Book Review : A Matter of Trust

Susan May Warren has once again, woven together a story of drama, thrill and a little romance sprinkled on top.  As I have said before, romance novels are not my favorite, but I sure love a novel by Ms. Warren!!

a matter of trust

A Matter of Trust dives into the life of Gage Watson a member of the PEAK rescue team in Montana.  Gage was a world famous snowboarder before an accident.  In the mountains of Montana, the PEAK teams does their best to keep the slopes cleared for skiers and snowboarders to stay safe.  However, the occasional “non-rule follower” will get past them, and then they have to put their own lives on the line to rescue the culprit.  Recently Gage is trying to keep a hot shot out of the avalanche area, as well as from making some of his own mistakes.  Unbeknownst to Gage,the sister of this certain rebel is a face from his past (cue romance music).

While I am not a romance reader, normally, I really do love how Ms. Warren writes a great story with strong characters, who you instantly like.  These stories always move along very quickly, keep me following, and leave me happy at the the end.  It is not always a happy ending, but a good ending – the right one!

I also love that there are so many redeeming messages in anything that Susan May Warren writes. The message is for anyone. Forgiveness almost always rings clearly in her stories, whether from fresh hurts, or past hurts. Understanding why people make the choices they do always helps with that process. Coming to terms with the life you are faced with as well, knowing and trusting that God has a purpose in all that happens to us and that He can use it.

My thanks to Ms. Warren for writing about strong male characters that even my boys enjoy reading about, and women who are strong enough to face life head on, but gentle enough to listen to that still small voice!

NOTE : I received a copy of A Matter of Trust in exchange for an honest review.


It’s those we love who have the power to hurt us most . . .

Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he’s remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana’s rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can’t seem to find his footing–or forget the woman who betrayed him.

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the public eye as one of the youngest senators in the country. But she has a secret–one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.

When Ella’s brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park’s most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn’t so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he’ll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother–a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.

Praise for the Montana Rescue series

“Exciting rescues and an old mystery offer a thrilling, roller-coaster plotline and plenty of drama to keep the pages turning.”–Bookpage on Wild Montana Skies

“A fast-moving, high-stakes romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Glacier National Park, which will leave longtime fans and new readers alike anticipating the next book in the series.”–Publishers Weekly on Rescue Me

Susan May Warren is the USA Today, ECPA, and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels with more than one million books sold, including Wild Montana Skies and Rescue Me. 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 Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

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