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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Flying Home by T. R. McClure

Flying Home by T. R. McClure
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full Length (192 pgs)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Daffodil

The last thing Colleen McLachlan is thinking about while flying over central California in her perky red and yellow Tri-Pacer is a man. After twenty-five years in the US Air Force, she’s ready for freedom and looking for a place to call home. When she’s forced to land in the middle of Matthew Berk’s almond grove, she discovers a home, a family, and a man!

Matt is perfectly happy taking care of the family business and teaching part-time at the local college. When Colleen literally knocks him off his feet, he quickly realizes there’s more to life than work.

Only problem is…there’s a bit of an age difference. Falling in love with Matt Berk goes against everything she stands for. Can she convince Matt she’s wrong for him or will he change her mind?

The older woman meets handsome younger man. Honestly I enjoyed this novel. I like how the author played on something most women have had an issue with - dating younger men, especially women who don’t even like telling their age for fear of being called “old.”

Colleen is so strong and so independent that it’s no wonder she would still be single.  I bet she's intimidated more than one man!  Add in the fact that she’s a highly ranked ex-military and you understand the issue. But Colleen didn’t count on meeting Matt, who will make her rethink everything she thought she knew. Plus Matt is hot! Even this story couldn’t hide the handsome book nerd who makes Colleen’s pulse race. Throw in some funny family members from both Colleen and Matt’s family and you’ve got a great read.

This story is the epitome of sweet. It’s even sweet enough to allow an older teenager to read. And it’s brutally honest. Most people don’t tell you when you get married that you should like your in-laws and this story covers that as well as what to do with those pre-marital woes and jitters.