"Vivid and charming."—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
HE’S THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
In the heart of the Rockies
One white Christmas can change everything.
When firefighter and single dad Steve Springfield moved his four kids to a Colorado Christmas tree ranch, he intended for it to be a safe haven. But he never expected danger to follow them to his childhood home…
Or that he would come face-to-face with the one girl he could never forget.
Folk artist Camille Brandt lives a quiet life. As the town’s resident eccentric, she’s used to being lonely—until Steve freaking Springfield changes everything. Brave and kind, he’s always had a piece of her heart, and it doesn’t take long before she’s in danger of falling for him again. But as mysterious fires break out across the sleepy Colorado town, Steve and Camille will have to fight if they want their happy family to survive until Christmas...
“Gripping suspense, unique heroines, sexy heroes.”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Also by Katie Ruggle:
On His Watch (Search & Rescue Series, FREE Novella)
Hold Your Breath (Search & Rescue Series, Book 1)
Run to Ground (K-9 Unit Series, Book 1)
What People Are Saying About Katie Ruggle:
"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
"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
In Ruggle's sappy contemporary romantic thriller (after Through the Fire), set in a chilly Rocky Mountain December, a lonely outsider finds the spirit of the holidays on a Christmas tree ranch. Camille Brandt has always been a misfit but has made a productive life for herself in small Borne, Colo., as a folk artist. When her high school crush, firefighter Steve Springfield, returns to his brothers' Christmas tree ranch as a widower with four children, Camille is drawn into the carefree and affectionate family life she has always yearned for. Steve is an endearing single father whose love for his children does not prevent him from being a sexy romantic interest. Shy Camille becomes even more awkward when she realizes the handsome cowboy is romantically interested in her. To complicate matters, as she begins to relax and reciprocate his attention, she becomes the target of a mysterious campaign of threats. The lackluster suspense plot mars this holiday romance, and there is much less derring-do than in Ruggle's K9 and search and rescue series, but she still includes enough warmth and affection to satisfy her fans.