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After surviving a crash landing in a blizzard, they do whatever they can to keep everyone alive until they were rescued. It was easy to picture the dire situations they found themselves in and how they got through them all. Even the children thought of ways to help out. With each child having a disability of some kind, it was heart-warming to see them get through the tough situation they were in.
The ending surprised me and was a bit rushed but I liked the way it played out. This was a good romantic adventure with interesting characters, especially the children, that you will enjoy.
The problem they both face is that they’re thrown together, since Parnell has been hired to fly them, and they hate each other on sight. When bad weather forces the plane down in the wilderness, and they’re forced to get along in order to survive, both their lives change in ways neither could have foreseen.
Jackie Weger’s The Reluctant Hero is something of an adventure/romance, with as much emphasis on the former as the latter. An eclectic cast of characters and a compelling setting keeps the reader’s interest as they struggle to survive against the unrelenting wilderness and deadly weather. Even if you’re not a fan of romance fiction, you’ll like this book.
I made a big mistake after very much enjoying Finding Home and then buying this. The characters are just a repeat. Annoying but lovable kids, hero whose experience with one woman has made him a misogynist and an apparent anti-hero, heroine who cannot open her mouth without snapping at someone. And they argue and argue and, boy, do they argue, and enjoy it. Why consecutively publish stories with such similar characters?
Plus it's just silly. The author can't seem to decide if it's set in the 1880s ("foundlings" for goodness sake!), the 1950s (rough and tumble pilots fly anything anywhere in any conditions) or current (I think). The plane is clearly not airworthy, the "airline" has only one plane and one pilot, yet it's flying on government contract, and yet again, in complete contradiction, the hero is worried about certification to continue flying on contract after the crash-landing. And, in snow on a frozen lake, he's off to go swimming - hypothermia be damned. That's when I gave up on the book and also on the author (who can write well when she puts her mind to it).
Even Ms Weger’s choice of using everyone’s POV interchangeably which is not common in romance, works perfectly, as everyone is in everyone’s presence all the time. Jackie Weger’s writing is stellar. I read the most unexpected turns of phrase with a “dated” feel which, nevertheless, didn’t feel out of place as well as some very original bodily cues. “Oh,” she replied, presenting an arabesque of indifference. Nice!