cover image A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

Susan May Warren. Revell, $14.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-8007-2745-1

Warren adds another winner to her popular Montana Rescue contemporary romance series (following Rescue Me). Extreme snowboarder Gage Watson can’t seem to escape his past. After a fatal incident occurred on his watch on the infamous cliff called Terminator Wall, he left racing and spent three years reinventing himself; now he rescues endangered skiers as a member of PEAK Rescue. Ella Blair, a young lawyer and politician, feels guilty about representing the family of the deceased snowboarder and contributing to the downfall of Gage’s racing career. When her brother recklessly decides to attempt Gage’s record-setting stunt, she heads to Montana to try to stop him. Gage joins her efforts and their old resentments and revived romantic feelings well up. The emotional content gets second billing to their dangerous attempt to save Ella’s brother from his daredevil escapade. When the rescue goes sideways and their own lives are imperiled, Gage and Ella are forced to put their faith into action and confront their past. Everything about this story sparkles: snappy dialogue, high-flying action, and mountain scenery that beckons the reader to take up snowboarding. Readers will recognize familiar friends introduced in earlier Montana Rescue novels, who round out a lively crew with engaging subplots of their own. (July)