Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

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About the book:

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?

My Review:

This book is set in my local area, so of course that made it a bit more fascinating. Of course, she changed names, added places that do not exist, but the main part was fun to find the real places.

I am not a skier or snowboarder, unlike many people in this area, but as a mother of a son that is a bit of a daredevil, I could relate to many of the parts of this tale. It was a fun, quick, summer read, dreaming of the snow coming back!

I enjoyed it, much like many of her other books, light, but with little moments of depth that can speak to you throughout.

 

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