Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

July 6th, 2017 Kimberly Review 36 Comments

6th Jul
Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle
Run to Ground
by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 9 hours and 28 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 4.5

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.

SUSPENSE ROMANCE Family Small-town

RUN TO GROUND by Katie Ruggle is the first in her new romantic suspense series Rocky Mountain K9 Unit. Narrated by Callie Beaulieu, Ruggle pulled me in with her strong heroine and adorable siblings. Suspense, a sweet romance, and a heartbroken dog had me hooked.

Coffee Dates with Run to Ground

First Date: Ruggle hooked me from the first chapter as Jules gathers up her siblings and they embark on a new life far from the past they are trying to outrun. They move to a dilapidated farmhouse in the rugged town of Monroe, located in the Colorado Rockies. Jules has secured a job as a waitress at the local diner. Theo Bosco, an officer with the local police force, is grieving the loss of his former K9 companion and his human partner. He lost one to cancer and one to depression. Theo now finds himself saddled with a grieving K9. He has been walking around in a fog until the new waitress in town sparks his interest and curiosity. Theo is a bit grumpy, and it was delightful seeing him come back to the living as he gets to know Jules and her siblings.

Second Date: I loved the setup. We have a woman in hiding who gains the attention of local law and then finds herself falling for this sweet man and his dog. Ruggle took us into the daily lives of Jules as she and her siblings became acclimated to their new life. It provided humor and had me wanting to hug them all. Theo and Viggy (K9) slowly integrate themselves into their lives, and it was heartwarming and a tad scary. Jules is hiding a huge secret, one that would force Theo to make a decision. I am usually not a fan of secrets and believe in coming clean but in this case, there was more involved than just Jules, and the law doesn’t always favor the victims.

Third Date: Throughout the tale, Ruggle weaved suspense including a shooting at the school and danger at the farmhouse. Ruggle did a great job with red herrings, and I for one was surprised as we entered the climatic ending and discovered who was behind these attacks. The threat of Jules being discovered also heightened the suspense, as nosy locals and her relationship with Theo put them all at risk. Ruggle sets us up for the next book, and I am already counting the days to the next audio release.

Callie Beaulieu is a new to me narrator whose narrated over 30 titles. A large majority of them are cozy mysteries and her voice suited RUN TO GROUND. Her voices captured the characters personalities and I found her pleasant to listen to. Her pacing, tone, and switch from voice to voice were delivered flawlessly. I love when a narration enhances the authors story and Beaulieu did just that.

RUN TO GROUND was delightful from beginning to end. Fans of romantic suspense, small towns, and adorable K9’s will want to begin the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit. Like her previous serious it looks like these stories will build off of each other, so grab your copy now!

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36 Responses to “Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle”

  1. Angie

    I can’t wait to read this one! An older sibling stepping up to the plate is a premise that I love!

    Great review.

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I just finished this book and I really enjoyed it. I thought there was more overlap with the Search & Rescue series (no idea why I thought that, but I did). I still enjoyed it a lot. Sam was my favorite character and I loved Viggie. Great review.

  3. Laura Thomas

    Everything about this book screams “must read” to me, Kim. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I plan to read it soon.

  4. Heidi

    This is a series that I have had on my wish list for awhile. I keep hearing such good things about it, plus, I am a sucker for the dogs.

  5. Kristin

    Oh! A new series from her!!!!! I think I have to jump on board as soon as I can. All her other books sounded a bit too “suspense”-ful and this one sounds more along the lines of Jennifer Ryan’s books… know what I mean??? Maybe I’m reaching??? 🙂 Going to check it out….

  6. Cyn

    Been seeing great things about this book! Glad it was a good start to the series! Hard to resist a suspense romance with dogs! Haha great review, Kim!

  7. Sophia Rose

    I had a good time with this one, too. The reveal knocked my socks off. I did not see that coming. 🙂 Looking forward to the next one.

  8. Sarah

    I really loved family themed romances and getting the chance to fall in love with the entire family/cast of characters 🙂

  9. Nick

    Oh a grumpy hero! You know how much I love those! The suspense elements sounds great too. I will have to read this series!

  10. RO

    After just watching a dog movie yesterday, this romantic suspense sounds like just what I need. Something about having pets having starring roles in a book or film just seems pretty amazing. Hugs…