Saturday, August 29, 2015

Primal Force by D.D. Ayres

Title:  Primal Force
Series:  K-9 Rescue #3
Author:  D.D. Ayres
Publication Date:  September 1/15 by  St. Martin's Press
Length:  336pgs
Genre:  romantic suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

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.

My Review:

Ayres brings us back to the world of working canines & the people who love them in a big way with this one. Realism shines in this fantastic world fiction. Ayres melds suspense with romance and personal disaster in a way that I’ll never forget.

I love the complexity of the relationships in this novel, and how prominent a part the story the service dog was. It was such a true and real portrayal. As heartbreaking as Law’s past was, it was Jori’s history that really drew me in. Although what she went through wasn’t nearly as drastic, the incapableness broke my heart. The emotions and chemistry between the main characters was so real. I loved seeing it, and experiencing it through Ayres’ writing.

This series just keeps getting more captivating with each novel, yet they can all be read as standalones as well. This was a fantastic novel that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

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