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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 eyesHe’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....

Title : Impact
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ISBN : 2940014333870
Format Type : Nook
Number of Pages : 50 Pages
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Impact Reviews

  • MsRomanticReads
    2019-05-03 21:59

    This review can also be found on my blog.I loved the setting for this story, and I felt transported to the equally beautiful and harsh environment. As for the story itself, the push and pull between the once lovers was palpable and entertaining. Despite those good points, I'm sad to say that this novella just didn't do it for me.I found myself a little confused by their history. Skip past the spoiler link if you don't want to know too much about Skip and Wren's history.(view spoiler)[Skip and Wren have known each other since childhood. Later they became boyfriend and girlfriend. An unstable home life led Wren to turn to hard drugs. It sounded as if they were still together up until the time he had to arrest her, so it sounds like while he became an enforcer of the law, his girlfriend was doing drugs, and he just looked the other way? Skip left Wren alone for five years to get clean, sober and straightened out; biding his time to approach her again and take up where they had left off. Not once in those five years did he contact her, so I thought it odd that he would think she'd welcome him with open arms. I also thought the fact that she had shot him while under the influence was what got her thrown in jail. But later Skip mentions that her abusive father had pressed charges because she took a baseball bat to his truck. It just seemed like a bit too much drama. (hide spoiler)]Knowing their history did help to paint a clearer picture of why Wren kept throwing up walls against Skip's advances. He was adorable, albeit a little bit clueless. The most annoying thing was the near constant repetition of Wren voicing her thoughts followed by "Did I say that out loud?" After the third time, it wasn't cute anymore. And I won't even start on the logistics of making love with a broken arm that is secured in place by a curling iron.I'd say borrow this one, if you can. While I didn't care much for these two, I found myself more intrigued by the excerpt for Hooked, from the Alaskan Adventure series. Now if only I could find it somewhere. I'm a little mystified, since the second book in that series is due to be released soon. If anyone comes across Hooked, please let me know.

  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    2019-04-27 23:55

    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.

  • Lady Heather
    2019-05-16 04:40

    3. 5 StarsThis was my virgin read of this author. This is a short story about a couple who had a difficult past. They never stopped loving one another in the 5 years since their separation, and they finally have an opportunity for a second chance.This story is their journey of letting go of past, forgiving one another, and having the courage to move forward.

  • Epiphany
    2019-04-24 01:55

    Impact is the first book I have read in the Wild Men of Alaska group of stories. I really enjoyed Wren and Skip's story, I only wish it was longer. The descriptions of Alaska are wonderful and make me wish I had not turned down that job so many years ago.

  • Malinda
    2019-05-08 22:48

    3 starsThis is a short story about 2 ex-lovers that get trapped together in a crashed plane during a storm in the wilds of Alaska. Wren and Skip grew up together and were each other's first loves. The full details are sketchy but it appears that certain things ended Wren on a path where she got hooked on drugs and Skip had to arrest her for her own good. I didn't have an issue with that but I did find it strange that he dropped out of her life for 5 years and thought it would be easy to get back in her life. There was a rather confusing mix of emotions and blame that Wren and Skip needed to work through. They don't get through them completely but they do realize what they've been missing enough that Skip and Wren are back together by the end of the story.This was an enjoyable story. Wren and Skip both seemed like good people but, TBH the story isn't long enough to get to know them very well (especially considering all the conflicting emotions that had to be dealt with). I think this would have been better if it had been a bit longer (to work through things a bit better) but overall is was a decent story and I'm reading book #2 in the series next.* note - I listened to the audio version of this story and the narrator did a good job.

  • Janet Juengling-Snell
    2019-05-07 21:44

    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.

  • Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
    2019-05-10 22:40

    Wren Terni isn't looking forward to seeing Officer Skip Ozhuwan yet there he stands in small King Salmon Airport. He's just like she remembered with a few changes to his physique that she can see. Wren wonders if he thinks of her like she does him. She really doesn't want to be here flying home to Egegik for her best friend's wedding. Skip wants to spend time with Wren before his sister's wedding before she gets caught up in all the wedding festivities. Skip is stunned with how beautiful she is after all this time yet can't wait to talk with her again. When the plane crashes leaving Wren, Skip, and dead pilot out in Alaskan bush all of Skip's plans go out the window. Skip and Wren need to prepare to survive at least one or two days before being rescued. Skip is injured which makes preparation alittle difficult leaving Wren to do much of the work. Can Wren let go of the past? Can Skip breech Wren's walls? Will Skip and Wren admit their feelings? When will they be rescued? Your answers await you in Impact.

  • Katrina
    2019-05-11 23:39

    A well balanced romance mixed with a little suspense and smexy moments. Great underlying storyline with compelling characters- a bit of danger and drama to keep us on the edge of our seat. And also a bit of heat to spice up the romance. Characters I'm sure that will pull you into the pages . The . Chemistry between Wren n the sexy trooper will certainly mpact your read loll !!! I certainly wouldnt mind snuggling up to him on a cold Alaskan winters night ** wink wink ** ... A short quick. read that I'm sure will have you wanting more way past the last page hes been turned. I know I did :) I cant wait to see what Tiffinie has in store for us for future stories.Tiffinie puts forth a well delivered storyline with likeable characters and enough descriptions to paint us a picture we can certainly envisage. Enough loving and sexiness for all those romantics out there and mabye a little more than you bargined for ** grnis **

  • Victoria
    2019-05-14 04:02

    3.25 RATING- I actually wanted to read book two in the Wild Men of Alaska series. After seeing Impact was the first book and only 50 pages long, I thought I'd start there, although after reading both, they are not connected. Impact was a very short read but had some cute moments. It's a quick snapshot of a second chance romance that blooms again after a plane crash. The story isn't very believable but it was a decent read. I liked the hero but wasn't that big of a fan of the heroine.Note: At the time this review was posted, this book was available to borrow through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program.To see other books available to borrow through Kindle Unlimited or SCRIBD, check out the Subscription Addiction group

  • Tina
    2019-05-18 23:44

    Excellent read! I loved this short story so much. Great characters, location, humor. I especially loved being in Wren's POV. She's a funny, funny girl! I couldn't ask for much more. Very pleased with this, and was very entertained as well. I'd read it again, and I can't wait to read the other books in the series.The only thing that kind of bothered me was Wren's name… I kept misreading it as When on my tiny phone, which was a pain each time :(. Damn eyes playing tricks on me! Unfortunately, that was the sole reason I didn't add this book to my favorites list. But you still can't go wrong with this quick shorty and I recommend it to those who like second chance romances with a satisfying HEA. This is definitely a permanent fixture on my digital Keeper Shelf!

  • Newbee (JoAnn) Brown
    2019-05-11 22:48

    Not sure I would have been so obsessed with the other person if I was in a fight to survive, but  then this was a romance book after all,lololol... And there was a point I thought "Well get it over with all ready."  But all in all it was a good story for being so short. Deffinately for mature adults ....The author did a great job of supplying enough info of how these two people got to where they're at in life... But this would  have been a great ending for a full size book!Looking forward to reading a full size book from this author.

  • Natalie
    2019-05-18 05:05

    Tiffinie Helmer does a GREAT job at mixing suspense and danger with some really surprising and laugh-out-loud humor. The hero and heroine were very real to me and I feel like I got lost in the wilds of Alaska with them. I loved how much depth and humanity shone through the pages in such a short time. The only critical thing I would say about this is that it left me wanting a lot more. More of the story, more of the characters, and more adventure and danger in Alaska. I hope she keeps this up because I'm already a fan for life. I'll be watching for the next release.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-19 03:47

    Oh, yay! Snowed in (not in a cabin, but in a downed plane, but who am I to quibble?) and forced to cuddle up to conserve body heat! I do so like that! Fun and sexy, I liked that Skip and Wren knew each other from before and that Skip was determined to win Wren back. *thumbs up*This book was a free Kindle download I picked up 09/15/12 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • Sarah
    2019-05-10 00:58

    It was a quick fun filled read,the basic dynamics of the story were good and Wren had complexited written all over her ..Skip was definitely the more down to earth Guy..who just wanted to protect was a sweet love story ;)

  • Beverly Donnell
    2019-05-19 03:00

    I really enjoyed this short story. It was the first one of her books I have read ... Yah new author for me

  • Reba
    2019-05-18 23:43

    Okay this book had a good strong concept for a good read however, it fell short very, very short. Very shallow story execution, 2nd chance romance that gave plenty of issues this couple had to work through to get their HEA, but sadly it was wam bam thank you mam, swept under the rug HEA the end! Not recommended read.

  • Liz
    2019-05-05 00:55

    Wren is flying with Skip, her ex BF, to his sister's wedding when their plane crashes. He still loves her despite her past and the major issues she had.This was a crazy redemption story with little depth.

  • Beth
    2019-04-26 01:58

    Cute, quick read. Not much meat as it’s so short. It feels like I came in one the middle of a story that I was supposed to know some backstory to.

  • pamela myers
    2019-04-23 01:43

    Cute book.Wren is going home for a wedding. Skip is taking his sister's wedding cake to her. They end up on the same plane. It gets worse before it gets better.

  • Laura
    2019-05-06 23:51

    I absolutely loved Bearing All, a novella by Ms. Helmer, and so I probably started this book with unrealistic expectations. Unrealistic or not, Impact was very disappointing. While the scenario wasn't improbable (crashed bush plane in Alaska) the characters' reactions to the situation were. The narrative jumps from descriptions of how many layers of clothing are needed to prevent hypothermia to the characters stripping naked and having sex. I would think that the threat of frostbite and possible death would curb the heat of any passion! Not to mention the dead body outside! For all the faults of this story, I do commend Ms. Helmer's bravery for writing Wren as a recovered addict. It was a nice dose of reality in a genre that is known for its cotton candy fluff type heroines. Also kudos on her creative use of flashbacks to fill in a rather complicated back story.If this is your first adventure into Ms. Helmer's work don't give up. The next three books/novellas in this series are well worth reading. Just curl up in front of your fireplace on a cold night and let her transport you to Alaska!

  • Tamara
    2019-04-26 03:58

    Impact was a different kind of romance novel and I will admit I had a little problem with the plot line. I guess what I really had a problem with was the heroine. I may be a bit judgmental when it comes to certain things and the heroine in Impact,Wren is a former drug addict. I understand we all make mistakes in life and Wren certainly had a sucky enough life to feel the need for "escape" but I found her hard to sympathize with for some reason.Skip arrested Wren 5 years ago and sent her to prison. She has been out for 3 years, but he's bided his time waiting for the right moment to approach her again. His sisters wedding seems like the perfect opportunity. I had a problem with Skip's motivation too. He claims he arrested her to "save her." Feeling that the only way to get her off the drugs was prison. Not an assessment I agree with, considering the rampant drug use in prison, and considering what was happening in her life at that time, it seemed excessively harsh to me.While Impact was well written and the characters certainly had depth and history, I just didn't care for the plot. But as I said, I'm kind of a judgmental beeotch!

  • Theresa
    2019-05-17 22:03

    Wow! Short, but very expressive! This novella is the prequel to Hooked, which just released this week! Not to many characters to meet in this short story, but I get the feeling there is a lot in both of their pasts that led them to do what they did. And now a bit about the story ...It has been 5 years since Wren had seen Skip, her ex-boyfriend. The last time she saw him he had arrested her. After she served her time and clean-up her drug addicted act, she had become successful in Anchorage. Now here she was coming home for her best friends wedding and who is waiting for her at the airport? Skip - of course. She isn't sure if she wanted to kiss him or kill him. Now they have to take a little puddle jumper home together, she isn't sure she can be that close to him. Check out this book to see what IMPACT the plane ride has on their lack of relationship!Favorite passage: Her words shuddered on a sob as the impact of his words sank into her. How could this man love her so much?Now I can read Hooked and see how Wren and Skip fit into Sonya and Garret's story!

  • Tonileg
    2019-05-04 02:03

    Everyone understands how hard it is to see your ex after a big bad break-up. The first time is probably the worse, and the most awkward because you need to redefine roles and act differently when the last time you were getting naked and making life plans together.Alaska State Trooper Skip Ozhuwan and Ms. Wren Terni have had a monumental break-up when he arrested and sent Wren to jail. I'd say that was a guaranteed break-up material with a lot of residue anger and a heavy dose of finger pointing and red faces, but that doesn't mean that there isn't still love behind the two. They are both flying into to his sister’s wedding in a chartered bush plane with only enough seats for the two of them and the pilot so needless to say, he has a captive audience to try to get back with his lost love.This wasn't what I thought it was going to be, but it was a sweet seduction and a cute second chances romance.50 or 72 pages and kindle freebie2 stars

  • Jane
    2019-05-14 02:00

    Impact is the second book I have read in the Wild Men of Alaska group of stories. I have also been to the Alaska tundra several times but always in the summer when the weather is suppose to be good and twenty-four hour per day of daylight. I can picture this story easily as to location where it really has a raw natural beauty that is unlike any other.The story has some tough love in it and sometimes that is what you have to do for the ones you love when they make bad choices in using drugs. The reality of being in a plane crash, the survival techniques and how they found each other made a good story. This was a story and as a fictional situation one that is enjoyable to read about. I liked the dedication from the author on this one to her grandparents, who had survived a plane crash in northern Alaska.

  • Pam H
    2019-05-06 03:54

    Wren Terni is heading home to be the maid of honor in her best friends wedding in the small village of Egegik Alaska. She knows there is no way she is going to avoid seeing Skip Ozhuwan the only man she has ever loved, the man she shot, the man who sent her to jail.Skip Ozhuwan had this all planned out, being on the same bush plane from King Salmon Alaska to Egegik with Wren. He has never stopped loving her, he just needed to give her some time to stay sober and time to get over her anger at him for sending her to jail. He just hopes he hasn't waited too long and that she still has some feelings for him that he can work with. He can't imagine life without Wren.The plane ride is stifling for Wren, she doesn't know how to react to Skip, but she knows one thing - she still has a thing for him. What happens next will change their lives forever.Nice story, quick read.

  • Silverana
    2019-04-21 01:41

    SPOILERS**************** Despite the situation they are in with a dead body with them on the plane, they seemed to easily and readily tease each other and have attracting thoughts for one another. These thoughts and actions could have probably worked even with their disastrous situation, however, I think the way everything was worded made the characters seem dull and somewhat heartless. The actual main storyline, of a hero arresting the heroine to help her, and then coming back for her was actually really good and I would have loved to read it without the moments where they seemed to forget the deceased and the dangerous situation.

  • Sassafrass
    2019-05-19 04:51

    originally posted @ was a cute little short about love that was found again, in the least likely of places...a plane crash. I don't know if I could have forgiven the love of my life if he shot me, but Skip certainly had a more forgiving hear than I do. IMPACT certainly was a nice little introduction to the hotness that can be found in the chill of the Alaskan Wilderness.This was also a nice introduction to Tiffinie Helmer's writing. I look forward to continuing with the series.

  • Morgan
    2019-04-22 04:36

    Wonderful depiction of how remote Alaska can be. Main detractions were a few grammar issues that tripped me up. Second person creeped into the third person narrative, the wrong tense wasn't caught by editing in a few instances, and ANWR is an acronym for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Although it is pronounced Anwar, that's not it's name or spelling.Loved the characters and the descriptions of village life. A great short read that does justice to the unique setting of Alaska

  • Nicole
    2019-05-05 20:52

    I think it was entertaining enough for the amount of pages. There were some confusing things about the female lead's past that didn't really made sense to me but aside from that The story was cute enough. The characters were kind of inconsequential since you can barely make a connection with them,but I still liked Skip and thought he was cute. Overall, fun, little read. Don't expect anything amazing.

  • Conny
    2019-05-05 21:05

    I got this book as a free download and I really enjoyed it. It had everything you would want in a romance novel, great characters, overcoming obstacles and some great make out scenes, and lets not forget a plane crash. The only negative thing was that I finished reading the book so fast, I guess it would qualify as a short story since I read it in a couple of hours. However great entertainment as long as it lasted.