Tougher Than The Rest

Rated 4.14/5 based on 7 reviews
“A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.”
Niall MacLaren, widower and single father, is the undisputed leader of the family. Katherine’s life is perfect until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all. Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been. More
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About Shirleen Davies

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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Gur01 reviewed on April 25, 2020

The writing is good but after starting to read, while it was mentioned that Niall's habit of going to prostitutes after the death of his wife, I lost my interest. Why nowadays I am coming across most stories which are portraying an man whore against a virgin is a mystery to me now. Not my cup of tea
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Agnes HOUESSOU reviewed on April 9, 2020

Relatively wholesome reading.

Niall was something of a bastard, still, we all know 'the heart wants what the heart wants'. Poor Kate didn't stand a chance.
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Virchvosky reviewed on April 26, 2019

loved it to bits
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143jema reviewed on Jan. 2, 2019

good story.
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nanetteraebrumfield reviewed on April 15, 2016

Beautiful story! Loved it! Cant wait to read more!
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Jess Mallory reviewed on Feb. 24, 2016

I received this book from Shirleen Davies for a honest review. I would give Tougher than rest 3. 5 stars. The writing was superb no plot holes ect . It was nice to see characters written that were actually realistic. Because honestly how many men out there are actually like the fictional men we fall in love with? Niall on the other hand is not the hero you usually read and fall in love with.. He's a class A jerk 95% of the time in the book (mind you he does pull his shit together eventually) . And Kate is such a lovely character if not weak at times in my opinion.. But once again real characters we can realistically relate to even if we don't want to.
This book is part of a series and I will defiantly be checking out book 2!
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Jeanne Jernegan reviewed on Aug. 3, 2014

Really liked the characters.
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