Atlas’ handler died in combat and getting through the animal’s grief will take both David Cruz and Evelyn Jones but when working with Atlas puts Lyn in danger it will take both David and Atlas to protect her in this riveting romance.
David has to admit that Lyn’s mesmerizing effect isn’t limited to canines and the reader can’t help but get pulled into the story when teamwork, trust and courage becomes the only way to save two troubled hearts and the dog who loves them both. Sizzling chemistry and emotional turmoil flow from the pages as David and Lyn work together to rehabilitate Atlas with their relationship growing stronger throughout the story despite the obstacles that stand in their way, especially since Lyn has a bit of an issue with military men in general. While the characters do grab the reader’s attention and draw readers into the story, Atlas just may steal the story from them as he steals the reader’s hearts in the fast paced, smooth flowing plot that captivates readers with suspense, excitement and romance.
Spine tingling tension builds in anticipation of Atlas’ recovery but excitement builds as it soon becomes obvious that someone doesn’t want Lyn working with Atlas and is willing to kill to stop her and David has his suspicions on just what their motivations may be. The scenes are well written and capture the imagination while the intriguing events draw the reader in and ensure that they want to know the outcome with a couple of surprising twist adding spice to the story.
I find the idea of sexy ex-military guys training canines for the military and others to be quite intriguing and a refreshingly different change of pace from the norm so I was quite excited to give this new series a try and I am glad that I did as I enjoyed David and Lyn’s story but Atlas is the one who captured my heart.
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 . . .