Davies, Shirleen: Hard Landing, Book Two in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Series
By Shirleen Davies
Hard Landing, Book Two in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Romance Series
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.
Trey stepped out of the bathroom to see Jesse on the bed. At least she hadn’t run. He needed her here tonight, the feel of her next to him as he tried to assimilate the life-altering news in the letter. He walked to her side of the bed and turned off the light, then made his way around, pulled back the covers, and crawled in.
“Come on, Jess. Lay with me.” He placed a hand on her leg and rocked it slightly. “We’ll figure this out once I call the attorney tomorrow.”
She stood, peeled off her clothes, then snuggled in next to Trey, wrapping an arm over his wide chest. “I do love you, Trey,” she whispered.
“I love you too, Jess.” He pulled her on top of him, cupped her face between both hands, then drew her down for a long, passion filled kiss.
GUEST POST WITH AUTHOR, SHIRLEEN DAVIES:
How would you make a decision that could be made by either your heart or head?
I’ve always felt that I am governed by my head but ruled by my heart. For me, this means that I look at the pros and cons of most situations to come to a tentative decision. If it’s an impersonal situation, then my head rules.
If it is a decision that has very personal implications, the final outcome will be what my heart commands.
Let me clarify, using a love relationship as an example. If I’m with someone, they are going to be ‘comfortable with themselves’, have similar values, exhibit a strong sense of right and wrong and willingness to help others, possess a good sense of humor including the ability to laugh at themselves, and have a big-heart. In other words, there are certain qualities a man must have for me to feel okay in a relationship. If those are present, love may follow. So a head decision is then followed by one made by the heart.
If we’re talking about a decision regarding my children, that’s actually more tricky. You love them, unconditionally, yet there are times you must make a decision with your head even when your heart is screaming at you. These are the gut-wrenching choices that we must make as parents. I’ve been prepared to make them, even though there have been times when I hate the decision. This has everything to do with guiding a child or young adult into a world with tough choices and challenges, and nothing to do with what feels good. To let my heart rule in all cases involving my children would be a disservice to them.
The end analysis is that each situation is different. For me, I must look at the whole picture, not just how I feel this moment, today, or this week. Sometimes it’s the head and sometimes the heart.
I think of the lyrics in a Mary Chapin Carpenter song. “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug…”
You do the best you can. I guess that’s life.
Shirleen Davies writes romance–historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.
Shirleen began her new series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain, with Tougher than the Rest, the story of the oldest brother, Niall MacLaren. Other books in the series include, Faster than the Rest, Harder than the Rest, Stronger than the Rest, and Deadlier than the Rest. Book six, Wilder than the Rest, is due for release in early summer, 2014. Her contemporary romance series, MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary, opened with book one, Second Summer. Book two, Hard Landing, released in April 2014, and Book three, One More day, is scheduled to release in midsummer, 2014.
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