Clear to Lift
Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Alison Malone has been assigned to a search and rescue team based at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, near the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, and far from her former elite H-60 squadron. A rule follower by nature, Alison is exasperated and outraged every time she flies with her mission commander, "Boomer" Marks, for whom military procedures are merely a suggestion. Alison is desperate to be transferred out of the boonies, where careers stagnate, and back to her life and fiance in San Diego.
Alison's defenses start to slip when she meets mountain guide Will Cavanaugh during a particularly dicey mission. Will introduces her to a wild, beautiful world of adventure that she has never known before. Stranded on a mountain during a sudden dangerous blizzard, Alison questions every truth she thought she knew about herself. When Will braves the storm to save her life, she must confront the fact that she has been living a lie. But is it too late to change course?
Full of action and adventure, dangerous and heart-stopping rescues, blizzards and floods, family secrets and second chances, Clear to Lift is a thrilling woman's journey as she finds confidence, truth, love, and herself against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada.
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"...Clear To Lift is a compelling story of adventure, love, family and self-discovery. The tension, both romantic and life-and-death-danger, leaps off the page, drawing you into this epic story. It is unforgettable, addictive and just so much fun! With vibrant characters, a strong and relatable heroine, blizzards, storms, unexploded bombs, a gorgeous Labrador search and rescue dog, doughnuts and a very ruggedly handsome mountain guide, this book has everything I needed to make it unputdownable. I loved it."
—Madison's Library (Read the full review here.)
"...Wilson has a particular knack for writing action. Like Hover, Clear to Lift's climax had me anxiously turning every page. Wilson also has a gift for evocative descriptions. I have never visited the Sierra Nevada, but while reading I could envision it in my mind...Wilson writes what she knows and she does it superbly...Nothing is gratuitous in an Anne Wilson novel. Everything is organic and while the romances in both book happen quickly, I did not feel that they were contrived insta-love situations. Every plot strand serves a purpose and she does an excellent job of bringing those strands together for a satisfying ending."
—Team Skelley (Read the full review here.)
"I would normally roll my eyes at a review that states, 'Heart-pounding, edge-of-seat adventure.' But I'm going to say that. I am aware that is sounds cheesy and cliched, but in this case, it's true. As I read the final rescue scene in this novel, my heart was pounding and I was on the edge of my seat, literally... The writing is top notch, the story smooth, the action intense."
—Book Babe (Read the full review here.)
"Clear to Lift is action-packed with rescue scenes that will keep your heart racing, paired with a thrilling adventure of self-discovery."
—Chico's (Inside Chic), "Summer Reads"
"From rescue missions to near death experiences, torn emotions to the best glazed doughnuts in the world—you won’t be able to stop reading! If anything I loved Clear to Lift even more than Hover, and I genuinely cannot wait to see what Wilson brings us next. My wee emotions are in tatters, but in the best possible way!"
—Strupag.com (Read the full review here.)
"This author is one of the best writers of action sequences I've ever read."
—Cathy Cole, Kittling Books (Read the full review here.)
"Action scenes, fantastic dialogue and wonderfully developed characters allow this book to soar to the top of the summer reading pile."
—Chicklit Club (Read the full review here.)
Forge Books, Hardcover, July 2016, ISBN: 978-0765378514