Wait For Me – Susan May Warren – Montana Rescue #6 – Revell – Published 6 November 2018
Pete Brooks can’t believe he’s waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancé. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn’t sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward.
EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he’s no longer interested. When a terrible fight between them sparks an impulsive decision, she finds herself crashed on the side of a highway along with Esme Shaw. And just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she and Esme are taken captive and into the untamed Montana wilderness—with murderous intent.
Now Pete and the other PEAK Rescue Team members are in a race against time, the elements, and the actions of a vengeful man. Pete will have to use everything he’s learned to find Jess and Esme—and pray that his past mistakes don’t cost him the life of the woman he can’t stop loving.
With Wait For Me, Susan May Warren brings her stunning romantic suspense series Montana Rescue to a close. Wait For Me is the sixth and final book in a series that has given readers so many tense life-and-death situations, challenges, and stories of resilience, survival, faith, second chances and, of course, love. Bringing the series full circle, Wait For Me finally gives readers the long-awaited story of Pete and Jess – characters whose complicated relationship has been spread throughout the series – as well as a conclusion to the mystery surrounding the disappearance and recent return of Esme Shaw. It is thrilling, romantic, deeply layered and everything I have come to expect from Warren.
Pete Brooks promised Jess Tagg, aka Selene Taggert, that he would wait for her. But after a year of silence, broken promises to return and news that she is engaged to someone else, Pete knows that it might be time to move on. When Jess makes a surprise return to Montana neither she nor Pete know how to deal with their complicated emotions and tangled story. But when Jess, Esme Shaw and Esme’s date Ned Marshall are run off the road and kidnapped, Pete will stop at nothing to rescue Jess- no matter what the future holds for them.
Pete and Jess’s story has been one I have been eagerly awaiting. Their story, ups and downs, possibilities and near-misses, has been scattered throughout the events of the first five books in the Montana Rescue series. Pete has lived with much regret, first from the death of his father, then a broken relationship with his brother and countless poor decisions, and more recently lives he couldn’t save, but losing Jess haunts him the most. Torn between wanting to fight for her and protecting his heart, it’s hard not to fall a little for Pete and his broken heart and protective drive. Jess, on the other hand, is a runner. She ran from New York and her father’s crimes and her family’s reaction, she ran from Pete and the pull she felt between her two worlds. Wait For Me gives Pete and Jess a chance to finally bring everything out into the open, clear up misunderstandings and finally, truly fight for what they both want.
Wait For Me is also Esme’s story. After her disappearance five years ago and staying silent about the crimes she witnessed, Esme has only recently returned to Montana with the intent to bring justice to those who deserve it. But when she, Jess and Ned are kidnapped and find themselves lost in the Montana wilderness, knows she might finally be paying for what she saw. Together, she, Jess and Ned must fight for survival – both from the elements and from the person hunting them.
Incredibly strong characters with amazing strength and resilience has always been the thing I have loved most about the Montana Rescue series. And while Jess longs for rescue throughout the story, she never once gives up or stays down. Neither will Pete and the PEAK team give up.
Bringing the series to a close, Wait For Me has all the romantic tension, tests of survival, and strong camaraderie of all of the books in the Montana Rescue series. I suggest reading the other books in the series before starting Wait For Me, and I can highly recommend each and every one of them. While it is sad to see this series concluded, I have highly enjoyed journeying with these characters.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Genre: Christian suspense.
Themes: Action, Adventure, Survival, Romance, Relationships, Search and rescue, kidnapping, engagements, family.
Published: 6 November 2018 by Revell.
Format: Paperback, ebook. 336 pages.