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  1. 4 out of 5

    ♥ WishfulMiss ♥

    Yikes! This book left me emotionally rung even though it was a pretty quick, compact read. The story’s MCs are Mara and Ezra. These two are complete opposites, but they share heart wrenching loss, only they each are grieving in their own way. Mara decided to always play it safe. She doesn’t take risks and is comfortable in routine and schedules. Ezra is an adrenaline junkie, he loves the freedom of living day by day, with no worries about tomorrow. When these two cross paths in Alaska, things fo Yikes! This book left me emotionally rung even though it was a pretty quick, compact read. The story’s MCs are Mara and Ezra. These two are complete opposites, but they share heart wrenching loss, only they each are grieving in their own way. Mara decided to always play it safe. She doesn’t take risks and is comfortable in routine and schedules. Ezra is an adrenaline junkie, he loves the freedom of living day by day, with no worries about tomorrow. When these two cross paths in Alaska, things for them both take a turn neither was expecting. What I liked: The setting! Alaska was described beautifully, the wild life, the scenery, the way of life. It sounded awesome. I loved Mara’s friend Rachel (wondering if she gets a book of her own?) I loved Mara, she was a level headed, if slightly narcotic heroine but she was quirky and sweet. My pet peeves: Ezra’s hot and cold attitude! The way he was be sweet and charming one minute and ballistic the next sent up red flags for me. When Mara is up in his cabin (in the middle of nowhere – it was like an hour drive from the closest town!!) and he freaked out on her, I was honestly scared for her. I wanted to feel more sympathetic towards him because his loss is something truly heartbreaking and devastating but the way he kept using it as an excuse to push and hurt Mara wasn’t okay for me. It also highlighted his indecisiveness. He always needed a push or a nudge from someone to go after what he wanted. I wanted to see him be more alpha/dominate. Lastly, although I really liked Mara, wish she would have had more respect for herself and not so easily forgiven Ezra, each time he hurt her. I get she was super understanding but I needed Ezra to balance out that out with his own need to please and take care of her. The ending was super sweet, with everyone getting what they want and living happily ever after but it was too quick. Ezra has a near death experience and all of a sudden he is on board with being 100% in love and ready to commitment? When he did such an awesome job convincing himself and the reader that that was absolutely the last thing he’d want? It was hard to completely be in the moment with him. Overall, a cute, sad read that left me feeling a little blue… * * * ARC provided for an honest review * * * I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. SAFETY INFO: (view spoiler)[ Ages : Both MCs are in their early to mid 30s. No virgins. Cheating : None. OM/OW drama : None. Separation : I want to say it was a few weeks. 2-3? Both remained celibate. Push/Pull : Lots! Ezra’s emotional baggage keeps everyone at arms length, he has deliberately isolated himself – both physically and mentally – in order to not form attachments to anyone again. He doesn’t process his feelings for Mara without a lot of outside help. Main Pursuer of relationship : Mara was actually the main pursuer of a relationship. Ezra is the one to ask her out but that was literally a one and done deal. She is the one that first broaches the subject of seeing each and she’s also the one that comes back to offer him more. Possible Triggers: Surprise pregnancy, sex without a condom (she was on the pill but because of the time difference/travel, her schedule was off), this has death of a sibling (Mara’s older sister died at 14, in a car crash. Her death is what forms Mara’s super cautious lifestyle), death of a child (Ezra was married in his early 20s to his baby mama. They weren’t in love but married because she was pregnant. His little boy, Liam was born with a heart defect and died when he was only a few months old.) This book also hints at Ezra’s suicidal thoughts and depression. HEA/HFN : Ends on a HEA ending and an epilogue 7 months later. (hide spoiler)]

  2. 5 out of 5

    BP34

    You'll love Mara and Ezra's story. Fate brought them together when he friend gave her a plane ticket for a tour of Alaska. She wanted her to get out of her comfort zone. Ezra was her private pilot guide and he was gorgeous. They were opposites in so many ways in that she's cautious and he lives for the moment. He taught her how to come out of her comfort zone and she taught him how to open up and love again. They both had a major tragedy in their past that molded them emotionally. Their attracti You'll love Mara and Ezra's story. Fate brought them together when he friend gave her a plane ticket for a tour of Alaska. She wanted her to get out of her comfort zone. Ezra was her private pilot guide and he was gorgeous. They were opposites in so many ways in that she's cautious and he lives for the moment. He taught her how to come out of her comfort zone and she taught him how to open up and love again. They both had a major tragedy in their past that molded them emotionally. Their attraction was immediate and their chemistry was explosive. But after a night of passion he shut down. Plenty of drama, a plane crash, a hospital stay, a surprise little one and more. Together they helped each other over come their fears and realized that some things were worth taking a chance on. The book is emotional and moving. Well written with a good flow and great characters. I was pulling for them to get together and work out their problems. No cliffhanger, no cheating and an HEA. I read a free arc via Booksprout and voluntarily chose to review it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Emily Pennington

    A friend of Mara’s wanted to get her to try something daring for once, so she bought her a ticket for an aerial tour of Alaska. Her pilot, Ezra, was an adrenaline junkie who had no fear, and he gave her an exciting ride. Despite both of them being so different in how they approach life, they had a definite strong attraction to each other. They spend the night with each other. But then he shut down and took her back home. With no additional contact, she decided to go home early – until she found A friend of Mara’s wanted to get her to try something daring for once, so she bought her a ticket for an aerial tour of Alaska. Her pilot, Ezra, was an adrenaline junkie who had no fear, and he gave her an exciting ride. Despite both of them being so different in how they approach life, they had a definite strong attraction to each other. They spend the night with each other. But then he shut down and took her back home. With no additional contact, she decided to go home early – until she found out she was pregnant! She went back to Alaska to give him the news, but he is not very receptive. Will they come to an understanding about the situation? Will they talk to each other about the life events that were affecting behavior now? Will they see that maybe this is a new start for both of them and worth taking a chance on? This was an interesting story line where two complex personalities need to have a nice long talk and find out what is going on with each of them on a deeper level. Will they realize that their decisions affect more than just the two of them now? Will they try to work out their differences and see if maybe they would provide a strong family for each other? Grab your copy and see if they can find common ground and begin to take the chance for something more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Char

    Mara is in Alaska for a hotel management program and only has a few weeks left before she returns to California. Mara is overly cautious. She doesn’t do anything risky, adventurous, or dangerous. She only does things where she can control or knows the outcome. Her friend wants her to enjoy Alaska and buys her a ticket for a sightseeing plane ride. She knows she has to go but she is not enthused about it. Ezra is a daredevil pilot who is very challenging to Mara. Where Mara is cautious Ezra is ad Mara is in Alaska for a hotel management program and only has a few weeks left before she returns to California. Mara is overly cautious. She doesn’t do anything risky, adventurous, or dangerous. She only does things where she can control or knows the outcome. Her friend wants her to enjoy Alaska and buys her a ticket for a sightseeing plane ride. She knows she has to go but she is not enthused about it. Ezra is a daredevil pilot who is very challenging to Mara. Where Mara is cautious Ezra is adventurous. Can these two even make it thru their plane ride? A couple days later Ezra runs into Mara at the grocery store and invites her to dinner at his cabin on the mountain. Can this work? Can they have a relationship? An unexpected encounter can it be more? Do you feel the electricity, the magnetic chemistry? Two opposites who might be able to have more. Two people trying to sort out their emotional baggage. What will happen? This story is original and entertaining with unique characters who are likable people. It is spicy, sexy, funny, flirty and it’s filled with sweet romance under the guise of adventure. It is a love story with a touch of crazy! A think you will enjoy this little read! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dawn M Gilmore

    The two main characters in this book have to face their fears. Mara is afraid to take risks to avoid more loss. Ezra takes every risk imaginable to avoid thinking about his past losses. Ezra challenges Mara and gets her out of her comfort zone. He takes her on the airplane ride of her life. Mara runs into Ezra at the grocery store and they end up at his cabin. Ezra introduces her to experiences that expand her horizons like climbing a tree and eating bear meat. They have a hot night in front of The two main characters in this book have to face their fears. Mara is afraid to take risks to avoid more loss. Ezra takes every risk imaginable to avoid thinking about his past losses. Ezra challenges Mara and gets her out of her comfort zone. He takes her on the airplane ride of her life. Mara runs into Ezra at the grocery store and they end up at his cabin. Ezra introduces her to experiences that expand her horizons like climbing a tree and eating bear meat. They have a hot night in front of the fireplace. The next morning Ezra freezes her out. Mara is so bewildered by this change in his personality that she is furious. She waits for his call but when none comes she concludes her business in Alaska early and heads home. Too late, Ezra tries to contact her but finds she is gone. After Mara gets home she finds the little gift that Ezra gave her that will arrive in 9 months. Both Ezra and Mara have a lot of doubts and fears to work through. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    Oh, the heat is HOT, and the physical chemistry is captivating so be careful you may just get burned all the heat coming off these pages. There were some "oh no" "oh wow" " what the what" moments and add in uncanny mishaps, and shenanigans the good kind that makes you keep turning the pages till last page has been turned. We have two different people one takes risk to avoid the ghost of his past and the other has all the caution to avoid the risk, but they are amazing together. Ezra wants to sho Oh, the heat is HOT, and the physical chemistry is captivating so be careful you may just get burned all the heat coming off these pages. There were some "oh no" "oh wow" " what the what" moments and add in uncanny mishaps, and shenanigans the good kind that makes you keep turning the pages till last page has been turned. We have two different people one takes risk to avoid the ghost of his past and the other has all the caution to avoid the risk, but they are amazing together. Ezra wants to show Mara that stepping out of her comfort zone can be fun she he wages a challenge, and she agrees. He takes her on the airplane ride and what ride it was. He teaches her how to expand her horizons by climbing trees eating meat not found in any grocery store and they enjoy the evening but then he ghosts her without an explanation. After waiting for his call and it never coming she leaves to head home earlier than planned with a token of his appreciation can the misunderstanding be explained and will the two of them get their HEA?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Raecharmed

    Mara's friend is wanting her to try something daring so she plans a private tour of Alaska for her. Ezra is the pilot for her tour. Sparks fly between them as they are in the air. Ezra lets her fly the plane which terrifies her and takes her completely out of her comfort zone. Once back on the ground she gives him a talking to and walks off thinking she'll never see him again. However she runs into him at a local grocery store and they get to talking. This ends with her agreeing to a date with h Mara's friend is wanting her to try something daring so she plans a private tour of Alaska for her. Ezra is the pilot for her tour. Sparks fly between them as they are in the air. Ezra lets her fly the plane which terrifies her and takes her completely out of her comfort zone. Once back on the ground she gives him a talking to and walks off thinking she'll never see him again. However she runs into him at a local grocery store and they get to talking. This ends with her agreeing to a date with him later the day. Their date goes well and things heat up but things don't end well between them. Mara works through her training and gets back home to LA sooner than planned and learns that she brought back a souvenir she didn't count on. Will she contact Ezra and let him know about the baby? Can they work on a future together? This is a great story that once I started it I couldn't put it down. This is a well written and very entertaining story. I would recommend this book to any book lover. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Susan Anderson

    This book brings us Ezra and Mara. They both have had tragedies in their personal lives, however, they are complete opposites on how those tragedies impacted their lives. Ezra is a daredevil, and Mara is very safety concerned. Mara is in Alaska to get away from her life in LA, and her friend buys her a ticket for a flight on a small plane to see Alaska before she leaves. Ezra happens to be the pilot. They are both attracted to each other. They have a night together and then Mara returns to LA. H This book brings us Ezra and Mara. They both have had tragedies in their personal lives, however, they are complete opposites on how those tragedies impacted their lives. Ezra is a daredevil, and Mara is very safety concerned. Mara is in Alaska to get away from her life in LA, and her friend buys her a ticket for a flight on a small plane to see Alaska before she leaves. Ezra happens to be the pilot. They are both attracted to each other. They have a night together and then Mara returns to LA. However, the unexpected happens and she re-enters Ezra's life with a shocking announcement. I loved how strong Mara was, and you felt bad for Ezra as he had to make a decision to either go forward with his life, or keep living in the past. This was a great read and I HIGHLY recommend it. I did receive an arc for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tricia

    Mara and Ezra met when she was given a ticket for an aerial tour of Alaska by her friend. Ezra, the pilot for her private tour is sexy and handsome. These two are opposites, she's always played it safe whilst he doesn't but they both feel an immediate attraction and spend a wonderful night together after which he abruptly takes her home. When later she returns to Alaska and informs him she's pregnant he doesn't take the news well and everything seems to spiral out of control it seems like they h Mara and Ezra met when she was given a ticket for an aerial tour of Alaska by her friend. Ezra, the pilot for her private tour is sexy and handsome. These two are opposites, she's always played it safe whilst he doesn't but they both feel an immediate attraction and spend a wonderful night together after which he abruptly takes her home. When later she returns to Alaska and informs him she's pregnant he doesn't take the news well and everything seems to spiral out of control it seems like they have missed their chance. Thankfully together these two find a way to get over the tragedies they have faced and agree that what they have is worth taking a chance on. Their story is an emotional rollercoaster ride, it's well written and made me want to keep reading.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Charmaine Nouwen

    The Daredevils Baby by Layla Valentine is a fast paced,emotional,intriguing,entertaining and steamy romance story of Ezra and Mara..EZra is a gorgeous pilot, thrill-seeker and who balks at nothing,..Mara is the opposite of him,shes not a risk taker and she plan everything,staying on her comfort zone.when the two met,they clash together,Ezra teach her live at the momment and enjoy life,eventhought they enjoy the company of each other they still hold back their feelings..and the one time she let l The Daredevils Baby by Layla Valentine is a fast paced,emotional,intriguing,entertaining and steamy romance story of Ezra and Mara..EZra is a gorgeous pilot, thrill-seeker and who balks at nothing,..Mara is the opposite of him,shes not a risk taker and she plan everything,staying on her comfort zone.when the two met,they clash together,Ezra teach her live at the momment and enjoy life,eventhought they enjoy the company of each other they still hold back their feelings..and the one time she let lose,she got pregnant and her baby daddy is in his cabin in the woods in the mountain ,so she just need to go there to let him know! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Loved it. Mara was in Alaska doing a hotel training and her friend makes her take a tourist flight. She plays it very carefully in her life (she has her reasons) but she meets the Pilot Ezra and he challenges her to try new things. They sleep together and then he abruptly takes her home. When she turns back up in Alaska pregnant, he is shocked and didn't handle the news well. Things spiral out of control and she almost loses him forever. The story had everything I like - adventure, romance, hot Loved it. Mara was in Alaska doing a hotel training and her friend makes her take a tourist flight. She plays it very carefully in her life (she has her reasons) but she meets the Pilot Ezra and he challenges her to try new things. They sleep together and then he abruptly takes her home. When she turns back up in Alaska pregnant, he is shocked and didn't handle the news well. Things spiral out of control and she almost loses him forever. The story had everything I like - adventure, romance, hot sex, feelings and an HEA. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisbeth

    Mara and Ezra are at first glance two different types of people. Mara is carefull and prefers to think things through and have a plan. Ezra is the opposite, he likes to take chances, loves getting into potentially dangerous situasions and is an adrenalin junkie. They meet when a friend of Mara buys her a ticket to fly over Alaskas wild life and Ezra is her pilot. They both have reasons foe being the way they are, and when you learn them a lot of their behavior makes sence. I thought this was a s Mara and Ezra are at first glance two different types of people. Mara is carefull and prefers to think things through and have a plan. Ezra is the opposite, he likes to take chances, loves getting into potentially dangerous situasions and is an adrenalin junkie. They meet when a friend of Mara buys her a ticket to fly over Alaskas wild life and Ezra is her pilot. They both have reasons foe being the way they are, and when you learn them a lot of their behavior makes sence. I thought this was a sweet love story and I enjoyed the book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Black

    An Enjoyable Read - 4 Stars **** Great visual descriptions within the story of scenes depicting the aerial view of the Alaskan coastline from Ankorage to Mount McKinley (Denali). Both main characters took a while for me to warm up to. I found the supporting cast to be relatable and well developed characters in their secondary role in the story. What I particularly liked in this story was the closeness and support of the best friend of each of the main main and female characters. An enjoyable read An Enjoyable Read - 4 Stars **** Great visual descriptions within the story of scenes depicting the aerial view of the Alaskan coastline from Ankorage to Mount McKinley (Denali). Both main characters took a while for me to warm up to. I found the supporting cast to be relatable and well developed characters in their secondary role in the story. What I particularly liked in this story was the closeness and support of the best friend of each of the main main and female characters. An enjoyable read. I voluntarily received an advance review copy of this novel via Booksprout and I am leaving an honest and unbiased review. I have no affiliation to this author.Great

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Loved this wonderful story with Ezra who is a bush pilot in Alaska not afraid to take risk every day and Mara who takes no risk what so ever and they meet when her friend buys her a ticket for a flight with him. They do have something in common in that they have both loss someone very dear to them that altered their life but in different ways. This was a well written book with great characters that were so perfect for each other and helped each other see a common ground in the way they lived the Loved this wonderful story with Ezra who is a bush pilot in Alaska not afraid to take risk every day and Mara who takes no risk what so ever and they meet when her friend buys her a ticket for a flight with him. They do have something in common in that they have both loss someone very dear to them that altered their life but in different ways. This was a well written book with great characters that were so perfect for each other and helped each other see a common ground in the way they lived their life.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Judy Gittleson Hendrickson

    Mara met Ezra, a pilot, while on a trip to Alaska. During a quick encounter, she became pregnant, returning home to Los Angeles. She returns to Alaska to let him know he will be a father and the story takes off. Their backstories were similar in that they each lost someone dear to them. Coming to terms with their feelings about the baby, stress comes from all angles. Twists happen that place their relationship in jeopardy. Good luck is on their side and the ending is perfect. I received a free co Mara met Ezra, a pilot, while on a trip to Alaska. During a quick encounter, she became pregnant, returning home to Los Angeles. She returns to Alaska to let him know he will be a father and the story takes off. Their backstories were similar in that they each lost someone dear to them. Coming to terms with their feelings about the baby, stress comes from all angles. Twists happen that place their relationship in jeopardy. Good luck is on their side and the ending is perfect. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    lf

    Taking a ride with the daredevil delivers a bonus The Daredevil's Baby is the first book in the Men of the Mountains series and was an interesting and exciting story that I enjoyed. The story-line was something different but at the same time a bit predictable. The characters are well defined and are complete opposites but yet find a way to have a future together. I always enjoy Layla Valentine stories and this one was a nice start to a new mountain man series. I received a copy of this book and a Taking a ride with the daredevil delivers a bonus The Daredevil's Baby is the first book in the Men of the Mountains series and was an interesting and exciting story that I enjoyed. The story-line was something different but at the same time a bit predictable. The characters are well defined and are complete opposites but yet find a way to have a future together. I always enjoy Layla Valentine stories and this one was a nice start to a new mountain man series. I received a copy of this book and am leaving my honest review. My opinions are all my own.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Debra Soehner

    Ezra is a hot shot and player pilot who has no interest in settling down, Mara is a very cautious person who is talked into going on a bush pilot expedition against her better judgement and get Ezra as her pilot. Instant attraction and they have an encounter. Ezra is not interested in going any further but what will he say when he finds out about a surprise. Great story and author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Ezra and Mara live their lives on opposite ends of the spectrum. Mara is an overly cautious planner while Ezra is a risk taking daredevil. When the two meet sparks fly, but both have tragedy in their past. One delicious night it all they will have, but fate has other ways of thinking! Daredevil’s Baby is a quick read, but is action packed and full of chemistry!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    Ezra and Mara are so similar but different. Both experienced life changing sorrow and then changing their lives. Together they are great but will it last? Can they each work on compromising when faced with the future? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tanya

    He loves doing dangerous things and when he wants a woman he will do it but just one night. She broke her rules and had slept with him on the first date. She expected more but he just left, one issue now, she is having his baby. Will she find him? What will he think? Will he expect it? See how he react I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Debra Richardson

    An enjoyable book one in the Men of the Mountains series! It is well-written, fast pace, funny, emotionally deep, and hot with drama, danger, adventure, twists, and ups and downs. The characters are likeable; the chemistry between them is instant and off the charts! Definitely recommended! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Celicia Fowlkes

    He really thought he had nothing else to lose until he almost lost her. He was lucky that she cared about him enough to stick around. He lost someone special and thought that it was over after that. Life does move on whether you want to or not. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    CJ

    Ezra, pilot, lives alone in the woods trying to keep people getting close to him. He will take chances that no one else will just for the "rush". Mara plans everything out and will not take chances. When these two meet, will they be able to help each other or will they drive the other crazy? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Ezra, pilot, lives alone in the woods trying to keep people getting close to him. He will take chances that no one else will just for the "rush". Mara plans everything out and will not take chances. When these two meet, will they be able to help each other or will they drive the other crazy? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book and I absolutely loved it. This is the first book in the series, can be read as a standalone story. Fast-paced and quick to read. Ezra and Mara are completely different but exactly the same, heartbreak and hurt have changed their lives and a chance meeting brings these two wonderful characters together.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hazel

    Ezra and mara story was good, fated together but complete opposite in so many ways but made this story fit so well I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elvira

    The author did a great job with the development of the storyline it flows smoothly throughout the pages. The characters are great and engaging with lots of chemistry added to the mix. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    ARC Review I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I'm anchorage Alaska best friend Rachel gets mara Brooks a booking at the Alaska Bush pilot since she never takes chances untill she meets Ezra lee.This was a awesome beautiful romance ARC Review I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I'm anchorage Alaska best friend Rachel gets mara Brooks a booking at the Alaska Bush pilot since she never takes chances untill she meets Ezra lee.This was a awesome beautiful romance

  28. 4 out of 5

    T

    A quick read, but a good one! Ezra and Mara have instant chemistry even with their differences. A bit of danger and a bit of sexiness make for a surprise for them both!! And I got to visit Alaska again! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Aimee Lombardo

    The Daredevils Baby is a wonderful book that had me laughing and crying with all the characters antics and shenanigans. I highly recommend this author and book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)

    I absolutely loved this book and was honored to have been able to read and review. It was such a phenomenal read and had amazing characters as well as an amazing story line. I just could not get enough of it and once I started reading it, I could not put it down. I recommend that you read it.

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