"Vivid and charming.”—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
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.
“Gripping suspense, unique heroines, sexy heroes.” —CHRISTINE FEEHAN, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Series:
Run to Ground (Book 1)
On the Chase (Book 2)
Survive the Night (Book 3)
Through the Fire (Book 4)
What People Are Saying Katie Ruggle's Romantic Suspense:
“I love Ruggle’s characters. They’re sharply drawn, and vividly alive. I’m happy when they find each other. These are wonderful escapist books.”—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"Sexy and suspenseful, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author for Hold Your Breath
"Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice."—D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue Series for Hold Your Breath
Ruggle's second Rocky Mountain K9 Unit contemporary romantic thriller (after Run to Ground) is filled with a delectable blend of lovable characters, suspense, and romance. When Kaylee met Noah, she thought he was the perfect prince to complete her perfect life, but upon meeting his family, she found three men being held captive in his uncle's basement. After trying to rescue them, she needed to disappear for her own safety. Now she's Grace, living in the tourist town of Monroe, Colo., sharing a one-bathroom house with a young woman named Jules who's raising her five siblings. Grace has no idea when she'll be able to return to the life she struggled to build. Enter Hugh, a charming scamp of a police officer paired with a narcotics detection dog named Lexi. Hugh is out on medical leave, but both he and Lexi are eager to return to duty. Grace easily captures Hugh's attention: she matches his sass and gives as good as she gets. However, both of them have secrets and enemies determined to see them silenced. Realistic characters who are fragile and heroic in equal measure mix with just the right amount of humor and tension to create a delicious cocktail.
ON THE CHASE
Intrigue in the first few pages draws us into this story and keeps us invested in seeing the outcome. I had trouble connecting with Grace & Hugh at first because they almost seemed to be having a childish "I know you are, but what am I" back and forth bickering between them, but after they truly started having feelings for each other, the chemistry between them became believable and drew me in. Looking forward to more in the series!
Kaylee Ramay can't believe what her life has become! Because of witnessing something she wasn't supposed to see, she's now on the run for her life in hopes that the bad guys won't track her down and silence her for good. Now Grace Robinson, she is trying to keep a low profile as a kennel employee, but one particular guy isn't giving up on getting to know who she really is!
K-9 Officer Hugh Murdoch might be on mandatory leave after an act of heroism got him injured, but that doesn't stop him from zeroing in on the suspicious stranger in town ... and it doesn't hurt that she's gorgeous! When incidents start happening, Grace is left with no option but the spill her secrets to Hugh in hopes that he can keep everyone safe ... but when more is going on than meets the eye, they could all be in for the run of their life!
Funny and entertaining!
This was pretty entertaining. I really enjoy books that have good banter between the main couple. It's more of the frustration, flirty banter if that makes sense. It had me laughing a lot.
In book one, Jules needed to save her siblings from her evil stepmom. She kidnaps them and has a "guy" create a whole new identity for them all and moves them to a new location where she falls in love with Theo, a cop. Theo and his partner, Hugh know Jules is hiding something, but Theo is so in love with her, he decides to not look into her past. At the end of book 1, Jules gets a phone call from the "guy" to let her know he's sending a woman to her who needs a new start.
In this second book, we get Grace, aka Kaylee's story. She has found out the guy she's dating is related to a very evil man and she has to run fast and far away for her safety. This brings her to Colorado living with Jules and her 4 younger siblings.
Theo and Hugh take one look at Grace and know she is hiding something as well, only this time Theo wants to know what it is in fear of her bringing danger to Jules and the kids. When Hugh suggest looking into her, Theo agrees.
This is where it got very entertaining. Hugh practically stalks Grace and interrogates her but he tries to do it subtly. It wasn't so subtle and Graces reactions were comical. When someone shoots at Hugh and Grace, she fears her past has found her and confides to Hugh and Theo about her past, but they soon learn it's Hugh who is in danger.
There is a lot going on in this book, between Jules and Theo's continued story, Hugh and Grace's story and the danger that seem to be stalking them around every corner. Instead of overwhelming the reader, it made for a pretty fast pace with enough romance and laughable moments to keep me entertained. I liked book one, but I liked this one even more. I'm looking forward to book 3! ARC provided by NetGalley.