shot at happy ever after?
What an intriguing, fast-paced, entertaining read Ms. Ayres has penned in this sixth book of her K-9 Rescue series, which had me smiling or laughing constantly due to the way the hero and heroine interact with each other, everything the heroine does when dealing with the animals she returns to their owners and everything this couple go through on their journey to happy ever after. Will Oliver be able to keep Macayla safe? The way this story started had me liking the heroine immediately, because it seems trying to find missing pets isn't easy, but she's really good at her new job. Who has taken the greyhounds? Will finding them put her in danger from whoever took them?
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and what the heroine has to deal with when it becomes palpable someone is framing her. Will she find the person determined to frame her before it's too late? Why are they framing her in the first place? However, the dialogue wasn't all intense. There were some really good light-hearted moments between the hero and heroine such as Macayla making an amusing assumption about the hero's career that had me flipping the pages quickly, determined to discover what else would happen between these two. Would Macayla make any other wrong assumptions?
Both the main characters are fantastic due to their back stories and their growing relationship. I loved the moment the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time, as Oliver makes a wrong assumption about the heroine, then he teases Macayla about her job and helps her with her job quandary. The hero's dog does come in handy and I could just imagine that scene so vividly where Jackeroo helps Macayla with a flighty little dog. Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave, big on her independence and I could understand why she is so driven to help people find their missing pets after what happened to her own. It's a way for her to cope with her lose and still feel like she's doing some good, but not enough to make her get recognized, as if she was the hero of the day. I also liked that she gave Oliver a chance, even though she doesn't find it easy to trust people after what she's been through.
While Oliver, he has a really fascinating job as a K-9 search and rescue expert. He's one of the best and the go-to guy when anything big happens. However, he finds it hard to talk about what he does in a public setting, and I liked how Macayla helped him overcome his fear. Certainly, she's good for him just like he's good for her, and I liked what he was willing to do to be there for her when everything started going wrong for her. Together, would they be able to find the person responsible for framing Macayla? Moreover, I liked the tight bond he shared with his friend and how they would do anything for each other, no matter how uncomfortable Oliver became in what he had to do for his friend. However, what I liked most about the hero was how protective he was of Macayla, because he was coming to care so much about her and didn't want to lose out on what they could have in the future.
Overall, Ms. Ayres has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry was strong, the main characters made this story a real page turner and the ending left me completely satisfied, even though there was a moment where I was concerned for the main characters. However, it was right at the end that I really loved, because of the way Oliver teases the heroine and then the heroine is offered an opportunity that should be too hard for her to refuse and will help her do more good with dogs. I would recommend Physical Forces by D.D Ayres, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the sexy protector trope or books by authors Katie Ruggle, Kat Martin, Maya Banks or Piper J. Drake.
LOVE TO THE RESCUE
Macayla Burkett is no ordinary private eye. She’s a pet detective, dedicated to tracking down missing dogs and cats. When two famous racing greyhounds disappear and turn up dead, Macayla finds herself in the midst of a much more serious case. And when the thieves target her and threaten her life, she realizes she’s in grave danger—until a ridiculously handsome stranger enters the picture …
Oliver Kelly may look like a male stripper, but his muscles aren’t just for show. The gorgeous Australian is co-owner of a K-9 Search and Rescue service dedicated to saving those in danger. When he and his K-9 partner, an Australian shepherd named Jackeroo, rescue the fiery detective from trouble, the sparks begin to fly. And when they join forces to stop a widespread case of animal theft, it unleashes a torrent of passion that’s impossible to tame…
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