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Rescue Me (Montana Rescue Series #2)
     

Rescue Me (Montana Rescue Series #2)

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by Susan May Warren
 

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
★ 11/14/2016
In this follow-up to Wild Montana Skies, Susan May Warren shines the spotlight on two couples in which both partners long to be together but are fighting their feelings due to complicated circumstances. Deputy Sam Brooks works on the Mercy Falls Sheriff’s Department and for PEAK Rescue. Cool, calm, and always in control, he is determined to do the rescuing whenever anyone is in trouble—in the mountains or otherwise. He’s also on a mission to keep Sierra Rose from ending their tenuous relationship. When he kisses Sierra’s younger sister, Willow, by mistake, things get messy in a hurry. Despite Sam and Willow’s best efforts to avoid each other, they are put together as leaders on a youth-group trek into the mountains where nothing goes as planned. Sam’s brother Pete, also a member of the PEAK Rescue squad, has always been the wild one. His best friend and teammate, EMT Jess Tagg, hopes for much more than friendship, but letting him in too deep would mean revealing her hidden past. Pete cares for her as well, but he is terrified that if he follows his desires it will ruin their personal and working relationships. Warren has crafted a fast-moving, high-stakes romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Glacier National Park, which will leave longtime fans and new readers alike anticipating the next book in the series. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800727444
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/31/2017
Series:
Montana Rescue Series , #2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
71,488
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet 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 www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at SusanMayWarrenFiction, and
on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

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Rescue Me 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
Rescue Me is another exciting book in the Montana Rescue series! Susan May Warren has never disappointed me. Your heart will break for Willow as she seems to never get what she wants. You will love Deputy Sam Brooks who is a hunk but carries a load of guilt over his father's death in Glacier National Park. The PEAK team always stays busy but in Rescue Me they deal with bear maulings and one of their one is missing along with Willow and some of the church youth group. Sam and Willow both learn to admit they sometimes need help. If we don't sometimes need rescuing, we will never know how much we need God's rescue and grace. I recommend this book to anyone who likes lots of action in the outdoors! I received my copy of Rescue Me from Susan May Warren and Baker House. This is my honest opinion of the book.
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
Plenty of action, adventure and romantic entanglements kept this story interesting from beginning to the end! Love how this author skillfully uses the situations to illustrate spiritual truths, like parallels between a search and rescue operation, and the need for a Savior. The beautiful setting of the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park is a great place for many such perilous scenarios too. Felt like the characters had a lot going on, with discussions about relationships and spiritual struggles, but it was balanced well with a lot of action, so didn't bog down at all; it made the people seem real, with all of their ups and downs. Willow was my favorite person in the story, with her sincere faith, desire to help teens, and underlying insecurities. She's someone I'd like to have as a friend in real life! This is the second book in this exciting series, but it was fine to read as a stand alone. It helped to have read the prequel for some background however; there is also a bit of a spoiler from the quick summary of book one. I hope to go back and read that one to fill in the details. Recommend to anyone who enjoys Christian romances with action! 4.5 stars (Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I can hardly believe it, but I just might have loved this second book in the Montana Rescue series even more than the first!!! (And that's saying a lot...) The action is way ramped up throughout the entire book, and I was literally biting my fingernails at times. (It was like watching a movie in my head!) I love the author's method of including two romances in the story- the main one between Sam and Willow, and also one between team members Jess and Pete, Sam's younger brother. The characters are strong, yet flawed, and all their journeys- physical and emotional- are compelling and human. I think that's why I connected with this story- each character has some major hang-ups, but it made them easier to relate to as they struggled and tried their best to do what they felt was right. The romances were both very "will they/won't they" and kept me turning pages and invested in the outcome. I'm loving this series and just can't wait for the third book!!! Highly recommend! (I received a complimentary copy of this book; all opinions in this review are my own)
tmurrell2 8 months ago
Sam Brooks, a deputy and member of PEAK rescue, is determined to make his relationship with Sierra work. But when her younger sister Willow keeps showing up, he has a hard time accepting that the perfect life he had outlined, might not be what's best for him. Willow shows him how to live life to the fullest and to forgive. Willow might be showing Sam where he needs to change, but she has some changes in her own life that desperately need to happen before she can move on as well. The author has a pattern of writing about multiple couples in each book. A two in one romance type of thing. But this worked against me this time. I really couldn't keep everyone straight. I had to keep stopping to remind myself who went with whom and who was mad at whom again and again. It was incredibly confusing. I'd read the first book in the series, but it's been long enough that I'd forgotten portions and had to go back and flip through to remind myself what happened. So I wouldn't recommend this book as a stand-alone. Overall it was well written and had an interesting plot. I liked the spiritual thoughts that were spread liberally throughout the book. But the multiple characters and massive amounts of emotional drama just didn't do it for me this time. Because I couldn't connect with the characters, I felt more frustration at their antics than empathy. If you enjoy lots of angst and emotional drama with a splash of suspense and lots of spiritual moments than this would definitely be a book you would enjoy. I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads. All thoughts expressed are my own.
TamaraTilley 10 months ago
RESCUE ME, book two in the Montana Rescue series, is the perfect follow-up to WILD MONTANA SKIES. Willow has always loved Sam Brooks. But, now that he’s dating her sister, Willow knows she needs to let that dream go. Her sister, Sierra deserves to be happy. So, Willow takes a step back and focuses her energy on her dream job—youth leader at her church. Unfortunately, Willow’s free-spirited personality has gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion. When a youth group trip goes sideways, Sierra is looked at as the irresponsible adult who put kids in danger. Now, she must suck it up, and be willing to take a backseat to someone new leading the group. Deputy Sam Brooks is a born leader who takes responsibility seriously, unlike his brother, Pete. Sam sees the same traits in Sierra Rose. Sierra is practical, conscientious and the polar opposite of her sister Willow—a free-spirited hippie. Now that Sierra is no longer in a relationship with Ian Shaw, Sam pursues her, knowing they’re the perfect fit for each other. During an emotional low point, Sam accidentally mistakes Willow for Sierra and the connection they make is something he couldn’t have predicted. Both know the situation was a misunderstanding and are committed to putting it behind them. But, when Willow and Sam find themselves in a life-and-death situation, they have to contemplate if the spark between them is something they can ignore. RESCUE ME is another amazing story from Susan May Warren. Her character development causes you to become attached to the people in her novels. Sam is a tortured soul you have compassion for, but also want to slap up the side of the head because of his unforgiving attitude towards his brother. Willow has a heart of gold, but somehow all anyone sees is her impulsiveness that gets her into trouble. Pete is trying to make amends for his past behavior but has a hard time when his brother is always throwing it in his face. And Sierra . . . you know she is still pining for Ian, and you want the idiot to realize what he threw away. All this makes for captivating reading. I was curious to see how Ms. Warren was going to handle the 'I think I’m in love with my girlfriend’s sister' storyline. I mean, who wants to like the person who ruins a relationship or a man who’s that fickled? But, she did it flawlessly without turning either of the characters into a villain. With the scene set and more secondary characters to develop, the Montana Rescue series is a must-have for the person who loves romance/action/suspense.
CaraPutman 10 months ago
The second in one of Susan May Warren’s new series, Rescue Me takes us on a hike with Willow’s youth group. She simply wants to take the time to speak life into them, but she needs a little help. Deputy Sam Brooks comes along and the attraction between the two can’t go anywhere because he’s dating her sister. Oops! This book follows the Rescue crew as part of them race to find the others who are lost and in immense danger. The tension is high as the stakes are immense. Yet there are moments that dig deep and took me to places I wanted to linger. Susan May Warren is a masterful author, and this book showcases her talents. Those who love a romance with lots of action but not necessarily suspense, will adore this book. Romance readers will love it as well.
hes7 12 months ago
What a delightful second book for Susan May Warren’s Montana Rescue series. As Rescue Me delivers its action-packed romance, it swept me wholeheartedly into the drama, and I couldn’t (or at least, didn’t want to) stop reading. From the start, I enjoyed both Sam and Willow as main characters, both having many qualities to admire amidst evident flaws, and I cheered them through all the (heart-racing) adventure and danger—physical, emotional, spiritual. These characters kept me on the edge of my seat, and I absolutely loved it. (Especially since Glacier National Park holds a very special place in my heart. An excellent setting.) Rescue Me has perfectly reminded me of the reasons the Montana Rescue series belongs on my must-read list, and now, of course, I can’t wait to pick up the next book, A Matter of Trust, in July. In the meantime, I highly recommend Rescue Me—a perfect choice for readers of romance, adventure, and suspense, it’s a fast-paced and entertaining read! Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a complimentary copy of Rescue Me and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
TLPPA More than 1 year ago
Susan May Warren has done it again with her second installment in the Montana Rescue Series, Rescue Me. We get to explore two new characters, Sam Brooks and Willow Rose. There are several things I appreciate about how Warren has written this book. First, she did not ignore the characters from her first book of the series, Wild Montana Skies. She did an excellent job overlaying and weaving in Pete and Jess's story, and this is something that her devoted fans specifically enjoy about her storytelling style. Second, the emotions she describes are genuinely palpable. When one of her characters feels conflicted, you can feel the tension jumping off the page. While this is partially due to her writing style, I think primarily it is her excellent character development that allows the reader to empathize with her characters' emotions. Finally, she has really grabbed me, personally with this series being set in Montana. My husband and I took a trip to Montana several years ago, and the spirit of that environment has never left my heart. She beautifully captures the wonder and awe of Glacier National Park in Rescue Me. Contemporary Romance is generally not my favorite genre, but the Montana Rescue series is an exception I have easily made. The series is truly action-packed and could easily be turned into a feature film. I'm looking forward to her next book in the series, A Matter of Trust, due to be released this Summer. I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
JustCommonly More than 1 year ago
Take a deep breath, and take a moment to look at the cover of Rescue Me by Susan May Warren. Now sigh. Wow! And that, my friends is one enticing cover, but that's not all. The moment you open this book and start reading about Sam, Willow, Sierra, Pete and Jess you will be so engrossed in their lives, you can't help but go onto the next page. That's Rescue Me. Despite the handsome cover model, I could almost do a quick shake of Sam. He's so wound up. So burden by his grief and anger that he's not seeing. He's not seeing his brother, his 'girlfriend', himself and most definitely not seeing Willow and her heart. Willow, sweet and generous in nature and the sister of Sam's girlfriend. Now how is that going to work out? In the perfect way possible. Sam and Willow, one uptight, the other a free spirit, yet they bring out the best of each other. All the supporting characters were just spot on. I can't wait to catch up on the rest of them, Pete and Jess, Ian and Sierra and Gage. "...for a second just wanted to grab her and tell her, in a crazy, impulsive declaration, that he would change his world for her..." (192) With romance (the kisses!), in-depth character development, profound message of God's grace, and not to mention the action-packed story-line that will have your heart pounding with excitement, Rescue Me is a keeper and a must read. It is for sure my favorite Susan May Warren novel (granted this is only the third one of her novels I've read). Pick your's up now. "It's all about letting God in, with his grace to forgive, to heal. God's light can overtake the darkness." (220) Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
Sprinkle23 More than 1 year ago
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, 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."
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
Lots of action, never a dull moment in this book. I loved the turmoil of Sam and Willow’s first kiss and how that played out. And the constant question of when would Sam see Willow as more and that his relationship with Sierra wasn’t going to work out. It really was a tangled mess. I enjoyed the many subplots playing out and another romance build into the story as well. I will be honest, something in the book seemed off to me. Which I hate to say because I know Susan is a great author, but for some reason I felt like the writing was a bit choppy. There were a lot of one word sentences. Which I do think can be effective but used often became distracting to me. But that’s just me. The overall story is good and very interesting. A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.
Sydney More than 1 year ago
I'm usually not one for contemporary romances. I guess I just find historical settings more conducive to my romantic imaginings. Happily, I can say that Rescue Me grabbed my attention and held it. It can be a little confusing at first trying to figure out who each character is and what their relationship (or former relationship) is to another, but Mrs. Warren explains just enough to clue in new readers while not overburdening return readers with things they already know. Each character has his or her own personality and quirks. They are well thought out and mostly believable. I suppose I say "mostly" because there were a few times I pulled my head out of the story, wondering where that (whatever it happened to be) came from. The first was how everyone in town seems to attend the same church. Granted, it's a small town, but I've lived in a very small town (a population less than 1000 at the time) and there were at least three churches in that town. So this is a small town where everyone seems to attend the same church, but it's large enough to have its own hospital. And a state Senator lives there. I'm sure it's possible, but it just doesn't seem probable to me. Another was how "good" everyone is, and without even thinking about it. Like, practically everyone in the entire town. But then the pastor and his wife are so quick to believe the worst about the boy who took their daughter to the homecoming dance and then to a teen party afterward. And then the boy's father, the Senator, didn't seem to believe his son, either. If everyone is so well-behaved and with such high morals in this town, why in the world would the parents then jump to believe the very worst about kids who hadn't really been any trouble (as far as the book goes) with the first incident? Now I have to say I absolutely loved the way the conflicts and the attractions were written. It seemed so natural, so much like what almost everyone in the world has experienced at one time or another. No annoying people I wanted to strangle, either; just characters I would gladly revisit... and characters (hello, Sam!) that I developed a bit of a crush on, too! What more could I ask for? Oh, I know - more books in this series! **I was sent this copy from Revell Books in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Rescue Me by Susan May Warren is in my humble opinion her best book yet. To be fair, I have not read all of her books, but I have read many and this book just really captured me to the point that I am still thinking about it and it will not be a story I will soon forget. This story is the second in the Montana Rescue series and picks up where the first one left off. One of the things I really like about this series is that for the most part the stories wrap up, but just at the very end the author throws out a trail of crumbs and I anxiously await the next in the series. This story focuses on Sam and Pete Brooks who are two brothers still reeling from a family tragedy that happened years ago, and this tragedy has altered their relationship. Not only with each other, but also with the women they love. Sam is the responsible one and Pete is reckless. Enter the ladies and these two must rescue their happily ever after’s. We really get to know more about Willow and see how she works, her very positive outlook on life and agonize with her as she tries to keep her feelings for Sam hidden since her sister Sierra and him appear to be perfect for each other. Jess also comes into the limelight in this story and we get a little more background information on her and there is much more to her then first appears. This story had me on the edge of my seat from the first page with grizzly attacks, snowstorms, and watching this team fight nature tooth and nail to save those they love. I really enjoyed the first in this series but this book really ramped up the danger and action. Sam and Willow’s romance was just so beautiful to watch unfold and the rocky road they had to travel to get there was worth the late nights I stayed up reading. What I think touched me the most was the symbolism of the title, Rescue Me, and after reading the author’s heartfelt notes, I can really see how much her heart and soul was in this story. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own. This is one story I will be rereading a lot.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
WOW what a beginning - it hits you right in the face - Sam and his brother searching for a girl who is being chased by - well I wont ruin it for you - but she turns up cut up seriously bad and needing medivac - will she survive - then you move onto Willow - her and her movie and kids - were vegging out. Now what do they have to do with the brothers? well it is an incredible - twisted story. This story is idealistic, humongous Ely hopeful, gregarious, grateful, redemptive and majorly outstanding. The LORD surely knows what HE is doing and the author surely knows what she is doing in this book. She knows how to weave these characters together, will or will they not get together? will or will that girl survive? will or will Willows kids accept Sam? How does GOD fit into all of this? Does HE fit into any of this? What kind of fun do the two yes two couples have? There are a ton more questions to ask but you can ask them yourself by getting the book yourself. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
SemmieWise More than 1 year ago
** “You can be free. It’s all about letting God in, with his grace to forgive, to heal. God’s light can overtake the darkness.” ** Susan May Warren’s latest novel, “Rescue Me,” excitingly takes up the stories of strikingly handsome, yet couldn’t be any more different brothers Sam and Pete Brooks. While both work with the PEAK Rescue Team in Montana, Sam — the serious, responsible one — is also a local deputy, and Pete — the irresponsible “screw up” — works as a smoke jumper. “Rescue Me” is an action packed story with a solid taste of romance on the side. As Sam accompanies his girlfriend’s sister, Willow (who just might have feelings for Sam herself), as she leads her church’s youth group on a hike in the mountains, disaster strikes. With a winter storm looming and bears on the prowl, will Sam and Willow be able to save the teens and themselves — and will feelings begin to blossom between the two? In the meantime, Pete will join forces with his PEAK team members, including the intriguing and lovely Jess, to find the missing group before it’s too late. Can Pete rise above what he assumes are preconceived notions about himself and save the day? And can he ever decide to settle down with just one woman? “Rescue Me” is a fast-paced, exciting adventure story filled with bear attacks, death-defying vehicle accidents, flooding rivers and desperation. But Warren also fills her novel with so many incredible lessons, including the obvious theme of rescuing that runs throughout the book — rescuing one’s self, rescuing others, and being rescued by God. Her story reminds us that God is always watching over our lives; dealing with anger or it will consume you; impulses and living by them, and the consequences of those impulses; blame and forgiveness; being so valuable to someone else that they want to change their life for you; and fitting in. It also goes even deeper with heavy spiritual themes, including none of us are immune to the darkness; knowing the truth in your heart — believe it, live it, share it; and the warning of having the attitude that if we can save ourselves, we don’t need God. Susan May Warren yet again creates an amazing story that is both entertaining and enlightening. I am looking forward to reading the next installation in the series, “A Matter of Trust,” the telling of fellow rescue team member Gage. Five stars out of five. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, RESCUE ME is Ms. Warren's latest and greatest adventure filled romance. I have to admit, I *love* Sam. And Pete. And I am sooooo anxious to read Pete's story (but Gabe's is coming next and I can't wait for that either.) Ms. Warren is a stellar writer, one who knows how to grab the emotions and not let go. I was on the edge of my seat as the PEAK team rescuers faced their first grizzly attack and kept waiting for another... RESCUE ME is full of dramatic survival and rescues, enough so that I read the book in one afternoon. I absolutely could not put it down. I enjoyed getting to know Willow and Jess better, I suspected Sierra's motives from the first, and I ached for some of the teens in the youth group. I also loved Willow's first, second, and third impressions of the new youth pastor! I am anxious to read the next book in this series. Can. Not. Wait. Ms. Warren is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers and if you haven't read any of her books yet, you must. This is a good one to start with. Especially if you like edge-of-your-seat drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this adventure packed story set in the Glacier National Park. Susan May Warren’s skill at creating mental images that engage all of one’s senses places her readers squarely in the thick of things as grizzlies attack, people and vehicles hang precariously on narrow mountain ledges, and swimmers and non-swimmers are swept along a freezing, rushing, boulder filled river. Rescue Me has no shortage of heroes who are ready and prepared to come to the rescue, members of the PEAK Search and Rescue Team. Of course, there are times when they themselves are the ones in need of being rescued by One much greater than they. Love misunderstood would perhaps be the best description of this tale, the love between parent and child, and the love between a man and a woman. We each see life and love through different lenses, lenses that sometimes cloud our understanding of another’s view. It is the love of God that brings clarity. Rescue Me is the second book in the Montana Rescue series; unfortunately, I had not read the first, but this posed no problem with my understanding and enjoying this book. I am looking forward to reading both the previous and subsequent books in this series. I recommend this book to those who like high adventure and/or romantic fiction. It’s a good read for a cold day indoors or a warm day on the beach. I thank Revell Publishing and the Christian Blog Alliance for providing this book for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for providing this review.
LJShuck More than 1 year ago
Outstanding! Suspense. Romance. Glacier National Park. Characters with depth. Anger. Estrangement. Raw emotions. Forgiveness. Love. Rescue Me has it all. Well, done Susan May Warren
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
Rescue Me is the second book in the Montana Rescue Series. I have read the first book in this series and loved it! That being said, you don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one. But who am I kidding, I love reading any book by Susan May Warren, and will read any I can get my hands on. I found this book impossible to put down, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I need someone to rescue me because I can't stand to wait for the next book in this series. This story had the perfect amount of romance mixed with suspense. I enjoyed every page. This book follows the whole PEAK rescue team, but focus' on Sam and Willow. Willows has always wanted what is best for her sister, even if it ends up being Sam, the man of her dreams. Her sister has been hurt enough already and Willow doesn't want to add to any heart break. Even if it's her own heart that gets broken, she will do everything in her power to make everyone else happy. The kids in her youth group are far from perfect, and Willow wants nothing more then to be there for them. She hasn't had the best track record when it comes to their group hikes, but in nature is where she feels closest to God. When disaster strikes Willow must lean on her faith like never before. Can she bring the kids home safe? Sam is always the dependable one. Being the deputy is the perfect job for him. Now if he could only get his love life in line he would be set. Sierra is beautiful and organized and would make anyone the perfect wife. If there is one thing you can't force it's love. Being stranded in the snow was never part of the plan, and now Sam has to rely on someone other then himself, Willow. Always seeing the bright side, she isn't the worst person to have along when trapped in the wilderness. Will their circumstances cause them to grow closer? Or will Sam believe more then ever that he is meant to be with Sierra? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Contemporary Fiction with the perfect amount of suspense mixed in. Warren had me from the very first page. I loved getting to know the characters and were pulling for them the whole time. I found I could relate to many of their struggles and loved that they weren't perfect. I can't wait to see what is next! I received a copy of this book from Revell Books in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the Montana Rescue series so much! I like how it is loosely connected to the author’s Montana Fire series, as well. Both of these series are packed with wonderful casts of characters, and this book is no exception to that. In Rescue Me, I enjoyed that there were two potential romances brewing. The main romance between Willow and Sam was fraught with confusion, danger, and the complication of Sam dating Willow’s sister, Sierra. I loved the way these two came together. The other great, romantic tension and side story in the novel related to Sam’s brother, Pete, and his teammate, Jess. There was a lot of chemistry between these two. Their growing attraction kept the story moving along nicely. There was plenty of danger, quite a few close calls, and a touching back story about Sam and Pete, which explained the hostility between these two brothers. I really enjoyed Rescue Me and I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Rescue Me is a pulse-pounding adventure! Susan May Warren is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and I revel in each story she pens. Deputy Sam Brooks is a dashing hero, always the rescuer and never the rescued. However, all that changes during a dramatic venture in Glacier National Park. From family relationships to romances, I delighted in the intertwining of multiple story lines. The vulnerability of the characters and their emotional and spiritual journeys shine against the beautiful backdrop of the rugged Montana wilderness. I thoroughly enjoyed Rescue Me and eagerly await the next installment in the Montana Rescue series! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
AlyssaRossBlog More than 1 year ago
Oh how much I love this series! They are action packed you just HAVE to devour them quickly. I read this book in two days, and the only reason it took that long is because I got the book late afternoon and had to work the next day. I would start reading this and look up and realize that hours had passed and I didn’t even notice. This book is so well written and the characters are so complex and the people you wish you knew in real life. I felt like I was right there with them, through every adventure, through each heartbreak, and each triumph. When I turned that last page, I felt as though I really lost a great group of friends, at least until the next book comes out! I would recommend this book to anyone, even if you don’t like romances... the romance in this series isn’t the main focus. It’s there, but in a really natural and organic way. The main focus of these books is on the action, the adventure; the romance just flows in there. *I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*
MFurumasu More than 1 year ago
Have you ever felt like your life was falling apart? That no matter what your heart desired, you seem to mess it up? That’s what Willow felt. You see, Willow’s sort of a free spirit and often did things before really thinking. Driven by her heart and many times not her head. She had a heart that truly desired to reach out to the youth from her church, but one thing after another happened and she started doubting her worth and value as a leader. Sam is an, “everything in it’s place” kind of guy. A guy who’s also holding onto deep hurt from his past, and in one impulsive moment Willow steps into his life and throws everything off kilter. Now add to this mix - action packed adventure in the wilderness, many near death situations, up and down relationships and vivid examples of God’s protection and love. That’s what changes Willow and Sam’s lives. Susan May Warren never disappoints in her storytelling. Her books are packed full of suspense, action, drama, fantastic word pictures that vividly describe landscape many don’t see and bits of romance to warm your heart. As well as wonderfully stated examples of God’s love and care for us. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book. I actually stayed up way too late and literally could not put it down until I finished it. I received a copy of this wonderful book from the publisher to read. All opinions are my own. I LOVED this book and HIGHLY recommend it!
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
NEVER A DULL MOMENT!! "Rescue Me" the second installment of the Montana Rescue Series is action packed from start to finish! Each & every character is described in detail & is desperately in need of allowing their family & friends to see their REAL selves. There are the members of the PEAK Rescue Team - all excellent at their respective positions within the Team but they struggle with their familial, romantic and other interpersonal relationships. There are the students from the Youth Group - they appear a certain way but definitely different in reality. Like all young people, they are trying to discover who they are and what they're created for. There are the Church Leaders - they think they know everything but in regards to hiring a Youth Minister, they make some critical errors in character assessment and put education over everything. All of these people are struggling to make the right decisions for the good of the GROUP and sometimes for the sake of an INDIVIDUAL. The plot is chock full of people needing to be rescued - RESCUED from a riled up Mama Bear, from bad relationships, from being needy, from years of anger and bitterness, from judgmental attitudes and from extremely dangerous situations. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for making this copy available for review and the opinion expressed here is completely my own.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Deputy Sam Brooks believes himself living the perfect life by being in love with Sierra Rose. She belongs in his orderly and predictable life, not like her flighty and carefree sister Willow. The two sisters couldn’t be more opposite in personality or thinking! Until one fateful trip taking a group of teens from church to Glacier Park shatters his perfect world! Fighting for their survival after an accident, can both Willow & Sam find out just how strong they can be working together? Having read the first book of a new series “Wild Montana Skies”, it was with gleeful anticipation that I longed for this second installment of the Montana Rescue novels. Thank goodness I didn’t have to wait too long! Once the action started, each heart-pounding chapter ended on a cliff-hanger and I just couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, making me read much later in the night than I usually do! There was so much packed into this story and so many layers it had me completely engulfed, devouring the novel in just two mere days! It also had me savoring it long after I closed the final page. The romance had me smiling, anticipating how it would play out between all the characters. You can see both Willow and Sam fighting their feelings for one another for valid reasons, but really, how can you fight true love when it happens? Most importantly, I love the authors strong faith-theme that shine in these characters messy and all too real lives. She doesn’t sugarcoat the bad to tell a good story, she shows us how God fits into our all too messy lives and how He can pierce the darkness to shine His light. She knows exactly how to write beautiful stories that capture your heart and soul! She has the kind of character depth I love and quickly sweeps you into their lives, I am remiss to leave them for long. I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment to this fabulous series, in my opinion, these are not to be missed! *I received a copy of this through NetGalley and no review was necessary. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.*