Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fired Up By Mary Connealy Blog Tour

/ / Fired Up / /

{Trouble In Texas, Book 2}


{Review By Madi}
Title: Fired Up
Author: Mary Connealy
Source: Review Book From Litfuse
Number Of Pages: 334
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0915-4
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2013
Madi's Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars

/ / Book Description / /

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?

/ / Madi's Book Review / /

I read and reviewed the first book in this series (Swept Away) whenever it came out, and ever since  then I have been counting down the days to get this one in my hands. So far each book has been about one of the "brothers", and there are a few of them left, so maybe (hopefully) there will be another installment in the "Trouble In Texas" series. Not to mention that Mary Connealy is one of my all time favorite authors. I always get SUPER excited when she has a new book coming out.
  I've been looking forward to Fired Up for months.
Doctor Dare Riker is the town doctor, and a fine one at that. He thinks of himself as under qualified for his job, and apparently so does someone else, because someone is trying to kill the man. He survives a man-made avalanche, someone trying to burn his house/doctors office to the ground (with him in it!), a stab wound to the back, and more. Let me tell you, Dare is one tough cookie. And to top it all off, while he is trying to stay alive he is also trying to woo Glynna Greer, (and round up her rowdy son).  Is all this more than one man can handle?
Glynna Greer is a widow woman. She has been married two times, but both husbands have already died. Her second husband Clint Greer (the lousy skunk) died at the hand of Doctor Riker. Nobody wanted to kill anyone, but when you're defending those close to you, you got to do what you got to do. To Glynna, Dare is her knight in shining armor. She was tired of being beat up and thrown around, plus because of two lousy fathers her son Paul was going downhill fast. His heart was hard and bitter, and Glynna doesn't know if she will ever be able to penetrate the wall that he has built up around his heart. His distrust runs not only to  the men he grew up with, but to all men. This boy has some serious problems to work through.
Dare, Glynna and her kids, and all the "brothers" come together to solve the mystery of Riker's attacker, and what they find both shocks them and confirms their suspicions. This book is very well written, and it definitely shows some good ol' Texas charm. And it has one thing that all of Connealy's books contain: humor. Some of the things she writes are just downright funny! Especially the scenes where Glynna is in the kitchen. I would encourage anyone and everyone to read this book, I'm quite sure that you won't regret it.

/ / Favorite Quotes From Fired Up / /

"Only a true friend could comfort you and mock you at the same time"
"I Probably wouldn't let you perform an operation, but you can't hurt Elias with this. And you know, Jesus sent the disciples out to practice medicine without a license, and heaven knows I do it, so why shouldn't you?"
"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence."
"It's not an insult to say a lunatic is a lunatic. It's like saying that water is wet."
 Note: I was sent a copy of Fired Up free of charge by the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give this book a good review if I found it unworthy of one.
~Madi For The Literary Maidens

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