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On the Chase

Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series

by Katie Ruggle

Injured in the line of duty,

His orders are simple:

Stay alive.

But when a frightened woman bursts into his life, Hugh and his K9 companion have no choice but to risk everything to keep her safe.

The sole witness to a horrific crime, Kaylee Ramay flees to the Colorado Rockies to start a new life. There she becomes Grace, a dog kennel employee desperately trying to avoid attention—especially from dangerously attractive K9 Officer Hugh Murdoch.

Because Hugh is tall, dark…and nothing but trouble.

Hugh is anxious to get back in the field after an act of heroism left him warming the bench.

Until then, he and his K9 partner Lexi spend their hours teasing the town’s mysterious newcomer. But when their simmering attraction is nearly cut short by a sniper’s bullet, Hugh’s mystery woman must come clean about the secrets she keeps…

Or both of them will pay the price.


After reading Run to Ground (with awesomely grumpy Theo), I wasn’t sure I was going to like Hugh.  He seemed a bit of an a$$ – one of those wisecracking jerks that is a little too much of a guy’s guy.  But I severely underestimated Ruggle’s skills!  I absolutely loved Hugh from the first page to the last and not once did I have an unkind thought about him.  He’s a truly good guy, cares about those around him, and wants to do good in the world.  Meeting Kaylee, who is definitely hiding something and who tugs at something in Hugh like no one before, has all of those hero feelings on high alert.

Kaylee is surprisingly engaging as well.  At first she seems a little too prissy but she quickly gets over her “city” ways and embraces her new situation.  Avoiding (and resisting) Hugh is harder than it should be (because the man is tenacious) but she starts to have trouble remembering why he’s bad news.

Just like with Run to Ground, Ruggle brings a good amount of danger to the second book in the series.  All of the elements work together beautiful and give readers a good suspense element to go with their love story.  But don’t worry if you missed the first story because she helps you keep up … but I’m pretty sure you should read them both because they are pretty darn good 🙂