Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle [Review]

 Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle
Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3) by Katie Ruggle
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: November 18, 2017

Rocky Mountain K9 Unit
1. Run to Ground
2. On the Chase
3. Survive the NightPaperback | Kindle
4. Through the Fire

Katie Ruggle
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
He's always been a haven:
For the lost. The sick. The injured.
But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit―he'll defend her with his life.

K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path―but for all his big heart, he's never been in love.

Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her.

All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth...but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way.

It's time to take a stand.
Thoughts on Survive the Night: My love for big, quiet heroes is still going strong. When they're kinda socially awkward and put their foot in their mouth and/or get so tongue tied they can't speak at all in front of the lady who catches their fancy...I AM SO IN. In other words, Otto is one of those characters I adore.

His special lady friend, Sarah, also scores high on the socially awkward scale. That mostly stems from her sheltered existence, though. Or maybe I should say, her imprisonment by her family. Because, let's face it, when someone is locked in their room and physically punished, that goes beyond being sheltered.

However, like Jules and Grace, Sarah got out (with help, of course) and found a place for herself in Monroe. Jules, Grace, and the guys welcome her with open arms and try to give her a sense of security despite not knowing everything she's dealing with. Otto jumps in with both feet and does his part in keeping her safe. He's such a big softie. Seriously. I like those big quiet ones, especially when they adopt strays no one else wants.

That said, I did think this book had a lot of things happen that were too coincidental. While I understand why some of it came to pass, it just felt too easy at times. However, this is all pushing us toward a final resolution for Jules and her siblings and I've been wondering how things would be resolved on that end since book 1. So I'm in. I'm in 'til the end.

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