Friday, September 15, 2017

Spotlight Tour Review - On the Chase by Katie Ruggle @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa #Excerpt #Giveaway

On the Chase by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Date Read: September 7, 2017
Length:  384 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
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.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her
My Review

I liked this book.  It wasn't perfect but it was definitely entertaining.  I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Run to Ground, when I read it a few months ago so I was pretty excited to read Hugh's story.  It was a pretty fast read for me since I had a rather hard time actually setting the book aside.

The book opens with Kaylee in her old life.  She witnesses a horrifying crime and becomes a target herself.  In order to stay safe, she changes her identity and starts all over.  Kaylee, or Grace as she is now called, moves in with Jules and her four siblings.  I was really happy to see all of the wonderful characters from the first book of the series having such an important role in this book.  Grace is slow to adjust to her new life because she is living in constant fear.

Hugh is on leave as he recovers from a bullet wound and he is driving everyone crazy.  He keeps showing up and getting involved in things when he is supposed to be resting.  He thinks that Grace is being completely honest from the first moment he meets her.  He becomes determined to find out what her real story is.

So like I said earlier this book wasn't perfect.  Hugh crossed a few lines that kind of bothered me.  It was like the man had no boundaries.  A locked door....no problem, because he would find a way to get in anyway.  This kind of behavior seemed to happen quite a bit at the beginning of the book but did lessen as the story progressed.  I think that Grace let him off a little too easy a couple of times in the book.

I did like Grace and Hugh together.  Grace is honest with Hugh about her past as soon as it becomes a safety issue and then they really do start to become a team.  There were some pretty exciting scenes in the book that really had my pulse pounding.  They did have great chemistry with each other and I really enjoyed their banter.

I would recommend this book to others.  I enjoyed this action packed romance with wonderful chemistry between the characters.  I am looking forward to reading more in the great series from Katie Ruggle very soon.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley.

Excerpt


The Series
Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit:
Run to Ground (Book 1) - My Review
On the Chase (Book 2) - Now Available!
Survive the Night (Book 3) - Coming February 2018
About the Author

When she's not writing, KATIE RUGGLE rides horses, shoots guns, and trains her three dogs. A police academy graduate, Katie readily admits she's a forensics nerd. She now lives in a 150-year-old Minnesota farmhouse near her family.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
Giveaway

27 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try one of this author's books! I've heard great things about them. Her and Marie Harte. So many books, so little time! I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Carole.

    Have a wonderful weekend! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I haven't read Marie Harte yet but I have enjoyed both of the Ruggle books I have read. I hope you get the chance to try this series.

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  2. even if it is not perfect it looks good. I want to try the first book!

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    1. I liked the first book a bit more than this one actually.

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  3. Not the type of book I'd expect Charlaine Harris to blurb on the cover - It has a dog though so you know you have my attention.

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    1. I was surprised by the Harris blurb myself. The dog is pretty awesome in the book!

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  4. I did have a freebie, but then I could not open it, stupid drm :/

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    1. Hopefully, you get the chance to read it soon.

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  5. always love hearing about books that are hard to put down. I think almost everyone on my follows have read this author and this book

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  6. I've been hearing great things about this series.

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    1. It is a fun read. Plus there are dogs in the story which is a big plus.

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  7. I had a good time with this one, too. Hugh was definitely over the top, but I also struggled with her attitude toward Julie's home, but then it got much better. Looking forward to the next book, for sure. :)

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    1. I think that they were both better characters at some point in the book and then I liked it a lot more.

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  8. I get your issue with the hero. It would've bothered me too. I'm planning to read this series. Sounds great. I love females-on-the-run trope. Awesome review, Carole. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Overall, this has been a really great series. My issues were really more at the beginning of the book then things settled down a bit.

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  9. Oh sounds like an interesting plot. Great review!

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  10. I am eager to dive into this series. I do have a copy of this one and am anxious to read it. I wonder if I will have the same issue with the male protagonist as you did. I think I might as that stuff tends to stand out for me. I am glad you enjoyed it just the same though. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for your great review, Carole!

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    1. I did like the book but he was a bit much at the start of the story.

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  11. This looks so good! I love romantic suspense and I've heard nothing but good things about this series. This one especially appeals to me.

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    1. So far it has been a very enjoyable series. I can't wait for the next one.

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  12. I just finished the audio for this and enjoyed it Carole. No it wasn't perfect, but I am anxious for the next one!

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    1. I had fun with it and am glad you did as well. Otto's story should be good.

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  13. Sometimes you get those reads that just aren't perfect but are still entertaining regardless. And that's because the author knows how to tell a fun story!

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    1. It was definitely entertaining, Olivia-Savannah!

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