When I Found You

When I Found You

by Kate James

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ISBN-13: 9781488009143
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: San Diego K-9 Unit , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 579,159
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Kate 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. Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers.

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When I Found You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
When I Found You by Kate James is my first ever clean romantic suspense. It has a life awareness feel to it, meaning the characters often reflect on their actions, learn, and grow from them. Ariana Atkins has been the Chief of Security for San Diego International Airport for about a year. She’s desperate to prove herself deserving of this job, since she was turned down for joining the SDPD. In her short tenure, she has made numerous improvements to security, even with a limited budget. But things are starting to breakdown and she and her leadership are being questioned. There have been several security failures, with the biggest being bombs planted and going off inside the airport. Enter Captain Logan O’Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer. Logan is known for his womanizing ways, but there’s something about Ariana which pulls him in and makes him want to change his ways and seriously think about having a meaningful relationship. As Logan’s investigation into the incidents progress, more and more evidence pointing towards Ariana being involved is revealed. In addition, it’s discovered that the federal government is also investigating the airport and have their eyes on Ariana. The saying of “Your mind may mislead you, but your heart will never deceive you.” is one of my favorite quotes. This, in my opinion, is what drives the story. Through everything, Logan is steadfast in his belief that Ariana is innocent. But the question remains, if she’s innocent, how and why does everything lead back to her. One of the big reasons I chose to read When I Found You was because of the K-9 dog. I mean seriously, you gotta love police dogs. What surprised me about the story was just the characters overall. Ariana truly believes in her job and helping people. She has a huge phobia of dogs, but doesn’t think twice about risking her life to save Boomer. Logan, as I mentioned, chooses to believe the good he sees in Ariana, even when no one else does. He’s a good guy, with a big heart. I was fascinated by the depth of Kate’s story telling of K-9’s and their handler relationships, as well as her indepth detail into the interworking of airport security. When I read romantic suspense, I like to be put on the edge of my seat and visualize the scenes before me. The edge of your seat action happens close to the end of the story, but is so worth it. Kate has created an intriguing game of cat and mouse that has you second guessing what’s true and not true. I’m looking forward to going back and reading other books in this series and the book to come. **Received a copy from the author and reviewed voluntarily.**
Christy41970 More than 1 year ago
This book really kept me on the edge of my seat! Ariana is in charge of security at San Diego’s international airport, so when two passengers (very drunk passengers) stir up trouble and cause the plane to be turned around, Ariana is on it. And it’s during this incident she meets Logan, police K-9 unit captain. Ariana and Logan are immediately drawn to each other. This initial meeting is nothing compared to what is coming. When the airport receives threats, Ariana is on it with Logan’s help. As things escalate, all signs point to Ariana as being involved in these threats and attacks. Logan wants to trust his gut….and his developing feelings for Ariana….but can he? Is Ariana involved or is someone setting her up? I absolutely loved this book! The romance is so sweet with a lot of tension. The suspense in the book will keep you reading. You won’t want to quit reading, so you can find out what happens. The characters in the book are very well-developed and believable. You don’t need to read the other books in the series before this one, but if you do, you’ll recognize characters from the previous books. I highly recommend this one to all you clean romance lovers.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
An intriguing look at the behind the closed doors airport security and K-9 teams part in it, the bond the partners have, between the handler and the dog, was adorable and sweet. The story's main focus is on the security problems at the airport, the workings of the team, the hierarchy, and the personnel problems of the workforce at the airport, as they are trying to fix the recent problems, solve the mysteries of the bombs, and find out who is behind the attacks. The tension from the suspense is high, the mistrust on all the levels of the operation is breaking down the system from the top level on, with the domino effect, putting travelers lives to risk. Even though the attraction between Ariana and Logan is obvious, their work responsibilities make it difficult for them to connect on a deeper, personal level. They romance takes a backseat on the story, yet the feelings they have for each other has a big effect on the outcome. Trusting each other takes an effort, and willingness to risk their hearts without trust, seems like too much to ask. I was left wondering why Ariana had such a trust issues and why she automatically believed the worst of Logan in every situation. The hectic situations at their jobs didn't give them much time to connect, and the lack of communication between them creates frustrating conflicts. Fascinating and thought-provoking suspense, that kept me on the edge and captivated my interest, alluring and sweet attraction blooming into deeper feelings in the midst of the chaos and anxiety, and adorable K-9 dogs, willing to protect you by risking their lives, all makings of a great riveting entertainment ~ Four Spoons
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
If you are fan of animals, romance and a good ol’ fashion mystery then When I Found You by Kate James may be right up your alley. Readers are introduced to Ariana Atkins who is the head of San Diego’s Security department after a serious threat, she is introduced to the hot police cpatian Logan O’Connor “Jagger” as he is known with the ladies. At first the two don’t’ see eye to eye, however, the chemistry between the two of them cannot keep them apart, and soon both are falling head over heels. However, Ariana’s fear of dogs might be a slight issue, as Logan’s partner is Boomer, the explosive detection K9 unit. The sweet and charming man he is – Logan soon has Boomer eating out the palm of Ariana’s hands and heart. If you are enjoy a good mystery, you will be how I was, trying to figure out who in Ariana’s life is targeting her and the airport. It is almost like a whodunit. If you are looking for a good, fun, easy read with an element of surprise, then When I Found You is the book for you.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
When I Found You was my first book from this author. It's the third in her K-9 trilogy of books, but it worked okay as a standalone. If you have read the others, though, you'll no doubt appreciate seeing the heroes and heroines from the first two books when they show up in this one. I really enjoyed the insight that When I Found You gave into both the behind-the-scenes action in airport security and the work that K-9 bomb sniffing dogs do. Fascinating! The mystery was solid, and though I had a pretty good idea as the book went on who might be behind things and why, it wasn't obvious. It was especially understandable that the people involved wouldn't immediately suspect them either. I loved Logan and his relationship with Boomer, his K-9 partner. Though they did make me look askance at my own not-so-well-behaved dog a few times while I was reading. (I know, I know--it's the owner, not the dog. Yeah, yeah, yeah...) The romance between Logan and Ariana was enjoyable, though Ariana's tendency to believe the worst about Logan as a potential romantic partner was frustrating. I'll admit that a few times things did look a little questionable, but it seemed like she consistently took the "he's a cheater/player" view immediately without giving him any benefit of the doubt. Why? She didn't seem to have any relationship drama in her past that would have affected her ability to trust him; one person telling her that he got his nickname because he has "moves like Jagger" without seeing any evidence of the same felt like a stretch. As a result, a lot of their relationship drama could have been resolved quickly or even prevented altogether with a bit more conversation, which was frustrating. Still, the ending was sweet and satisfying. Rating: 3 stars / C+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
*This series doesn't necessarily need to be read in order.* Ariana is the head of security at the San Diego airport and Logan is a K-9 handler, who specializes in explosives. A bunch of security threats throw the two of them together and they are racing against time to solve this mystery. Ariana is a very strong, tough woman, but she has a very sensitive, soft side, which makes her easy to like. She finds herself in the line of fire a few times, yet she's very competent and efficient. She's like an onion, with layers gradually peeled away and the reader slowly comes to know who she truly is and the reasons behind her behaviors--from fear to jealousy to passion. I have to admit--I thought her jealousy was adorable and caused a few humorous moments. I have a dog and I wish I could handle him as well as Logan handles Boomer. He's not only a ladies man, but a dog man, for sure. He's determined not to get tied up in a relationship, but he's so patient, kind, and chivalrous. I couldn't help but fall for him a little myself. And Boomer...he completely stole my heart. The way this story flows is very engaging. The mystery/suspense angle had me on the edge of my seat and guessing until the end. There are enough plot twists to still keep it very intriguing and it makes me wonder how many close calls there are at airports every single day. I have to admire those who sacrifice their time and risk their lives to keep the majority of people safe. I loved the romantic interludes and the way these two show a lot of respect for each other and for their co-workers and friends. I couldn't get enough of the story and enjoyed every page. I think this one may be the best book of the trilogy! Content: mild language; mild romance; mild violence. Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
When I Found You is my favorite of the three books so far in this series – and I’ve loved them all! Logan is tough but tender and Ariana brings out his protective side as well as feelings he wasn’t prepared for. Ariana is sharp and independent, but Logan and Boomer soften areas of her heart that she’d closed off for years. Both Logan and Ariana are highly skilled at their jobs but this person who’s terrorizing the airport is giving them a run for their money. Kate James does a fantastic job writing tension – romantic, emotional, and suspenseful. When I Found You pulses with all three but is never overpowered by any. Just the right amount at just the right time. Bottom Line: The K-9 Trilogy by Kate James races against the clock to a thrilling finish in When I Found You. Fast-paced, high-tension suspense shares the page with a tender romance and compelling character development. Being able to see the story from both Logan and Ariana’s perspectives adds to the romance as well as the character dimension. The usual culprits of miscommunication and misunderstanding do pull up a bar stool at Buster’s, but you’re tempted to forget all about those when Logan grabs Ariana for a passionate kiss that he just couldn’t hold back any longer. Getting to revisit characters from the first two books is delightful as well, but When I Found You works equally well as a standalone. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
In Book 3 in The K-9 Trilogy, Kate James brings Logan O'Connor's story to life! We met him as the K-9 Unit Captain in both Cal and Rick's stories previously, but now we get to see a softer side of him. We delve into his family history, his connection with Boomer, and get to watch the mighty Jagger fall hard for a special lady. I really enjoyed Logan & Ariana! Ariana Atkins has only been Chief of Security at the San Diego International Airport for a short time now, and all of a sudden there is a rash of security breaches happening. Is someone out to get her? Or could she be involved somehow? Logan O'Connor is filling in as the liaison for his K-9 unit and explosive threats at the airport. He and his canine partner, Boomer, are leading the search into finding out how these security breaches are happening and who could possibly be the culprit. He's falling hard and fast for Ariana, so he's not willing to believe she has anything to do with it ... even if evidence keeps pointing the finger her way.