Author: Pamela Clare

Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare

Posted December 11, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Close to Heaven by Pamela ClareClose to Heaven by Pamela Clare
Series: Colorado High Country #5
Published by Self Published on October 26, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 247
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars
four-flames

A woman at a crossroads…

Rain Minear has fantasized about finding herself in Joe Moffat’s arms for years. It’s just her luck that the night it finally happens, he’s carrying her into the emergency room. It’s Joe who steps up to help her when a tragedy brings her life crashing down. He gives her a place to stay, helps her get back on her feet, and even tries to save her Christmas, though he’s never cared for the holiday. But he’s far too ethical to sleep with a member of his staff, holding her at arms length despite the long-simmering attraction between them.

A man haunted by the past…

Joe Moffat moved to Scarlet Springs to repay a debt. He’s struggled for years to keep his hands off Rain. She’s the general manager of his brewpub, and he is not that kind of boss. But, oh, she turns him on. More than that, she has the biggest heart of any woman he’s ever known. He’d do anything to see her smile again, even put up a Christmas tree and listen to carols.

A season that changes two lives forever…

When a Rocky Mountain blizzard leaves them snowbound, they can no longer ignore their feelings for one another. As their passion turns to something deeper, it becomes clear to them both that this will be the most important Christmas of their lives.

 

 
Joe Moffat is the owner of Knockers, Scarlet Springs’ town bar (the name relates to a mine mythology about Tommyknockers). He’s a really good guy but no one really knows much about him. Rain Minear has worked for him for 20 years as his general manager and hostess. He’s loved her for about as many years but has a strong code of ethics about workplace relationships, especially since he’s the boss. Little does he know that his feelings are reciprocated until a snowstorm breaks the ice, sort of.

 
Until this story, my image of Joe was that of a counterculture sort based on his look (long hair, easygoing manner). He’s anything but! Joe’s history was rather incredible, as was Rain’s who has the sweetest soul. I loved everything about these two, both having a kind of nobility that was inspiring. Their relationship developed beautifully in a way that was true to their natures, even if Joe was a bit stubborn. It was wonderful.

 
The spirit of community resounded in this story, so fitting for the Christmas season. I knew I was going to love this book but it even surpassed my high expectations. It warmed my soul.

About Pamela Clare

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (Surrender, Defiant) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.


Tempting Fate by Pamela Clare

Tempting Fate by Pamela Clare

Posted August 15, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Naomi Archer is vacationing in the Colorado mountains near Scarlett Springs when she is confronted by some very bad people. She is ultimately discovered and rescued by Chaska and Winona Belcourt who take her in while she recovers. Naomi gets to see the best of the community during her time with them and is exposed to the Lakota heritage, which may be her own.   I loved everything, and I mean everything, about this story. Naomi captured my heart and Chaska my mind, body and soul. Her story was heartbreaking and her initial encounter with Chaska truly felt destined. Their developing relationship was just wonderful as he also led her to the Native American culture she’d always wanted to embrace. You’ll have to […]


Falling Hard by Pamela Clare

Falling Hard by Pamela Clare

Posted April 12, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    RN Ellie Meeks is a widow with 2-year twins (almost 3) who were born after her husband died in Iraq. It’s been almost four years now and though her mind tells her she’s ready her heart isn’t ready to let go of husband Dan. Enter neighbor Jesse Moretti, a former Army Ranger now a volunteer member of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team who works for the Ski Resort as a patroller. He definitely claims her head and starts chipping away at her heart.   I really liked this story primarily because of the main characters, Ellie and Jesse. There’s so much to admire about both of them and together, they were even more likable. Their burgeoning relationship was honest (to a […]


Slow Burn by Pamela Clare

Slow Burn by Pamela Clare

Posted March 21, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Victoria (Vic) Woodley is back in Scarlet Springs, Colorado for her best friend’s wedding. A year before, Eric Hawke met her at the airport and they really got off on the wrong foot. She’s Lexie’s maid of honor and he’s Austin’s best man so this time, they’ve got a week to change course. And, that new course direction was definitely a slow burn.   I was really happy that this next book featured Victoria and Eric as their first encounter was so lively and interesting they were destined to have a strong story. They are well developed characters with strong senses of self but also a great understanding of each other. There aren’t any relationship gimmicks used in this story as theirs is […]


Barely Breathing by Pamela Clare

Barely Breathing by Pamela Clare

Posted July 8, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Lexie Jewel returns home to Scarlet, Colorado when her father’s marriage falls apart and her own career unravels. She left twelve years ago with no intention of ever going back, especially after the heartbreaking end of her relationship with Austin Taylor, now a park ranger and member of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. Both blame the other but neither really wanted it to end.   At first I didn’t think this story was going to be all that interesting given the set up (communication misunderstandings that take forever to resolve). Well, shame on me for not remembering this author’s stellar writing chops. She wastes no time moving the story along and having Lexie and Austin behave like adults. And, these two […]


Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare

Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare

Posted December 23, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

I picked Dead by Midnight up when I saw it on Netgalley. It surprised me in many ways. My review for Seduction Game was just published a month ago. So I thought it’s a well-loved series with many favorite characters and a holiday novella; it might be just the perfect interlude between review books or more serious reading. Well, it was 2 out of 3. Dead by Midnight is a whole book, not really a novella.  Otherwise, it’s perfect.  I savored my treasured characters and the holiday party.  It was wonderful to see them further along in their lives and catch up on their jobs and families. There was an added kick with a team coming in from Kaylea Cross’s series – Hostage Rescue Team. (The first […]


Seduction Game by Pamela Clare

Seduction Game by Pamela Clare

Posted October 22, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

The I-team series is one of my favorites; and I love romantic suspense since it combines mystery and action with romance. The last few books have taken the story away from the newspaper and investigative journalism stories. The people are still connected to the I-team and friends with them in some way. This is Holly’s story. I liked this better since Holly was at work during some of the story. Holly has always been friends with the I-team group but a bit separate because she is the entertainment / social reporter. She talks freely about men and sex and fashion and shoes. She seems a bit of a diva but she does write well and knows what is happening in the world. Of course, she has social skills. This gives us the […]


Audio Review: Sweet Release by Pamela Clare

Audio Review: Sweet Release by Pamela Clare

Posted May 14, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  Mistaken identity with devastating results!   Quick summary Alec Kenleigh is assaulted on the streets of London and his next conscious thought is in the colonies. He’s now a “bonded convict,” purchased by Catherine (Cassie) Blakewell for her Virginia plantation near Williamsburg. Her purchase was more a sentimental rescue as Alec was near death. As he begins his recovery, no one believes his story that he’s not the convicted rapist, Cole Braden. Meanwhile, Alec’s family believes he’s been murdered as his brother, Philip, has identified a body as being Alec.   About the setting My most favorite historical romances are those set in America as they allow for more expansive storylines. This story starts in the year 1730 so while it’s in the colonies, […]