The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on June 7, 2017 (currently $4.75 at Amazon as of writing this post)
Overall rating 4.10 with 2,366 ratings and 426 reviews
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle
Series: Search and Rescue #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 5, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook, Barnes & Noble
As the captain of Field County's ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise "Lou" Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he's never felt more alive...even if keeping her safe may just kill him.
Lou's new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she's determined to make it on her own terms...no matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou-and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever.
I really enjoy Katie Ruggle and am excited to read this Search and Rescue series. So I was thrilled I had this as a Kindle freebie. I also got the prequel On His Watch as a freebie. This seems to be the author’s first series and it shows to me. I have read all her later series and they are better. Her skill at character development has improved tremendously for me.
Lou is the main character and we get mostly just her point of view. I think this is a key to some of the other books where we are getting both of the couple’s perceptions which I like more. I didn’t connect with her very well as she seems a bit immature and flip for the important and often dangerous work of this team. The villain was a cliche as he was seriously loco.
I did enjoy Hold Your Breath and will continue, especially as Fan the Flames is Ian’s book. I want much more of this motorcycle riding firefighter.
These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
So I have thought about doing a Thrifty Thursday Challenge someday. For now, what I think would be fun is if you have read and reviewed a freebie, link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, facebook or wherever) below.
Add your review link here:
- Read-along & Giveaway: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh#AngelaDawe @TantorAudio @BerkleyRomance @angels_gp #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks - June 18, 2021
- 🎧 Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie @CEMcKenzie1 @justjuliawhelan @CaitlinDaviesNY @HiEileenStevens #AlexAllwine @SimonAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM - June 17, 2021
- Boundless by Jack Campbell #JackCampbell @AceRocBooks @LexCNixon @berkleypub - June 15, 2021
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- BTB 2019
- COYER WINTER