Smut Lovers Reading Group: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

Run to Ground

by Katie Ruggle.

Publisher: link.

Goodreads: link.

Blurb: He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

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.

Blurb taken from Goodreads.

Length: 416 pages.

Series: Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit #1

Genre: Romance. Romantic Suspense. M/F Romance.

Read as an: Paperback.

My Thoughts

I have wanted to read a Katie Ruggle book for a while now. If you’re new to the blog you may not be aware of how much I adore Ruggle’s pen name Katie Allen. Ruggle has an almost different style, the Allen books are more light hearted with their romances but I found with Run to Ground the book was more intense. Less lighthearted with the romance between the two main characters and more focused on the suspenseful and action packed plot.

My only gripe about Run to Ground is that it does have a pretty ambiguous ending. I am hoping that more will come to light over the rest of the series so it looks like I am reading all of those books. I will be honest, these types of endings are pretty common with Katie Allen as well, if we look at her Research and Desire series, the overarching plot isn’t really addressed and resolved until the very last book.

Overall though, I did enjoy the characters and action of the book. The action drove the book and the characters kept you engaged and racing to the end.

Pretty much: K9 police dog + family of siblings + grumpy gills police officer = enjoyable read.

Smut Level

There is one intimate scene in Run to Ground which is pretty, wham bam thank you m’am. I don’t want to say there wasn’t any foreplay or anything interesting like that but there was a condom on before Jules’ pants were even off… So yeah, sexy scene with some loving against the wall but it was pretty quick.

I’m used to a lot more detail and focus with Katie Allen’s books so this shift from the same author was strange. I do realise though that the books are published through different publishers and different pen names, so maybe the shift in these scenes was strategic and a way to cater to a different audience with her Ruggle books.

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