Mary Connealy is OUT OF CONTROL

by | Aug 2, 2011 | Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews | 8 comments

Oh my, what a fun book! Have I ever mentioned how much I love awesome heroes who kiss women senseless?

Who wouldn’t want to be kissed senseless? Seriously!

Add senseless kissing along with a half-crazed cutie, a pregnant widow, an evil hitman, and two control freaks and you have Mary
Connealy’s newest historical romance, Out of Control.

The story is really about Rafe Kincaid, the eldest of three rancher-brothers – and the man who is always ‘in control’. So how else to start the book except to have him be completely Out of Control by meeting Julia Gilliland who is trapped inside a cavern.  – a cavern that has a deep hold onver Rafe’s past.

Rafe’s guilt over his parents’ grief and his youngest brother’s pain shadows his decisions and his ability to live freely. He strives to control everything, because losing control is dangerous.

But then comes Julia – and a kiss within the first 2 minutes of meeting each other. Oh yeah!

Thus begins the adventure.

Julia, an extremely bossy palaentologist-wanna-be, stumbles in Rafe’s life after getting trapped in a cavern while exploring.  Actually, someone trapped her – someone who is after the money her father stole.

The dreaded cavern ruined Rafe’s family but introduced him to a woman  who might be the answer to the loneliness in his heart. She wants to research the wonders of the mysterious cavern – he never wants to visit it again. As they try to solve the mystery of the man hiding out in the cave, will their different goals push them apart?


Is it a perfect match made through stubbornness and trouble? (with lots of senseless kissing and a FABULOUS supporting cast to add the perfect blend of funny, romantic, suspenseful, and crazy.)

Maybe losing control will be the key to losing the guilt of the past and bringing new hope for the future.

If you’re a Mary Connealy fan – get ready for another wonderful story.

If you need a reason to find out what all the excitement is about a Connealy Classic, go pick up the first book in the The Kincaid Brides series – and lose control with Out of Control.

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  1. Pam K.

    I loved this book! I’m glad it’s the first of a series so we can visit these quirky characters again in books 2 and 3. The cover is terrific as well. It’s another winner for Mary Connealy.

    • Pepper

      Hey Pam,
      It was a fun read, wasn’t it? Mary knows how to take her readers on a fun and romantic adventure. 🙂

  2. Mary Connealy

    Pepper! thanks so much. I’m going to link my blog to it.

  3. Pepper

    ALWAYS my pleasure, Mary!

  4. myrajwriter

    Is there such a thing as a Mary Connealy book we DON’T fall immediately in love with????

    • pepperbasham

      Well, Myra – how can we argue with cowboys who give senseless kisses?
      I mean – really?!? 😉

  5. bekah

    sounds intriguing! really like the cover.

  6. Krista Phillips

    This looks like a FAB book! On my to-read list!


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