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Bite the Bullet

(Birch Police Department #3)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  113 reviews
You can do it.
The last words my brother ever said to me.
I’ve got one chance to prove him right.
And nothing is going to stop me.
Not my friends or family, who think I’m crazy.
Not even a tall, sexy cop, armed with a glare that melts panties.
Too bad I don’t have time to go to war with him.
Because I could think of a dozen different ways to bring him to his knees.
I can’t aff
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Published May 25th 2021

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Jessica Alcazar
I didn't think I'd get this read on time for release because it was sent to me last minute but holy balls I couldn't stop reading. I stopped to eat, that's it, and only because I had to use my eyes to make sure i didn't spill food everywhere.

FULL review soon but go DO THE THING!
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dom and Emma’s connection has to be my favorite, right behind Remy and Parker of course. The spark between these two and their inevitable relation, was just what this series needed after reading Kennedy and Linc’s story. The obstacles they go through, deployment and police academy, only makes them stronger and more deserving of the other. The strength they display, whether in their perfect life, overseas, or in the academy, shows just how tough and strong their characters are.

April does another
Emma (emjbookshelf)
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is Dominic and Emma's story. Emma is the sister of Dominic’s best friend Danny who has passed away. They both have feelings for each other yet the other does not know and they have not acted on these. For the past couple of years Emma has been determined to chase her dream of being a Police Officer like some of her other family members. Dominic is a Detective and he is about to be deployed again in 3 weeks back to Afghanistan. In those weeks he has been assigned to be Emma's training office ...more
4.5 stars

Oh how I love the Birch Police Department series by April Canavan.

Bite the Bullet was so damn good. Dom and Emma had to work for their HEA. But oh was it worth it. I will say the suspense element caught me off guard a bit. I knew something would happen, but I wasn't expecting THAT. When it started, I totally thought it was a different person. But then when Emma said the name, it just all clicked together, and things we learned earlier in the story just made sense. It broke my heart. Bu
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bite The Bullet is another captivating and emotional story in the Birch Police Department Series. Emma and Dom’s story is one filled with witty banter, heartbreaking moments, passion, secrets and determination. Their story at times is intense and will have your emotions riding the highs and lows. These two have a chemistry that is electric and draws you in and gives you a connection to the characters and their story. A storyline and characters that draw you in and have you captured within the pa ...more
Elsie Pitt
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a different read for me, and I have to say that the characters are seriously so worth my time, the writing is brilliant and it is just that good! I love this authors tellings of things that make her happy and feel good and shine and it shows in the writing. Such a bloody brilliant plot and scenes that scream at you from within. Wonderfully written with heaps and heaps of going ons! Pretty good read with the brilliances of this author. Oh yeah I highly recommend this series and anything e ...more
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ive yet to read a book in The Birch Police Department series that i havent liked and Bite the Bullet is no different. Linc and Danny's sister gets her own book in book 3 in this series. Emma & Dom Have an instant attraction but problems arise between them when Dom is deployed. It brings on bad memories and heartache for Emma. Oh boy there two characters just broke my heart. As soon as this book starts you know that they are perfect for each other but Dom puts a stop to anything between them prog ...more
Bite the Bullet is the third book of the Birch Police Department series. Honestly, I didn't know that this was apart of a series. So, if you're like me and just joining in, this is a standalone. I am a total newbie to April Canavan's stories and I'm glad I found them. This was so easy to follow and very entertaining. The only thing I was struggling a bit was that it was a bit slower than what I'm used to, however,it was very steamy, with very likable characters and it just wanted you to root for ...more
Lucid Quill
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reads

Is Dom my favorite? Like seriously I don't know. Linc is absolutely hilarious and had me losing it the whole book. These books play out like a TV series and you see everything in technicolor. You live it with the characters.

So the last book is crazy dark and up to 80% of this one I was like, ok I can handle this. No biggie. AND THEN!??! Pure chaos. I was like 😱😭🥺🤬😭🥺😍 Rainbow of emotions. It's intense, brace yourself.

Brenda Moser
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the series brings a slow burn romance . The author brings a strong cast of characters centering on Dom and Emma and does a great job developing their story. She pulled me in with all the emotions flowing throughout as she moves the story fluidly with her perfectly painted scenes and delivers a fantastic story. Loved and recommend this book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Emily Pennington
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The Best Kept Secret . . .

Emma and Don's story really began at Remy and Parker's wedding when he disappeared right after the ceremony without a word. Then when he is assigned as her training officer for the police force, he leaves again without telling her. She has no idea he was deployed each time. Will she stop trying to win his heart now? Or will he tell her where he was and let her perhaps forgive his disappearance?

They both have feelings for each other but never tell each other. (I see a tr
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
April does yet again with this outstanding story of heartbreak, determination and love. Emma and Don's story started at Remy and Parker's wedding and Bite the Bullet is where we find out what really happened and how they really feel about each other.

Emma is Linc and Danny's sister and has decided that she wants to join the police force. She is determined to pass all the requirements but could things or someone gets in the way? She has had feelings for Dom since the wedding, and every before that
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bite the Bullet is the third book in the Birch Police Department Series and once again April hit it outta the park!! This is Emma and Dom's story, and what they have to go through to be together. They have had feelings for each other for a very long time, but they don't think the other feels the same way they do. Dom is also dealing with feelings of not being good enough for Emma, and the fact that Emma is his best friends little sister. Dom served with Emma's brothers Lincoln and Danny, and now ...more
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in The Birch Police Department Series and it is Emma and Dom's story and omg it is absolutely amazing and a must read. Com is a detective in The Birch Police Department and also in the military reserve's so he is always busy but what he wanted the most of all was Emma who was his best friend's sister and he couldn't get her out of his mind no matter how much he tried. Emma wanted to go in the marine's but after her brother Danny died while in service she decided to become a po ...more
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book in the Birch Police Department series. Emma is the younger sister to Lincoln and Danny Hayes. Her brother Danny was killed in action in Afghanistan years earlier while serving in the Marine Corp in the same unit as several men from Birch. She is finally getting the chance to pursue her dream of joining the Birch Police Department and is two weeks out from heading to the Academy. She’s been trying to get her one of her brother Lincoln’s best friends, Dominic Ortiz’, attention ...more
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bite the Bullet is the third book in the Birch Police Department series, but could be read as a stand alone. Dom has wanted to claim Emma as his, but knows he’s about to be deployed again and can’t imagine hurting Emma that way. She just wants Dom to give them a chance, but when he finally does and she realizes that he’s keeping secrets, will her love ever let her forgive his mistakes?

Oh my goodness! This book was pure emotional goodness, between the angst and longing, love and secrets, and the
Melissa Miller-Mattern
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for A Wanton Book Lover Blog

Bite the Bullet is the third book in the Birch Police Department series. This book follows police detective Dom and new to the force Emma, Linc's little sister. Dom has had his eyes on Emma for a while but even with her brother's permission, he just can't make her his. To make things even worse, Dom has been assigned to Emma at work to show her the daily in's and out's at the station until she leaves for the police academy. Emma has been the only woman to unn
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Funny, emotional and excellent story.
Like the first two other stories in this series, grabs your attention and never lets you go until the last word. Now Kennedy has her Linc, Parker has her Remy, her son and a new bundle of joy and Emma, Linc’s sister has her vagina butterflies (will be explained in this story) towards a tall, dark and serious man, Dominic Ortiz, son of Alta Ortiz, the wizard of food in her Mexican restaurant, where real tacos are found. He’s a detective for the Birch police, g
Jerrica Martin
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dom and Emma's lives have been entangled for a long time. In a small town like Birch, that's to be expected. It wasn't until she pulled up her dress at their friend's wedding revealing several flasks that he knew he wanted her. Her brother, a brother to him as they served side by side in the Marines and on the Birch Police Force has given his blessing to date her, but why can't he? Linc, and just about everyone around is trying to put these two together...except Dom. He knows that he has to go b ...more
Valerie (onemorechaptervi)
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Bite the Bullet (Book 3 The Birch Police Department series) does best friends brother and first responder trope right.

Emma finds herself determined to make a difference. The sister of the fallen marine Danny and the police office Lincoln, she has the dream of becoming a police officer with the Birch Police Department and making a difference. Dom is best friends with Lincoln, an active duty service man and a detective with the Birch Police Department.

Emma has harbored feelings for Dom a
Sharon Grow
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful romance between two strong individuals both a little wary of their overwhelming feelings for each other. Emma Hayes is from a police and Marine family and is determined to become a Birch PD officer. Detective Dominic Ortiz is extremely attracted to Emma, but serving in the Marine reserves he will soon be deployed overseas. Is it fair to ask her to wait for him? When he finally gives in to his feelings for Emma, do they have a chance at a future together? She has loved Dom for a long ...more
Daisy Sauceda
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story. I loved the characters in this book. So we have Emma who is secretly crushing on Dom. She is also trying to accomplish her goal to become a police officer. Her older brother is Lincoln and his best friend is Dom. Hmmm, right. Dom sees Emma at the wedding and she is not like other girls and but he has been secretly crushing on her too. However, he is in the reserves but since he is good at what he does he gets called out to go. So will this cause a problem. Maybe, maybe not ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure what's going on in the Birch Police Department, but these super sexy alphas sure can't handle some feelings when it comes to the women they should be with LOL! I have to talk about Emma first, as she's at the top of my list of bada** heroines who I have a girl crush on. She's finally going to become a police officer, and with each task, she wins against the best, including hand to hand, and I swear I almost got up to clap & holler in celebration more than once. She loves tacos (and ...more
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Emma has been through so much with the loss of her brother, but her other brother and family are her rocks and her best cheerleaders. She's decided that all her hard work is going to pay off join her brother on the force. What she doesn't realize is the one man who has been in the background suddenly shows up and gives a crap. Dominic has been through hell and back literally being in the military and now a police detective. He will do whatever he can to protect his family and friends at all cost ...more
Nicole Ortiz
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is Dom and Emma's story. I'm am in love with this series and the characters. I thought Kennedy was a bada$$, well her best friend Emma is a bigger one. I love how strong, independent, feisty, has no filter Emma is. Dom like the other two men in the series sexy broody, grumpy alphas who all served together and now work together, also they love their women but fight it. Dom fights his feelings because Emma is Linc's younger sister and also because he still on reserved with the Marines. As
Wendy Livingstone
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this awesome series and is Dominic and Emma’s story. Emma is the younger sister of Dominic’s best friend, and these two have been attracted to each other for years without the other knowing. Emma is stubborn, feisty, and strong and is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a police officer, and Dominic is a sexy detective who is Emma is assigned to be with for 2-weeks before he is deployed back to Afghanistan. The chemistry between these two is combustible and undenia ...more
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What started out as a slow burn was worth everything in the end between Dom and Emma. They are the ultimate couple that challenges each other and makes each other feel their worth in life. I loved the determination in Emma as she trains to become a cop because of her brother’s death in the military. She’s super tough yet sweet and has the kindest soul. Dom is friends with Emma’s brothers and even went to the military with them. He’s quiet and reserved but when he’s around Emma all bets are off a ...more
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Their Interlinked Destinies -
This book was a truly wonderful and heartbreaking read, that not only had romantic and heartfelt movements, but also dealt with two major issues that happen every day and will pull on your heartstrings. Each character brought a certain ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ to the story, that will have hooked from the beginning until the end. The steam and plot levels were balanced effectively, but the twist in the story relating to Jesse Hart, will shake you to the core.

I just couldn’
Larissa Rye
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have a HUGE crush on Emma! Seriously in love with her character. When Avery says “I want to be her when I grow up”. That was what I was saying this entire book. She is one badass, awesome, independent, strong, tough chick. I love it! I wish I had brothers who would have taught me like they did her, but she also took that so much further & pushed herself to be the best. Honestly she’s my favourite new character of the year thus far!

Anyways I could go on & on about how much I love Emma but on to
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
✔️Wonderful Characters
✔️Witty Banter
✔️All the feelings and a HEA

Another fantastic addition to the Birch Police Department Series. This author is an amazing storyteller! She has a way to hook you from the first chapter and keep you on your toes wanting more. Thus world and the characters she has given her readers makes you want to be their friend and family and go for some tacos! I really enjoyed Emma she is kind, sensitive but also full of strength and spirit. Dom was a protector and ini
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Birch Police Department (5 books)
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