Tuesday, September 3, 2019

FORD by Susan May Warren, Reviewed by Nicole Cook

“For a second she saw the brother she’d known better than herself. Proud, strong, faithful, determined, and yes, just reckless enough to save them all.”
Ford, the highly anticipated third novel in award-winning author Susan May Warren’s Montana Marshalls series, is a must-read for fans of adrenaline-filled, action-packed, swoon-worthy contemporary romance. The Montana Marshalls series has the perfect blend of romance, action, and of course, those handsome Marshall family cowboys!

It is highly recommended that the Montana Marshalls series be read in order, since there is an overall story arc that follows throughout the entire series. Readers will miss much of the backstory if they have not read the previous books in the series first.

The novel, Ford, continues the storyline from the previous book in the series, Tate, as younger sister Ruby Jane (RJ) Marshall is the prime suspect in an assassination attempt on Russian General Boris Stanislov and finds herself on the run and in the fight for her life. While growing up with four older “superstar” brothers, Ford felt like he was never capable enough in his father’s eyes. After much strength and perseverance, Ford is now a Navy SEAL and will do anything to protect his twin sister. With the help of his teammate, Petty Officer Scarlett Hathaway, who is dealing with her own personal turmoil, they embark on a dangerous mission to Russia to bring RJ home.

“And then, in his kiss, he promised her his heart.”

In the midst of intense action and danger, Susan May Warren seamlessly weaves romance into the story and leaves readers with their hearts swooning and adrenaline racing at the same time. With his strong faith, his role as a protector, and his great love for his family, Ford easily finds a place in Scarlett’s heart, even as she questions God’s role in her own life. Susan May Warren shares the powerful message of God’s love and His constant presence in our lives even when we feel alone or undeserving.

“Out of all of them, Wyatt led with his heart. It made him a personality on the team, charming, a magnet for the women…and sometimes reckless.”

The unresolved storyline at the end of the novel incorporates the overall story arc from the entire series into the next book, Wyatt, which releases in October 2019. Ever since reading the first book in the series, Tate has always been my favorite Marshall brother, and the cover for his story is my favorite in the series. Tate, a former Army Ranger turned bodyguard, is definitely a bit reckless and trouble always has a way of finding him, but he has such an amazing heart. When he falls in love, he falls hard and will do anything to protect the woman he loves. However, after getting to know Wyatt a little more in this novel, I think he is definitely going to give Tate some competition as my favorite Marshall brother.

The Marshall brothers (Reuben, Knox, Tate, Ford, and Wyatt) each have their own unique personalities that readers will fall in love with, but they all have a protective side to them, especially toward their family and the women they love. Readers will have fun trying to pick a favorite Marshall brother or just loving them all equally instead! You can’t go wrong with any of these brothers!

Ford is highly recommended for fans who enjoy action-packed contemporary romance. If you have not had a chance to read the Montana Marshall series yet, you need to start reading Knox, Tate, and Ford right away. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

Back Cover Blurb:
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!

Author Bio:
Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of over 65 novels with more than 1 million books sold, including the Montana Rescue series. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers' Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

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  1. Thanks so much Nicole! As an author, I have learned so much from Susan May Warren--both by reading her work and by attending her workshops. This looks like a super series!

  2. Hi, this book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner ! I love the cover. I enjoyed reading the book review and the blurb! I definitely want to read this book so I will be adding it to my TBR list. Thank you so much for sharing this review. Have a Great week. God Bless you.


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