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Through the Fire

(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  888 ratings  ·  218 reviews
10 hours, 41 minutes

Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit. They've been through too much to open their arms to a stranger―and as mysterious fires begin raging across Monroe, she can't convince them to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.
Wesley March, local fire spotter, knows Kit is right, and he's willing to
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Published August 28th 2018 by Tantor Audio
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This was an awesome read even though I equal parts hated and loved it. Which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. . .

Even though I felt conflicted about past characters, the MCs, Wes and Kit, managed to really click with me and I was 100% invested in their story. When you can connect with the characters so strongly, even when the story doesn't pan out how you expected, its still pretty awesome to see it through to the end. I've probably said it before but KR writes some amazing characters that
3.5 Stars

Kit has moved up to Monroe, Colorado to get away from a bad situation in her previous job as an officer with K9 companion. But Kit doesn’t realize the drama that’s gone on in Monroe since she’s applied for and accepted her position. It’s obvious when she first starts that it’ll be a while before her fellow officers accept and trust her, and this is a bit discouraging to Kit. They all seem to love her bloodhound Justice, though. Then there’s Elena, also a new arrival who sets off all kin
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Kit Jernigan is the new K9 officer in Monroe with her tracking dog Justice, the bloodhound. They just left their last home when Kit turned in her corrupt partner and things got uncomfortable. Looking for a fresh start, Monroe seemed like a quiet mountain town to settle in for her new job. She learns pretty quickly that Monroe isn't as quiet as she thinks.

Wesley March is the local fire spotter who rarely comes to town. He's a genius with math and electronics but lacks the social skills that make
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Through the Fire is book four in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series by Katie Ruggle.

I’ve enjoyed the audiobooks for this series. Each novel brings us a new couple to fall in love with and keeps the previous characters in the story.

We are treated to the small town of Monroe and it’s tough men and women who live in and around it as they deal with the troubles from outside forces that come their way. The author has weaved an ongoing plot arc around the women who end up in this town and who are hidi
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, romantic-supense
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I started Through the Fire and got to chapter five and decided that it wasn't such a good idea starting a series at book #4. Stupid me, you would think that I had learned my lesson about doing that by now. So, I'm going to do this right and read the other three books starting with Run to Ground. It is strongly recommended that you read the first three books as this series is ti
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-2018
Coffee Dates with Through the Fire

First Date: After the explosive ending of Survive the Night, I wasn't sure what we would find. This tale picks up shortly after as Ruggle mixes things up. In the previous novels the females were all on the run and this time, we have a new female K9 police officer and her love interest is a nerdy, somewhat awkward, but handsome fire watcher. Kit Jernigan and her K9 tracker, were forced out of last unit and is eager to fit in in Monroe.  As she is moving in, she
Review written: August 15, 2018
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☀☼☼

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.

This is the second time in recent memory I have the unpleasant duty to write a negative review of a book by an author who has consistently been awesome. I have been reading Katie Ruggle books since On His Watch which got me into her books. While I've had quibbles before, never have I felt so horrible about a book in all that tim

Kit the cop and Wesley the hermit.

I loved the MCs, even though I didn't believe that Wesley's character was truly socially inept.
He's supposed to have difficulty reading people's social cues, but he seems to read Kit just fine and you don't see him interacting with anyone else. He is awkward though and speaks in a very formal way, being careful what words he chooses. But I still loved him!!
Kit hasn't had an easy life and left her previous job under a cloud (view spoiler)
Marta Cox
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I have very much enjoyed these stories about the tough men who live in and around the town of Monroe that virtually shuts down as winter approaches. The author has cleverly weaved an ongoing plot arc around women who end up in the town hiding from those who are connected with organised crime. This particular book twists the idea a little as this time it’s not the heroine who is on the run but she’s about to get very much involved with those who enjoy the ‘safety’ of Monroe.
Kit is the new deputy
Laz the Sailor
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut
This is the weakest of the series so far, and serves as an epilogue or finale.

Our heroine drives into this small mountain town that has been blown to bits in the first 3 books. Unlike the earlier books, here the woman is not the victim. The other guys, their girls, the kids, and the dogs are all there. Plus they had to throw in a pile of puppies, as if there wasn't enough cuteness to go around.

The main couple develop their relationship smoothly, and while rapid, it has a lot less of the insta-lo
Tina Christopher
I just love this series! So much fun! Kit and Wes are great characters and the twists and turns of this one are insane. I sat down and didn't stop until I finished. I want to go back and read the whole series. I also want the next book in the series😄.
If you haven't tried this series run to the store and get book 1!
After that breathtaking climax at the end of the last book and that teaser there in the last few sentences, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. New twist in a lady K-9 cop and her adorable tracker bloodhound to take up this exciting leg of the series.

Through the Fire is book four in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. This is a series that must be read in order as each book builds on the others and is four interlocking parts to the overall series suspense arc.

The lead character in this o
Laura Thomas
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having loved the first book in this thrilling series, I came to expect something more with the following ones. And after finishing each one I’d think, this is my favorite. I did get more than I expected with each book and each one did become my favorite. Guess that means the author will surely have to wow me again with this fourth book. And I won’t keep you in suspense. She did.

Kit Jernigan and Wesley March are the star character’s this time around. Kit is the beta to Wesley’s alpha. She may see
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so I'm just gonna be very honest here. Although I marked this a 4 star rating, I'm actually giving it a 3.5. It would have been a solid 4 if not for ONE MAJOR THING. What you ask? The COVER!!! What's wrong with the cover? Keep reading....

Kit has been a cop for about eight years. After blowing the whistle on a co-worker and having her friends turn on her, she's decided to move to a new town and start over. What she didn't know is that after she interviewed for her new job in Monroe, the town
Julie Miller
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the characters in this one. I loved the dogs. I loved seeing Sam growing into the hero he will one day become (I hope!).

But... Wes was such a great, unique, well-written hero, I wanted to see more of him. I wanted more of the romance between Wes and Kit, period. It was so wonderfully done. But it almost felt like a subplot of the suspense story.

Great action scenes. Kit was a strong heroine, and I'm glad she wasn't dumbed down. Loved the scenes with the 4 kids. Real, funny, touching. In a

I've had my ups and downs with this author's different series, but on the whole it's been a good experience overall. After the ending of the last book, I was hoping for a lot from this book and I wasn't disappointed!

I wasn't sure who could
Book Lover
Dec 04, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kit is an 8 year veteran K9 officer, transferring to Monroe. When she arrives, she discovers the town has basically been demolished since she interviewed. Her new partners greet her with more skepticism than the stranger who shows up right after a house fire with a charred body in it.

We know right from the beginning that “Elena” is the bad guy. Only Kit seems to realize something is off with her. The 3 guys/officers from the prior books, who previously were extremely untrusting, seem to be take
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit #4, I knew I shouldn't have started this book at night, at bedtime I got a sudden case of "Insomnia" and could not sleep. I even went as far as putting the book down but then the characters started whispering in my head telling me I was missing something so picked up the book and started reading again and around four o'clock in the morning I finished it and was finally able to fall asleep. Funny how that things work, huh? If you have read any of my previous rev
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katie is one of my favorite authors and this ragtag bunch of characters in this series keeps growing on me. When a new police office and a new friend come to town at the same time it threatens to upset the very precarious balance of the group of people who have been able to call Monroe home. Who do they trust in this situation when everything hangs in the balance? You'll have to read it to find out. I enjoyed it. I gave it four stars instead of five because it took me too long to get into the st ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Through the Fire is book 4 in the series but takes a slightly different trop than the previous books. Kit isn't one of the girls Mr. Espina saved. She is a K9 officer who takes a job in Monroe. The first person she meets is Wes, the fire service lookout. These two are adorable! Wes is certainly a beta hero and I found his awkwardness so endearing. Kit and Wes are both outsiders. Kit's suspicion of what is going on in the tiny town only further her status as outsider. But, she is a good person
Vikki Vaught
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by Katie Ruggle, but it will not be the last. Thanks go to the publisher, via Net-Galley, for inviting me to read and review in advance of publication. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

Through the Fire is an exciting romantic suspense with plenty of nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The pacing is good, and the romance is fulfilling. Ms. Ruggle’s writing flows smoothly, giving the reader enough description to still use their own imagination
Through the Fire was fun to read because Kit’s character was new to Monroe and I loved seeing the existing characters in this series through her eyes. It was fun to see her perceptions of the small town and what had taken place there. I also just very much enjoyed Kit’s character. She was a tough cookie but still sweet and smooshy on the inside. She was also very perceptive and was the only one able to sense that something was not right with one Monroe’s residents. Her fellow officers were used ...more
This series just keeps getting better. Although I have absolutely no desire to visit Monroe any time soon!!

After being in a reading slump for weeks this was a breath of fresh air and I raced through the book.

The book opens with a woman called Alex killing a woman called Elena and stealing her identity before setting the house on fire to cover up her crimes.

Kit is a K9 police officer. After reporting her former partner for dishonest behaviour she was ostracised and has decided to make a new start
Book Gannet
Finally! This is the book I’ve been waiting for all series. The characters were great, there was quite a bit of K9 work, and the suspense was very nicely done, but without all the over the top helicopter chases and everything blowing up all over the place. After the last book (Survive the Night), I really didn’t know where this series could go because it was so epic and excessive. This book didn’t try to top it, thankfully, it went back to basics and was all the better for it. Plus it brought th ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Through The Fire is overflowing with intrigue, sexual tension, and lots of twists and turns. Katie Ruggle knows how to combine thrills, mystery, and the kind of passion that shows action can mean more than explosions and high speed chases. Her newest addition to the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series has everything I know and love about romance and suspense: a great love story, an intriguing plot, and an incredible ass kicking heroine I loved rooting for.

Kit Jernigan was eager to start her new job
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth and last book (so sad !) for Katie Ruggle’s Rocky Mountain K9 unit. And it basically rounds up the overarching plot that started the whole series. But, it also intorduces us to two new charactets, Kit and Wes who are no less as adorable, unique and memorable as the previous books other couples. And of course, since this series is all about the dogs, we are also given Justice! A dorky bloodhound who is now part of the K9 unit as the first tracker. So Through the Fire has lots o ...more
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Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Rated 5 Stars

I loved this book. Kit waded into a mess of epic proportions while trying to fit into a new town. It was trial by fire and she reacted in such a believable way that the reader just went with it. Despite my knowing all there is to know about the town and Jule’
Kathy Martin
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kit Jernigan has just arrived to begin her new job with the Monroe Police department to find a bombed out town. She and her K9 tacking bloodhound Justice find themselves in the middle of all sorts of secrets and falling for the nerdy Forest Service fire spotter Wes March. Wes isn't very good with people and is barely known to the town but somehow the two of them just click.

I liked the suspense as an assassin has come to town to finally get her revenge. Kit is just about the only one who is suspi
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who couldn't love a slightly drooling, lovable hero...and that's just the dog.

His handler Kit is a newbie to town, and finding it hard to be the person looking in. She moved to get away from a tense work environment in her Wisconsin hometown, and is finding Monroe, CO to be slightly tense itself. Her partners are hiding something and keeping her away from an arson/Murder investigation that led her tracking K-9 partner to question another newbie in town. Only problem is this Newbie is friends wi
Lucy Dosch
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Through the Fire is the conclusion of another great series by Katie Ruggle.

I love those shy, sweet mountain men that Katie Ruggle keeps putting in her stories. In this last novel of the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, we meet Wesley March who spends most of his time alone up in his tower, like a big, bearded Rapunzel, where he watches over the town to alert the fire department about forest fires.

Wesley is smart, and when he isn't watching for fires or taking amazing nature photos, he invests gadgets and
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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

Other books in the series

Rocky Mountain K9 Unit (4 books)
  • Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #1)
  • On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #2)
  • Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #3)