Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Susan May Warren: Wyatt

By Kelly Bridgewater

He’s lost her twice…he’s not going to lose her again...

NHL Hockey Goalie Wyatt Marshall has everything--fame, money and a thriving career. But he’s hiding the two things that matter most...a career-ending injury, and his broken heart. He’s been in love with Coco Stanley since she walked into his life at age fourteen, a foster child for the Marshall family. She stole his heart years later, when, after a secret tryst, she returned to her home country of Russia. But she won’t let him back into her life—and he can’t figure out why.

She’s harboring a secret that could cost lives...

Coco Stanley is tired of living her life undercover. Or at least, with an assumed name, always pretending to be someone she’s not. And that’s not the only secret she’s harboring. If Wyatt discovers the real reason she left him, it might just destroy him. She’s resigned herself to loving him from afar...

But when he discovers she’s in danger...

Wyatt is horrified when he learns Coco has been shot and left in Russia, her fate unknown. There is nothing—nothing—that will stop him from finding her. So what if he’s not one of his super-heroic brothers, not a Ranger, not a SEAL...Wyatt is a hockey goalie, a special kind of crazy brave. Except, is he brave enough to face the secret Coco is keeping, or will it destroy everything he’s hoped for?

What will it cost them to save her?

What Wyatt and Coco don’t know is that revenge is stalking her and bringing her home just might cost them their long-awaited happy ending.

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From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I have enjoyed the Marshall family and have looked forward to reading every new installment that Susan May Warren crafts. With Wyatt, I feel a special connection because of my love for hockey. I have loved hockey since I was fourteen years old. Still today, I 'm rooting for my Colorado Avalanche. So I have enjoyed the couple of books that Warren has written about hockey players. In Ford, there was a lot of running for their lives. In Wyatt, there are moments of high tension, but for the most part, it was Wyatt learning about his past and the consequences from them. Coco has some secrets that she has kept from Wyatt and everyone too. This story is all about forgiveness and learning to move forward with life no matter what it hands you. The romance has been long in coming. Wyatt and Coco have the predictable ending. Not that I see it being really any easy road. They had to fight to achieve what appears to be a happily-ever-after. There are rough patches ahead for this couple. The romance is definitely there with plenty of sparks and moments of doubt. Warren's writing is top-notch. She is a fabulous writer. Sometimes I pause and just reread her writing slowly. As a budding writer, I admire her skill. I can't do what she does. Warren really knows how to dive into her character's emotions and lay them all out on the table for the reader to empathize with. Another favorite part is the organic spiritual threads inside and outside the characters. Not pushy. Just realistic, humbled people who love God and are not afraid to share it with others with the need arises. Overall, Wyatt by Susan May Warren is definitely another keeper for the shelf. I enjoy this family as much as the Christiansen family. I anxiously await Ruby Jane's story.

I received a complimentary copy of Wyatt by Susan May Warren from SDG Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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About the Author:

Susan May Warren
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 privileged every day to be able to write stories.

Here's my "Official" Bio.

With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.

Of her books, Publisher's Weekly has written, "Warren lays bare her characters' human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness."

And Library Journal adds, "Warren's characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance..."

Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of Novel.Academy and www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She's also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation. (Taken from Amazon.)

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