Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book Review of In Too Deep (The Kincaid Brides Book 2) by Mary Connealy

In Too Deep (The Kincaid Brides)Mary Connealy's book, In Too Deep, is the 2nd book in The Kincaid Bride series.  This book takes place in Colorado in 1866.  Out of concern for her little ones and at his big brother's prodding, Ethan Kincaid asks Audra Gilliland to marry him.  Not wanting to be a burden to her newly married step daughter and thinking of her babies safety, Audra accepts Ethan's proposal and the two of them become a family.  Ethan doesn't expect to begin to care so much for Audra, and it scares him because he promised himself never to care so much after someone he cared for was seriously hurt under his watch.  The men in Audra's life have done a poor job of taking care of her, so she has promised herself to she will take care of herself.  As Ethan and Audra learn to be a family, their feelings begin to change as well as their promises to themselves.

I found myself a bit confused about parts of the story because I hadn't read the first book before reading this one.  I found the marriage between Ethan and Audra a bit far fetched, but I did enjoy reading how their relationship developed.  I found Ethan's naivety about women and marriage quite humorous.  If you are interested in reading this book, I would highly recommend reading the first book in the series, Out of Control

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Book Review of Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan's book, Crazy Dangerous, tells the story of Sam Hopkins, a preacher's kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd - car thieves and thugs - because he is tired of being "unapproachable."  When he sees one of those thugs harassing Jennifer, a schoolmate who is a little different, he defends her and gains a new "strange" friend.  Jennifer confides in Sam about scary visions of demons, the devil and voices that she hears, and she calls Sam her "magic" friend claiming that he can make them go away.  Everyone Sam talks to about Jennifer's visions tells him that she is a very sick girl and there is no truth to her visions, but Sam believes otherwise and is determined to get to the bottom of it which in the end is a very dangerous choice.

This book was a very quick read and kept me wondering what was going to happen next, but it scared me because parts of the story could and do actually happen.  As I got closer to the end, I had a good idea of who Jennifer's "demons" were in real life.  Even though this book is supposed to be for young adults, I wouldn't recommend it for teenagers.  I found parts of it disturbing, and I am not sure that the mind of a teenager can actually grasp the seriousness of those parts.

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