Series: Search and Rescue #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Narrator: Rachel Dulude
Reading Challenges: 2017 Audiobook Challenge, 2017 New To Me Challenge
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...
After enjoying Run to Ground quite a bit, I decided to look into Katie Ruggle’s other books. Gone Too Deep is the third book in Ruggle’s Search and Rescue series, but I adore reading romance series out of order, and this one had the most appealing blurb. Obviously I went into this book expecting to enjoy it. However, I was totally blown away by Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle.
Ellie Price’s father has a long history of mental illness. So when he calls Ellie after years of no contact, and he’s clearly upset and scared, Ellie is determined to help him. But he’s hiding out somewhere in the Colorado Rockies, and Ellie needs a guide. So she begs George Holloway to help her. George is one quiet soul, who loves his solitude. He barely even speaks, but eventually agrees to help Ellie. And, of course, during their journey in the Rockies, they start to fall for each other. But they meet some danger along the way, too.
Ellie Price was absolutely adorable and so easy to love. It isn’t an easy decision to go help her father, especially without her mother’s support. But Ellie couldn’t not help her father, who has suffered from mental illness nearly her whole life. And although she has no experience in such harsh terrain, she does what she needs to.
But as wonderful as Ellie is, nothing compares to the amazingness that is George Holloway. Even if you aren’t a romantic suspense fan, you should read this book solely to meet George. He’s super quiet, and is quite content with his quiet life on the outskirts of a small town. He’s strong, extremely competent surviving the harsh elements of the Rockies and gorgeous. But he’s also can be quite bashful, especially around Ellie, when he isn’t guiding her in the mountains.
George with Ellie just melted my heart. He starts off barely saying a word to her, but Ellie is able to figure out what he wants. But as they trek through the mountains, they start to bond, and I just fell so in love. Thank goodness I loved Ellie so much, because George deserves only the very best. I seriously cannot tell you all how absolutely wonderful George is. He would do anything for Ellie, he just wants her happy and safe. He would even give up his solitude and move to the city for her, which is not an easy thing for quiet George Holloway. Luckily, Ellie would never ask that of George.
The suspense was super action-packed with lots of guns and danger. There were a few action scenes that I thought were a little long, but the was probably because I just wanted more quiet time with the amazing George. And I did love seeing the residents of Simpson, especially adorable Lou with all her questions. Rachel Dulude, the narrator, was excellent, and reminded me a lot of Amanda Ronconi.
Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle was amazing. It has a wonderful, lovable and strong heroine, lots of action, and wonderful character development. Best of all, it has George, definitely one of the best heroes I’ve come across. Gone Too Deep is not to be missed.
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