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Fired Up (Trouble in Texas) (Volume 2) Paperback – September 15, 2013
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
Read the absorbing new psychological suspense thriller from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Marisha Pessl. Learn more
From the Back Cover
When a doctor who attracts danger falls for a cook determined to make it on her own, there's going to be trouble in Texas!
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 make a go of it on her own. In a town full of men, Glynna decides she can support her two children by opening a diner--never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent.
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.
Though his doctoring business is booming due to Glynna's questionable cooking, Dare seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And the fire. And then the shadowy figure with a knife. Can Dare survive it all long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?
"This one's a winner!" --RT Book Reviews
About the Author
Mary Connealy is an award-winning, bestselling author known for her fun and lively historical romances. An author, teacher, and journalist, Mary lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her cowboy husband and has four daughters and two grandchildren. Learn
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It's the sequel to Swept Away, the second book in the Trouble in Texas series. It shifts the attention from Luke Stone and Ruthy to Dare and Glynna. If you read the Kincade Brides series, Luke Stone is Callie Kincade's brother. This book focuses on Doctor Dare Riker and Glynna Greer from the first book. Dare doesn't think of himself as a doctor, but he just can't help himself. He is, even though he has no formal education.
Poor Dare (short for Darius). Someone's trying to kill him. They tried three times in Andersonville during the war, and now someone has tried three times again, inflicting injury each time - through avalanche, through fire, and finally stabbing him with a kitchen knife in the night. His Regulator friends Vince, Luke, and Jonas can't protect him 24/7, even though they'd like to. His romance with widow Glynna Greer has a lot to overcome, including her son Paul's intense hatred of any man who comes close to his mother. Is he the one trying to kill Dare or is it a disillusioned lunatic?
Dare is a vulnerable, yet very strong, hero. So what if he's hurt, he's still on his feet and helping others. Glynna finds strength she didn't know she had through helping Dare. She is the self-proclaimed "second-best doctor in Broken Wheel."
I hope in future stories more of the Regulators' story in Andersonville comes out. Seeds of the third book are planted in this one between Vince and Jonas' sister. That looks to be interesting. I actually hope there will be four, so that Jonas the preacher can find someone too.
The thing about all Mary's books is the language she uses, like "mangy polecat" and "squawked like a startled chicken." She breaks a lot of writing rules regarding repetition and cliches. (At least I can't get away with `em.) But the humor makes you give her a break and enjoy the story just as she tells it.
I liked this book as I liked Swept Away, and many other books by Connealy. In the past eight months, I've read nearly all of them.
One problem with this book keeping it from being a higher star rating. This was at page 141 (loc. 1521) on my Kindle keyboard
"Lana felt a surge of relief to see that knife out of Lana’s hand, and she realized how ridiculous that was."
Questioning that maybe it should be Glynna and not Lana that felt the surge of relief.
This is the second book I have read this week with a major editing error. I question how something can get pass editors.
I have not read the first book in this series and to fully understand everything I recommend reading it. However, this can be read without reading the first book. There is just enough information provided to keep readers informed without overwhelming them with useless information messing up the current story.
I really do not like the cover. The characters seem to modern and not something I would expect to see in the 1800's.
The story had a nice flow with fully developed characters. I liked how Connealy wrote about hardships Glynna, Paul and Janny (Janet) faced.
This was an interesting book, but did not fully hold my attention.
The bunnies and I give this book 3 carrots.