Aug 2, 2011

Book Review: Out of Control by Mary Connealy

Excerpt: Right in front of him was the cave entrance, nothing but a hole in the ground. It looked like a mouth gaped open with a corner turned down in a scowl. Mouth was a good word for it because this place had almost swallowed his family whole.

Then he saw the rope.

A rope coiled beside the entrance to the cave.

Narrowing his eyes, he swung down and hitched his chestnut to a scrub pine. It'd been over a decade since Rafe had fought his battle with that cavern. And he'd faced the cave many times since because he refused to let it defeat him. But he'd never seen evidence anyone else had been in it. Not since Seth had run off.

He took two more steps and heard Seth scream.

Cold control sleeted in his veins as he drew his gun, leveled it. He tensed at the metallic crack as he cocked it.

There was nothing to aim at.

Seth hadn't screamed. Seth wasn't down there.

Another scream split the air.

But someone else was. He holstered his gun and rushed for the cave. Out of Control, pg 8.

Back Cover: Rafe Kincaid controls everything in his life . . . until he meets Julia.

Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys studying the fossils and formations in the magnificent cave near her father's house. The cave seems plenty safe -- until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to climb out.

Rafe Kincaid is a man used to being in control -- of himself, his brothers, and his family's ranch. The last thing he expects is to find a woman trapped in the cavern on his land -- or to be forced to kiss her!

Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he's ever known. But when their developing relationship threatens a reconciliation with his brothers, will Rafe have to choose between his family and this new love that could heal his troubled heart and secure his happiness?

My Review: Out of Control is the first book in the Kincaid Brides series. I am so looking forward to seeing what other books are going to follow in this series. Mary Connealy does a great job setting the scene for this unlikely romance between two very stubborn individuals. Sparks fly throughout the book as Rafe and Julia go head-to-head about who is going to run the show. These characters jump off the page and into the heart of the reader. The story is full of love and adventure with enough danger to keep the reader flipping pages to discover who was trying to get Julia in the cavern.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to readers of historical romance, especially those who enjoy westerns and the writing of Mary Connealy.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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