This is the 1st in the crime tells series. Lyric investigates some missing weenie dogs that were stolen from Kieran's grandmother. Kieran is a vice cop and very dominating. this is a great storyline (the whole series so far of 3 books)as well as steamy. Kieran is very alpha and dominating and this would probably have turned me off but Lyric loves this trait so to me that makes it all ok. She can give as well as take and this is probably the more dominating male of the 3 stories though calista's men comes close with it having 2 men and one dominant..still think Kieran was bolder with the domination though. part of the storyline continues through the other 2 books and some of the characters appear in the 2nd and 3rd books.
He wants to make the rules, he expects her to follow them, and she has other ideas... He's a cop - she's a part-time employee at Crime Tells her grandfather's detective agency and a full time pet detective.
His Grandmother's miniature dachshunds have been dognapped [as part of bigger and more nefarious schemes:] and they have to work together to solve the case despite his urge to make the decisions and her habit of not following the rules [his or anyone's:]. You have suitably evil masterminds and thuggy henchmen, a sexy hero with control issues and a determined, free-spirited heroine - throw in an underground animal liberation group given to forceful animal rescues and a morally dubious habit of torching the sites - what's not to like?
Crime Tells Series
Lyric is a pet detective and she's working on a case of missing dachshunds. Kieran is a vice cop and his grandmother was one of the victims. Lyric and Kieran decide to work the case together, but do not see eye to eye.
This book seemed like it would be a fun read, but I didn't like it. I thought Kieran was too caveman-like outside of the bedroom. I really dislike when a hero tries to use sex to force his will on the heroine. That's just not sexy to me. His possessiveness was ridiculous considering how fast they hooked up. They were no spark between Lyric and Kieran and the sex scenes were lackluster.
I don't know anything about animal "bunching", but I really couldn't understand why the criminals couldn't just cut their losses. The whole thing just seemed silly to me.