October 14, 2013

Fired Up by Mary Connealy

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Fired Up by Mary Connealy
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780764209154
Book 2 in Trouble in Texas Series

Synopsis: Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can’t let his guard down for a moment, which is a challenge, since right now he’s trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she’s determined to care for her son and daughter on her own. She wants to believe Dare Riker is as decent as he seems, but she’s terrified to lock herself into another marriage. She plans to support her small family by opening a diner–never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent. The men in Broken Wheel, Texas, are so desperate for home cooking that they seem willing to overlook dried-out beef and blackened biscuits.Glynna can’t help but notice that danger follows Dare wherever he goes. There’s the avalanche. And then the fire. But things really get out of hand when someone plunges a knife from Glynna’s diner into Dare’s back. Are Flint’s cronies still plotting revenge? Is Glynna’s son engaged in a misguided attempt to protect his mother? Is a shadowy outsider still enraged over past injustices? And can Dare survive long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?
My review: I read the first book in this series and was looking forward to this book. I think if I was Glynna I would think twice too before I entered into another marriage. Glynna had to go through a lot and I am not sure how she did, I am not sure I would have been able to endure all she went through in her life. I enjoy reading Mary's books as they seem to pull you in from page one and keep you there all the way to the end. 


Bonded through their experiences during the Civil War, three young veterans work together to help one another build new lives after the conflict. But with opportunistic ranchers, vengeful cowboys, and three feisty women vying to have their way, you can bet there’s going to be trouble in Texas!
In Swept Away
Ruthy MacNeil nearly drowned before being rescued at the last second by Luke Stone. Now, alive but disoriented, she’s left with little choice but to stay with him—at least until they reach the nearest town. But is she in any less danger with this handsome cowboy than she would’ve been if she’d stayed on her own?
In Fired Up
Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives. But lately, someone seems determined to end his. He wants to leave the violence of his war days behind and move on—preferably with Glynna Greer at his side. But will he survive long enough to have his chance at love?
Coming Next Summer: Stuck Together 


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner and a RITA, Christy and IRCC Award Finalist. She is the author of the Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages and Sophie’s Daughters series, Cowboy Christmas, Black Hills Blessing, Nosy in Nebraska and was one of three contributing authors to Alaska Brides.
Connealy is a contributor to the Seekerville and Pistols and Petticoats blogs. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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