Sunday, May 29, 2016

Aloha to DD Ayres and FORCE OF ATTRACTION (K-9 Rescue Book 2) - Book Review

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The only thing more powerful than fear is desire...

A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner-a protective canine named Hugo-Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants...until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge.

FORCE OF ATTRACTION

Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than they've been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire they've rekindled...


A U.S. Marine rewards his explosive-sniffing dog.
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It is not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, but the size of the fight in the dog. - Barry McGuigan

FORCE OF ATTRACTION is a tour of force from DD Ayers. She offers multiple story lines rolled into one action packed roller coast ride through the lives of law enforcement officers and their canine partners. Nicole "Cole" Jamison is a rising star in the Montgomery County Police Department, having recently been assigned to the K9 unit with Hugo. Her experience with the dog show circuit makes her the perfect candidate for a joint task force investigating pedigree dogs being used as drug mules. The catch - she would work undercover as a dog handler with her another DEA agent posing as her significant other - her ex-husband.

Scott Lucca lives on the edge, making him a capable agent but a lousy husband. He regrets that he did not at least try to save his marriage, leading him to recommend Nikki - now Cole - for the task force. Their professional reunion is overshadowed by Cole's anger, Scott's remorse, and their mutual attraction. They make some progress in healing as they train for the mission, only to encounter a dangerous criminal from Scott's undercover assignment which lead to their divorce.  Their canine partners enable them to find their happily ever after.

Ayers delves into Scott's psyche to demonstrate what makes a "normal" kid from New Jersey take the risk of undercover assignments. I enjoyed Ayers incorporating how dogs are trained for sniffing out drugs ... and preparing for best in show. I also appreciated the secondary characters who trained Scott and Cole to act as a married couple ... and heal as a divorced couple.

I tend to shy away from romantic suspense. Yet I was drawn to FORCE OF ATTRACTION by its cover and blurb.  From page one, I was enchanted by the dogs and entrenched in the action. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

Recommended read for fans of law enforcement characters and second chance romance. 

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I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash, including a copy of FORCE OF ATTRACTION, to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Do you have a favorite name for a dog? Max is a great name, especially for German Shepherds!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, June 4, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 5.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about DD Ayers and her books at ddayres.com.

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25 comments:

  1. Our first dog was named Lucy and our second was Shadow.

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  2. I love the name Thor. That was the name of my last dog. He was a Norwegian Elkhound. Growing up I named all of my dogs King.
    Carol L
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  3. I had a little toy fox terrier named Mitzi; and my nephews had a dog named Einstein (he was very smart)

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  4. I love names that end in i.e. Or y.

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  5. Sandy and Wyatt.....the two dogs I have had.

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  6. I'm fond of Ranger and Bounder. ;-)

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  7. Our son has picked the names for out last few dogs. He found a little black fur ball and brought it home. He named it Oliver, after the orphan boy from the movie of the same name. He was not with us long - too aggressive, ran out of our yard, and got hit by a car. The black lab puppy we got next was named Olivia in honor of him. He named the next one, a terrier Marley, after Bob Marlay.

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  8. MY BIL called his dog Dog. Makes me laugh every time.

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  9. MY BIL called his dog Dog. Makes me laugh every time.

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  10. I have a dog now for the first time as an adult. His name is Falcor from the movie The Neverending Story because he kinda looks like the flying dog. But as a kid my dogs name was Poochie.

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  11. One of the sweetest German Shepherds I knew was named Dylan... great dog!

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  12. I don't have a favorite name as I've never had dogs as a pet but I love the name Duke, so regal

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  13. I don't have a fave name but our beagles name is Noel because we got her during Christmas.

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  14. We had a state police dog and his name was Hondo and I really liked it.

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  15. Buddy :)
    I love to read romantic suspense books and this books sounds great!:)

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  16. My favorite dog names are Bella, Chloe, Max, and Rocky.

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  17. Romantic suspense isn't usually my fave pick but I am a sucker for service dogs!! So these books may have to make their way into my reading stash!

    I have a Loki, my Mom has a Thor, and my brother has Odin. I've got some other Norse names picked out for when we are ready to add to our husky brood :)

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  18. Hi- Thanks for the great dog names! Working on the 6th novel now, called "Physical Forces" and I need some good dog names! Watch for Explosive Forces and a new dog "Harley" on November 1st!

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