Warm Heart (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Warm Heart (Search and Rescue #1)
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 226
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Survive the adventure. Live to love.

Following a family emergency, snowboarder Tevyn Moore and financier Mallory Armstrong leave Donner Pass in a blizzard… and barely survive the helicopter crash that follows. Stranded with few supplies and no shelter, Tevyn and Mallory—and their injured pilot—are forced to rely on each other.

The mountain leaves no room for evasion, and Tevyn and Mal must confront the feelings that have been brewing between them for the past five years. Mallory has seen Tevyn through injury and victory. Can Tevyn see that Mallory’s love is real?

Mallory’s job is risk assessment. Tevyn’s job is full-on risk. But to stay alive, Mallory needs to take some gambles and Tevyn needs to have faith in someone besides himself. Can the bond they discover on the mountain see them to rescue and beyond?

Soft and fluffy and heartwarming. It was pure Amy Lane.

Tevyn Moore is a world champion snowboarder and Mallory Armstrong is his finance backer, but really, there’s more to their relationship than that. Even though Tevyn finds his way into a different bed each night, Mal is always there.

Tevyn’s grandmother is dying and he’s got to get to Colorado to see her one last time. When Tev and Mal get into a helicopter with Damien, things get rough in the snowy mountains and their copter crashes into the trees.

Now, for the three of them, it’s all about survival. Damie’s injured and both Tev and Mal lean on each other to figure out a way through this to survive. And quite possibly to start living a life they’d been pretending didn’t exist.

After reading this inspiring story, I will say that if I was ever trapped on a mountain I’d want Tevyn and Amy Lane with me. I literally wouldn’t have known half of what they came up with for survival. And the tenderness between the characters as they each tried to save the others… it was beautifully written.

With this story, nothing was vague. The words were clear and heart felt. The dialogue was proud and poignant. Hearts sat on the knitted sleeves of colorful sweaters, to be seen and felt throughout the story. I loved it. It’s one I will definitely read again and I’m hoping the next book in the series is Damie and Preston!

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Galley copy of Warm Heart provided by Publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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