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Daring the Pilot (Men of Marietta #3)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  274 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
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 arrive ...more
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Published April 4th 2017 by Tule Publishing
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Apr 12, 2017 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jeannie Moon Fans, Marietta, Romance
4 Seeing What's Right Before Your Eyes Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
I am going to make this short and sweet. This is an addictive series because it is such an easy read. We have the theme of a calendar of First Responders being done to raise funds for Harry's House. This will be a safe haven for the kids of Marietta Montana. All of the books revolve around these Responders coming to terms with participating in this...and for some, "Dropping Trou" or taking off their shirts is more difficult than oth
Apr 04, 2017 Nicola rated it really liked it
4.25 stars.

Jeannie Moon's contribution to the Men of Marietta series is my favourite so far. I'm a complete sucker for the older brother's best friend trope, and when you add in the fact that the heroine is an academic and the hero a pilot, then you'll get absolutely no grumbles from over here.


I loved Jonah and Keely together. With a fantastic chemistry, the build-up between them was perfect with just the right amount of push/pull, and when they take their relationship to the next level they cr
Claire Robinson
Apr 01, 2017 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "Just like old times..." Stars!

We return to Montana for the third book in the Men of Marietta series; Daring the Pilot. Best friends little sister is a trope I love to bits, so it wasn’t a struggle to settle in with Jonah Clark’s story.

Jeannie Moon stuck to tried and tested tropes with this book, and the story was all the stronger for it. Jonah and Keely haven’t seen each other in ten years and upon her return to town and his first meeting with her after their time apart, it is clear to h
This is a brilliant addition to the Marietta stories, I really enjoyed reading it :) It is the third story in the 'Men of Marietta' series which follows on from the 'Bachelor Bake-Off' series, however I don't think you need to have read any of the earlier books to really appreciate this one. The key elements for this new series are the hunky first responders – cowboys, firefighters, medics, lawmen, pilots, etc – who are to pose for a calendar to raise money to help fund the development of Harry’ ...more
Mar 29, 2017 Tami rated it really liked it

Great story. Some of the book would have flowed better if the previous books had been read. The majority of it can be read as a standalone though.

**I have now read #1 and #2. Important facts differ between #2 and #3. Hence, the adjusted rating.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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4.5 stars

Jeannie Moon offers up another fantastic small town romance in Daring the Pilot. Saved by her brother’s best friend ten years before after getting caught in a freak snowstorm in the woods near her Montana home, Keely Andersen never forgot how safe she felt in Jonah Clark’s arms, back in town to complete her research for her doctorate Keely is once again rescued by Jonah when her truck breaks down on the way into town, and finds that being near Jonah gives her all kinds of thoughts but s
The Men of Marietta series, like most of Tule's Marietta books, comprises standalone stories, which are, well, great. It's easy as a reader, to dip in and out of this charming fictional town, get sweetened up on a particular pairing as and when you wish. I've enjoyed most of the books Marietta no matter the author and 'Daring the Pilot' is another cute but sweet read of the brother's best friend that never happened until it did.

Having known each other for many years before a lengthy career sepa
Apr 12, 2017 Reeses rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sigh this book was just terrible. I honestly have nothing positive to say about it.

Keely Andersen hasn’t been home since she left for college touring the world to see all she could and learn all she could. She’s always been an outcast, but she’s been happy or so she thought. Enter her love interest from years back Jonah Clark. Jonah begins to see Kelly as a woman and not just a kid and starts to fall for her.

Ugh I seriously cannot even. This book was terrible. Keely an intelligent independent wo
Apr 04, 2017 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: small-town, netgalley
"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
3.5 stars
The third book on the “Men of Marietta” series (Tule Publishing) is another lovely story with two complex, strong and believable characters, set in the charming Montana town. The hero, Jonah, is this great guy, supportive, encouraging, kind and considerate, who is terribly afraid of waxing. The heroine, Keely, is a “science girl”, with some insecurities, and she’s a great person too. Still, I thought her attitude by the end
Valeen Robertson
Apr 13, 2017 Valeen Robertson rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Daring the Pilot is a sweet, sexy small town romance. Keely is a 28 year old geologist back in her hometown while working on her doctoral dissertation when her old truck breaks down on the side of the road. She's rescued by none other than Jonah Clark, her older brother's sexy, one time best friend, on whom she used to have a huge crush. Jonah is a former Army pilot, and now a pilot for the local Search and Rescue unit, so rescuing is in his blood. That this is the 2nd time he's had to rescue he ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 05, 2017 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
Keely Anderson has always been considered a science nerd, as there was no one smarter than her while growing up. That didn't stop her from having a secret crush on her brother's best friend, as he was her hero. When she graduated she left to do great things, and travel the world making scientific discoveries. Now 10 years later, she's on her way home, when her truck breaks down, and as fate would have it, her childhood hero, Jonah Clark, saves her again. She didn't know that he was back home now ...more
Becky Burciaga
Mar 29, 2017 Becky Burciaga rated it it was amazing
The on going theme of Marietta, Montana...the genius concept Tule Publishing created to be written for several different series with different author contributing for each series...has provided numerous stories that I have enjoyed tremendously. This story has turned out to be one of my favorites so far. The characters' personalities are so rich and dynamic that they truly come to life in my minds eye. The stories are completely believable with an underlying thread of one town coming together for ...more
Apr 25, 2017 Runner10 rated it really liked it
I am loving the Men of Marietta series. I recommend to begin reading book one so you will fully appreciate the Men of Marietta and the hot calendar project. I hav read several books by Jeannie Moon and loved them all. She never disappoints.
Nicole Smith
Apr 16, 2017 Nicole Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A highly enjoyable read. Both Jonah and Keely are back in Marietta after ten years. The flare of attraction they had back comes roaring back. What I enjoyed about this book is you can feel the connection between the characters. Jonah is great hero material and I love how protective he feels about Keely. They have their work cut out for them, but will Keely realize what she could have with Jonah is worth it?
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 29, 2017 Laurel rated it liked it
I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review.
I had not read any of the other books in this series but it did not seem to matter. I really enjoyed this novel. Loved the characters, loved the budding relationship between Jonah and Keely.
A fairly predictable but enjoyable book. Will definitely read more by this author.
3.5 stars
Apr 14, 2017 Tara rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
This was a quick read with great characters and story. I immediately loved the two main characters and were interested to see where their story would go
I ended up skimming through the second half of this book. It opened with the far-too overused ‘successful woman returning home after too many years breaks down a few miles from home only to be rescued by her childhood friend who has grown into a sexy hunk’. And that’s about it really. There was virtually no conflict or tension, other than people bullying the afore-mentioned hunk into stripping off for a nekkid calendar photo.

Excuse me?? Let’s put that into context.

How would you respond if you
Kerry Croucier
Jun 01, 2017 Kerry Croucier rated it really liked it
Keely was always the smart one, and felt she had to live up to everyone's expectations. After leaving Marietta to pursue her education and travel the world researching, she is ready to come home, and her doctoral project is just the excuse she needs. Of course, before she hits town, she breaks down and is rescued, again, by her brother's best friend and her childhood crush. Jonah Clark always felt protective of Keely, especially after saving her life when she was younger.
These two are fun chara
Book Gannet
I struggled with this one, it seemed to take forever for me to get through it, and I’m not entirely sure why. I love Marietta, I like the set up of this series and I loved Keely’s passion for rocks – and yet, somehow, it completely failed to grab me.

Keely seems to be a nice person, as is Jonah, and at times their chemistry was sizzling. I enjoyed most of the first half, actually, as they slowly circled in towards one another. Yes, there was an element of best-friend’s-sister trope, but it wasn’t
Apr 04, 2017 Emma rated it liked it
Daring the Pilot by Jeannie Moon
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
Bummer. I was so excited to read this after catching up on two previous story and Jonah seemed like such an enigma, but Daring the Pilot fell short from what I expected.

While the overall idea of the story was nice, the writing had me floundering as it choppy flow and hops all over the pages. Too bad really, I love the portrayal of the main characters. Brainiac geologist Keely Andersen and mentally scarred former army pilot turned search-and-rescue helo rider Jonah Clark sound like a great pair.
Rosemary K
Apr 07, 2017 Rosemary K rated it it was amazing
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 sto ...more
Kristy Loftis
Apr 17, 2017 Kristy Loftis rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 31, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it really liked it
ARC Review: Daring the Pilot (Men of Marietta) by Jeannie Moon

Daring the Pilot aims for the heart. Ms. Moon proved that short and sweet can be powerful and unforgettable. Keely was the a brainy, awkward teen with a thirst for knowledge, but easy prey for bullies. Jonah was a loner by choice who spent most of his time looking out for his best friend's kid sister. Adulthood took them in different directions but when life lands them both back in their hometown of Marietta everything changes. A chil
Paula Pugh
Apr 11, 2017 Paula Pugh rated it really liked it
Keely Anderson is smartest woman alive as far as Jonah Clark thought but also the geeky little sister to his best friend, Gabe. Keely always had a crush on Jonah. Who wouldn’t love the cutest guy to ever live? Years pass, Keely grows into a beautiful woman and, after world travel for her studies on earthquakes and faults, she is back in Marietta to finish her work on her doctorate only to run into Jonah right away. He is still so handsome and nice and sweet. And, she is all grown up. Perfect com ...more
Melita Sheppard
Apr 11, 2017 Melita Sheppard rated it it was amazing
Great book. Could be easily read as standalone , but it is useful when you know the link. I enjoyed the book in different ways. It was a jolly good read in itself but it is useful to know the reason for the calendar.
I enjoyed it, I'm all for learning about different things through fiction. I've never been to Montana and sadly unable to but books like this transport me there in an instant. Great descriptions about the area.
Apr 17, 2017 Jean rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 04, 2017 Peggy rated it it was amazing
I loved Jonah and Keely. Their story is
Warm and romantic. Family life in Montana is beautifully described. Slice of heaven
Jun 11, 2017 Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book about a woman -

who gives it all up for a man, a baby, and marriage. In that order. Maybe it's just me, but I'm a little tired of smart, well-educated, talented, female characters who are willing to compromise everything they have worked for because some guy is super good in bed. And the whole calendar/picture plot seems to me to be very similar to a Hallmark movie I saw a while back. (And if in fact the movie was based on this book, I apologize ) I thought the gay friend was pretty
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Jeannie Moon is a school librarian who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. A native Long Islander, Jeannie still lives there with her family and a couple of well-behaved dogs and an equally misbehaving cat.
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