Ethan - Dale Mayer


By Dale Mayer

  • Release Date: 2019-04-10
  • Genre: Military
Ethan book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 445 Ratings)

Ethan Dale Mayer Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

When one door closes … second chances open another …

Ethan was lost after a major accident abruptly shifted him from a military life to a civilian one, from working with dogs to odd jobs … In that time, he’d spent months healing from his physical injuries. When he connects with Badger and the rest of his Titanium Corp. group of former SEALs, Badger offers Ethan an opportunity he can’t refuse. A chance to do the work he used to do … with a twist.

Cinnamon works from home as a project manager plus is heavily involved in global dog rescues—dogs of all kinds. When Ethan walks into the next door’s vet’s office with an injured shepherd in his arms, she sees another lost soul—just like the canine ones she helps.

Ethan knows he’s about to take a dangerous step, but he’s on the job, and no one—on the job or not—hurts animals while he’s around. This poor shepherd has taken enough abuse, and Ethan fears she is only the tip of a nightmare he’s determined to uncover. But he knows she’s going to lead him in the right direction.

He has his sights set on saving one dog in particular, Sentry: K9 File 01.

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  • Ethan - The K-9 Series

    By enj0yl!f3
    This is a great read for those that love animals and especially working dogs. The romance development was nicely intertwined with the the story of searching for a retired military dog. If you’re looking for spicy sex scenes, they weren’t needed to tell the story and, personally, I appreciated their absence. In my opinion, if you’re looking for a book that pulls you in quickly, shows love for dogs, and has a romantic element, I highly recommend this book.
  • K-9 Files Ethan

    By TiCheri
    Wonderful book. Enjoyed the vet/dog relationship and the need to both recover from the issues caused by starting over in a new, yet familiar, world. Looking forward to reading the others in the series.
  • K-9 Files

    By My2Toys
    Great book! I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Ms. Mayer. She never disappoints. I especially love the addition of dogs. My favorite awards show is Hero Dogs. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!!!
  • Ethan

    By Bun Brrabbid Lop
    This is the first book of the K9 series. Action-packed, riveting, kept me wanting to keep reading for long periods of time. There is no slack in Dale Mayer's way of weaving the story! Brilliant in all the characters-- from persons to the dogs. Gave me insight into some of the PTSD(s) of being in the military. 🐰🐰🐰
  • Promising, but didn’t fulfill

    By Cris Ipod
    Love the idea of a military working dog story, it’s a great topic to explore the relationship between the handlers, soldiers, and the expertly trained dogs that serve. That said, this story is a little flat. Personally, I don’t think you can name a main character “Cinnamon” and then have no one ever question the name. It’s a dang rare name. Cinn is an unremarkable character whose family, friends, job, history, thoughts, dreams, etc. are never present. She has dogs, she talks about rescuing dogs, and she runs with her dogs. That’s it. 3/4 of the way through the book we find out she’s a redhead. No other character development. The military/retired soldier angle doesn’t get a lot of depth, either. The dog whisperer parts are the best parts of the book, TBH. Ethan has some excellent scenes caring for and bonding with badly treated attack dogs, all of whom had their own emotional journeys to trusting again. There was more suspense in “will this abused dog accept a new master?” than “will these main characters survive the drug war full of interchangeable bad dudes they are in the middle of?” The story has good bones, it just isn’t satisfying for me.
  • Dogs and veterans

    By Dkirkha
    Great story, can’t wait to read more. War dogs and veterans and the need for love.
  • Good reading

    By Bluedoggy72
    Nice story that flows well.
  • Great story

    By Maltimom
    Thanks for writing this story about the dogs and all of the wonderful people who care about them. ETHAN was both interesting and enjoyable. I loved it!
  • Ethan by Dale Meyer

    By vlmckune
    Loved it
  • A wonderful start to a new series!!!

    By 777sails
    I received a complimentary copy of this book and I also purchased a copy. I just love all of Ms. Mayer's work. This is a great story about Ethan who takes an assignment from Badger to locate a former military K-9, Sentry. Through a series of unfortunate events, Sentry's whereabouts are no longer known. A Commander is wanting to make sure that these former K-9s are receiving the best possible care because of their service to their country. Ethan goes to Texas to Sentry's last known whereabouts. He sees and rescues a female shepherd and takes her to a local vet clinic. There he meets Cinnamon, a local volunteer rescue worker. The chemistry between these two was evident right from the beginning. This story is a great one. I made myself put the book down in order to fix dinner. I was glued to my e-reader as the story was so engrossing. It was a highly intriguing plot that just hooked me in right from the beginning. The story was also written in my favorite dual POV format. This really helps me as a reader to understand the character so much better seeing how the character thinks about a given situation. I highly recommend this story to anyone. I look forward to reading more in this series.

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