Friday 13 June 2014

Book Review: Stuck Together

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When a lawman who values order gets stuck with a feisty crusader who likes to stir things up, there's going to be trouble in Texas! 

Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Unfortunately, so far no one has paid any attention.

Vince Yates earned the nickname "Invincible Vince" because of his reputation for letting absolutely nothing stop him. But Vince is about to face his biggest challenge yet: his past has just caught up with him. His father, mother, and the sister he didn't know he had show up in Broken Wheel without warning. His father is still a schemer. His mother is showing signs of dementia. And his surprise sister quickly falls for one of Vince's best friends. Vince suddenly has a lot of people depending on him, and Tina doesn't approve of how he's handling any of them.

With nearly every other man in town married off, Vince finds himself stuck with strong-willed Tina over and over again. Of course, Tina is the prettiest woman he's ever seen, so if he could just get her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. But he's got one more surprise coming his way: Tina's picketing at the saloon has revealed a dark secret that could put everyone Vince loves in danger.

My Reflections:
Stuck Together is the third and final installment of the Trouble in Texas trilogy, and every bit as good as the others. I have read all of these books in order and I feel to get the most out of the intricately woven storyline you would want to read the entire series in order. 

In Stuck Together, we get to dig deep into the story of Vince Yates and Tina Cahill, tow of the characters who were secondary characters in the last book of this series. 
Vince is the town "lawyer" although there is not much of a need for his profession, in this one horse town. He is independently wealthy and determined to be wildly different from his selfish and over bearing father. But when his father is suddenly thrust back into his quiet life, along with a half-sister he didn't even know existed, life gets suddenly quite confusing. His feelings for Tina Cahill become increasingly hard to ignore, as they work side by side to care for his mother who has dementia and cannot be left alone.

Tina struggling with the residual effects of growing up with an overbearing aunt and no parents must come to the realization that God has good plans for her life. She must learn to trust and not depend on her own strength. Can she let go enough to trust Vince with her heart? I love Tina's character, she is so spunky and full of purpose, as misguided as it is!

I loved getting to know these characters in greater detail, and following up with my favorites from previous books. I am so disappointed that this series has wrapped up, when you have such a good cast of characters you just don't want to give them up, it is like saying good-bye to good friends, as corny as that sounds!

I would recommend this series to anyone who loves Mary Connealy, and a well rounded story filled with adventure, and humour.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

About the Author:
Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy is an award-winning, bestselling author known for her fun and lively historical romances. An author, teacher, and journalist, Mary lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her cowboy husband and has four daughters and two grandchildren. Learn more...
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