Friday, February 11, 2022

Review: "Sunrise" by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is one of my must-read authors; if she writes it, I'll read it! So I was very eager to get my hands on the first book in her new Sky King Ranch series, Sunrise.

Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he's headed home to the destiny that awaits him.

That's not all that's waiting for Dodge. His childhood best friend and former flame, Echo Yazzie, is a true Alaskan--a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. Most of all, she's living a life Dodge knows could get her killed. One of these days she's going to get lost in the woods again, and his worst fear is that he won't be there to find her.

When one of Echo's fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. Plus, there's more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

Will Dodge be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

Sunrise is the first explosive volume in a new nail-biting series from USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren. 

Sunrise is the second chance romance of Dodge Kingston and Echo Yazzie. High school sweethearts ripped apart by hurts and misunderstandings, the two reunite ten years later when Dodge returns to Copper Mountain. The unraveling of what went wrong in the past is spread throughout most of the novel, and it was their relationship that kept me turning through the pages. 

There's a bit of a suspense thread in the novel, though it's not as strong as in several of Warren's other books. I do think the suspense will be ratcheted up in the rest of the series, as the Jane Doe minor character looks to feature more prominently, and the preview (billed as "What Comes Next") sheds some light onto Dodge's brothers Ranger and Colt, and their lives seem to be exciting, to say the least!

Though I felt like the beginning of the book was a little slow, the book also became more and more enjoyable the farther I got into it, leaving me incredibly eager to get my hands on book two, which releases in June! 4 stars.

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Read my reviews of other Susan May Warren books.

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation. She is also the founder of, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small 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."

1 comment:

  1. I thought the book started slow too and I wasn't sure I wanted to finish it. I did and enjoyed it and wasn't sure I would read anymore of the series...but then the cliffhanger!!!


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