Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Fired Up (Trouble in Texas #2) by Mary Connealy


Fired Up by Mary Connealy
Trouble in Texas: #2
Bethany House / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
When a doctor who attracts danger falls for a cook determined to make it on her own, there's going to be trouble in Texas!

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 make a go of it on her own. In a town full of men, Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a diner--never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent.

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.

Though his doctoring business is booming due to Glynna's questionable cooking, Dare seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And the fire. And then the shadowy figure with a knife. Can Dare survive it all long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Fired Up is the sixth book (counting the novella "Winter Wedding Bells") I've read by Mary Connealy and another fun read! I found myself laughing a few times during the story - especially when the men were willing to put up with Glynna's horrible cooking, just because she was pretty.

There were a couple little things in Fired Up that bugged me - including how dumb the characters acted sometimes - but there were things I really liked too. The ending was one thing - I loved the message of forgiveness. Also, the mystery about who was out to kill Dare was good - I had a hard time sticking with one suspect.

With Fired Up's ending, I'm anxious to read Vince's story - I think it'll be another fun read and probably my favorite of the series.

Overall, though part of the story annoyed me, I mostly enjoyed Fired Up and think if you've enjoyed previous Mary Connealy books, you will also like this one.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Litfuse Publicity. 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.*


Mary Connealy is back with the second book, Fired Up, in her Trouble in Texas series, and she's celebrating with a Kindle Fire giveaway and a LIVE author chat party on October 8th.

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So grab your copy of Fired Up and join Mary and friends on the evening of October 8th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

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