Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ford {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Family…country…or the woman he loves…

Navy Seal Ford Marshall isn’t the kind to stand by and let a woman get hurt—especially when it involves his twin sister, RJ. So, when she makes the news, accused of sparking an international incident, he doesn’t care what it takes—he’s going to find her and bring her home.

But he might need a little help, so he calls on the woman who has had his back during the last three years—Petty Officer Scarlett Hathaway, former communications expert-turned Rescue Swimmer candidate. She’ll help him get into the country, watch his back, and…well, they might be able to have one last mission together before she leaves for a new life, a life he very much wants to be a part of now that she is off his team. Maybe he can convince her to give them a chance to kindle the spark that’s simmered between them for years.

Scarlett Hathaway isn’t sure what future she wants—not when she suddenly has to care for her little brother. Maybe she should quit the Navy and start a life with the man she can’t seem to get out of her heart. So yes, she’ll help Ford find his sister. And maybe, along the way, figure out if they have a future.

But finding RJ somewhere in the vastness of Russia with the FSB chasing them will push Scarlett beyond even her courage and make her question everything she thought she wanted…including Ford. What will it cost her to love a man who saves the world?

And when Ford is asked to choose between saving his sister, saving the world from a war, and rescuing the woman he loves…can he live with his decision?

The third book in the Montana Marshalls series will leave you breathless!

With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over forty-five novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. She’s a three time RITA finalist and an eight time Christy Finalist.

Of her books, Publisher’s Weekly has written, “Warren lays bare her characters’ human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness.”

And Library Journal adds, “Warren's characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance…”

Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com and www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She’s also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation.

Ford is book 3 in the Montana Marshalls series. Having read several series by Susan May Warren, I would say MOST of her novels can be read on their own in any order. You might get little glimpses here and there of previous stories, but you won't feel lost and can still go back later and enjoy those previous stories without feeling like you already know exactly what's going to happen. Montana Marshalls is a definite exception. Unlike her other series, these stories are much more connected, continuing the stories through each new book. The primary story in Ford was actually introduced in Tate, and likewise this book sets us up for what's to come in book number 4, Wyatt as well. While I won't say you absolutely can't read them out of order, I certainly feel like you will get the most out of the story by doing so.

In Ford, we pick back up on the story started in Knox. Ford's twin sister RJ has been suspected of assassination, and in true hero fashion Ford makes it his mission to save the day. This takes the story across the globe to Russia on an amazing adventure that I could not put down. Susan May Warren is already among my absolute favorite authors, and while I've loved all her previous work to include the previous in this series, this one just feels BIGGER. There was more drama, more adventure, more suspense, and of course romance too. Every turn of the page kept me in it's grip waiting to see how it was all going to end. When this one ended, I found myself sitting in anticipation of the next installment... however will I make it to October!?

I do think it's important to note that this book does have talk of rape. It is not graphic, there are no details really given, but I think it's important to note that it IS mentioned, should it be triggering for any potential readers.

If you are already a fan of Susan May Warren, this series and book is on the next level and I'm certain it'll make you an even greater fan. For those who are new to the author, this is a GREAT place to start. Absolutely, positively fantastic! I cannot wait for more!


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