Duty Bound Guardian by Terri Reed | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis from back of book:

When a priceless artifact is stolen, museum curator Lana Gomez becomes the prime suspect.  How can she hope to adopt her orphaned nephew if she’s a person of interest in a crime?  Cooperating with Capital K-9 Unit officer Adam Donovan doesn’t get her very far — the handsome cop thinks she’s hiding something.  But when the real thief returns set on silencing Lana, it is Adam and his Doberman pinscher, Ace, who become her only defense against a madman who wants nothing more than to see Lana eliminated.

My review:

This was a quick suspenseful read.  It definitely kept me reading to find out who was after Lana.  I loved the look into a K-9 Unit.  I thought that the author did a great job capturing the intensity with which these dogs and their partners work on their cases.

I also enjoyed Adam and Lana’s story, even though I did think the ending was a little rushed for the stage of their relationship.  I could definitely see them getting together, but not as quickly as they did.

A problem that I had with the story was that it is the second in a series where a crime is being solved throughout.  There were times when I knew I was being given clues but, without having read the first book in the series, I felt a little lost.  I wished I had read the other book first.

What I enjoyed most about this book:  Adam’s integrity.  Ace, Adam’s canine partner.  Lana’s determination to do what was right for her nephew.

What I didn’t like about this book: Too many questions because I didn’t read the first book in the series to see the initial set-up of people.  This is why I have a tendency to wait until I have a whole series and read them all in order.

My rating:  3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  Yes.  It was suspenseful with romantic tension and it was a good story about the K-9 unit.  It is the second book in the series and, while Lana and Adam’s story was standalone, the mystery being solved was not so be prepared to read the rest of the books in the series if you want to see it solved.

Note:  I received this book in a giveaway.  I was not required to give a positive review.  All of the opinions I express here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Terri Reed, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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