Monday, September 15, 2014

REVIEW: Tried and True by Mary Connealy

REVIEW: Tried and True by Mary Connealy

{About the Book}

Saddle up for a wildly fun ride with the Wilde sisters!

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister—and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It’s a risk—they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as “boys”—but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East.

Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?

{My Review}

Tried and True by Mary Connealy is the first book in the Wild at Heart trilogy, which focuses on the Wilde sisters. Tried and True tells the story of Kylie Wilde, the youngest of the three sisters. Kylie is a man! However, she is tired of hiding her true self. She finds any chance she can to wear dresses and hopes to eventually move on to the East for "civilization" as Kylie calls it. That dream comes to a hold when Aaron Masterson , a land agent steps foots on her homestead. Not to mention there is someone who wants Kylie gone!

To be perfectly honest, I have only read one of Mary's books before. I enjoyed that book very much, but haven't read any others until this one became available for review. I jumped on the chance since it's set during the Wild West and it has a hot cowboy. I really loved this book. Mary truly is a masterful writer. The romance was perfect and very accurate to the time period. Which is something I see a few others not enjoying. That the marriage was too quick, and more about need/practicality. This was actually quite common place during this period. The mystery was good, I wish it had been expanded on a little more, but I'm not going to lower the rating, because it really didn't bother me that much. I loved this book and definitley recommend it for those who enjoy a sweet Wild West romance. This book has made it onto my list of Top Books read in 2014!

Language: None.
Spiritual: Lot's of talk about God & forgiveness.
Sexual: Kissing, talk of kissing, after Kylie & Aaron marry there is talk of their wedding night and sex is implied a few times while on their honeymoon.

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