Leader of the Pack by Roxanne St. Claire
Book Three in a Complete Series (all stand-alone titles) for Romance Readers Who Love Dogs! Very few things ruffle K-9 trainer Liam Kilcannon. Stoic and steady, he has the patience and skill to transform a harmless puppy into a highly protective "schutzhund," and the quiet strength to lead his five younger siblings through the storms of life. A former Marine who doesn't waste words or squander emotions, Liam is also a man who very much wanted to spend his life with one special woman by his side. He found her...and lost her. And Liam won't ever let himself slide down the Andi Rivers Slippery Slope to Misery again. But when his father tells him Andi's house has been broken into, he doesn't hesitate to offer her his beloved protection dog, a decision that will put them in close and constant contact. Architect and single mom Andi Rivers knows nothing in life is certain, having first-hand experience with unexpected changes and tragedies that upended her world. Determined to protect her deeply shy little boy from another heartache, she's vowed to stay single and unattached no matter how long and lonely her nights might be. Hesitant to take Liam's dog at first, she soon changes her mind when an estranged relative launches a campaign to take custody of little Christian. A dog won't be enough...Andi needs to protect her son. When the Kilcannon family moves into action, the solution they offer is drastic but perfect. Liam and Jag are there to protect Andi's home and child...but what will protect their hearts from the risk of falling in love - and failing - one last time? The Dogfather Series Every love story in this completed nine-book series begins and ends with a dog. And a little help from The Dogfather. **Every cover features a rescue dog and "local hero" from Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida, and a portion of book sales has been donated to this amazing shelter!** Daniel Kilcannon is known as "The Dogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world-class canine training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!
Book Length: Long Novel - 320-650 Pages