There are three stories here. Jordan and Nate are one. Jordan did him wrong sorta (she didn't mean to) long ago, and now Jordan, upon running into her in his new hometown, is doing her wrong...but he doesn't want to. There's a story here I don't wish to reveal as it would spoil things.
Petra and Dan are another story, and I thought Petra sorta stole the show. I found myself more fascinated with her than I should be with a secondary character. Her situation in her marriage, her inner turmoil...
The dogs are the heart though. Someone is abducting them and returning them mangled and battered...sometimes dead.
It's entertaining, unique, and I'm hoping that book two is not only about Petra, but about the dogs who made it through. I see a fantastic opportunity here for the author to now show us how a fight dog is rehabilitated and show the serious repercussions of the crime. I see great opportunities here.
Quibbles: I actually wanted more of Nate's POV. I was fascinated by his situation and felt it and what he felt warranted more ink. I also was slightly dissatisfied with the villain's motives. It wasn't enough for me, but then again, I had a hard time fathoming that kind of cruelty to pets to begin with, but it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It does. Will we ever understand their motives?
Four bikes. I recommend it. This was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.