Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crime—thanks to her no-good ex-fiancé. Now she just wants to live her life in peace with her beloved dogs. No men, no complications. But it’s hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tail—and the attraction is fierce, mutual, and dangerous…
Lauray "Law" Batisse is a Military Police veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan. Haunted by the loss of his K-9 partner in combat, he’s reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainer—the gorgeous Jori Garrison—he can’t fight his primal instincts. And neither can Jori. This sexy alpha male might be the only man strong enough to unleash her desires. And when unseen enemies start hunting them down, he and his new K-9 partner might be her only hope… to survive.
D.D.: Thanks for recognizing that! I was shooting for complexity in Lauray. He has returned home from combat with serious physical and emotional damage, and his struggle to regain normalcy, and his willingness to accept help (both human and K9) is part and parcel of that struggle. Vets with PTSD have serious issues, but they can be helped and even become better human beings with that help. That’s Lauray. At least, I hope so!
D.D.: Yes. It was a total learning experience! I received invaluable help from several service dog facilities in the North Texas area, but particularly Patriot Paws in Rockwall, Texas. And people told me stories of their experiences both training and using service dogs.
Never meant to imply your writing to be a guilty pleasure at all but an item of guilty pleasure for a job well don't. You know like they say, "I made it I accomplished my goal." We are glad that you did that for yourself for sure. You deserved it for a job well done.
So sorry to hear that our pets do become a part of the family. Ours, he is the only one that doesn't know he is not human.
D.D.: My next book in the K-9 Rescue Series is titled Rival Forces and it is Yardley Summers’s story. She is the woman who owns Harmonie Kennels, and is the one thread that runs through all the books. It is scheduled for May 2016 release. It will feature not one but two love interests, and not one but two (very different) K-9s! I’m very excited!