Saturday, September 21, 2013

Litfuse Review: Fired Up by:Mary Connealy

 Fired Up (Trouble in Texas, #2)
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. The men 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?

 
About the Author:
Mary Connealy is an award-winning, bestselling author known for her fun and lively historical romances. An author, teacher, and journalist, she lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband, Ivan, and has four daughters and two grandchildren. Learn more at www.maryconnealy.com.

My Review:
 Glynna is siting in her wagon ready to head to her new diner, the one she has always wanted. But this doesn't seem to be as easy as she thought it would be. Her horse doesn't want to cooperate, so Dare, the handsome doctor who saved her from her husband, gives up his horse for her to ride. All is well until rocks start coming down, an avalanche headed straight towards Glynna, Dare, her kids and all the others. As the kids are taken to safety with the others, Glynna and Dare are stuck trying to get away for the rocks. Dare helps her through the rocks coming down until its all over, but little did they know that Dare has suffered a great injury. His back has a long gash in which Glynna had to stitch up.

 Dare ain't feeling so good, but he knows better than to let Ruthy do hard labor, so he better get down to her and Luke's place. But maybe he needs a little help, so he drags Glynna and her kids to the house with him. But trouble comes a brewin' when an Indian shows up on Luke and Ruthy's front door step. Luckily, it's Luke's old friend but the Indian has a problem. His tribe has the measles and a bad case of them too.As Dare, Glynna and a few others head over to this Indian's tribe, they are confronted by sick Indian's and a case of they be a smitten.  But will Glynna's faults and children bring a stop to this feeling she and Dare have accrued? Or will they refuse to let anything stop them from being once again alone?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.