by Susan May Warren
Series: The Montana Marshalls #1
Published by Stonewater Books
Publication Date March 12, 2019
Genres: Western, Action/Adventure, Suspense, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Montana Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
His voice threaded through her, as if it might be made of rawhide, designed not to break, to weather time and elements, as sturdy as the land he probably worked. Because yes, he wore cowboy like a second skin, the no-nonsense aura of hard work and get ’er done.
“Do I need to go back there and put some hurt on anyone?”
He wasn’t smiling, and she couldn’t tell if he was serious—maybe. Which sort of unrooted her for a moment. Um…
A woman in danger. A man who can't help but save her. But, at what cost?
*Susie writes a delightful story! - NYT bestselling author Dee Henderson.*
Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over 65 novels, including the best-selling Montana Rescue and Montana Fire series.
He's not looking for trouble...
Montana rancher Knox Marshall's danger years are behind him. A former bull-rider, he now runs the Marshall family ranch, raising champion bucking bulls for the National Professional Bullrider's Expo (NBR-X). Wealth and success are his, but life is stable, expected, and…ordinary. But he wants more from life...
But trouble is looking for her...
Kelsey Jones just wants a safe life, a family, a home. Onstage, the beautiful rising star of the Yankee Belles becomes the person she longs to be - vivacious and confident - burying the brokenness she carries from a violent assault. Becoming NBR-X’s next country act is key to outrunning her past and achieving the success and security she craves.
When trouble finds them both...
Knox and Kelsey's paths collide when an explosion at an NBR-X event traps them in the rubble and leaves them reeling. Kelsey’s crippling nightmares return, but for Knox, an obsession to find the bomber is ignited.
What will it cost him to protect her?
When Kelsey’s past threatens Knox’s family, he'll have to choose between saving the Marshall legacy or becoming the protector he's always longed to be.
The explosive first book in the Montana Marshall series!
Action, drama, adventure, flawed individuals and emotional and spiritual challenges are hallmarks of Warren's books. - Christian Library Journal
Warren has a knack for creating captivating and relatable characters that pull the reader deep into the story. - Radiant Lit
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense Length 320 pages
THE MONTANA MARSHALLS (family series) Book 1: Knox Book 2: Tate (July 2019) Book 3: Ford (September 2019) Book 4: Wyatt (October 2019) Book 5: Ruby Jane (November 2019)
Other books by Susan May Warren:
MONTANA FIRE Book 1: Where There's Smoke (Summer of Fire) Book 2: Playing with Fire (Summer of Fire) Book 3: Burnin' For You (Summer of Fire) Book 4: Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful (Christmas novella) Book 5: I'll be There (Montana Fire/Deep Haven crossover) Book 6: Light My Fire (Summer of the Burning Sky) Book 7: The Heat is On (Summer of the Burning Sky) Book 8: Some Like it Hot (Summer of the Burning Sky) Book 9: You Don't Have to Be a Star (spin
I would like to thank Susan May Warren for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.Also in this series: Tate
Finding God through the fires of life
This ain’t my first rodeo book, yet I don’t remember ever seeing a bond between the livestock and their owners like the one Knox and his bulls have. Is there such a thing as a bull-whisperer? The care and concern he had, not because they were valuable, but because he just loved them, was so very touching to me, There were several interactions he had with them that were very tender and sweet!
I have to say that Knox is high on the list of my favorite heroes of all time. His struggle to see himself as Jesus does, his deep and abiding love for his family, his strong, steady, protectiveness, and the way he wasn’t afraid to say what he thought combined to make me like him more and more. I appreciated that he made mistakes and wrong judgements as well, keeping him realistic.
Suspense and action filled the moments that weren’t the swoony romantic ones. From bombs to stalkers to chasing down bad guys – it was the kind of story I have come to expect from Susan May Warren. I loved when Knox and Tate took the matter into their own hands, not waiting for someone else to solve the case.
With Kelsey’s singing, this story was filled with songs. I noticed that this was the case in the Montana Rescue series as well and think it is neat how the author writes the lyrics as well as the stories. I am sure it is nothing like the tune she had in mind, but as I read the touching lyrics, I was singing them in my mind. . .
As with the other series Susan May Warren has written, these books will all be very intertwined. Though this story belongs to Knox and Kelsey, Tate had a major role and it is quite clear the direction his story will take. Several of the characters we know and love from the Montana Rescue series had appearances here, including Ruben, their brother, Ben King, the Country singer, and others. If you haven’t read that series you won’t be lost here but it is certainly one worth reading as well.