Saturday, May 12, 2018

Storm Front, Montana Rescue #5

Book description:

Life and love hang in the balance during a deadly summer of storms.

A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community, and among the missing are not only a group of students but also PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved--and lost--walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.

A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn't expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked--no, ran--from over a year ago. She had her reasons--good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn't the kind of man to give up--not on the missing students or on her.

My review:

 I'll be honest..... I haven't read a Susan May Warren book in years. Her books are usually more romance, and I rarely read romance....just romantic suspense. However, this book sounded really good, so I requested it.

 It came, and I discovered it was #5 in a series. I started reading it on my lunch break at work, and read more on my second break. I texted my sister who loves Warren's books and asked if she had the rest of the series....she has 1-3. I texted her this morning "this book is awesome!"

 And it is. There were enough references made in the book that I know I should have read the first 4 books before this one, but I don't think it messed me up too much with knowing the characters and what was going on.

 The characters....I have to hand it to Warren. She came up with a terrific cast of characters for this series. This book centered on two somewhat broken characters, which may be another reason I loved this book so much.

 First,  there is Ty. He wants to save everyone, but feels he is the most useless member of the rescue team because of a past mistake.

 And Brette...cancer survivor of a double mastectomy..... not your typical heroine in a romance novel.

  The story was very suspenseful..... not in the bad guy/mystery way, but in the way you were on pins and needles as rescue attempts were made and you wondered if the missing kids would ever be found.

 Along the way, lessons on trusting God came through for all of the characters, but especially for the two broken main characters.

 I really got into the book, and at one very climatic moment, found my eyes "watering". A co-worker came by my table where I was on break. and goes "are you crying?!" I explained what happened in the book, and he admits he cries in movies...... so I didn't feel so bad.

 This truly was an amazing read that not only entertained, but also had some great messages in it about our Christian walk and trusting God. It ended with a very suspenseful moment setting up for book 6.

And yes, I  am going to read  the first four books in this great series.

About the author:

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels with more than 1 million books sold, including Wild Montana Skies, Rescue Me, A Matter of Trust, Troubled Waters, and Storm Front. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers' Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at, on Facebook at Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

Storm Front is available from Revell, part of the Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.