– Susan May Warren –
Sky King Ranch #1
Published 4 January 2022
I do so love it when my favourite authors are consistent in their writing. And Susan May Warren has to be one of the most consistent at writing amazing, thrilling, romantic novels. I know when I open a SMW novel that I can sit back, relax (or tense up, because let’s face it, those characters are about to be tested to their very limits) and just enjoy.
Another new book from another new series by Susan May Warren and she brings all her excellent storytelling, epic plots and relatable characters. Plus that romance we know and love.
Dodge Kingston left Alaska after his heart was broken and his actions broke his family. Now he’s back. Under duress. His father has been in a plane accident and Dodge has to return to hold the family business together. What once was his dream now seems to taunt him. Especially when he runs into Echo Yazzie. The girl who broke his heart. Echo still lives in Alaska with her dad, trying to keep him from getting thrown in jail or worse in his drive to protect the local wildlife. When one of Echo’s friends goes missing, along with Echo’s dog team, Echo sets out to search for them. But she’ll need Dodge’s help and this time, they might be facing more dangers than just the blizzards, rogue grizzly and tension between them.
Sunrise is full of thrills, spills and chills. The rugged wilderness of Alaska make the perfect backdrop for this story. Dodge is a pilot, ex-military and full of regrets. Echo, despite working as a guide in one of the harshest places on the planet, plays it safe. She lives with her father and a whole lot of what-ifs. What if she never gave up on what she once had with Dodge? What if she never broke his heart? What if she finally one day ran the Iditarod? What if her mother had never left them? Both characters and hurting and it’s the perfect time for them to revisit their past and their relationship.
As always, the secondary characters are integral to the story. Both Echo and Dodge’s fathers are complex guys who bring drama and great strength and wisdom to the story. We have a few appearances from characters from Warren’s previous books. And there is a lot more to uncover about Dodge’s brothers, who, if the last part of the book is any indication, will feature in the next book in this series. I’m looking forward to continuing this romance and adventure-filled series.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Adult fiction.
Genre: Christian suspense
Themes: Alaska, pilots, romance, search and rescue, family, relationships, wildlife, animals, military.
Advisory: Injury. Harm to animals, poaching, hunting, killing, field dressing. Alcohol use.
Representation: White main and side characters, one black-Native American side character.
Published: 4 January 2022 by Revell
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 368 pages.
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