Book Review: Out Of Control by Mary Connealy

Posted 18 September, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Title:Out Of Control
Author:Mary Connealy
Series:The Kinkaid Brides, #1
Publisher:Bethany House
Release Date:August 2011
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Rating:5 Books

About the Book:
Rafe Kincaid controls everything in his life…
until he meets Julia.

Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys studying the fossils and formations in the magnificent cave near her father’s house. The cave seems plenty safe–until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to climb out.

Rafe Kincaid is a man used to being in control–of himself, his brothers, and his family’s ranch. The last thing he expects is to find a woman trapped in the cavern on his land–or to be forced to kiss her!

Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he’s ever known. But when their developing relationship threatens a reconciliation with his brothers, will Rafe have to choose between his family and this new love that could heal his troubled heart and secure his happiness?
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About the Author:
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.

The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.

The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.

Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist.

The Sophie’s Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats.

She is also the author of; Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries and she’s one of the three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.

My Review:
So, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Mary Connealy’s work. She’s my all time FAVORITE Historical Christian Fiction Western author. She writes about God’s love, adds quirky, fun loving characters and puts it all together with a plot line that takes the readers on an adventurous ride.

Out of Control is her first book in her newest series, The Kinkaid Brides. And, it was definitely a home run with this reader!!! Rafe Kinkaid is all about being in control. He used to boss his little brothers around when they were younger, even when there was a tragic, almost life threatening accident 13 years before this story takes place. It cost him people he loved. Two died, two moved away. So, he’s frozen solid inside. All he can do is stay in control and be boss of the Kinkaid Ranch.

So, what’s he to do when he meets the spitfire, bossy, and beautiful Julia Gilliand? Rescuing her from someone in the cavern that nearly took his brother’s life, well, he can control that. Right? So, why does he end up kissing her to shut her up? And, why does she keep telling him that she lives near the cave, when the Kinkaid Ranch is the only house within miles of Rawhide????

I LOVED reading this story! Watching bossy Julia’s independence thaw through Rafe’s icy insides was super fun! Not to mention getting introduced to Ethan and Seth Kinkaid, Rafe’s brothers, and Audra, Julia’s very young and pregnant stepmother, and sweet little Maggie, Julia’s baby sister! ALL of them were heart capturing and added special pieces to this God centered story.

With a touch of mystery (trying to find out WHO wanted to trap Julia in the caverns!), this is one laugh out loud, un-put-downable, inspiring story that everyone should read! You’ll be instantly transported to Colorado, you’ll settle in and feel right at home among these new friends! This is most definitely a 5 Book worthy novel and I can’t wait for In Too Deep, Ethan’s story, to release!

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