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When I Found You
(K-9 Trilogy #3)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Is she part of the solution…or the problem?
It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego’s international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport’s chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into question. With explosives the weapon of choice, police K-9 unit captain Logan O’Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer, might be Ariana’s best, if not only, line of defense. Logan is certain his belief in Ariana, and his growing love for her, aren’t misplaced…but it wouldn’t be the first time he’s misjudged someone’s intentions.
When I Found You was my first book from this author. It’s the third in her K-9 trilogy of books, but it worked okay as a standalone. If you have read the others, though, you’ll no doubt appreciate seeing the heroes and heroines from the first two books when they show up in this one.
I really enjoyed the insight that When I Found You gave into both the behind-the-scenes action in airport security and the work that K-9 bomb sniffing dogs do. Fascinating! The mystery was solid, and though I had a pretty good idea as the book went on who might be behind things and why, it wasn’t obvious. It was especially understandable that the people involved wouldn’t immediately suspect them either.
I loved Logan and his relationship with Boomer, his K-9 partner. Though they did make me look askance at my own not-so-well-behaved dog a few times while I was reading. (I know, I know–owner error, not dog. Yeah, yeah, yeah…)
The romance between Logan and Ariana was enjoyable, though Ariana’s tendency to believe the worst about Logan as a potential romantic partner was frustrating. I’ll admit that a few times things did look a little questionable, but it seemed like she consistently took the “he’s a cheater/player” view immediately without giving him any benefit of the doubt. Why? She didn’t seem to have any relationship drama in her past that would have affected her ability to trust him; one person telling her that he got his nickname because he has “moves like Jagger” without seeing any evidence of the same felt like a stretch. As a result, a lot of their relationship drama could have been resolved quickly or even prevented altogether with a bit more conversation, which was frustrating. Still, the ending was sweet and satisfying.
Rating: 3 stars / C+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Other Books in the Series:
When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin
Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.
In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it’s chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.
Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica’s help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?
Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD’s canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge. Rick has dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels.
But everything Rick and Madison value, and the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick’s job, and the risks he’s determined to take…
She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.
July 6th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection, Thoughts of a Blonde & Slice of Life
July 7th: Getting Your Read On
July 8th: Becky on Books
July 10th: Christy’s Cozy Corners
July 11th: EskieMama Reads
July 11th: Brooke Blogs
July 12th: Rockin’ Book Reviews
July 12th: Wishful Endings
July 13th: Mel’s Shelves
July 14th: 23 Review Street & Hardcover Feedback
July 15th: deal sharing aunt
July 17th: underneath the covers & Falling Leaves
June 18th: Grand Finale
US/CAN PRIZE PACK: one K-9 trilogy women’s T-shirt, tote bag and a mug, a signed copy of the award-winning first book in the trilogy, When the Right One Comes Along, a signed copy of The Truth About Hope, signed book plates and a bag of Tim Horton’s coffee.
-Ends July 24th