Fan the Flames Audiobook by Katie Ruggle (REVIEW)

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Review of: Fan the Flames Audiobook
Katie Ruggle

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On February 22, 2017
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Fan the Flames Audiobook

By: Katie Ruggle

Narrated by: Rachel Dulude

Published by: Tantor Media 01/10/2017

Fan the Flames Audiobook by Katie Ruggle

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Search and Rescue #2

11 hrs and 25 mins

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Fan the Flames Audiobook Sample

Fan the Flames Audiobook

4 Hearts

This is the second book in the Search & Rescue series. This time, we are following Ian (who we met in book one). He’s a firefighter. He’s also a member of the local motorcycle club. There are many that feel that he’s very dangerous because of his affiliation with the club. He grew up in the club. He considers them family, even if he doesn’t agree with everything.

Rory is a local gun store owner. She was raised a lot different than most. Her parents were essentially preppers. They lived in a bunker. They made their own clothes and grew most of their own food. Rory was home schooled and taught to be wary of people.

It doesn’t take long to figure out that Rory is more of people person than her parents would’ve liked. While she is still wary, she is very kind to everyone who comes to her shop. She is able to have conversations. She’s had a crush on Ian since she was twelve years old.

The romance in this book is very slow building. With someone like Rory who has never gone on a data before. She doesn’t really know how to have a relationship of any kind outside talking about guns in her shop. Ian is very patient with her and tells her often that she was the one who would set the pace.

The mystery behind the headless dead guy is still going on. There wasn’t much progress on this front. There is another mystery to be solved. Someone has been messing around outside of Rory’s shop. It escalates quite a bit before the end of the story. There is also a story around Ian and his membership in the Riders. And also Ian’s step-father who is in severe depression after the death of his wife. Poor Ian can’t mourn the lost of his mother because he’s trying so hard to help his step-father.

Lou and Callum are still around in this story. Lou really becomes Rory’s friend, which is something that Rory isn’t used to. There were several great secondary characters from the fire crew. I also love the small town feel as everyone is investigating Rory and Ian’s relationship. Overall, I enjoyed this story as much as the first one. I’m very interested in seeing what happens in the next book.

Fan the Flames Narration

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Again, I thought the narration of this story was really well done. I like how Rachel Dulude did all the voices in this series. I love how she brings out the snark in this series. If you haven’t tried her, I suggest checking her out.

Author: Katie RuggleAuthor: Katie Ruggle

A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (not while riding, although that would be awesome), cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.

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Narrator: Rachel DuludeNarrator Rachel Dulude

Rachel Dulude is an actor and book narrator based in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been recording audiobooks since 2012 in genres ranging from young adult to adult thrillers. As an actor, she has performed with the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence and the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Rachel has also worked as a costume technician at the Trinity Repertory Company since 2006.


I like to thanks Tantor Media for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Great review it looks like something I would like thanks Melanie

  2. The romance sounds nice but what is up with not solving the mystery of the headless dead guy? Inquiring minds want to know!

  3. Nice review. I see this author’s name everywhere. I’ll have to try her books at some point! The TBR is ever-growing!

  4. Rory’s great. I loved her and Ian together. And that ending, gah. I’m glad you’re listening when all of them are already out. Yes, HDG mystery gets more press in the next book.

  5. This is why I <3 you!!! I really don't enjoy Romantic Suspense normally and yet you're making me want to read it lmao So THANK YOU!

  6. This is a great series!

  7. oh firefighter and biker? I chose it all! I would be curious just for that lol

    • It was reviews for this book that peaked my interest in this series. Then I saw the audios come up for review, so I started with book one. You can’t go wrong with a firefighter that is also a biker. 🙂
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  8. Gah! I need to get to listening to this series, Melanie. (I have it for review) This one sounds really interesting though with Ian having grown up around lots of people (or I assume since he grew up in the MC) and Rory having grown up around no one. I’m sure that makes for an interesting relationship. 😉 And you have me curious about the mystery – well, both really. I wonder if the headless guy will be an overarcing plotline? Anyway, great review. I can’t wait to listen! 🙂

  9. Kind of interesting that even though these change POVs from book to book, the actual mysteries are resolved after each one. I don’t know how I would feel about that but you make it sound like it somehow works which is a good thing.
    Glad you enjoyed this so much!

    • I’ve read one other series like this. Shiloh Walker has a trilogy that is a murder mystery that covers three novels, each with a different romance. I really loved it. I think it might have been my first Romantic Suspense series.
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  10. I’ve got this one on my TBR. Love the cover. Yummy. Thank’s for the review!

  11. So Rory is interesting. We’re there a few awkward cringe-worthy scenes? I do love those… that said, I hope she’s not a virgin! Lol

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