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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on Nov. 16, 2014 :
Suspense and Romance. Perfect Combo! 5 Stars!
The minute I read the prologue, I was hooked. As I continued reading, it just got better and better. The author has written a wonderful story that combines suspense, action and romance, which for me, is a perfect combo! I loved how the main characters', Dax and Rachel, stories and relationship developed. I loved how Rachel was such a strong woman, something that came from the time she spent as a nurse in the war. As for Dax, one minute I loved him and the next minute I was furious with him. Any story that can make me feel that many emotions is a great story in my book. I liked the way the author placed the other characters in the story. There were many, but it was not overwhelming. Each character had their place in the story that didn't add too much or take away. I also enjoyed that the story was a mixture of suspense, romance, and even humor. I especially enjoyed the banter between Dax and Rachel as well as between Dax and his brother, Luke.
There were even a few surprises that I did not see coming.
Shirleen Davies has created a story where the elements of suspense and action intertwined beautifully with the romance and humor. Add to that the cast of characters and you have a story where all of the pieces fit perfectly. This is my first Shirleen Davies book, but it will most definitely not be my last. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books!
My Favorite Book Quote: "The clinic." The words popped out before she even realized it. Her look of surprise wasn't lost on Dax. Amusement crossed his face as it dawned on him her request might not have anything whatsoever to do with "the clinic." ""All right. Come inside and we'll talk about the clinic." He let the two words stretch out.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and viewpoints are my own.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
on Nov. 12, 2014 :
I received this book free from the author for an honest opinion. Fantastic western and love story. This book takes place soon after the civil war when good men from both sides made bad decisions while others chose to be evil. Dec and Like return from the Confederate army to their home in Savannah only to find it destroyed and the res try of their family dead. Neither brother seem able to settle themselves and find peace within themself. Both become Texas Rangers and become a force against outlaws. A trade by brings them from Texas to Montana. In Montana Rachel who grew up in Boston works with her uncle as a nurse. Even though it wasn't conventional she chose to help the injured no matter which side they chose. Relationships are rocky but the suspense, intrigue and lives of the citizens have to adapt to many dangerous men in their area. I won't ruin the story for anyone but I very much enjoyed reading this book and was thrilled to see a woman (even a fictitious one) stand up to her family and community to do what she believes in. Thanks again Ms Davies for your excellent stories.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)