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Fan the Flames

(Search and Rescue #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,281 ratings  ·  313 reviews
In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

As a Motorcycle Club member and firefighter, Ian Walsh is used to riding the line between the good guys and the bad. He may owe the Club his life, but his heart rests with his fire station brothers...and w
Mass Market Paperback, 422 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published May 3rd 2016)
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Lori Best read in order :)

There is a mystery component that spans most or all of the series. Book two will make more sense if you read Hold Your Breath (bo…more
Best read in order :)

There is a mystery component that spans most or all of the series. Book two will make more sense if you read Hold Your Breath (book one) first. Definitely worth ordering new if you can't find a used one at your local bookstore.(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
Fan the Flames was a great read. The romance was a lot slower in this one than in the others, and that is saying something since all the books are slow burns. I loved Ian. Rory was a little off putting at times but I warmed to her. Loved all the action and the plot just keeps getting deeper and deeper. I am so glad that after I read George's book I went back and read the others. Really loved George in this book too. I really liked Chris in this book as well. I got to know him a little better. Th ...more
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Indefinitely paused

I can't bring myself to DNF this book because it is wonderfully written and the suspense part is super intriguing. Unfortunately for my personal tastes it's too heavy on the suspense and too light on the romance. I struggled to feel a connection between the hero and heroine until well past 50% and even then it never quite clicked for me. I think I just need to be in the right sort of mood for something like this so I hope to get back to it later.

ARC courtesy of publisher in ex
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute love story. A bit long, but I did like the story. Rory was kind of a bad-ass!!
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read loved this book of the search and rescue series. Ian has been in love with Rory since he was a child when he gave Rory a pink cupcake. Rory has had a crush on Ian since he gave her the pink cupcake in the car park. Rory has led a very sheltered life her parents where paranoid about zombies , apocalyptic. Rory owns a gun shop but she starting to have trouble with the alarms going off someone trying to get into her place. Ian is very protective of Rory but he arrested then charges d ...more
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fan the Flames is the second book in the Search and Rescue series. This installment was full of danger and thrills and a sweet romance with a lot of heat! Katie Ruggle is very good at building tension and steam between a couple, heightening my anticipation for Ian and Rory’s romance!

Rory has been crushing on Ian for some time, but her social ineptness has made her miss clues that Ian’s been lusting after her, as well. Being raised by survival extremist parents (who are now dead) only prepared he
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Once the chemistry ignites, there is no holding it back for Rory and Ian.

Rory was the bomb! It is that simple. She was raised by extreme survivalists, saying they were preppers would be an understatement. And she even owns a gun shop. She might be socially awkward but the girl definitely knows her way around a gun…legal and the ones not so legal. Which leads her into some of the trouble that comes to find her.

Ian is a badass. Again, it’s that simple. By day, he is takes on fires, as of course a
With a slow and steady burn, one unlikely couple overcomes the odds against them to find the searing inferno of love. Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle is filled with suspense, danger and romantic tension that runs between sweet and sassy as this tale develops.

Okay, truth, I loved Rory, it is so hard to believe that one young woman could have lived life so sheltered as the only child of two over-the-top survivalists, know a weapon forwards and back, and be the go-to girl for firearms! Her social in
Before reading:

Oh good lordy...that cover! Yowza!

After reading:

Sadly, this was a very boring/blah read for me.
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Very enjoyable! Ruggle creates great characters that are unique and believable! I am enjoying this series a great deal! Full review on The Book Disciple ...more
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Casablanca and Ms. Ruggle for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

It has actually taken me quite a while to write this review as I was really torn on what to say. I have asked myself was it the book or was it me. Did I build my expectations up too high? I like Ms. Ruggle's concept of the series arc, the setting of these stories and for the most part the characters. I really liked book 1, but for me, book 2 did not live up to the level of Book 1 and I was d
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This was another amazing read! Rory & Ian are tied with Daisy and Chris (from In Safe Hands) for favorite couple in this series!

The romance was more front line than the previous book and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much more. Ian and Rory were the sweetest couple and they got plenty of page time together. I loved that they had this long friendship first that grew into love and watching the other firefighters accept Rory into their family was heartwarming. The villain in this piece was pre
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

I haven't read the first book, but wasn't lost. There a lots of hints and details to know what happened, but make you want to go read it (I mean a headless dead guy at the bottom of a, why).

Ian/Beauty was a smokin', hot fire fighter and MC member, and had been in like/lust/love with Rory since they were 12 years old. Rory grew up with doomsday prep-ing parents who had her doing zombie drills. Ian was great with Rory who never had friends, never went to school, h
Marta Cox
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
Ok this book is not exactly what I expected. Just look at that cover. An alpha male specimen if ever I saw one and them holy hotness to top it off he is a fireman who also just happens to be a member of a Motorcycle club! So you can imagine I'm expected lots of growling and dirty deeds. Well actually not in the way you'd think because Ian has depths I hadn't expected and a patience that needs rewarding and then of course there's the fact that this beautiful man is brave and kind, which kind of m ...more
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - 2 in the series. (there is an ongoing suspense story arc from book 1)
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 5

RachelW (BamaGal)
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Edit: I had originally thought this series was a debut effort by this author. I have since been informed that she also writes as Katie Allen...

3.5 Stars. This has been a pretty nice series so far. I can't believe this is only Ruggles third book; she's writing like a seasoned pro. The base of the series is the Search and Rescue teams located in the Rocky mountains of Colorado, in and around the town of Simpson.

This time around we have Ian, who is part of the local biker gang, but also a fireman.
Argh! I hate it when this happens…When I love the first book in the series and then the second ruins all the good feels. All the feels.

I can’t even say I disliked the heroine. I didn’t. I didn’t like her, I didn’t dislike her, I felt nothing. And that’s the worse feeling of all. While Lou and her story were interesting, lively, funny, sexy, a little chaotic and funky, and gave the reader a glimpse (albeit not a full one, since the story was told from the heroine’s third-person POV) into the hero
Beneath The Covers Blog
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads, sonal
You can read my review here - ...more
Talk about walking the line down the middle! Ian 'Beauty' Walsh is fire fighter for his day job and an MC brother in the shadows. And an absolutely scorching hot day dream of nearly every woman in town. The title says it, folks. This book fans the flames of actual fires, fires of passion, fires of revenge, and fires of friendship.

The first book's introduction to the series arc, setting, backdrop, and the main body of characters shouldn't be skipped even though a new couple has the lime light in
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-this-series
4.5 Stars. Good stuff! This is excellent romantic suspense. Loved Ian and Rory and all of the side characters. We also get to see Callum and Lou from book 1. I'm impressed with the more unique backgrounds of main characters in this series. It really adds to the story and relationship intrigue.
On to the next!
4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story. I liked Ian in previous stories so I was happy to see his book come up. It was enjoyable while being interesting and engaging.

Rory is an unusual woman. She was born to parents that were disillusioned with the world and became preppers, getting ready for the time when society goes to hell. Rory lost her parents 3 years ago and she took over the family's gun shop. Unfortunately, after being home schooled and conditioned since childhood to keep to herself, R
Guns and motorcycle gangs. Two subjects for which I have absolutely no interest. None. I don't care about them. In the case of motorcycle gangs ... I don't get them at all. They make no sense to me. That matters in this story. This is a story where guns and motorcycle gangs play a huge role, so unfortunately I was not really all that engaged in the book for a good portion of it. I had a hard time relating to or caring about the two main characters of this story, Rory and Ian. I felt like I shoul ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gotta say I liked this one more than I thought I would after reading the reviews. Ian was awesome and I thought Rory was perfect for him. She also totally had his back. She is a little too weird for me to like her as much as I loved Lou (from book 1) but for someone with her upbringing and what her parents almost did to her - she was remarkably well adjusted. Another great edition to the series.
Big Joe  Rossi
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ruggle rocks!

Ian Walsh is a fireman and also a biker he has been interested in Rory. Being a fireman and a biker means he will do anything to those he cares for. Who he loves. With Rory he may have too.

Rory Sorenson was raised by nut case survivalist parents who have a bunker under the gun store she now owns and runs. Everyone goes to Rory for their guns, even those who are looking for things you can't buy at many stores. This will lead to unsavory characters wanting more than she will sell and
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Who knew that a small mountain town like Simpson could be such a hotbed of criminal activity, murder and intrigue? I'm really loving this series, especially the heroines and wish I didn't have to wait so long for the next book.

FAN THE FLAMES continues from where Hold Your Breath ends and improves on the drama, suspense and action but also throws in a good dose of humor to lighten the tension. The interactions between Ian and Rory left me in stitches but I like that Ms. Ruggle gave us characters
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Ian Walsh is a firefighter, but also has ties to a motorcycle club. So he is a man that does not really fit perfectly in either group. He already has people watching him closely.

Rory Sorenson runs her parents' old gun shop with a bit of a black market side business. She's basically a hermit, socially awkward, introverted, and a self proclaimed freak. She grew up with paranoid parents and their beliefs shaped her life. She's recently made some enemies and they've been coming after her and her inv
*The Angry Reader*
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
An interesting continuation of the series. First of all - id suggest not reading this book if you haven't read the first one. There's an on-going murder mystery - and you need clues from the first book to get it. This book was more serious than In Too Deep - and I didn't like the hero as much - shy/grouchy guys turn my crank a little more than the smooth hot ones. But I did enjoy the weirdo heroine.

Rory grew up a sheltered survivalist - on the outside of the surrounding community. Over the last
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fan The Flames is the second book in the Search and Rescue series and follows the story of Rory and Ian. Ian is not only an MC member, but also a firefighter. He owes his life to the MC, but his heart lies with being a firefighter. And of course, there is Rory. Ian has been in love with Rory since they were kids. There is nothing that Ian wouldn’t do for her. And those lengths may just have to be tested….Rory is the last person you’d expect to be running a gun shop, least of dealing illegal fire ...more
Now, "Fan the Flames" wasn't quite as satisfying as book 1, "Hold Your Breath" but I did like it. If you haven't read the first book, or the novella, you can still jump in. The headless guy mystery is less prevalent in this story. It's primarily a romance with some action.

I had a hard time buying Ian as both a firefighter and a member of a criminal motorcycle club. They were an odd fit. To Ruggle's credit, she doesn't gloss over the difficulties he has in fitting in with both groups and the grie
I have a new girl crush in Rory. I loved how she was a bit awkward, how people drove her nuts and guns were her refuge, how she slowly let people in and then went to them for advice on things that confounded her. But what I really loved was how both Rory and Ian and crushes on each other for years. I hated that both of them didn't think they were good enough for each other and ended up wasting a lot of time they could have spent together.

As Rory was so prickly Ian had to be a bit pushy, but he w
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read a lot of stories so it takes a lot to surprise me going into a book but Fan the Flames did just that. Rory is not your usual innocent damsel in distress. While on the surface people see a gun shop owner who keeps to herself, being raised completely shut away from the world has left its scars. Her interaction with Ian is what I loved the best. Rory has no clue what to do when it comes to men and her awkward smart-alecky attitude was so refreshing. Sometimes “innocent” heroines tend to i ...more
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A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, trains her three dogs, cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certifica ...more

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