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Title: A Matter of Trust (Montana Rescue #3)

Author: Susan May Warren

ISBN-10: 0800727452
ISBN-13: 9780800727451

Publishing Date: July 15, 2017

Availability in London: Creation Bookstore.

Available in Hardcover and Paperback

Summary:
Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he's remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can't seem to find his footing--or forget the woman he loved, who betrayed him.

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight as the second-youngest senator in the country. But she has a secret--one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.

When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn't so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he'll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother, a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.

But old sparks relight as they search for the missing snowboarder--and suddenly, they are faced with emotions neither can deny. But when Ella's secret is revealed, can they learn to trust each other--even when disaster happens again?

Reader reviews;

Caitlyn Santi rated it 5 out of 5 Stars
This was such a fabulous addition to the Montana Rescue series!

I loved both Gage and Ella, they were both such fabulous characters! I especially loved that Ella was from Vermont, I always love it when I find connections to my home state in books!

I personally have zero interest in skiing, but I was surprised that the snowboarding scenes in this book completely engaged and enthralled me!

I loved everything about this book, as evidenced by the fact that I read it in a little over 24 hours!

A Matter of Trust contains all the elements that I have come to expect from one of Susan May Warren's books: clean knee weakening romance, adrenaline pumping action, characters that feel like family to me and a heart-touching, soul-stirring, life-changing faith story! This book, just like the whole series so far touched my heart in so many ways. I love the giddy feeling I always get when I crack open a new Susan May Warren book, and I cannot wait for Ian and Sierra's story (especially with that cliffhanger ending, Ms. Warren how can you leave us hanging like that! LOL!) thankfully I only have about six months and counting to wait!

I highly recommend A Matter of Trust, these books can probably be read as standalones but there is a plot thread that builds throughout so I think it would be best to read them in order! Besides this series is so awesome you won't want to miss out on a moment with the heroes of PEAK Rescue!

Natacha Ramos rated it 5 out of 5 Stars
Now we’re talking!

This novel is awesome! I read it in one day, and I loved it from beginning to end.

I was having a good time with this series so far, but “A Matter of Trust” took it all to the next level. I’m fully committed now.

Gage is amazing. Definitely, my favorite character in the book. In the entire Montana Rescue series, actually. He’s real and always ready to help others no matter what. I can’t believe how much I enjoyed reading his story, his hopes, his past, and his dreams. I felt a special connection with him. Ella was great too, but Gage will have a place in my heart forever.

Also, this book is so well-written. Susan May Warren is an artist with words. I was totally involved with everything that happened throughout the book, even the sub-plots. It’s incredible how the author is building the tension between the other characters in order to make you want more and more of them.

It’s working, Susie!

The PEAK Rescue team is far from over! I know that this series will keep getting better and better, and I can’t wait to see how all the details in the stories finally connect.

Denise Hershberger rated it 5 out of 5 Stars
Wow! This book flew by. Literally. As in a rush of snowboards and slopes. And cliffs and avalanches!

I've loved every book in this series but I especially loved this one. Gage and Ella were a wonderful pair of characters. I really loved Ella's ability to impress and keep up with Gage no matter what. I could never dream of being as brave and daring as her but loved living vicariously through her in the pages of this book.

I also loved all of the returning characters from the other books in this series. I've loved all the books and it seems each one is my favorite until I read the next one! Warren is an amazing author and I always get lost in the pages of her books.

Anytime an author uses her characters to learn a lesson on forgiveness is always a favorite theme of mine. It is a hard concept to forgive someone that has hurt you. I also love how Warren turns her characters back to God.

This book also started to answer some of the mysterious questions from this series. Though now I really can't wait for the next book to see how some of these mysteries resolve! I'm also curious to see how some relationships continue too.

This book is super fast paced, full of amazing descriptions of snowboarding, and also full of amazingly terrifying events. I couldn't believe what a fast read it was until I realized half the book I'd been snowboarding in terrifying conditions!

Susan Snodgrass rated it 5 out of 5 Stars
When a US senator's brother goes missing, Gage Watson is tasked to save him. He's only got one problem: the bossy and beautiful young senator wants to come with them. The same woman who tore Gage's life apart 3 years earlier. Can these two learn to trust each other and, more importantly, trust God, on the snow-filled mountains where danger seemingly awaits nearly every moment?

Susan May Warren again takes us on a journey that will nourish us spiritually as she explores the depth of God's grace and forgiveness. I absolutely love Warren's books. She is one of my all time favorite authors. Has been since I read the first book of hers. I never, ever, miss her stories. One thing I enjoy about Susan May Warren's work is that she is always bold enough to proclaim the message of Christ. She never shies away from that. I know that when I pick up one of her books, I am going to be blessed and I am going to carry away from that reading a deep spiritual nugget to encourage me in my walk with Christ.

This book, as in her others, tells the story not only of the two main characters, but is populated by the stories of their friends. And we know that each of those friends will most likely have a book of their own to star in at some point! I love every single bit of Warren's books. When I begin one, the world just kind of fades away into the background and I'm lost in her world.

This one taught me a lot I didn't know: snowboarding, skiing, freeriding. Well, I didn't know anything about it, but I learned a lot. And it was very exciting! Her descriptions are so vivid, I felt as if I were out there on those mountains, soaring through the air on a snowboard.

Seriously, I loved every single minute of this book. I highly recommend it and I don't think you will be disappointed.

Sydney Young rated it 5 out of 5 Stars
Love this. Definite page turner with substance, perfect summer romance read. I'm going to have to read the whole Series.

"A Matter of Trust" is just that, a book that makes you trust the author and her delivery from the beginning, while settling you so far into the story itself that you also forget the talented Susan May Warren is in the background, weaving the story of Gage and Ella as it comes alive before you.

Their story takes place during winter in Montana, with an ex-freeriding-snowboarder turned rescue EMT/ski patrol, and an immigrant American who is now the State Senator of Vermont, (and who also happens to have some talent on the slopes herself). I've been to this very area in Montana in the summertime, and continually long to go back. "A Matter of Trust" showed me the beauty and danger of the mountain in the winter, all while it made me very curious as to what was going to happen to every single person in this story. It was like 90210, only with so much more meaning (does that make it #911-90210?), so I loved experiencing the stories of the additional team members, too. I also loved reading a ski story, something else I fondly remember from my youth. "A Matter of Trust" was a great vicarious trip that only served to enhance my desire to revisit the area.

I know myself. I'm going to have to pick up Book One of the series and go through it all to find out the stories as they develop from the beginning. Even so, jumping in at Book Three was not at all distracting.

This is a great summer read, because it is so well done, it is good escape and easy to digest, and because it is about something so cold while the heat of the story is always there. I also like the smidgen of faith element sprinkled in here and there, just that way many of us encounter in real life.

This is yet another "Highly Recommend" book that I would never have found were it not for this Lone Star Book Blog Tour. I encourage you to enter the giveaway, and add to your TBR pile. *Also I noticed a Bonus: this book is coming out in Audio form at the end of the month.

Sadie Vanderkodde rated it 3.5 out of 5 Stars
I feel bad for giving this such a low rating, because I think it's a result of Christian fiction burnout on my behalf - not necessarily bad writing on the author's.

I'm just sick of the same ole same ole. Girl and boy have a past (it was 3 days and they fell in love ...). Something tragic happens. Secrets, shame, betrayal. Then they meet again and just can't help falling back in love no matter how hard they try. Spoiler alert: they don't try that hard. And they fall in love again after 2 days together.

I also missed some of the mystery elements Warren usually incorporates. The whole book was just one looooooong rescue - and way, way too many skiing terms. I have zero knowledge of the skiing/snowboarding world, so it was all jargon to me, and I felt like it could've been significantly edited.

All that's to say, it was an interesting story with solid character development and a decent plot. It finished with a little bit of a cliff-hanger that left me wanting more, so I'll definitely read the next one when it comes out.

Sorry for being a drag, Susan. It's not you. It's me.