Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review: "Storm Front" by Susan May Warren

So ... this has absolutely nothing to do with the book, but every time I look at the cover, I see Henry Cavill, which isn't exactly a bad thing! Now that we have that out of the way, let's get to the book ...

A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved--and lost--walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.

A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn't expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked--no, ran--from over a year ago. She had her reasons--good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn't the kind of man to give up--not on the missing students, or on her.

Life and love hang in the balance in Susan May Warren's breathless story of holding on to hope during a deadly summer of storms.

Storm Front picks up about a year after the events of Troubled Waters and 18 months after A Matter of Trust, where readers first met Brette Arnold. When Brette disappeared from Ty's life at the end of  A Matter of Trust, I assumed I knew why ... and I couldn't have been more wrong. (Don't worry, I won't spoil it for you.)

Brette and Ty meet again when Brette's storm chasing team and PEAK Rescue members converge on a small town in Minnesota that was just hit by a tornado. Though they only knew each other a few days before Brette ran away, their attraction and connection is strong once they see each other again. Both grow personally and spiritually throughout the book, and their eventual reunion is sweet and romantic.

Brette and Ty aren't the only love story in the novel: Ben and Kacey, the couple from Wild Montana Skies, still haven't tied the knot, and it's beginning to look like they never will. They go through a lot over the course of the novel, and I enjoyed catching up with them. So many romance novels end with the couple happily together, and, as a reader, you're tempted to believe that life for the pair is all sunshine and rainbows after that. I appreciate that Warren is combating that notion (while still giving our beloved characters happy endings).

As with all the other Montana Rescue novels, action and adventure feature heavily into the plot, and I particularly enjoyed reading about the search for missing people in the tornado's aftermath.

Storm Front ends on a massive cliffhanger, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next novel, which will finally give some resolution to the Pete and Jess romance! 5 stars.

Note: The Montana Rescue books really do need to be read in order. The relationships build from one novel to the next, so, while you could read and enjoy Storm Front without having first read the others in the series, you'd probably be overwhelmed by the characters, and you wouldn't understand the back stories or know the beginnings of the romances featured.

Buy the book.
Read my reviews of the Montana Rescue books If Ever I Would Leave You (4 stars), Wild Montana Skies (5 stars), Rescue Me (5 stars), A Matter of Trust (5 stars), and Troubled Waters (5 stars); the Christiansen Family novels When I Fall in Love (5 stars), Evergreen (a novella—5 stars), Always on My Mind (5 stars), The Wonder of You (5 stars), and You're the One that I Want (5 stars); and a variety of Warren's other novels.

Susan May Warren is the 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. She can be found online at, on Facebook at SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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