Get to Know Tish and Jeff

By Dorothy F. Shaw

Jeffrey Pearl

  *Resident goofball

  *Consummate flirt

“Oh, hell to the yayus! I love these things. Just last week I sent blast email out to all my compadres, but it was sports themed paired with favorite craft beers. How awesomesauce is that? Okay, kids, let’s do this.”

“Jeez, Jeff. You can’t make it through a sentence without using the words ‘for realsies’, can you?” Tish holds up her hand to silence him. “Wait, don’t answer, it was rhetorical.” She let out a sigh. “And yet, with all your goofballness, I still adore you. God help me, I am quite literally doomed.”

Jeff grins. “What can I say, I’m the whole package, mami.”

“So you keep reminding me. Okay, okay. Shoosh, its my turn. Go away.”

Patrice “Tish” Beck

  *Independent woman

  *Stubborn to a fault

Well, there you have it. A little taste and peek into their world, and mine.

Thanks for letting me share them with you!

For members of a police K9 Unit, partnership is everything—in work and in love.


Shuttled between her alcoholic parents and foster homes that separated her from beloved younger brother, Steven, it’s no wonder Tish Beck is a woman with trust issues. To avoid getting hurt—or hurting someone else—she’s kept her romantic life commitment-free, and that’s fine by her. Until she meets exasperatingly hot, funny, smart-ass K9 officer Jeffrey Pearl, and stupidly spends the night with him . . .

Currently single and content, Jeff’s always got his canine bestie, Rio, by his side, and loads of human friends. He enjoys the occasional close encounter, but hasn’t been tempted into anything serious. Until Tish. He’s inexplicably head over heels. Too bad she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length. But when Tish’s brother winds up in jail—again—Jeff’s glad to be the man Tish turns to for help. And with Steven back on the scene, she’ll need it. Soon Tish will have to open her eyes—and her heart—to love, and realize where, and with whom, her safety truly lies . . .