Review - Physical Forces by D.D. Ayres

Physical Forces by D.D. Ayres
Series: K-9 Rescue #6
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 30, 2017
Date Read: April 21, 2019
Length: 320 pages
Source: NetGalley

Macayla Burkett is no ordinary private eye. She’s a pet detective, dedicated to tracking down missing dogs and cats. When two famous racing greyhounds disappear and turn up dead, Macayla finds herself in the midst of a much more serious case. And when the thieves target her and threaten her life, she realizes she’s in grave danger—until a ridiculously handsome stranger enters the picture …

Oliver Kelly may look like a male stripper, but his muscles aren’t just for show. The gorgeous Australian is co-owner of a K-9 Search and Rescue service dedicated to saving those in danger. When he and his K-9 partner, an Australian shepherd named Jackeroo, rescue the fiery detective from trouble, the sparks begin to fly. And when they join forces to stop a widespread case of animal theft, it unleashes a torrent of passion that’s impossible to tame…
My Review

I had a lot of fun with this book!  I have had a review copy of this book for a long time but somehow I always seemed to skip over it when it was time to pick up a new book.  I really have no idea why it fell off my radar.  I love romantic suspense even though I don't read a ton of it anymore.  I also love books that have dogs worked into the story and animals play a huge part in this tale.  I am so glad that I finally decided to give this book a try.

I really liked Macayla.  I can't remember ever reading a book that featured a pet detective before but I loved that aspect of the story.  Mac finds lost pets and seems to have a real knack for it.  She is really great with animals and works hard to rescue them when they are lost and scared.  She's made a few enemies by standing up for local animals but it is worth it in her eyes. 

Mac meets Oliver while she is trying to coax a scared dog out from behind a dumpster.  Oliver handles a K-9 Search and Rescue dog and is one of the owners of a company specializing in the task.  He can't help but go to help the lady he sees hanging out by the dumpsters.  Before a lot of time elapses, he jumps in to save the day and is pulled into the events happening in Mac's life. 

I really liked Mac and Oliver together.  I thought that they had great chemistry and were both very competent individuals.  I liked that they were both able to help each other and they were both very willing to do so.  Their relationship moved quickly but I thought that it felt realistic. 

I would recommend this book to others.  I thought that it was a really well done romantic suspense with great characters that both had intriguing backstories and a healthy enough dose of doggie antics to keep the animal lover in me happy.  This book is the sixth book in the K-9 Rescue series but I had no issues reading it as a stand-alone although now I really want to go back and read some of the earlier books from this series.

I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley.
About the Author

D. D. AYRES loves men in uniforms and dogs, making her series with St. Martin's Press a dream come true. She currently lives in Texas where she's at work on her next novel.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. I need to start this series! After reading your review, I'm more convinced I'd like it.

  2. This book sounds like a lot of fun! I've also never read a pet detective before, but it sound hilarious. (Of course I'm thinking of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.)

    I'm glad you enjoyed this so much. And man...this cover. It's damn near irresistible!

    Great review.

  3. This is a series that I want to start eventually. I love the service dog theme and romantic suspense together.

  4. It's great that it was fun and that you could dive like that in book 6!

  5. this looks super cute and fun. I love RS but often times I find females do something stupid in them and it makes me cringe... even if they are still entertaining! I'll have to look this one up

  6. I do not think I have read this author before

  7. This sounds good. I like books with animals.

  8. love dogs and hunky men, so this is right up my alley.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Sounds refreshing with a heroine pet detective.

  10. I'm reading this series this month so I had to skim your review. I've got this one and the one before it as audio ARCs since they are just being released.

    Anne - Books of My Heart


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