The Unexpected Champion ~ Review with Giveaway

The Unexpected Champion
High Sierra Sweethearts #3
By Mary Connealy

When Pinkerton agent John McCall and Penny Scott escort the body of Raddo into Dismal, Nevada, they never expected to be kidnapped and find themselves on the wrong side of the law and forced into a marriage at gunpoint. John and Penny are determined to get on the trail of those who put them into this situation but 

Worse they find that their kidnappers are determined to stop them from revealing what they don't know. But working together John and Penny are about to put their unique skills to the test as they hunt for the man responsible for the mess that they are in.

Meanwhile, the Chiltons aren't content to just wait for John McCall to return with their grandson Ronnie, whom the Scotts refuse to give up. And they are going to make their presence known in a most interesting way in this third installment of the High Sierra Sweethearts series. Now I highly recommend reading all three books in order as it is vital to understanding the story and just who is who and what has happened.

Penny is a personality that can't be ignored and she has an interest in learning more about what catches her attention. John has been a detective for years and his skills of subterfuge are about to catch Penny's interest. This unlikely pair is about to discover that sometimes the most unexpected thing is just what you've always wanted.

A cute read that will appeal to fans of historical romance fiction. If you lean towards a cozy read over high suspense you'll want to give this series a go. And the town of Dismal may be one to avoid passing through especially if you don't want to get on the wrong side of gossip (you'll just have to read the book to know what I mean).

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

9781493417209Title: The Unexpected Champion
Series: High Sierra Sweethearts, Book 3
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance / Western
They’re as Different as Could Be.
But They’ll Need to Trust Each Other to Survive
the Wilderness . . . and the Dangers Chasing Them.

City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons’ supposedly lost grandson. But now that he’s out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She’s not like any woman he’s ever met–comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun.
When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don’t have, both realize they’ve stumbled into something dangerous. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape.
When they emerge back into the real world, they discover their kidnapper just won’t stop. This city man and country woman must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, all while fighting a very inconvenient attraction to each other.
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Mary Connealy
 writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has more than half a million books in print. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Sophie’s Daughters, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.
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