About the Book
He casually agrees to a marriage of convenience… never expecting to fall in love with his bride.
Ethan Kincaid proposes marriage with the same detachment he gives every decision. Audra Gilliland accepts his proposal so she can stop being a burden to her newly married stepdaughter.
But Ethan never expected Audra to affect him so profoundly, and it terrifies him. Someone he loved was once seriously injured on his watch, and he won’t let that happen again. If Audra will just do as he says, he can keep her safe from the dangers that lurk on the ranch.
Audra has been cared for all her life by one man or another–and they’ve done a poor job of it. Now she’s planning to stand up for herself. And her new husband had better agree or get out of her way!
Can two fearful hearts–wary of getting in too deep–become two trusting hearts, willing to let go and fall in love?
Nobody does dysfunctional heroes and heroines like Mary Connealy. She doesn’t hold any punches when listing their faults-if a character is acting like schmuck, then Mary is going to point it out with her cutting humour and wise cracks. Consequently, her witty dialogue reads like verbal sparring that will leave you in stitches yet calling for more.
This book is classified as a romantic comedy, but it has a depth and soul that enriches the plot. The dynamics of a three sibling relationship is perfectly represented: Rafe, the boss; Ethan, the peacemaker; and Seth the risk taker. Buried deep in the shadow of their childhood, a traumatic accident has shaped Rafe and Ethan (and in Seth’s case, misshaped), and the time of reckoning has come to finally face their fears and guilt. After being traded like chattel by her ruthless father, Audra has finally stepped in to her independence and fights to be have a voice that is heard and respected.
Finally, what would a good western be without the requisite outlaws, shootouts, kidnappings, and toe curling romance? In Too Deep is the quintessential Mary Connealy novel that does not fail to bring heart and mirth into your reading time. I cannot wait for Seth’s story in Over The Edge because I am hooked on this cast of characters.
**Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**