Review: Explosive Forces (K-9 Rescue #5) by D.D. Ayres

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K-9 Rescue #5
D.D. Ayres
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 1st 2016


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?


Explosive Forces is book five in the K-9 Rescue series by D.D. Ayres. This one stands on it’s own. The only connecting factor between Explosive Forces and the other books in this series is the kennel the K-9 was trained at, yet that’s just a mention.

Carly is sassy, fiery, and goes after what she wants. Noah is a single dad, good at his job, and all out sexy alpha male with his adorable K-9 partner Harley.

Explosive Forces starts off strong with our heroine, Carly, saving the life of our hero, Noah, and his K-9 partner, Harley. It’s a fiery and explosive encounter in more ways then one. Their is no slow burn for this couple. They pretty much take off from the get go even though they don’t know each other. Ones life and carrier is in danger and the others business is about to not get off the ground. There’s an intense plot, it’s fast-paced, entertaining, and full of sweetness that only a K-9 can add too.

I’d classify their romance as insta-love/lust that somehow ended up working out pretty well. I wasn’t overly happy with how quickly these two got together and I will say I was a bit disappointed we didn’t get to see or spend time with Noah’s son. Though I understand why he was out of the picture. The man wants to keep his family safe while he tries to discover who’s out to kill him and his partner.

Explosive Forces was more suspenseful and lighter on the romance, but I enjoyed it. I liked watching these two try to figure out who was framing Noah. The suspense was nicely done. Keeping me on my toes and kept turning those pages to find out what would happen next.

Ayres has definitely climbed on my “must read” list with this phenomenal series. I’m relishing each and every novel in the K-9 Rescue series which gives us a touch of danger, loyal canine companions, fierce heroines, and tantalizing heroes.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Review: Explosive Forces (K-9 Rescue #5) by D.D. Ayres

  1. fabulous review angela!! shared on all my socials!!

    • Glad you enjoyed! Thank’s for visiting and sharing.

  2. This sounds like a series I really need to read. Thanks for sharing it with us! Anne – Books of My Heart

    • You are welcome! Thank’s for visiting and I hope you enjoy when/if you do try the series.

  3. So glad to see you enjoyed this one! The mention of the single dad in the blurb had me excited, too, so it’s too bad you didn’t get to see any interaction in the book.

    Insta-love doesn’t always work for me, either, but I love when it does! Great review.

    • Ya, single parents you kinda hope to see those interactions, so I was a little disappointed in that. It turned out well and I had fun. Their are others in the series I loved more, but still a good addition. The K9’s are what pull me into the stories. I love them.

  4. I’ve got to try this series. I love the K9 aspect. I even own book one on audio. I just need to get time to fit it into the schedule. Hopefully, soon.
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    • I’ve had fun with this series. The K9’s are great. I love them. Hope you enjoy!