Sunrise by Susan May Warren

If you’re a book lover, you likely have a TBR stack a mile high, like me. And in that stack are several authors I desperately want to read, but can’t seem to find the time in between all the regular books I read for review. So, when I had the opportunity to read the first book in Susan May Warren’s Sky King Ranch series, Sunrise, through the Revell Blogger program, I jumped at the opportunity! Since I started reading more romantic suspense, I’ve been wanting to try her books, and I can tell you, I’m completely addicted now!

Sunrise is a fantastic start to the series, and I’m already counting down the days until the next book releases! (It’s already available for pre-order from Baker Book House, by the way.)

Keep reading to find my full review and clickable links to purchase your own copy!

About the Book

Coming home was never the plan

After a terrible family fight, pilot Dodge Kingston left home to join the Air Force. A decade later, he’s headed back to the destiny that awaits him as heir to Sky King Ranch. But that’s not all that’s waiting for him at home.

Echo Yazzie is a true Alaskan woman–a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. After her childhood best friend and former flame, Dodge, fled Denali, she settled into life on the Alaskan range. She’s made her peace with being left behind–by her mother and by Dodge. And she’s strong enough to live without them.

When one of Echo’s fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. What she doesn’t know is that there are more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

As Dodge sets out to find Echo, he can’t ignore the feelings he still has for her. But will he be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

You can get your copy of Sunrise here.

Get a great pre-order deal on the SECOND book in the series, Sunburst, here.

My Thoughts

Sigh. I’ve got a serious book hangover from reading Sunrise by Susan May Warren. This is the first book in the Sky King Ranch series, and, wow, it had me hooked from the first page. The setting is spectacular. Warren does an excellent job of painting the majestic and wild landscape of the Alaskan range while also knitting together an intricate and closely-woven, small community. I stood in awe beside the characters as they marveled at the Aurora Borealis and felt the rush and power of the dogs as they cut the sled through the snow. It was a fantastic trip to the wilderness!

And the characters…I fell hard for Dodge and Echo’s story. And while this is definitely a suspense story with turn-the-pages-as-fast-as-you-can action, it is also a beautiful and touching love story. I don’t want to spoil a single minute of their time together, but I will say this is one of those books where the characters stay close to mind whether the book is open or not.

Overall, I enjoyed every aspect of this story. I have gushed about it to whoever I can get to listen. It’s fabulous. It’s action-packed. It’s beautiful. It’s heartfelt. And it’s only the beginning!! I can’t wait for the next book to release. Fans of romantic suspense will want this book on their shelves!!

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 85 novels with more than 1 million books sold, including the Global Search and Rescue and the Montana Rescue series, as well as Sunrise. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at, on Facebook @SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @SusanMayWarren. 

I hope you all enjoy this story as much as I did. It’s an excellent read!

Happy reading and God bless,


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