Matter of Trust, by Susan May Warren *REVIEW*


Montana Rescue Series, Book 3


Genre: Contemporary Romance / Action / Christian

Publisher: Revell

Date of Publication: July 4, 2017

Number of Pages: 336


Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson was at the top of his game when one of his fans crashed and died—a death blamed on Gage. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, Gage had no choice but to leave the limelight behind and search for a new life.

Although Gage is now working as a ski patrol in Montana’s rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team, he still can’t find peace—or forget the woman who betrayed him.

    As a former attorney and one of the youngest senators in the country, Ella Blair is used to being in the public eye. But she does have one secret that has remained hidden—a secret that could have saved Gage his career. Wracked with regret, she’ll do almost anything to atone for her betrayal of him.

When Ella’s brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park’s most dangerous peaks, the last thing Gage wants is to let Ella join the search. Not only will he have to find her reckless brother, but he’ll have to keep her safe as well. But Ella is undeterred, and suddenly Gage finds himself in a high-stakes adventure on a mountain with a woman who could cost him everything—again. In a world of dangerous heights, devastating injuries, and blinding snowstorms, Gage and Ella must put aside the past and learn to trust each other if they hope to survive.

Praise for the Montana Rescue Series

“Exciting rescues and an old mystery offer a thrilling, roller-coaster plotline and plenty of drama to keep the pages turning.” 

—Bookpage on Wild Montana Skies

“A fast-moving, high-stakes romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Glacier National Park, which will leave longtime fans and new readers alike anticipating the next book in the series.” 

—Publishers Weekly on Rescue Me


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    Susan May Warren is the USA Today, ECPA, and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels, including Wild Montana Skies with more than one million books sold. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. 



"A Matter of Trust" is just that, a book that makes you trust the author and her delivery from the beginning, while settling you so far into the story itself that you also forget the talented Susan May Warren is in the background, weaving the story of Gage and Ella as it comes alive before you. 

Their story takes place during winter in Montana, with an ex-freeriding-snowboarder turned rescue EMT/ski patrol, and an immigrant American who is now the State Senator of Vermont, (and who also happens to have some talent on the slopes herself). I've been to this very area in Montana in the summertime, and continually long to go back. "A Matter of Trust" showed me the beauty and danger of the mountain in the winter, all while it made me very curious as to what was going to happen to every single person in this story.  It was like 90210, only with so much more meaning (does that make it #911-90210?), so I loved experiencing the stories of the additional team members, too. I also loved reading a ski story, something else I fondly remember from my youth. "A Matter of Trust" was a great vicarious trip that only served to enhance my desire to revisit the area.

I know myself.  I'm going to have to pick up Book One of the series and go through it all to find out the stories as they develop from the beginning. Even so, jumping in at Book Three was not at all distracting.  

This is a great summer read, because it is so well done, it is good escape and easy to digest, and because it is about something so cold while the heat of the story is always there. I also like the smidgen of faith element sprinkled in here and there, just that way many of us encounter in real life.

This is yet another "Highly Recommend" book that I would never have found were it not for this Lone Star Book Blog Tour.  I encourage you to enter the giveaway, and add to your TBR pile.  *Also I noticed a Bonus:  this book is coming out in Audio form at the end of the month.  

Thank you Ms. Warren for providing me a copy of your book for an honest review.  It was so good, a definite page-turner, and I'm looking forward to more! 



GRAND PRIZE: Huckleberry Coffee, Pair of Bookish Mugs, and Full Montana Rescue Series.

PRIZE TWO: A Matter of Trust + $25 Barnes & Noble GC.

PRIZE THREE: A Matter of Trust & $10 Starbucks GC

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