This was my first time reading anything from Tiffinie Helmer and I just fell in love with her!!!  These are the 4 current books in her Wild Men of Alaska series…. Impact was the shortest one, but I was able to read all 4 in one day.  I will be reading the next book in this series or whatever Tiffinie is writing.
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He’ll fight anyone or anything to get her back.

Alaska State Trooper Skip Ozhuwan has waited five years to reunite with Wren Terni, the woman he’s always loved. Flying back home for his sister’s wedding with only him and Wren in a chartered bush plane guarantees he’ll have her undivided attention.

Ever since Skip arrested her five years earlier, Wren vowed never to lay eyes on him again. She’s gotten sober and made a life for herself that she’s proud of. Seeing Skip now throws her into a tailspin.

When the plane crashes, forcing them to battle a violent arctic storm, outwit predators, and dispose of a dead body, they must find a way to get past their differences if they are to survive to have a future together.  That is if they don’t kill each other first

Janet’s Review: I love stories about lovers who reunite for a second chance at love. And I love stories that take place in my home state of Alaska!  With this short story by Tiffinie Helmer, I have both. 

When Wren Terni returns to her village for a wedding, the last person she wants to see is Alaska State trooper Skip Ozhuwan, the man who arrested and sent her to jail for 5 years.  But as luck would have it, he is on the same small 3 seat plane as her.  When they crash in the mountains, these two have to face each other and deal with their sordid past, or freeze to death.

I LOVED the fact that Ms. Helmer does an amazing job of stay true to the reality of living  in Alaska. I had to laugh at some of the lines, shaking my head and saying, yep, that’s Alaska.

This was the first time I read anything written by Tiffinie Helmer, I was so impressed by the fact that this was a short story, 67 pages on my Nook, yet, it was so well written that I didn’t feel rushed or cheated.
As soon as I was done with Impact, I immediately went to B&N and downloaded Moosed Up, the second book in the Wild men of Alaska Series.  

Cindy’s Review: Skip Ozhuwan and Wren Terni grew up together in a small Alaskan town. They were childhood sweethearts. But that all went south when Wren’s mother committed suicide and Wren blamed her abusive father. Not wanting to face the pain Wren turned to a life of drugs and Skip had to arrest her and send her away. This was also after she shot him. 

Five years later Wren is coming back to Egegik for Skip’s sister wedding which she is the Maid of Honor. She has to get there on a puddle jumper with Skip to make it to the small town, something she is not looking forward to since Skip had thrown her in jail five years ago. She wants nothing to do with him and Skip wants to start up where they left off. 

Not long after taking off the plane crashes when the pilot suddenly dies. During there fight for survival Wren and Skip work through there issues. 

I have to say this is just a 50 page book but you dont feel cheated about it being so short. Alot happens in those 50 pages.

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Stay out of the woods…the moose are loose and the men are hungry.

Nurse Practitioner Eva Stuart’s life is messed-up. She found her fiancé in bed with her best friend Jeremy, which has killed her confidence as a desirable woman and brought her judgment into question when it comes to men. Needing a change of scenery, she leaves Cincinnati behind for the wilds of Alaska and opts for running a medical clinic in a remote town. Her life quickly changes from messed-up to moosed-up as nature takes a stab at her.

Wildlife Refuge Officer Lynx Maiski is big… and hot… and hungry for a mate. He’s more than willing to show Eva just how sexy she is. After all, sometimes what a street-smart woman really needs is a forest-smart mountain man. But he’s keeping a secret that seems destined to ruin his chances at love.

Soon they are dealing with small town interference, a sun that refuses to set, deadly poachers, out of control lust, and a matchmaking moose on the loose.

Janet’s Review:  After reading Impact, the first book in this series, I had to follow up with Moosed Up! And I’m so glad I did.  This book was hilariously witty!!  I found myself either smiling or softly snickering while I was reading.  

 The other thing that I noticed, while this was the 2nd book in the  Wild Men of Alaska, these books a stand-alone books….the only thing that connects this series is the fact that they take place in Alaska and the men are smoking HOT!!!

Same as the first book, Tiffinie Helmer ,once again  captures the beauty of Alaska and her people.  Only this time it’s with a big dash of humor and a touch of mystery.

Eva and Lynx were both strong and very likable characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. The bantering between these two had the grinning ear from ear. And the chemistry, sizzling hot!

AMAZON and B&N

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A desperate man…

“Lucky” Leroy Morgan led a charmed life, until he was murdered. Now he’s stuck in Limbo, unwilling to move on after catching a glimpse of the future he was supposed to have and the amazing woman who was destined to be his. Using the Northern Lights as a conduit back to earth, he attempts to seduce her in her dreams, hoping to anchor himself to the physical plane. If he doesn’t win her heart, he’ll be forever lost.

A tempted woman…
Gemma Star is fairly conventional considering her hippie upbringing. Her biggest fear is that she’ll end up like her Tarot card reading mother, who isn’t all there. When Gemma starts having out-of-this-world sex with a dream lover, she starts to wonder if she is losing her mind along with her heart. What if her crazy mother is right? If she continues consorting with her Dreamweaver will there be lasting consequences to her soul?
Will their love survive? Or is it just a dream…

Janet’s Review:  Living in Alaska for the past 16 years, I have had the pleasure for watching the Northern Light dancing outside my living room windows almost every winter and have heard the varies native legends connected to these beautiful displays.

Now Tiffinie Helmer has written an equally wonderful story about one of these legends. Ms. Helmer, does a fantastic job of weaving the native folklore and a sweet love story.  It has everything, it’s intense, it’s emotional, mystery, humor and it’s very sexy!
As I was reading this story, I kept wondering how in the world could this have a HEA? I, for the life of me, couldn’t figure out how there could be one, but my hats off to Tiffine, she pulled it off!

I highly recommend this novella! 
Side Note:  Once again this 3rdbook in the series can be read as a stand-alone. 
AMAZON

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All he wants for Christmas is her… 

Former Russian spy, Sergei Lavinsky, code name The Bear, is hibernating on the edge of Alaska. He lures the woman he loves to the Edge of Reason Lodge, hoping enough time has passed that her heart has softened and her knives have dulled.

All she wants is revenge…

Kate “No Mercy” Mercer is a CIA Agent sent to assassinate him. Again. This time she intends to succeed without ending up in his bed. She has a dozen reasons to kill him, and one of them is personal. 


They’ll be completely unwrapped before the holiday is over…

Janet’s Review: Kate is one bad ass chick, I loved her combat moves as much as I loved watching Sergei take her down while trying not to hurt her!  The chemistry between this two just sizzled off the pages! Tiffine did a wonderful job for slowly explaining their history as we were watching the present unfold. 
Just like the other 3 books in this series, you get a magnificent peek into the rugged Alaska terrain.

This time Ms. Helmer just happened to pick the area by my favorite city in Alaska, Homer and in the winter.  There couldn’t be a more magical place on earth!  The mentioning of the Salty Dawg saloon had me jumping for joy!  You can’t go to Homer and not visit the Salty Dawg, even if it’s just to get one of their hoodies.  My whole family has one, in fact some have one in almost every color.

I think that “Bearing All” is my favorite so far!!
I look forward to more in this wonderful series and yes, I know that I’m bias, because I’m from Alaska!! *smiles*

  
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