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The Book Barista Reviews: Primal Force by D.D. Ayres

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Title:  Primal Force

Series: K-9 Rescue #3

Author:  D.D. Ayres

Release Date:  September 1, 2015

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ISHO SummaryJori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crime—thanks 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 it’s hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tail—and 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, he’s reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainer—the gorgeous Jori Garrison—he can’t 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.

isho-my-opinion2I was pretty excited to start this third book in D.D. Ayres’ K-9 Rescue series.  I’ve been reading since the beginning and am pretty much hooked on this series.

Once again, D.D. Ayres has created a story line and characters that have you completely immersed and totally vested in their outcome.

Law Batisse is a sexy badass veteran who, against his will and at his sister’s urging, ends up with a service dog to help with his PTSD.  When he gets the dog, Samantha, he also meets her trainer Jori.  Their attraction is instant.  Although neither one of them is looking for a relationship, especially not Law, they give in to “the moment”.

Jori has just come out of prison for a crime she was wrongly convicted of and is starting a new life as a service dog trainer. She fully understands that Law doesn’t think he needs Samantha but Jori is pretty confident that if he just gives it time he and Sam will bond.  She’s also hopeful for herself and Law. I enjoyed their journey in coming to terms with what they each mean to one another.

As much as I love Law and Jori together – yes, they are hot and steamy, I totally fell in love with Samantha aka Sam.  I loved that D.D. Ayres puts in a few parts from Sam’s POV. I mean I REALLY REALLY LOVED IT!!! Sam is just doing her job and doing it well despite Law’s stubbornness.  Throw a feisty cat named Argyle into the mix and we’ve got a fantastic cast of characters.

Again, D.D. Ayres wrote a great story with plenty of intrigue and hot moments.  I gave Primal Force four delicious steamy cappuccinos.

four cappuccinos

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