All it takes to start the adventure of a lifetime is the discovery of one headless dead guy. Then, before you know it, you've gone from new girl to it girl with a determined gang of amateur sleuths made up of:
•the ice-cold hot guy (icy hot guy? Sure, we'll go with that) who just so happens to be your sorta-boss
•the childhood best friends who woulda coulda never quite got their act together
•the strong-but-silent (seriously, does he ever talk?) wilderness guide and his city girl opposite in every way
• the guy next door and the girl who is a mystery all her own
Gather your gang and hold your breath—the romantic mystery of a lifetime is about to begin.
Lou's new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her oh-so-controlling ex, and she's determined to make it on her own terms…no matter how tempting new ice dive captain Callum Cook may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a game of cat and mouse with a killer who'll stop at nothing to silence Lou—and prove that not even her faithful Search and Rescue brotherhood can keep her safe forever.
Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. Perfect chaos in every way. And with her, Callum's never felt more alive…even if keeping her safe may just kill him.
What People Are Saying about Katie Ruggle:
"I love Ruggle's characters. They're sharply drawn, and vividly alive. These are wonderful escapist books."—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Gripping suspense, unique heroines, sexy heroes."—CHRISTINE FEEHAN, #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
"Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice."—D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue Series
Ruggle's energetic first Search and Rescue romance introduces an ice-rescue dive team in the Rocky Mountains. Louise "Lou" Sparks escaped her calculating fianc and controlling mother back east and eagerly joined the SAR crew near her new home in Colorado. Lou is ditzy and inexperienced but enthusiastic about her new responsibilities, even when she discovers a dead body on a routine jump into a frozen reservoir. Determined to solve the mystery of this corpse before the police do, Lou is suddenly dogged by a stalker, triggering the protective impulses of her stern team captain, Callum Cook. He offers to help with the investigation. Their developing romance is punctuated by threats from a killer. Puppy-like Lou manages to soften dour Callum, and she rises to the occasion when her newly acquired rescue skills are all that stand between Callum and death. The characters are not very well developed, but romantic suspense fans will enjoy the unusual setting, and Ruggle's ice-rescue certification adds an element of authenticity to the rescue descriptions.
Romance, Suspense with a Kick-A** woman with a wonderful HEA!!
What a great story!!! I read the novella "One His Watch" for some of the background, but "Hold Your Breath" was such a well rounded filled out story full of suspense, drama, and quiet romance. I especially enjoy a great suspenseful romance as long as it has a great flow to the story and this one definitely had it. Callum had such a quiet commanding presence and Lou was noisy, dedicated and so much fun. It seemed that nothing got her down. She never gave up, just picked herself up and just kept moving forward. Callum was quietly by her side supporting her. On the search and rescue for the dive teams, there was just enough information without getting too detailed and detracting from the story, but just giving us enough to enhance what we were reading about. "Hold Your Breath" is a real winner for Katie Ruggle and I highly recommend it. I would like to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks for gifting me with an ARC and only asking for an honest review. 4.5 Stars!!
It’s HIPAA*** not HIPA