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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Monday, November 7, 2016

ARC Review! Explosive Forces by D.D. Ayres

Danger is heating up…

When Carly Reese’s beloved fashion boutique catches fire, she sees her dreams go up in smoke. The good news is that Carly was saved from the flames by a barking dog nearby. She soon discovers the heroic pooch is a trained K-9 who’s guarding his unconscious partner …a gorgeous firefighter who ends up in Carly’s arms.

Noah Glover and his K-9 are a fearless duo, and Noah has clearly met his match with the brave, beautiful Carly. Soon they team up to track down the arsonist behind the blast – a psychotic criminal who’s intent on framing Noah. Meanwhile, the sparks between Noah and and Carly could ignite a five-alarm fire. Should they smother their feelings in the name of justice…or fan the flames of passion?
I enjoyed this book overall, even though I struggled with it in the middle.  The starting is really compelling, and different.  The ending, well it ends with a sort of HEA.  But in the middle I struggled with thisone.  I think because, to me, there really was only one reasonable suspect but the middle of the book was really focused on the who-dunnit aspect and there was not real mystery there for me.

I liked Carly and Noah, but I never really felt like I got to know them.  There wasn't as much of their couple as I wanted and too much focus on the mystery.

The writing was strong.  The characters and dialog were also good, if a little underdeveloped.  However, I do think this was the intent of the author, to focus on the story and make the romance more of a secondary part of the story.

I do recommend this book, but with the caveat that it is a little more of a suspense and mystery than a romance and the HEA is not obvious.

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