One Last Shot – Susan May Warren

One Last Shot by Susan May Warren
Also by this author: The Way of the Brave, Heart of a Hero, Price of Valor, The Way of the Brave, Sunrise, Sunburst, Sundown
Series: Alaska Air One Rescue #1
Published by Revell on March 5, 2024
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Romance, Suspense
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When country music star Oaken Fox joins survivalist Mike Grizz's new adventure show in the Alaskan wilderness, he just wants to boost his fan base. But when tragedy strikes and Air One Rescue must save them, Oaken wants to quit. Too bad his producer has other plans--signing him on with Air One Rescue as a recruit and making a reality show.
EMT Boo Kingston did not join Air One Rescue to train a celebrity. But she's a rookie to the team, so yes, she'll train Oaken and keep him alive and not for a minute pay attention to his charm.
And then five women go missing from a resort during a bachelorette weekend gone wrong. Now, Air One and the rescue team will have to use all their skills and manpower--including Oaken--to find them before a blizzard settles in. But can they work together before tragedy strikes?

“‘What you have, Oaken, is a vision problem. You see things through the lens of your own perspective, your own goals and hopes and fears. But when you open your eyes to God’s view, you might see that the story is a lot different than you think.'”

I can always count on Susan May Warren to provide a satisfying, fulfilling, God-centered love story. In the mountains of Alaska, she succeeds brilliantly with One Last Shot. I couldn’t keep the grin from my lips when familiar faces from her Sky King Ranch series returned, if only in minor roles. Warren’s newest work is excellent, featuring believable characters, impactful lessons, and a heartfelt love story. She once again proves why she’s my favorite author of the Christian romantic suspense genre. Her books not only give me all the “warm and fuzzies” known to romance novels; they teach me and remind me how good my God is.

In One Last Shot by Susan May Warren, Boo Kingston could have won the reality show Survivor Quest, but she trusted the wrong ally. Some say “Any publicity is good publicity,” but Boo would vehemently disagree. The nickname “Boo Hoo” follows her in the public eye, so she goes dark. Alaska seems like a good place to hide, and she’s able to use her skills as a medic with Air One Rescue. But Boo doesn’t hang out with her teammates outside of work; she lets no one too close. She wants no recognition, no attention. Boo just wants to live her life without social media breathing over her shoulder…when she carries it as a heavy burden on her back.

Oaken Fox made a mistake, and now he’s trying to restore his reputation. A survival show for a $50,000 donation seemed like a good start. A tragic accident changes things, and he suddenly finds himself training as a celebrity guest with Air One Rescue.  Boo draws the short straw and becomes his main trainer, trying her best to stay away from the cameras and producers and off the screen.

Throughout the story, the book’s supporting characters provide valuable lessons to Oaken and Boo, all of which are founded on Christian principles. If I had read a physical version of One Last Shot by Susan May Warren, highlights would’ve filled the pages. I adored this book. It isn’t one I’d necessarily recommend to my non-Christian friends—as they might consider it “preachy”—but for me? Warren’s newest novel wrote words on my heart I didn’t even know it needed.