Author: Piper J. Drake
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
What We’re Talking About:
Gikany and Una thought Absolute Trust might have been the last book in the True Heroes series. We are happy to say that it is not the final book. We liked Brandon and Sophie’s story overall and look forward to more.
Since the first book where we met Brandon and Sophie (and couldn’t help but observe their tension) we have waited for their story. Although there were a couple odd notes, Brandon and Sophie’s journey was a satisfying one. Sophie and Brandon’s trouble was never their attraction to each other or their personalities. Brandon felt he needed to make something of himself so he could hope to be worthy of Sophie. Sophie never understood why Brandon ran off from her, and it remained a sore point with her once Brandon returned. To make things worse, he never tried to rekindle their relationship; he seemed content with her friendship.
The tension and attraction between Brandon and Sophie was tangible. Her giving nature was a compliment to Brandon’s devotion and protectiveness. There was a strong theme of second chances in this journey and we really liked it. Brandon did have to prove himself to Sophie, but she forgave him easily once the truth was out. The plot against Sophie seemed strange, but plausible. Although the perpetrators appeared to be very experienced, they seemed to go for convoluted methods rather than a taking a simpler rout.
We enjoyed having one of the dogs in the kennel be a main character. Hadyn, a German Sheppard Dog, was a fascinating character. His training was, of course, an excellent bonus for Brandon and Sophie as they worked to keep Sophie safe. However, the addition of the cat was a bit odd. Although we enjoyed the interaction between the cat and Hadyn, we did think the cat tagging along for an on-the-run getaway a bit strange.
Overall, we liked Absolute Truth and look forward to more in the series. With the kennel expanding, we anticipate more staff joining them and therefore more stories in this engaging world. Brandon and Sophie’s story was worth waiting for. If you enjoy a military romance with furry sidekicks, you may want to pick up this series.
Our Rating: B, Liked It
About the Book:
LOVE IS THE GREATEST RISK OF ALL
After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd who’s seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can’t have. But Forte’s success means he’s made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . .
When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she’s constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she’ll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger -and the sparks between them- could consume them both.
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Series: True Heroes #3
Genre: Military Romance/Suspense
Format(s): Paperback (320 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Reviews in the Series:
Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake (True Heroes #1)
Ultimate Courage by Piper J. Drake (True Heroes #2)