Mary ConnealyBethany House / 2021 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$9.994.5 out of 5 stars for A Man with a Past #2. View reviews of this product. 17 Reviews
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ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great historical western romanceAugust 18, 2021ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you are wanting to read a good old western historical romance you have come to the right place. This has great characters, lots of romance, and lots of thrills. Cheyenne and Falcon teach each other some ways to get along and become friends. You will not want to put this down before finding out what is happening in their lives. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review that I gave of my own free will.
ConnieKentuckyAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Winner from Mary Connealy!August 9, 2021ConnieKentuckyAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Oh, those Hunt brothers! So many questions needing to be answered, so many adventures waiting to happen, and so many emotions demanding to be explored. Author Mary Connealy has written another story with intrigue, adventure, and romance, and this time the focus is on Falcon Hunt, a man uncertain about his past. Amnesia has robbed him of his memories, and left him with so many unanswered questions. Is he a married man? Did he leave a wife, just like his pa did? Should he be feeling this way about Cheyenne Brewster?
A Man With a Past is an exciting western story filled with heroes, scoundrels, strong women, and lots of action and danger. It is also full of love, hope, faith, and laughter. Connealy's characters are flawed, lovable, and she knows exactly how to tug at your heartstrings one minute, and then leave you laughing the next. I'm always certain that her books will leave me content for the moment, but eagerly longing for the next one! I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy historical Christian romance.
I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. These are my own thoughts.
Just Jennifer Purcell3 Stars Out Of 5Fun western romanceJuly 30, 2021Just Jennifer PurcellQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Man With a Past continues a series with an interesting premise. But this installment did not catch my attention as quickly as the last one.
I have been a fan of Mary Connealy for several years, but I found A Man With a Past hard to get into. I think this is largely to do with the beginning mostly being a recap of Braced for Love. I can appreciate wanting to tell the events from Cheyenne and Falcon*s point-of-view, and I did gain a few new insights, but most of it just felt like a lengthy synopsis instead of fresh material. Once the novel caught up to the events of Braced for Love, though, I found myself intrigued.
The romance was a bit rushed to me, but I did like Falcon and Cheyenne as a couple. They are both tough and suit each other well. I had a hard time connecting with them, though. I never felt like I really got to know Falcon. And though I understood Cheyenne*s frustration, to me she came off as a brat for a large part of the novel. She seemed better by the end, though.
Overall, while I do not think this is Connealy*s best, I did enjoy the continuation of the series, and I think any fan of western romance will enjoy it.
(Note: I received a complimentary copy via NetGalley. I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.)
TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5His inheritance just put him in real danger...July 26, 2021TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The bullets are flying just as fast and furious in Mary Connealy's second Brothers In Arms novel as the first! I wasn't sure if she could up the ante in A Man With A Past but, lo and behold, Mary Connealy did just that!
I'm gonna be honest, I did not like Cheyenne at all in the first book. She was too temperamental, self absorbed, and unstable. I was a little wary when I started A Man With Past because I never like starting a book predisposed to dislike the heroine, but good grief, by the end Cheyenne had changed my mind...mostly...I still think she's a bit unhinged but that's OK now. When it comes to Falcon, well, he reminded me a bit of a Louis L'Amour character. Strong, half wild, capable, and to quote a Louis L'Amour story, he'd 'druther fight than eat'.
One of the things I found fascinating about A Man With A Past was Mary Connealy's choice to not pick up the story where the first Brothers In Arms book left off but rather to go back and tell the story from Falcon and Cheyenne's point of view before moving forward. I also liked how this book, as with its predecessor, solved a smaller mystery that was tied into the overarching plot against the Hunts and their assorted kin. There was enough resolution that this book felt like a completed story but left enough unanswered questions to make sure I will be back for the final Brothers In Arms title. And, believe me, I will definitely be returning to the RHR to find out if any of my hunches are right...
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved!July 21, 2021JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I can't begin to tell you how much I wanted to get my hands on this book. Connealy always delights, and I couldn't wait to see what this story would hold. A Man with a Past did not disappoint. This book had me hooked. I didn't want to put it down, and loved every minute I spent out west with Falcon and his family. I met Falcon and his new to him family in the first book in this series, Braced for Love. I easily fell in love with the crazy bunch of them. This book starts as Falcon heads west to claim the land he inherited, but little does he know he's not the only son that his low down father had. Falcon meets Kevin and Wyatt and each of their half siblings, and knows nothing is going to be as easy as he hoped. Not only do they all hate the situation they are in, but someone seems to be hunting them. The Hunt brothers won't go down easily, and just maybe they'll get to know each other as they fight for what is rightfully theirs.
Falcon is such a unique character. I loved getting to know him more as I followed his journey back to himself and to Cheyenne. Talk about unique, Cheyenne puts a whole other spin on being a hard working woman. From roping and branding to hunting she knows how to take care of herself and has no need for a man. Little does she know, the right one just hadn't come along yet. I loved watching the two of them get to know each other, and can't wait to see what the next book in this series holds! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.