in Mary Connealy’s LatestBailey 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
Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy may be my favorite book she has written to date. This is the third book in the Wild at Heart series, and by far my favorite of the three. Even though this is a series you don’t have to read them all to understand the third book.
I loved Bailey since the first book since she was the rough sister with the sharp wit and mouth. I enjoyed watching her character development and watching her become her own person. Even knowing that she lived through the Civil War I was surprised and her “deep secret.” More than anything though I loved how Bailey finally became comfortable in her own skin.
Gage was just so likable. There is nothing more amusing than a big strong guy who is afraid of his mama. I was so grateful for a male character that was written with patience and control in mind. It is a rare find today in books.
I am sad to see the series end, but I definitely recommend this series to someone looking for a quick and fun read. This would even be a series I would let Ash read. I look forward to reading what she comes up with next.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Bethany House
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.