Irresistible Force (K-9 Rescue #1)-D D Ayers

When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…
For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.
Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?

Irresistible Force is the first book in the romantic suspense K-9 Rescue series by D.D Ayres and is told through the dual POV of both characters.
I loved the idea of this book and bringing in the K-9 unit really sealed the deal for me to read it. Unfortunately I felt there were elements that were really lacking for me.

James was a likeable character and I loved the relationship he had with his dog Bogart. The idea of this great relationship working together to save the damsel in distress that was Shay’s character seemed like a good plot line to me. But in actuality it just felt like there was too much going on with this story.

Shay had a child hood trauma that left her with a sealed Juvie record and frequent trips to therapists. There was a stalker, abusive ex-boyfriend. She was followed, had abusive phone calls, damage and tampering to her car. The list seemed to go on and on, it all just got too much for me, so much overkill for one story.

I felt if the author had concentrated on the romance and building relationship between Shay and James building trust ect, after the events of shay’s ex the story would have been so much better. It was just too much. When things were finally explained, I was loosing the battle with my OCD not to give up on a story, to push through to the end.

I think I liked the story but I sure didn’t love it, it felt like hard work more than enjoyable. I’m not sure if this story gave me enough to read further K-9 books but we will see.

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