Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn't realize is that someone else is also back in town.
Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that's on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he's fully recovered. It doesn't take long, though, to discover his father's ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart.
With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?
This book was slow getting started for me, but I think it was because I read the prequel. The prequel left me thinking this series was going to go a certain direction, but it went somewhere completely different. Because of that, I found myself a little confused the first few chapters of this book. However, once I figured out the timeline and how everyone intertwined with each other this book was one I could not put down.
In this first full book in the series we meet Kacey. Kacey is trying to live her life between serving the country in the military and being a mom for her tween daughter. She clearly has some baggage and bouts of PTSD to deal with as she arrives home for a summer on leave. We quickly discover she is conflicted between being a mom and being a soldier, but she seems to think she can find a good balance by working with the Peak Rescue unit during her leave.
But Ben King is also home for the summer. Country superstar, and father of Kacey’s baby, Ben just wants out of town. He wants to care for his dad, but on his terms, and also has some baggage hanging around with his music career. Then he finds out he has a daughter, and everything changes. Ben becomes a man on a mission to win the love of his life and be a part of his daughter’s world. We see a broken man who just wants to find his place in the world, and I really liked the person Ben became once he and Kacey began talking again.
This story is full of God’s grace and what He can do for you if you will give your life to Him. God comes through in major ways for each character in this book, and it is apparent He is going to be a big part in the story as it continues through the remainder of the series. I love how the characters turn to God to meet their needs and find answers to their problems in life.
I loved this book and am looking forward to what is to come in this series. It is going to be a good one.
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.