Havoc by Ronie Kendig ~ Book Review

October 17, 2023


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About the Book


Title: Havoc
A Breed Apart: Legacy #1
Ronie Kendig
Sunrise Publishing
Release Date:
October 17, 2023
Paramilitary Romantic Thriller

A soldier, a Malinois, and a stuntwoman walk onto a TV set . . . 

Former Special Forces operator Sergeant Crew Gatlin takes everything in stride, even the career-ending incident that separated him from the Army, half a leg, and his beloved working dog, Havoc K027. Putting his life back together and lying low, he takes a job with A Breed Apart and is unexpectedly reunited with Havoc. It’s too good to be true—and the proof is in their first assignment: to work as a K-9 team for a television drama in Los Angeles. Miffed at being relegated to TV fodder, he’s willing to pay the price when he sees the stuntwoman. 

Being a stunt double allows Vienna Foxcroft to fulfill her acting dream—with a side of MMA—and stay out of the limelight. The same one that plagued her childhood and put her through a nightmare scenario. Now, her tight-knit stunt team are the only ones she trusts. Then in walks Mr. Mountain-of-Muscle and his tough-as-nails dog, and Vienna has a bad feeling her life is about to turn upside down. 

Ticked as they head overseas for a location shoot in Turkey, Crew guts it up—after all, he has Havoc again. Okay, and yeah—Vienna is going, too. When an attack sends the cast fleeing into the streets of Turkey, Vienna must face the demons of her past or be devoured by them. And Crew and Havoc are tested like never before. 

Experience the high-octane thrill ride that is the first book in the A Breed Apart: Legacy series.

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My Thoughts

I think this is my first paramilitary genre book that I have read and I must say it was very good. I really enjoyed the incorporation of a dog partner and seeing that relationship with his partner. This is also my first book by Ronie Kendig and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely filled with action throughout the whole book. 

Immediately from the first page we meet Crew as he is on the field on a mission when things go completely wrong. After Crew's debilitating injury he starts working for a ranch in Texas procuring dogs to work with different agencies. He gets sent to California with Havoc to be part of a television show. I truly loved the close bond that Havoc and Crew have. It really showed how these dogs truly are connected to their partners. Vienna Foxcroft is the love interest in the story and immediately sparks fly.

I won't tell you too much but I promise there is plenty of romance and action in this story to keep you entertained. I will say that despite really enjoying the story it fell short for me in certain places. The relationship between Vienna and Crew moves very fast and at times it seems like there could've been a bit more development with them. He is constantly "checking" her out which got a little tiring. But this is a fast paced book so I totally understand just my personal preference. Another thing that fell short for me was the faith thread. I would consider this book more of a clean read which is totally fine. Crew does mention his faith and we see an inkling of this spreading to Vienna but I feel like if we wanted to have a stronger faith thread then this could have been a bit more developed as well. That being said I am not sure if these characters will be seen in the following book so perhaps we will see more growth there. 

Overall I thought it was a good story. If you like fast paced, high octane, military type of books with romance in it then this might just be the book for you!

I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Ronie Kendig

Ronie Kendig is a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty-five books. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have returned to their beloved Texas after a nearly ten-year stint in the Northeast. They survive on Sonic runs, barbecue, and peach cobbler that they share—sometimes—with Benning the Stealth Golden and AAndromeda the MWD Washout. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

Connect with Ronie by visiting roniekendig.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

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