Sunday, May 19, 2013

In Too Deep By Mary Connealy Book Review

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Title: In Too Deep
Author: Mary Connealy
Source: The Author Provided Me With A Review Copy
Number Of Pages: 331
ISBN: 978-1-62090-531-9
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
My Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars

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He casually agrees to a marriage of convenience... never expecting to fall in love with his bride.

Ethan Kincaid proposes marriage with the same detachment he gives every decision. Audra Gilliland accepts his proposal so she can stop being a burden to her newly married stepdaughter.

But Ethan never expected Audra to affect him so profoundly, and it terrifies him. Someone he loved was once seriously injured on his watch, and he won't let that happen again. If Audra will just do as he says, he can keep her safe from the dangers that lurk on the ranch.

Audra has been cared for all her life by one man or another—and they've done a poor job of it. Now she's planning to stand up for herself. And her new husband had better agree or get out of her way!

Can two fearful hearts—wary of getting in too deep—become two trusting hearts, willing to let go and fall in love?
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 I hated this book. JUST KIDDING. It was fantastic. I read the first book in this series on my kindle, and it was so great I thought that Mary would be hard pressed to trump Rafe and Julia's story. She did. In Too Deep was suspenseful, and had something new happening on every page. The cave was one of this series best aspects, and it's not something that you read everyday. Not to mention the comedy. Mary has a sense of humor that could make one of those London guards with the silly hats cackle. There was one line in there that totally made my day: "Ethan looked like six full feet of stubborn and another few inches of dumb." Mary, you don't know how often I think that about my brothers ;) . Of course, that wasn't the only quote I got from this book, but y'all will have to wait for this months The Quote Book post to see the rest, because if I added them all in the review it would make for one super long post ;) .
Ethan Kincaid was the middle kid of the Kincaid boys, and he wasn't used to giving orders. Rafe ordered, he obeyed. That's how their family had worked for most of his life. But when he goes from being a bachelor to a husband and father all in one day, he is forced to take some responsibilities. And, turns out, he doesn't mind one bit.
Audra's last husband was a low-down polecat, and he didn't treat her and her two children the way he ought. But now that he's dead, she has to do something. Her children aren't safe where they are, and she can't stay at the main house with two single men. She may have to agree to a marriage of convenience, but she'll be darned if she lets THIS husband push her around, or anyone else for that matter.
Watching Ethan and Audra fight their battles and triumph over trials was such a treat. I loved how Ethan always treated Audra with the utmost respect. The gentlemen of my generation could most definitely learn a thing or two from Ethan Kincaid. I can't wait to see how this story ends in the next book in this series (which is about the third Kincaid brother, Seth). Well done Mary! Another amazing piece of literature.  
~The Literary Maidens
N o t e :: I was not paid to review In Too Deep by Mary Connealy. After contacting the author with a request to host a review, Madi was sent a free copy of In Too Deep from the author to read and review, and was not paid to do so. All thoughts expressed in the review are my own and completely honest and unbiased.


  1. Thanks for the review, Madi. I'm glad you enjoyed In Too Deep.

  2. This is a very good review of In Too Deep. If you haven't read Mary's other books (beyond this series), you'll be pleased to know they are equally as fun to read. I loved this line in your review:"Mary has a sense of humor that could make one of those London guards with the silly hats cackle." The humor is one of the many things I like about Mary's books.

    1. I have read tons of Mary's books, and I agree with you. The humor is one of her best writing attribrutes.


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