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Ultimate Courage

By: Piper J. Drake
Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May,Kristin Kalbli
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Love is an act of bravery.

Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope's Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct.

Elisa's past never stays in her rearview mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she's never felt safer...or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.

©2016 Piper J. Drake (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Love Love Love the Dog

While I enjoyed the main characters Alex (dog trainer & single dad) and Eiisa (woman on the run from crazy ex-fiancé), the dog (no idea how to spell his name) and Alex's daughter Boom stole the show.

There were some issues with the plot (a little too rushed, a few dumb moments) yet overall it was engaging and entertaining. The author is obviously talented so her books should just keep getting better.

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Ultimate Courage

I'm kind of surprised the dog didn't have more of a role in the story, but I guess an unsocialized dog wouldn't interact with people the same way a normal dog would. That said, I liked the twist on "heroine running from abusive ex" storyline.

I have a general complaint about "love at first sight" stories. Especially when the woman is emotionally traumatized by her ex. There's no reason the author can't drag it out over months instead of a single week. All I'd need would be a prologue and a heading saying "6 months later". It would be more believable & not take me out of the story everytime it's mentioned the couple has only known each other for a week. 🙄

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Why the porn??

Good story, but I feel as if the author could have developed the characters better if she didn't spend time writing the porn

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Could have done without the porn.

I was very disappointed with the narration. When I saw that there was both a man and a woman narrator I thought, wonderful, the woman would do the women's voices and the man would do the men's. No, they just alternated chapters. I do not enjoy that type of narration. That and the porn ruined the book for me. I will not read anymore by this author.

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Action !

Liked the overall premise; would have enjoyed more action involving the dogs. Not so much about what the main characters were thinking . Really enjoyed the narrators.
Good work.

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Ultimate Courage

I’m loving this series. It’s becoming more and more interesting with each book I finish.

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Disappointed

I do not like sexual content. I won’t finish this book. So sad that it is hard to find Godly books. Yes, I know my comments will never make the reviews. You can remove the book from my library. I wasted a point.

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Compelling Story!

A good plot, relatable characters, and smooth writing. I enjoyed the chemistry between Rojas and Elisa. The beginning reeled me in and kept me hooked until the end.

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Great Series

I read the first book in the series and had to get the rest. These all had great characters and I loved the dog aspect. It was great to be able to learn a bit more about military service dogs from a different perspective. I've been aware and have a bit of info on service dogs as emotional companions for vets. This was a different side of military dogs and had a wonderful romance element in all of the books.

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A heartwarming story

I totally live these dog stories. Of course, with both the guy & woman being beautiful, you can’t help but know they will get together. Having regular size & looks sometime would be nice in one of these stories. But we all can dream can’t we??

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