Series: True Heroes

ULTIMATE COURAGE by Piper J. Drake

ULTIMATE COURAGE by Piper J. Drake

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ULTIMATE COURAGE by Piper J. DrakeUltimate Courage by Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes #2
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyMiranda

LOVE IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY

Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together, one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope's Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct.

Elisa's past never stays in her rearview mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she's never felt safer . . . or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.

Ultimate Courage is a passionate love story filled with fiery emotions and adventure.  Piper J. Drake continues her True Heroes series in style with Ultimate Courage.  I seriously cannot get enough of this series and the characters within.  As a reader I felt like I was returning home to the family as I read through the pages.  I LOVE these people and the dogs!

 

Ultimate Courage opens with our heroine Elisa Hall on the run and in the need of help.  Our hero Alex Rojas is ex-military suffering from PTSD while single parenting his rambunctious daughter Selena “Boom” Rojas.  Elisa and Alex’s paths cross and are forever changed.  These two are like magnets once they connect there is no pulling them apart. Their chemistry is on fire and as they explore it the pages get hot, hot, hot!  Speaking of chemistry there is another character that enchants the reader and that would be Souze.  Souze is a German Shepard Dog that is rehabilitating at Hope’s Crossing Kennels.  Souze is having trouble rehabbing but he may just be perfection for Elisa and Alex.  I love their journey together throughout the book.

 

I love the themes throughout the book. Ultimate Courage features strong family connections whether by blood or by choice.  The connection between the men of Hope’s Crossing Kennels and the people that surround them is powerful.  They are all a force to be reckoned with.  Ultimate Courage is also about survival.  You can feel such hope while reading.  All of the characters are struggling with different levels of issues and they are surviving the best they can while leaning on each other.  I love this!

 

If you want a thrilling, heartwarming read then Ultimate Courage is a MUST!  Drake redefines the action hero with the strong, sexy, sensitive men of her True Heroes series and the dogs they train! I am Joyfully Recommending Ultimate Courage! I cannot wait for the next book!

EXTREME HONOR by Piper J. Drake

EXTREME HONOR by Piper J. Drake

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EXTREME HONOR by Piper J. DrakeExtreme Honor by Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes #1
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyMiranda

Former Soldier David Cruz may have left the military but he didn’t go far. He now helps our canine heroes rehabilitate.  At the Hope’s Crossing Kennel David trains dogs in need of special help.  His current trainee is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois who lost his partner in combat.  Since Atlas arrived David has been unable to create a bond with the dog.

 

Evelyn Jones a successful dog whisperer has been sent in to help with Atlas.  She’s a firecracker with the attitude to match.  David may be put off by her attitude but he can’t deny she’s gorgeous.  Lyn also manages to immediately connect with Atlas.  It doesn’t take long for David to connect with Lyn as well.

 

Grief isn’t the only thing Atlas must overcome.  Danger haunts the shadows waiting to strike out.  Will David be able to protect Lyn and Atlas?

 

I LOVE Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake.  There are so many things about this book that I love I don’t know where to begin.  I was enthralled right away with Atlas’ background.  Drake created a wonderful connection between the reader and her characters in Extreme Honor.  She also managed to develop top-notch suspense surrounding heroic Atlas and the danger lurking in their midst.

 

David definitely has the sensual, soldier with a heart of gold vibe oozing off the pages.  He has plenty of internal scars of his own but I wouldn’t mind taking him home to meet the parents!  I get such a kick out of his first meeting with Lyn.  She’s giving him the alpha chick, “I’m not taking any sh*t” attitude, but he manages to play it cool and sexy. I knew then that these two where not going to have any trouble in the chemistry department.

 

Extreme Honor captures the heart with its endearing characters, steamy passion and fantastic plot! I was on the edge of my seat from page one until the thrilling end! I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in Piper J. Drake’s True Heroes series.

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