Hard Landing: Book Review

Hard Landing
MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Series
Book Two
By Shirleen Davies

In this passionate Contemporary Romance series, author Shirleen Davies introduces her readers to the modern day MacLarens.

Trey MacLaren is a confident, poised Navy pilot. He’s focused, loyal, ethical, and a natural leader. He is also on his way to what he hopes will be a lasting relationship and marriage with fellow pilot, Jesse Evans.

Jesse has always been driven. Her graduation from the Naval Academy and acceptance into the pilot training program are all she thought she wanted—until she discovered love with Trey MacLaren . . .

. . . Trey and Jesse’s lives are filled with fast flying, friends, and the demands of their military careers. Lives each has settled into with a passion. At least until the day Trey receives a letter that could change his and Jesse’s lives forever.

It’s been over two years since Trey has seen the woman in Pensacola. Her unexpected letter stuns him and pushes Jesse into a tailspin from which she might not pull back.

. . . Each must make a choice. Will the choice Trey makes cause him to lose Jesse forever? Will she follow her heart or her head as she fights for a chance to save the love she’s found? Will their independent decisions collide, forcing them to give up on a life together?

Hard Landing is the second book in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary novella series—heartwarming stories of difficult choices, loyalty, and lasting romance. Watch for book three, One More Day, Cameron and Lainey’s story, in the summer of 2014.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Review: When Trey's past collides with the present, his life changes forever. Jesse is a fellow pilot and the woman he once thought he would marry. Suddenly, life becomes more complicated than they could have ever imagined. Every relationship is eventually tested, and it looks like their relationship has failed the test. Will Trey and Jesse be able to face the unknown together, or is it time to call it quits?

I've read every book Shirleen Davies has written and this one might be my favorite. This story touched my heart in a way that brought tears to my eyes. Trey and Jesse face one of the most difficult challenges a couple could face, and while Trey steps up to face his new responsibilities with courage and maturity, Jesse crumbles under the pressure. Miscommunication and hurt combine to push the couple even further apart. This book is filled with realistic, likable supporting characters and also revisits some favorites from Hard Landing. The way the MacLaren family gathers to support Trey reminds me why I like these books so very much. The author really gets into the hearts and souls of her characters in this book, which is probably why I fell in love with the story the way I did. Wonderful, wonderful story.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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