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    1. miami, fl
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      January 27, 2014
      Wman4JC
      miami, fl
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      My Comments

      Wow, what a GREAT book, it's worth MUCH MORE than 5 stars! From the FIRST ten pages, I knew I was gonna love this story and I was NOT disappointed. Beowulf starts exactly where Talon leaves off at. As Timbrel runs from Candyman in her car, he takes chase and she calls the police on him knowing that will be the only way to subdue him_.couldn't believe she did that!

      Timbrel is determined to have only one man in her life and that's her dog, Beowulf. Too many men, boyfriends and step dads, have failed her in the past and she refuses to let anyone guy get close to her now. However, Candyman's different and determined even though Timbrel makes it clear she's not interested. Will Candyman be able to see past her brokenness and barriers to have a future with her?

      James Tony "Candyman" VanAllen is the best at his job being a Green Beret Special Ops soldier and he loves serving his country. He has always been a flirt and a charmer with the ladies and he enjoys annoying Timbrel with his jibes. However, no matter how badly she treats him, he can't stop thinking of her. What will it take on his part to prove he's the real deal in her life, that he won't fail her?

      What I loved in this story:

      Candyman's team of soldiers, they make things lively and interesting, they stick together through everything

      Tony's family back home; his parents, his siblings, and his niece and nephew_.they enhance the storyline tremendously

      Without a doubt, Beowulf, an ugly beast (that I easily fell in love with) who never fails his handler or their missions_.he was the real hero in the story all the way!

      The conversation between Timbrel and Tony's mom_.seriously loved that scene between these two women who are very special to Tony

      Loved that Candyman and Timbrel get to work together in more than one emergency/mission

      Really loved the movie lines between Tony and Timbrel

      There is no profanity or inappropriate content and there is plenty of constant action

      Kendig includes a small glossary explaining what EDD (and others) stand for

      I thought of the movie Turner and Hooch and that's kind of the idea I had of Beowulf. This video conveys that even though I'm convinced that Beowulf is much better trained and more deadly than Hooch, they are both vicious dogs to cross paths with.

      "No, I'm trying to make you understand that Timbrel won't give you that chance. She's been hurt. You pose a threat. She's had enough training through hard life experiences to know not to let anyone in, that even if she wants to, she can't take that risk. So like I said, Timbrel won't give you the chance you want."

      Jaw set, Tony refused to back down. "Then I'll take it."

      "Take it, how?" Ghost scowled. "You hurt her and I'll--"

      "No, I mean_Listen, I've got a dad at home who doesn't recognize me half the time. I work some of the most dangerous missions in some of the darkest places on earth. I don't scare easily. I'll do what I do in the field with the candy bars, gaining the trust of the people."

      "You're going to give her candy bars?"

      Tony grinned. "I'm going to make her life sweet."

      Kendig doesn't just describe combat, she places the reader in the heart of it with honesty and respect. The story is filled with action, humor, loyalty, passion, intensity, with some sadness but always hope, romance, faith, anger/frustration, integrity, an amazing explosives detection dog who never fails, a few misunderstandings, forgiveness, learning to let go and redemption. I was in amazement over the way Timbrel spoke and her attitude (did she just say that? no way, she did not just take that risk!) in much of the story, but I wouldn't have her ANY OTHER way. You will NOT be able to put this book down once you've started it and you will have new respect for military dogs and their handlers. There are characters from Trinity and Talon in the story, but I consider Beowulf a standalone read. The entire series is awesome, but Beowulf was my favorite and a great conclusion. God bless EDDs, their handlers, and amazing writers like Kendig who tells their stories with passion, humor, and authenticity! Go Beowulf and rock on Timbrel!

      I want to thank the author for the review copy and giveaway copy provided. The opinions expressed are my own.
    2. Grand Prairie, TX
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Action-Packed with Great Romance and Storyline
      January 24, 2014
      Britt98
      Grand Prairie, TX
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      Having read Talon (A Breed Apart #2) last year, I have been anxiously awaiting the next book in the series, Beowulf. This book can definitely stand alone if you have not read the other two books in the series. However, since I have read Talon, I was really anticipating this story that covers the relationship of Timbrel and Candyman.

      Beowulf is definitely not a lighthearted romance! This is a hard-hitting, action packed adventure from page one! There are moments of humor, romance, fear, hurt, anger, and many other emotions that make for an extremely believable story. I really enjoyed the main characters. Tony, "Candyman", is in love with "Timbrel". He has been for a while now, but she just won't let him close. It doesn't take long to realize that this is one traumatized woman. Will she ever be able to trust again?

      And the action in this book is great. Just like in Talon, we switch back and forth in the book between seeing what the "good guys" are up to and what the "bad guys" are doing. When I start military-themed books, it always takes me a couple of chapters to get into the hang of understanding military jargon. This is just a shortcoming that I have! Nothing wrong with the book at all. Once I got going, though, I had trouble setting this book down. I constantly wanted to know what would happen next.

      All of the characters in Beowulf just seemed so real. The author did a great job of creating all of the personalities, including those of the dogs. Looking toward this book's release, I felt that this was going to be a very good book with a great storyline between Tony and Timbrel, but it truly exceeded my expectations. (5 stars)

      I was blessed to win a copy of Beowulf in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway and was not required to write a review, but happily do so.
    3. Michigan
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      exciting and deep story
      January 23, 2014
      SusanP
      Michigan
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      Ronie Kendig has knocked it out of the park again with her third book in her working dog series. Gritty, hard hitting, dangerous real to life moments that drag you along on this roller coaster ride of emotions. The author puts depth into her characters so you feel right along with them. There are heart breaking moments, joyous moments and times where you are on the edge of your seat. You have the tough-as-nails female dog handler and the hunky confident special ops military man. This is their story of overcoming their past with the help of trusting God through it all. And it's not done easily at all - including life changing circumstances. She also puts in the perspective of the opposite side - so you know the inner workings of the danger that is out there and our real life military is working with.

      This wonderful story of danger and intrigue - including a slobbery, monstrous working dog - will strike your heart and challenge you in trusting your every moment to God.

      I highly recommend EVERY book by Ronie Kendig.
    4. Michigan
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      exciting and deep story
      January 23, 2014
      SusanP
      Michigan
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      This review was written for Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog - eBook.
      Ronie Kendig has knocked it out of the park again with her third book in her working dog series. Gritty, hard hitting, dangerous real to life moments that drag you along on this roller coaster ride of emotions. The author puts depth into her characters so you feel right along with them. There are heart breaking moments, joyous moments and times where you are on the edge of your seat. You have the tough-as-nails female dog handler and the hunky confident special ops military man. This is their story of overcoming their past with the help of trusting God through it all. And it's not done easily at all - including life changing circumstances. She also puts in the perspective of the opposite side - so you know the inner workings of the danger that is out there and our real life military is working with.

      This wonderful story of danger and intrigue - including a slobbery, monstrous working dog - will strike your heart and challenge you in trusting your every moment to God.

      I highly recommend EVERY book by Ronie Kendig.
    5. VA
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Hang on to your seat
      January 19, 2014
      Amy C
      VA
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      I found Beowulf to be a real page turner, romantic, full of of action, and informative on what today's men and women in the military face while fighting for our country. I loved how Timbrel and Beo had such a beautiful bond. Throughout the book I found myself laughing, crying, and hanging on to my seat to see what happens next. I was completely surprised to what happens to one of the main characters. I did NOT see that coming!

      This is a great book and series! 5 stars
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