Title: On His Watch
Author: Katie Ruggle
Series: Search and Rescue #0.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
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…
Ice rescue diver Derek Warner never meant to be a hero. But when two little girls go missing, he’s the first in line to bring them home-even if that means scouring the wilderness with the woman he once loved and lost, Artemis Rey.
Artemis has never stopped wanting Derek. Now, racing to find the girls before it’s too late, minutes turn to hours. Night falls. Old flames rekindle. And a danger grows in the darkest wilderness that may be more than even the Search and Rescue brotherhood can hope to face…
On His Watch is the pulse-pounding prequel to the riveting Search & Rescue series by Katie Ruggle.
Source: Free Amazon download
This novella has a big job to do. Not only is it setting everything up for the new Search and Rescue series, but it also has a second chance romance, an ice rescue and a search for two missing children in a snowstorm. All packed into less than 100 pages. So buckle yourselves in, because this is a fast ride.
On the whole I found it an enjoyable read. Derek is a bit of a joker and has always been in love with Artemis. She’s more of a by the book kind of girl, but she’s still in love with him too. I have to admit that the fast pace of this story didn’t do their history justice. Considering all they’ve been through, Artemis’ mess of a marriage and the fact they’ve been avoiding each other for years, their reconciliation is super swift. I also didn’t fully buy the reason why they split in the first place. However, they are a cute couple and I liked how they worked as a team.
Away from the romance, the story line with the missing children definitely keeps things ticking along, and I liked the introduction we got to this series as a whole. The reader is rather thrown into the deep end at the beginning, but by the end of the book I was definitely left wanting to know more.
If you’re looking for something fast that doesn’t delve too deep, but has a nice touch of peril and danger, then give this a try. I’m glad I did and I’ll definitely be catching up with Hold Your Breath in April.
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