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Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1
Published by Tantor Audio on June 06, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Length: 9 hours and 28 minutes
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Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet "Jules" Jackson, he can't seem to stay away. It doesn't help that Theo's new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules's rambunctious family.
Or that when he's with her, Theo finally knows peace.
When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye - or the heart - of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home...
And this time, there's no escape.
Run to Ground is book one in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series by Katie Ruggle.
This is my first taste at Ms. Ruggle and I enjoyed. This novel is a nice start to the series and a good introduction to the characters.
Jules Jackson has run out of time and needs to get her younger siblings out of the cruel clutches of relatives. With a little help from an unexpected source she and the kids go on the run and end up in the town of Monroe. It’s a quaint town hiding away in the Rocky Mountains, but it might not be the best hiding spot, even with new identities.
I liked the determination that Jules has. Her siblings are in a bad situation and legal means won’t work. She’s tried and failed. She is at the end and needs to help them… It was hard, scary, and overwhelming, but she got them away. The children each have issues; because of what has happened to them, but they stick with their sister and help her to get themselves out. I really enjoyed the children and when I found out what happened to them, I cried.
Theo Bosco… Love that name. He’s reeling from the loss of his human partner’s suicide and his previous canine partners death to cancer. He ends up with his former partner’s canine officer, but neither human nor animal are in a good places. They just aren’t working together nor are they healing. Can these two, who are so damaged, bond?
Theo and his partner find help in a new resident to the town. Theo knows she’s hiding something, but he can’t let it go nor can he stay away. I liked how the Jackson family helped both Theo and his canine find peace and camaraderie.
Theo and Jules fight their attraction. He’s got no time for a woman and she’s got secrets that could hurt her siblings if they are found. What I really enjoyed was seeing the grieving dog, Viggy, with the kids and how the kids and Viggy needed each other. Animals have a way of helping us heal.
It’s not all fun and romance. Their is a fear of discovery and a forbidding evil just waiting to strike. The suspense builds and it came as a total surprise to find out who was behind all the mayhem.
The secondary characters where also fun. I love Theo’s police buddies. They each added something to the story.
Narration: Callie Beaulie did a a wonderful job narrating this story. At times it was hard to listen. We learn about the kids and it’s implied that one was sexually abused. Then their is Viggy, our damaged dog. Just hearing how traumatized he is, well I felt for him and the kids. As for the voices – their are a lot of different characters to portray from man to woman to kids. She did a great job switching from adult to kid or man to woman. She also added a slit southern accent to Jules and it was done nicely.
Run to Ground was a nice start to the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. I enjoyed the narration and plan to continue the series in audio.
Rated: 3.5 Stars
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