Monday, January 11, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: When Love Matters Most by Kate James


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 Harlequin.com. 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…

Rick works in the San Diego Police Department's K-9 Unit and Madison recently became the veterinarian for their dogs. When they first meet, Rick is tense and since he just met Madison, he questions her abilities, which doesn't get him off to a good start with her. It doesn't take too long for them to overcome that, though, and they soon start dating. There is more conflict as they stand on separate sides of a big issue and need to determine if they can overcome their differences for the sake of their relationship.

I fell in love with Rick and Madison right away! Rick is handsome and tough yet he has a big heart. He was orphaned when he was young and taken in by a loving family. He still has memories of his parents and the life he used to live which guides him in his treatment of others. Madison is smart and capable. She loves animals and is especially good with the dogs from the K-9 Unit. She's not a pushover and handles herself well in tough situations.

I loved watching their relationship develop! It felt natural and they had some great conversations. Those did lead to a huge issue that came between them and I honestly wasn't sure if they would be able to resolve it. There was also mystery and suspense in this book, which made me love it even more. I loved this book from beginning to end! This is the second book in the series. I didn't read the first book and felt that this book stood well on its own. This is the first full-length novel I've read by this author but it won't be the last!

My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy via Prism Book Tours for an honest review





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

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3 comments:

Kate James said...

Melanie, it is a great pleasure to be back at your blog. Thank you for starting my day off in such a terrific way with your wonderful review of When Love Matters Most.

I am so glad you enjoyed the book.

Thanks again, for hosting me on your blog!

Melanie Valderrama said...

Kate, I'm so glad to have you here again and you are welcome anytime! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work!

Penny said...

This book looks great. Thanks for introducing us to the series.

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