Swept Away by Mary Connealy
Trouble in Texas: Book one
Bethany House / 2013
About the book:
When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there's going to be trouble in Texas!
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won't let it go without a fight. Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can't just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she's going to have to go with him.
But the more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge. Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?
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Having loved the three prior books I've read by Mary Connealy (Out of Control, In Too Deep, and Over the Edge), I could hardly wait to read Swept Away, book one in her new "Trouble in Texas" series. While I did still really like it, there was just something that kept me from loving it like I did the "Kincaid Brides" series.
I liked the new group of characters and found all of the "Regulators" individual stories very interesting. I loved how close they all were and that they were willing to die for justice. I felt really bad for Ruthy and all she had to go through in her life - she was such a strong woman.
I loved how Swept Away's story was slightly tied into the Kincaid Brides series - even though none of those characters were in this one, the connection was still neat. One thing I didn't like was when it seemed as though the characters would repeat themselves needlessly.
Swept Away had a lot of action and some suspenseful scenes. There were a few twists and my attention was held throughout. I also liked the humor in this novel - I couldn't stop myself from chuckling a few times.
Overall, a great read.While it's not my favorite Mary Connealy read to date, I did really like it and am looking forward to reading book two which is set to release September 2013 - it sounds like it's going to be fantastic! I recommend Swept Away if you enjoy historical books with romance, humor, and cowboys. :)
*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
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