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The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

What is this book about?

Haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong, former pararescue jumper Orion Starr has no desire to join Hamilton Jones’s elite rescue team. But he also can’t shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali in Alaska.

Jenny Calhoun’s yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from her guilt. The former CIA profiler and psychiatrist green-lighted an operation against the Taliban that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she’ll be forced to trust her life to the most dangerous of heroes—the man she nearly killed.

Orion and Jenny will have to put their wounds behind them to save their friends…and their hearts.

My review:

This story definitely grabbed me from the start. I can always count on thrilling adventure when I pick up this author’s books. If trying to survive on an Alaskan mountain isn’t thrilling, I don’t know what is.

The romance between Jenny and Orion was tangible and sweet. Both of them were fighting their own demons which made for lots of romantic tension. I have to admit that I found myself even more interested in the interactions between Jake and Aria (I am definitely going to pick up book two in this series for their story.)

I loved Hamilton Jones. I hope there is a story for him because his deep faith drew me in. I know that it bothered Orion and Jake at times, but I personally found him to be my favorite character in the story.

The one thing that I had trouble with was all of the climbing jargon and technical descriptions. There were quite a few times when I felt pulled out of the story because I didn’t understand what was going on technically.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Hamilton Jones and the interactions between Jake and Aria.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Too much technical description.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. This author is really good at pulling the reader into a story and taking them on a heart pounding adventure. This is the first book in the series.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Susan May Warren, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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