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Katie Ruggle | Top Five Reasons I love George (the Hero of Gone Too Deep)

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Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue #3

August 2016
On Sale: August 1, 2016
Featuring: George Holloway; Ellie Price
448 pages
ISBN: 1492628239
EAN: 9781492628231
Kindle: B01BX1PIOW
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Also by Katie Ruggle:
Risk It All, January 2020
In Her Sights, April 2019
Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, October 2018
Through the Fire, August 2018


  1. He’s quiet.
My other characters made things (relatively) easy for me. They let me use their voices to establish personalities and explain things and move the plot forward and all that good—and necessary—stuff. George, though…George is not a talker. He made me work for it. Instead of words, I had to use body language and facial expressions and grunts to define him. Despite this, it was surprisingly fun to write George. Once he did start speaking to Ellie, everything he said had extra importance. He’s like that quiet person we all know in real life. When that person finally says something, we all go quiet and listen.
  1. He’s willing to change.
There’s something so special about his conversations with Ellie. He doesn’t talk to anyone else, but he’s willing to push himself out of his comfort zone because there are things he wants to say to her. This shows how very important Ellie is to him. It was late in final edits (really, really late) before my editor realized that George never told Ellie he loved her. We hadn’t noticed that scene was missing because it was so obvious that he did. After all, he talked to her. Of course he loved her.
  1. He’s a mountain.
He’s big…like, really big. I like that.
  1. He’s a virgin.
As with his voice, George gives Ellie something that he’s never given anyone before. Everything, from his first kiss on, is only Ellie’s.
  1. He loves the mountains, but he loves Ellie more.
The man leaves his home, everything he’s ever known, to follow Ellie to Chicago. Even though he hates cities, hates crowds, hates traffic, he loves Ellie more than he hates anything.

And that makes me love George.


What do you think of Katie's reasons to love George? One reader will get a copy of the first book in the Search and Rescue series: HOLD YOUR BREATH.

About Katie Ruggle

Katie Ruggle

When she’s not writing, Katie Ruggle rides horses, shoots guns, and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the police academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. While she still misses her off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains, she now lives in Rochester, Minnesota, near her family.

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GONE TOO DEEP by Katie Ruggle

Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue #3

Gone Too

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...

Romance Contemporary [Sourcebooks, On Sale: August 1, 2016, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492628231 / eISBN: 9781492628248]




19 comments posted.

Re: Katie Ruggle | Top Five Reasons I love George (the Hero of Gone Too Deep)

Wow. Not a lot of books has that I've read has that switched
role before. But it sure makes it interesting. Also, the
traits that were mentioned about George makes me want to read
more about him. Definitely makes me want to "love George" of
this series.
(Ela Raymundo 4:46pm August 3, 2016)

Ooh you have me very curious about George and his story!
(Colleen Conklin 7:11pm August 3, 2016)

Oh I love the cover and I'm already in love with George!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
(Bonnie Capuano 10:55am August 4, 2016)

Gone too Deep sounds:Awesome! There aren't many romance novels
where the H falls under your #2 characteristic. Usually you see him as this
wordly alpha, so for that reason alone, this novel is sure to intrigue and
(Susan Sigler 1:53pm August 4, 2016)

Love this kind of book,thank you.
(Marsha Baurns 3:52pm August 4, 2016)

I think they are all great reasons, but I would have to say that #1 is probably
the best reason of them all. Also, I wanted to note that I haven't actually read
a book yet where #2 is true. If I have ever read, it was always the female, not
the male, so I think this would be interesting to check out.
(Lily Shah 4:46pm August 4, 2016)

Love all those reasons and that cover isn't too bad to look
at, really like reason #4, a willingness to chance, if that
isn't available there is not much else to happen.
(Kelly Holt 8:58pm August 4, 2016)

I love when the Hero has saved himself for his true love.
(Terrill Rosado 12:29pm August 5, 2016)

They are all wonderful reasons to care for someone. There is a solidity about
him, a reliability, an honesty. What more could anyone want in someone they
(Patricia Barraclough 12:50pm August 5, 2016)

Well, I'm in love with George already . He sounds terrific .I would love to learn more about George . I believe I could stay up all night with him . Thanks for this chance to win .
(Joan Thrasher 9:49am August 5, 2016)

Willingness to change!
(Kathleen Bylsma 1:59pm August 5, 2016)

wow -- what a switch - a shy man. would love to watch him
'unfold and bloom'
(Sandy Haber 3:02pm August 5, 2016)

I immediately put this book on my TBR list and I love the cover!! Thanks
(Bonnie Capuano 10:38am August 6, 2016)

I think those are excellent reasons to love George!
(Diane Sallans 9:06pm August 6, 2016)

How can anyone not love George with those five reasons. He's the strong, silent type and he's willing to change for the right reason.
(Kai Wong 11:02pm August 6, 2016)

George sounds very interesting and I can't wait to read about him!!
(Bonnie Capuano 8:24am August 8, 2016)

All of these make George a unique hero. Ellie is very fortunate to have found him. I just hope she appreciates the love he has for her and doesn't take advantage of him.
(Anna Speed 12:06pm August 8, 2016)

This books sounds very interesting! I love protectors no
matter how reluctant they are. :)
(Sharon Shearouse 1:54pm August 8, 2016)

Sounds awesome. I can relate to the dislike of cities.
(Laura Gullickson 10:45pm August 8, 2016)

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