Good morning, book nerds!
I’m super excited to present a special Saturday post for Susan May Warren’s Wait For Me book tour! Read on to discover my thoughts on the sixth — and final — book in this series and enter to win your very own copy of the ENTIRE Montana Rescue collection (and other bookish goodies) below!
Wait For Me by Susan May Warren
Title & Author: Wait For Me by Susan May Warren
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Action/Christian
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Revell (Baker Publishing Group)
Series Details: Series (Book 6)
Page Count: 326 pages
Pete Brooks can’t believe he’s waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancé. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn’t sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward.
EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he’s no longer interested. When a terrible fight between them sparks an impulsive decision, she finds herself crashed on the side of a highway along with Esme Shaw. And just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she and Esme are taken captive and into the untamed Montana wilderness—with murderous intent.
Now Pete and the other PEAK Rescue Team members are in a race against time, the elements, and the actions of a vengeful man. Pete will have to use everything he’s learned to find Jess and Esme—and pray that his past mistakes don’t cost him the life of the woman he can’t stop loving.
Praise for the Montana Rescue Series
“Warren’s stalwart characters and engaging story lines make her Montana Rescue series a must-read.”–Booklist
“Faith, action, romantic tension, humor, and emotional depth.”
“Warren excels at creating flawed characters the reader cares about, as well as building a suspenseful adventure.”
—Christian Library Journal
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Full disclosure: This was my first foray into the Montana Rescue series, and to be blunt, I was not adequately prepared for the thrill ride that awaited me. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Taylor, the synopsis mentions: broken hearts, terrible fights, characters taken captive AND murderous intent how could you NOT be prepared?” And, honestly, all I can say to that is that I severely underestimated this book’s ability to make me care about these characters and their drama-filled plot lines. I pick up so many books across myriad genres that have action-packed summaries, but fail to deliver engaging stories within their pages. It’s almost like the more I see on the back of a book the more likely I’m to be let down by the lack of new details inside. Which is why I couldn’t be more thrilled to report that Warren’s story totally disproved this theory. Not only did this suspenseful contemporary have me hooked from the very first page, but, more importantly, it also introduced me to characters that I felt connected to on a very real level.
Now don’t get me wrong, coming into the final book of a six-deep series isn’t necessarily ideal. While Warren gives consistent backstory details about these established characters, I did find myself struggling — initially — to remember who was dating whom and how their stories interconnected. However, once I got the hang of things, I found myself simultaneously wanting to stop this current read in order to go back and devour the previous companion novels while also wanting to speed read through Wait For Me to see if these duos reached their “happily ever after eternity.”
And while the action from the search and rescue teams is definitely an excellent page-turning technique, what truly elevated this addictive installment were the glimpses into the characters struggles to find themselves. From Ned’s fear of being honest about his professional goals, and Shae’s struggle to take control of her past and stop being a victim to Jess choosing between a life she wants and a life dictated for her, these internal moments made the story feel raw, honest, and relatable. While I can’t imagine fleeing a bear, escaping captors, or smokejumping, I can imagine fighting doubt, fear, expectations, and a perpetual state of “what if.” I think this is where Warren and the underlying Christian message in her novel really shines. She points out time and again that even under extreme situations if we can live our truth, lead with our hearts, trust in God, and remember we’re not alone we can tackle any obstacle.
I enjoyed my time in Mercy Falls, Montana and can’t wait to visit again soon via the previous novels in this series. If you’re looking for an uplifting read, with restrained romances to cheer for, I’d recommend giving Wait For Me a shot.
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.
Three Winners! 1ST PRIZE: All 6 Books in the Montana Rescue Series + $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
2ND PRIZE: Wait for Me + a Bookworm Mug
3RD PRIZE: Wait for Me + $10 Starbucks Gift Card
November 12-21, 2018
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|11/13/18||Review||Momma on the Rocks|
|11/14/18||Author Interview||All the Ups and Downs|
|11/15/18||Review||Reading by Moonlight|
|11/16/18||Playlist||Chapter Break Book Blog|
|11/19/18||Review||The Clueless Gent|
|11/20/18||Series Spotlight||Books and Broomsticks|
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