Deadlier Than The Rest

Deadlier Than The Rest

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by Shirleen Davies

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"A passionate, heartwarming story of the iconic MacLarens of Fire Mountain. This captivating historical western romance grabs your attention from the start with an engrossing story encompassing two romances set against the rugged backdrop of the burgeoning western frontier." Connor MacLaren's search has already stolen eight years of his life. Now he


"A passionate, heartwarming story of the iconic MacLarens of Fire Mountain. This captivating historical western romance grabs your attention from the start with an engrossing story encompassing two romances set against the rugged backdrop of the burgeoning western frontier." Connor MacLaren's search has already stolen eight years of his life. Now he is close to finding what he seeks-Meggie, his missing sister. His quest leads him to the growing city of Salt Lake and an encounter with the most captivating woman he has ever met. Grace is the third wife of a Mormon farmer, forced into a life far different from what she'd have chosen. Her independent spirit longs for choices governed only by her own heart and mind. To achieve her dreams, she must hide behind secrets and half-truths, even as her heart pulls her towards the ruggedly handsome Connor. Known as cool and uncompromising, Connor MacLaren lives by a few, firm rules that have served him well and kept him alive. However, danger stalks Connor, even to the front range of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, threatening those he cares about and impacting his ability to find his sister. Can Connor protect himself from those who seek his death? Will his eight-year search lead him to his sister while unlocking the secrets he knows are held tight within Grace, the woman who has captured his heart?

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Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
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MacLarens of Fire Mountain , #5
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5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

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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Deadlier Than The Rest 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Another storyline was hard to put down. Mac learn series is great can't wait to read the last serirs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. It won't disappoint!
BookLove32 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very entertaining and thrilling. The main character is looking for his missing sister and ends up on an adventure he was not expecting.  This is one western romance with enough edge that will draw you into the action and enough passion to make your heart melt. I give this one five stars because the story flows very well. I've read other books in the series and it continues to get better every time. I highly recommend this as a great read!
Capri_Coker More than 1 year ago
A Wonderfully Drama and Emotion Rich Novel I've been a fan of Shirleen Davies' for a while now and with each new release in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain series I find myself falling in love with her characters and evocative writing style all over again. This is the kind of novel that sucks you in with vivid imagery, strong dialogue and gripping characters... weaving a plot that manages to be entertaining and authentic from start to finish.  Deadlier than the Rest is a wonderfully evocative novel that draws readers back into the MacLaren family as Connor MacLaren journeys to find his missing sister and bring her back into the family fold. Along the way he meets and is immediately enchanted by the headstrong Grace, the two dancing around each other as danger and intrigue from several directions complicated matters in ways neither is expecting.  The novel is well-written with a fast-pace and a smooth tone, engaging the reader and keep the momentum up in the plot until the satisfying conclusion. Ms. Davies continues to show her talent for writing in the novel, making for a truly enjoyable read that left me eager for more from the author. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are the type of books avid western readers and romance enthusiasts search all over for, solid and thrilling storyline packed with surprises, never allowing you any time to get bored. I found myself caught in the excellent storytelling and grew fund of Conner and his strange love, I must admit, the quality of it clearly separates this book from the rest in its category. As love plays a major part in it all. This book shows off the natural artistic ability of the author, I loved every inch of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is surely one of my favorites of the year so far, it's perfectly written, Shirleen has certainly put everything into this magnificent story. I don't want to seem overly excited but, The way the author flawlessly blended the environment and the characters in the story provides much to commend her about. An easy to read and captivating piece, I truly fell in love with it all and I know other readers will feel the same, perfect.
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Deede2 More than 1 year ago
Already a huge fan of Shirleen Davis and the MacLarens I had high expectations for Deadlier than the Rest and boy did Ms. Davis deliver! I really should have expected no less, she’s proven again and again at being truly gifted at what she does. What I love about Ms. Davis’ writing, and this series in particular, is she never repeats herself, never grows stagnate. Indeed each story has its own unique touches that separate them from each other. Deadlier than the Rest was a page turner, as much action and adventure as it was a romance. Connor is perhaps my favorite MacLaren yet, driven and honorable. And Grace was fantastic, both intricate and complex, which makes her all the more interesting. I won’t spoil it for everyone by giving it away but let me just say that the ending was immensely satisfying. Another great book from a great series! I will hereby take it upon myself to start the chant for ‘more, more, more!’.