Monday, September 29, 2014

Tried & True - A Review

Published - September 2014, Bethany House Books
Series - Wild at Heart Book 1
Author - Mary Connealy
Title - Tried & True
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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Kylie Wilde fought for the Union disguised as a man. She, along with her older sisters, still dress as men in the wild west in order to claim their years of service as an exemption for homesteading. However, she'd much rather dress in skirts and have her hair long. When land agent Aaron Masterson arrives on her claim, he soon discovers that she is in fact a woman. In good conscience, Aaron can't allow for Kylie to live as a man just to claim the exemption. Yet someone wants Kylie's land, whether she is dressed as a man or as a woman. Aaron soon discovers that he will do anything in his power to keep Kylie safe. But will it be enough?

I've long enjoyed Mary Connealy's books. Each one is filled with humor and fun. This one was no different. I loved some of the situations Kylie finds herself in. She falls off a roof into the arms of Aaron. She finds herself put in jail. And others.

Kylie was just fun to read about. I could tell that she loves her family and they her. It'll be fun to read Shannon's story next and see how Matt Tucker and she go together. My prediction for book 3 is that Bailey will find her match in Gage Coulter. But of course, I could be wrong.

Still with this book, the reader is introduced to another fun cast of characters that, thankfully, will be carried over into books 2 and 3.

One of the things that I love the best about Connealy's books is that they are light-hearted. It doesn't take a lot of brain power to read them. And I can truly just sit back and enjoy it. This was the perfect book to read at work on breaks - I didn't start crying like I do with some, and it made me laugh.

Now if only next summer would get here so I can read Shannon's story!

I received this book for free from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, cowboys, romantic comedies, westerns

Rating - 4 stars

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