Tuesday, January 12, 2016

After Love by Kathy Clark (Austin Heroes #1)

After Love
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Written by: Kathy Clark
Series: Austin Heroes
Sequence in series: 1
Print Length: 261 pages
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Sold by: Random House LLC

For romantic-suspense junkies and fans of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards, bestselling author Kathy Clark kicks off her Austin Heroes series with a pulse-pounding tale of two wounded souls tempted by a dangerous proposition: new love.

DEA agent Nick Archer puts his life on the line every day. A former Marine, he fears nothing . . . except commitment. Nick has no trouble finding women eager to warm his bed, and no problem sending them on their way the morning after. Relationships don’t mix with risky careers, a fact Nick learned the hard way after his marriage fell apart. He’d go it alone if it weren’t for his new K-9 partner—and the stunning trainer who makes Nick sit up and take notice.

Just like her service dogs, Jamie Chambers knows how to sniff out trouble. From the moment Nick swaggers into her kennel, she knows he’s heartbreak waiting to happen, and he wastes no time getting under her skin. Hell, he doesn’t even like dogs. As a cop’s widow, Jamie has felt the sting of loss in the line of duty, yet she recognizes something of her own pain in Nick’s smoldering gaze. Jamie knows there are no guarantees in life. But a moment of pleasure, however fleeting, holds the promise of forever—and for that, Jamie’s willing to take the plunge.
After Love (Austin Heroes, #1)After Love by Kathy Clark

Nick Archer doesn’t play well with others. When his status as DEA agent is threaten by his action, Nick is given a choice take on a partner or be gone. The clincher, it is not your average partner his boss wants him to take on but a K-9.

Jamie Chambers is a K-9 specialist. When Nick meets Jamie he isn’t minding spending some training time with her. But the more he gets to know her the harder is it for her to stay behind the line Nick will never cross, the line to having a real relationship with a woman besides something to warm his bed.

I found After Love to be a good romantic suspense but the story took an unusual pace lessening my overall connection to the character’s plight. In the end, it was entertaining and found it suspenseful. 3.5 stars.

I received this ARC copy of After Love from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set to published January 19, 2015.

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