Thursday, October 18, 2018

Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle ~ Review

Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit. They've been through too much to open their arms to a stranger―and as mysterious fires begin raging across Monroe, she can't convince them to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.

Wesley March, local fire spotter, knows Kit is right, and he's willing to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process.
This time, it's personal.

Let me start by saying this story is heavy on the suspense and very light on the romance.  That kind of disappointed me.  I think if you knew what you were getting, it wouldn't.

This is great story of a strong female cop and her determination to do what's right by a community that's already hurting.  She's new in the area and had to leave her old k-9 team under less than ideal circumstances.  She trusts her dog and she follows the evidence.  That evidence is pointing towards someone that everyone else has already dismissed has weak and helpless.  But Kit knows what's she doing.

I think what I enjoyed most about her was her belief in herself and her strong determination to do what's right no matter the repercussions.  I don't know the other members of the team.  This is my first book in this series.  So I wasn't sure if I should trust them or not. That added to the suspense for me.

As for Wesley, I really liked him.  I wish he had more of a presence in the story.  There wasn't really romance between them so much as a relationship that just was.  I didn't completely get him.  I wonder if I would have understood him better if I'd read more of the books but I doubt it.  I just don't think the romance was the focus of this one.

While this book is well written and a good read, it's not what I was expecting.  It deserves the 4 stars I gave it but it's not my normal read at all.  

If you prefer the romance to be at least half of the focus of the book, then maybe pass on this one. 


1 comment:

  1. I loved this series. I listened to the audibles and now I want to read them too.