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Reviewed by Amanda Schafer

Glynna Greer is moving all of her belongings out of her abusive husband’s home. She and her children have been free of him since he was killed in a shootout in Broken Wheel, Texas. On the day she moves her things out a rock avalanche threatens their lives and the lives of the men helping them. Dare Riker, one of those men and the town doctor, is badly hurt during the avalanche and Glynna stitches him up. Glynna’s plan as a widow is to start a diner in town but her cooking skills are severely lacking. However, in a town where she’s one of only a few women, her cooking skills don’t deter any of the men from showing up for their meals each day. Thankfully, Glynna hires Lana Bullard who’s been away from town for sometime after a fallout with Dare.

As the town doctor, Dare struggles with his lack of formal training and decides to become a rancher but before he can do that several attempts are made on his life. He and his Regulator friends (Luke, Vince, and Jonas) have determined that the avalanche was the beginning of the attempts followed closely by someone burning down Dare’s house while he was asleep inside. While they search for Dare’s attacker, Dare and Glynna realize they are attracted to one another, but fight it because of Glynna’s son Paul, who has an intense hate for Dare and verbally threatens him. During one of the attempts on Dare’s life he and Glynna admit their true love for each other and realize they have to work out some sort of solution.

Any book written by Mary Connealy is instantly on my wish list and this book was no exception! I love how easy it is to be completely “into” the story from the very first page. The characters have depth and are very relatable and don’t seem like they are too good to be true. Fired Up is another in Connealy’s growing list of wonderful books and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Amanda lives in Missouri with her engineering husband, two sons, and one daughter. In between homeschooling and keeping up with church activities she loves to read Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and any Chick-Lit. She never goes anywhere without a book to read!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Bethany House Publishers. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.