Leader of the Pack

· South Street Publishing
21 reviews

About this ebook

The Dogfather – A New Contemporary Romance Series from Roxanne St. Claire

The Dogfather isn’t just one man…it’s a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families…and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida!

Daniel Kilcannon is known as  “The Dogfather” for a reason.   It’s not just his renowned skills as 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 dog 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!

Leader of the Pack – Book Three

Former marine dog trainer and behaviorist Liam Kilcannon is the strong, silent type who never shows emotions when he’s working with law enforcement to train the most skilled K-9 units in the country. But all that stoicism falls apart when he’s around the one woman he wants but can’t seem to get near.

Architect Andi Rivers has a secret and not even the sexiest man in Bitter Bark can get her to reveal it. But when her past gets close enough to threaten her very life, she is forced to get help from Liam – and his four-legged secret weapon – who can protect her. Can Liam and his best friend keep Andi safe and finally win her love?

Watch for the whole series coming in 2017 and 2018!


21 reviews
Liza Brown
July 23, 2017
I've adored each of the books in The Dogfather series so far. I honestly love each family member in the Kilcannon clan, but have extra special love for the Dogfather, Daniel. I love how he is set on finding mates for each of his children and was so glad to get Liam's story with Leader of the Pack. I loved every single thing about Leader of the Pack. I loved that Liam is so much like his dad that he knew as soon as he met Andi three years ago; she was the woman for him. Andi and Liam had the best chemistry and I loved that Liam really had waited around for Andi. While the reason they started seeing each other again wasn't ideal, her house being broken into and needing protection, I loved that Liam stepped up in every way possible. He was so sweet to teach Andi's son Christian how to handle Jag, the guard dog Liam brings to help keep both Andi and Christian safe. I have to say I adored watching Christian come out of his shell the more time he trained with and was around Jag. I somewhat understood Andi's hesitancy to have a man in her life after her ex had left her life and his loss had been so huge for their son Christian. However, I also knew she was so attracted to Liam and I didn't get her not being happy just to protect her son. I love that Liam connected so well with Christian through Jag and loved watching Liam, Andi, and Christian move towards being a real family. I also loved seeing Liam and Andi connecting on every level and becoming a real couple. Seriously Liam and his love for Andi and Christian was so freaking sexy. There were several twists and turns along the way in Leader of the Pack. Some I saw coming, others I didn't. I loved how protective Liam was of both Andi and Christian. I also loved that Christian had Jag to protect him at all times. I felt so many emotions along with the characters as I read Leader of the Pack and I loved every single minute of the story. Leader of the Pack is another winner in the Dogfather series from Roxanne St. Claire. The romance between Andi and Liam was beautiful to see grow into a real relationship. I also loved watching Andi, Christian, and Liam become a real family. I also loved all the time we got to spend with the Kilcannon clan. I fall more and more in love with this family with each new book in the series. Ms. St. Claire once again gives her readers an amazing romance that will keep her readers coming back for more. Rating: 5 Stars (A+)
Patti Lucas
August 24, 2017
Roxanne St. Claire has done it again! I LOVE the Leader of the Pack! It might truly be my favorite book! It is such a poignant and bittersweet love story. I love a great love story. I love the Kilcannon family and Bitter Bark, NC. Leader of the Pack is Liam Kilcannon's story, the oldest Kilcannon, at almost forty years old, he is the leader of the pack. Liam is a former Marine, and current K-9 trainer at Waterford. Liam has been in love with Andrea (Andi) Rivers from the moment he saw her and dated her three years ago. At the time the father of Andi's young son, Christian, wanted to be part of his life. And I felt that it was only right to give a life with Jefferson (Jeff) Scott a chance. One year later, Jeff dies in a car accident and Andi decides to on,y be 100% committed to raising her son as a single mother. Fast forward two years, Jeff's mother, Nadine died and left Christian a trust fund worth six million dollars. Jeff's sister, Nora is going to battle Andi for full custody of Christian claiming she is an unfit mother, so she can control the trust fund. Daniel Kilcannon, "The Dogfather" comes up with a solution, Andi can marry Liam, whom he has not so secretly been trying to get together. Once the threat of the custody battle has been resolved, Andi and Liam can have their marriage annulled. The surprise wedding can take place after the engagement party for Jessie and Garrett and Chloe and Shane. Just when I thought that Andi and Liam would live happily ever after with Christian and Jag, the German Shepherd,Rocki throws in a surprise major plot twist. Who doesn't love a surprise plot twist! The plot twist gets resolved, and they get their happily ever after. Cannot wait to read Molly's story next!
Eileen Aberman-Wells
July 23, 2017
I loved Leader of the Pack by Roxanne St.Claire even though it tugged at my heartstrings. Again a perfect title for this wonderful and emotional story, but it doesn’t quite describe what you might expect. This is the third book in her Dogfather series but each book is a stand long read. This is Liam Kilcannon and Andi Rivers’ story. Liam is the oldest, a former marine, where he trained dogs and he now continues training K-9 dogs. Andi Rivers is an architect and single mom who is hesitant to open her heart to a man. However, when Andi needs help protecting her son the Kilcannon family jumps at the chance to help them. Yet, Andi is very unsure of opening her heart to Liam and falling in love while Liam is afraid to let himself slide down the Andi Rivers Slippery Slope to Misery again. These two need to learn to trust and love each other. I loved Andi’s son, Christian, a mini-Liam, shy, quiet and inquisitive. I truly loved reading this book. Ms. St. Claire is a wonderful story teller and she seems to always draw me into her books, making me forget the world around me. I highly recommend this book to other readers and am looking forward to the next entry in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

About the author

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty romance and suspense novels.  She has written several popular series, including Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

In addition to being an eight-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.

She lives in Florida with her husband, and still attempts to run the lives of her teenage daughter and 20-something son.  She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, but not always in that order.

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