Professional snowboarder Gage Watson fled the limelight after a tragic accident cost a fan his life. Now working as a ski patrol and serving on the PEAK rescue team, Gage can’t seem to shake the ghosts that landed him there or forget the woman he once loved — the same one who betrayed him.
As a young senator, Ella Blair spends most of her time in the public eye. But she struggles to move forward knowing she holds the secret that shattered Gage’s career. If Ella could find a way to put his career back on the right path maybe she could stop feeling so guilty.
With a snowstorm barreling toward the Glacier National Park, Ella’s brother vanishes while snowboarding on one of the most dangerous peaks. When Ella turns to PEAK Rescue, Gage is reticent to help the woman who destroyed his life, especially when she insists on joining the search party. As sparks fly amidst the dropping temperatures, not even they can deny the kindling feelings still beneath the surface, but Ella’s secret threatens to extinguish their tentative truce.
Grab your coats for this one as you’ll feel the chill all the way to your bones. A Matter of Trust delivers a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat tale as Gage and Ella race against nature to save her brother. Susan May Warren brings an icy world to life that has the reader feeling cold and frostbite right alongside the characters.
A story about mistakes and forgiveness, I loved how the characters learned that we are rescued because we need help, not because we deserve it. Such a real, yet often overlooked, concept of what God did for us.
I greatly enjoyed the way the setting popped off the pages, the valuable lessons learned, and the nail-biting quest to find the missing snowboarder. However, the romances — both the main one between Gage and Ella, and the secondary one between Ty and Brette — weren’t my favorites. They happened too fast to feel believable and I question the legitimacy of Ella’s feelings toward Gage considering her actions.
Whether you are a fan of Warren or suspenseful rescue missions, A Matter of Trust is the adventure for you. Though the novel can mostly stand alone, Ian Shaw’s search for his missing niece has arched throughout the entire Montana Rescue series to date. We’ll finally get his and Sierra’s story in the next book. To say I’m doing a happy dance for that one would be an understatement. I’ve been eagerly awaiting Ian and Sierra’s tale since the series started.
Review copy provided by publisher. Thanks!