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Katie Ruggle | Five of My Favorite (Not So Typical) Heroic Traits

GIVEAWAY: win your own hero!


  1. He doesn't always have to be the hero. I love when the hero's there to help when he's needed, but he also knows when to step back and trust that his love can handle the situation. It's great getting rescued and all, but sometimes it's more fun to be the one to rescue him.
  2. He's shy. Confidence is hot, sure, but I have a soft spot for a rough and tough guy who gets a bit tongue-tied in the presence of his crush, especially if…
  3. He's also secretly hilarious. If he makes me laugh, he'll steal my heart.
  4. He's really good at horseback riding. Whether he's a cowboy or a Mountie, there's just something about a man who knows what he's doing on a horse. The tight pants don't hurt, either.
  5. He loves animals. I mean, puppies and hot guys? Yes. Grumpy cats and hot guys? Yes. Rescued baby goats and hot guys? Yes. The combination of fuzzy animals and hot guys works every time. When someone steps in to help an animal in need (even if it's just in need of snuggles), there's really nothing more heroic (or more adorable) than that.


Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3

the Night

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.

Romance Military | Romance Suspense [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: February 6, 2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492643104 / eISBN: 9781492643111]

About Katie Ruggle

Katie Ruggle

When she's not writing, Katie Ruggle rides horses, shoots guns, and travels to warm places where she can SCUBA dive. Graduating from the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. While she still misses her off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains, she now lives in Rochester, Minnesota near her family.

Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue | Rocky Mountain K9 Unit



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17 comments posted.

Re: Katie Ruggle | Five of My Favorite (Not So Typical) Heroic Traits

To be observant... :)
(Colleen Conklin 9:55pm February 9)

Something I learned from a romance hero is, that you you
don't always have to be this big macho type of guy. You can
bebe gentle, caring and quiet. The strong quiet types are
much more romantic to me.
(Llnda Farabaugh 8:22am February 10)

I have learned that anyone can be a hero. You don't have to be the smartest or the strongest, just have courage and compassion.
(Cheryl Castings 11:01am February 10)

Love the series and this list. I concur!
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:28pm February 10)

trust your gut
(Emily Stemp 7:28pm February 10)

Hmmm...something that I have learned from a romance hero?
That grand displays of love are exciting, but it is all of
the little things that the hero does to show his affection
that make a gal feel loved.
(G. Bisbjerg 9:20pm February 10)

Canadian can read too. why only usa???
(Emily Stemp 3:08pm February 11)

I learned that it's important to stay true to yourself
(Racquelle Robinson 3:08pm February 11)

A hero doesn't have to be macho ... he can step back, sit on the hood of his truck and applaud his girl kicking-backside!
(Annetta Sweetko 7:14pm February 11)

Love will always find a way.
(Julie McDonough 8:11pm February 11)

Actually, it's what I've learned from reading the romance
genre in general. The heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Also, the hero shows up in unexpected places! 😉
(Cynthia Netherton 9:52pm February 11)

You need to speak up and say what you're feeling. It will get you everywhere!
(Nancy Reynolds 9:19am February 12)

Romance heroes have changed over the last 40+ years I've
been reading romances. They don't have to be rich and
overbearing. Humor and friendship are important.
(Melanie Rosen 5:32am February 13)

I learned that they have feelings too.
(Jackie Wisherd 11:16pm February 13)

There is no one type of person, but it's his actions that make a hero.
(Anna Speed 12:26pm February 14)

You can be strong and gentle at the same time. And it's ok
to cry, even if you're a big, macho man!
(Sandy Haber 4:13pm February 14)

You have to listen. Love this series. Always been on my tbr list
(Laura Gullickson 9:48pm February 14)

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