Review: Absolute Trust (True Heroes, #3) by Piper J. Drake (DNF)

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True Heroes, #3
Piper J. Drake
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
December 20th 2016
Won a Copy


After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd 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.


I ended up stopping at pg. 124 around 38% in.

This is the first time I’ve read Ms. Drake and a book in the True Heroes series. Their are previous characters around, ones that are couples now and friends to our leads, and so I’m missing out on the connections. I don’t feel the camaraderie or friendships like I might if I read the books in order.

As for Absolute Trust everything feels slow. The plot is slow and the romance is nonexistent. Even with them both having torches for each other since high school. I’m just not feeling the the chemistry and romance.

Up to this point no action has happened. We’ve had a car booming and an attempted apartment burglary/try to kill our heroine, but it wasn’t action associated, just things that happened to our leads, then we move on.

I’m not sure if I’ll try reading this again. I do have book one on request at my library and maybe I’ll pick up Absolute Trust again after I try out the previous books published.

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7 comments on “Review: Absolute Trust (True Heroes, #3) by Piper J. Drake (DNF)

  1. […] Review: Absolute Trust (True Heroes #3) by Piper J. Drake (DNF) […]

  2. Sorry this didn’t work for you Angela. I totally get why, though, and would probably have stopped reading, too. I want there to be more than torch-bearing when we are almost half-way into a romance.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Weekend Wrap-up #196 – Sun / Rain – rinse and repeatMy Profile

    • It happens now and then. I’ve read both books 1 and two now and I know I won’t be rereading or trying to rereading this one. The first one was meh and the second just ok. Thank’s or stopping in.

  3. Oh that’s too bad. I read book one and had fun with it but then lost track of the series.
    herding cats recently posted…“You Wouldn’t Like It. It’s Not YOUR Kind Of Book”My Profile

    • Their are only three books in the series. Hope’s Crossing Kennels only has three main guys that came together to start the Kennel/Training facility. I’m currently reading book 2 Ultimate Courage. I finished book 1 and it was just meh to me. It’s not looking promising to try and read 3 again.

  4. The was my least favorite of the series. Book 1 was GREAT!
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    • I just finished book one and it was so so for me. The except that’s in book one though, for book two has me intrigued.