Susan May Warren has been one of my very favorite authors for many years and it seems as if her books just keep getting better. I am constantly amazed that she is able to come up with so many new ideas and quickly crank them out. I might be able to keep up if I never read anything but her books. Flashpoint is her latest novel and the first in a new series Warren has written with Lisa Phillips, another fine suspense author. If Flashpoint is any indication, this series will be excellent.

When rookie firefighter Emily Micah is assigned to a movie set in the area, she encounters her longtime TV series crush Spenser Storm. Her job is to help protect the cast and crew as well as the surrounding area from any fire that could result from special effects used in the filming of The Drifters. She is determined to prove herself capable of her assignment and that means not going all fan girl over Spenser. Spenser’s experience with an overzealous stalker has left him nervous about all fans. Not knowing Emily’s love of his former show, he feels comfortable with her and they quickly become friends. A series of “accidents” on the set become more and more dangerous and suspicious. Although both Emily and Spenser have been able to prevent serious repercussions by their quick actions, will they be able to stop the escalation before someone dies?

As expected, I loved the characters and also enjoyed seeing a familiar face or two pop up as the story progressed. The plot was well thought out with plenty of action, mystery, adventure, misunderstandings, romance and suspense. A wealth of spiritual content blended naturally into the narrative and added the perfect touch.

I thoroughly enjoyed Flashpoint and look forward to the remaining books in this series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Sunrise Publishing. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.



An original series created by bestselling authors Susan May Warren and Lisa Phillips.

The Hollywood heartthrob and the firefighter with a secret…

Rookie firefighter Emily Micah is determined to prove herself as a new recruit to the elite Jude County Hotshots wildfire team. Assigned to the film set of The Drifters, Emily’s mission is to protect the cast and crew from the special effects that could ignite the tinder-dry Montana forest and start a wildfire.

If only her favorite actor—TV star Spenser Storm—wasn’t getting in her way.

What could go wrong?

Haunted by the memory of a rabid stalker, former child TV star Spenser Storm is hoping to revive his career, but he’s torn between the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the life of a cowboy on his family’s ranch in Montana. It doesn’t help when he sees the movie that’s supposed to launch his future is going up in flames.

And then there’s beautiful and brave Emily Micah, who not only saves his life, but seems to understand him, maybe better than she should.

As an arsonist threatens the film production, seemingly with the goal of destroying the movie entirely, Spenser realizes he’ll stop at nothing to protect his future and the woman now stealing his heart.

But Emily harbors a secret…one that could destroy the flame between them. And when it comes out, it could cost them everything, and ignite an inferno that could destroy all of the northern Montana forest.

Chasing Fire: Montana Series, Book One—Flashpoint—delivers a thrilling and emotional rollercoaster ride that will leave you breathless, yearning for more, and eager to dive into the next chapter of the thrilling series.

Chasing Fire: Montana
Book 1: Flashpoint
Book 2: Flashover
Book 3: Flashback
Book 4: Firestorm
Book 5: Fireline
Book 6: Fireproof



With nearly 2 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA, and Carol award-winning author of over ninety novels. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has penned contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, rom-coms, and Christmas novellas. With books translated into eight languages, she’s a USA Today, ECPA and CBA bestseller, and has received numerous starred Publisher Weekly reviews. Library Journal says, “Warren’s characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance.”

Susan is a nationally acclaimed writing coach, and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year. She is the founder of Novel.Academy, author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation, and a founding partner of Sunrise Media Group.