Rescue Me is book 2 of Susan May Warren’s Montana Rescue series. This series focuses on a Montana-based search and rescue team, whose love stories play out amidst SAR missions. Rescue Me centers on Deputy Sam Brooks and youth minister Willow Rose, who find themselves stranded in a massive storm in the mountains with a terrified youth group and needing a rescue themselves. Complicated enough already, right?
Let’s add in a few more problems: Willow is in love with Sam, and Sam is starting to fall for her, but he’s dating her sister. There are multiple injuries among the group. Nobody knows exactly where they are. Willow and Sam are both struggling with painful pasts. And so on.
I really enjoyed this story. Susan May Warren does a fabulous job of developing characters that are realistic and relatable in Rescue Me. Willow longs for a home with someone dependable who loves her – something she never had living with her hippie mother. Sam still battles old grievances against his brother Pete, who just wants his big brother’s respect. All too common problems that can complicate relationships, but Warren still manages to make them fresh and unique to Sam and Willow’s burgeoning romance.
My rating: 4/5 stars
Recommended for: fans of Susan May Warren’s Montana Rescue, Montana Fire, and Christiansen Family series; readers who enjoy series that focus on a family or group; those who favor search and rescue themes
Note: I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley.