Last week Bethany House Publishers sent me a new book to read and review - In Too Deep by Mary Connealy.
This book is the second in a series called "The Kincaid Brides" and is set in the year 1866 in Colorado. The main characters are three brothers...Rafe, Ethan and Seth...and two women...Audra and Julia. They live in Colorado in 1866; there are several plots or themes that intermingle, including getting lost in a deep cave and trying to find stolen money to keep the bad guys at bay. Rafe and Julia, who are newlyweds, force Ethan and Audra into a marriage of convenience so that Audra and her two children will have a place to live.
Normally this type book...Christian, western, romance...has all the makings of a Calgon-take-me-away kind of light read. Because the book was sent to me for free I so badly want to be able to tell you about a great Wow factor, but in all honesty I can't do that. It was a good book, but not a great book. From the very beginning I felt lost; the main characters' relationship was difficult to figure out because I hadn't read the first book, Ethan (who was supposed to be the hero) seemed to be, well, just plain goofy, and Rafe and Julia were overbearing and bossy. If you're going to read this book I definitely recommend you begin with the first book. Truly, it did get better the farther into the book I got and before I finished it I was wishing I felt much better about the characters.