BOOK REVIEW: SURVIVE THE NIGHT by KATIE RUGGLE @KatieRuggle #Romance #Suspense

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 2018 new release challenge, 3.5 stars, eArc, Katie Ruggle, Netgalley, Review, Romantic Suspense, Sourcebook Casablanca / 17 Comments

Title: Survive the Night
Author: Katie Ruggle 
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense 
Published: 6 February 2018
Pages: 416
Format: eARC 
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Buy :  Amazon


I have followed the Rocky Mountain K9 series from the start and was eager to read Otto’s story.

This installment differed from the first two as the focus was on the action and suspense arc while less attention was given to character development.

Survive the Night tells the story of Alice/Sarah who is a victim of abuse at the hands of her brother. She was a prisoner in her own home and was not allowed any social interaction with her peers. She longed for the day when she could escape. That day was closer than she thought. Her opportunity for escape came from an unlikely source. Here was a chance for freedom and a life without fear. This opportunity opened new doors for her. She made new friends and for the first time in her life; she knew what it meant to be in love. However, the thing she thought she had escaped would threaten her newfound happiness. Will she stand and fight for her happiness or will give up and accept what she believes is her fate to save those she loves.

The first ten percent of the story was heart pounding. There was a slight break in the action and suspense as the author focused on the developing relationship between Otto and Sarah.  The action picked up again and what a ride it took me on. I have to admit though there were parts I found exaggerated.  The scenes rivalled those one would expect to see in a movie.

I enjoyed spending time with the characters. It was pleasure catching up with those from the previous books. Otto and Sarah were delightful together.  Otto was such a sweetheart. A lover of animals, kindhearted, gentle but can be a beast when those he loved are threatened. He was just the person Sarah needed in her corner.

I admired Sarah immensely. Despite her fears, her determination conquered. A taste freedom was enough to get her putting on her armour, push part her fears and claim the life she so desired.

As stated earlier less attention was given to character development, which was disappointing. I hoped to learn more about Otto.   The information provided was minimal at best and it left me wanting to learn more.

The ending gives readers a brief view of what to expect in the next installment.  I cannot wait to see what next Ms. Ruggle offers in regards to this series.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Fans of romantic suspense featuring a sweet romance, a sexy heart throb and intense action will enjoy Survive the Night

He’s always been a haven:
For the lost. The sick. The injured.
But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he’ll do more than heal her battered spirit—he’ll defend her with his life.
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.

It’s time to take a stand

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17 responses to “BOOK REVIEW: SURVIVE THE NIGHT by KATIE RUGGLE @KatieRuggle #Romance #Suspense

  1. I adored Otto and his rescue animals in this one, but yes, it sure did crazy with the action. You’re right. It felt like an action movie at times.

  2. kindlemom1

    I do need to try this author, her books always look fun. Glad you liked this even if maybe it wasn’t a favorite.

  3. I know exactly what you mean about this one and character development. I love Katie Ruggle. The main reason is she has these well developed quirky characters in her romantic suspense novels, but the action is still super important. This one was lacking a bit in the character bits. I also think it could have used some more time spent with the romance between Otto and Sarah. Still, I liked it. But Gone Too Deep from her other series is still my favorite. Although I loved On the Chase a lot from this series.