Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

Book Description

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 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.

AVAILABLE: April 5, 2016

Search and Rescue 
On His Watch (Book .5)
Hold Your Breath (Book 1)
Fan The Flames (Book 2) *Available June 7, 2016
Gone Too Deep (Book 3) *Available August 2, 2016
In Safe Hands (Book 4) * Available October 4, 2016

Louise "Lou" Sparks is new to the Rockies having moved from the east coast about seven months prior to escape her controlling parents and start a life that is her own.  She spends her days working as a barista and on the Field County Ice Rescue Team whenever an emergency emerges.  During a routine ice training exercise, Lou ends up discovering a headless body in the frozen water.  Lou gets pretty freaked out and becomes determined to discover the who's, what's, where's, when's, and why's behind the dead man.

Callum Cook is Lou's boss with the Ice Rescue Team.  He is gruff, intense and pretty much no-nonsense.  Basically the EXACT opposite of Lou's personality.  Maybe that is why he seems so drawn to her.  Lou seems to attract trouble where ever she goes.  First she discovers a headless body and soon after her tires are getting slashed in a parking lot.  She needs a keeper and Callum seems to volunteer himself for the job.

The reason that this book is only getting a 3 rating from me is that I found the romance portion of this book to be a little lacking.  It just seemed to happen in one conversation between Callum and Lou.  Maybe it was part of Callum's stoic personality, but I wish there was more warmth between him and Lou.

Rating: 3 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**


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