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Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1)

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First in Katie Ruggle's thrilling new Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series.

He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a killer obsessed with revenge targets a beautiful woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to save Jules before they lose their last chance at a happily ever after
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Theodore Bosco, grievi

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Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Ending ruined my rating! I am about to rant....

So I was really enjoying this book. It was fast paced, I LOVED the dog and the kids were not annoying. It dealt with really tough subjects but I liked the way those issues were handled (except for one). There was not much romance - very slow burn (I think only one sex scene in the book) but I was still enjoying it. The suspense was awesome. Right up until the every end. I listened to it on audible and I looked down and there were 4 mins left and the
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I really liked this book. I have been wanting to read Katie Ruggle for a while and since this was the beginning of a new series, I thought that this would be a good place to start. The fact that this is a series about a K9 unit also really appealed to me since I am a huge dog lover. I was hooked to the story pretty much right away and was really wondering how everything would work out. This was a really exciting read that kept me gue
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♥Rachel♥
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Katie Ruggle’s Search and Rescue series so I was happy to hear she was writing a new series based in a town not too far from Simpson, Colorado.

Jules Jackson has just moved to Monroe Colorado with her four younger siblings. She actually kidnapped them to save them from her horrible stepmother, (seriously horrible!). With new identities and a guarantee from a shifty character that her stepmother wouldn’t be looking for them “or else” she’s sets off hoping to start their lives anew. When y
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
I was really looking forward to this new series by Ms. Ruggle. The premise of it seemed right up my alley with K9 officers and their human partners, a woman and her siblings on the run and hiding out in Colorado and a not so nice group of individuals with bombs and weapons. All the elements of a good series was there and the preview provided in After the End was very intriguing.

However, it took me a while to get through the book and for the most part I was disappointed. So what went wrong? I nee
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Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡

It's official. I'm addicted.

I really liked this book but there was a lot of it completely unresolved. But to be honest I'm not irritated by it, a little bugged but I'm also seeing this to be a pattern in Katie's books...
Kate's Corner

I requested this book and didn’t get approved. I was slightly bummed about it. I then requested book 2 and with a shrug I thought I wouldn’t get it. Colour me surprised that I did. Now I need any old excuse to buy a book and this was the perfect one. Seeing as I have book 2 I just have to buy book 1. I felt like reading a paperback so I did.

After a run of bad luck but with some good fortune thrown in Jules takes things to the extreme to protect her brothers and her sister. They start a new in M
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☕ Kimberly
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2017
Coffee Dates with Run to Ground

First Date: Ruggle hooked me from the first chapter as Jules gathers up her siblings and they embark on a new life far from the past they are trying to outrun. They move to a dilapidated farmhouse in the rugged town of Monroe, located in the Colorado Rockies where Jules accepts a job as a waitress at the local diner. Theo Bosco, an officer with the local police force, is grieving the loss of his former K9 companion and his human partner. He lost one to cancer and o
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
This is one of those books that started out a little rough for me but the more I read, the more I got invested in the characters and their plight. By the end, I was hooked. It helps that there are 4 adorable children that you can't help but fall for and one K9 dog who needed a bit of healing.

Jules is risking everything for her 4 siblings and all she needs to do is keep a low profile. It's kind of laughable how she catches the attention of a cop her first day at work. Theo is immediately suspici
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Feb 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Another I wanted to love this book, I really did. I like the idea of a series about a K9 unit, and I enjoyed Ruggle's "Search and Rescue" series quite a bit. I simply never got completely invested in the story or the characters enough to care enough what happened in the storyline or with them. I especially disliked the flashbacks the first few chapters of the book. I'm not a huge fan of flashbacks; and it was only a few weeks, couldn't the author have put it in a prologue and go from there in pr ...more
Marta Cox
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three and a half
Having thoroughly enjoyed this authors Search and Rescue series I really looked forward to getting my hands on this book. Still set in beautiful Colorado but this time it's the K-9 unit that the author tries to capture.
The story really begins with Jules a young woman who is desperate to get her younger siblings away from her stepmothers abusuve control. When I say desperate I don't use the word needlessly because Jules has been working for very shady characters indeed , the sort
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Jolie Vines
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author is an expert in small town, sweet n’ slow burn romances, centered around emergency services (first responders) in one form or another. I loved her Search and Rescue series, and I enjoyed the first in this series too.

We kick off the review with a kidnapping. Jules, a twenty-something accountant to the mob, takes her four younger siblings from school and runs. She has help from the brother of the mafia-type chap she cooked the books for, though she’s an otherwise law-abiding woman. The
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Amber Brownlow
Run to Ground is the 1st book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series by Katie Ruggle. This first book introduces us to Jules, her siblings, and Theo. Theo is still mourning the loss of his friend/mentor/and partner when he meets Jules; Jules has just moved herself and her siblings to Colorado to begin a new life when she catches sight of Theo. Neither is ready or willing to start a new relationship but things begin to heat up between the two until a deadly threat threatens to rip them apart before ...more
Martel
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I'm a complete sucker for dogs. Needless to say that Viggy, the grieving K9, completely stole my heart.
Err... the hero?
Ah, yes... not as much. At first, Theo's social manners came out as sorely lacking, and even if he kind of grew on the heroine as well as on the reader, the first bad impression stayed a bit too long.
Jules, the heroine, was a much more interesting character. Timid and awkward in appearance, she was capable of the most courageous actions for the sake of her siblings. Her ad
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*The Angry Reader*
i had some issues with this one. I won't go into them here. Suffice it to say i don't do well with books were one of the characters is lying to the other in a big way. And you know that the lie is going to eventually wreck everything so you just can't relax. Plus it's hard to believe their connection when one of them keeps something so important from the other.

Theo's a cop - with depression. i thought Ruggle did a good job fleshing out Theo's issues. He was a miserable person which made him an
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Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
After enjoying Katie's Search & Rescue series, I was more than excited to start a new romantic suspense series by her! This book had all the thrills and romance that fans can expect when it comes to a book by Katie. I will admit that I didn't like this book AS much as the books in her previous series, but still was an exhilarating read.

The main male character, Theo, was a little hard for me to warm up to at first. He was very demanding and moody. I understood why he was acting that way, but
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Malinda
4 stars

This was a really good story and beginning of the series. If you've read Ruggle's "Search & Rescue" series, then you wont be surprised to find that while the romance ends happily at the end of this story, there appears to be an overlying series storyline that probably wont be completed until all the books are complete (although I can't say positively).

Also, the story actually ends at page 351/408 (the 74% park on my Kindle). After that, there's some deleted scenes from Run to Ground
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Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
3.25 stars

It seems like there are so many loose plot threads that did not get wrapped up, so Run to Ground gets a knock for that.

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Once I saw the cover for Run to Ground, I knew I had to read it. I mean, look at that shepherd. That happy K9, with his happy wolfish grin. Viggy, sadly, was not quite so carefree in the story. Both Viggy and his handler, Theo, are battling PTSD, and it puts them both in danger many times. I can’t understand why that sad, traumatized dog was expected to ef
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Monique V
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This book has such an abrupt ending! I think I am going to go read the other book to see what happens
Quinn's Book Nook
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-romance
I quite liked this. It took a little to get going, but it was worth out. Wish the ending was a little more resolved but that's all my own reading tastes. I want to read more in this series.
Dísir
Jumpy waitress Juliet Young first meets K9 Unit’s Theo Bosco at the breakfast bar, carrying the weight of her legal troubles on her shoulders as she sort of tries to make a new life for herself in Colorado. But clearly she is hiding something (and this falls on the wrong side of law enforcement), raising Theo's internal alarm and setting them on a course where they’re on opposing sides. Meanwhile, Theo is dealing with his own grief about his partner and dog, while having a hard time bonding with ...more
AG Reads
I won't rate this book. If you want the rant on why I dnf'd it at 15%, keep reading.

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Kristin
Run to Ground is a great story filled with suspense, lovable characters, an adorable dog, and a surly hero.

Jules has moved to Monroe, CO with her four siblings. Four siblings that she actually kidnapped from their abusive step-mother. With the help from some shady characters, Jules is able to get her siblings, escape across the country, and set up shop in a little town in Colorado. She knows she needs to lay low, however, it's becoming increasingly hard when one of the local officers who appare
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Dee
Two-haiku review:

She's running away
Settles in small mountain town
Meets cop, gets involved

Interesting plot
Liked her sibling family
Setup for next book
Christina
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames

After being a huge fan of Ruggle's last series, Search and Rescue, I couldn't wait to jump in to another similar series. This is the first installment to what looks to be the beginning of another suspenseful series.

Jules is officially an outlaw. No, she hasn't killed anyone, but she's taken something that doesn't exactly belong to her. Now she's living in the small town of Monroe, trying to start a new life. Figures that the first male to show interest in her is a cop. Geez
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Dawn
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katie Ruggle is an always read author of mine. Doesn't matter what she writes, I will always read it. I don't even have to read the synopsis. This book is no different and is just as wonderful as the others that I have read that have been written by her.

Jules has had a rough streak lately but not as rough as her siblings and she has been fighting for them for a while now. Finally enough is enough and she has decided becoming a criminal to save them won't be so bad.

Theo is miserable. He lost hi
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Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
This is my first Katie Ruggle book and it will not be my last. Run to Ground is the start of a brand new series, which I believe is off to a good start. I must admit that I was sceptical about accepting this book for review as the author was new to me. I had promised myself I would not accept new review requests from authors I did not work with before, but after reading the synopsis, I could not resist. Yeah, I know I am weak, but it was all worth it, in the end.What the story is about.Run to G ...more
Laura Thomas
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love character driven stories. And this one has a bomb sniffing K9 officer. I couldn’t wait to dive in.

First, there’s Jules Jackson. She rescued her younger siblings from cruel relatives and is on the run. Help from an unexpected source lands her and the kids in the picturesque town of Monroe in the Rocky Mountains. But maybe hiding in a small town, even with new identities, isn’t the best idea. Those pursuing her won’t stop searching.

Next up is Theo Bosco. I love that name. He’s reeling from
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Kristin
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well, that ended... abruptly.... but I still loved it! My first Katie Ruggle book :)

Full Review:
I don't read romantic suspense very often but when I do.....

I rely on Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer for book recommendations :)  She reads a ton of these types of books.

I recently read Kimberly's review for Katie Ruggle's Run to Ground and besides sounding like a great story, it was my chance to get in on a first book in a new series from Ms. Ruggle.

Set in a similar small town in Colorado as
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Sophia
Running from trouble to a small Colorado mountain town with frightened siblings in tow and encounters an irascible K-9 cop with a few suspicions and a whole lot more interest in the present than the past. Trouble finds them all in this exciting new romantic suspense series.

Run to Ground is the first book in the Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit series and is part of the same world as the author's earlier Search & Rescue series. I was all set to get comfortable and fall in love with a new series by the
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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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