Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren




Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

It's release day for Susan May Warren's latest book. 

Let’s begin with the summary:

Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn't realize is that someone else is also back in town.

Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that's on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he's fully recovered. It doesn't take long, though, to discover his father's ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart.

With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?

And now, my review:

Thanks to Susie, I’ve had John Denver’s song “Montana Skies” in my head for as long as this book graced my nightstand. (*wink) I don’t mind.

First, I recommend reading Susan’s prequel to this story, entitled If Ever I Would Leave You. You could probably read this novel without having read the prequel (i.e., it would make sense), but if the prequel is still free in e-book format, why not have a read? It’s a short story/novella and it reads fast. Oh, and it’s yummy. See my review here.

The setting for these books (the prequel and this story and the rest of the Montana Rescue Series) takes us into the wilds of Montana. We get to participate with the characters on rescue missions, as a backdrop for several relationships we’re following. We’ll see the main characters from the prequel in this story, but at the center are a couple whose past mistakes in their romance hinder their chance at a present one.

The hero is a musician who chose his dreams over his one-time girlfriend, the heroine. Both of them have grown up since then, and each of them has secrets.

I liked all the music references—the song lyrics. The SAR team are a fun group of characters, each member competent in her/his role. I’m looking forward to the second book in this series.    

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