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Pre-Release Review! GONE TOO DEEP by Katie Ruggle (Search & Rescue #3)

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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…



This book pushed buttons I didn’t even know I had.

Me usually: Beard? No thank you. Grunts instead of talking? Makes me crazy. Virgin hero over the age of 21? Puh-lease.

Me, with George: OMG, YES!

Gone Too Deep is an excellent example of opposites attracting, and a darn good mystery/suspense story to boot. Iloved Ellie and George! When she started interpreting his grunts into complete sentences in her head? Just. Too. Funny. We only see things from his POV a very few times–but boy, do those times pack a punch. Every single one made me smile (at least at some point, because a few of them were at some really intense parts of the book). Since he’s essentially non-communicative anyway, having the majority of the book from Ellie’s POV (with a few other exceptions) really worked.

And OMG. Ellie and George. Did I mention that I love them? They must show up again in future books set in the world–and not just because part of Ellie’s problem remains unresolved at the end of this one. I gotta have me more Ellie and George time. Lots of it 🙂

I gotta say, though, reading about their trek through the woods made me appreciate indoor plumbing more than ever. And I am a huge fan of indoor plumbing–ask anyone. Huge.

Now I’ve got to go read the rest of this series to catch up and be ready for Chris’s book. ( In Safe Hands ) The poor guy needs to redeem himself for the major fail he had in this one–I’m pretty sure it wasn’t all his fault (and can I just say, I knew the guy who ends up being a bad guy wasn’t on the up-and-up! I am totally going to be looking for clues in books .5 through 2 now!) but still, I’m sure he’s feeling pretty bad about it…

And not just because he’s not GEORGE. 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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