Sundown – Susan May Warren

Sundown Susan May Warren
Sundown 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, One Last Shot
Series: Sky King Ranch #3
Published by Revell on November 1, 2022
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Romance, Suspense
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Former Delta Operative Colt Kingston knows when someone is lying. He may not know the truth, but he sure doesn't trust Tae, the woman who is caring for his ailing father at Sky King Ranch. Behind those beautiful blue eyes, he can tell there is a troubled--and smart--woman.
A few of her stories prove true--he's found the crashed plane and the dead body inside. Still, her story of survival seems too incredible to believe . . . until the thugs she claims to be hunting her show up and threaten Sky King Ranch. Now Tae must disappear, along with her secrets.
But Colt's not about to let her go it alone. And when they discover that her secrets include the antidote to a plague that threatens the world, it'll take all three Kingston brothers to save the country they've vowed to protect.
Susan May Warren brings her Sky King Ranch series to a climactic close with this high-stakes race against the clock.

Susan May Warren is my favorite author of the romantic suspense genre. Hands down. I can always depend on her books to capture me. Wrap me in their plots and characters and not loosen their holds until reaching the conclusion. Sundown is no exception. My only regret is I wish I had read the other two books in the “Sky King Ranch” series more recently, rather than a good while ago. While Sundown by Susan May Warren can stand on its own, it hints at snippets from its prequels, and I could not remember many of them. Colt and Taylor are both broken people. Through the help of friends, family, and God, they find new life. Peace. Joy.

Colt sees little value in his own life. He always takes the risks and throws himself into danger because he does not think his life matters. Not really. Everyone else’s lives matter more, so sure, he will jeopardize his life for someone else’s. Some might call him a hero for that, but Colt does not see it that way. I loved everything about Colt. He may be my favorite of the Kingston brothers if I had to choose one. He is one of the individuals who often does the right things for the wrong reasons. Throughout Sundown, however, his friends and family pour into him and lead him to the truth—that he is loved. Not just by his family but by an incredible God.

Taylor puts the weight of the world on her shoulders. Yes, she’s a doctor, and yes, her brain may have the clues to a vaccine. Regardless, Taylor pressures herself to do more. Be better. And she will do it herself; that way, no one else will get hurt. Colt will not take that for an answer, so he follows her. Through the thorniest brambles and the darkest caves to face her giants. She never gives up. Not necessarily because of her resolve but because she knows the world depends on her.

The only reason I did not give this novel five stars: Taylor. I did not like her, nor did I find her occupation believable. Nothing about her screams “doctor” to me. Now, I know you cannot put all in the medical profession in a box. One of my close friends is a doctor, and she does not fit the stereotype in the least. But Taylor seems to be more of how an author would write a doctor character versus how a doctor would be in real life.

I loved Sundown by Susan May Warren. It is the perfect conclusion to her “Sky King Ranch” series, and I cannot wait until she publishes another book. I will be waiting on pins and needles!