Review: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

Posted July 27, 2017 in Review / 12 Comments

Review: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

Run to Ground

Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1
by Katie Ruggle
Published by Sourcebooks, Casablanca on June 6th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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First in Katie Ruggle's thrilling new Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series.

He lost his mentor.He lost his K9 partner.He almost lost his will to live.But when a killer obsessed with revenge targets a beautiful woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to save Jules before they lose their last chance at a happily ever after...

Theodore Bosco, grieving the death of his partner, is reluctantly fascinated by secretive newcomer Jules. Although his instincts scream that he should avoid her, he can't seem to stay away. It doesn't help that Theo's new K9 companion, Viggy, has fallen head over paws with Jules's rambunctious family.

Or that when he's with Jules, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules kidnapped her siblings, whisking them away from abuse to the quiet anonymity of the Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye-or the heart-of a cop. All it would take is one wrong move and she'll lose everything. Yet as Jules attempts to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another deadly threat lurks much closer to home. Someone's gunning for Theo and Viggy, and they're willing to take out anything...or anyone...who gets in the way of revenge.

I don’t read romantic suspense very often but when I do…..

I rely on Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer for book recommendations 🙂  She reads a ton of these types of books.

I recently read Kimberly’s review for Katie Ruggle’s Run to Ground and besides sounding like a great story, it was my chance to get in on a first book in a new series from Ms. Ruggle.

Set in a similar small town in Colorado as Ruggle’s previous series, Search and Rescue, Theo is a complete mess, still getting over the loss of his K9 partner from a year prior and the more recent and sudden loss of his human partner and mentor on the K9 unit.  Theo is so creepy and out of sorts that he is completely thrown off by the sudden appearance of a beautiful (and dare I say too innocent?) waitress at his usual diner.

Jules has just moved her brothers and sister to town to escape their own horrors and Jules wants nothing more than to stay under the radar and live a quiet, new life.  Catching the attention of a police officer is the last thing she needs!

I genuinely enjoyed the dual POV of this story because Ms. Ruggle could delve into a deeper story that held a ton more emotion and depth than a typical romance.  Jules’ background had me intrigued – she’s not quite as innocent as she seems on the outside.  And I couldn’t tell who’s past was going to catch up to them first.  This story had me guessing to the end!

Ms. Ruggle is definitely a talented, accomplished writer.  There were no lulls or boring points in the story.  Toss in a tear jerking service dog thread to the story and I could not put this story down.  I was riveted the entire time.

I can easily recommend this series for the romance reader who wants to try romantic suspense.  With a hot alpha male and the added canine companion, it is so easy to fall in love with these police officers.

About Katie Ruggle

A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (not while riding, although that would be awesome), cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.




About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of “happily ever after” books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It’s for her family’s sake. When not reading, she’s homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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12 responses to “Review: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

  1. oh I just adore romantic suspense, and I have had this author on my watchlist for quite some time but haven’t picked her up. Looks like I need to change that.

  2. I haven’t tried her yet… I love romantic suspense even if at times the love scenes are gratuitous lol. I guess it can’t be helped!

    Have you tried Julie Ann Walker or Kate SeRine? I love their series because it’s also super funny. If you’re up for another rom-sus I recommend you check these two’s book lists.

    Happy weekend!
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