Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy

About the Book
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
Another classic Mary Connealy story! The bits of Bailey and Gage that we got to see in the first two books in this series made me quite interested to see how their romance would play out. Thankfully it didn't disappoint!
While at first the reasoning behind Greg and Bailey getting married didn't seem entirely logical to me the author made it work and I enjoyed watching their relationship! I loved their exchanges when they fought over the canyon, and the moment that Gage discovered Bailey wasn't the man she had pretended to be was quite funny! There were several more laugh-worthy moments as well as some sweet ones and a bit of adventure that all added up to one enjoyable conclusion to a great series!

Meet the Author
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy...with cowboys.
She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist.
She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series, The Touble in Texas Series, and The Wild at Heeart Series. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy. And Novella collections; A Bride for All Seasons, Four Weddings and a Kiss, A Match Made in Texas, Hope for the Holidas Contemporary Collection, Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection, With this Kiss Contemporary Collection, With this Kiss Historical Collection and many more books.
Under the pen name Mary Nealy, she also wrote Ten Plagues--a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders--three cozy mysteries.
Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and a small bevy of spectacular grandchildren.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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