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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fired Up Review and Giveaway!!!

Fired Up by Mary Connealy
Book Description:
About the book: Rollicking Wild West Adventure and Romance from Bestselling Author Mary Connealy

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?

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Meet Mary: Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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My Opinion:
FABULOUS!!!  Fired Up picks up right where we left off, pretty much, with ACTION right from the beginning.  Mary's writing is fantastic with humor woven throughout!  Life and death situations abound with the four Regulators trying to stick together and survive in this rough Texas town!  The characters are as great as ever; with new ones coming in!  I love Glynna's tale as much as I loved Ruthy's!  It did get a little too repetitive in some details from the first book.  Most were just a reminder, but there where some that kept getting repeated over and over.  But except for the over repeated reminders the rest of the recaps would make this a great stand alone also (but since Swept Away and Fired Up are SO great why not read them both? ;) LOL!)  The pace in Fired Up is wonderful and I devoured this book!  I didn't want to put it down!!!  From the twists and surprises, to the mystery and the action!  Mary kept me turning the pages!  I can't wait for the next book and Vince's story to which I just got a taste of in this one!  The messages of learning to forgive and how to let go of anger and fear top off this wonderful tale! :D  I highly recommend Fired Up as well as the Trouble in Texas series thus far!

Here's the songs that I feel fit:  "Pray" by Sanctus Real, "Forgiveness" by Matthew West, and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin

Exodus 14:14


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*I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above is my honest review of Fired Up. ~ASC


  1. HI AMADA! I talked to you the other day didn't' I? Thanks for this review!

    1. HI! :) Yes Ma'am you did! You're welcome, thank you for the great book and always entertaining stories! I know I've said it over and over, but I'm gonna say it again...I CAN'T WAIT for Vince's story! After that glimpse in Fired Up I can't wait to see what those two do to each other in your next book! <3 LOL!

    2. Oh, Tina is gonna run him ragged. :)

    3. :D Good! I think he needs a little of that. LOL! ;) I also can't wait to see what you do with Jonas. I wonder who's gonna grab his heart... :D

  2. Amada, thanks for this review. All of Mary Connealy's books are fun reads. I look forward to reading this one.


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