Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Run to Ground, Survive the Night, Through the Fire
Also by this author: Hold Your Breath, Fan the Flames, Gone Too Deep, In Safe Hands, Run to Ground, Survive the Night, Through the Fire, Rocky Mountain Christmas Cowboy
After witnessing a horrifying crime, Kaylee is forced to flee to a small Colorado mountain town and take on a new identity. There she becomes Grace, a dog kennel worker trying to avoid the dangerously attractive K-9 Officer Hugh Murdoch.
When an accident leaves Hugh and his K-9 partner, Lexi, on desk duty, both are anxious for Hugh to heal. Until then, the highlight of his day is teasing the beautiful but mysterious new kennel employee. Their simmering attraction fuels a passionate kiss—interrupted by a sniper’s bullet. With targets on both of their backs, Grace and Hugh will do whatever it takes to stay alive…not realizing the most dangerous threat of all is hiding right in front of their noses.
Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Series: Run to Ground (Book 1)On the Chase (Book 2)
On the Chase combines 2 things I love: dogs and damsels in distress! Grace witnessed something she shouldn’t have and is now on the run with a new identity. She gets a job working at the kennel where she meets Hugh, a local cop and his K9 Lexi. She is obviously skittish, but Hugh is pretty determined. And then they get shot at…
Hugh is immediately suspicious of Grace because he knows she is lying. Once bullets start flying though, Grace comes clean about why she is in Monroe, Colorado for fear that she has been discovered. But, there is a LOT more than bullets trying to take her out. Hugh, Theo, and Otto quickly realize that its not Grace being targeted at all, but Hugh. I liked Hugh as a hero. He has a bit of that boyish charm mixed with the badass cop vibe. It totally worked. Grace mourned her old life, and while she was a bit vapid before, I understand her struggle to adapt to her new reality. To go from having a great job, a Masters degree, and a beautiful condo to having a GED, a job mucking kennel stalls, and living with 6 other people allows a person a bit of despair about their situation. So, I didn’t find Grace annoying because frankly I would have felt the same sense of overwhelming frustration.
I loved seeing the brotherhood between Theo, Otto, and Hugh and their K9 companions. They are a great team and have an odd twist of a bromance. They kind of mother hen each other and its a little adorable. While I enjoyed book 1, I liked On the Chase much more! There was a lot of action and danger which kept me flipping pages, and Grace and Hugh were adorable!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: damsel in distress, police, secret identity
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- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
…then you will probably like On the Chase!