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When it comes to love, sometimes a girl has to go above and beyond.First Responders, Book 2Jake Symonds has been a thorn in Constable Kendra Givens’s side since the night they first met, when she’d had to arrest him. In his boxer shorts. The drunken comments he made that night are worsened by the truth she’ll never admit. For a fleeting moment, they’d connected. Two yearsWhen it comes to love, sometimes a girl has to go above and beyond.First Responders, Book 2Jake Symonds has been a thorn in Constable Kendra Givens’s side since the night they first met, when she’d had to arrest him. In his boxer shorts. The drunken comments he made that night are worsened by the truth she’ll never admit. For a fleeting moment, they’d connected. Two years later, when she’s called to investigate a break-and-enter at his pub, the last thing she expects is for the now-competent businessman to cook her breakfast. But she’s no fool. The former bad boy still lurks beneath the charm. And his business involves the one thing that she’s hated since it ruined her childhood. Alcohol.As far as he’s concerned, Jake has changed, but Kendra still has a stick up her butt. Yet he can’t help but like her sass and quick wit. One well-aimed baseball at the carnival dunk tank later and he’s got a date.Their spark of attraction quickly flares out of control, but their emotional baggage is stacked too high to risk anything deeper—until one tragic night strips the barriers from their deepest fears. And Kendra realizes the greatest danger Jake presents is to her heart.Product WarningsReaders should be aware that any sexy comments made to police officers will be used against them in the hottest way possible....

Title : In The Line Of Duty
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ISBN : 9781619210813
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Number of Pages : 125 Pages
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In The Line Of Duty Reviews

  • DJ Sakata
    2019-02-22 02:30

    In the Line of Duty was a quick and easy to follow read featuring a returned vet from Afghanistan who experienced nightmares from his of war experience and had landed in the drunk tank after being arrested by an attractive female Constable, an experience remembered several years later by both. Assumptions had been made on both sides that were incorrect, which is usually the case with assumptions. An interesting premise that was a bit out of the norm as the policewoman turned out to have the more damaged psyche of the pair. I enjoyed their bantering, blossoming romance, and sizzling chemistry although, due to the subject matter the storyline was rather angsty.

  • Saly
    2019-02-27 02:11

    Another simple romance. The h/H clashed when she arrested him for being drunk, the hero had a tough time after his last deployment, he lost a woman he fell in love with and drank to forget it and when that didn't work he started a pub. The heroine has issues with alcohol, it destroyed her and gave her insecurities, after he dad's death her mother drank and life became crappy. The heroine has trust issues and the hero's issues are not that big. The book was short & wasn't that deep. After sleeping together once the hero thinks he wants more, she is scared and suddenly we are told they are in love, I would have preferred seeing them fall in love.

  • Kate Robbins
    2019-03-05 04:29

    What do you get when you cross a cop and an ex-Army bad boy? Pure sizzle.Under the crisp uniform of RCMP officer Kendra Givens, a vulnerable yet sensual woman guards her carefully structured life. She doesn’t need anything adding to the challenges of a job which exposes her to society’s most base and troublesome elements. Jake Symonds, despite his honourable Army career, is known in town as a mischief-maker and all around bad boy. As far as Kendra is concerned, as a local bar owner, he is responsible for a good portion of her nightly strife. If his patrons drank less, surely there’d be less fights, disorderly conduct, and domestic disputes. When she answers a call about a break and enter at his pub, she’s irritated and on edge. It has nothing to do with his tight, muscular body or his intense hazel eyes. She’d never consider him worthy of an attraction. So why is her pulse racing?In the Line of Duty is the kind of book you start and finish in one sitting. You have to. There’s a lot packed into this short novel and I found myself thinking about the characters long after I inhaled the book. At times achingly sweet and others steamy and ablaze with passion, In the Line of Duty is the perfect book for a veranda, a swing and your favourite summer drink.Donna Alward’s books are filled with real characters with compelling stories to tell. Always a page turner and always satisfying.

  • Tina
    2019-03-23 06:31

    In The Line of Duty is the 2nd book in the First Responders series by Donna Alward. Wow, I like this book even better than the fist one. This was another short read, yet again, I never felt like words were thrown together to get us to the end as quickly as possible and I never felt cheated. Jake Symonds is a war veteran turned pub owner. He is still haunted by his time in Afghanistan, but is doing his all to move on with his life. With a great sense of humor and a giving spirit he is well liked in the community, but he had no one he would call a close friend. He did his best to warrant the community’s opinion of him. He was a very responsible business owner. He cut people off when they had one too many, he took keys and called taxis. He even called the police when any trouble arose. The irony in that didn’t escape him. The one person in the community that clearly didn’t like him was the town constable. A drunken stunt when in town between deployments ensured that. He, however, didn’t share the same feelings. Constable Givens was never far from his thoughts.“Of course, I thought for a minute that there was a chance you just really didn’t like me, but then I knew that was impossible.”Kendra Givens is so not a fan of Jake’s – the man or the pub. Jake made a lasting impression years ago when he showed Kendra just how irresponsible he was. Now, he is back in town and the owner of a pub. Kendra can’t help, but think there will be nothing but trouble to come from this. She wished she didn’t think of Jake at all, but he seems pop up in her thoughts more than she would like. She doesn't like the man at all, so what is up with the traitorous attraction she feels when he’s around? It doesn't help any that the more she learns of him, the more she realizes that she may not have known him as well as she thinks she does. What the hell had just happened? She wasn't sure if they’d just moved forward or if they’d taken one giant holy-shit-that-freaked-me-out step back.I really, really enjoyed this book. A couple couldn't be less suited for one another, yet Jake and Kendra had me rooting for them from the very beginning. Jake was so funny and the sometimes cocky, always witty comments made me laugh. I always enjoy good banter. I loved that Kendra was such a strong character, but it didn’t detract from her femininity. Both characters had to let go of the past to have a chance at a future together. This wasn't easy, but it was fun to read and so worth it. You can find this review and others at and

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-03-14 09:07

    Slick's review posted on Guilty PleasuresI enjoy books with complex characters; characters with faults, hang ups, and doubts. The main characters in Donna Alward’s In the Line of Duty completely fit the bill. Without a doubt, no two people ever seemed more wrong for each other but were exactly what the other needed.Jake Symonds is a veteran turned pub owner. He’s dedicated to his customers, his family, and the community. He has a sense of honor and duty but one drunken stunt a few years back also gave him a reputation that he doesn’t want.Kendra Givens is a constable, she’s tough and fair but she has issues with Jake. She still remembers having to arrest him a few years back and she can’t get over the fact that he returned from his military stint to open a bar.From the first chapter we understand that these two do not see eye to eye on almost everything. They verbally spar and seem to enjoy it. Their first date is far from perfect but when Kendra comes to Jake’s bar and acts totally out of character, he dives in to get to the bottom of things. What results is the start of a pretty special relationship. We learn a lot about these characters and it becomes quite clear just how damaged they both are and why. Their stories are complex and sad but this just draws them closer together. I really enjoyed when Jake figured out that sharing with Kendra freed him to start living again. Kendra is a tougher nut to crack and her learning to believe Jake and put her trust in him was very hard for her.Despite the length of this book, I didn’t feel cheated. It seemed as if these characters really spent a lot of time getting to know each other but I think that was because of the intensity of their “confessions”. I thoroughly enjoyed In the Line of Duty; the characters were rich, their backgrounds intriguing, and their story captivating.

  • Desere
    2019-02-26 03:12

    This book tells of a ex soldier Jake, ever since the first time they met he has been a thorn in Constable Kendra Givens's side, she had to put his sexy butt in a cell, her job but still , who wants to put a gorgeous man in jail! So when she is called to a break and entering at his pub she is completely surprised that Jake is now a very competent business man. And this time he won't simply let her handcuff and throw him in jail, he wants to be handcuffed to her forever, if only she knew how to trust him.This was another stunning novella, I loved the character of Jake so very much, the man has been through hell and it shows, but he still pushes to get to the top as best he can, perfect hero material. Kendra was such a heartbreaking character with issues of trust it broke my heart and I cried so, so, so bad!The read was packed full of emotional heart wrenching romance and all blended with that little bit of passionate danger elements that just makes always makes me go 'Wow, I so want more!"At the end of the read I took away a message of gaining a person's trust is the hardest thing you can do, you can show them you love them in a million different ways, tell them repeatedly but if you don't allow them to see your trust it will simply never work.I highly recommend this book for all fans of romance, it was everything readers need from novella's. Short and sweet enough to get to the romance point fast enough but not hurried so that it feels like you missed two chapters. It had such stunning emotional impacts on me as reader that the stories and characters are ones I will always remember each and every time I see a happy couple or a romance blossoming! 5 /5 star review "In the line of duty is where she wants to be, not in line of losing her heart"

  • Michelle
    2019-03-25 09:13

    This is a perfect, lazy read. I say that with great endearment. I generally don’t read contemporaries, and when I pick up one of Donna’s books I wonder why that is. In the Line of Duty is about two people, each damaged by life, and each of them coping in their own way. The hero, Jake, is a vet of the Afghan War, who is still trying—for the most part successfully—to come to terms with a difficult experience there. But Jake has one thing that the heroine doesn’t – a family, a life, a home to ground him. Kendra Givens is a RCMP officer stationed in town. She’s alone and has been all her life, and finds comfort in staying that way. Kendra has her own issues with Jake’s business—he owns a pub and she’s the daughter of an alcoholic. The difficulties of her own childhood have left an nearly indelible mark on her that stands in the way of their relationship.This is a novella, and it’s a nice, enjoyable, quick read. The pacing was good, and I found myself staying up past my bedtime to finish it. It’s not a thriller, and there is not really a lot of “action” in it; rather the emotional conflict keeps you turning the pages. Donna Alward’s books always deliver on that promise.

  • Sara Hubbard
    2019-03-09 10:36

    Donna's First Responders series is first rate. They are short yet satisfying reads, and I particularly loved this book because, for a change, the strong cop happened to be the heroine and not the hero. In addition, I loved that the characters were flawed but capable of change, and the chemistry between them was palpable. I can't wait for the next instalment, which I believe will include a hunky firefighter.

  • Natalija
    2019-03-16 07:35

    This is such a cute story! Very character-driven and very Donna Alward. I loved the main characters and their witty banter, but most of all I loved Jake Symonds. He was hot and sexy, but at the same time he didn't hide his tender and caring side, therefore the relationship between him and Kendra felt very real and possible. If you are looking for a quick feel-good book, then I highly recommend that you read it!

  • Emily
    2019-03-08 10:13

    If there is one person who can get under her skin quicker than lightening, it’s Jake Symonds. Having hauled his drunken self into the tank before, Constable Kendra Givens has given him a wide berth especially after he spouted some words that hit too close to home.Full review on Single Titles

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    2019-03-16 09:09

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  • Kandice
    2019-03-10 10:13

    I think most everyone will agree that the downside to novellas is the lack of character or relationship development. I was pleasantly surprised there was enough interaction and background for me to be invested in both characters. Their declarations still came a bit soonish but I felt their connection was believable. A little spicy with just enough heat and story for the length. Definitely looking forward to the rest of the series. This series has been given a buff and shine from the author before rereleasing. Since I didn't read it until now I can't really compare the before. I did encounter some formatting that made reading a little cumbersome, but nothing major. The story is told in alternating POV and there were no sections breaks between.I received an ARC from the author for my honest review.

  • Kristen
    2019-03-13 03:13

    Jake and Kendra get off on the wrong foot when she arrested him for being drunk and disorderly. Fast forward a couple of years - he owns a bar and suffers from issues from his time in Afghanistan. She is dealing with issues regarding alcoholism and doesn't like Jake simply because he owns a bar. Being a novella, they worked out their differences pretty quickly (my main problem with novellas), but it was a good story and an easy read.

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-04 03:30

    In In the Line of Duty we read Kendra and Jake's story, I had a feeling even before I read the summary before it that it would focus on Kendra whom we met briefly in Off the Clock. Going into this one I had reasonably high hopes because I enjoyed the first book so much and it isn't that this one was enjoyable it just wasn't as enjoyable as the last one.My biggest issue with the book was Kendra. I just didn't like her at all. I didn't like how she looked down her nose at Jake just because he owned a bar and she hauled him off to the drunk tank when he was home on leave from the war two years before. She was just so snobby about the whole thing that I wanted to smack her for about 75% of the story. I understand that her mother was a drunk who left her hanging as a kid but that doesn't give her the right to look down on people who stop by a bar for a quick pint. She just seemed so caught up in her own drama that I just didn't like her.Jake on the other hand was a sweetheart and I adored him from the beginning. He had his issues when it came to dealing with the things he had to do and see in Afghanistan but he was working through them unlike Kendra. Plus I think Kendra was a bit whiny because war hero trumps mommy had a drinking problem. I know that's harsh but I just wish she'd been a little more understanding of Jake.As much as I didn't care for Kendra on her own she was much more likable when she was with Jake, he mellowed her out quite a bit by the end of the book and I did like how in the end the chemistry was really there and they did grow as a couple enough that I ended up liking the story in the end more than I thought I would.I would recommend this to fans of the first book in the series and while it is a series you could get away with reading it as a standalone because while characters from book one are referenced they only have bit parts but it was nice to see them again for me. If you're looking for a quick romantic read I really recommend not only book one but this one as well.

  • E_bookpushers
    2019-02-27 09:19

    Great set up. Great problems the hero and heroine had to deal with. Should have been longer because I felt cheated of their work to heal.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-24 08:34

    Great connection between H/h and a wonderful author's voice, it's sexy and cute, make for a wonderful read. Loved it!