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Daring the Pilot (Men of Marietta, #3)

Daring the Pilot (Men of Marietta, #3)

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by Jeannie Moon

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Keely Andersen hasn’t visited her hometown more than a handful of times in the last ten years, but when her doctoral research sends her back to Marietta for the immediate future, she can’t wait to reconnect with the community and the mountains she missed so much. Of course, nothing goes as planned, and Keely’s truck breaks down a few miles outside


Keely Andersen hasn’t visited her hometown more than a handful of times in the last ten years, but when her doctoral research sends her back to Marietta for the immediate future, she can’t wait to reconnect with the community and the mountains she missed so much. Of course, nothing goes as planned, and Keely’s truck breaks down a few miles outside of town. When help arrives, she finds herself face to face with her brother’s best friend – the guy she used to call big, bad and gorgeous – Jonah Clark.

Still settling back into Marietta after a harrowing stint as an army helicopter pilot, Jonah Clark plans to spend a few days hiking the local mountains to prepare for his job as a pilot for Crawford County’s Search and Rescue team. When he stops to help a stranded driver, Jonah is shocked to find his best friend’s younger sister is the one behind the wheel. Only now, instead of the geeky teen he remembered, Keely is all grown up with curves he can’t resist.

Though the sparks of attraction ignite immediately, they're hesitant to act because of their shared past. But when a project dear to their hearts is threatened, and a boy is lost on Copper Mountain, Keely and Jonah drop everything to fight for what matters, including each other.

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Men of Marietta , #3
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Daring the Pilot 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 29 days ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. 162 pages read in just a couple of hours, could not put it down. Will read more by this author. GJRA
MaimeosAngelsEL 9 months ago
4 star Review Daring The Pilot (Men of Marietta #3) by Jeannie Moon Wow, I really loved this book. This was the first of the series that I have read and I believe each book is written by a different author. When Keely Andersen returns home after travelling the world for over 10 years, the last person she expects to bump into his her high school crush and home town hero Jonah Clark. Keely has always been known as a smart woman, but on occasion has found herself in need of rescuing and it is always Jonah Clark that rides in to rescue her. When her truck breaks down, Jonah is the one who stops to assist Keely who is shocked as she had no idea that he was back in town. Whilst Keely and Jonah both realise that the attraction they had for each other is still there, both are cautious and neither wants to be the one to start something. I loved the interaction between Keely and Jonah, not to mention the secondary characters. Jonah is so caring, totally swoon worthy in my opinion and I certainly fell for him as much as Keely did. Now a Search and Rescue pilot, Jonah is at home in the mountains surrounding Marietta; he is also an extremely reluctant participant in a posing for a calendar to raise funds in memory of another first responder. Of course Keely is determined that Jonah pose and will use whatever means she can to encourage him.. As their relationship gains momentum, their story is filled with a great deal of romance and humour. The characters were well written and I have to say I could have continued reading about these two for a lot longer and was sad to finish the book. I would love another story that re visits these two characters.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Sweet, sweet love story!!
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Anonymous 19 days ago
Easy to read, sweet stories.
jr347 20 days ago
Good read. Interesting story line.
Anonymous 21 days ago
I enjoyed the book but I struggeled with them being portrayed more as teenagers than 28 and 32 year old adults.....overall cute short story.
Anonymous 28 days ago
A beautiful storyline and believable character to its credit. I got caught up in this story at the outset and would recommend for those who like a believable love story, a by chance sort of thing. The main characters come full circle back to, the small town where it all started.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Enjoyed the book and loved having the female a geologist that even did field work! However there was a major flaw that had me letting out a screech and startling my dog. Devils Tower IS NOT sandstone. It is a phonolite porphyry, an igneous rock. I'll spare you a further lecture on the geology of the monument.
Anonymous 3 months ago
momof3boysj 8 months ago
Keely has had a crush on Jonah forever. He's rescued her twice. But, he's her older brother's best friend, so that means he's off limits, right? Until they kiss. The desire is undeniable. He doesn't believe her account of something in the woods...until it's too late...when she's in harm's way. And, her brother isn't happy with him either. He needs to regain her trust, and she needs to find a way to forgive him...before it's too late to repair the love between them.
judyrudy 8 months ago
Daring the Pilot is Jeannie Moon’s contribution to the Men of Marietta series. Ms. Moon wrote a captivating story in a trope that I definitely love reading. This was a heartwarming story that I read in one sitting. I loved both Keely and Jonah. Ms. Moon never disappoints me and this is the perfect beach read. I highly recommend Daring the Pilot.
KimberlyDawn55 8 months ago
Another can't-put-down book! Keely and Jonah have history, and when they meet again, there's no denying the chemistry. I loved their story, and I highly recommend this book!
Dawncatlady 8 months ago
Keely returns home for research on a project after many years and is rescued by her brother's friend, Jonah. Jonah has returned to join the search and rescue team. These two reconnect and find that their pathway in the future may be together. Love the return to Montana and Marietta with the setting and characters that this author pens. Ebook from Net Galley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
Kristyl21 8 months ago
Keeley Anderson has returned home to Marietta Montana to finish her Doctoral research project. When her truck breaks down a few miles outside of town her childhood friend is the one who rescues her. Ex-Army helicopter pilot Jonah Clark was headed to the mountains to prepare for his position with search and rescue when he finds Keeley on the side of the road. When Jonah offers to help Keeley with her project with a hike into the mountains the sparks begin to fly. The two hesitate to get involved since Keeley's brother and Jonah were childhood friends. Eventually they can't stay apart but can they overcome there prying families opinions. The Men of Marietta series is getting better by the book. Keeley and Jonah are my favorite characters of the series so far. This book will not disappoint.
jboehmke 8 months ago
This was an awesome story. Jonah was a great alpha male character. He is a tough guy and a softie all in one. He gives so much to help and protect others. Keely is the nerdy little sister of Jonah's friend from high school. But she has grown up and there's definitely chemistry. I loved Keely's drive and her heart. She is so smart and caring. She and Jonah made such a great pair. I loved reading about them.
mel_t 8 months ago
I love that Jeannie Moon always writes intelligent and strong heroines. Not only did Keely and Jonah have chemistry, but having grown up together they also had deep caring from the start. This is the perfect blend between sweet and emotional and hot and sexy. One really can't go wrong reading anything by Jeannie.
nelriv 8 months ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I enjoyed this story, it was a real love story. Keely comes back home after being gone for 10 years, and the first person she sees is her long ago crush Jonah, who was her brothers best friend, but he only saw her as the nerdy little sister of her brother. Jonah is shocked to Keely all grown up, and he is instantly attracted, but decides he is going to avoid her because she was the little sister of his friend, which makes her off limits. But the attraction is too strong so he really does not stay away from her, they get together, and unfortunately her brother catches them, and flips and is insulting, but Jonah wont have, brother or not he defends Keely. Keely ends up getting hurt, and breaks up with Jonah because she feels he over stepped his bounds with her. Jonah does not give up, and Keely truly loves him, so they get there HEA. Hope to read Gabe's story next.
grandmareads102 9 months ago
Keely Andersen came home to work on her dissertation. When her truck breaks down outside Marietta, she's rescued by Jonah Clark. She's always had a crush on this sexy first responder. He was her brother's best friend who never noticed her. Or so she thought. Jonah was her champion. He fought school bullies and saved her life when she was lost in a blizzard. He cares for her. Keely feels the same. What happens next is so romantic. I feel in love with the ex-Army man and his Science Girl. This story is a delicious combination of romance and humor. Jeannie Moon's story kept me reading. The setting makes me happy. I always love coming to this caring town. The Men of Marietta series with its Calendar project is addictive. I can't wait for the next book. I received a copy of this book which I voluntarily read. My comments are my honest opinion.
EileenAW 9 months ago
Jeannie Moon did it again, by making me fall in love with her heroes, Keely and Jonah, in the book Daring the Pilot, the third book in the Men of Marietta series. Super smart Keely Andersen has crushed on her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember. Jonah Clark left his position as a pilot for the Army and joined the search and rescue crew in Marietta. When he encounters the grown up and beautiful Keely stranded by the side of the road he goes into protective mode, wanting to take care of her. These two have off the chart chemistry which is difficult for them to avoid. All Keely wants is to be her own person and especially now that she has returned home, after traveling the world for her experiments. Jonah wants to protect her and love her, her family treats her like a young child, and Keely is confused trying to choose which path to follow; continue her research or teach and spend her life with Jonah. I loved the manner in which Ms. Moon described the struggle Jonah had with posing for the calendar that was to raise money to save Harry’s House in addition to the way he decided that he had to do it. Also, having the other emergency workers at Jonah’s shoot was a fun addition and connected this book with the others. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks 9 months ago
Jeannie Moon's Daring the Pilot fills readers up with a hometown romance that will read like your favorite romantic comedy! The men of Marietta are a line up of the town's most hunkiest first responders. From deputies to paramedics, Marietta has it all, but Keely is interested in just one bad boy pilot. Keely's childhood crush flares in full force when, on her first day back home, she's rescued by Jonah Clark. History repeats itself in this encounter, but this time it's not just Keely who feels the flames of desire. As the two reconnect they both realize that maybe it's time for a change in their lives, but neither is quite sure how to proceed. Daring the Pilot is a classic friends to lovers plot tinged with a hint of hometown sweetness. While the plot was very broad and didn't expand the depth of their relationship, I saw the potential in the story. The dynamic between Keely's parents and brother hinted at a little dysfunction and could have been a major influence to the plot, but instead was used as more of a convenient filler throughout the story. Jeannie Moon's addition to the Men of Marietta series is a quick romance read, but it will keep you entertained all the way through. Even the secondary characters are fun and endearing. The romance between Keely and Jonah is genuine and will pull you in until the heartening end! *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
SullyGirl 9 months ago
I adore Keely!! Don't get me wrong, I love sexy, take charge Jonah...the best friend of Keely's brother, and long time crush. But brainy, sweet, funny Keely is my kind of heroine. After being away from Marietta for the past 10 years, she's excited to be home, even if it's only temporary. But imagine her surprise when Jonas shows up to "rescue" her...and she discovers he's back living in town. That long ago, almost forgotten crush (please, like we ever forget our first crush!) throws her off her game. Jonah always like Keely when they were young, but as his friend's smart and cool little sis. Now he's seeing her differently, and he likes it. I read this book in my one sitting...I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end. As a romance reader, I've laughed, I've cried, I've ranted and raved. But I have never before honest-to-goodness swooned...until their first kiss. If not the best, at least in the top 5 kisses of all time! Jeannie Moon always brings her A game, making her a must-read for me. With Daring the Pilot, the streak is unbroken.
Grottoes 9 months ago
I loved Jonah and Keely. Their story is Warm and romantic. Family life in Montana is beautifully described. Slice of heaven
ljtljtljt 9 months ago
Daring The Pilot is another winner for both Jeannie Moon and Tule Publishing. Ms. Moon is one of my favorite authors and each book that she writes guarantees a totally entertaining journey. Keely Andersen is a brainiac, and is currently working on her doctoral thesis. She returns to her hometown of Marietta Montana to complete her studies, after spending many years traveling the world for science and research. On route to her parent's ranch, her clunker of a pick-up truck breaks down. Keely is rescued by Jonah Clark, a former military pilot whom she has crushed on since childhood. Jonah is now employed by the county's Search and Rescue team as a helicopter pilot, and living near his family once again fills one of the many aches in his heart. Keely and Jonah have known each other for years, due to Jonah's friendship with Keely's older brother. Keely and Jonah are more than attracted to each other and overtime they fall in love. They also love Marietta, and help the community raise funds for a worthy cause. This is a meaningful and nicely written book with some dramatic twists that kept me engaged from beginning to end. All the characters are amazingly real, and I liked getting to know each and every one of them. Keely and Jonah are a hot couple, and their sexy times are replete with desire, patience, and trust. This is the third book from the Men of Marietta series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
sbart84 9 months ago
Another great addition to Men of Marietta. Keely, brainy has returned home to Marietta when she runs into Jonah, whom she has known for years. Jonah is good friends with Keely's older brother. Jonah has also returned to Marietta after leaving the army as a helicopter pilot, he now works for the search and rescue team. They share an event from years ago. There is an immediate attraction between the two, but Keely has always been off hands to Jonah. Now that they are adults, they finally decide to act on their attraction. Loved the connection and magic between Keely and Jonah. Jonah is so caring to Keely. Great chemistry and humor between the characters. I highly recommend this book along with the other books in this series.