Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1) by Katie Ruggle
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: June 6th 2017
My rating: 4 stars 
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“Vivid and charming.”
CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet ‘Jules’ Jackson, he can’t seem to stay away. It doesn’t help that Theo’s new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules’s rambunctious family.

Or that when he’s with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home…

And this time, there’s no escape.

My Thoughts:
I loved Katie Ruggle’s Search and Rescue series so I was happy to hear she was writing a new series based in a town not too far from Simpson, Colorado. 

Jules Jackson has just moved to Monroe Colorado with her four younger siblings. She actually kidnapped them to save them from her horrible stepmother, (seriously horrible!). With new identities and a guarantee from a shifty character that her stepmother wouldn’t be looking for them “or else” she’s sets off hoping to start their lives anew.  When you’re trying to be stealthy and not draw attention, cops are the last people you want to notice you, yet the diner she works at is the stomping ground of the Monroe Police. Officer Theo Boscoe quickly notices Jules when her behavior screams “I’m on the run” yet that’s not the only thing that captures his attention.  Jules is gorgeous and sweet, and any idiot can see she needs help and protection.  And even though Jules knows she shouldn’t let Theo close she can’t help but let him in when she feels his desire to shield her, and feels his vulnerability. And hey, Theo has a super cute dog that just happens to love her family!

Theo isn’t without his own demons. He lost his partner and blames himself for not catching any signs of depression that ultimately led to his partner’s suicide.  Add to that is his partner’s dog, Viggy, is depressed too after losing his handler, and it doesn’t seem like anything Theo does helps, except his visits to the skittish waitresses’ house. That’s okay, it was just another excuse to visit Jules! Viggy with Dee definitely tugged at my heart strings.  Theo and Jules were a cute couple, and I was thrilled these two got some happiness in amongst all the troubles in their lives.

As the story progresses it quickly becomes clear that the danger of discovery is not the only thing Jules has to worry about in Monroe.  This story was packed with action, thrills, and danger!

I love Katie Ruggle’s romantic suspense novels.  Her characters are usually quirky in some way; different enough to be interesting. The beautiful, small mountain Colorado towns she sets her stories in are a draw for me, too. I do love the mountains with their sweeping views, pines, and clean air.  The idea of a small town where everyone knows everyone appeals to me, fictionally at least. Not sure how that would actually be in real life, but I wouldn’t mind giving it a try someday.   Can’t wait for On the Chase, Hugh’s story next! 


 This is a cute contest for any dog lover:

And don't forget about Katie's FREE novella: After the End!  It's a short, but a very satisfying epilogue for every one of the couples of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series.  I just read it a couple of days ago with a big happy smile on my face! Perfect ending for all!

Novella Links:
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For fans of sexy, brooding ice divers
Motorcycle Club bad boys turned firefighters
Tall, dark, and silent wilderness guides
And cops with hearts of gold…
The end is just the beginning.

What happens after happily ever after? Now that the murderer has been caught and the arsonist is behind bars, the town of Simpson, Colorado has returned to its sleepy, picturesque former glory. Yet for the heroes of Search & Rescue, work is never done…

…especially not if the extraordinary women if their lives have anything to say about it.

Told in alternating chapters focusing on four unforgettable romances, this slice-of-life novella catches up with fan favorites from Katie Ruggle’s Search & Rescue series—proving once and for all that the end is just the beginning.

After the End is the fun and heart-warming epilogue novella to the exciting Search & Rescue series by Katie Ruggle.


Connect with Katie Ruggle:

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The wonderful people of Sourcebooks Casablanca are giving away the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series to one lucky winner!  Simply fill in the rafflecopter for a chance to win!

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  1. I know I have a Ruggle freebie..novella? Something anyway, I need to try her style

  2. Romantic suspense is a genre I don't read enough of. I will keep this one in mind, wonderful review for it!

  3. I'm always looking for good romantic suspense series, and this one sounds great, Rachel. I haven't read anything from her before, but she's on my radar thanks to you now. Not going to lie, the cute dog certainly makes me want to read this one next! ;)
    Great review, Rachel!

  4. I keep hearing such wonderful things about this series and I have yet to try it. I definitley like the sound of the characters and the small Colorado town.

  5. Awesome review Rachel :D This one do look pretty awesome. And yay for dog on the cover :D Sounds like awesome characters too. <3 Glad you liked it a lot ;) Hope I'll want to read books like this one one day.

  6. The small town feel of this reminds me of the Lucky Harbor series, only with a lot more action and suspense! I'll definitely have to check these out--thanks for putting them on my radar, dear! Fantastic review!!


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