Monday, December 30, 2013

Fired Up: A Book Review

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?

You can read an excerpt of Fired Up here, in PDF format. 

About The Author:

Mary Connealy is an award-winning, bestselling author known for her fun and lively historical romances. An author, teacher, and journalist, Mary lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her cowboy husband and has four daughters and two grandchildren. Learn more at

My Review:

Earlier this year I was introduced to the writing of Mary Connealy and I am so glad to have been! I have thoroughly enjoyed her writing, which brings me back in time many years, and allows me to live vicariously through each unique character and story line. I eagerly and quickly read the first book in this series, Swept Away, and so when the opportunity to read and review the second book, Fired Up, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. I am so glad I did.

Mary has a way with her writing that drew me in from the first pages until the very last words! I was hooked immediately and loved each scene I read. The writing style flowed nicely, the characters were delightful and engaging, and the story lines were great! It was a quick read and I look forward to book 3, Stuck Together, which releases in June 2014. 

I highly recommend this book (and all the other books by this author) and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Fired Up at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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