Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake…Blog Tour Stop & Review

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EXTREME HONOR by Piper J. Drake

Hot military heroes, the women who love them, and the devoted dogs that always have their backs.  EXTREME HONOR is the first book in a high adrenaline contemporary suspense series from Piper J. Drake published by Forever Romance. Fans of Jill Shalvis’s Animal Attraction series and Cindy Gerard’s One Eyed Jacks, will love this brand new action packed romantic suspense series.


Title: Extreme Honor

Author: Piper J. Drake

Series: True Heroes #1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 26, 2016

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing- Forever



David Cruz is good at two things: war and training dogs. The ex-soldier’s toughest case is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois whose handler died in combat. Nobody at Hope’s Crossing kennel can break through the animal’s grief. That is, until dog whisperer Evelyn Jones walks into the facility . . . and into Atlas’s heart. David hates to admit that the curvy blonde’s mesmerizing effect isn’t limited to canines. But when Lyn’s work with Atlas puts her in danger, David will do anything to protect her.

Lyn realizes that David’s own battle scars make him uniquely qualified for his job as a trainer. Tough as nails yet gentle when it counts, he’s gotten closer to Atlas than anyone else—and he’s willing to put his hard-wired suspicion aside to let her do the same. But someone desperate enough to kill doesn’t want Lyn working with Atlas. Now only teamwork, trust, and courage can save two troubled hearts and the dog who loves them both . . .

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My Review:

Extreme Honor is the first in a new series by author Piper J. Drake and after reading this first installment, I already know this is an entire series I am going to love.  From start to finish I enjoyed everything about this book.

Ex-soldier and dog trainer David Cruz and Lyn Jones find themselves in quit a predicament when they both are working with returned canine war hero, Atlas, and things start to get a bit more dangerous than just risking a bite.  While both David and Lyn are determined to help Atlas overcome the loss of his handler, it soon becomes apparent that someone else is after Atlas but for entirely different reasons.  Sure, the dog was a hero and everyone wanted to see him but this was someone after more than a publicity photo shoot.  Someone was after a secret Atlas carried and they didn’t appear to be afraid of hurting people to get what they were after.  Now David and Lyn must figure out just what’s going on and try to keep alive while doing it.

From the very beginning I was drawn in to the story of Atlas and both the heartbreak and mystery surrounding him.  He had lost his handler in battle and was home now in the caring hands of David and they were all trying to cope with this huge loss.  I have never read a book where one of the characters I loved most was a canine. But Ms. Drake has done it with this book!  He has such a great personality and it really shines through.  Of course, I loved the humans as well.  David has a handsome and gruff exterior with a huge soft spot for the people (and dogs) he holds close.  He’s loyal and never backs down from a challenge.  Lyn is equally as wonderful.  She is one tough cookie and has no trouble facing the danger headed her way.  Together these two are incredible.  Their chemistry is palpable and the way they come together when things start to get a bit hairy is really awesome.  They kick some major bad guy butt and I loved it!

The mystery surrounding who is after Atlas was also done really well and I was truly kept guessing until the very end.  Speaking of the end, Ms. Drake really did an excellent job at setting up the series ahead and I have no doubt it’s going to get pretty interesting!

I also have to give a shout out to Ms. Drake and the stellar job at getting all things Philadelphia just perfect!  This story is set in the Philly burbs (pretty much right where I live) and I loved reading about real places I’ve been to. Awesome stuff!

If you’re looking for an action packed read with a great plot and memorable characters, this is a book your should pick up.  Thank you, Ms. Drake for a great story!


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Book two in the True Heroes series-  Ultimate Courage

Available July 26, 2016

Elisa Hall is good at starting from scratch. Leaving an abusive relationship in her rearview, she packs everything she owns into the trunk of her car and heads for refuge with her friend in Hope’s Crossing, Pennsylvania.

Alex Rojas returned from his second deployment as a Navy SEAL to find his condo empty and divorce papers on the breakfast table. Now he’s building a life for himself and his daughter at Hope’s Crossing kennels training younger dogs and handlers to search and rescue, struggling to adjust to life back in the States and as a single father.

When Elisa shows up at the kennels, it’s obvious she’s running from something. Luckily, the dogs and trainers at Hope’s Crossing are more than capable of warding off trouble. And with every minute he spends with Elisa, Alex becomes even more and more determined to protect the woman he’s certain he won’t be able to live without…

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About Piper J. Drake:

Piper J. DrakePiper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has recently received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.

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  1. Just bought this one!

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