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Ayres is back with another fun and exciting K-9 Rescue tale that features the prominent use of charming canine companions. The story focuses around a struggling pet detective who may have bitten off more than she can chew. Ayres does a terrific job developing and layering these characters so that their burgeoning relationship feels real and connected. Ayres and romantic suspense are a great mix!

Following a devastating event in her previous career that left her with post-traumatic stress disorder, Macayla Burkett has taken a job being a pet detective, specializing in locating missing or stolen pets. Her newest case of a pair of stolen racing greyhounds goes south when she finds them dead, and worries that further horrors may have happened. Oliver Kelly, a co-owner of a K-9 search and rescue team, and his canine partner Jackeroo are in town to give a speech at a convention when he spots Macayla. She thinks Oliver must be part of the local stripper show, but soon learns how wrong she is. The sparks between them fly, but danger is stalking Macayla after her most recent discovery — and Oliver will do all he can to protect her. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jun., $7.99) 
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith


Macayla Burkett is no ordinary private eye. She’s a pet detective, dedicated to tracking down missing dogs and cats. When two famous racing greyhounds disappear and turn up dead, Macayla finds herself in the midst of a much more serious case. And when the thieves target her and threaten her life, she realizes she’s in grave danger—until a ridiculously handsome stranger enters the picture …

Oliver Kelly may look like a male stripper, but his muscles aren’t just for show. The gorgeous Australian is co-owner of a K-9 Search and Rescue service dedicated to saving those in danger. When he and his K-9 partner, an Australian shepherd named Jackeroo, rescue the fiery detective from trouble, the sparks begin to fly. And when they join forces to stop a widespread case of animal theft, it unleashes a torrent of passion that’s impossible to tame…

Don't miss Physical Forces, a K-9 Rescue novel from D. D. Ayres!

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