So a couple weeks ago, It was 20 degrees outside and the wind was curling snow gusts against my house, and I decided it was a fabulous time to dive into an adventure taking place in the Montana’s Glacier National Park. Mountains and danger coupled with romance and you have Rescue Me by Susan May Warren.
Here’s the blurb:
When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him–not just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff’s department and PEAK Rescue, but in his private life. He’s the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father’s accidental death. And he’s the one–perhaps the only one–who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she’s nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow.
Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on–namely, nabbing the job as youth pastor for her small-town church. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart.
Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.
Like I said above, being stuck in the house on a frigid day, this story gave me a fun outlet to wander about mountainsides and be in the thick of adventure with Willow and Sam. The author used the beautiful setting to her advantage, weaving in vivid descriptions and using its tough/perilous terrain to play into the plot.
As for the characters. I liked Willow from book one in the series, Wild Montana Skies. Her carefree yet nurturing heart endeared me to her at the first introduction. I adored how she encouraged others and always sparkled in every scene. With Sam, however, it took a bit to warm up to his character. He seemed irritable in the beginning, acting irrationally at times. But! I believe the author wrote him this way on purpose to show the transformation in him during each encounter with Willow. As the story progressed his caring and protective nature emerged, and it was fun watching their relationship blossom even in the midst of danger.
What I enjoyed best was the spiritual theme of forgiveness and second chances. Sam had to overcome layers of bitterness, and God’s light in Willow helped pulled him out of the darkness of his past.
There’s also an enjoyable subplot with Sam’s brother, Pete, and Glacier PEAK Rescue team member, Jess.
The author did such a fabulous job keeping the suspense high and the romance strong. I recommend this one for anyone who loves the “outdoorsy” settings and fast-paced adventure with a high degree of romance in the mix.
About the author
Susan May Warren is the ECPA and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels, including Wild Montana Skies, with more than one million books sold. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She can be found online at http://www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.
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* I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.