Author: Katie Ruggle
Series: Search and Rescue (Book 3)
Publication: Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 2, 2016)
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...
George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He's the best survival expert Search and 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.
With a killer on the loose, he may have no choice.
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...
My Thoughts: Ellie Price gets an unexpected phone call from her mentally ill father and rushes to Simpson, Colorado, to find him. She finds herself deep in a mystery that started with a headless, handless body in a reservoir and hasn't come to resolution yet.
She hires George Holloway to hike with her to a cabin where she believes her father is hiding out. George is the strong, silent type with emphasis on the silent. He very seldom talks and is something of a mystery to the other members of the Search and Rescue Squad.
Their hike isn't an easy one. They are dealing with winter weather including a snow storm, an avalanche, and some murderous meth dealers who also want to track down Ellie's father. Along the way, they fall in love but a Chicago girl and a man content to live quietly in the mountains have lots of obstacles to overcome. Did I mention the meth dealers?
This was an engaging romantic suspense title with a particularly sweet romance. This is the third novel in this series and we are beginning to have enough pieces to figure out who killed the man in the reservoir.
The last few paragraphs were real shockers. I can't wait to read IN SAFE HANDS to get the final pieces of the mystery part of this series.
When it was quiet, drowsiness quickly overcame her. Her last thought before she slept was not of bears or avalanches or even her father. It was that tiny glimpse of George's bare stomach as he sweetly warmed her alcohol wipes.I received this one from NetGalley for review. You can buy your copy here.
She was flushed but smiling as she fell asleep.