Review: When the Right One Comes Along by Kate James

This series has a special place in my heart as it deals with K-9 units and the author and I have discussed our love of dogs. It was a great start to her new series and I’m looking forward to the next book. Check out all the info below including my full review…

About the Book

When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1)When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin

Summary

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it’s chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica’s help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

    

My Review

The beginning of When the Right One Comes Along sucked me right in as Officer Calen or “Cal” Palmer responds to an earthquake as a rescue and recovery K-9 team with his dog, Scout.  It’s a dangerous place to be, but he has a job to try to rescue as many as he can and hopefully prevent any further deaths from the catastrophe. In doing so, he takes a chance and ends up meeting Dr. Jessica Hansen in the process. Thus starts a story about two characters who are attracted to each other even though they’d rather not be, thrown together by disaster, who find a connection while helping a little girl and subsequently caring for one K-9 dog.

Cal is a great character. He has some trust issues due to his past, but he’s loyal, heroic, and has a big heart. Jessica is also a great character and softened up Cal a little. She has her own set of struggles and her first impression of Cal isn’t good, but as she spends more time around him she finds that her initial impression was off. I really loved how Scout, Cal’s dog, added some fun and sweet moments to the story as well. Cal and Jessica find that they have some common interests, but their real bonding happens as they learn about each other’s pasts and can relate and understand. They lean on each other and that forges a friendship with the possibility of more, if they’d only open up and let love in.

When the Right One Comes Along was a story of redemption as these characters learn to forgive themselves, in grasping the love that is in front of them, and finding family in each other. I’d recommend this one to those readers who enjoy heartfelt romance. I’m looking forward to getting to know another member of this K-9 department in When Love Matters Most, to be released in January of 2016.

Content: Some innuendo and a few mild swear words, but would consider this clean.
Source: I would like to thank the author, Kate James, for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

4 STARS

About the Author

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Kate James spent eight years of her childhood living in foreign countries as her professional parents travelled on business. She lived in four countries and spoke five languages before settling down in Canada again to attend university. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, she held a variety of positions in the field of real estate development and operations, and ran three substantial organizations. While her writing during this period was mostly business related, including presentations and speeches she delivered both nationally and internationally, her passion is and always has been fiction.

Kate’s business and personal experiences enable her to write fiction with a deep, often first-hand knowledge of what she is writing about. This approach makes Kate’s stories richer and more vivid.

Kate’s goal is to entertain you with well-written, engaging stories, set in intriguing places and with strong, likeable characters. “I hope my stories bring you pleasure and entertain you. Nothing pleases me more than receiving feedback from people who have chosen to spend their valuable leisure time with one of my books,” notes Kate.

Kate married her husband, Ken, in an elegant, ocean-front wedding on a tropical island. When they are not traveling, they split their time between their properties in southern and central Ontario in Canada.

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