Review – Forever Strong by Piper J. Drake

Posted April 14, 2020 by Carole in 2020 New Release Challenge, Book Reviews / 11 Comments

Forever Strong by Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes #6
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
Date Read: April 5, 2020
Length: 304 pages
Source: Publisher

On the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, not all is paradise in this high-stakes, action-packed romantic suspense.

He’ll risk his life for her . . . but will he risk his heart?

Jiang Ying Yue assumed her kidnapping was random, that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After all, who would want to harm her? But then her rescuer—a charismatic former soldier who takes her breath away—uncovers a traitor in her father’s organization. Now, Ying Yue realizes that she’s become a pawn in a dangerous game, and her kidnapper won’t be satisfied until she disappears for good.

Zu Anyanwu’s work with Search and Protect and his canine partner Buck have always been his first priority . . . until he’s tasked with keeping Ying Yue safe. To him, the brave and resilient investment expert is more than just another client. But with danger closing in, Zu can’t let his emotions get in the way of the most important job he’s ever had—protecting the woman he loves.

My Review

I had a lot of fun with this book!  This is the sixth book in Piper J. Drake’s True Heroes series.  I have only read one other book in this series and I thought that this book worked well as a stand-alone.  I found this to be a really quick read and was able to read the book cover to cover in a few hours.  I was looking for an exciting romance when I picked up this book and I felt like it delivered.

At the start of the story, Ying Yue has just been rescued after spending weeks with her kidnappers.  Zu agrees to escort Ying Yue to the hotel that her father is currently staying at while in Hawaii on business.  Once they pull up to the hotel, they realize that there is a problem and know the Ying Yue will be safer under Zu’s protection.  Zu and his team work with Ying Yue’s father’s team to ensure that everyone stays safe and to bring the kidnappers to justice.

I really liked Zu and Ying Yue and thought that they made a great pair.  I thought that their personalities meshed together very well and the chemistry between them was very well done.  I liked that they were both reasonable and competent individuals working towards a common goal.  I also really liked the other members of Zu’s team and thought that they added a lot to the story.   I really appreciated the fact that the dogs in this series play an important role in the story.  Buck was a great partner and I loved seeing his interactions with Zu, Ying Yue, and the rest of the characters.

I would recommend this book to fans of romantic suspense.  I found this to be a really exciting story with a lot of action, great characters, and a wonderful romance.  I definitely plan to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing).

About the Author

Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

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11 responses to “Review – Forever Strong by Piper J. Drake

  1. Sounds like the romantic suspense element of this one is really good! I always love when we have a POC on the front of a book cover. And it sounds like quite a lot happens. Wonderful book review x

  2. I read the first 5 of these last May for ReadaSeriesinaMonth. I enjoyed them and the canine partners. Somehow I didn't get this one yet. Wonderful review!

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  3. I'm glad that you enjoyed this book! I have never heard of this series before, but it sounds like this book was action-packed.

    claire @ clairefy

  4. Romantic suspense sounds like a good genre to read right now and I like the working dogs aspect. Definitely adding this to my TBR!