Rescue Me (Montana Rescue)

by Susan May Warren

Paperback, 2017

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Revell (2017), Edition: Illustrated, 330 pages

Original publication date

2017

Description

Fiction. Romance. Christian Fiction. Deputy Sam Brooks is committed to keeping the town of Mercy Falls safe. But when an arsonist strikes, Sam must abandon all his safety rules to rescue the woman he's falling in love with.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

330 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0800727444 / 9780800727444

User reviews

LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: Rescue Me (Montana Rescue #2)
Author: Susan May Warren
Pages: 336
Year: 2017
Publisher: Revell
My rating 5+ out of 5 stars.
FYI the third book in the series titled, A Matter of Trust is slated to be published July of 2017!
Rescue Me is the sequel to Wild Montana Skies where we meet a slew of
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characters from all sorts of life experiences, education and dreams. What touched me most about the title and book was the author’s note about her life during the writing of the novel, which I am sure will touch the heart of many people as we tend to forget that authors are people too.
In the story, we get to meet Willow who is a very caring, loving young woman who also wears her heart on her sleeve. Deputy Sam Brooks though is the polar opposite of Willow in that he doesn’t allow himself to try new experiences. In fact, he has built a wall around his heart, thinking it will keep him from experiencing pain again. However, he is also missing out on experiencing love, mercy, compassion and a deeper walk with God.
Willow volunteers to work with the youth group at her church and sometimes her spur of the moment decisions get her into deep trouble or hard places. Her sister, Sierra Rose, is the only family Willow feels who loves her for who she is and will not leave Willow no matter what happens. On what was to be a day hike with the youth group where Sam also goes along to keep them safe and help with the youth suddenly turns into trying to stay alive in a remote part of the forest. Now PEAK is involved to help locate the group, but the weather isn’t cooperating and Sam might not make it out alive!
Susan May Warren is a gifted author who tells compelling tales in a setting fraught with danger, adventure, family and faith. I enjoy books that pull me in and make the people real as they make bad choices or wrestle out issues they may have with God due to a life experience. Each book set in Montana is so well described it makes me want to go and see the mountains and forests, but not the bears in this book!
If you have never read any of Susan’s novels you are in for a real treat! I do find it helpful to read her series in order as each story builds upon the previous book. So, before book three comes out, catch up and like me look forward to the next novel with expectation for more adventures in Montana!
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LibraryThing member BeautyintheBinding
Deputy Sam Brooks is responsible, structured and committed, if not a bit jaded. He surrounds himself with those like him and is avoidant of those who don't share his love of a predictable life – especially, his brother. His girlfriend, Sierra Rose, is the perfect girl for him as she's practical,
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organized, and can function under pressure. He sees her younger, impulsive sister, Willow, only as a friend until a church youth group outing to Glacier National Park goes wrong. As Sam and Willow brave the elements with a group of teenagers, Willow's admiration of Sam grows and Sam's interest in Willow heightens. Will Sam give up his safe relationship with Sierra for an unpredictable life with Willow? Read more in Rescue Me by Susan May Warren.

Rescue Me is the second novel in Susan May Warren's Montana Rescue series. It could function as a stand-alone novel, but I wouldn't recommend reading it as such. Many of the characters from If Ever I Would Leave You (Montana Rescue prequel) and Wild Montana Skies (Montana Rescue #1) return. While sufficient background information is supplied, knowing the characters' histories adds depth, plus the lingering mystery of Esme Shaw continues in the background.

Like many of Warren's books, Rescue Me, has one focal love story (Willow and Sam), while concurrently spinning another love story to be followed up on in a later publication. Normally, I'm not a big fan of that technique, but it totally works in Warren's novels.

Rescue Me commences by dropping the reader straight into the mind of Deputy Sam Brooks facing a dangerous rescue mission. It gripped my attention and by the end of chapter two, I wanted to stay up late to devour the rest of the story. (Alas, I made the responsible choice and went to sleep instead of staying up until morning...) The plot never dragged. The characters developed as their relationships became more complicated. Sparks of romance combined with the ever-present danger created suspense. In short, Susan May Warren knows how her craft and is quickly rising up my list of favorite authors.

Readers who enjoyed Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren will want to follow it up with Rescue Me. I recommend them both as gripping, romantic tales threaded with the grace and love of Christ.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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LibraryThing member JenniferRobb
I liked this better than the first book in the series but it still didn't quite live up to the standards of later books in the series. In fact, if you read these first two books, you'd think PEAK did nothing but rescue teens lost in the park and deal with bears.

Unfortunately, all the potential
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couples in this series seem to have the same issues with romance. For various reasons, they don't want to admit what they feel. So instead of talking to one another to find out if there's any interest in seeing where the relationship will go, they either try to pretend they're only friends, or push the other person away, or any number of other actions that provide obstacles to romance. Unfortunately, after a while, it gets overly repetitive and boring.

Sam thinks he wants Sierra (and keeps trying to figure out ways to get her to respond to his kisses etc.) Sierra is in love with Ian so I haven't figured out why she'd agree to date Sam--but I guess she has figured out that she doesn't love Sam, she just hasn't figured out how to tell him that. Instead, she tries to set him up with Willow because she knows Willow loves him--without bothering to tell Willow whom she should know will be loyal to her. Theirs is the big romance in this book though Pete/Jess are touched on as are Ian/Sierra.

I guess since Sam doesn't show up as much in the later books, it hadn't dawned on me that he and Pete are brothers. I also hadn't realized that they'd had such a rift between them in the later novels in the series that I've read.
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