Friday, October 12, 2018

WAIT FOR ME BY Susan May Warren, Reviewed by Susan Snodgrass

'I might be less apt to blame myself if I actually believed that God was on my side, that I wasn't a screw-up that had it coming.'

Susan May Warren finally gives her loyal readers Pete Brooks and Jess Taggert's story. And what a story it is! We have suffered with, trusted for and longed for this couple for several books now. Warren delivered magnificently with their own book, too.

Pete Brooks has always felt like a screw-up, always jumping in, putting his life on the line, never stopping to think what might be the consequences of his actions. But he loves Jess Taggert. Loves her in a way he didn't even imagine could be possible. But Jess has hurt him so much. She has promised to be there for him several times and yet several times has left. Pete doesn't think he can handle anymore, doesn't believe any reason Jess gives him will be enough to soothe his pain. But he can't get this woman out of his heart. She has a permanent place there, no matter what she does.

Jess Taggert has always just wanted to not cause pain to anyone. She doesn't want to be the cause of anymore problems. Ever. She can't bear to hurt anyone else again. Even if she destroys her own heart in the process. She just can't grasp the fact that she can't please everyone all the time. Even if she tries and gives it her all, somebody is going to get hurt. But she loves Pete. She loves him so much.

This couple has had a place in my heart for several books now. When I first met them, I wanted them to have a happy ending. But oh, the pain they endure. Susan May Warren always manages to pack so much emotion in her books, it's absolutely incredible. We FEEL the pain these folks are going through, are right there in the danger they face, and believe me, there is plenty of danger here, for someone is stalking them in the desolate, wintry woods. And she also manages to include such a powerful spiritual thread in the midst of all this emotion. God is our rescuer, not someone else. We just have to trust Him and lean into Him and allow His sweet peace and healing to flood our hearts. This is the message here. We may think we know the best way, but God truly does know the best way.

We see more of Shae Johnson here and Ned Marshall and we also meet a few folks that I feel, at least, I hope, Warren will give us more of in a future book or books. Because I think they have a story to tell. I never, ever miss a Susan May Warren book and they all sit proudly on my shelves. Definitely worth a re-read, all of them. Highly recommended.

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a preview copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own and I was under no obligation to review, nor provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:
Pete Brooks can't believe he's waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancé. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn't sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward.

EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he's no longer interested. When a terrible fight between them sparks an impulsive decision, she finds herself crashed on the side of a highway along with Esme Shaw. And just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse, she and Esme are taken captive and into the untamed Montana wilderness--with murderous intent.

Now Pete and the other PEAK Rescue Team members are in a race against time, the elements, and the actions of a vengeful man. Pete will have to use everything he's learned to find Jess and Esme--and pray that his past mistakes don't cost him the life of the woman he can't stop loving.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm reading Take a Chance on Me. It's keeping me up late. That's the deal you get when you pick up a Susan May Warren story!
    Honestly, she makes me a better writer.


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