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Run to Ground

Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series

by Katie Ruggle

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.

**potentially minor spoilers ahead**

I feels so bad for Jules and her siblings.  While Ruggle never gives you 100% of what her stepmom did to them, you get enough to know it really wasn’t good.  And that she didn’t have a lot of choice but to get them out any way she could.  It’s not an easy choice but she tried to go the normal route and get legal custody but was thwarted time and again.  When you run out of options and you are desperate …

They end up in a little mountain town in Colorado.  And in the sights of a sexy, but super broody, K9 cop.  He’s dealing with some issues of his own, which makes him not the best of company right now.  Throw in a jumpy waitress who has reason to be afraid of the law and it sends his spidey senses tingling  🙂

I’m not sure how realistic it is to think that someone who is on the run would have ANYTHING to do with someone who could easily throw them in jail – and there is a lot of back and forth about it – but Theo does give her reason to trust him.  The fact that he so easily lets her keep her secret also might not be all that realistic but he’s willing to believe his gut that says she’s a good person and see how it plays out.  And since it looks like there is a chance that the rest of this series will be interconnected with Jules, we may get to see how that goes.

So that’s her side, but there is a whole other part of the story about his issues with the death of his partner, trouble with his new K9 partner, plus some baddies that do deadly things around town.  It all meshes well into a romantic suspense story that will have you caught up until the final unmasking … and ready to find out what happens when the next cop finds himself falling for a girl with trouble on her tail.