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June 15, 2017

A Matter of Trust {Susan May Warren}

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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?

The stories of the members of the PEAK Rescue team seem to better and better. I have loved this team from the beginning and look forward to each new book released.

We finally get to hang out with Gage in this one. Gage has been living in despair after his days of fame and it has seemed nothing would pull him out of the funk that has permanently taken over his life. He has been quite in past books and I was excited to get a glimpse into the man he really is.

We quickly learn he has a thing for Ella but refuses to be in love with her because of the way their relationship ended those years ago. When Ella comes back into his life, we know it is going to make for an interesting scenario.

These two find themselves stuck on a snow-covered mountain and forced to face the relationship they once had. As they spend their days searching for Ella's brother, they also dig into the details of everything that happened in the past and how they feel about the lives they have made for themselves since.

I can't tell you how this one ends, but I will tell you I didn't exactly expect the ending we got. This rescue went wrong on so many levels, but the drama unfolding back at headquarters went wrong pretty quickly as well. Not everyone got their happy ending we are all used to, and the door is wide open for the next installment in this series.

I can't wait!

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