Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fire & Ice (Wild at Heart) by Mary Connealy

Book Description:  Bailey Wilde is one of the best new ranchers in the West. She's been living disguised as a man for a while, but when Gage Coulter comes to drive her off her homestead, he quickly realizes he's dealing with a woman--a very tough, very intriguing woman at that.

Gage is an honest man, but he didn't make his fortune being weak. He won't break the law, but he'll push as hard as he can within it. Five thousand acres of his best range land is lost to him because Bailey's homestead is located right across the only suitable entrance to a canyon full of lush grass. Gage has to regain access to his land--and he's got to go through Bailey to do it.

Spending a winter alone has a way of making a person crave some human contact. In a moment of weakness, Bailey agrees to a wild plan Gage concocts. Can these two independent, life-toughened homesteaders loosen up enough to earn each other's respect--and maybe find love in the process?

My Thoughts:  I love the cover of this book and knew that the content would be just as lovely...and I wasn't wrong.  
Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy is a fun read.  I love Bailey Wilde (and it's interesting that this is a Wild at Heart series and Bailey's last name is Wilde!)...hmmm.  
Bailey is/has been disguised as a man running a profitable ranch for sometime when Gage Coulter comes to drive her off of her own homestead, the homestead that Bailey she blood and tears for.  There is no way under heaven that Bailey is going to give up her hard earned living and her hard earned homestead.
Well, Gage soon figures out that he is up against a formidable rancher and lo and behold, the rancher is a WOMAN!
Gage has to reclaim some of the five thousand acres that Bailey has in her possession.  So, Gage comes with quite a plan and Bailey, in a moment of weakness, agrees to his plan. 
Once again Mary Connealy pens a fantastic and somewhat humorous western. 
A fun read for all western fans!  No "yuckiness" either. Mary Connealy includes faith and love of God in this great read!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

  • Series: Wild at Heart (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211805
  • {Back of Book provided by Amazon.com}

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