Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle

August 30th, 2018 Kimberly Review 21 Comments

30th Aug
Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle
Through the Fire
by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 10 hours and 41 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 4.5 cups

Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit. They've been through too much to open their arms to a stranger―and as mysterious fires begin raging across Monroe, she can't convince them to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.

Wesley March, local fire spotter, knows Kit is right, and he's willing to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process.

This time, it's personal.


I really enjoy listening to Katie Ruggle’s romantic suspense series. Through the Fire, is the fourth book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. While each book features a new romance, there are overall suspense threads that make listening to them in order of release a must. A sexy nerd, and a new female K-9 officer made for a delightful romance while Ruggle amped up the suspense and danger.

Coffee Dates with Through the Fire

  • First Date: After the explosive ending of Survive the Night, I wasn’t sure what we would find. This tale picks up shortly after as Ruggle mixes things up. In the previous novels the females were all on the run and this time, we have a new female K9 police officer and her love interest is a nerdy, somewhat awkward, but handsome fire watcher. Kit Jernigan and her K9 tracker, were forced out of last unit and is eager to fit in in Monroe.  As she is moving in, she bumps into Wesley March. I loved their first encounter. There was MATH involved, and it was awkward and cute.  Her meeting with fellow officers Theo, Hugh, and Otto was a tad awkward, and she immediately knows something is off.
  • Second Date: Hounds, action and geeky moments! Jules has a new housemate Elena, and this worries the men. The suspenseful plot surround them as Ruggle wraps up the dangerous suspense thread that began in Run to Ground with Jules and her siblings. Sammy stole my heart a long time ago, and we got to spend time with him as he and Kit train dogs together! Don’t worry about this installment being tame compared to the action in Survive the Night, you’ll see fire, kidnappings and more.
  • Third Date: I loved the romance. Conversations about Kit, between Wes and his sister made me giggle. Wes, was such a sweet man.  When Kit and Wes interacted, they made me grin like the cheshire cat. Ruggle surprised me with a twist at the end as she wrapped up the suspenseful thread for the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. It left me with my jaw on the floor. I honestly never saw it coming, but it made sense in the long run. I ended this final date with a smile and have a good feeling about the folks in Monroe.

Callie Beaulieu has narrated the series and has done a stellar job with voices, capturing emotions and building up the suspenseful tones. I would try a new author/story if they listed her as the narrator.

Through the Fire was a nice blend of danger, geeky gadgets closure and swoons. I believe this was the final book in the series, but Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1) releases on audio in September and look to be a tie in.

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21 Responses to “Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle”

  1. Anne

    I’m listening to this one right now. I’m really enjoying the officer being a female pov and the geeky fire watcher.. I LOVED the MATH!!! The K9 unit is an awesome part. I am enjoying this one so much. I DID read this review even though I’m still listening. Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    When I first read the synopsis I thought this was through the POV of the dogs. Clearly, it’s the end of the day and I need to refocus!. Haha. I find K9’s fascinating. I like that the book revolves around them. Great review, Kimba. I hope you’re feeling well.

  3. Heidi

    Glad that this was a solid finale. Sounds like a win. I have only read the first book in the series, I need to get back to it.

  4. Sophia Rose

    You hit on what were highlights for me, too. Kit and her adorable hound, sweet and awkward Wes, time with Sam and training, but yeah that twist at the end left me gaping. I hope she writes Mr. E’s story even if its not part of a series.
    This was great. Now I’m looking forward to the Christmas-y side story with a certain firefighter. 🙂

  5. ShootingStarsMag

    That’s great you enjoyed the latest installment. I love that it features a K-9 officer, since I love doggies. 🙂 And Wes sounds fantastic.