Review: KNOX / Susan May Warren

Knox, / by Susan May Warren (Montana Marshalls, 1)
Stonewater Books     ISBN     9781943935260
Adult     Rating:  4

Award-winning author Susan May Warren kicks off her new contemporary series featuring the Marshall family.

In Knox, former bull rider Knox Marshall manages the family ranch where he raises champion bucking bulls for the Bull Riders Expo. The siblings live wildly different lives: Reuben the smokejumper, Tate the bodyguard, Ford the Navy SEAL, Wyatt the hockey star, and Ruby Jane who travels the world. Only Knox stayed behind to maintain the family legacy and take care of his mother, living his ordinary everyday life.

His life is routine, nothing extraordinary about it — until he meets Kelsey Jones, lead singer in the Yankee Belles singing group. She is running from a painful past, while trying to capture success for herself. Kelsey is a poised, confident woman onstage, while offstage, she bears the scars from a violent assault.

When an explosion traps them beneath the rubble, triggering Kelseys nightmare, it is only natural for Knox to try to find the person responsible for it. Is there a connection between the bomber and her past? Will they find the person behind it before someone is seriously hurt?

The romance is clean, and the faith element is evident, with a handful of plot twists as the story unfolds. As expected, the rodeo scene features country music, beer drinking, wild characters, and so on. Some characters from her earlier books make a surprise appearance.

Knox has the elements readers have come to expect from Warren: adventure, family drama, clean romance, broken individuals, and emotional and spiritual challenges. Tate, the next novel in this series, is expected in July 2019.

Recommended for adult collections in public libraries, as well as fans of her earlier series.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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