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Irresistible Force (K-9 Rescue #1)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  1,134 Ratings  ·  205 Reviews
When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained poli
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Originally posted on The Book Nympho

I'm not sure who I liked more...James or his K-9 partner, Bogart. No matter as they both kept me in the story.

A bit of background
It starts right off at full speed when Officer James Cannon tracks his "stolen" partner near an isolated cabin in the woods of North Carolina. Bogart's with Shay Appleton and the showdown between the three isn't pretty.

Once they figure out each other's situation, James gets Bogart back but not before he realizes that Shay seemed t
Sep 08, 2014 Yodamom rated it it was ok
James a K-9 officer is searching for his stolen partner, Bogart. It has been a month and he has finally narrowed in on his location. He witnesses the prime suspect playing fetch with his partner in front of a cabin. He hardly pays attention to the man in the woods dressed in camp and carrying a riffle. ( oh really ?) When he confronts the prime suspect a skittish woman with serious denial issues. She will not admit that the dog she adopted a month ago is his dog no matter how much the dog ...more

Irresistible Force is the first book in the romantic suspense K-9 Rescue series by D.D Ayres and is told through the dual POV of both characters. There was a novella (0.5) released before this book, Necessary Force, but I didn’t read it and don’t feel like I missed out on anything. Both stories can be considered stand-alone books. The second book in the series, Force of Attraction, is expected to be released in the Spring of 2015.

A misunderstanding is what brings the two main characters in this
This was not my cup of tea - too moody, wordy and all in all lacking any sense of romance. The main characters were not cliched for the most part, nor were they underdeveloped or unlikable, but the plot had some big holes and some irritating tropes - mainly the jealous, obsessive, unreasonable, all bad exes. I don't know if I would have finished it if it wasn't for a challenge, given from Ezi. I'll try something else from this author down the road, but I'll carefully read the reviews beforehand.
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
This book had all the makings of a great romantic suspense. Hot cover, sexy man in uniform and interesting blurb with a stolen police dog. Unfortunately I couldn't warm to the heroine. She was a victim as a child, but she was still playing the victim card as an adult. One minute she is all over the hero and the next she is giving him a split lip. I also found her inability to stick up for herself annoying to the extreme. Fortunately I liked the suspense plot so that kept me reading until the ...more
T's Book ~ Tanja
Jun 26, 2014 T's Book ~ Tanja rated it liked it
Is a dog really man’s best friend or can he be persuaded? Such a cute idea for a book. A K-9 officer has his dog stolen and finds him in the arms of a woman who saved him from being euthanized. Only now both have an attachment to Prince/Bogart. Adorable right? I just wished it flowed better. I was at 25% and we were still on day one. Yes, there is some “insta infatuation” going on but that didn’t bother me so much.

I was confused by Shay; one minute she was this fierce independent woman, and the
May Mostly Romance
Oct 16, 2014 May Mostly Romance rated it did not like it
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เรืองเริมตนไดนารักดีนะคะ พระเอกตามเบาะแสเกียวกับคูหูทีโดนลักพาตัวไป จนมาถึงกระทอมทีนางเอกพักอาศัยอยู กอนเรืองจะเฉลยวา "คูหู" ทีพระเอกตามหากคือนองหมาหนวย K9 ซึงนางเอกรับมาเลียงโดยไมรูวา โดนลักพาตัวมา

หลังจากพูดคุยจนเขาใจเรืองราวทีเกิดขึน นางเอกซึงมีปมชีวิตวัยเดก ประกอบกับถูกแฟนเกาตามรังควาน กไมยอมสงคือนองหมาใหกับพระเอกงาย ๆ แมจะรูแกใจวา เขาคือเจาของ เพราะเธอไดรักและผูกพันดวยกันไปแลว การกระทำของนางเอกทีไมยอมคืนหมาไมเทาไหรนะคะ แตเราไมชอบสิงทีเธอพยายามจะทำ กคือการแจงความวา พระเอกบุกรุกทีพักของเธอเพือ
Aug 05, 2014 Pamela rated it liked it
Irresistible Force is the first full length novel in the K-9 Rescue series. It is a well written and professionally edited romance/suspense novel.

The plot was good, original and fast paced. Both the Hero, James, and the heroine, Shay, are dealing with unpleasant ex's that are plotting against them.

The character James and his dog are well developed and reading about their work and training as a police K-9 team was interesting. James was a well rounded, likable character and he was believable. The
There was a particular scene which resulted in the untimely demise of a cat. We can all be thankful that the author didn't do her research on that because no cat I've ever met would fall for it or put up with it.
Setting that aside Irresistible Force is a halfway decent Romantic Suspense. It's a debut so a little rough around the edges but overall entertaining and engaging. Its main weakness is there was just too much going on. It was kind of like Spiderman 3 in that sense....way too many bad gu
Sarah (onecurvyblogger)

Have you ever requesteda book to review from Netgalley and come to find out it's not the first book in a series? I have done this many times. (Is it really that difficult to put the book order number on the page??) This time I requested to reviewForce of Attraction,book 2 in the K-9 series so I went ahead and purchased the first book.WhileIrresistibleForcewasn't my favorite read this week, it was cute in some places, and incredibly heated in others.I wound up enjoying this book so much I can't w

Liz at Fictional Candy
Aug 26, 2014 Liz at Fictional Candy rated it really liked it
Irresistible Force is the newest release from author D.D. Ayres. The blurb sounded great, and the cover was hot as hell – plus I seem to be in a little bit of a romantic suspense phase, so this book fit right in to what I was looking for.. I was very excited to try a new author – and I wasn’t let down.

There are basically three main characters in this book. James, who is a cop, Shay, who is our heroine and having a bit of a rough patch, and Bogart (a.k.a. Prince), the canine at the center of it
So, I Read This Book Today
“Your mission is clear cut and well defined. The set of philosophies you develop in order to achieve that mission will determine whether you make a beneficial contribution to the role police dogs play in modern law enforcement or whether you become a liability which undermines the good work of many men and women before you.” – Bruce Jackson, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Washington

I love stories with animals. A story with a military or police dog? Even more. Humans choose to be police or m
It had to be fate, when Shay Appleton meets the dog she adopted at the shelter it seems like it was perfect timing. Her ex is not taking no for an answer and she needs all the protection she can get. However Shay never expected to find out that her dog was actually a K-9 dog and his owner has just showed up on her doorstep demanding his dog back.

Officer James Cannon wants to believe Shay is a thief, but the more he delves into how she acquired the door the more he realizes it is of his own maki
K-9 Officer James Cannon had his dog, Bogart, stolen and his investigation leads him to a cabin where a woman has him. Shay Appleton insists that she didn't steal the dog and that he was acquired through the animal shelter.

I liked the book but a few things bugged me. I hate to get into them because I hate to give spoilers but they mostly involved the exes. The romance which was more a lust thing in my opinion came quickly. I will more than likely try this author again. I didn't dislike the book
Anna's Herding Cats
This was pretty good! Cute dog, hot hero, strong heroine. A bit of action and some hot sex scenes. Plus the narration was fantastic. Totally looking him up for more. Very mellow voice and did a good job with the female voice as well.
Feb 25, 2016 Sunny rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Who can pass up a story with a loyal, lovable K-9? I thought the conflict was interesting and the story kept my attention, but I could not relate the to the heroine. More review to come.
Irresistible Force
4.5 Stars

After his K-9 partner disappears, Officer James Cannon tracks him down to a cabin in the woods and is none too happy to discover that the culprit is a beautiful and terrified young woman. Determined to get away from an abusive ex, Shay Appleton is thrilled when an incredible stray is brought into the animal shelter where she volunteers. Unfortunately, her new watch dog belongs to a gorgeous yet obnoxious police officer who has no intention of giving him, or Shay, up ….
Claire Robinson
2.5 - "In one short day I've gone from nut to slut." Stars.

Irresistible Force is the first full novel in the K-9 Rescue series. I really enjoyed its predecessor Necessary Force, even though a novella, it was well written with likeable characters and the well developed plot.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite as enamoured with this book. The storyline was one I have read many times in its various forms, just with the addition of a dog in the mix. It was pretty easy to work out that not one but two sepa
Kathy Martin
Jul 28, 2014 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
IRRESISTIBLE FORCE was an engaging romantic suspense title with, perhaps, on overabundance of stalkers. The story begins when police K-9 officer James Cannon forces his way into Shay Appleton's isolated cabin because he believes she has kidnapped his dog Bogart. Shay had rescued Bogart, who she named Prince, when someone dropped him off at the shelter where she volunteered demanding that the dog be put down.

She was glad to have Prince for protection. She had broken it off with her abusive ex Er
Aug 27, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
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Note: I received an eARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid to write this. All opinions expressed are my own.

Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres was a wild ride. A supposed dog-napping of a K9 Unit dog brought James and Shay together. James may be trying to be a stick by the book kind of cop and Shay may be weary of law enforcement, but they definitely couldn’t deny their chemistry and mutual love for Bogart, the K9 Unit dog.

The chemistry between the two was definitely h
Sheyla ✎
Shay Appleton is being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. He doesn't seem to get the word no. She got a dog to keep her company and for her own protection. Soon she realizes the dog is trained and too smart to be a stray.
Officer James Cannon is missing his cop partner, Bogart. He tracks him down to Shay's house. Not knowing how she got his dog in the first place, he proceeds with caution.
The first meeting of these two was electric. They are both upset and fighting to keep Bogart.
James knows she's hi
Aug 26, 2014 Kirke rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

Well let's be honest, it's the cover that drew me in at first. Hot half naked guy + cute dog = winner! Then reading that synopsis, I knew I needed to get my hands on this book and it did not disappoint at all.

There were a lot of things that took me by surprise and plenty of original twists. Weird ex-boyfriend with stalking tendencies isn't a first, but if you couple that with Shay's past and the drama that James unintentionally brings to her front door, it makes for one hell of a ride.

Jonel Boyko
Jun 20, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ayres kept me on the edge of my seat through this one. The intensity of the story and of the characters’ emotions are at a high from the first chapter to the last. Ayres works a sense of urgency throughout, weaving all parts together into a seamlessly unforgettable whole. I thoroughly enjoyed the intricate yet exciting storyline laid bare for the audience.

The characters in this story were one of a kind. The male lead, a steamy alpha cop with a dog, was priceless. He didn’t necessarily have every
3 stars

Shay has a past that few could move forward from. She finally feels safe when she meets her Prince Charming, the dog she adopted one month ago. Until then she did not feel safe from her ex. James is on a mission to find his K9 partner who was abducted. He will push the limits of the law and his personal ethics to bring Bogart back safely.

I am not sure how Shay got up in the morning. Her past is so unspeakable that I am shocked she was a functioning adult. There were small glimpses at the
Marta Cox
Aug 21, 2014 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
Ok I was in the mood for something a little different from my usual paranormal reading diet and spotted this cover and could not resist. A smoking hot man and a gorgeous canine , what's not to love? So putting this on my reading list was a no brainier and as I was in the mood for a little romantic suspense I'm so glad I did. This is a new author to me but one I will certainly look out for in the future.
Shay is in many ways a broken young woman. She has spent much of her life suffering from anxie
Irresistible Force is the first full length novel in D.D. Ayres' K-9 Rescue series, there is a prequel novella, Necessary Force, but there is no crossover of characters between the two stories so it isn't essential to have read the prequel before you pick up this book.

Shay fell in love with Prince at first sight - the moment he was brought into the animal shelter where she works she knew he was the perfect dog for her and she had to take him home with her. They couldn't be happier together and P
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

Romantic suspense is in desperate need of some fresh ideas, and I guess a K-9 unit would do the trick!

A new-to-me author, I didn’t know what to expect, but I requested the book for review because it’s a genre I want to read more of.

There was a lot to like here, and there were also some of the problems I see pop up time and time again in these books. However, the author held my attention better than many who write books like these, and while the poor heroine seriously cou
Laura Carson

* I received an ARC of this book courtesy of St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

4 1/2 stars

James Cannon


Shay Appleton has had her share of tough breaks lately. So when she meets the man of her dreams in the form of 4 legs and a black & tan coat, she knows he came into her life for a reason. Taking home her new best friend from the shelter she works at she thinks he is the answer to her prayers for company and protection from her abusive ex that can't see
Anna's Herding Cats
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

The story:

Ooo! Now this was good! Irresistible Force totally swept me up in a rush of action and sexy romance. The quick of it is that James has been searching for his missing partner, a K-9 named Bogart, and he's finally found him! Only thing is...Shay swears the pooch is hers! He was turned over at a kill shelter and she adopted him. A little growly exchange and he's taking his partner home but something's niggling and
Debbie (Doc)
How much can one person take in their life - apparently Shay Appleton can! This book included major angst between Shay and Officer James Cannon. I am not sure who I liked and admired the most - James or his canine partner, Bogart. Bogart was a sweetheart of a dog but could tear a limb off if commanded to do so. I really liked how James and Bogart knew each other and could immediately tell if moods changed or there was a problem yet to surface.

Shay has had a tough life due to an incident when sh
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D. D. Ayres is the author of the K-9 Rescue series which includes Primal Force and Force of Attraction. She loves men in uniforms and dogs, making the K-9 Rescue series with St. Martin's Press a dream come true. She currently lives in Texas where she's at work on her next novel.
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