Friday, January 8, 2016

When Love Matters Most by Kate James + $40 and Book Giveaway!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Now More Readily Available in Print

This is an exciting time for Harlequin Heartwarming. Thanks to the loyalty of our readers, for the first time, our January releases, including When Love Matters Most, are available as mass-market paperbacks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Also, When Love Matters Most will be available in select Walmart stores in the United States in February! Please check the Harlequin website for the location nearest you. Thank you to all our readers who made these advancements possible for us!

— Kate

When Love Matters Most (The K-9 Trilogy, #2)When Love Matters Most
(K-9 Trilogy #2)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Keeping her safe at all costs

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD's canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge. Rick has dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels.

But everything Rick and Madison value, and the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick's job, and the risks he's determined to take…

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the Harlequin Heartwarming line?  Perhaps once or twice maybe?  Yeah, I'm a fan of both Harlequin Heartwarming and Kate James.  I'm really enjoying this K-9 series.  "When Love Matters Most" is the second book in this trilogy and it was another hit for me.

I really fell in love with Rick.  He turned the heartbreaking start to his life into something beautiful.  Rick is a strong protector.  His choices are influenced by his own past and it leads him to be compassionate and make a difference in the lives of those who really need him.  I love the addition of the K-9 dogs into the story.  It brings an added element of loyalty and bonding and helps these characters seem more human.

Madison starts the book in one place, thinking she has things figured out, but ends in another place realizing that perhaps there is more than black or white to each story.  It was a good remind to me to remember that there is usually more to a story than what I first hear.  It's easy to get wrapped up in my own little world and forget how many people there are out there who could use some kindness and help.

Overall, this was a good book.  I enjoyed it from beginning to end.  It was good to get to know Rick and Madison and also to see the characters from the previous book in this series.  I'm looking forward to the next book!

Kate James spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Her writing has been recognized with a number of awards, including first place honors for Silver Linings in both the First Coast Romance Writers’ Published Beacon Contest and Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. Her November 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release, A Child’s Christmas, received first-place honors from Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, placed second in the Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, and was a finalist in RWA’s Desert Rose Chapter’s Golden Quill Award and the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. Finally, her October 2015 release, When the Right One Comes Along, the first book in her K-9 trilogy, has received a Best Book of 2015 award in the contemporary category.

She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by e-mail, through her website, her Facebook page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.

Tour Schedule

January 4th: Launch
January 5th: Katie's Clean Book Collection
January 6th: Becky on Books & Sunrise Avenue
January 10th: Colorimetry & I Am A Reader
January 11th: Mel's Shelves & Slice of Life
January 14th: Rockin' Book Reviews
January 17th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

- $40 Amazon eGift Card & signed copies of The Truth About Hope and When the Right One Comes Along
- 3 winners of signed copies of When the Right One Comes Along
Open US/CAN only
Ends January 23rd

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1 comment:

  1. It's a pleasure for me to be visiting your blog again, Aimee. Thank you for hosting me as part of the blog tour for When Love Matters Most. Thank you, also, for the review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the book.

    Best wishes and happy reading!


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