Tuesday 1 September 2015

✪ Primal Force (K-9 Rescue #3) ✪ D.D Ayres ✪

Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crimethanks 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 its hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tailand 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, hes reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainerthe gorgeous Jori Garrisonhe cant 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.

Copy received from St Martin's Press via Netgalley for an honest review.

This is the 3rd book in the K-9 Rescue series - all stand alone - and I think this is the best one yet.

Primal Forces focuses on an ex-con, a wounded soldier with PTSD and his new service dog.

Law has been to hell and back, and 4 years down the track he is still struggling.  He has just been teamed up with a service dog, Samantha, through the Warrior Wolf Pack service.  Here he also meets the beautiful Jori Garrison, dog trainer.

Right from the start there was a strong attraction between them.  Maybe it was them both moving on from the horrible things in their past, maybe it is just lust.  You could feel the push-pull jumping off the pages.

I felt that as wounded as they both were - physically and emotionally - that they could just be what the other needs.

There was a bit of a mystery in Jori's past that ran through the storyline, which had Law and Jori's pasts and presents overlapping. While it was pretty obvious who the players in the event of Jori's past were, it was good to see how things played out.  And let's just say that Law the law man is pretty darn swoonworthy!

But the star of this book is definitely Law's dog, Samantha - Sam.  She is just beautiful and smart and amazing.  The way D.D Ayres has gotten into the head of the dog - even writing a few scenes from Sam's POV. I freaking loved those scenes! I have often wondered what my dog is thinking when she does the things she does!

I have never known anyone who has suffered from PTSD - thankfully - however I felt DD Ayres dealt with this issue sympathetically.  I can't imagine going through what our service men and women go through, and hopefully never will have to.

I thoroughly enjoyed Primal Force, and I am definitely looking forward to any more of this series - please let us have more!