Thursday, August 23, 2018

ARC Review: Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle

Through the Fire
Author: Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit (Book 4)
Publication: Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 28, 2018)

Description: He's tall.
He's dark.
He's brutally handsome...
And he may be her only hope.

Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit—they've been through too much to welcome a stranger. So when a killer strikes, it's a fight to convince her fellow officers to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.

She can't do it on her own. What she needs most is a partner: local fire spotter Wesley March.

Wes knows in his heart that Kit is right, and he's willing to leave his lonely tower to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the hotter the fire smolders...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to have her revenge—no matter who gets burned in the process.

This time, it's personal.

My Thoughts: 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 suspicious of her since she is very good at playing the shy, victim card. I liked getting to see how characters from earlier books in this series were doing.

I liked Kit's relationship with her dog and her desire to fit in now that she is in a new town. I could understand why the other cops were secretive but wished they would have given her more of a chance. Having read the earlier books, I did know the secrets that the others were keeping.

I liked the romance. Wes was a great character. His combination of genius and social awkwardness made him an unusual romance hero.

This feels like the end of the series since most of the plot threads begun in earlier books were wrapped up in this one. Fans of romantic suspense will want to add this series to their reading plans.

Favorite Quote:
With his enormous bulk and shaggy beard, she hadn't expected him to be so wonderfully dorky. He was like a nerdy, math-loving Sasquatch. Any lingering insecurities dredged up earlier were flushed away. She'd be willing to bet a lot of money that this guy hadn't been one of the popular kids in high school, either. No, this guy had been getting stuffed into lockers right alongside Kit.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.


  1. I skipped past most of your review as I'm listening to this now. If this is the end of the series, I'll sure miss these characters. So thrilled you enjoyed this one!

  2. Hers always look so good. Sounds like she did a pretty nice job of it, too :)


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