Review of Gone Too Deep (Search and Rescue #3) by Katie Ruggle

Gone Too Deep

Sassy and Determined Meets Sexy and Speechless

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 448 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

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…

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Ellie doesn’t want to be traipsing through the snow covered wilderness, but she just can’t bear not knowing where her father is or how he’s doing. What she doesn’t expect is to discover his name is on a murder board, the one who has the board to be so friendly, or the only man who can help her find him doesn’t talk. She’s definitely not in Kansas anymore.

“He grunted, and Ellie chose to interpret that as “Good morning, Ellie. Isn’t it a lovely day?””

George is tall, handsome, and practically mute. He doesn’t speak. Not unless absolutely necessary, which isn’t often. It makes the first half of the book a little awkward. Ellie basically learns to translate his shrugs and grunts into actual responses. It’s a mixture of adorably funny and annoying. But once she does start speaking…whoa nelly!

Gone Too Deep is a heartwarming and blood thumping journey through a winter wonderland filled with dangerous wildlife, avalanches, and gun toting bad guys. Thank goodness for warm sleeping bags and even warmer company.

The first half of the book seemed slow, but steady, and I think that’s basically because of how quiet Georges was. It didn’t take away from the greatness of the storyline, then again it didn’t add to it either. Overall, it was a good book. It had just enough suspense to keep me engulfed in the ‘who done it’ and just enough romance to make it sweet.

For everyone who has read the previous Search and Rescue books…the end tells us who has been setting all those fires, and I’ll be damned I was right all along. Hopefully the next book with put an end to the pyro traitor.

My Favorite Moments: I love the way things just sort of pop out of Ellie’s mouth, especially when they’re directed at George.

“Cherry flavor?”

“Freezes at a lower temperature than plain water,” George explained, closing the top of the last refilled bottle.

“You know what freezes at a really low temperature?” When he raised a brow, she grinned. “Vodka. Plus, that would make us feel warm – well, until we froze to death in a drunken haze – and it would make my blister stops hurting.”

Jenn 4 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

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