Daring the Pilot - Jeannie Moon

Daring the Pilot

By Jeannie Moon

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 42 Ratings


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 big, bad and gorgeous – Jonah Clark.

Still settling back into Marietta after a harrowing stint as an army helicopter pilot, Jonah Clark plans to spend a few days hiking the local mountains to prepare for his job as a pilot for Crawford County’s Search and Rescue team. When he stops to help a stranded driver, Jonah is shocked to find his best friend’s younger sister is the one behind the wheel. Only now, instead of the geeky teen he remembered, Keely is all grown up with curves he can’t resist.

Though the sparks of attraction ignite immediately, they're hesitant to act because of their shared past. But when a project dear to their hearts is threatened, and a boy is lost on Copper Mountain, Keely and Jonah drop everything to fight for what matters, including each other.


  • rescued by love

    By momof3boysj
    Jonah rescued Keely twice, but being her brother's best friend, he's always kept his distance. But, this time the desire is too much. A few obstacles get in the way, and they must find a way back to each other before it's too late.
  • Loved it

    By kristylof
    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 since Keeley's brother and Jonah were childhood friends. Eventually they can't stay apart but can they overcome there prying families opinions. The Men of Marietta series is getting better by the book. Keeley and Jonah are my favorite characters of the series so far. This book will not disappoint.
  • Daring the Pilot

    By Jean Boehmke
    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.
  • Daring to Find Love

    By Eileen A-W
    Jeannie Moon did it again, by making me fall in love with her heroes, Keely and Jonah, in the book Daring the Pilot, the third book in the Men of Marietta series. Super smart Keely Andersen has crushed on her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember. Jonah Clark left his position as a pilot for the Army and joined the search and rescue crew in Marietta. When he encounters the grown up and beautiful Keely stranded by the side of the road he goes into protective mode, wanting to take care of her. These two have off the chart chemistry which is difficult for them to avoid. All Keely wants is to be her own person and especially now that she has returned home, after traveling the world for her experiments. Jonah wants to protect her and love her, her family treats her like a young child, and Keely is confused trying to choose which path to follow; continue her research or teach and spend her life with Jonah. I loved the manner in which Ms. Moon described the struggle Jonah had with posing for the calendar that was to raise money to save Harry’s House in addition to the way he decided that he had to do it. Also, having the other emergency workers at Jonah’s shoot was a fun addition and connected this book with the others. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
  • Keely +Jonah = awesome!

    By Cheryl33610
    I adore Keely!! Don't get me wrong, I love sexy, take charge Jonah...the best friend of Keely's brother, and long time crush. But brainy, sweet, funny Keely is my kind of heroine. After being away from Marietta for the past 10 years, she's excited to be home, even if it's only temporary. But imagine her surprise when Jonas shows up to "rescue" her...and she discovers he's back living in town. That long ago, almost forgotten crush (please, like we ever forget our first crush!) throws her off her game. Jonah always like Keely when they were young, but as his friend's smart and cool little sis. Now he's seeing her differently, and he likes it. I read this book in my one sitting...I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end. As a romance reader, I've laughed, I've cried, I've ranted and raved. But I have never before honest-to-goodness swooned...until their first kiss. If not the best, at least in the top 5 kisses of all time! Jeannie Moon always brings her A game, making her a must-read for me. With Daring the Pilot, the streak is unbroken.
  • Daring the Pilot

    By SBart79
    Another great addition to Men of Marietta. Keely, brainy has returned home to Marietta when she runs into Jonah, whom she has known for years. Jonah is good friends with Keely's older brother. Jonah has also returned to Marietta after leaving the army as a helicopter pilot, he now works for the search and rescue team. They share an event from years ago. There is an immediate attraction between the two, but Keely has always been off hands to Jonah. Now that they are adults, they finally decide to act on their attraction. Loved the connection and magic between Keely and Jonah. Jonah is so caring to Keely. Great chemistry and humor between the characters. I highly recommend this book along with the other books in this series.
  • Fantatic

    By bh313@hotmail
    This is a fantastic addition to the Men of Marietta series! It's a nice relaxing read that is well written with very interesting characters. A bit of humor, a bit of angst, some great sexy times makes for a great quick read. Jonah Clark is next up for the Men of Marietta calendar. So far he's been able to avoid everything calendar related but his time is running out. Now Keely Anderson is back in Marietta and applying her own kind of sweet pressure so what chance does he have. These two have known each other a long time but because of the connection with her brother they have avoided acting on any attraction. They aren't kids anymore though and now seems like the right time to see what could be there. A recommended read.