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How does Tate stack up in Susan May Warren’s Montana Marshalls series?


Title: Tate
Series: The Montana Marshalls, Book 2
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

What will it cost this bodyguard to save the woman he loves?

Bodyguard, Tate Marshall, has always been the family troublemaker. Maybe it’s his impulsive propensity to get into the middle of problems that don’t belong to him. But once in, he can’t stop himself from trying to solve them and that includes his recent dilemma. He’s in love with the woman he’s supposed to protect, the beautiful Gloria, “Glo” Jackson, daughter of US Senator and presidential hopeful Reba Jackson. A member of the country band, the Yankee Belles, Glo was targeted in a recent terrorist attack designed to deter her mother from running.

Glo is as stubborn as her mother, and Glo isn’t about to hide from threats, at least the kind that won’t cost her heart. Because she’s already paid a terrible price for the war on terror, and she can’t let herself love a man who might die, especially because of her.

As the campaign heats up and the threats deepen, so does the attraction between Tate and Glo. But when they’re discovered, and Tate is fired, what will he do to protect the woman he loves?
And what will Glo do to keep from losing another man to the costs of war?

The gripping second installment of the Marshall Family series.

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Book Review:

Susan May Warren creates high-octane, action-packed adventures fit to keep you on the edge of your seat. Tate is book 2 in the Montana Marshalls series, following after Knox. 

Tate is the type of man who’s always trying to prove himself. He never feels as though he measured up. After taking a single sentence spoken by his father out of years of conversation, Tate believes he’ll never be a hero like big brother Knox. But he does everything in his power to prove he can do everything by himself.

Tate picks up right on top of where Knox left off. Tate and Glo already have feelings for one another, and he’s already been protecting her for some time, this allows for a more rapid pace of romance. Not to mention the never-ending battle to keep Glo safe.

I enjoyed the internal struggle of Tate and Glo. Tate wants to prove to everyone that he can solve any problem, climb any mountain, and protect the love of his life. Glo has made a life for herself outside the political spotlight her mother puts on her. But once drawn back into that intricate web, she loses herself to become who her mother thinks she should be. I didn’t like that version of Glo. She was vindictive and manipulative. At times, it didn’t appear she loved Tate even a little.

You can’t beat the settings in Tate. From Nashville to Atlanta and Montana, you get a broad sweep of landscapes which Susan May Warren paints in beautiful detail. As a Contemporary Christian Romance, I fell in love with the characters and the places. Although Tate is obviously about Tate, we’re also given a detailed look at the rest of the Marshall family and some returning characters from the Montana Rescue series. It can be a lot to absorb, so be ready.

Honestly, I had a bit of worry on the Christian aspect, but only at first. After reading several of the Montana Rescue books, I knew it would show up sooner or later. When it did, it hit with a bang. Not an over-the-head whack with an iron skillet. More like the pop of a firecracker on an otherwise silent night. Then, it kept coming round…Mostly thanks to Reuben, who has had some influence off the page in Knox and Kelsey’s lives.

“Not long enough. But you’ve spent your entire life showing up for everyone else. What if you let God show up for you? Show you that you don’t have to do anything for Him to love you.” – Kelsey

“It’s the only deal, Tate. When you show up with nothing and discover that you’re loved because of who you are – that’s when you realize what it means to be a son of God. That’s when you discover that you’ve inherited more than you could possibly imagine. It’s pretty breathtaking.” He grinned. “Sort of like free-falling, knowing that your chute is going to catch you.” – Reuben

 I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from JustRead Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.



About the author:  susan may warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Giveaway: Tate blog giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Knox & Tate, plus 2 CDs – Kelsea Ballerini (Unapologetically) and Brett Young (Ticket to LA)


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