Necessary ForceTitle:  Necessary Force
Series:  K-9 rescue 0.5 prequel
Author:  D. D. Ayres
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 1, 2014
Publisher:  St. Martin’s
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

It was supposed to be a sexy calendar shoot to raise money for K-9 service dogs. Photographer Georgie Flynn never expected to break all her personal rules and jump into bed with one of the hunky men posing. And after their steamy night together, she certainly never expected to see him again…despite their powerful connection.

When she’s targeted by a stalker and possible bomber, Georgie finds that her gorgeous one-night stand is the only one who can help.

Brad Lawson, an FBI operative, and his K-9 bomb sniffing partner are assigned to protect the pretty photographer–and this time, he’s determined to keep things professional. He just didn’t count on their explosive connection rekindling. But with a deadly threat on the horizon, will he be able to keep his body’s demands in check and complete his mission?

Read on for my thoughts on Necessary Force.  no true spoilers, promise.

Georgie still doesn’t know how this handsome man got past her no one night stand rule.  But here he was, wrapped up in her sheets, sound asleep in all his naked glory.  As her camera shutter clicked repeatedly, she admired his form and wondered why his man got to her so badly.  They would go their separate ways soon, neither one looking for more… but why did that bring on a sad frown.  It’s what she wanted, right?

Months later, Georgie returns from a trip to find her apartment ransacked.  She is naturally frightened, but aside from everything being torn apart only a few cameras and her laptop are missing. After the police leave, Georgie is surprised to find FBI agents at her door wanting to question her and soon her one night stand, who she knew by a far different name, comes in with his K-9 dog to check for explosives, specifically bombs.

Brad knew who he’d be seeing when he got the call.  The FBI had had an interest in Georgie for awhile now, and while he’d played his part in the investigation he hadn’t thought he’d have to face her on the job again.  He was wrong.  Her anger was obvious as he and his dog were introduced and began their search.

Somehow Georgie was connected to a bomber – unknowingly or not was yet to be determined.  But Brad tended to lean toward unknowingly.  The attraction was still there and as badly as he wanted to he would not act on it while he was on the case.

Necessary Force was an intense, page turner.  Yes, it’s a short introduction to the series but it packs quite a punch.  Georgie and Brad were a hot and believable couple.  And while the situation they find themselves in might not be common, in today’s world it is all too plausible.  I’m looking forward to following the rest of the series… in fact, I’ve already downloaded them from Amazon and NetGalley.

If you enjoy a tense, action packed romance then check out Necessary Force.  I think you’ll find it’s well worth your time.

Available for the Kindle