Monday, September 30, 2013

"Fired Up" Trouble In Texas book 2 by Mary Connealy (Review & Giveaway)

About the book:  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. Themen 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?

Review: This was an unbelievably funny read so filled with virtually "slap-stick" comedy page after page. Author, Mary Connealy, has taken the dangerous and serious wild-west and turned it upside down into a rollicking story.

Now just what is "Fired Up" - well, there is the male lead, Dare Riker who is in one dangerous situation after another and someone wants to ride the scene of him. So Dare gets fired up.

Then there is Glynna who is fired up after two failed marriages so is now determined to make it own her own by opening an eating establishment regardless that she can't cook at all .

And there is the group of male characters who are friends with Dare and they are fired up with determination that no one is going to "do-in" their friend.

Get ready for a truly fun read that will entertain you and also give you a glimpse (albeit a funny one) into the dangers of the west, lack of law and order, the plight of the mail order brides, and what widowed and unmarried women of that period faced.
GIVEAWAY - Begins September 30 & ENDS October 21. Open to addresses in continental US only.
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DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Litfuse Publicity on behalf of the Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group and the author, Mary Connealy.


  1. Thanks for giving away a copy of Fired Up. I love Mary's books and have read 15-20 of them (so many I've lost count). I always look forward to reading her new books.

  2. Love the kind of books Mary writes and wish I could own them all. But for now I hope to win one. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  3. I love Mary's books too! So fun to laugh while reading a novel, it's a nice change of pace.


    1. Absolutely! Sometimes we need a book to deeply ponder, sometimes we need a book to inform, and sometimes we need a book that will bring out a giggle or chuckle from within us. :)

  4. Great review. Fired Up sounds like a fantastic book. I've read a couple of Mary's books and she's a fabulous author. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson

  5. Pollyglot here: Glynna sounds just like me with her talent for charbroiled everything! Give me any kind of needlework {drool, drool}, but put cooking far from me, LOL!

  6. Mary keeps me laughing! Would love to win her book - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  7. I agree... LOVE the humor in Mary's books! Enjoyed Swept Away and looking forward to Fired Up!


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