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Mission to Protect by Terri Reed #Review #Suspense #Contemporary #K9 #Military #Series #Romance

Series: Military K-9 Unit #1

Title: Mission to Protect by Terri Reed

Author: Terri Reed  

Publisher: Love Inspired, Harlequin US & Canada

Pages: 224

Published: April 3rd, 2018

Rating: 5/5

This is the first story in a new series concerning a serial killer who is known as the Red Rose Killer, set at Canyon Air Force Base and concerning the Military K-9 Unit that trains and is based there. One of the trainers there is Felicity Monroe who is striving to cope with the recent untimely death of her father, nightmares and the lack of positive feedback she gets from her superior officer, Master Sergeant Westley James. When all the dogs in training are let loose and the two officers on duty that night are killed it becomes clear that an escaped ex-military, convicted serial killer is targeting other military personnel. Felicity is believed to be one of his targets as she is left a red rose – the killer’s calling card…..

Westley insists on being assigned to guard Felicity, along with the K-9 German Shepherd, Dakota. The reasons for Westley’s lack of positive feedback becomes clear as he struggles to resist his attraction to Felicity, especially as she feels the same! I hadn’t realised the problems this would cause for military personnel and I appreciated how the author helped make the situation, restrictions and procedures clear without dwelling on them.

This is a fast paced romantic suspense and murder mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters and setting are brought to life in the story, including the K-9 ones, especially Dakota. There are plenty of twists and turns in the story that kept me intrigued and I really can’t wait to read the other books in this superb series.

I requested and was lucky enough to be given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis :

Enter the world of the Military K-9 Unit

A riveting new series begins!

When the Red Rose Killer leaves his calling card for Staff Sergeant Felicity Monroe, she knows exactly what that means—she’s on his revenge list. Her boss, Master Sergeant Westley James, and K-9 German shepherd Dakota become her guardians, but they’ll have to act fast to escape the man who wants her dead.

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