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.