Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Last Chance by Susan May Warren

Posted June 5, 2024 by meezcarrie in 5 stars, Book Review, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance, Susan May Warren / 46 Comments


One Last Chance book review

One Last Chance by Susan May WarrenONE LAST CHANCE by Susan May Warren
SERIES:
Alaska Air One Rescue #2

GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: SDG Publishing (ebook) & Revell (print)
RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2024
PAGES: 336

Axel Mulligan was built to be a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. He swam fast and endured long, a miracle for those in peril–until a tragedy sent him home to Alaska. Now, three years later, he’s not going to let the past repeat itself. As an Air One rescue swimmer, he’ll do anything to save lives–including sacrifice his own.

He expects to do just that while trying to rescue a group of tourists from the icy waters of the Gulf of Alaska. But if not for the voice on the other end of the ham radio, he might have given up and let hypothermia win. That voice awakened something in his heart, and he sets out to find the woman it belongs to.

Flynn Turnquist is not who Axel thinks she is. A national wildlife researcher, she’s deep in the bush, tracking wolf pack patterns. Or is she? In fact, she’s a former cop, tracking down a serial killer. She nearly had him–until he escaped into the wilds of the Alaska bush.

When Axel finds Flynn and discovers what she’s really up to, it stirs up a terrible nightmare he’s been dodging for years–the kidnapping and death of his own cousin. Worse, he’s led the killer right to her doorstep. Now, it’s a race through Alaska to stay alive. And when tragedy strikes again, he must choose between rescue or redemption.

 

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“There are things you can’t change and things you can’t, and knowing the difference is the key to a happy life.”

Oh my goodness. I don’t think I breathed the entire time I was reading One Last Chance by Susan May Warren. When it wasn’t because of the suspense thread (serial killers!) or the adventure thread (some really close call rescues!), it was because of the intense chemistry and smokin’ hot kisses between Axel and Flynn. Whew!!! I’m still fanning over here – and that definitely is NOT a complaint.

Axel and Flynn are such great characters with engaging personalities and emotional backstories. And these two are so gone over each other so quickly… but the insta-attraction-must-kiss-you-may-be-falling-in-love-with-you-already absolutely makes sense with them because of the emotionally-intense initial contact and first in-person encounter they have. That kind of ‘meet cute’ would certainly spawn some immediately-deep feelings. But of course Susan May Warren doesn’t leave them in that deep end with only physical attraction and sizzling kisses to steer their relationship-kayak. No, she puts them in one situation after another that force them to peel back some long-buried layers and in the process shape those passionate feelings for each other into something that will stand the test of time.

“But with God there are no what-ifs. There is only truth. And the truth is that you’re not in charge, God is, and no matter what happens, he is good.”

The suspense and adventure elements in One Last Chance had me on the edge of my seat, glued to the page, completely immersed in the fights for survival as well as the serial killer investigations and what happened to Flynn’s twin sister. All of which are very personal for our protagonists, kicking that tension up even further as I grew to really love Axel and Flynn so it became personal for me too. Warren captures the wild elements of Alaska so tangibly, the harshness and the beauty – and the parts that are a combination of two. I could feel the icy spray of water and the sharp rocks, the powerful wind and the wet snow… not to mention the chilling fear as the killer gets closer, the danger gets more terrifying, and the outcome gets less certain. Throw in some stunning twists and … yeah… I couldn’t have put this book down if I’d wanted to. Which I didn’t.

Bottom Line: In One Last Chance, Susan May Warren takes readers on a bumpy and completely compelling ride full of danger, mystery, surprise turns, romance, family, friendship, and faith. Let’s just say she keeps the local hospital hopping with daring rescues, close calls, and the fact that our hero & heroine are stuck in a killer’s crosshairs. Make sure you, dear reader, are also taking appropriate precautions in case you don’t remember to breathe from the pulse-pounding suspense or you find yourself in a swoon from the wowza kisses. This book really should come with a hazard warning for all of the above reasons but what a way to go! I loved book one but wow … One Last Chance just became my favorite. So far. Because I have a feeling that Moose and London’s respective stories are going to have my full attention as well.

(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I purchased for my own collection. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fantastic in every way!

KissingBook Level: 4 / keep those fans and fainting couches handy

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Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 100 novels with more than 1.5 million books sold, including the Global Search and Rescue and Montana Rescue series. 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. Visit her at SusanMayWarren.com.

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What about you? What makes you want to read One Last Chance by Susan May Warren?

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46 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One Last Chance by Susan May Warren

  1. Nancy

    I would like to read One Last Chance by Susan May Warren because I have not yet read any of her books.

  2. Amy Etner

    I always enjoy a Susan May Warren book and loved book one of this series. And am so excited for when I can read this one.

  3. Julie Pripps

    I have enjoyed many of Susan May Warren’s books. This sounds like another good one.

  4. Sandy Avery

    Loved the first book in this series and really looking forward to reading this one soon.

  5. Deborah D

    This is a new series to me. I like suspense and romance in books so this sounds like a series for me.

  6. Caryl Kane

    Susan May Warren is one of my MUST read authors! Her book boyfriends are irresistible too

  7. Sarah Evankovich

    I think a better question is “What would make me want to NOT read her books?” I love Susan May Warren. I came to know Susie via her Heirs of Anton series & have read several series since & have absolutely loved them. They’re always action packed with a good romance & sound Biblical message. Can’t wait to read what she writes next.

  8. Joe Titone

    Looks like a very interesting read! The details make me want it to be my next read.

  9. Paty Hinojosa

    Because I’ve read some of her books and they are amazing! Deep, realistic, relatable, lots of action and swooning romance! Inspiring too!

  10. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on ONE LAST CHANCE by Susan May Warren. It was already on my TBR list and now my desire to read it is even more so.

  11. Amy M.

    As much as I heart SMW’s romantic suspense, she can deliver a sermon with more power than most pastors without the reader even realizing they’ve been preached to because she makes it so flawless. I’ve never read a book of hers that hasn’t drawn me closer to God in a new way.

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