Through the Fire

Through the Fire

by Katie Ruggle

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ISBN-13: 9781492664581
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Series , #4
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 40,566
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Katie Ruggle is a graduate of the Police Academy and has received her ice-rescue certification. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing, and gymnastics; rides horses; shoots guns; cross-country skis; and travels to warm places to scuba dive. Visit Katie at katieruggle.com.

Callie Beaulieu has been an actress for several decades. Classically trained, she is predominantly a theater actress, and her work has been seen around the country. Callie recently returned to the U.S. after spending nearly a decade living in the Caribbean. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

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Through the Fire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I volunteered to read an advanced readers copy of Through The Fire by Katie Ruggle . This is my honest review . This is the second story by Katie Ruggle I have ever read but it will definitely not be the last . I really found this story interesting . Author really wrote an intense , pulse pounding story . I could not put this story down . This story has many interesting characters . They are unique and quirky , and some just quite strange. The story line starts with officer Kit and her blood hound Justice moving to small town Monroe in Colorado to work in police station , where she meets the interesting people . Little does she know that soon action , suspense and intrigue and romance start . This story has a little of everything and a bit of humor . I highly recommend reading this story.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved this story. Awesome group of friends and loved ones
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good read fast paced story
lauralovesreviewingLT 7 months ago
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 seem like the alpha in the beginning, as Wesley is a bit of a loner and prefers his time alone. But when the danger comes calling in the guise of one of their own, Wesley sheds his loner persona and steps right into his alpha role, making them a formidable team. I like how Katie changed things somewhat, giving a female K-9 officer a leading role. And where usually the previous character’s have a more supporting role, this time they all come out to shine together. This worked gloriously. There were so many funny, adorable scenes, my face hurt from grinning. And my jaw hurt from clenching my teeth at the scenes of extreme danger and betrayal. Every one of my feels came into play and I couldn’t have asked for more. The author wraps up her series with an ending that set me back on my heels. Whoa. I sure want to tell you all about it, but…….. Genuine character’s with flaws and insecurities have continuously stepped up to the plate throughout this series. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten their brave, true and most loyal four-legged partner’s and companions. Being a binge watcher, if this were ever made into a television series, I’d watch it over and over again. Did I enjoy Through The Fire? Oh, yes. Every single bit of it. Would I recommend it? I gave it the highest rating allowed. That should answer the question!
ReadingInPajamas 8 months ago
Review: THROUGH THE FIRE by Katie Ruggle Publication Date: August 28, 2018 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna 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’s home, the author kept Kit in the dark and let me groan as she discovered things bit-by-bit. Then there was Wes….loveable, awkward, hunk of a man…Wes. He wasn’t the typical hero, but I fell in love with him all the same. Their romance moved sweet and slow, and worth the wait. I also enjoyed how we knew who the antagonist was right away, catching a glimpse into their actions, but the reason for it all was a mystery until the end. Nice twist! *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
jennifer315 8 months ago
This series is so good! I love how each book has flowed perfectly into the next. Kit and Wes were such interesting characters. They were so different from each other and that worked for them. I can only wonder if there will be another book in the series and if so where will it lead.
Deb_from_Oz 8 months ago
A great book that has it all not only do you have a wonderful romance but there is also suspense and drama to keep the pages turning Kit Jernigan as just come to Monroe as the new K9 officer she had to change jobs after turning in her corrupt partner at her last station and she thinks Monroe will be a nice quite change for her she couldn't be more wrong. Wesley March is a local fire spotter he rarely comes in to town because although he may be brilliant as far as electronics and maths is concerned but he doesn't deal well with other people Somehow though Kit and him jell and now he is coming to town more than he ever has before, yes he still struggles but Kit seems to have the ability to put his at ease. I love how storylines from previous books are wound throughout this story Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend
JG_Chianese 9 months ago
I’ve been hearing about Katie Ruggle for sometime and it’s all been good. So, she’s been on my list of new-to-me authors to check out. I’m just not sure if this was the best one to start with mainly because it’s book 4 in a series and I always feel like I’m playing catch up when I do that. Even so, it was an enjoyable read. The heroine, Kit Jernigan is smart, savvy, loyal, and funny, not to mention, she has an awesome dog, Justice, her K-9 partner. She loves her job and wants to do a great job and fit in, to find a home. Unfortunately, her human partners on the force don’t exactly make that easy for her. Still, she didn’t give up; rather she resolved to win them over. I really liked this about her. Kit wasn’t whiney, she wasn’t bitchy, she was nice—something we need more of in this world. She also had great instincts, which is important not just for police work, but for life in general. Wes March as the hero was a breath of fresh air. He was quirky—super smart (he makes the coolest gadgets), sweet, honest—just not a real people person. I love that he was there for Kit when she needed him, but he also stood back and let her do her job too. I loved watching this romance between Wes and Kit slowly unfold. While the romance was a strong plotline in the book, it wasn’t the main focus and that was okay. It seemed more realistic and built naturally. The two characters really “got” each other, but there were still those sweet moments of uncertainty that were so fun to watch. What I wasn’t too crazy about were the other police officers. I know it’s typical to razz the new person, but they went beyond that and were flat out jerks most of the time. They also came across as stupid, inept, and slightly corrupt. Given that I didn’t read books 1-3, I did have to guess as to their motives and I tried to give the characters and the author the benefit of the doubt. Although, based on other reviews, I think “dumbing down” the men was the author’s way to make Kit the hero of the story. As to the rest of the book, it was fast paced with lots of action and kept you turning the pages. I would recommend not reading this book until you’ve read the first three in the series.
AngRI 9 months ago
My Review: I have been a huge Katie Ruggle fan since I originally discovered her Search and Rescue Series, so of course I jumped at an opportunity to read the next book in the K9 series (and I believe this is the last book in this series). I instantly fell in love with Wes, something about those quiet, rough, lone mountain men gets me, and he is insanely smart to boot. I also like how this was a bit of a role reversal from all of Ruggle's previous books with Kit being the one in police service. I really enjoy how she wasn't an instant part of the crew, there was definitely a warm up period, as is natural all things considered. This book really revealed that it can at times be difficult to break into that small town circle, everyone knows everyone and they are often suspicious of newcomers, though they can also be extremely welcoming. I loved the twists this book took and how it turned what we all expected from previous books in the series and turned it on its head. This was definitely a great page turner and kept pulling you into the story. My Rating: I really enjoyed this book and loved how there was a bit of a role reversal in it with Kit being a police officer instead of the guy being in that role. While I loved this book I am a little anxious to see what comes up next, there wasn't really much of a hint for a branch off series like there was in the Search and Rescue series branching into this series. Anyway, this is definitely a Four Paw book for me!
JackieBCentralTexasJB 9 months ago
BOOK BLURB 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 help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process. This time, it's personal. Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Series: Run to Ground (Book 1) On the Chase (Book 2) Survive the Night (Book 3) Through the Fire (Book 4) My Thoughts What a way to start your new job with the first day almost totally miserable for Kit as her new team not only are wary of her but seem ready to shut her out pretty much from the get-go. Starting over is never easy but when you have almost insurmountable roadblocks from the very people you are expected to trust with your life, as they should trust you with theirs, makes it even tougher. Especially when outsider Kit clues in immediately on the only possible culprit committing the latest rash of crimes in Monroe. As the story takes it's inevitable course Kit and her loyal tracking hound Justice soldier on, doing their jobs despite the continuing suspicion they are both faced with. In the end all the other law enforcement officers, it's newest criminal and the rest of the town finds that this young woman is not only good at what she does but is proven right when the last chips fall into place. Like everyone else the romance between Kit and Wes was too overshadowed by the main storyline but what there was of it was very sweet and also very steaming hot when the pair finally had their moment. This book is the culmination of another great Rocky Mountain series by an author whose imagination takes readers through many emotions and ever more tangled twists when she pens her romantic suspense. For me it was an ending that held it's own in the stories but also quite nicely summed up the last storyline as well in a manner that was both satisfactory and yet left one still wanting more with the K9 unit characters and their significant others. Soon to read the newest book, also a review copy, by author Katie Ruggle and looking forward to it immensely while still catching my breath after this one. [EArc from Netgalley]
JackieBCentralTexasJB 9 months ago
BOOK BLURB 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 help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process. This time, it's personal. Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Series: Run to Ground (Book 1) On the Chase (Book 2) Survive the Night (Book 3) Through the Fire (Book 4) My Thoughts What a way to start your new job with the first day almost totally miserable for Kit as her new team not only are wary of her but seem ready to shut her out pretty much from the get-go. Starting over is never easy but when you have almost insurmountable roadblocks from the very people you are expected to trust with your life, as they should trust you with theirs, makes it even tougher. Especially when outsider Kit clues in immediately on the only possible culprit committing the latest rash of crimes in Monroe. As the story takes it's inevitable course Kit and her loyal tracking hound Justice soldier on, doing their jobs despite the continuing suspicion they are both faced with. In the end all the other law enforcement officers, it's newest criminal and the rest of the town finds that this young woman is not only good at what she does but is proven right when the last chips fall into place. Like everyone else the romance between Kit and Wes was too overshadowed by the main storyline but what there was of it was very sweet and also very steaming hot when the pair finally had their moment. This book is the culmination of another great Rocky Mountain series by an author whose imagination takes readers through many emotions and ever more tangled twists when she pens her romantic suspense. For me it was an ending that held it's own in the stories but also quite nicely summed up the last storyline as well in a manner that was both satisfactory and yet left one still wanting more with the K9 unit characters and their significant others. Soon to read the newest book, also a review copy, by author Katie Ruggle and looking forward to it immensely while still catching my breath after this one. [EArc from Netgalley]
Anonymous 9 months ago
Kit is a K9 police officer, after a problem with a member of her old team she decided to change location. She moves to a town she thought was quiet and with no real major crime. When she finally gets to Monroe, Colorado she is going to be late on her first day. Wesley helps her get her trailer in her new driveway because of the snow she was having trouble parking it. She couldn't help but notice that Wesley who ask her to call her Wes was big and beautiful. Something she didn't usually do, is being instantly attracted to someone. As the story continues there has been a lot happening in the town. With Kit being new is confused and her new partners are very secretive around her. She hopes after some time this will get better. Really its not till the last part of the book that happens. I liked that the women in this story are strong and competent. This is a really fast moving and interesting book I highly recommend it you will be on the edge of your seat the last few chapters.
Bette313 9 months ago
Fantastic fast paced, action packed story that wraps up the Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit series nicely. After all the little town of Monroe has been through it's not easy for newcomer Kit Jernigan to connect with her new K-9 Unit co-workers or the people of the town itself. Trusting outsiders doesn't come easy anymore. When Kit and fire spotter Wesley March join forces to prove who's behind all the recent fires no one wants to listen to them but when Kit's life is threatened things get real - fast! Fantastic writing and great characters make this an enjoyable read and one I definitely recommend.
Rainn2978 9 months ago
This is book 4 in the Rocky Mountain K9 series. It's about new K9 officer Kit Jernigan and fire spotter Wesley March. Kit has moved to Monroe after going through a bad time with her previous police station. She knows it will be tough to not only fit into a small community but also to prove that she is a capable officer and can be trusted as back up. Wes has been the local fire spotter for years. He normally keeps to himself and most of Monroe thinks he is a strange man and really know nothing personal about him. But after a chance meeting between Kit and Wes, neither can keep their minds off the other. And when things keep happening that point to someone Kit's new team knows, she now has to work even harder to not only to make herself part of this town but to prove she is capable. This was another great one in this series. I love how Kit and her K9 are introduced. I definitely loved how her and Wes interact with each other, along with how their relationship develops. Wes cracked me up with the things he thinks about and the things he does. He is definitely different but in a way that makes you love him. He and Kit just fit together. They are like puzzle pieces that just needed the other to be complete. The only thing I didn't like was the way it left things with a character that has been (in my opinion) integral in all the other books. He isn't a main character but he helped change so many things for the women in the previous books that I really hope that there is a story at some point with a HEA for him. I felt horrible for him. Absolutely horrible. I definitely loved how things ended for the rest of the characters, and that there is closure for some that thoroughly deserved it, I don't want to say more because it will spoil it, and it is well worth waiting to read it yourself! On whole, another great read by this author!
MusicInPrint 9 months ago
Wonderful writing and story line. Different kind of hero with a unique personality; loved Wes. Kit is a police women arriving at a small town hoping to start new. Plot moved along nicely and had characters that were likable or hate-able. Ruggle just brings many things to this K9 adventure. This is marked like the 4th in a series but I felt it was a very complete story with nothing missing. I have read other works by Ruggle and have been pleased to pick them up. "Copy of this book was supplied by SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
MJHughes12 9 months ago
Another action-packed read that had just the right mix of romance and suspense - it was hard to put this one down! After the ending of the last book in the series I wasn’t sure what else could possibly happen in Monroe, and I just loved how this story played out. Introducing Kit as a new character was the perfect way to tie up all the loose ends and bring closure to this series, adding the right ingredient to keep the series fresh. Kit was awesome – she was fierce, had such a way with people and animals, and was the perfect addition to the group of alpha males that this series has focused on. Wes had that smart, sexy, and just a bit dorky thing going, and even though he was a bit socially awkward – all right, maybe more than just a bit – he was still able to make connections with people…especially when those people included Kit. I loved the banter between Wes and Kit – she definitely got him and even from their first meeting you knew there was going to be great chemistry between the two. In the middle of Kit and Wes’s romance is the danger that seems to follow every time a new woman shows up at Jules’s house. Kit finds herself right in the middle of things, so not only is she trying to fit into the tight-knit group of the K9 Unit that Theo, Hugh, and Otto make up, she’s also become a target herself. It was great to see Kit go toe to toe with the guys, standing her ground and not letting them box her out, and trusting her gut on things. I also loved that Wes saw Kit as the capable and competent officer she was, letting her do her job and following her lead, offering support when she needed but not getting in her way. My only complaint about this one is with the cover. This story focuses on Kit, who is a female, and I wish the cover would have represented that. I don’t mind a hot guy, but I just wish that for this book the cover would have been different. All in all, a great end to this series that I would highly recommend.
MBurton 9 months ago
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 him comfortable around people. He rarely comes to town until he meets Kit, who seems to draw him out of his shell. I loved Wes and Kit so much. I'm such a fan of quirky characters and I loved how Kit was so charmed by Wes. It breaks my heart a little when Wes struggled with reading her at times but Kit knew exactly how to set him at ease. On top of such great main characters, I loved seeing all the characters from the previous books. We finally got to see a resolution to the unresolved issue from book one's characters. The only thing I wish was different was the cover of the book. The main character is police woman with a k9 dog so I think the cover should reflect that. I really enjoyed this series and highly recommend it. It has a little bit of everything from action, suspense, and a bit of romcom. Add in dogs and children and I was just as charmed by these characters. ARC provided by NetGalley.
CathyGeha 9 months ago
Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit #4 Kit Jernigan arrives in Monroe, Colorado with her bloodhound, Justice, ready for her first day of work only to find she is running late with a trailer on the back of her vehicle unwilling to easily line up and back into her new driveway. To her rescue comes a rather different sort of hero who guides her into the perfect spot to leave that trailer before heading off to work. Her reception by the other policemen on staff is not warm but she does get through it and quickly is out on the job at a house fire that proves to have a murder victim inside. One murder, then another and perhaps more by a rather crazy and surprising culprit with a motive darker than most I have read is finally unearthed and eventually dealt with. Of course the three men from the previous book, the women they ended up with, the siblings of one of the women, dogs aplenty, the mountain folk and mysterious Mr. E make an appearance and have parts in the story even though this is also the finding of a HEA for Kit and Wesley “Wes” March. Who is Wes? Well, a rather quiet, definitely large, seriously intelligent, almost hermit-like and unusual man who proves to be just what Kit needs to complete her life…just as she completes his. This is the end of this series and it was good. It provided closure for the women in Monroe while leaving me wondering if perhaps Mr. E would get a story with a HEA of his own. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks-Casablanca for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
Monnie777 9 months ago
Let me first off saying I have only read book 1 in this series and to tell you the truth it was over a year ago and I have read over 300 books since then so I really don't remember it all that much. That being said you don't need to read the first 4 books in this series to read this one, though I did feel I missed somethings that happened before but not enough to not enjoy this book. Kit is new to this town and doesn't get the most welcome feels. Though she doesn't feel wanted by her fellow officers she still tries her best to do what's right. She meets Wes the eccentric fire patrol officer. They both have an instant attraction to each other. Kit tries to solve who is an arsen-murder even if her fellow officers don't want to tell her everything. With the help of Wes things finally come to a head at the end. *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.*
Barb-TRC 9 months ago
Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle is the 4th book in her Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. I have enjoyed the first three books in this series, and I thought this one was even more exciting. The theme of this series are women who are in hiding to escape their terrible or dangerous life, and sent to a small town in the Colorado Mountains, to live in hiding. Each book brought in one women in hiding, and by this book all three women share a bond, as they keep secret the man who helped them escape and gave them a place to hide in Monroe. Each of them fell in love with cops from the K-9 unit. The men know the girls stories, they watch over them and help protect them, but they do not know the man who helped them. Through the Fire is a slight change, as we meet our heroine, Kit Jernigan, just arriving in Monroe to join the K-9 force. Kit looks forward to working in a peaceful small town, as opposed to the big city. She brings her dog, Justice, who is a K-9 Tracker dog. She meets Hugh, Theo and Otto, but before she can even settle down, she is already on a case with dead body found in a house fire. Justice tracks the scent to Jules (previous book heroine) house, where a new woman has arrived to hide. Kit suspects her, but the men tell her to lay off, since she is here for their protection. We learn early on that this new person is not like the others. Wes, our hero, is the local fire spotter, who meets Kit the day she arrived, when she got stuck in the snow and he helped her. Wes is a loner, who keeps to himself, and also creates all kinds of gadgets that he eventually can sell. Wes is a hunk, very tall and is gun shy with woman, until he meets Kit. A romance will slowly build, with Wes gaining more confidence, as he falls in love with Kit. Kit is also falling for Wes, as she finds him endearing and sexy. They are great together. However, Kit is in the middle of a number of things that have been happening, and becomes more and more suspicious of Elena (the newcomer). She keeps an eye on her, despite the others telling her to lay off. What follows is an exciting and tense storyline, but the camaraderie between the cops and their woman, the kids, dogs with Kit, as well as her relationship with Wes, made this also a fun read. I loved Justice, who was such a lovable dog. The last third of the book became very exciting, as the danger escalates for all of them, including Kit. There were a number of surprises at the end, which I think puts the finishing touches on the overall storyline of this series. Through the Fire is another suspenseful, action packed story. With the resolution of this book, I suspect this could be the end of this series, unless Ruggle changes things to continue. Katie Ruggle has written a great story, wonderful couple, and exciting action packed throughout. I suggest you read this series and start with the first book, Run to Ground.
Reads_Romance 9 months ago
**3.5 Stars** Caution: Do not start this book right before bed or you won't get enough sleep because you have to read it cover to cover. Speaking from personal experience. As a long time Katie Ruggle fan, I was highly anticipating Through the Fire. For the most part, Ms. Ruggle delivered. Kit, a petite, half Korean police officer placed in a fish out of water situation is everything I needed in a heroine right now. Her fire (see what I did there?) and ability to trust her own instincts in the face of doubters and danger was inspiring.  Are you ready to hear about Wes?? Let me just say: NERDY, RECLUSIVE, MOUNTAIN MAN HERO. Do you need to know anything else? Maybe that he's described (hilariously) as a hairy Rapunzel because he lives in a fire watch tower? Wes is adorable. His instant fascination and respect for Kit as both a woman and a police officer is a thing of beauty to read. Ms. Ruggle knows how to write a good beta hero. The plot revolved around Kit moving into town and trying to find a murderer/arsonist with her adorable bloodhound Justice. The suspense plot was fast paced and satisfying with plenty of heartwarming moments to balance out the thrills. I had trouble with the lack of romance in the book. I loved Kit so I didn't mind following her interactions with her fellow police officers and the crazy townspeople, but I enjoyed her sweet encounters with Wes much more and felt a little dissatisfied about the quantity of them. Wes was much more of a periphery character than a main one. Through the Fire is the fourth book in Ms. Ruggle's Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. I have read all of the previous books which is why I was shocked and kind of horrified with how the other members of the K9 unit (the previous books' heroes) were portrayed in this novel. They came across as bumbling, incompetent jerk faces in this novel. I understand Kit was new to their team, but constantly treating her as an adversary and preventing her from doing her job correctly for their own personal reasons was pushing my buttons in all the wrong ways. I'm glad I read Theo, Hugh, and Otto's books previously because after their characterization in this book, I don't think I would have gone back for their stories. Overall, I really enjoyed this romantic thriller. It's a quick and satisfying read with enough twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. Kit is easy and fun to root for and Wes is my new book boyfriend crush.  One last note: the cover of this book bugs me. All of the other books have the men of the K9 unit on the cover, Justice is Kit's dog, not Wes' and she's the member of the K9 unit. I would have loved to see her represented on the cover. I think it would have made much more sense for the story. **I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 9 months ago
Through the Fire introduces us to Kit Jernigan and her K9 Justice. Justice is a bloodhound and thus is perfectly suited to be a tracker. Kit is the new girl in town and only female cop. Wesley March, local fire spotter, tech genius and borderline hermit is smitten with Kit from first glance. Kit and Justice have their work cut out for them trying to fit in and assuring her brothers in blue she has their back. I really liked Kit and found Wes awkwardly adorable. I liked that the author showed us how rambunctious bloodhounds are and how much training goes into keeping them on point. This book was full of resolutions and new possibilities. I really enjoyed it.
MalkaShayna 9 months ago
I received a free advanced copy of this book from Netgalley.com. This is my unbiased and voluntary review. I did not read the previous 3 books, so like the main character, Kit Jernigan, I was clueless as to the apocalyptic events which had happened previously in the small town of Monroe, Montana. After 8 years of working in the Gold Mill, Wisconsin PD and K9 unit, she discovered that not only was her partner corrupt, but when she blew the whistle on him, she was the one that was ostracized. So, she was moving to little Monroe with her K9 partner, Justice, but instead of a peaceful little town, she finds a burnt out town and on her first day, a murder covered up by arson. Her fellow policemen are not only wary of her, but are hiding something. However on her first day she also meets shy, hunky, genius, idiosyncratic fire spotter, Wesley March. Using the skills she has honed as a policewoman, Kit has a suspect, but can she convince her fellow officers, before the murderer strikes again? From the very first page, with a murder and stolen identity, this fast past book keeps the reader engaged. I had a hard time putting it down. The skillfully developed characters are riveting and the magnetism between Kit and Wes endearing. And there are dogs. The only cons are two inconsistencies: why would Wes who is a loner and socially inept, have condoms in the fire tower and why would a 8 year veteran police officer ever go anywhere without her service weapon? The story wouldn't work otherwise, but still doesn't make sense to me. Despite that, I highly recommend this very exciting suspenseful romance.
ytcruz 9 months ago
This one, for me, was more of a 3.5 star rating. Having only read one of the previous 3 books in the series, I felt at times confused with the cast of secondary characters. The book centers around K-9 deputy Kit Jernigan, newly hired to force in Monroe. Her introduction to the new town was less than friendly . Since her visit for her interview, the town has suffered great devastations. Kit is a strong character and her love interest, Wes, the fire spotter in the forest, is nerdy , brilliant and very lovable. Her co-workers, main characters in the previous books, don’t seem to trust her. That was a turn off, since they were heroes in previous books. The plot was engaging, and mostly dealt with the mystery and less with the romance. The best part was the last 1/4 of the book and the final chapter wrapping up the story and the series. That said, the cover does NOT depict the story. Kit is a gal and the cover shows a male character. I was entrusted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
RomanticReadsandSuch 10 months ago
I absolutely adored both Kit and Wes. They are so fun together in all of their awkward cuteness and even though things happen pretty quickly you can feel the connection between the two of them. Like all of the other couples in the series, they are a good match and have you rooting for them from the start. Unfortunately there was a point just before the big climax where Ruggle lost me just a little. Kit had all of the information she needed to make a few connections about what was going on and none of it was ever mentioned, by her or by Ruggle. It was obvious but when it mattered Kit never even acknowledged the information. Which was extra disappointing because she’d been so on top of things up to that point. It’s a minor complaint, though, in an otherwise fun and exciting story. There’s the danger and suspense that we’ve come to expect from this series, along with the right amount of camaraderie and romance to give you the feels to go with the thrills. And while we may know who the bad guy is from the first but I will admit that the why totally surprised me. (I was enjoying Wes & Kit too much to even want to guess :) ) **Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**