Audiobook Review: Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3) by Katie Ruggle (Narrator: Callie Beaulieu)

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Survive the Night Book Cover Survive the Night
Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3
Katie Ruggle (Narrator: Callie Beaulieu)
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
Tantor Audio
April 3rd 2018
11 hours and 1 minute


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.


Survive the Night is book three in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit by Katie Ruggle. We are treated to an intense, scary, and adrenaline rush romance. 

Officer Otto Gunnerson works to keep his small town safe and he has away with helping rehabilitate abused animals. When he sets his eyes on Sarah he sees something that makes him jump into protection mode. 

Sarah has always been under someone else’s control and the years of abuse have taken their toll. When a chances come to escape, she risks it all to have a small slice of freedom. She’s skittish, shy and has had no experience interaction with people on her own. When she meets Otto she feels safe and like she might have a chance at life and love. 

Otto and Sarah are perfect for each other. They are a couple that fights with everything they have. The plot is packed with twists and turns, secrets, betrayal, action-packed and adrenaline rush moments and lots of explosions. We are treated to the previous couples and kids helping and working together to support this couple and protect the town. 

Now, their where two things that I noticed that didn’t work for me. 

  • First, how does her brother Aaron and Logan, the man her brother wants her to marry, find Sarah and show up on her safe house doorstep? This never got answered or I missed it. I thought she was hidden and safe. 
  • Second, when things started exploded and she’s escaping Otto’s house, instead of escaping and staying hidden she cheeks on the animals in the barn. This was a stupid move to me. She should be worried about herself first. And, so what happens is she traps herself in the barn and makes herself an easy target. This whole scene frustrated me. 

Narration: I’ve been adoring Callie Beaulieu and her narration of the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit. She brings out the characters and their personalities. Each one introduced is unique and distinctive. The story flows nicely and all the exciting and shocking moments come to life and I end up feeling like I’m right there with the character. 

Survive the Night is a killer suspenseful read. The ending packs a punch and the epilogue gives you a shock and leaves you wanting to know what now. The romance is sweet and enduring. If you like a suspenseful romance and small town setting this series is for you. I highly recommend the audio edition. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3) by Katie Ruggle (Narrator: Callie Beaulieu)

  1. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • You are welcome!

  2. Sounds like an action-packed read!

    • It is! Thank’s for stopping in.

  3. I really enjoyed this one, too.

    • It’s my favorite in the series. Thank’s for visiting, Jana!

  4. Awesome review Angela!!! Shared on my socials!???

    • Thank you for visiting and sharing!