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On His Watch by Katie Ruggle
Series: Search and Rescue #0.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
Search and Rescue:
On His Watch (novella)
Hold Your Breath
Fan the Flames
Gone too Deep
In Safe Hands
This is a short read and I was so thrilled with it. There is plenty of action, suspense, a little humor, and of course the romance. I love the romance! Derek and Artemis are really great lead characters (the secondary ones are pretty awesome too.) They come together to find missing kids but end up having a second chance at happiness and love together.
Derek decides to break up with Artemis to save her from trouble four years earlier and has never stopped loving her for a day since then. When they see each other again his thoughts (and hands) are all over her and he is real quick to get jealous. He was so sweet, caring, and loving that there really wasn’t anything about him not to like. Artemis is strong and stubborn but loves the kids in her class and made a poor choice of a husband in her past. It was a bit funny for me how after avoided each other for years, after all they live int he same town, when they were thrown together they were quick to reconnect.
However it is a novella and things tend to move pretty quickly in those since time is limited. We did get to meet the characters who will have their story in Hold Your Breath and other characters who will most likely have their own story later on.