Monday, November 5, 2018

Susan May Warren: Wait for Me

By Kelly Bridgewater

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.

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

Susan May Warren has been an author I have recommended to many people. She knows how to create such tragic characters who are hurting, and she does a wonderful job at allowing the setting to jump from the page. Her final installment in her Montana Rescue, Waitfor Me, finally allows me to learn the back-story and watch the hurt and growth of Pete Brooks. I was happy to watch the final installment unfold before my eyes.

The setting always grabs me in Warren's writing. From the first page, she does a wonderful job at inviting me into the Montana wilderness and allowing me to travel with the characters as they run for their lives. I enjoy how Warren allows the emotions between Jess and Pete to jump off the pages.

Speaking of the romance, it jumped off the pages. Warren really jumps into the emotions of Jess and Pete. Sometimes it was even too much for me. I skimmed through the pages, hoping not to see so much sappy feelings. It felt like a hallmark movie to me. Pete has been pining for Jess since the beginning, so it was no surprise to see his emotions, but they were really heightened in Wait for Me.

The plot captured my attention. I had a hard time putting the novel down. The plot moved quickly and had a lot of tension, begging me to flip through the story at a rapid pace. I loved how the emotions mirrored the drama in the action. When one rose, the other one did in its intensity.

One of Warren's strengths is her ability to create deeply wounded characters who are running from their love or a potential love and then running from God. I'm amazed at how Warren actually can come up with different elements to create such a diverse cast of humbled characters.

Overall, Wait for Me by Susan May Warren is a unique and tension-filled conclusion to her Montana Rescue series. While I loved the plot and the character, sometimes the romantic thoughts between Pete and Jess felt over the top for me. Since I admire Warren's stories and writings, I anxiously await Warren's next series.

I received a complimentary copy of Wait for Me by Susan May Warren from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the Author:

From Amazon
Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel (Taken from Amazon.)

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