“Vivid and charming.”—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
George is a mystery. Tall. Dark. Intense.
And she'll need him by her side if she wants to survive.
George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He's the best survival expert Search & Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There's just one problem—Ellie's everything George isn't. She's a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.
Ellie's determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey…
In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...
“Gripping suspense, unique heroines, sexy heroes.” —CHRISTINE FEEHAN, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Search and Rescue Series:
On His Watch (FREE novella)
Hold Your Breath (Book 1)
Fan the Flames (Book 2)
Gone too Deep (Book 3)
In Safe Hands (Book 4)
After the End (FREE novella)
What People Are Saying About Katie Ruggle's Romantic Suspense:
“I love Ruggle’s characters. They’re sharply drawn, and vividly alive. I’m happy when they find each other. These are wonderful escapist books.”—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"Sexy and suspenseful, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author for Hold Your Breath
"Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice."—D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue Series for Hold Your Breath
Ruggle's search-and-rescue romantic suspense series sags with this slow-moving third installment (after Hold Your Breath and Fan the Flames). City slicker Ellie Price comes to the Rocky Mountains to locate her father after he phones to say he fears for his life. She's skeptical about the threat, given her father's history of delusions, but she hopes to help him get the medical treatment he needs. When she arrives, he's nowhere to be found, so she begs for assistance from the local search-and-rescue team's most accomplished wilderness guide. George Holloway is a monosyllabic, hulking character without much appeal; however, when killers begin pursuing Ellie, she finds his competence very attractive. Plunged into a small Colorado town full of violent meth dealers and thwarted rapists, Ellie finds an inner strength that helps her handle all challenges. The mystery of the headless corpse from the previous books is still unsolved, but introducing George to his first kiss and much more keeps Ellie busy and will distract readers from an uneven plot.