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Ultimate Courage by Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes #2
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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…
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!