Series: K-9 Special Ops #1
Published by Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: March 29th 2022
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
It should have been a routine investigation. Instead, DEA K-9 agent Adam “Deck” Decker watches in horror as one Denver hospital seems to be Ground Zero for overdoses of a new drug. Now Deck can only hope a certain icy, green-eyed ER doctor will help him and his canine partner track down the deadly source.
Dr. Tori Sampson has her reasons for not trusting federal agents, especially ones working for the DEA. But the rash of overdoses—including a heartbreaking case involving a teen—is alarmingly high. And the new opioid is not only extremely dangerous, it defies all the usual medical treatments. So Tori has a choice: work with the big, brawny, and annoyingly hot DEA agent…or watch more innocent people die.
Tori’s the only person who can help Deck break the case, and they’ll need to trust each other, no matter how high the tension and attraction sizzling between them runs. But with every question answered, they realize there’s something more behind these typical teen overdoses. There’s a pattern here, and a pattern can only suggest one thing. There’s a killer on the loose.
My opinion after reading Ms. O’Fallon’s first book has not changed. She wowed me with that book and this one has done the same.
TOUGH JUSTICE has everything that will keep a reader riveted – a well written story with lots of action and great buildup to the finale, engaging characters, an enemies-to-lovers romance and interesting secondary characters. The subject matter of the story itself is quite dark, but the author handles it with delicacy, just as she does with the emotional upheavals the main characters go through.
DEA Agent Deck and Dr. Tori Sampson have legitimate reasons to not get along, but for the sake of the people at the mercy of the deadly opioid wreaking havoc on the city they have to find common ground and work together to avoid more casualties. Falling for each other along the way is a bonus, an enjoyable one.
The tempo of this story keeps climbing from the first page until you’re at the edge of your seat by the end of the book. My favorite thing about her writing is all those details, which may seem tedious to a lot of people, but paint a picture of the story in technicolor for me. And another thing, her books read like something I would enjoy watching on the big screen.
Whether you are a lover of romantic suspense or new to the genre, this book is a must read.