Another good addition to this series... When I Found You by Kate James (Review)

When I Found You (K-9 Trilogy, #3)When I Found You
(K-9 Trilogy #3)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Summary

Is she part of the solution…or the problem? 

It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego's international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport's chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into question. With explosives the weapon of choice, police K-9 unit captain Logan O'Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer, might be Ariana's best, if not only, line of defense. Logan is certain his belief in Ariana, and his growing love for her, aren't misplaced…but it wouldn't be the first time he's misjudged someone's intentions.

   
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My Review

WHEN I FOUND YOU was a fun romance with some added suspense, which brought extra tension. There were some great swoon-worthy moments, lovable characters, and a climatic-turned-sweet ending. Readers will get to know the K-9 unit's captain and his dog after getting glimpses in the previous two books as well as see some cameos from prior characters. Each book, however, can be read on its own. Recommended to those who enjoy sweet romantic suspense.

I really liked these characters! Ariana feels like she has a lot to prove even though she shouldn't have to. She enjoys her job, but has a rather lonely life. The same is true of Logan who has decided against any meaningful relationships due to the risks of his job as a police officer. From the first time they meet, there are some sparks that neither can ignore even against their wishes to do so. I loved the role Boomer, Logan's dog, took in the story as well.

The story moved at a steady pace and slowly built to a climax as both the danger at the airport increased and the romance came to a head. I thought the plot was really well done and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

I was a little frustrated with the on and off again romance. One moment Ariana would be sending positive signals to Logan and then the exact opposite. Then Logan would do the same. I also felt like their relationship jumped to love pretty quick. I wanted more development there than just chemistry, a few dates, and a few run-ins at the airport.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was another enjoyable story in this series and I'm looking forward to more.

Content: Some violence due to the suspense and mild language.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1)
When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Summary

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal's canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

Read my review HERE.

   
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When Love Matters Most (The K-9 Trilogy, #2)
When Love Matters Most
(K-9 Trilogy #2)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Summary

Keeping her safe at all costs

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD's canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge. Rick has dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels.

But everything Rick and Madison value, and the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick's job, and the risks he's determined to take…

   
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