Narrator: Daniel Thomas May, Kristin Kalbli
Series: True Heroes #1
Published by Hachette Audio on February 16, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 8 hours, 17 minutes
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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' 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 hardwired 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....
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I go off on my little tangents sometimes, and the current tangent is K9 series. So I’m trying out the True Heroes series. I appreciate the military or law enforcement characters, the mystery or crime aspects and of course, the dogs. The genre tends to be mystery or romantic suspense.
In Extreme Honor, we have a ex-special forces guy running a training kennel with two ex-military friends. I enjoyed the world and the characters. I connected with the characters but felt the romance happened a little too fast. I think I needed more dialogue to develop them and their relationship.
The mystery plot was hampered by David and Lyn not talking to each other and not really using their resources fully to gather information. Still, it was interesting and exciting. I’m looking forward to more. Currently, book 5 is just being released.
Both narrators were new to me. The male and female narrator alternated based on the point of view. Duet narration has the narrators interchanging within the chapter. It is not a common style but was very enjoyable. Their performances enhanced the listening experience. I was able to listen comfortably at 1.5x speed.
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This sounds like an interesting audiobook. I also enjoy military or law enforcement characters. There’s just something about them.
For me I like them because there is a plot other than the romance, usually a mystery or mission, which gives more complexity to the story. And here we have dogs!
Excellent review. I adore Piper, but haven’t read this series since I”m not a big fan of romantic suspense. I’ve heard great things about it, tho! Thank you!
Thanks! While romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres I chose this because of the dogs. I’m on a K9 binge but most of them are romantic suspense or mystery genre.
Hmm, I have been wanting to try this author. You know I love romantic suspense. I have only listened to this type of interchanging within the chapter once. It was ok.
I hadn’t tried it before that I remember. I think it was fine. I’m going to try the next one in the series but the plot in this one wasn’t as compelling as I like.
This book has been on my list to try since I figure saw it. I love military romances and add in the dogs, and you have my attention.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart
I have the second one from the library but got sidetracked by something else.
[…] The publisher sent me 2 new print copies and I am giving one away. It also contains the book Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake, see my review here. […]