Author: Pamela Clare

Falling Hard by Pamela Clare

Posted April 12, 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.

Falling Hard by Pamela ClareFalling Hard by Pamela Clare
Series: Colorado High Country #3
Published by Self Published on February 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 317
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Goodreads
four-stars
five-flames

A Gold Star wife alone…

Ellie Meeks promised her pilot husband that if he was killed in combat, she would live her life to the fullest. Three years later, she is still alone, raising the twins he never met. She has no interest in dating or meeting men—until one snowy night when a stranger helps her get her sick kids safely home. That stranger turns out to be a former Army Ranger and a member of the elite Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. He’s also tall, rugged… and irresistibly sexy.

All it takes is one kiss…

Jesse Moretti came to Colorado to get Iraq out of his head, using the adrenaline of extreme sports and high-risk mountain rescues to keep his mind off the past. But getting involved with Ellie might be the riskiest thing he’s ever done. It’s not just their explosive chemistry. There’s something about Ellie that gets inside him, opening him to feelings he’s tried hard to ignore.

When passion ignites…

Ellie feels alive in Jesse’s arms and happier than she ever thought she’d feel again. But their relationship comes at a price for him, and soon Ellie sees that she must help Jesse fight the demons of his past to protect the love of a lifetime—and save the heart of a hero.

 

 
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 degree), mature and pretty wonderful. Jesse’s propensity for rescue served the relationship well as he recognized the boundaries while he did the honorable thing. I loved how they helped each other push through their individual issues.

 
One of the strong points of the series is the incredible sense of community that permeates everything in each story. It was even more resounding here and added so much to my enjoyment. Ellie and Jesse had a lovely relationship and, of course, the twins added adorable relief. I really don’t want this series to end.

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.


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, […]