Necessary Force by D. D. Ayres

Posted July 30, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | | 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Necessary Force by D. D. AyresNecessary Force by D. D. Ayres
Series: K-9 Rescue #.5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on July 1, 2014
Pages: 100
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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It was supposed to be a sexy calendar shoot to raise money for K-9 service dogs. Photographer Georgie Flynn never expected to break all her personal rules and jump into bed with one of the hunky men posing. And after their steamy night together, she certainly never expected to see him again…despite their powerful connection.
When she's targeted by a stalker and possible bomber, Georgie finds that her gorgeous one-night stand is the only one who can help.

Brad Lawson, an FBI operative, and his K-9 bomb sniffing partner are assigned to protect the pretty photographer--and this time, he’s determined to keep things professional. He just didn't count on their explosive connection rekindling. But with a deadly threat on the horizon, will he be able to keep his body’s demands in check and complete his mission?


Quick Review

Georgie Flynn is a photojournalist who gets caught up in an FBI investigation, looking for a bomber they think is connected to her. They’re not sure if she’s a willing accomplice or being unwittingly manipulated. Brad Lawson is the K-9 bomb technician assigned to watch her, who happened to be her one-night stand weeks before.

This story had a great start and managed to develop a solid story in just a few pages. The romance smoked from the onset but suffered a bit at the end because of its brevity. But, the ending held promise and the novella set up the series perfectly. Isn’t that what a novella is supposed to do?

Oh, and let’s not forget Zander, the bomb-sniffing canine. His relationship with His handler was touching, which helped me forgive Brad’s duplicity. I love having a pooch be front and center in a story and am excited about what’s next in this series.

About D. D. Ayres

A veteran author of romance and women’s fiction, D.D. Ayres is new to Romantic Suspense. She believes the lure of romance is always the human connection. Put that connection in physical jeopardy, and and we learn a bit moreabout who we really are.

With her K-9 Rescue series, D.D. hopes you will enjoy her sexy, suspenseful portrayals of K-9 teams at their best.

D.D. lives in Texas with her husband and a soft-coated Wheaten terrier named Zoe.

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6 responses to “Necessary Force by D. D. Ayres

  1. It must be crazy, but I think the book caught my eye because there’s a dog on the cover, I didn’t even look at the hunk lol !

  2. I do love books with dogs! I kind of like that they have prequel novellas to set up the rest of the series. Glad you enjoyed!