Blog Tour: Review of Extreme Honor (True Heroes #1) by Piper J. Drake

Extreme Honor

Courage and Protection

Book Length (Est.): 336 pages

Genre: Military, Romantic Suspense

Book Description/Synopsis: 

HONOR, LOYALTY, LOVE

David Cruz is good at two things: war and training dogs. The ex-soldier’s toughest case is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois whose handler died in combat. Nobody at Hope’s Crossing kennel can break through the animal’s grief. That is, until dog whisperer Evelyn Jones walks into the facility . . . and into Atlas’s heart. David hates to admit that the curvy blonde’s mesmerizing effect isn’t limited to canines. But when Lyn’s work with Atlas puts her in danger, David will do anything to protect her.

Lyn realizes that David’s own battle scars make him uniquely qualified for his job as a trainer. Tough as nails yet gentle when it counts, he’s gotten closer to Atlas than anyone else-and he’s willing to put his hard-wired suspicion aside to let her do the same. But someone desperate enough to kill doesn’t want Lyn working with Atlas. Now only teamwork, trust, and courage can save two troubled hearts and the dog who loves them both . . .

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review* 

David Cruz is an ex-soldier that is very good at two things in life, war and training dogs. When he gets the case of Atlas he will be put to the test. Atlas’s handler died in combat and the dog has never really been the same. He will do what he needs to do but only if he wants to do it.

Evelyn Jones walks into the facility to try to rehabilitate the dog and he has an instant connection to her. As Atlas and Evelyn are creating a bond with each other the dog and David have a bit of jealousy issues. When the danger starts to involve Evelyn, David and Atlas will do whatever it takes to protect her.

This was a fun read about Atlas a dog that has withdrawn himself since his handler died. It is a little emotional to know that a dog can be hurt by loss just the same as any human. However this book has lots of love, jealousy, sexiness and oh the twists and turns. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to the next of the True Heroes series.

My Favorite Moment: I loved how Atlas reacted to David when he would get to close to Evelyn. Atlas sure knows how to protect the ones he loves. 

Mindy 4 Star 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

lineExcerpt:

Her heart rate had picked up, fluttering at the pulse point under his touch.
“Yeah?” The urge to slide has hands over more delicate areas grew and he
couldn’t help running his thumb along the inside of her arm.
Awareness grew in her gaze and she bit her lip as she nodded.
He leaned toward her, focused on her plump lip caught under her teeth.
“What else do you like?”
She opened her mouth to answer but he didn’t plan to let her get a word out.
Maybe later. He bent his head to capture her lips.
And seventy five pounds of fur jumped up on his side.
“The hell?”
Lyn gasped. “Atlas!”
“Af.” Mindful of the dog’s injury, Cruz gave Atlas a gentle shove.
The dog dropped back to all fours, his tongue lolling. Looking from him to Lyn
and back again, Atlas lay back down on his belly.
Jealous. Damn dog was jealous.
Be real. Every dog recognizes a fake. And good men can see through it too.
“I’d really like to help.” Honest. Simple. All the other reasons paled in
comparison to this.
“Whatever is going on, you know more about it than I do.” She licked her lips,
her mouth gone dry.
His gaze dipped, focusing on her mouth. “I might. I know something. I’m not sure
it’s related. But this next question is important.”
Can I kiss you?
Doubtful that was the question he was going to ask. But the moment was
drawing out and she very much wanted for him to ask it. “Okay.”
“Do you think I would hurt you?”
“No!” It popped out before she had time to think about it. Anger burned up from
her chest and spread outward. She scowled. “Of course n—”
He kissed her.
Blog Tour and Excerpt courtesy of:
Barclay Publicity

 

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