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Her Delta Force Protecto by Sandra Owens
Series: K-9 Defenders #2
Published by Carina Press on December 27, 2022
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Everyone thinks Harper Jansen is dead.
She is not, and she wants her life back.
When Harper—very much alive but terrified—calls Kade Church, he does what is programmed in his DNA: he protects. Delta Force operator Kade and Duke, his military K-9 school flunker, have the skills to keep Harper safe.
Kade has never allowed himself to think of Harper as more than his best friend, but as they join forces to bring the men who tried to kill her to justice, long-buried feelings surface. And Duke may be a goofball and see everything as a game, but when it counts, he proves he’s more than a boot camp dropout.
The K-9 Defenders series doesn’t have a trained K-9, rather smart dogs. The men have law enforcement connections and do use their dogs to help them. The series is about three brothers. The first book In His Protection features police chief, Tristan who has a loved dog, Fuzz. He has two brothers. Kade is a special ops military guy and Parker is the fire chief. Tristan is the oldest and lives in the family home with Parker and niece, Everly. Parker is also a successful artist.
Kade has just left the military and has a dog which belonged to his best friend, Harper. Harper died recently. Or so he thought until she shows up desperately needing help. Harper isn’t stupid but she did put her nose into a bad situation which ends up with people trying to kill her. Luckily she has come to the right family for protection. Tristan stays with his fiance, Skye, leaving his living suite for Harper. They both work on her case. Kade and his new employers, also manage a big effort.
Things get very dangerous and Kade and Harper have to leave the family home, after an attack there. The team sets up a plan to get the bad guys which goes well. Except Harper wants to be more active than her skills warrant and gets herself into trouble.
I love this family and the found family they are creating. The brothers are wonderful people but there are issues from their childhood abandonment which they have to sort when they are looking at a relationship. The characters are well developed, including the dogs who are very much part of the family and the story. We get both Kade and Harper’s point of view. I love the work Kade and Harper choose to do, now they are out of the military.
I am loving this series and the characters. They know sexy, too. The dogs are an added pleasure because they are pretty amazing.
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