Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Review Monday

For today I am going to review Out of Control by Mary Connealy. Here's what the back of the book says: " Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father's homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe--until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out.

Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family's cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch--and Rafe's controlling ways--as soon as they were able. He's haunted by one terrible day at the cave on a far-flung corner of the Kincaid property, a day that changed his life forever. Ready to put the past behind him, he plans to visit the cave one final time. He sure doesn't expect to find a young woman trapped in one of the tunnels--or to be forced to kiss her!

Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he's ever known, but how can he overlook her fascination with the cave he despises? And when his developing relationship with Julia threatens his chance at reconciliation with his brothers, will he be forced to choose between the family bonds that could restore his trust and the love that could heal his heart?"

Read Out of Control. I LOVED this book.

This book was hilarious. It is the first in the "Kincaid Brides" series. I enjoyed Julia's character, even though she was really, and I mean REALLY, obsessed with fossils. I liked the setting because Colorado is one of my favorite states and the caverns described are fascinating. I fell in love with the Kincaid family-- overcontrolling oldest-brother Rafe, grinning middle-sibling Ethan, and crazy youngest, Seth. There was nothing I did not like about this book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes this genre or this setting.

So, would you read Out of Control? Have you read any other of Mary Connealy's books? What are you currently reading? I'd love to hear from you.


  1. I'm reading this book right now! I haven't read much of it yet, but I have enjoyed it so far. You're right; it is very funny. I can't wait to finish it and read the rest of the series!

  2. Hi Heather!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! How are you liking the NextGen conference? Isn't it just awesome?

    I laughed when I saw Out of Control on your blog on my first visit. I finished it at midnight this morning. :) 'Nuff said. :)

    I adore that we have some of the same interest in books/authors, etc. and look forward to getting to know you more. :)


    1. Hi, Rachelle! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. (By the way, your name is really pretty)
      I loved the NextGen conference!
      Haha that's awesome! I really enjoyed Out of Control. :)
      I will definitely check out your blog from now on, especially since we enjoy similar authors and books. :)
      Thanks again!

  3. This book sounds really interesting! It has a cool title as well.

  4. Cool! I haven't read this but it sounds interesting, especially because I like Colorado and caves/fossils/geology.

    1. Thank you, Nathan! I thought you'd like it. :D


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