The Book Worm: Review: Run to Ground

Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Run to Ground

Book Review: Run to Ground, by Katie Ruggle, 4 stars


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...

Genre: contemporary romance

Publication date: June 2017

Mature content: yes

Review: Run to Ground is a fast paced book, with lots of twists and turns, and even if it's not short it will be over before you notice, just because you won't be able to put it down. As characters go, Theo was definitely my favorite - behind his tough cop fa├žade he's as cuddly as a teddy bear, especially in what concerns Jules. Their dialogs are witty and funny and their chemistry is off the charts. Jules, though, is a bit harder to love, and it bothered me that until the end she never told Theo the truth about who she was or why she was hiding.

I do think there are a few holes in the plot though, hence the four star rating. First, there are lots of unexplained details about Jules' disappearance and not enough follow up on that. Second, I never expected the quaint little town of Monroe, Colorado to be such a nest of hardened criminals, from snipers to bombers to psycho murderers. I'm pretty sure that proportionally to the number of inhabitants Monroe has a higher crime rate than New York. And this was not exactly what I was expecting. While all those criminal activities are crucial to keep the story going, after a while they are so many that they become a bit unrealistic.

Oh, and if you're expecting the book to end, well, it really doesn't. Yes, Theo and Jules get their deserved happily ever after - though since he doesn't still know who she truly is, it probably doesn't really count. But the epilogue is just a prologue for the following book in the series, On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 2), and while I won't mind reading book two, I would have preferred not to feel so obliged to do so.

Happy readings, 

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