Thursday, September 1, 2011
Out Of Control by Mary Connealy
This is the first book of the Kincaid Brides series.
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?
I love Mary's books but this one just didn't reach out and grab me like her books normally do. I think one thing was all the information on the fossils. I'm just not really that interested in fossils and since the main character is, there was a good bit of information about them. The writing was good, especially for the small cast of characters and the fact that the entire book takes place in a matter of days.
It was easy to see who the next book will focus on and I think I see the potential for that book to be more interesting to me than this one.
My copy of was provided by Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.