Survive the Night – book review

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Survive the Night
by Katie Ruggle
Release Date:  February 6, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Book #3 in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series
Number of Pages: 373
Kindle Edition
Source:  MCL
Romantic Suspense M/F
Rating:  NC-17
Read 11/4/18 to 11/5/18

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.

Whoa, that was a fast-action ride!  While the story as a whole was an engaging read, the last third of this story was non-stop action and thrills.  It was not quite what I expected when I started this book, but it was absolutely what this series needed it to be.

Otto and Sarah are so cute, it’s like watching two middle-school kids who have a crush on each other.  They’re awkward and shy and sweet and nervous.  I couldn’t get enough of them.  And my goodness, Otto is just the most amazingly patient and kind man, whether he’s interacting with humans or animals.  He’s such a strong and stoic presence in the lives of those he cares about, giving all a feeling of security and love.

I love how the stories in this series are woven together and with each book the characters become more and more of a family.  There were a lot of questions left unanswered in the first book about Jules, Run to Ground.  We’re still waiting on those answers by the end of this book, but from how this one ended I’m cautiously optimistic we’ll get some of those answers in the next book.  In the meantime, Grace and Sarah seem one more step to being truly free of their pasts.

As much as I enjoyed the personalities of Viggy and Lexie in the other books, the animals in this story have such unique personalities.  They really added so much fun and depth to this story.

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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