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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Falling Hard: A Colorado High Country Novel by Pamela Clare
and Ellie are two people who are trying to move forward after difficult
tragedies in their past. Ellie lost her husband three years ago. Jesse, a
former Army Ranger and now a ski patroller and part of the Rescue Team
in Colorado, has issues with his own experiences in Iraq. He
unknowingly has been helping Ellie for the past few years by taking care
of little things around her house. When they finally meet, he realizes
that he may have known her husband, who had been a Blackhawk pilot.
has two small twins to raise, and she's been doing everything by
herself, but when Jesse comes along and helps her out in a dire time of
need, she's more than grateful. Sparks fly between them, but it takes a
while for them to really open up. She still is torn about her feelings
regarding a new relationship and Jesse is still fighting personal
demons that he can't quite get around. These two coming together to
support each other leads to romance and more.
an emotionally charged book. As a fan of Ms. Clare's work, all of her
stories tug at the heartstrings and this one is no different. Set in
the mountains of Colorado, we get a real feel for the area as well as
Jesse's need to escape to a place where he can get lost. He uses the
adrenaline rush of extreme sports to combat his internal issues where
the war is concerned. Ellie also has some personal things to get
through. I really felt the loss of her beloved husband and trying to
move on with her life. She has feelings of guilt, of course, but also
how she can move forward with two small children. The story moves at a
decent pace without becoming too bogged down in one element. Jesse and
Ellie's feelings simmer and develop naturally and it keeps the reader
tuned in for more. I zipped through this book with a few days and loved
every minute of it.