The Epic Adventures of RJ and York trilogy by Susan May Warren focuses on the adventures that began when York brought RJ to Paris intending to propose. They chase bad guys and their happily ever after all over Europe.
Out of the Night Review
Out of the Night by Susan May Warren is the first book in The Epic Adventures of RJ and York trilogy. The trilogy zeroes in on York and RJ’s love story while bringing in characters from some of her other books. It was clear from the beginning that York and RJ wanted different things.
He wants a peaceful happy life while she wants the action and drama of a secret spy. Quite frankly my sympathy was with York. I understood RJ’s sense of justice but it tended to erode prudence or common sense.
At the end of this book, I didn’t like RJ very much. I thought she was reckless and selfish in her pursuit of trying to be some type of super spy. But I did have a very clear impression of how much York loved her. He was willing to die for her.
“All the brave things in life happen when we stop thinking and just follow our heart.”Out of the Night, Susan May Warren
About Out of the Night (The Epic Story of RJ and York Book 1)
He’s not looking for trouble…
All former spy and current national security agent York Newgate wants is to propose to the woman he loves, RJ Marshall. Then they can move to Shelly, Washington, and start the calm, safe life he’s been dreaming of for over a year.
Too bad trouble doesn’t agree…
Or maybe RJ simply attracts trouble because she’s just going out for coffee when she spots a wanted, known terrorist standing in the middle of a street in Paris. At least she thinks it’s international criminal Alan Martin, the mastermind behind a plot to kill the president.
But he’s in jail, right?
Wrong. Martin has escaped, and it’s up to RJ—and York—to keep him in their sights until he can be apprehended. But chasing down Martin means following him into the darkness of whatever plot he’s cooked up now.
Will he ever outrun trouble to find his happy ending?
So much for York’s epic proposal. Now, he just wants to escape Europe with their lives.
The romantic trilogy ignites in book one of the Epic Story of RJ and York!
Continue the adventure!
Book 1: Out of the Night
Book 2: I Will Find You
Book 3: No Matter the Cost
I Will Find You Review
At the end of book one, Out of the Night, RJ had disappeared while York was recovering in the hospital. I Will Find You starts with an image of York’s love for RJ. He will pursue her regardless of the personal cost.
The action amps up in this book as York and Roy pursue RJ hoping to catch her before Alan Martin and his minions do.
Though the tension and drama amp up in this book but there is moment when we get to see what happily ever after could look like for RJ and York. They steal a moment of happiness and will find a bit of peace in Rachel Hauck’s Lauchtenland.
It is in Lauchtenland that the characters, and readers, will be reminded that though life may be hard, God has not left us alone. He walks beside us in our trials waiting for the moment when we’ll finally realize that He’s ultimately in control and we can trust Him.
This entire time, we forgot that God is with us. He has not abandoned us. And he won’t abandon us. I know God will fight for us, even if we don’t ask him, but how much more will he come to our aid when we are kneeled, together, as one, depending on him?”I Will Find You, Susan May Warren
About I Will Find You
The woman he loves has vanished…
When RJ Marshall said she’d be right back, York should have objected. No, he wasn’t going to let her run off to Berlin, even if it was to save a little girl.
Only problem—she’d told him this while he was unconscious. So really, it doesn’t count, and it’s not his fault that she’s gone missing. And, he didn’t know why he expected RJ not to chase danger into trouble. But now he has to find her before criminal mastermind Alan Martin tracks her down.
She’s in over her head…
RJ didn’t mean to leave York behind, but she’s on a mission to save a little girl caught in the crossfire of Martin’s terrorist plot. Now, she’ll have to find the girl and keep her safe while leaving clues for York to follow her.
But who will catch up to her first—York, or the man with a vendetta?
No Matter the Cost Review
The adventures continue with No Matter the Cost. At the end of I Will Find You, York is presumed dead and RJ is left to mourn her husband on what should have been their honeymoon. But Alan Martin is still on the move and so is whatever sinister plot he’s involved with.
This book will teach you to question coincidences. Readers will be left trying to figure out the common thread between everything that’s been happening. Our characters have to find out deep truths about themselves and make choices about what happens next.
Readers will be reminded that God is our strong tower. He’s a very present help in times of trouble. Furthermore, the past is the past and cannot be changed.
“You need to stop trying to rewrite the past. It’s done, the choices made, and here you are. You can only go forward.”No Matter the Cost, Susan May
About No Matter the Cost
Her worst nightmare has happened….
RJ refuses to believe it, and until she has proof, she’s going to keep searching for answers. And most of all, for the man she loves, even if it means diving into the past he always wanted to keep secret.
The kind of secrets that could have set York free. It’ll take a trip back to Russia, to the sketchy and dark history of York’s life to find the clues to the sinister plans of a global terrorist. And the answers that might lead her to a happy ending.
Or has it? What if her happy ending is more than a dream?
If RJ hopes to save her country—and find out the truth about York—she’ll have to become the high-action, Sydney Bristow spy that she always dreamed of being. But really, does RJ really have what it takes—with, or without the man she loves—to save the world?
And if she does…what will be the cost?
My Overall Review of The Epic Adventures of RJ and York
The three books in this series read like one continuous story, which is great. As I read this, I marveled at the author’s ability to pull one subplot through multiple books. There were times when this felt a little overwhelming because I have not read all the books up to this point though I did enjoy seeing some of the characters that I’d met in previous books.
The books in The Epic Adventures of RJ and York were engrossing reads which can be enjoyed by persons who love political thrillers or action adventure.
After reading this trilogy, I was left with the reminder of how much God loves us. He pursues us and is wiling to offer us forgiveness and redemption, if only we’ll accept the gift.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through Just Read Tours; a positive review was not required.
About Susan May Warren
Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories.