Author: Susan May Warren
It's those we love who have the power to hurt us most . . .
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 who betrayed him.
Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the public eye as one of the youngest senators 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.
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"You're a good guy, Gage. I've always known that."
Gage Watson's stellar snowboarding career was upended by the lovely lawyer- turned- state- senator who spoke those very words. Found liable for a petulant teen's accidental death in a civil law suit, Gage has retooled his career by serving on the PEAK rescue team and patrolling some of Montana's most challenging slopes. Three years later, Ella Blair still has the ability to scare him, for he "never has been able to take a full breath around her"; it had been love at first sight, or so he thought.
Ella Blair can scarcely believe that she has the opportunity to make amends with Gage Watson, or at least to tell him how sorry she is for ruining his career, for she has never forgotten the kind, charismatic man that she imagined once loved her. Their opportunity to clear the air is cut short, however, when Ella's rebellious brother decides to mimic Gage's greatness by making a run down a dangerous series of peaks; succeeding in going off the grid ahead of foul weather. A fine boarder herself, Ella insists on joining Gage for a search and rescue mission, but can they lay aside their differences long enough to re-establish peace on that mountain?
Susan May Warren has hit her stride in this episode of the "Montana Rescue" series; for in spite of being inundated with fascinating ski lingo, the story allows room for its characters to break free of the guilt and regret that has entombed them; discovering that it is the nature of God to "love the lost and broken and scared . . . . and buried".
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group.