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Wyatt by Susan May Warren October 4, 2019

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Wyatt, the fourth book of The Montana Marshalls series by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

download.jpgTitle: Wyatt
Series: The Montana Marshalls, Book 4
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date:
October 2019
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

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.

Continue the breath-taking Montana Marshall series!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Wyatt and a Montana Marshalls Magic Mug!

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My thoughts:

This is the second book I have read in this series. Like the first it is different then I expect from Susan but I did like. It actually liked it more then the other book I read.

This time we get to know Coco more and she has a secret that could change Wyatt’s life forever.

The heat between these two was hot as well, especially with their past.

Still a few writing style things that grate my nerves in this one, like the other, unnecessary words in my opinion.

But an engaging story that I enjoyed.

Grab your copy at Amazon or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the JustRead Tours. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

Ford by Susan May Warren September 16, 2019

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Family…country…or the woman he loves…

Navy Seal Ford Marshall isn’t the kind to stand by and let a woman get hurt—especially when it involves his twin sister, RJ. So, when she makes the news, accused of sparking an international incident, he doesn’t care what it takes—he’s going to find her and bring her home.

But he might need a little help, so he calls on the woman who has had his back during the last three years—Petty Officer Scarlett Hathaway, former communications expert-turned Rescue Swimmer candidate. She’ll help him get into the country, watch his back, and…well, they might be able to have one last mission together before she leaves for a new life, a life he very much wants to be a part of now that she is off his team. Maybe he can convince her to give them a chance to kindle the spark that’s simmered between them for years.

Scarlett Hathaway isn’t sure what future she wants—not when she suddenly has to care for her little brother. Maybe she should quit the Navy and start a life with the man she can’t seem to get out of her heart. So yes, she’ll help Ford find his sister. And maybe, along the way, figure out if they have a future.

But finding RJ somewhere in the vastness of Russia with the FSB chasing them will push Scarlett beyond even her courage and make her question everything she thought she wanted…including Ford. What will it cost her to love a man who saves the world?

And when Ford is asked to choose between saving his sister, saving the world from a war, and rescuing the woman he loves…can he live with his decision?

The third book in the Montana Marshalls series will leave you breathless!

My thoughts:

I have read a couple of other books by Susan but I haven’t read any in this series. This is very different from what I expected and I liked it.

This is really a romantic suspense kind of book. There is definitely a lot going on with many different characters involved.

I enjoyed the different story lines which all end up merging together. My only pet peeve with the book was sometimes the writing style got under my skin like, yeah, stuff like that. Too many “yeah” pauses. Which I get that is how we talk often but I don’t like reading how I talk. It was unnecessary words IMO. But once I got used to the fact that that was Susan’s style I was able to settle into the book and enjoy it.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own/.

 

Rescue Me by Susan May Warran February 18, 2017

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When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him–not just on the job 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 of her dreams. 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.

My thoughts:

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.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren November 25, 2016

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The last thing Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Kacey Fairing needs upon returning home to Mercy Falls, Montana, is to run into her mistakes. After a devastating crash during her recent military tour in Afghanistan, she is emotionally broken but ready to start putting her life back together. She just wants to reconnect with her teenage daughter and spend the summer working as the new lead pilot of PEAK Rescue in Glacier National Park.

But her mistakes aren’t so easily forgotten. Because Ben King is also back in town.

Country music star Ben King abandoned his past when he moved to Nashville thirteen years ago to start his career. He hoped to heal his broken heart, caused by losing the woman he loved. But when his father is injured, Ben is called home to help manage PEAK Rescue during his recovery. He doesn’t realize his father has ulterior motives until his old flame, Kacey, walks into his house and back into his heart.

Now, with Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben will have to work together to save lives. But when secrets are uncovered and old hurts rise to the surface, will they walk away again? Or can they find a different ending to their country love song?

My thoughts and giveaway:

Surprisingly, I have only read one other book by Susan. I really liked that book I just haven’t gotten around to reading any others by her.

I have to say I am looking forward to reading more in this series. She has introduced a wonderful cast of characters.

The opening scene will have you hooked and will reel you in. There is so much going one, so many secrets, misunderstandings, miscommunication. I had to keep reading to see what really happened to end Ben and Kacey’s relationship. Susan did a great job just feeding the reader a little bit at a time, enough to keep you wanting more.

Kacey and Ben both have gotten good at running away from things but in this book they have the to face all that they ran away from.

Plus, there is another subplot playing out that I found just as engaging as the main plot. Just a great over all read.

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Leave a comment by December 9th for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Chance of Loving You May 14, 2015

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An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?

My thoughts:

What a wonderful group of writers. You know you really can’t go wrong with this book because of the excellent authors gathered here.

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock: I loved how this story began. The down and out hero finding a listening ear in a waitress. The tension that arises when he realizes he can’t afford his meal and the half of a ticket left behind. All the ground work is laid for an interesting romance. I enjoyed this story very much and the two main characters grabbed my heart.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert The two main characters in this book don’t start off liking each other much due to a very funny incident (or not so funny, depending on how you look at it). Judgments are made, that is often the case. I enjoyed following Aimee’s adventure into vegan cooking and trying to win a contest so she can afford school. We also have a meddling grandmother who tries to push the two characters together. A fun read.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Again, we have some tension right away as Abigail doesn’t have anything good to say about our hero. He does seem to still care about her but it’s his fault why they aren’t together. I like that bit of information being dropped at the beginning, it made me want to know what he did to lose her to begin with.

Overall, a nice collection. As with a lot of novella’s sometimes things seemed rush but really you have three nice stories here that I enjoyed.

See Terri’s bio here.

See Candace’s bio here.

See Susan’s bio here.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.