Series: Search and Rescue #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Fan the Flames, Gone Too Deep, In Safe Hands
Also by this author: Fan the Flames, Gone Too Deep, In Safe Hands, Run to Ground, On the Chase, Survive the Night, Through the Fire, Rocky Mountain Christmas Cowboy
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...
As the captain of Field County's ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise "Lou" Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he's never felt more alive...even if keeping her safe may just kill him.
Lou's new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she's determined to make it on her own terms...no matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou-and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever.
Hold Your Breath
I will admit this book sat on my Kindle for a while. I wasn’t really sure I would be able to get into it. Then a few blogger friends started mentioning really enjoying it and I trust these people so I was more optimistic about giving Hold Your Breath a go!
Lou is an interesting character-you know something was up with her life back in Connecticut to make her leave it all and live in the middle of nowhere. She joins the rescue dive team (which introduces her to a plethora of hotties who will be the heroes of future books in the series) and on a training dive finds a dead body. Now, she then does what I always question heroines in books doing…she decides that she can figure out the mystery better than the cops. Why do people think that?!? I could understand it if she felt the cops weren’t even trying or if they felt it wasn’t important, but thats not whats happening. She just wants to figure it out and ropes her boss, Callum into helping.
The stalker aspect brought the real tension to the book. Learning more about Lou was really interesting-she was a totally different person back in Connecticut and that change in her was shocking! I thought Lou and Callum were great characters but it would have been better to get more background and depth on Callum. Overall, I thought the book was pretty predictable but I still really enjoyed it and I think others will as well! I am looking forward to diving into Ian’s book next!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: No
- Trope: Mortal Peril,
- Triggers: none
- Cliffhanger: ish….
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes for Callum and Lou « Hide Spoiler
Susan Stoker, Paige Tyler, Kaylea Cross…then you will probably like Hold Your Breath!
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.