Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stuck Together

GIVEAWAY

CONNEALY, MARY
STUCK TOGETHER

When a lawman who values order gets stuck with a feisty crusader who likes to stir things up, there's going to be trouble in Texas!

Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Unfortunately, so far no one has paid any attention.

Vince Yates earned the nickname "Invincible Vince" because of his reputation for letting absolutely nothing stop him. But Vince is about to face his biggest challenge yet: his past has just caught up with him. His father, mother, and the sister he didn't know he had show up in Broken Wheel without warning. His father is still a schemer. His mother is showing signs of dementia. And his surprise sister quickly falls for one of Vince's best friends. Vince suddenly has a lot of people depending on him, and Tina doesn't approve of how he's handling any of them.

With nearly every other man in town married off, Vince finds himself stuck with strong-willed Tina over and over again. Of course, Tina is the prettiest woman he's ever seen, so if he could just get her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. But he's got one more surprise coming his way: Tina's picketing at the saloon has revealed a dark secret that could put everyone Vince loves in danger.

My Review:

Connealy's dry wit gets me every time. Humour lurks everywhere, even in the midst of a knock-down, drag-out fight. Dialogue is as rapid-fire as the action, liberally laced with levity. The author's unique turn of phrase, the way she ends one scene and starts another, is a delight to read. I just devoured this book!

Sparks started to fly between Tina and Vince in book two of the Trouble in Texas series, and their rocky romance sizzles to a satisfying conclusion in this one. Not until they've nearly killed each other first, of course. :-) And bonus -- there are as many touching moments as there are funny ones. Connealy tackles some difficult subject matter -- all revolving around the need to accept who you are in the moment as you trust God's greater plan for your future.

Fans of the Trouble in Texas series will be happy to get more than just a glimpse of  all their favourite characters. Stuck Together is the grand finale of a sensational series.

Giveaway Opportunity

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Stuck Together please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 8 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

55 comments:

  1. I too love Mary Connealy's humor! Gets me every time. It's been a good while since I've read any of her books. I haven't read any of this series.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh --- this series is sooooo good, Patty. You'll love it. Good luck!

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  2. I've got the other books in the series, Kav. I'm hoping you can complete it for me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Please sign me up. I always enjoy Mary Connealy's stories.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. You're signed up, Boos Mum. Good luck!

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  4. I also enjoy Mary's books. Please sign me up! Thanks!

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  5. I love her sense of humor! It makes her adventure-filled stories that much more enjoyable :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Nobody can mix adventure and humour like Mary! Good luck, Heidi!

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  6. I would love to win this one!! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    thereadergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Rebecca. Good luck!

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  7. This is such a fun series, can't wait to read this one.
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I LOVE this series! The first two where great and I loved Tina in Fired Up I can't wait to see how these two get along in Stuck Together! LOL! Especially since it's "a satisfying conclusion"! :)

    Blessings, Amada Chavez
    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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    1. Tina is a hoot! And paired with Vince...your imagination just can't do them justice. Good luck Amada!

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    2. Thank you Kav! Awesome! She is one of (if not my) favorite of the female characters so far! I really liked Ruthy and Glynna's story was good, but Tina made me laugh SO hard and I really loved her spunk! You are so right I can't even begin to imagine what those two get into! :D I was amazed they didn't kill each other in Fired Up!!! LOL!

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    3. LOL -- well, they come close to it in this one. And Tina is just as spunky as ever. How Mary keeps them so ornery and yet so romantical (my word) at the same time is a wonder.

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  9. Love me some rocky romance! And wit and sense of humour - what can be better ?:) Count me in, please :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It doesn't get better than this. Good luck, Janka!

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  10. Count me in ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  11. This one sounds like a winner. I love Mary's books. Thank you Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's definitely a winner in my books...pun intended. Good luck, Melanie!

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  12. Kav I loved the first paragraph on this one. Sounds about right. I also found your review making me really want to read Marys latest book. She is quite a fun person. Keeps us laughing on Pettiecoats and Pistols blog. Thanks for a chance to win this book. Maxie < mac 262(at)me(dot)com >

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    1. Her humour is something else, isn't it? Good luck, Maxie.

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  13. Mary is such a fun author to read. She cracks me up.
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to win Stuck Together! I loved Fired Up and Mary's books are always some of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Sarah
    bookluver1492[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Sarah. Good luck!

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  15. Tina and Vince started off rocky in book 2 so I can't wait to read what Tina has in story for Vince in book 3. Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    1. Or would that be what Vince has in store for Tina? LOL Good luck, Lis.

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  16. I love Mary's books and would love to win a copy of this. Thanks! mom2abcd (at) yahoo you know the rest;o)

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  17. Fantastic review! I adore all of Mary's books and I can't wait to read this one! Especially after reading the prequel Closer than Brothers!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I haven't read the prequel yet. I need to do that. Good luck, Abbi!

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  18. So excited about this book! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a winner!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  19. I love Mary's books! She's such a great author & this book looks like yet another good one. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Does Mary write any other kind of book but good? Good luck Aerykah.

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  20. Oh, thank you for your review. I really "NEED" this book, lol, I've read the first two and I so enjoy Mary's books, I've read MANY of them.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I have an entire Mary Connealy shelf in my bookcase and this one doesn't fit on it! Good luck, Wendy.

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  21. Love, love, love Mary's books! I can't wait to laugh and devour Stuck Together. Awesome review, Kav. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  22. Ooo, can never have too many of Mary's books. :) Count me in!
    booksbybarnesATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're countd, Crystal. Good luck!

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  23. I love Mary's books. Invincible Vince sounds like quite a character. Sounds like he's met his match with Tina.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Invincible Vince is a great play on words, isn't it? Good luck Maryann.

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  24. Love Mary's books. Her sense of humor is matchless. Her serious parts really show too.

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    1. And those serious parts make more of an impact because of the humour. Good luck, Connie.

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  25. I am a huge fan of Mary's books. I've been looking forward to Stuck Together for quite awhile. I'd love to win it here.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Maybe you will, Pam. Good luck!

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  26. I enjoy the sense of humor Mary brings to her books. She deals with serious issues, but always brings a smile to my lips while I am reading. I look forward to reading this whole series.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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    1. It's an awesome series, library pat! Good luck!

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