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Stronger than the Rest (MacLarens of Fire Mountain #4)

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“Smart, tough, and capable, the MacLarens protect their own no matter the odds. Set against America’s rugged frontier, the stories of the men from Fire Mountain are complex, fast-paced, and a must read for anyone who enjoys non-stop action and romance.”

Drew MacLaren is focused and strong. He has achieved all of his goals except one—to return to the MacLaren ranch and build
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Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
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Tricia Drammeh
Jan 16, 2014 Tricia Drammeh rated it it was amazing
After an injury leaves him paralyzed, Drew MacLaren is convinced he has to set his dreams aside. He's in love with Tess, the quiet daughter of a Rancher, but won't ask for her hand until he can walk again. Tess believes she's the only one who can help him, and she's determined to be there for him, even when he pushes her away. When Drew's job forces him to return to the site of his crippling injury, he discovers danger still lurks within the Colorado town.

Stronger Than the Rest is the fourth boo
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Efpierce
Jan 18, 2014 Efpierce rated it it was amazing
Shirleen Davies never ceases to amaze me. In my mind I knew that this book would be better than her last and the ones before that but I did have some doubt. How could she possibly top her already phenomenal story telling? I ordered the book and started reading; almost immediately I knew that she had done it, she had surpassed her other works and created a story that would pull me in and entertain my mind with her character subtlety and powerful story lines. Stronger Than The Rest fits well with ...more
Sarah Evanston
Jan 18, 2014 Sarah Evanston rated it it was amazing
They say the third time's the charm, but I think in this case, it's the fourth time that the charm with this book series! I loved the first three books and have read them over and over again (I feel like the MacLarens are family now!), but this book is the best by far. I will try not to give anything away in my review and I apologize if I do. Drew coming back to Fire Mountain even though his career in law was going well, was a pivotal moment in his life; he met the love of his life and almost ...more
Anari
Jan 23, 2014 Anari rated it it was amazing
I'm a great fan of Shirleen Davies. Stronger than the Rest is the fourth installment in the MacLarens of Fire Mountain and it does not disappoint. The story continues where 'Harder than the Rest,' left off - just after Drew MacLaren had been shot and paralyzed. It's a raw deal for Drew, who now finds himself cooped up in office when he'd rather be out ranching and to make matters worse, he's in love with the delicious Tess Taylor whom he feels he cannot propose to, unless he has full use of his ...more
Katlyn
Jan 15, 2014 Katlyn rated it it was amazing
I was starting to think this book would never come out. I actually went back and re-read through the first three books a little bit to refresh my memory on the history of these brothers before diving into this story.

I had been so upset when Drew was shot in the last book, and I was praying for his speedy recovery. I won't go into just how much or how fast he recovers in this one, but it kept me pleased. I was also rooting for him and Tess to get together, and the outcome of that was of course s
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Deede
Jan 17, 2014 Deede rated it it was amazing
I've been hooked on this series since the first book, eagerly awaiting this novel (particularly since a part of Drew's fate was determined in Harder than the Rest) so needless to say I read this one with all the eager anticipation of a woman on a mission and once again Shirleen Davis has delivered a heartwarming, exciting, adventurous and moving novel. Drew's struggles broke my heart, and Tess was fantastic: determined, supportive and hiding, initially, through her shyness, an inner core of ...more
Shel
Jan 21, 2014 Shel rated it it was amazing
The MacLarens of Fire Mountain are four brothers: Niall, Jamie, Will and Drew. Each book from this series focuses on the life of one of the brothers. Stronger Than the Rest is the story of Drew MacLaren.

Single-minded Drew and Tess Taylor are drawn to each other’s strengths and serious outlook. Drew can also be prideful and stubborn, aspects of his personality that come to the fore after a suffering devastating injury. But the rugged west is a treacherous place and these hazards cannot be faced a
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Lcdk
Jan 17, 2014 Lcdk rated it it was amazing
I started this series with the first, Tougher than the Rest, and each new addition hasn't failed to please me yet. In fact, Shirleen Davis is one of the few authors where I find myself eagerly anticipating her new releases to the point that I stop reading whatever book I am currently indulging in, and jump into the new addition as fast as possible. With this being said, I think it's safe to say that I have set the bar pretty high for her, yet she never fails to amaze and I think Stronger than ...more
Sandra Nachlinger
Mar 06, 2014 Sandra Nachlinger rated it it was amazing
Another exciting book in Shirleen Davies's "MacLarens of Fire Mountain" series. As the story opens, Drew MacLaren is confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from a gunshot and convinced that he is not the man Tess needs. But as long as there's hope that he'll walk again, he'll keep working toward that goal. When an unscrupulous criminal sends thugs to intimidate ranchers into selling their property, will Drew and his brothers be able to set things right?

As in the other books in this series, the sto
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Sylvia
Jan 26, 2015 Sylvia rated it it was amazing
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While each of the MacLaren brothers have their own troubles to work through, Drew gets a much more brutal one when a bullet paralyzes his legs. Cut off from his ability to walk and from the dreams he had for his future, he retreats into his work while his heart aches to be the man who Tess deserves.

With romance and danger, this book in the series really had an emotional pull on me, and the whole family comes together as well. The ending was also completely unexpected, but satisfying. This serie
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Alexis1983
Jan 16, 2014 Alexis1983 rated it it was amazing
After his injury, the main character finds himself with a massive journey ahead of him. He struggles to regain his loss, plagued by self doubt and enemies and situations that look to sink him at every turn. Yet he has the most beautiful girl there, who he wants, above all else. The whole novel is so involving, because the main character comes up against such difficult odds, and I won’t spoilt it, but he does as the MacLaren’s always do, he proves he’s stronger than the rest.
Natalie Ryabenko
Jun 07, 2014 Natalie Ryabenko rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book with it's sweat love story. It tells the story of a man who losses his ability to walk, but with the love of a woman he fights to be able to walk again. It also continues from Will's story, Drew's brother.
Mikkel Libby
Feb 11, 2015 Mikkel Libby rated it it was amazing
Good, fast moving story.

Davies treats the MacLarens as as a clan that gathers when there is trouble. She writes on the order of Louis Lamour in his Sacket series. She softens her stories with romance but not sappy like so many love stories. An all around good read.
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Shirleen Davies grew up in Southern California. She 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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

MacLarens of Fire Mountain (6 books)
  • Tougher Than The Rest (MacLarens of Fire Mountain, #1)
  • Faster Than the Rest (MacLarens of Fire Mountain, #2)
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