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Forever Strong

(True Heroes #6)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  38 reviews
On the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, not all is paradise in this high-stakes, action-packed romantic suspense.

He'll risk his life for her . . . but will he risk his heart?

Jiang Ying Yue assumed her kidnapping was random, that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After all, who would want to harm her? But then her rescuer---a charismatic former soldier who takes her
Paperback, 1st edition, 304 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Forever
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Jan 15, 2020 marked it as arcs-finished-copies-to-read

Many thanks to Estelle at Forever for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

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Kelsie Maxwell
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
Forever Strong by Piper J. Drake is the sixth installment in her True Heroes contemporary suspense series. Some characters in this novel appear in previous installments, but the necessary backstory is seamlessly inserted, and this book is a standalone. This is the second book that I’ve read in this series, and I absolutely loved it!

Modern “damsel in distress”, Jiang Ying Yue, is rescued by quintessential “knight in shining armor”, Azubuike “Zu” Anyanwu, and the action and romance begin.

Zu owns
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Releasing Jan 28th Forever Strong by Piper J. Drake is my very first read of 2020!!! What a way to kick off the year!! It's a combination of tropical atmosphere, action, romance, and suspense that makes for one hell of a read. I can't wait for the rest of you to get your hands on it. -

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Kate (kate_reads_)
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forever Strong was the first book I’ve read in the True Heroes series but I will definitely be catching up and reading the others soon!

When the book begins, Ying Yue has just been rescued. She was kidnapped in Malaysia and found by the Search and Protect team in Hawaii. After the police are finished questioning her about her kidnappers, Zu Anyanwu is taking her to the hotel where her father is staying to drop her off. However when they get there - she recognizes one of her kidnappers in her
True Rating 3.5 stars!

At the beginning of Forever Strong, Jiang Ying Yue was recovering from a most terrifying ordeal, a true nightmare with human trafficking being on the rise. She had been snatched off the streets of Singapore and held captive for reasons unknown. Luckily, she had been rescued before the she reached whatever intended destination her kidnappers had in mind for her. She was also rescued by none other than Zu Anyanwu, owner and founder of Search and Protect, and though the
Christina Rodrigues
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forever Strong is the sixth book in Piper J. Drake’s True Heroes series. This is a high-stakes, action-packed romantic suspense novel with a fantastic storyline, and great, well developed characters.

When kidnap victim, Jiang Ying Yue is rescued by Search and Rescue’s owner Zu Anyanwu and his canine partner Buck, she thought her ordeal was over. But when more attempts are made to abduct her, Zu discovers a traitor in her father’s organization. Together they work to keep her safe, despite the
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
>>>>> My Synopsis (Review follows): <<<<<
Mere days ago, Jing Ying Yue had been plucked off the streets of Sinapore and kidnapped. She'd been knocked unconscious and woke up to find herself being held prisoner in a tiny cabin on a cargo ship crossing the Pacific Ocean. She doesn't know why she was kidnapped or who specifically did it. Yesterday she'd been rescued from her kidnappers. After spending the night in the hospital, she is going to be reunited with her
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-supense, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I had a really tough time getting into this book. The whole dynamic between the heroine and the hero just felt wrong. Her interactions with her father were just downright bizarre. OMG the guy doesn't even hug her or show any emotion that she was rescued and safe. But the hero is not much better than her father. He is also a closed off alpha male. It was a good plot, the
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

This thrilling book by Piper J. Drake takes place on the gorgeous Hawaiian Islands. It is thrilling, captivating and an excellent addition to the True Heroes series.

The Search and Protect team has successfully rescued Jiang Ying Yue, with the team's owner Zu Anyanwu taking the lead. However, their job is far from done when Ying Yue recognizes one of her captors as being one of her father's security team.

The question soon becomes this: Was Ying Yue kidnapped because of her
I think my favorite part of this one was Ying Yue. She was so strong, questioned everything, including Zu, found so much to love about the crazy Search and Rescue crew and manged to stay strong when she was bait and bad things happened to her. She just kept rolling with the punches time and time again and every time I thought good for you! I also loved that she had no compunction about letting Zu know she was interested in him and had no regrets after things got physical between them. Zu really ...more
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this one a lot. The series is solid, this relationship was such a treat for me. I also really love the choice for the more suspenseful part of this story. (I know I am being vague, but I don't want to spoil you!)
Definitely check out this series, and enjoy this delicious racially diverse story taking place on the Hawaiian Islands!
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Forever Strong (True Heroes #6) by Piper J. Drake
3 stars
M/F Military Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

We find ourselves plunked right in the middle of this story. I'm unsure if book 5 has some of the beginning to book 6, but I did read book 4 and saw a few characters that were mentioned. However, this is very much a standalone book in that it's solely about Jiang Ying Yue and Zu.

This is not as fast paced as book 4. There is more backstory to the book and I felt
Sandy S
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 28, 2020

On the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, not all is paradise in this high-stakes, action-packed romantic suspense.

He'll risk his life for her . . . but will he risk his heart?

Jiang Ying Yue assumed her kidnapping was random, that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After all, who would want to harm her? But then her rescuer---a charismatic former soldier who takes her breath away---uncovers a traitor in her father's organization. Now, Ying
 Reading In Pajamas
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review: FOREVER STRONG (True Heroes Series) by Piper J. Drake
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars

Sometimes I worry that a series will get stale – but that is not the case with True Heroes. I was swallowed up into their world right off. This could be read as a standalone novel, but I recommend reading the others because they’re good.

Ying Yue was easy to relate to. Strong and intelligent, yet
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've really enjoyed getting to know the men, women, and canines of Search and Protect in the previous books. They're all a little different, but they're a solid team who can get things done to facilitate the best outcome for everyone involved. To be honest, Zu's been a bit of a mystery up to this point. He's extremely dedicated, magnificently competent when it comes to planning ops and keeping his people safe, and he's kept himself somewhat apart from the others overall. Not in a bad way, mind ...more
Sandy Kelly
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is book 6 in the True Heroes series and you absolutely must read the previous books before this one as they are all connected and built upon each other. In this one we get Zu's story. Ying was kidnapped and rescued by the Search and Protect team on an op in Hawaii. Ying truly thinks that she was just in the wrong place, at the wrong place. But when the team goes to take her to her father, she see's one of her kidnappers in her father's security. And realizes it wasn't random. Now Zu has to ...more
This was the first book I’ve read in this series but I had no trouble following along. The books opens with Ying Yue, a nonprofit consultant, recovering from being kidnapped and rescued by Zu, the leader of a security firm. They spend most of the book evading and fighting her kidnappers. I loved the Hawaiian setting and the warm chosen family that made up the security group. The story was engaging without being to stressful. Zu managed to be protective without becoming an alphahole, but Ying Yue ...more
Lynn Brooks
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

Pulse-pounding intrigue! With the sixth book in her True Heroes series, Piper J. Drake continues the non-stop action with FOREVER STRONG. The plot is thick with tension as the team tries to keep an innocent safe through multiple capture attempts.

Investment expert Jiang Ying Yue thought her ordeal was over once she was rescued from her kidnapping and delivered to Hawaii to reconnect with her father, but the trauma is just beginning as she recognizes one of her kidnappers as part of
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This is book six in a series of romantic suspense novels, True Heroes,
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
You make me imagine what I shouldn't.

Ying Yue brings Zu to his knees, yes one look, one touch is all it takes for the big, gruff, Alpha owner of Search and Protect to find his heart owned by another.....and he totally has no idea what to do with that, how to proceed. Zu likes order and plans, control and nothing about falling in love is ordered, planned or controlled! But he cannot breathe without her, his sanctuary is now empty and soulless without her, does he complete her in the same way she
Dolly Sickles
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
And rounding out the month is the sixth book in Piper Drake’s True Heroes series, FOREVER STRONG. Drake transports us to the idyllic island setting of Oahu, with a not-so-friendly glimpse of the terrifying world of international human trafficking. Jiang Ying Yue is in the wrong place when she’s kidnapped and, thanks to Azubuike Anyanwu and his canine partner Buck, makes a harrowing escape. But Zu and his colleagues have hit the hornet’s nest one too many times, and now he’s being framed. Good ...more
Book Him Danno
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story starts off bam right from the beginning and readers are running along side the two leads as they are and figure out why someone is trying to Kidnap Jiang Ying Yue once again. Why they are working on her father security team.
The lead characters are strong and able to take care of each other. The romance follows in a flow that works with the book as well as a normal flow that readers come to when reading Romantic suspense novels.
The characters act as readers would expect. Piper J. Drake
Linda Quick
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Actually, I love the whole Search and Protect series. In this novel, we finally learn more about Zu, including his backstory and why he formed the Search and Protect agency. He is an interesting character and I loved seeing him going toe to toe with Jiang Ying as they struggle with their attraction to each other while also dodging bad guys who want to kidnap Jiang Ying.

This is fast paced romantic suspense at its best. The characters are well developed, interesting, and
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Being an avid romance reader, I found it refreshing to have an author write characters that are POC. While it won’t dampen my enthusiasm in reading this genre, I do have to internally sigh when I read about yet another blue eyed blonde/brunette and her journey to her HEA. The fact that this story has canine characters is a bonus. Add in the suspense – double yay! Great story line, mildly steamy scenes as the focus is more on the intrigue. I would have liked more on the father/daughter dynamics ...more
Denise H
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book; I love when authors include animals, especially search and rescue type, in their stories. This book, like the others in the series, is a fast-paced romantic suspense full of excitement, action, danger, suspense, and romance with interesting characters and a well-written, engaging storyline. It was a page-turner from the beginning to the end. A great addition to the series!

*I received an arc from the author, via a newsletter contest, and under no obligation, I am
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot guys, smart dogs, Hawaii, danger this book has it all and more. I love that I learn so much from a Piper J. Drake book and this one is no different. This story took me to places and situations I’ve never been and honestly wouldn’t want to go to most of them. I really liked Jiang Ying Yue our heroine. She is smart and driven and stood up for herself but not to the detriment of her own safety. Our hero Zu is smart and driven but also was a bit of a jerk at the start, he made up for it later.
Susanne Lee
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strong women, strong men.

If you love stories of strong women who get in over their heads ad need help...look no further. I just happened on a book by Piper J Drake and liked it so much I've read all of the books available, eagerly wait for the next. The stories are realistic with people you can immediately relate to. I am always looking for new really good author to read, diff you are too, don't miss out check out this and the other books.
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I actually won an advance copy of Forever Strong! I've read all of Piper J. Drake's K9 books and have loved them all! This one doesn't disappoint. Its an action filled thrill ride, enjoyable lead characters with a strong chemistry between them. I especially liked the secondary characters. Most notably Pua and Arin, and of course Buck and all the other dogs in this series. If you like great romantic suspense, K9s, strong Alpha heroes and their equally strong this book!
Jessica Figueroa
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
There is so much to love about this book! I loved getting to know the characters. And seeing them work to keep Ying Yue safe and then there was the attraction! I loved that there was so much going on and that there was never a dull moment. There is so much going on that I would love to talk about but think you readers should check it out yourself your not gonna wanna miss this non stop book.
Essie M
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-arcs
This is my first Piper J. Drake book and I really enjoyed the romance between Zu and Ying Yue. If you like action, two main characters that talk and listen to each other and a working dog who ships them together from the jump, this book right here is for you! This is also my first romance with a working K-9 dog and it was really interesting to see the bond between Zu and his partner and how both of them fell for Ying Yue With the book set in Hawaii, Ms. Drake made the setting come alive and it ...more
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Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

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True Heroes (6 books)
  • Extreme Honor (True Heroes, #1)
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  • Absolute Trust (True Heroes, #3)
  • Total Bravery (True Heroes, #4)
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