viernes, 15 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit 2)

 +Digital copy gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9, #2)


Katie Ruggle

416 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN:1492643076 (ISBN13: 9781492643074)
Edition Language:English
Series:Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #2

BLURB: 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)

My rating: 2.8 running stars

My bookshelves: netgalley, w_police-detective, contemporary-fiction,  romance, insta-lust-or-luv, accion

I do not read the previous book, but the plot is understood without any problem.

Kaylee has her dream life in California, great job, nice home, good clothes, and maybe a dream boyfriend , but then her dream come crushing down with awful reality when she sees something horrible in a party and feel that is more safe to flee frightened for her life.

I really wanted to like this book, that is, a hot cop that works with dogs, and a girl who runs away who ends up working in a kennel? Pasapacá. But the story differs somewhat from that. Unlike other readers, I would have complained a great deal more -internally- in case I had to leave behind all that had been achieved with so much effort in a matter that was not my fault. (And in my case, I would have even regretted having helped those strangers, in fact. Although the latter really were lip service.) So, I like Grace. Yes, she is not a wall flower, and acts when it count.

However, I hate those 'it's-all-my-fault' that all romantic heroines seems to cherish. Ug, no it's not. Like Jules said:
/SPOILER---->From the way her mouth turned down, Jules didn’t like Theo’s statement, either. “So it’s not okay for Grace to be around us, but it’s okay for Hugh to be around her when he has that big target painted on his butt?”
Go, Jules.

Well, biggest problem? I hate the behaviour of the MC - Hugh Murdoch. Officer, it is not okay to enter a closed property inhabited using a picklock, especially when the motivation is to scrutinize the things of an unknown woman. As well as it is not acceptable the use a picklock up to enter the women's restroom of a restaurant just to talk to that same woman. No, just, no. That is stalker behaviour.

Other thing that bother me: Hugh was shot in the leg during events before Grace's arrival in town, so he is on medical leave. It can not support him well, nor run, nor bend down. And what does he do? He keeps exposing himself again and again to danger knowing that he is not physically fit to do so. And not only that, but also leads the woman who he knows that she is fearful of something to potentially dangerous situations. He's an adrenaline junkie.

The man was good at getting his way, and his way seemed to lead to trouble a lot.
(Hugh:)“It’s an excellent plan, and we’re missing all the action.”
“Missing action, when we’re talking about action involving a dangerous, drug-toting motorcycle gang, is actually a good thing.”

I can't believe in that abscence of logic. Ok-Ok. I'll admit it - I'm one of those that yell to the tv for dumb decisions of fictional characters. Sue me.

And later /SPOILER---->>with the bomb in the abduction. When Jules said:
Even Hugh didn’t expect a bomb, and he’s a cop. It was just a crazy thing, and everyone — almost everyone — is okay.”

Excuse me. Was not there a bomb that made the restaurant disappear in the previous book, and I know from conversations in this story? And then did not Hugh's truck explode and was just saved by Lexi? How come nobody thought of looking for explosives? Oo

Another thing that bothers me in the book is the lack of leadership that has the dog in this story. After all, it is a story with a title K9 with a trained dog to detect drugs. And when his canine companion is injured, there is no mention of harassment of the veterinarian, or treatments or checking how the wound is healing, to see about the poor dog's mentality ... nothing. Maybe if the Hugh POV prevail would be work more, I don't know.

And about the heroine working in a kennel... some mention of cleaning poo and using the hose -and still smelling like roses or whatever- that not count in my book. Nope.

I did not like the fact that the female FBI agent /SPOILER--->was not able to enter the mall bathroom when she knows there are problems. How she will not be able to tear down the door or something! What? no one has seen Gracielu, er, I mean the special agent Miss Congeniality in action? :P But, srly? : roll eyes:<----SPOILER/ But Grace can really take care of herself.

To all this, the question remains: What happened to the guys in the basement?

Aaand, in another much different note - I like Otto.

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