True Heroes #3
Piper J Drake
December 20, 2016
Grand Central Publishing - Forever
Digital and Mass Market Paperback
LOVE IS THE GREATEST RISK OF ALL
After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military working dogs like Haydn, a German Shepherd Dog who’s seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can’t have. But Forte’s success means he’s made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . .
When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she’s constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she’ll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger -and the sparks between them- could consume them both.
Praise for Absolute Trust:
"With an action-filled plot riddled with suspense and tension, Drake’s latest in her True Heroes series is the best one yet. Steady pacing, engaging storytelling and genuine, vulnerable characters (coupled with the endearing heroic dogs that protect and love them) make this romance shine." ~ RT Book Reviews
Between one moment and the next, he was right there next to her, kneeling so they were face to face. She let out the air in her lungs in a rush, not sure of what she wanted to do or what he was planning to do. She parted her lips but didn’t say anything, didn’t want to put another question out there for him to address before he answered the one she really wanted to know.
Because she was hoping he was here for her—not his childhood friend—but for the very adult version of her who’d been waiting for him all this time.
Faster than she could react, his lips caught hers. The contact rushed through her in a lightning shot of surprise. Years of bottled-up frustration bubbled up and she leaned into him with a soft gasp.
And then he pulled back and she was left trying to catch her breath.
Slowly, carefully, he slid his arms around her back and under her knees. He cradled her against his chest and tucked her head under his chin. Circled as she was in his embrace, he held her close. He pressed his lips against her hair.
“That was too close yesterday, Sophie.” His voice was low, gruff, and almost cracked with emotion. “The thought of losing you just about killed me.”
I'm so glad that I did. Since the first book I've been hooked! I found that Drake writes wonderful stories that suck you in and keep you there until you finish. I also love her hero's. There is something about them. You just know they will always be there for you.
Plus...they are so HOT!!!!
I'm just saying! We have finally come to Brandon's story. Throughout the first two books in the series he was there but you kinda didn't get to know him that much. In fact, you wanted to know more about him because of that fact alone.
He was a mystery!
The only idea you had was that he was close to Sophie. Now Sophie was a open book since the beginning. She just let everyone see...her! I really liked that about her. Brandon needed someone open and loving to show him how much value he has.
Pretty much from the start of this story you won't be able to put it down. It moves very quickly. I really love that in a book. As a whole the story was wonderful and well worth reading! In fact, the whole series is well worth reading!
I think the only negative I could say about the series is that until this story I didn't really feel like the character (all of them) really came together. Small potatoes, right? I would read the series in order because it just makes it much better. I can't wait to see what's next!
If you've read Absolute Trust or any other book by Piper J. Drake I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading!
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Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing award-winning sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.
Now, Piper writes romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.
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