Avoiding the Badge

· Arizona K9 Book 1 · Lyrical Press
6 reviews

About this ebook

In this steamy contemporary romance trilogy opener, a veterinarian fights the urge to get her paws on a sexy dog owner who’s also a cop.


Rayna Michaels may be a veterinarian, but she knows a little something about the human heart—especially when it comes to worried pet owners. Law enforcement’s bonds with their K9 partners are legendary, and Derek Hansen is a perfect example—he’s had his dog Axle in more times than Rayna can count in the last few months. And Derek’s sculpted muscles and heart-stopping smile would be truly irresistible, if only he wasn’t an officer of the law . . .

Derek can’t get Rayna’s stunning face and no-nonsense smarts out of his mind. Any excuse to see her will do, until he works up the nerve to ask her out. He’s not sure where her resistance to cops comes from, though he’s more than willing to prove he’s one of the good ones. But when casual dating turns into explosive lovemaking, Derek knows he must come clean about his past before the woman he loves finds out what he’s been hiding and turns tail to run . . .

“Strong women and the men who love them, sassy, sexy dialogue and a deliciously emotional roller coaster ride—these are the hallmarks of a Dorothy F. Shaw romance!” —Megan Hart, New York Times–bestselling author of Tear You Apart

***Disclosure: These books are not Romantic Suspense and have little to no police work in them. They are truly Contemporary Romance.

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Yvonne Cruz
July 23, 2018
The title of the book intrigued me, so I decided to give the book a try. For me , it was just an ok book. Possibly because I am an avid reader and was expecting more from the story. It centers around Rayna Michaels , a veterinarian who has pledged never to get involved with a cop, and K-9 officer Derek Hansen, who is attracted to her and wants a relationship. After months of unnecessary visits to her office for check ups for his K-9 dog, Axel, they finally have a date. The plot and the characters were not that developed, and I didn’t feel the plot had much substance. Maybe future books will be better. I was entrusted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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About the author

Dorothy F. Shaw lives in Arizona where the weather is hot and the sunsets are always beautiful. She spends her days in the corporate world and her nights with her Mac on her lap. Between her ever-open heart, her bright red hair, and her many colorful tattoos, she truly lives and loves in Technicolor! Dorothy welcomes emails at: dorothyfshaw@gmail.com. Or find her online at Facebook.com/AuthorDorothyFShaw and twitter.com/DorothyFShaw Newsletter sign up: http://bit.ly/DFSeNews.

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