Rescue Me

Rescue Me

When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him--not just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff's department and PEAK Rescue, but in his private life. He's the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father's accidental death. And he's the one--perhaps the only one--who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Sa...

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Title:Rescue Me
Author:Susan May Warren
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ISBN:0800727444
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages

Rescue Me Reviews

  • Madison
    Dec 20, 2016

    Rescue Me is literally heart pounding, both the action and the romance. This story was addictive, leaving me wanting more - more of the sizzling romance, more of the touching soul searching and faith affirmation, more of the tense action that just kept building and building and building. Rescue Me has so much going for it, so much packed into one novel. I can't wait to read book three in this awesome series.

    Deputy Sam Brooks knows what it takes to be the reliable one. He has to, especially becau

    Rescue Me is literally heart pounding, both the action and the romance. This story was addictive, leaving me wanting more - more of the sizzling romance, more of the touching soul searching and faith affirmation, more of the tense action that just kept building and building and building. Rescue Me has so much going for it, so much packed into one novel. I can't wait to read book three in this awesome series.

    Deputy Sam Brooks knows what it takes to be the reliable one. He has to, especially because his brother continually shirks responsibility for fun and danger. And dating Sierra fits Sam's ideals of organisation and commitment. Willow, Sierra's younger sister, knows she is nothing like responsible Sierra. Willow aches for the day she might capture the attention of someone like Sam Brooks, but she feels that no one could ever want some one as irresponsible and impulsive as Willow. It's why the church is going to overlook her for the role of youth pastor, why she isn't trusted. But a series of high-risk accidents, starting with a grizzly bear attack, leave Sam and Willow relying on each other to save themselves and the teenagers in their care.

    While this is Sam and Willow's story, there are so many other stories beautifully intertwined. Rescue Me is the continuation of Sierra's story. It's the story of Sam's relationship with his brother Pete. And it's Willow's story of finding a place that feels safe and in which she feels needed, where she can face the disappointments of her past. It's the story of Pete's chance at redemption, to prove to his brother that he isn't always the crazy, reckless one. It's the story of Pete's relationship with fellow SAR teammate, Jess. And it's the start of Jess's story, of her past that she hopes will stay buried and the future she dreams about sharing with Pete but can't quite convince herself will ever happen. It's the story of a group of remarkable and hurting young teens who face many challenges, both in their everyday lives and in their struggle for survival in the harsh mountains of Montana. And finally, Rescue Me is the story of faith, learning to trust God, see His hand in everything, and rely on Him alone for rescue.

    Apart from all those wonderful, mixed-up, crazy-addictive stories, Rescue Me combines romance, friendship, and faith finding against a beautiful backdrop of gorgeous and deadly scenery. And there is so much action. So many twists and it-really-couldn't-get-any-worse-and-then-it-does scenarios.

    However, there were a few things I didn't like, particularly the name calling and judging of women who are out with guys. I think it is incredibly hypocritical to label and judge the women but not the men... But that's the best thing about Susan May Warren's writing - she takes flawed, realistic characters and gives them stories that test their values, and challenge them to take a better look and their life and their need for God.

    I really can't wait to continue this series and see what adventures are in store for us readers next. While this series is best read chronologically due to continuing story lines and characters, each book features it's own action-packed plot and could be read as a standalone.

    The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jan 08, 2017

    I can hardly believe it, but I just might have loved this second book in the Montana Rescue series even more than the first!!! (And that's saying a lot...) The action is way ramped up throughout the entire book, and I was literally biting my fingernails at times. (It was like watching a movie in my head!) I love the author's method of including two romances in the story- the main one between Sam and Willow, and also one between team members Jess and Pete, Sam's younger brother. The characters ar

    I can hardly believe it, but I just might have loved this second book in the Montana Rescue series even more than the first!!! (And that's saying a lot...) The action is way ramped up throughout the entire book, and I was literally biting my fingernails at times. (It was like watching a movie in my head!) I love the author's method of including two romances in the story- the main one between Sam and Willow, and also one between team members Jess and Pete, Sam's younger brother. The characters are strong, yet flawed, and all their journeys- physical and emotional- are compelling and human. I think that's why I connected with this story- each character has some major hang-ups, but it made them easier to relate to as they struggled and tried their best to do what they felt was right. The romances were both very "will they/won't they" and kept me turning pages and invested in the outcome. I'm loving this series and just can't wait for the third book!!! Highly recommend!

    (I received a complimentary copy of this book; all opinions in this review are my own)

  • Cayla
    Mar 08, 2017

    3.5/5

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Jan 31, 2017

    I love this series. I gobble up these books as soon as they are out and as fast as I can. This book in particular lends itself to be gobbled. It's full on, non stop and fast paced from the very beginning. Seriously- it was like a action/drama on steroids! It was hard to put down.

    Sam and Willow are both such great characters. Opposite in a lot of ways, but so good for each other. Sam doesn't get on board with this plan for quite awhile so we have to sit by and watch with frustration as he bumbles

    I love this series. I gobble up these books as soon as they are out and as fast as I can. This book in particular lends itself to be gobbled. It's full on, non stop and fast paced from the very beginning. Seriously- it was like a action/drama on steroids! It was hard to put down.

    Sam and Willow are both such great characters. Opposite in a lot of ways, but so good for each other. Sam doesn't get on board with this plan for quite awhile so we have to sit by and watch with frustration as he bumbles up pretty much everything when it comes to Willow. But, even when bumbling, Sam is a hero, a protector, a larger than life character that steals your heart. Watching him fight his demons and ultimately win was very satisfying.

    Willow is one of my favorites. She has such enthusiasm and joy, it's hard not to like her. She wears her heart on her sleeve and I love that. She genuinely cares about others and wants to help wherever she can. I want Willow to be my friend.

    And, like I said above, this book is full of action packed drama. I was all sorts of worked up! I can't wait for the next book!! (July)

    Content: Christian Fiction so there was talk of God and religious things. Some peril and mild violence. Kissing.

    - I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was under no obligation to review and all opinions expressed are my own.

  • Trixi
    Jan 07, 2017

    Deputy Sam Brooks believes himself living the perfect life by being in love with Sierra Rose. She belongs in his orderly and predictable life, not like her flighty and carefree sister Willow. The two sisters couldn’t be more opposite in personality or thinking! Until one fateful trip taking a group of teens from church to Glacier Park shatters his perfect world! Fighting for their survival after an accident, can both Willow & Sam find out just how strong they can be working together?

    Having

    Deputy Sam Brooks believes himself living the perfect life by being in love with Sierra Rose. She belongs in his orderly and predictable life, not like her flighty and carefree sister Willow. The two sisters couldn’t be more opposite in personality or thinking! Until one fateful trip taking a group of teens from church to Glacier Park shatters his perfect world! Fighting for their survival after an accident, can both Willow & Sam find out just how strong they can be working together?

    Having read the first book of a new series “Wild Montana Skies”, it was with gleeful anticipation that I longed for this second installment of the Montana Rescue novels. Thank goodness I didn’t have to wait too long! Once the action started, each heart-pounding chapter ended on a cliff-hanger and I just couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, making me read much later in the night than I usually do! There was so much packed into this story and so many layers it had me completely engulfed, devouring the novel in just two mere days! It also had me savoring it long after I closed the final page. The romance had me smiling, anticipating how it would play out between all the characters. You can see both Willow and Sam fighting their feelings for one another for valid reasons, but really, how can you fight true love when it happens? Most importantly, I love the authors strong faith-theme that shine in these characters messy and all too real lives. She doesn’t sugarcoat the bad to tell a good story, she shows us how God fits into our all too messy lives and how He can pierce the darkness to shine His light. She knows exactly how to write beautiful stories that capture your heart and soul! She has the kind of character depth I love and quickly sweeps you into their lives, I am remiss to leave them for long. I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment to this fabulous series, in my opinion, these are not to be missed!

    *I received a copy of this through Netgalley and no review was necessary. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.*

  • Karen
    Jan 29, 2017

    Plenty of action, adventure and romantic entanglements kept this story interesting from beginning to the end!

    Love how this author skillfully uses the situations to illustrate spiritual truths, like parallels between a search and rescue operation, and the need for a Savior. The beautiful setting of the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park is a great place for many such perilous scenarios too. Felt like the characters had a lot going on, with discussions about relationships and spiritual str

    Plenty of action, adventure and romantic entanglements kept this story interesting from beginning to the end!

    Love how this author skillfully uses the situations to illustrate spiritual truths, like parallels between a search and rescue operation, and the need for a Savior. The beautiful setting of the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park is a great place for many such perilous scenarios too. Felt like the characters had a lot going on, with discussions about relationships and spiritual struggles, but it was balanced well with a lot of action, so didn't bog down at all; it made the people seem real, with all of their ups and downs. Willow was my favorite person in the story, with her sincere faith, desire to help teens, and underlying insecurities. She's someone I'd like to have as a friend in real life!

    This is the second book in this exciting series, but it was fine to read as a stand alone. It helped to have read the prequel for some background however; there is also a bit of a spoiler from the quick summary of book one. I hope to go back and read that one to fill in the details.

    Recommend to anyone who enjoys Christian romances with action! 4.5 stars

    (Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)

  • Amy
    Feb 15, 2017

    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren is in my humble opinion her best book yet. To be fair, I have not read all of her books, but I have read many and this book just really captured me to the point that I am still thinking about it and it will not be a story I will soon forget. This story is the second in the Montana Rescue series and picks up where the first one left off. One of the things I really like about this series is that for the most part the stories wrap up, but just at the very end the autho

    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren is in my humble opinion her best book yet. To be fair, I have not read all of her books, but I have read many and this book just really captured me to the point that I am still thinking about it and it will not be a story I will soon forget. This story is the second in the Montana Rescue series and picks up where the first one left off. One of the things I really like about this series is that for the most part the stories wrap up, but just at the very end the author throws out a trail of crumbs and I anxiously await the next in the series.

    This story focuses on Sam and Pete Brooks who are two brothers still reeling from a family tragedy that happened years ago, and this tragedy has altered their relationship. Not only with each other, but also with the women they love. Sam is the responsible one and Pete is reckless. Enter the ladies and these two must rescue their happily ever after’s.

    We really get to know more about Willow and see how she works, her very positive outlook on life and agonize with her as she tries to keep her feelings for Sam hidden since her sister Sierra and him appear to be perfect for each other. Jess also comes into the limelight in this story and we get a little more background information on her and there is much more to her then first appears.

    This story had me on the edge of my seat from the first page with grizzly attacks, snowstorms, and watching this team fight nature tooth and nail to save those they love. I really enjoyed the first in this series but this book really ramped up the danger and action. Sam and Willow’s romance was just so beautiful to watch unfold and the rocky road they had to travel to get there was worth the late nights I stayed up reading. What I think touched me the most was the symbolism of the title, Rescue Me, and after reading the author’s heartfelt notes, I can really see how much her heart and soul was in this story.

    I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own. This is one story I will be rereading a lot.

  • Natacha Ramos
    Feb 01, 2017

    It's a very sweet story!

    Sam is a great character, and Willow is nice too. This book has an incredible message on forgiveness and taking chances in order to live fully!

    However, the thing that touched me the most was how Sam had to let go an option in his life that seemed so right but didn't bring him joy.

    Sometimes, we fall into the trap of doing our "duty" without any delight, and it becomes a burden! Of course, we're not supposed to do what we feel all the time, but it doesn't mean our feelings

    It's a very sweet story!

    Sam is a great character, and Willow is nice too. This book has an incredible message on forgiveness and taking chances in order to live fully!

    However, the thing that touched me the most was how Sam had to let go an option in his life that seemed so right but didn't bring him joy.

    Sometimes, we fall into the trap of doing our "duty" without any delight, and it becomes a burden! Of course, we're not supposed to do what we feel all the time, but it doesn't mean our feelings are not important or that we shouldn't pay attention to them. That was a great lesson!

    This crew feels like family already, and I really can't wait to read Ian and Sierra's story! I know Gage is next, though, but I'm sure I'll like it too.

    **I received a copy of this book from Fleming H. Revell Company through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**

  • Kara
    Feb 07, 2017

    Those blue eyes! They sucked me in and convinced me to read this story. I'm so glad they didn't steer me wrong! ;) I loved Willow from the start, and wanted to hug her so many times over the course of the book. Sam definitely gives her some mixed signals in the beginning and I wanted to shake him a few times, but as he begins to realize how wonderful Willow is, I forgave him. These two have amazing chemistry together and as they both need a bit of rescuing from themselves, watching them learn to

    Those blue eyes! They sucked me in and convinced me to read this story. I'm so glad they didn't steer me wrong! ;) I loved Willow from the start, and wanted to hug her so many times over the course of the book. Sam definitely gives her some mixed signals in the beginning and I wanted to shake him a few times, but as he begins to realize how wonderful Willow is, I forgave him. These two have amazing chemistry together and as they both need a bit of rescuing from themselves, watching them learn to truly trust each other with their most vulnerable sides...ah my heart! It melted again and again. Of course, we get to the action of the story fairly quick and that kept me on my toes as well, wondering when they would be rescued and how it would happen. Ms. Warren has long been on my long list of favorite authors and this story absolutely solidifies her spot there!

  • Cara Putman
    Mar 25, 2017

    The second in one of Susan May Warren’s new series, Rescue Me takes us on a hike with Willow’s youth group. She simply wants to take the time to speak life into them, but she needs a little help. Deputy Sam Brooks comes along and the attraction between the two can’t go anywhere because he’s dating her sister. Oops!

    This book follows the Rescue crew as part of them race to find the others who are lost and in immense danger. The tension is high as the stakes are immense. Yet there are moments that

    The second in one of Susan May Warren’s new series, Rescue Me takes us on a hike with Willow’s youth group. She simply wants to take the time to speak life into them, but she needs a little help. Deputy Sam Brooks comes along and the attraction between the two can’t go anywhere because he’s dating her sister. Oops!

    This book follows the Rescue crew as part of them race to find the others who are lost and in immense danger. The tension is high as the stakes are immense. Yet there are moments that dig deep and took me to places I wanted to linger. Susan May Warren is a masterful author, and this book showcases her talents. Those who love a romance with lots of action but not necessarily suspense, will adore this book. Romance readers will love it as well.