I'm privileged to say I just got done reading Mary Connealy's newest book, Fired Up, which will be released in September.
Awesome, huh? That's what I thought!
First of all, I want to mention you can order your very own copy on amazon.
Here's a book description from Amazon:
"Rollicking Wild West Adventure and Romance from Bestselling Author Mary Connealy
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?"
My thoughts: First of all, I LOVE this cover. How amazing is it? The guy on the front looks just like I imagine Dare looking and it's just really cool.
Anyway, this book is PERFECT. I think Mary's best yet.
Dare is the town's doctor (although he thinks he shouldn't be, because he hasn't officially gone to medical school) and he's got someone who wants him dead. Really, they've caused an avalanche, set his house on fire, and even stabbed him in the back.
Glynna is sick of husband's--both of hers in the past turned out to be pretty terrible. So she and her two children want nothing to do with marriage, and her son, Paul, has become very bitter and hostile towards any men.
Glynna starts up a diner, although she can't cook...at all, and her business becomes a success.
I could go on explaining the entire book and how PERFECTLY AWESOME AND AMAZING AND PERFECT it is, but I'll let you realize that from what I've said so far.
This book is one of my favorites. The characters are awesome. I was soooo attached to them throughout the whole book.
So, I hope you look forward to September 15!