Finn McAllister has been temporarily reclassified in the K-9
military division after three airmen died of meth overdoses;
Finn's dog Duchess is one of the best noses in the business,
and Finn also has personal reasons for his war against drugs.
A woman in The Kentucky Rose honky-tonk bar seems to be the
source. When Finn steps into the bar, he is promptly told to
get out, on account the owner, Tucker Blackburn doesn't
want dogs in her establishment; Tucker is, in fact, terrified
of dogs. She does find Finn very attractive, however Tucker
steers clear of military men; she knows only too well the
stress and loneliness that go along with that lifestyle. In
spite of Tucker's unpleasant welcome, Finn likes her; the
problem is: what if Tucker is the drug dealer? To complicate
matters, Finn will have to play pretend boyfriend to Tucker.
Kira Sinclair is an eloquent writer, and regardless of
Finn's utterance that The Kentucky Rose is tacky, I loved the
picturesque description of the bar; it felt down home and
cozy. RESCUE ME is rather heavy on the suspense, as Finn and
Tucker's relationship happens because of his mission. Tucker
might be small, but she is self-reliant, and she can take
care of herself, especially as Finn's manners sometimes leave
much to be desired. Both being alpha personalities, there is
a lot of tension between Finn and Tucker, sexual and
otherwise, and which the author handles beautifully.
Neither Finn nor Tucker is looking for a relationship, and
it is not them blurting out that they don't, it's just a
fact. At the beginning of Tucker and Finn's relationship,
there's a lot of push and pull, and I really enjoyed how
they started opening up to each other; and
this is where the lovely sex scenes come in because they do
serve a purpose, other than titillate. The romance part is
just as engrossing as the suspense angle, and I loved the
fact that Finn was tormented and debated whether he should
let himself fall in love with a woman who might epitomize
everything he despises. There was however a very unfortunate
stereotype that should have been avoided; it left a sour
taste in my mouth.
RESCUE ME has a solid story to back up the steam, and I
thought I knew the identity of the dealer, and I was totally
wrong; I always enjoy an author getting the best of me! There
are also great moments between Tucker and Duchess, and not a
single cutesie-doggie hiccup!
Mission: Go undercoverâ€¦without getting under the
Rumor has it someone at the local honky-tonk is supplying
meth to airmen, and K-9 handler Finn McAllister will find
out exactly who's responsible and shut them down. But when
the petite, blonde bar owner gets all up in his faceâ€”and
kicks him outâ€”Finn's blood burnsâ€¦with raw desire.
Tucker Blackburn brings out the devil in Finn, and he can't
resist going undercover as her new boyfriend. The sparks
between them are part fury, part arousal and all
heat. But Tucker's been hiding the truth about a key
piece of evidenceâ€¦and if Finn isn't careful, he might fall
for his number one suspect!