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.

Titles in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series include:  Run To Ground On The Chase – Survive The Night – 

Title:  On The Chase
Series:  Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #2
Author:  Katie Ruggle
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  September 4, 2017
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

On The Chase is a suspenseful, slow burning romance with main characters who would be charming and sexy one moment, and whiny and annoying the next.  Kind of like real live people often are.   They each have reasons for the annoying and whiny parts though as you’ll soon learn in their story.  To be fair, it’s often easy to mistake whining in one’s head dialogue for simply trying to grasp the reality of a situation that is basically unbelievable to the logical part of our brains.  That was my chosen way of seeing Grace aka Kaylee.  She saw something she wasn’t supposed to see, she’d been attacked, escaped and now is living in fear of being found with a new name, new  life and simply scared at every turn.  When you look at Grace that way, it’s easier to be forgiving of her attitude at times.

Hugh knows Grace is lying her sweet butt off on just about everything she says.  It’s obvious that she’s either in trouble or bringing trouble to their doorstep.  He might be on desk duty right now, but his brain still works just fine.  He’ll get to the bottom of the mystery that is Grace – and if he’s attracted to her as well, bonus points to find out she’s not going to bring harm to anyone he cares about.

One gunshot will change everything.  And what they believe is obvious might just be the death of them if they don’t look at all possibilities.

I enjoyed On The Chase.  It’s full of snark, charm, danger and questions.  Plus it’s always enjoyable to run into people we know from other books or series once again.  Hugh and Grace spend a lot of time denying their attraction.  Because of that avoidance the teasing, snarky comments and pokes are flying fast and furiously.  Once I got a handle on why Grace acted as she did I enjoyed her character.  Hugh was a charming man if a bit nosy and overbearing at times.

Overall I got caught up in this story and if you enjoy Romantic Suspense then I believe you would enjoy this one too.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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