Such a mix up of misunderstandings in Wild Montana Skies, the first in the Montana Rescue series by Susan May Warren. [The pre-quel is free on Amazon, but I haven’t read it…yet.] There are many different levels in the main story between Kacey and Ben as they deal with careers, family, spiritual issues, their relationship, the community, and search and rescue missions. Then there are subplots and hints of more subplots with the supporting characters.
Kacey, the heroine, has hit a pivotal point in her military career and that leads to a change in relationships with God, her parents, daughter, and ex-boyfriend. Through the story she deals with physical, mental, and emotional changes in a great way and comes out stronger at the end. There are scars and hurts, but she’ll figure it out with the Lord’s help.
Ben is the hero and he is looking for a good reason to make changes in his life. He starts one in motion himself, but some other changes are thrown at him with no warning. He comes to his decision quicker than Kacey and sticks with it, kudos to Ben.
One of my favorite characters is Ben’s dad. He gives good advice and lives a life of service to others. I definitely dislike Hollie Montgomery, but I’m pretty sure that was the idea. There are a bunch of other supporting characters that fit in well; I’m pretty sure we’ll get to read more about Kacey’s friends in future books.
I love the parts about hiking and the beautiful outdoors. Not so keen on the flash floods and lost hikers; but I know the story would be boring without them. And it is definitely NOT a boring story. So far I haven’t read a book by Susan May Warren that I haven’t liked.
Here is some backcover copy:
The last thing Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Kacey Fairing needs upon returning home to Mercy Falls, Montana is to run into her mistakes. After a devastating crash during her recent military tour in Afghanistan she’s emotionally broken but ready to start putting her life back together. She just wants to reconnect with her teenage daughter and spend the summer working as the new lead pilot of PEAK Rescue in Glacier National Park.
But her mistakes aren’t so easily forgotten. Because Ben King is also back in town.
Country music star Ben King abandoned his past when he moved to Nashville thirteen years ago to start his career. He hoped to heal his broken heart, caused by losing the woman he loved. But when his father is injured, Ben is called home to help manage PEAK Rescue during his recovery. He doesn’t realize his father has ulterior motives until his old flame, Kacey, walks into his house and back into his heart.
Now, with Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben will have to work together to save lives. But when secrets are uncovered and old hurts rise to the surface, will they walk away again? Or can they find a different ending to their country love song?
You can find more information at the author’s site. Published by Revell. This book was sent to me for the book tour. The words are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.