Fired Up by Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House
Series: Trouble in Texas(Book 2)
Goodreads Summary: 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?
This is book two in the Trouble in Texas series. Dare who is the town Doctor seems to have a bulls eye on his head because trouble seems to be following him everywhere and its up to him and his buddies to figure out why before he ends up dead. All Dare wants is to win the heart of Glynna but she has sworn off men and her kids are none too happy to see him showing interest in her. As much as Glynna wants to provide for her kids and not need a man she is drawn to Dare and can’t help but wish things could be different. Can they find love before its too late?
What I liked: I like how we really get to know the characters in this book. In the first book everyone was introduced but in this book we get to learn what makes them tick. Dare does not feel like he is a real Doctor because he did not go to school for it and Glynna is trying hard to support her kids without the help of a man(without killing the town with her cooking). I also liked how the kids feelings were explored it made for a very well developed storyline. I also like how there is a little more development of the other characters that I am sure we will get to know much better in the coming book.
What I did not like: The one thing I love about Mary Connealy is her humor and near non stop western action when it comes to her books yet this book felt a little week in that area. There was the normal banter between Dare and Glynna but the plot about who was trying to kill Dare was kind of weak and quite predictable. I just felt a little let down.
Overall this was a good book and I really enjoyed it. I am interested to see what the next book will be about. I highly recommend this series!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.