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12.25.2013

Fired Up ~ Review

Fired Up
Trouble in Texas #2
By Mary Connealy

Fired Up takes up where Swept Away left us.  Luke and Ruthie are married.  Flint Greer is dead and his mail-order widow Glynna is preparing to open a diner which may be the worse thing to happen to Broken Wheel, Texas.  But her cooking skills are a boon to Dare's doctoring practice with all the bellyaches she causing

But someone is still determined to make Doctor Dare Riker a patient without a doctor.  And they're determined to make Dare's condition deadly and permanent.

But the Regulators are determined to keep their friend safe, which isn't easy when the good doctor falls hard for Glynna, especially since her son is dead set against any romance between his mom and any man.

Fans of Mary Connealy will love the second book in the Trouble in Texas series.  Dare, Glynna, and Paul have to work past the issues that are keeping them at odds with each other before it is too late and a killer manages to get his revenge.

Historical Fiction wrapped in Romance should appeal to many readers and the touches of humor just add to the fun.  Escape for a few hours to 1860's Texas and enjoy a quick vacation from the everyday.

And I think there is a setup for a third book when Tina, Jonas's younger sister, comes to town and she's determined to reform it.  I can't wait to find out what comes next - there's sure to be more Trouble in Texas!

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Bethany House and BookFun/TBCN in exchange for my honest review.

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?