Author: Piper J. Drake
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: As the newest recruit at Search and Protect, Raul has a lot to prove. Luckily, he’s got the best friend and partner a man could ask for: a highly trained, fiercely loyal German Shepherd Dog named Taz. Together, Raul and Taz make an unbeatable team. But their first mission in Hawaii really puts them to the test when an international kidnapping ring sets its sights on the bravest woman Raul’s ever met . . .
Mali knows her latest job has put one hell of a target on her back. And on this small island paradise, there’s nowhere to hide. With a service dog like Taz, Mali feels safe. Sharing close quarters with a smoldering muscle-for-hire like Raul, she feels something else – an unexpected wave of desire. Raul feels it too. But when the kidnappers make their move, he’s got to turn that slow-burning passion into hard-hitting action – and save the life of the woman he loves.
Review: This is a great, action-packed adventure romance with great characters and a beautiful environment, Hawaii, which becomes a character in its own right in the book.
Raul has had several bad experiences working with trans in the military. He’s been left high and dry by the people who were supposed to be there for him–to have his back. Luckily he’s gotten a call from him best friend Arin, who’s served with him. Someone he trusts. She’s possibly found him a new team and a new home. Can he trusts it?
Before he can get settled, he gets an urgent call for help–from Arin’s sister Mali. She’s a researcher and she’s in trouble. Can he help her?
Yes. He didn’t ask any questions, he immediately acts and saves the day. But he didn’t make a great impression on his new team.
Mali is working in a dangerous area, trying to get information on sex trafficking in the area. When her PI blows the warning whistle to scatter, she does, leaving her teammates behind as directed. Unfortunately, she realizes she’s being followed.
What can she do? Light goes on. Her sister Arin is in town. She calls her phone for help and gets a stranger. A stranger who’s willing to help.
Mali drags the Search and Protect crew into her team’s kidnapping, which uncovers a secret organization with illegal international connections that could get them all killed.
Great romantic suspense with characters that I enjoyed getting to know. Thanks!