Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Matter of Trust

GIVEAWAY
WARREN, SUSAN MAY
A MATTER OF TRUST

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 sponserships, 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.

Book Three of the Mountain Rescue series.

My Review:

Nail-biting adventure high on a mountain top makes for a page turning read. You'll want to bundle up before you start in reading A Matter of Trust because most of it takes place in the frigid outdoors. Brrrrr. Mind you, having Gage around to keep you warm is a real plus. :-)

If you're familiar with this series, you've already met Gage and I have to admit to being really anxious for his story though surprised that it turned up in Book 3. I really expected Pete and Jess to take centre stage this time, based on the lead in from Book 2, but Warren delivers us some more foreshadowed angst where those two are concerned in this story. As well as even more romantic angst involving Ty. Oy, I will be on pins and needles until every member of the PEAK Rescue Teams finds their happily ever after. Lot's of delightful reading anticipation for me! And you -- hopefully.

Having said all that -- you could read A Matter of Trust as a standalone...but this series is so awesome with its realistic characters and action-packed adventures and toe-curling romance that you should really read the books in order. Plus there's a bit of a mystery that has been on the back burner in these first books that is going to amp up as the series progresses. Might as well get in on the emotional roller-coaster from the very start!

As in the other books in this series, Warren has woven an exceptional inspirational thread throughout her characters lives. Both Gage and Ella struggle with the need to be in control. It affects their lives in different ways until their journey in the wilderness leads them to face some hard truths. "And suddenly, despite the cold, a knot began to unravel in his chest. He could almost feel it -- the full breath of grace filling his lungs." (p 280) There are always so many great takeaway quotes in Susan May Warren's books and that one shot a thrill right through me.

This winning combination of romance and adventure makes for the kind of book you don't want to put down until you reach the end...which is kind of a cliffhanger...and whatever you do, don't read the teaser for the fourth book that comes at the end of this one -- not if you want to sleep from now until Troubled Waters releases in January!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Matter of Trust, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please at the title to your subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 5 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

50 comments:

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  2. Oh I'm so happy to read your review Kav!! Of course I've read this one (and all the previous books) and was waiting for you to feature this. Definitely a series that lends itself to reading every single one because there's just so much Susan puts into these that you don't want to miss a moment of it!

    I also have an early copy of "Troubled Waters" waiting on my shelf (Ian & Sierra's story)...but it will have to wait a while longer. I hope you are going to read all the books Kav, because these are just too good not to! :-)

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    1. Gah! Ian and Sierra???? When will it be Pete and Jess's turn???????????? And yes, I'm definitely going to read all the books.

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    2. I don't know, I've wondered the same thing! The next book out in May is called "Storm Front" and it's Ty & Brette's story. Like you, I won't be happy or satisfied until all the PEAK members finally have their happily-ever-after...lol!

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    3. P.S. Maybe like all the rest, she'll have a secondary romance going on in the background for Pete & Jess. I could just come out and ask her since I'm on her team :-) Unless you want to remain in suspense...lol!

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    4. Nooooooo -- ask herrrrrrrrrr!!!! Now!!!! LOL And see, from the way A Matter of Trust ended I was sure Ty and Brette's story would continue too.

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  3. Thank you for this great review Kav! I love her writing and read the first book in the series. Would love to read this one too! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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    1. Sorry, I forgot my email address;

      countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    2. Yes -- you must keep up with the PEAK rescue team. Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. I've thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the Montana Rescue series as well as the Montana Fire series. She does such a great job of making the reader feel the intensity of the story! I wonder how many books will be in the series... all the characters need to find a HEA!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I think there's at least 6 in the series. Hoping so, anyway. And I love that intensity too. Makes me want to DEAR - Drop Everything And Read. Good luck Heidi.

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  5. Susie May is a great writer. I would love to read this one!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes you would! Good luck, Melanie.

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  6. I have Books 1-3 on my Kindle and MUST push them up on my tbr stack! Loved your review, Kav. SMW is a great author and did you/Trixi say SIX in this series!?

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    1. Yes -- and at least two novellas which I can't read 'cause they are only in ebook format. :-) Hope you get to enjoy the Montana PEAK Rescue series soon!

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  7. I love Susan’s stories. I read so many already but not this series. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. It's an awesome series, Becky! Good luck!

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  8. Oh I am so looking forward to reading this series. I love Susan's writing. She really pulls you into her stories. Thanks for the giveaway and the review.
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Yes she does -- lots of emotion and tons of angst and faith. Good luck, Loraine.

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  9. O my...I love Susan May Warren’s Books, and this one sounds like a nail-biter! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. The action scenes are incredible! Good luck, VanG.

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  10. Now this one sounds great. I've had it on my lists since I 1st seen it. Thanks for the chance. :)
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's awesome -- all her books are. Good luck, Linda.

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  11. This was a great book. Good luck ladies.

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    1. You seem to be a step ahead of me these days, Lucy! :-)

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  12. I love Susie May! Count me in. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet
    Thanks.

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  13. Love Susan's books!! I have the first two in the series and definitely need the third ( and the others to come). Thanks so much for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's an addictive series. Good luck, Pam.

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  14. I LOVED THIS BOOK!
    I have it already so I don't need to be entered into the giveaway but wanted to share that it's awesome!

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    1. Yay -- thanks for sharing the book love, Mindy.

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  15. I have not read Susan May Warren. This sounds like a fantastic book!

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    1. Great place to start reading her, Pat. Good luck.

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  16. I've not yet had the pleasure of reading Susan's books. Kav, thank you for the great review and a chance to win a copy.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  17. I really enjoy Susie's books and, believe it or not, I have broken my own rule and have already read the first two books. Winter will be here before we know it and I can't wait to snuggle up with this book and a cup of hot chocolate. Thanks, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Too hard to resist, right? Yes, this is definitely a stellar winter read. Good luck, Diane.

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  18. I am OBSESSED with this series! Eeeekkk! Can't wait to read this one!

    ladepooh AT hotmail dot com

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    1. LOL -- and isn't it lovely that there are so many books in the series we can enjoy our obsession for a nice long while? Good luck, Lea.

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  19. Oooh, sounds great. I have the other books in this series and would love to add this one! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance.
    mbaaij at hetnet dot nl

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    1. You're welcome, Marian. It's a great series. Good luck.

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  20. Yes, yes, yes! I recently finished the second one but haven't gotten a copy of this one yet (the third one). I would love to read it! I have loved the first two, and like you, wonder when it will be Pete and Jess's turn. Sounds like not for a while though...

    LLWaltz [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. I know -- the whole Pete and Jess thing is driving me crazy! LOL Good luck, Laura.

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  21. never read her before! Yikes, I need to remedy that! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yikes! Yes you do!!! Good luck, Susan.

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  22. Yes, anything by Susan is good. Thanks. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. I'm having fun catching up on her earlier books too since I'm a bit of a latebloomer Warren fan. Good luck, Tammie.

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  23. Sounds like a great romantic adventure!

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. With a capital A on Adventure! Good luck, Patty.

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