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Hold Your Breath

Book 1, Search and Rescue

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“Vivid and charming.”—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

Lou is a hurricane.
A walking disaster.
And with her, Callum'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 her 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 deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who'll stop at nothing to silence Lou—and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue brotherhood can keep her safe forever. 
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… 
Search and Rescue series:
On His Watch (FREE novella)
Hold Your Breath (Book 1)
Fan the Flames (Book 2)
Gone Too Deep (Book 3)
In Safe Hands (Book 4)
What People Are Saying:
“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 of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"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

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 22, 2016 – 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.

Customer Reviews

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!!

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Hold Your Breath
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Suspense
  • Published: Apr 05, 2016
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Seller: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Search and Rescue
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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