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  1. Beowulf, A Breed Apart Series #3
    Beowulf, A Breed Apart Series #3
    Ronie Kendig
    Barbour Publishing / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $12.99 Save 42% ($5.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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
    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.
  4. 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
  5. New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good romantic suspense
    January 16, 2014
    Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I don't know why I requested a review copy of Beowulf, as I didn't particularly enjoy the last Ronie Kendig book I reviewed. Perhaps I thought I should give Ronie Kendig another chance. I'm glad I did.

    Timbrel Hogan is a dog handler with private firm A Breed Apart, working with Beowulf (surprise!), an explosives detection dog. James Anthony "Candyman" VanAllen is more than half in love with her, even though she won't give him the time of day. When Timbrel and Beowulf are assigned to Tony's unit, the two are forced to work together in a suspenseful plot that moves from Iraq to the US.

    There were still aspects of Beowulf that didn't appeal to me. I thought there were too many minor characters, and I had trouble working out who many of them were (and were they even relevant to the story?). There was a glossary of military terms at the start of the novel: I would have found a list of characters far more useful. And while I know Ronie is known for "rapid-fire fiction", there were times I felt the writing was too rapid-fire. It almost felt as though she hadn't finished one thought before moving on to the next. And I found the parts where we moved to Iraq confusing, as it wasn't clear who the viewpoint character was, or what their connection was to the main plot.

    But I really liked Timbrel and Tony (although I didn't quite get what Tony saw in Timbrel at the start). They were both flawed but real characters, both with their own internal struggles. Tony has a strong Christian faith; Timbrel moves from not believing in God at the start of the book to a Christian faith at the end. And I really liked the progression of their relationship, and the way Tony demonstrated endless patience with Timbrel, reflecting God's endless patience with us. This, to me, was the strength of the book.

    Thanks to Barbour Books and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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