Honoring a promise to a fallen comrade, former army medic David Evans heads to Arizona to check up on the soldier's sister. But as his train pulls into Desert Valley, David witnesses a drug run gone wrong and narrowly avoids the bullets flying his way. And when the police show up, he discovers the investigating officer is the woman he's supposed to look after. With a fiercely protective K-9 partner and a new badge, Whitney Godwin insists she can take care of herself and her infant daughter. But the criminals want both David and Whitney permanently silenced, so David will stop at nothing to protect the family he yearns to join.
Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners
This was a pretty good book. Whitney is a K9 rookie officer. She and her partner were supposed to be moving on to a bigger precinct but loyalty and orders have kept her in small town Desert Valley. I really liked her and how determined she was to be the best at everything. She wants a well rounded life but she is also obsessed by the murders that have been occurring, one in particular.
David was good friends with Whitney's brother and came all the way around the world to find her after making a promise to her brother as he died. I loved the loyalty and determination he showed by following through on this promise. Maybe her brother was sending him specifically for his sister? There are several mysteries woven together and I liked how the story flowed. There were parts of this book that I really, really enjoyed. For instance the very start of it, I loved how Whitney and David met. But I just didn't feel a connection with the characters at all. Still I will read more in the series just so I can find out some answers!
It was a 3/5 for me. It solves some of the questions but leaves some still open.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.