No Way Up

No Way UpAuthor: Mary Connealy

Series: Cimarron Legacy #1

Publisher: Bethany House

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Release Date: July 5, 2016

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

Mary Connealy is back with her newest series, The Cimarron Legacy, and is bound to be a hit with fans of her work!

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Baker Publishing Group for an honest and fair review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

The Boden family has been running the Cimarron ranch for over three decades since Chance Boden married into the land. As the head of the family, he likes to keep things close to home.  When he is injured in an avalanche and almost dies, he informs his three grown children that if he dies his will states that they are to all move home and live together for a full year if they don’t want the land to go to someone else.  They aren’t happy about the arrangement, but agree to the conditions.  Justin, Cole and Sadie have to try their hardest to get along if they want to keep what is rightfully theirs.

Heath Kincaid is a hired hand at the Cimarron ranch and happens to be along the day of the avalanche. His quick actions save Chance Boden and give him a chance to keep his leg after the horrific injury.  As Chance is ushered off to try and heal, Heath is put in the position of telling the rest of the Boden clan of his wishes.  It’s no secret that he, along with every other male around, is interested in Sadie Boden.  As they work together, feelings emerge as does the danger once they discover the avalanche was no accident and someone is out to take control of the Cimarron ranch.

If you are a fan of Connealy’s Wild at Heart series, which I am, you will find a new favorite here.  There are several similarities in the writing here with the previous series but The Cimarron Legacy is shaping up to be another great series.  I have to remind myself when reading these books that they are set in the old west and things were very different.  Mary Connealy does an excellent job of setting everything up in the time and place so that it doesn’t take much to believe we are in the old west while reading.  I enjoyed Heath and his attitude of not letting anything get in his way.  He might not have been the top man at the ranch, but he knew what he was doing and didn’t let anything get in his way.  Sadie had some spunk to her.  Justin and Cole where always trying to protect her and sometimes went a little too far.  She didn’t let them or anyone stop her from being who she was and going after what she wanted, even if they didn’t agree with her decisions.  I can say that anyone that enjoys a good historical western romance will enjoy No Way Out.

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