Title: Ultimate Courage
Author: Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing- Forever
Pages: 336 pages
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Elisa Hall is good at starting from scratch. Leaving an abusive relationship in her rearview, she packs everything she owns into the trunk of her car and heads for refuge with her friend in Hope’s Crossing, North Carolina.
Alex Rojas returned from his second deployment as a Navy SEAL to find his condo empty and divorce papers on the breakfast table. Now he’s building a life for himself and his daughter at Hope’s Crossing kennels training younger dogs and handlers to search and rescue, struggling to adjust to life back in the States and as a single father.
When Elisa shows up at the kennels, it’s obvious she’s running from something. Luckily, the dogs and trainers at Hope’s Crossing are more than capable of warding off trouble. And with every minute he spends with Elisa, Alex becomes even more and more determined to protect the woman he’s certain he won’t be able to live without…
Alex Rojas is a single parent, father of Serena, aka ‘Boom’. After meeting Alex in hospital, Elisa Hall jumps to conclusions about him until she sees his softer side. Well, Alex is a ex-SEAL and dog handler and he’s a rather handsome looking one too! After he shows her so much kindness and she forgets to thank him, she completely reevaluates her thoughts about him. Alex struggles daily to control his PTSD and is rehabilitating a former guard dog. When Elisa is offered a job at Hope’s Crossing Kennels she stays and begins to form relationships with both the dogs and their trainers. As Elisa and Alex get to know one another, what could possibly happen? You’re just going to have to read to find out!
This is a superb romantic suspense novel which is engaging, well paced and thrilling! The story truly is a whirlwind and the writing is exceptional. The characters are well-developed throughout the story and have very complex different circumstances. It’s action packed fun which makes this book a real page turner! I can’t recommend this book enough! I can’t wait to find out what will happen next…
About Piper J. Drake
Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has recently received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.
Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.
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