Aug 11, 2011

Out of Control by Mary Connealy

The Kincaid Brides, Book 1

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?

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters. 

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What a great story!  Add some handsome cowboys, a beautiful woman trapped in a cave, a broken family, hidden treasure, amazing fossils and undiscovered relics ... all this and more is wrapped up in breathtaking mountain scenery.

Julia has had a very difficult life, and she puts on a strong front to protect herself from everything that is wrong in her life.  If truth be known, she actually despises her father, but she is overly protective of her young step-mother who is almost the same age as herself.  

When Julia is exploring a fantastic cave filled with fossilized treasures, her rope was stolen and she has no way to escape her prison of rocks.  Rafe discovers her crying out for help and comes to the rescue, even though the cave terrifies him from years ago.  Their lives are intertwined from that day forward, along with both of their families.

Out of Control is an action packed historical romance based in the wild frontier of Colorado Territory in the 1860's.  It is a fantastic introduction to the three Kincaid brothers and their women.  I can't wait to see what develops in the Book 2 of The Kincaid Brides series, which is titled In Too Deep.

Disclosure:  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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Janet. Thanks for the nice review of Out of Control.
    I'm going to link my blog to it.