Tate by Susan May Warren – Book Review, Preview

Posted July 10, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Tate by Susan May Warren – Book Review, Preview


by Susan May Warren

Series: The Montana Marshalls #2
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Publication Date July 9, 2019
Genres: Suspense, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Action/Adventure
Setting: Montana, Tennessee, California Contemporary
Written for: Adults
Pages: 320


“He was sent here to kill you, wasn’t he?” Glo’s voice emerged in a whisper of horror.

Tate drew in a breath, and even Knox looked away as Tate nodded.

Oh, she knew it. Apparently, she had a type.

The kind of men who didn’t care what trouble—or death—might be waiting for them. Who turned their face to it and charged ahead.

The kind of men who died for what they believed in.

 The kind of men who would break her heart.

What will it cost this bodyguard to save the woman he loves?

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Knox, Ford, Wyatt

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Strong, heroic men fighting to prove themselves. It is a common theme with author Susan May Warren, and yet each of her stories is fresh and unexpected.

Tate is the troublemaker of the family and has a less than admirable past. He has felt inferior to the other men in his family since he was a young boy because he doesn’t like horses and has no desire to be a cowboy. His protective streak is a mile wide and he is consumed with anxiety at the thought of having Gloria hurt on his watch. Again.

Living in the shadow of her past, Gloria has always felt like the unwanted one. And that she had failed. So she tried with everything in her to please her mother. To get her to want her. How sad is it to live like this!

I liked Tate and Gloria but have to confess that I really fell for Ford and Scarlett! Their story is coming soon, and just as Tate and Gloria were introduced in Knox, playing a significant role, Ford and Scarlett almost stole the show here, at least for me. I liked Tate and Gloria yet loved Ford and Scarlett. I’m so excited that their story is coming out next!

I mentioned above that Tate’s past is ugly. If you read Knox, you saw the hints of that already. I really liked that he had to reconcile himself with the fact he didn’t have to be a hero to be loved by God. Gloria’s lesson was similar. It is so easy to fall for the lie that it is up to us to be good enough. To live up to expectations of being perfect. That we have to EARN love. But that isn’t what love is about, is it?

I enjoyed the unpredictable nature of Tate’s story and the continued mystery regarding the threats to Gloria. I won’t say that I was surprised about the revelation yet I doubted my guess at least a few times along the way. The combination of intense action and deep heart matters made for a great escape from the crazy week I have had!

About Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

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