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.
Running from trouble to a small Colorado mountain town with frightened siblings in tow and encounters an irascible K-9 cop with a few suspicions and a whole lot more interest in the present than the past. Trouble finds them all in this exciting new romantic suspense series.
Run to Ground is the first book in the Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit series and is part of the same world as the author’s earlier Search & Rescue series. I was all set to get comfortable and fall in love with a new series by the author and I did.
I was practically a whole cheerleading squad to see Jules and her younger siblings who escaped a deplorable home life get their chance along with grieving and self-blaming Officer Theo Bosco who lost a canine partner to cancer and then his human partner to depression. Secrets abound and it was a nice level of tension to see how things worked out with Jules hiding big stuff and Theo being a cop. In this instance, the secrets are justified because its one of those sad situations where the law can’t help the victims here at least for now when they are most vulnerable to a crime that can’t be proven.
The secrets of Jules and her relations were only part of the suspense element. I enjoyed the action suspense element of a shooter and a night prowler.
But most of all, I enjoyed this sweet and spicy slow burn romance. It was fun how it awkwardly started. He might have called her ‘squirrelly’ and she might have found his sour face and disposition a bit off-putting, but they got beyond that and it was all for the good.
I also was excited to meet all the players in small town Monroe who I can look forward to seeing more of as the series progresses. It was a great start and I’m rarin’ to go for Rocky Mountain K-9 book two. You don’t need to have read the earlier series to jump into this one so you’re getting in at a good time if you’re interested in a solid new romantic suspense series.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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