Out of Control (Kincaid Brides Series #1)

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Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father's homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe—until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out.

Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family's cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who ...

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Overview

Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father's homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe—until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out.

Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family's cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch—and Rafe's controlling ways—as soon as they were able. He's haunted by one terrible day at the cave on a far-flung corner of the Kincaid property, a day that changed his life forever. Ready to put the past behind him, he plans to visit the cave one final time. He sure doesn't expect to find a young woman trapped in one of the tunnels—or to be forced to kiss her!

Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he's ever known, but how can he overlook her fascination with the cave he despises? And when his developing relationship with Julia threatens his chance at reconciliation with his brothers, will he be forced to choose between the family bonds that could restore his trust and the love that could heal his heart?

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Editorial Reviews

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What happens when the woman you love adores a place that holds nothing but bad memories for you? Rafe Kincaid has kept his family's cattle ranch going with no help from the two brothers who abandoned him. Haunted by a traumatic event that occurred in a cave on his property, he travels there to put it behind him but discovers the beautiful Julia Gilliland stranded in the cave. Rafe is attracted to Julia, but can he get past her fascination with the cave and the book she plans to write on the fossils she has found there? VERDICT This series debut by the author of such popular historical romantic series as "Lassoed in Texas" and "Sophie's Daughters" displays her characteristic humor. It will attract patrons who enjoy Christian romances with strong female characters, such as those penned by Robin Lee Hatcher or Linda Windsor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764209116
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Kincaid Brides Series , #1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 382,257
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful LASSOED IN TEXAS, MONTANA MARRIAGES, and SOPHIE'S DAUGHTERS series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Aggravating

    I was very disappointed in this book. It had the makings of a really good story, but the heroine was an idiot. This woman wasnt strong, she was a selfish,self centered brat and i honestly have no idea why the hero would fall in love with her. Her obsession with fossils was ludicrous in the face of allthe other things going on in the story. And her lack of compassion for Rafes brother Seth did not show her to be much of a Christian. In fact i felt that the author simply threw in a few God references, to make the book qualify as Christian fiction, instead of because she had any real beliefs herself. I would not recommend this book. Glad it was free.

    35 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Nothing to brag about

    I was surprissd to see so many good reviews on this book. I am glad it was a free dowload. Had I paid money I may have demanded a refund. The story has no flow at all. Just full of choppy sentences. I am only half way tnrough and always finish a book I start so I will finish.

    27 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Disapointed reader

    Hard to follow , you couldn't keep track of what day it was or what time of day it was andthe main character was not cute or funny or smart or spunky but rather came across as very selfish , ungreatful rude and very unkind

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    Not Recommended

    Very rarely do I not finish a book and this one I couldn't bring myself to continue reading. Felt like it was all over the place "out of control".

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Mid-book rating

    I'm only halfway through, but the heroine is annoying. She's obsessed with the cavern and is coming across as very selfish. I hope by the end of the book she finds some balance.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Good Christian read

    This story was well written but seemed to drag on a bit. Clean read with a few kisses and lots of emotional pain all around. This is the first book of the series of the three Kincaid brothers searching for peace and love.

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Okay

    The overall story was cute. I did manage to finish it.There were a couple times the plot was a little difficult to follow. A couple times I wanted to strangle the hero and heroine...the communciation between them was confusing.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Who needs sleep?

    I couldn't put this book down. Connealy is one of my favorite authors and she did it again. The novel is a fun romantic historical comedy with a headstrong and intelligent female lead and a sexy cowboy with a penchant to play hero. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    NG

    Great read......231 pages....little bit of everything!

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    The first book in another awesome series by Mary Connealy. This

    The first book in another awesome series by Mary Connealy. This is Rafe (the oldest Kincaid brother) and Julia's story. He is the bossy
    older brother, who finds a women who will stand up to him and soften his rough edges. The story tell the story of three young boys who have their adult life greatly affected by playing in the caverns as children and pretty much raising themselves. Rafe would just as soon stay out of the caverns for good, but Julia loves to study fossils and so he goes along with her. I love Julia's take on how the fossils got in the caverns. I loved this book and could not wait to read the Ethan's story. This one is a keeper.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Entertaining story

    Kept me interested. A good read for those who appreciate a book with Christian values. I felt jike the ending was a bit rushed.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Very entertaining

    I ENJOYED THIS BOOK VERY MUCH. I DIDN'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN. I WOULD LIKE TO READ THE OTHER TWO IN THIS SERIES?

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    enjoyable

    a fun read...kinda predictable, but enjoyable none the less.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    A little long...................................................

    A little long................................................................................................................................................................
    I think the story was a bit character heavy because in addition to telling the Rafe and Julia story the author was setting up her next two books. It was probably good marketing but not necessarily good story telling. Too much of a good thing is not good. This is where an editor should come in. Still it was an OK story.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    I wouldn't buy

    I couldn't get through the first chapter. Very poorly written.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Just not for me

    I got through about 25 pages and just could not get in to it.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    Excellent Read

    This is one of those books you just can't put down once you start reading it!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE Mary Connealy! She is one of my favorite autho

    I absolutely LOVE Mary Connealy! She is one of my favorite authors. I would highly reccommend this book or any of her other books!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Go for it!

    An entertaining read.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Awesome!

    Love this book! Could not put it down! Reading book TWO now!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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