Spotlight Tour Review - Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa #Excerpt #Giveaway

Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Date Read: February 3, 2018
Length:  416 pages
Source: Edelweiss
He's always been a haven:
For the lost. The sick. The injured.
But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit—he'll defend her with his life.

K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path—but for all his big heart, he's never been in love.

Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her.

All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth…but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way.

It's time to take a stand.
My Review

I thought that this book was very well done.  This is the third book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series and I do believe that it would work best for reader that have read the preceding novels since events from earlier books do come into play in this one.  This book had a lot of action and I found that I didn't want to stop reading once I started.  This book was just a lot of fun to read.

This book features Otto and Sarah.  Sarah has lived a life controlled by others.  She is given no choices and is physically abused often.  When she gets a chance to start a new life, she jumps at the chance and ends up rooming with Jules and Grace from previous books.  Otto is an officer with the local police force.  He is quiet and extremely kind.  He has a soft spot for animals and is known to take in those needing a home.

I liked Otto and Sarah together and thought that they had a lot in common.  They are instantly attracted to each other but they don't seem quite sure how to deal with it at the start.  Otto seems to be what Sarah needs and is there when needed.  He has a quiet calmness that Sarah seems to need.  When Sarah needs to be rescued, Otto is there to help.  They really seemed to compliment each other very well.

The books in this series have all had a lot of action but I think that this one takes things to a whole new level.  There are several very exciting scenes that really had me nervous for the characters.  I liked that the characters from the prior books all play key roles in this book and get in on the action as well.  The animals in this book were great.  Any book that can work a few animals into the story get a few bonus points from me and this one had quite the menagerie playing the part.

I only had a couple of very minor complaints.  I thought that Sarah recovered from the years of abuse a lot quicker than I would have thought possible.  I also would have liked to see a bit more regarding Otto's history.  There is a quick mention of his past that really made me want more.  I would have liked to see them both work through their issues from the past together.

I would recommend this book to others.  This was a really exciting book that was a whole lot of fun to read.  I can't wait to read more of this wonderful series!

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


The Series
Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit:
Run to Ground (Book 1) - My Review
On the Chase (Book 2) - My Review
Survive the Night (Book 3)
Through the Fire (Book 4) - Coming August 7, 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


  1. for a while I thought Otto is the dog. but he's good too

    1. I thought that Otto's name fit him. He was a great character.

  2. This book and the series in general sounds really exciting! I keep meaning to read one of this author's books - she has so many available, too. The name Otto is bizarre for a human and I love it. 😀 Fantastic review!

    Have a great day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I am loving this series and hope to read some of her other books soon. I think that Otto's name really grew on me over the course of the series.

  3. I keep hearing about this series and I confess that I would be curious to try!

  4. You know I'm drawn to this...can't imagine why. Otto would have been a good dog name...too bad they wasted it on a human - just kidding!

    1. Barb, there are lots of wonderful critters in this book. It was a whole lot of fun!

  5. I agree about this one really upping the ante on the action. Loved Otto and adored his animals. :)

  6. I still have not picked up a book by this author, and I'd meant to start with this series when it began. Oooops...LOL

    Great review, Carole. I'm sorry her recovery wasn't as fleshed out as you'd hoped.

    1. It is a great series. I hope you get the chance to read it at some point. My problem was very minor and I did enjoy the book a lot.

  7. Those covers are so beautiful. I'm going to get around to this series one of these days.

    1. I am having a lot of fun with these books. I do love the covers :)

  8. I am eager to read this installment. Loving the series so far.

  9. This series has been calling me. All of them sound fantastic and I love romantic suspense!

    1. I do think you would enjoy this one, Katherine. Great characters and lots of excitement.

  10. I love this series! My favorite is the second one because Hugh just cracks me up so much!!! But this is great, too.

    1. Hugh wasn't my favorite but the series has been wonderful so far!


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