I recently finished reading Susan May Warren's wonderful Christiansen Family series, which ended up being one of my favorite series of all time. So I'm thrilled to begin her new Montana Rescue series with this prequel novella, If Ever I Would Leave You, which is free to her newsletter subscribers and free on Kindle!
If you harbored a devastating secret, had given your solemn promise of silence… what would make you to break it?
Ian Shaw can have anything he wants…
...except the woman he loves. After all, Sierra Rose is his amazing assistant, a woman who helps him hold his empire together, leaving him free to pursue his adventurous hobbies—his only distraction from his excruciating past… until now. But what if she is the one who can finally free him from his regrets?
Sierra Rose harbors a terrible secret…
...the fact that Ian’s favorite niece and ward, Esme, just might elope with her less-than-awesome boyfriend. Sierra’s made a promise to Esme—but her first loyalty belongs to her boss Ian, the man she's admired for years. But letting herself fall in love with him risks the best job she’s ever had.
When tragedy strikes, sparks ignite…
...because Esme has vanished. Ian fears the worst--has she run away with her boyfriend? Or, has something more sinister happened in the wilds of Glacier National Park? It's a race against time, with Sierra and Ian caught in the crossfire of secrets, regrets and what-ifs.
If Ever I Would Leave You tells the story of how PEAK Rescue, the group at the center of Warren's Montana Rescue series, came to be. Billionaire Ian Shaw is working up the courage to tell his assistant Sierra how he really feels about her when tragedy strikes. He vows to do everything he can to find his missing niece Esme, including funding the rescue efforts when law enforcement needs to close the search and move on.
This prequel novella contains everything I've come to expect from Susan May Warren—strong characters, romantic chemistry, and realistic conflict. Though it does end rather abruptly with absolutely nothing resolved, it's a wonderful lead-in to the Montana Rescue series. 4 stars.
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Susan May Warren is the ECPA and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels, 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. She can be found online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.
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