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?
This book crept up to the top of my TBR pile right when I needed a good long laugh and Fired Up has a belly full of laughter brimming from its pages. Just what the doctor ordered. :-) Connealy has a unique comedic pacing that I haven't found anywhere else -- one liners come fast and furious, oozing dry wit and absurdity and always leave me chuckling out loud or snorting in a most unladylike fashion. Her droll humour has me smiling even after the book is finished.
The second in the Trouble in Texas series, Fired Up reads well as a standalone, but Connealy fans will be happy to get reacquainted with some beloved characters from Swept Away. And Seekerville followers will enjoy the literary nod to the naming of some heroes and heroines.
Fast-paced action, a muddled romance and some wild west suspense create the ambiance of a classic TV Western -- only a Connealy read is all techno-colour, not just black and white. A great escape read that will uplift as much as it makes your laugh.
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