Thursday, 1 June 2017


She's off-limits...and perfect for him!
Heroes of Fortune Valley #2
Heatherly Bell
Releasing June 1, 2017
Harlequin Superromance

In Airman to the Rescue (Heroes of Fortune Valley #2) by Heatherly Bell, when the contractor Sarah McAllister hired to renovate her late father's house is arrested, Matt Conner is determined to come to her rescue. However, Sarah isn't a woman to accept help easily, so the pair compromise to allow them both to benefit. Yet, Matt moving into the spare bedroom in the house could spell trouble, especially since Sarah is his best friend's sister. Will Matt and Sarah give in to their chemistry, or will their chance at happy ever after never happen?

This is only the second book that I've ever read by Ms. Bell, and I've got to say that it was just as riveting as the first book I read by her. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the heroine, as she needs the work done on her late father's house to be able to sell it and get the fresh start she wants. Yet unfortunately, it seems all hope is lost, because she's not about to let anyone swoop in and be her knight in shining armor when she's the one that messed up. Will Matt be able to convince her that she doesn't have a choice but to accept his help? Will they be able to come to an agreement that will benefit both of them?

As for the main characters, both are captivating and entertained me with their back stories, their growing relationship and the challenges they face on their journey to happy ever after. Sarah doesn't believe in love, as in the past she once believed sex equaled love, and yet, that was never the case as she found out with every guy she was with letting her down. Will Matt be able to show her that love is a good thing? Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave by what she's doing and I liked how she's determined to go after what she wants -- Matt. Really, they're good for each other, especially since Sarah helps Matt with his son and shows him there's more to being a parent than just discipline. That there must be trust between the pair also, if Matt is to ever have a better relationship with his son. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is that she finally started making decisions that were right for her, instead of continuing to make decisions for someone else in her life that was too needy. 

While Matt, I really liked him. He's determined to have a better relationship with his son and I liked how tight their father-son bond was towards the end. I also liked how he won over the heroine, which is proven by all that he does for her. Although, there are a few embarrassing moments on the heroine's behalf that had me laughing, especially the moment with the lingerie. Moreover, the hero is confident,  hard-working and I liked how determined he was to help the heroine. No way was he going to take no for an answer, not when she needed someone with his expertise.

Overall, Ms. Bell has delivered a delightful read in this book where the chemistry was strong, the secondary characters were just as entertaining as the main ones and I loved how they weren't afraid to offer their opinions when it came to Sarah and Matt's relationship, because they believe the pair are good together. The way this story ended had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, as Sarah is finally ready to live her own life, instead of putting it on hold because she feels she owes her mom so much. I also liked how things ended between the hero and heroine, because both deserve to be happy after all that they've been through in the past. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as Sarah is finally following her dream and she has such wonderful support in the secondary characters. I would recommend Airman to the Rescue by Heatherly Bell, if you enjoy second chance romances or the brother's best friend trope.

She's off-limits…and perfect for him!

It was supposed to be easy. Sarah Mcallister was going to flip her late father's house and head back to Colorado for a fresh start. But when her shady contractor gets arrested, taking most of her budget with him, she's at risk of losing everything. Enter Matt Conner…sexy pilot, single dad, Sarah's brother's best friend…and far too good with his hands for her peace of mind.

Moving into Sarah's spare bedroom is just asking for trouble, but Matt's trying to make amends with his troubled teen son, and a key step is finding a decent place to crash for as long as it takes. And the woman needs his help. Unfortunately, the closer the house gets to reno-perfect, the more he knows Sarah is meant to stay in Fortune Valley…with him.



Sarah stumbled into the now dark living room, and found Matt lying on the couch, Shackles curled up at his feet. Through the sliver of moonlight shining through the window, she could make out that he had his shirt off, a pillow over his face. As if she’d given him a headache.
Wait until she got going. “Matt.”
Under his pillow, she heard him groan.
“What’s going on here?” She stood hands on hips and then decided that looked too accusatory for seduction, so she relaxed her arms at her sides.
“Go to sleep, Sarah.”
He lifted the pillow from his face, one eye open. “I don’t want to argue with you.”
“I don’t want to argue, either. I just want you to tell me what happened tonight.”
“Guess if you don’t know, I must not have done it right.”
“You did everything right.” Her voice softened. Now that she faced this—thing—between them her mouth was parched and dry. But she couldn’t lose her nerve now. “The only thing you did wrong was stop.”
“Wasn’t my choice.”
“But now it is.”
He didn’t move. “Go to sleep. Please.”
“Well, since you said please.”
“Seriously? That’s all it takes?”
“No. I lied. I’ll go to sleep, but not until you hear me out. I might be Stone’s sister, but I’m also a grown woman and I know what I want.”
“What do you want? Because I thought you wanted to fix this house and flip it. Sell it so you can get back to Colorado.”
Couldn’t a woman want more than one thing? “I want you, Matt. That’s what I want.”
“Do you? Be careful what you’re asking for. Maybe you don’t know me as well as you think you do.”
“I know enough. I know you’re one of the good guys.”
He snorted. “Yeah.”
“Do you think I’m going to fall in love with you? Is that it? Because that’s not an issue. I don’t believe in love.”
At that he removed the pillow from his head. “You don’t believe in love.”
“Does that shock you? Why should it? I grew up as the child of a broken home and I’ve seen more divorces around me than I care to remember. You of all people should understand.”
“Me of all people?”
“You’re also from a broken home. And…you’re a single father.”
“That doesn’t mean I don’t believe in love. And I think it’s pretty messed up that you don’t, Sarah.”
“Okay. What do you want? Is it me at all? Because a couple of hours ago you had me pretty well convinced, so if you’ve changed your mind you need to tell me now.”
There. She couldn’t believe she’d let all her thoughts spill out at last. Everything she’d intended to tell him for months had come pouring out of her lips, like the semidark of the room had given her added courage. In the ensuing quiet Sarah didn’t think he would answer her at all. Worse, in the dark of the room she couldn’t take a cue from his usually expressive eyes.
“I want you, Sarah.” He finally spoke, the sound of his voice so naked and raw that Sarah’s knees went boneless.


Heatherly Bell writes books, drinks copious amounts of coffee, craves cupcakes and occasionally wears real pants. She lives in northern California with her family.




  1. I loved the first book of this series and can't wait to read this one.

    1. I haven't read the first book, but really think I should after reading this one.