Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Sam Brooks has the perfect girl picked out. Too bad he’s her second choice. As he continues to pursue a relationship with Sierra Rose, it seems like the world is conspiring to keep them apart. Just when he finally gets a real date with her, he’s called out to a bear mauling by the PEAK Rescue team. As Sam races the clock to rescue the young girl, he’s stunned to find himself – in a darkened hospital room where he can only go by the voice he hears – taking comfort from the passionate kisses of Sierra’s younger sister, Willow. Sierra is the one he wants. She’s organized, safe and everything he wants in a woman. So why can’t he get the kisses of her flaky hippie of a sister out of his mind?
¬Willow Rose has loved Sam Brooks from afar as long as she’s known him. His honor and steadfastness are qualities she treasures after the life she lived in the commune with her mother. It doesn’t hurt that he is gorgeous, either! She sees all of his good qualities and overlooks the bad. Unfortunately, the one thing she can’t overlook is the fact that Sam is focused on her sister and the one person she CAN’T hurt is Sierra.
When Willow and Sam take the church youth group on a day trip for a mountain hike, they expect to be home by supper time. As they prepare to descend the mountain in the church van, the storm that chased them off the trail, shoves them off the mountain. Can these two work together to rescue not only themselves but the kids who are depending on them? Sam has spent his whole life being the reliable rock that everyone else can lean on. Can he let go of his control long enough to let someone else rescue him?
I love this series! The characters climb off the page and into your heart as you read their stories. I loved that there was not just one love story here. Yes, Sam and Willow are probably the main one but then you have Jess and Pete, Sam’s brother and Sierra and Ian continue to smolder. I can’t wait to see whose story Ms. Warren tells in book 3! Plus, the setting is an added bonus. Glacier National Park plays a major role in the events of the story. The beauty – and danger – found in God’s creation are impressive. The story will grab you and keep you flipping pages far into the night. I highly recommend!
I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
Rated PG: The encounters with grizzlies are pretty scary as is the tumble off the mountain. Realistic? Yes, but more than I would want a young child to read.
Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher via NetGalley. Thank you!