Monday, September 12, 2016

Quote-tastic/Review-- an, erm, ocular accident --Rival Forces by D.D. Ayres

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I'm fairly new to Ayres but, yall! They're so good. Hunky heroes and their working dogs and awesome heroines, too. So this one. Kye has a search and rescue pup. She's a Toller and a little high maintenance and I just loved him with her. This was them on the way to the kennels the heroine runs...
Kye glanced over at Lily, who occupied the kennel beside him on the seat of the rental car. He reached between the bars with his fingers and scratched her snout. "I know this isn't our usual assignment. It's more Lucy and Ricky Ricardo than search and rescue. Your job. Be charming. I'll be comic relief. Oh, and don't get eaten by the locals." The kennel would be full of alpha K-9s happy to assert their authority. "Think you can do that?"

Lily gave a series of high-pitched yips between finger licks, her thick tail beating the bars because it wasn't free to wag.

"That's my girl."
So. Things are a bit, erm, tense at the start. Homeboy had bailed on her like 10 years earlier and she's still a mite pissed. 
"I asked you to get out. Now I'm telling you." Her expression doubled down on the anger. "I'm not interested in your dog's problems or you. Get out of my house, you no-good, turn-tail-and-run, worthless piece of shit."

Well, that left no uncertainty about her feelings for him. She still hated his guts.
But damn his sexy self it's hard to stay made. This totally had me snorting... 
He settled hips against the kitchen counter and crossed his legs. She didn't glance at his package deliberately. It was an ocular accident.

Rival Forces (K-9 Rescue #4)

Oh yes. Ayres is definitely climbing my "must read" authors list with this knock out series. Hunky men, fierce heroines, amazing canine companions. Catch your breath sexy with a chaser of danger. Rival Forces was a damn good time.

The quick of it is that something is going on in Yardley's life and her brother has asked one of his old buddies to stop by and make sure she's okay without realizing he's the guy she got all hot and heavy with a decade earlier and that had bailed on her. She'll be damned if she wants him on her property now! A stubborn male, impossible to ignore chemistry, and a sudden threat, though, change things right quick.

I loved these two. Their past history, the initial clashing of wills, the chemistry and sex appeal that just flowed off of them. Plus their love of dogs. Both are involved with working dogs. Training and partnering with them. I loved that. They're both rather kickass and have that take no prisoners attitude. And oh the sparks flew--even if it pissed her off--and were delicious. It may have been freezing and snowing out but these two kept things nice and steamy. There's also one very intriguing dance that happens (he's from Hawaii and, yeah. Yeah.)

The suspense was nicely done and kept things moving at a good clip as a past relationship comes back into Yardley's life and brings all kinds of unknown danger. It got my blood pumping a couple times and was a neat way to see both of their dogs in action and doing what they were trained for. His for search and rescue (Lily a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) and hers for danger assessment and protection (Oleg a Czech wolfdog). That was such a neat aspect to the book and man those pups were characters! Honestly that might have been my favorite part of the book. The dogs and then the dogs with their handlers and each other. They have very different and distinct personalities and I totally fell for them.

My only complaint was not getting Marines right. It was used in passing but seriously. Always capitalized (they aren't ocean life, yall) and never an ex-Marine unless dishonorably discharged.

All in all, though.... Ayres is rocking this series something fierce. They're fantastic on audio as well. I read this one but the previous I did on audio and woo! the narrator did a fabulous job.

When it comes to training K-9 patrol dogs, Yardley Summers always trusts her instincts. But when it comes to dating men, she keeps her heart on a very short leash. Mostly, she’s too busy with her four-legged trainees at Harmonie Kennels to commit to a relationship. Only two men have managed to distract her: a handsome Doctors Without Borders physician who’s suddenly gone missing—and the red-hot dog trainer from her past who’s suddenly back in her life…

Now a K-9 rescue team leader, Kye McGarren has never forgotten the days he trained at Yardley’s camp—or the nights he spent in her arms. When he hears that Yardley is on a mission to find the missing doctor, Kye is determined to keep her out of danger. With his K-9 partner by his side, he joins Yardley on a death-defying mission—one that reignites their mutual passion. Will Kye be able to rescue his romantic rival…without losing the woman he loves?


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