The Montana Marshalls series by Susan May Warren has been one of my absolute favorite series. I love how the couples in each book are introduced in the previous book. For example, Knox (book one), is about Knox Marshall and Kelsey, yet his brother Tate and Kelsey’s bandmate Glo play a big role in the story as well. Book two, you guessed it, ends up being called Tate. I am also a fan of the expert blend of romance and suspense. These books have scenes that will make you swoon, then the next minute, you’ll be on the edge of your seat.
The Marshalls are a family, not Texas agents, just to be clear. They hail from a ranch in Montana and each brother (and one sister) have dangerous careers. Knox is a bull rider, Tate is an Army Ranger turned bodyguard, Ford is a Navy Seal, Wyatt is a hockey goalie, and Ruby Jane is a CIA agent. Even eldest brother Reuben is a hotshot - a firefighter who jumps from planes into forest fires. He appears in another series by Warren that I now have to read too!
Melanie, that sounds so far-fetched! Don’t care. These books are fun, and if men can read series about Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan without people rolling their eyes, then why can’t I read my far-fetched series? Hmmm? Besides, look down at those covers, I mean . . . come on!
I just finished Wyatt, and even though it isn’t the last book in the series, I just had to stop and tell you how amazing it was. If I had to sum up each Marshall brother, Knox would be the safe, sweet one (actually, Kelsey thanks him for being safe very early on); Tate would be the bad boy; Ford would be the hero . . . And Wyatt? I call him the soft disaster. Knox is still my favorite, but Wyatt gave him a run for his money. How can you not love this clueless mess of a hockey player who cried the first time he made love to Coco? He’s so clueless, you sometimes want to smack him in the head, but he’s just so adorable about it.
Speaking of both he and Coco, the characterization in this book was incredible. Wyatt and Coco were so complex and nuanced, and the way they grew over the course of the story was powerful. There were so many great quotes, I was highlighting on my Kindle like crazy. Check out my Goodreads page for those!
One night I stayed up past midnight, which is very rare for me these days, just to finish the last few chapters. The nail biting suspense meant each of the last few chapters ended in a cliffhanger, and I just had to see what happened!
Needless to say, I’m eager to read Ruby Jane and find out how things are resolved from the political intrigue to the relationship between Ruby Jane and York. And maybe a wedding or two as well?
Weddings and political intrigue? Yep, that’s what makes this series so amazing!
I am a former English teacher turned homeschool mom of three who writes Christian romance novels on the side. You know, in my huge amount of spare time.