Book Reviews

Knox by Susan May Warren

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 251
Series: The Montana Marshalls
Genre: Romance, Christian, Fiction
Rating: 4 stars


He’s not looking for trouble…

Montana rancher Knox Marshall’s danger years are behind him. A former bull-rider, he now runs the Marshall family ranch, raising champion bucking bulls for the National Professional Bullrider’s Expo (NBR-X). Wealth and success are his, but life is stable, expected, and…ordinary.  But he wants more from life…

But trouble is looking for her…

Kelsey Jones just wants a safe life, a family, a home. Onstage, the beautiful rising star of the Yankee Belles becomes the person she longs to be – vivacious and confident – burying the brokenness she carries from a violent assault. Becoming NBR-X’s next country act is key to outrunning her past and achieving the success and security she craves.

When trouble finds them both…

Knox and Kelsey’s paths collide when an explosion at an NBR-X event traps them in the rubble and leaves them reeling. Kelsey’s crippling nightmares return, but for Knox, an obsession to find the bomber is ignited.

What will it cost him to protect her? 

When Kelsey’s past threatens Knox’s family, he’ll have to choose between saving the Marshall legacy or becoming the protector he’s always longed to be.


Can I just say Knox is finally the man I have been looking for in a romance? Because he is.

I have found lately that most of the “alpha ott male” is kind of a horrible troupe. Now hold on and let me explain. It’s nice to have a man that is protective, but sometimes that protective comes off as abusive. Still not seeing it?

Not all OTT males are like this but it seems to me that more and more are becoming this. An example of this is Hardin from After. I haven’t read the book and I have only seen reviews of the movies. That dude is what I, my dear friends, like to call red flag syndrome. What is a red flag syndrome? It simple is everything the man does or says is a red flag. Other examples include the dude from the Kissing Booth I think his name is Noah and almost every single Alexa Riley hero. Controlling is a better term. These are guys who want the girls to give up everything and live the way they want. They beat up any guy who goes after said girl. They warn off other guys yet they can go and sleep with half the cheer squad. See what I am saying now? I think it’s After 2 when she gets a job in Seattle and Hardin becomes a complete baby and throws a fit. Also, him destroying his apartment in the first movie… yeah that is a major red flag.

Anyway, I am getting off track. Knox understands that Kelsey has a past that haunts her. Now he doesn’t know exactly what that past is until after the halfway point. But he respects Kelsey’s boundaries. He kisses her and quickly stops because he realizes he forgot to ask for her consent. He waits for her. He makes sure she is comfortable. Even in the beginning when all he wants to do is hunt her down and protect her, she stated she didn’t want to see him. He respects her wishes though it tears him up inside. Knox is a man I have been waiting for and I can’t wait to read Tate’s story.