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In Too Deep (Kincaid Brides #2)

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He casually agrees to a marriage of convenience... never expecting to fall in love with his bride.

Ethan Kincaid proposes marriage with the same detachment he gives every decision. Audra Gilliland accepts his proposal so she can stop being a burden to her newly married stepdaughter.

But Ethan never expected Audra to affect him so profoundly, and it terrifies him. Someone he
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Paperback, 331 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Bethany House
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Tweety
This book is so hard to rate and review.

If the story had made Rafe and Julia more side characters (after all, they already had their own book), and had focused, really focused on...um, what's his name? The hero and heroine. See?! I can't even remember their names, and it was supposed to be about them, not their relatives. If it had, I'd have given this book four stars because is good, but not as good as Seth's story in Over The Edge.

What I remember most about the "main characters" is that the
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Melanie
Ever read a book with a stolen fortune, outlaws, marriage of convenience, and a cavern? Want to? Then read In Too Deep!

Back in November of 2011, I read Out of Control - that was the first book I read by Mary Connealy! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and if all of her books are as good as these two, I will HAVE to read them! :)

I could hardly wait to read In Too Deep, since Ethan Kincaid was the character that intrigued me most from Out of Control. Reading Ethan's story and get
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Abbi
I know I say this a lot but it bears repeating, Mary Connealy is an AMAZING author! Honestly I have yet to read a book of hers that I wasn't instantly drawn into.

So needless to say I loved this book. I was laughing so often my sister is probably ready to kill me. I really enjoy all the ribbing between the brothers, whether spoken aloud or thought. They just have such an interesting relationship that it makes for some great times. Ethan and Audra were a great couple and I loved watching them bond
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Molly
Mary Connealy has been a favorite of mine among the Christian Fiction genre for some time now. I have loved every book that I've read by her, so far. So, I'm always excited to dive into a new one by the talented Ms. Connealy. Having read Out Of Control, book 1 of The Kincaid Brides, I couldn't wait for Ethan's story in In Too Deep. Like book 1, Ms. Connealy's detail to history is vivid and blended with rich inspiration and complex, heart-stealing characters.

Ethan Kincaid's way of life is smile n
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April Erwin
In Too Deep is Mary's follow up to Out of Control, the first book in the Kincaid Brides series. I loved book one, the suspense and humor mixture always hooks me right in, but I was anxious to read Ethan's story, because as much as I enjoyed Rafe, Ethan was the one that really intrigued me.

Ethan may be clueless about women, but he's a good hearted soul looking for healing and validation as a man. Audra has been beaten down by pushy men her whole life and she's had enough. Both want to be seen for
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Regina Jennings
I so wish I'd read the first book so I could've spent more time with these delightful characters. Starting on book 2 wasn't difficult, though. Mary Connealy does a great job of starting the story with enough hints that you don't feel lost. Even though I hadn't read the first one, I could understand why Audra wouldn't be excited to be married to flippant Ethan. Of course, Ethan isn't nearly as cavalier as he pretends and the love of a good woman might be all he needs to straighten up.

The banter b
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Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
Full review here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot....

Nobody does dysfunctional heroes and heroines like Mary Connealy. She doesn't hold any punches when listing their faults-if a character is acting like schmuck, then Mary is going to point it out with her cutting humour and wise cracks. Consequently, her witty dialogue reads like verbal sparring that will leave you in stitches yet calling for more.

This book is classified as a romantic comedy, but it has a depth and soul that enriches the
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon

This is the second book in this series and is a great compliment to book one.

In 1866, Colorado Audra Gilliand agrees to marry Ethan Kincaid because she feels like she has become a burden to her newly married stepdaughter.

Ethan has become attached to Audra's two small children and is so afraid he will not be able to protect her and the children. Plus he is confused about the feelings he has developed for Audra.

Audra is not wanting to be dependent on anyone. She wants to be able to stand on her ow
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Margaret Metz
I always look forward to books by Mary Connealy because of the humor and great dialogue she inserts into all her novels. I have to say this one had the perfect title. I felt as if Ethan and Audra were almost like two inexperienced boaters tied to a canoe that was speeding down raging rapids. I think it was the first book I read where both main characters were forced into situations pretty much totally out of their control.


Now that isn't to say they didn't make any decisions or were unlikeable.
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Kav
"Six full feet of stubborn and another few inches of dumb." (p.34) is an apt description of Ethan Kincaid, Connealy's latest reluctant hero. The descriptor also gives you a sense of the author's unique style and her wry sense of humour. Laughter ricochets off every page like bullets in a cavern. There's a staccato rhythm in both her comedy and drama that sets a fast pace to this intriguing plot.

Fans of Out of Control will be thrilled to become reacquainted with familiar characters. And while Ra
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Sarah Smith
WOW!!!! :-). Gee whiz!!!! :-). "In Too Deep," the second novel included in The Kincaid Bride Series is a SUPER, SMASH HIT!!!! :-). I ABSOLUTELY ADORED the continuing saga that intertwine the lives of the Kincaid brothers and their growing family!!!! :-). Because I knew nothing about Mary Connealy and her work when she introduced me to Rafe and Julia, Ethan, Audra, Maggie, and Lily, and Seth in "Out of Control," I found it rather difficult to become attached and root for happy endings for any one ...more
Kimberly
Book two in the series of the Kincaid brides.
I really enjoyed book two!! The author gives such depth it's as if you are literally pulled into the book and come away with many feelings afterward. Book two transitioned nicely from book one. We still got Julia and Rafe in book two which was lovely. Ethan I fell in love with in book one and book two is Ethan and Audrey's story. In this one you understand fully why Ethan pulls on his smile all the time and how innocent he is on all levels. I couldn't
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Brandi
In Too Deep - Mary Connealy
(*SPOILER ALERT!!!*)
Yes! Another happily ever after!
This book was great. I really enjoyed it. Why don't they make these books into movies?
Ethan is awesome, of course. And very romantic - even more than Rafe. That's so sad how he shut his emotions off after Seth's accident, hiding his true feelings behind that stupid smile. I seriously hope he loses the grin - it's so annoying!
Audra is so loveable. And strong. And kind. Don't you just love her character? I can't believe
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Janine
<”In Too Deep” by Mary Connealy is the second book of her The Kincaid Brides series, and this story focuses on Ethan Kincaid the smiler of the group. The main series story line is carried through into this book from “Out of Control” but it wasn't the same evil plan like it was in the first book. This time around the conflict evolved and changed like it should with this kind of story to where there was more understanding of what was going on and why, as well as changing the way things work.

Eth
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Sherrinda
In Too Deep by Mary Connealy is another winner. The second in her Kincaid Bride Series, In Too Deep follows the story of the second brother, Ethan Kincaid. He ends up marrying Audra Gilliland out of convenience and doesn't really know what he's got himself into. Both Ethan and Audra hold some deep seated hurts and fears that cause them to shy away from letting anyone breach the walls they've shored up.

Mary does a great job of throwing the two into various situations that force them to begin to t
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Judy
In Too Deep by Mary Connealy
Book 2 of The Kincaid Brides
Ethan Kincaid is the middle of three brothers. His older brother, Rafe, had stayed home to tend the ranch while Ethan went off on his adventure. Their younger brother, Seth, had went off to war. Seth always seemed to be a bit loco after a cave accident they had as children. Now all three brothers are reunited in Rawhide, Colorado Territory and as Rafe had recently married...Ethan now is in charge of the family ranch. If the foreman will eve
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Jolene
After the death of her abusive and wicked husband, Audra Gilliland is determined to become independent and assertive. She agrees to a marriage of convenience with Ethan Kincaid as a way to protect herself, her two daughters, and to get out of her new married step-daughter's home. Audra desperately wants to be able to stand up for herself. After all she does not care what her husband thinks about it. Ethan does not have high hopes for the marriage other than to have a wife who can cook, clean and ...more
Dawn
Book 2 of the Kincaid Brides series tells Ethan's story. Ethan and Audra, Julia's stepmother, agree to marry to get Audra and her babies out of a run down shack. This smiling Kincaid brother is usually always agreeable. So why is it that his new wife is being so difficult? And when danger follows them back to the ranch and tries to harm the ones that Ethan has come to care for, he will do anything to see that they are safe. But will he and Audra ever admit their feelings for each other?

Picking u
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Laura
Title: IN TOO DEEP
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Bethany House
February 2012
ISBN: 978-0764209123
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Ethan Kincaid is stunned when his brother Rafe orders him to marry the newly widowed Audra Gilliland that he just met – Audra has a toddler and a newborn from her just deceased husband, and Rafe is adamant that Ethan marry her, giving her protection and her children a pa. Ethan agrees because he finds her attractive, and he finds himself wed.

Audra was a sweet qu
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Jennifer
In Too Deep is the second installment in the Kincaid Brides series, and is another great read from Mary Connealy. I have been looking forward to this book ever since I finished the first one because Ethan's character intrigued me. The book expands on Audra, Julia's stepmother and her two children as well, and the marvelous plan that Rafe and Julia have for their family members. Rafe is still the planner and solver, so his solution to taking care of Audra and the kids, and providing them with a r ...more
Tamara
IN TOO DEEP, the second installment of the Kincaid Brides series, was quaint, but not as good as OVER THE EDGE, the third book in the series.

First of all, I made the mistake of reading these books out of order (That’s what happens when you have bookshelves two books deep). So going into the book, I knew where the plotlines would take me. But, it still didn’t have the flair of OVER THE EDGE.

I loved the character of Audra, with her I’m-gonna-run-my-own-life-now philosophy, and how quickly Ethan re
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Pegg
Totally enchanting read. One of my rare 5 star reviews. This is book #2 in the series. I have not read book #1... but you can bet I WILL! A wonderful combination of humor and love seasoned with enough tension to keep me awake and reading until after midnight. I'm not a night person, so this is high praise indeed.

Ethan Kincaid may have just slipped into my favorite leading man slot. He's not the typical leading man - which might be one of the reasons I like him so much - but he got under my heart
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
I couldn't wait to read this one when I found out Book 2 of the Kincaid Bride series was out by Mary Connealy, In Too Deep. This time the story picks up right where Book 1 left off. The Kincaid brothers have just narrowly escaped death after a tracker was sent to locate Wendell Gillilan who has stolen some money from Jasper Henry. Unfortunately Wendell died before revealing the whereabouts of what he stole and where he hid it, but the only clue was it's deep, too deep for anyone to find.

Now that
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Regina Spiker
Book 2 in the Kincade Bride series picks up right where one ended. Whereas book 1 focused on the sparring and lively exchange between Rafe Kincade and Julia Gulliland, book 2 moves on to the relationship between the always smiling middle brother, Ethan and the newly widowed Audra Gulliland (Julia's young stepmother) and her two children. Poor Ethan and Audra are railroaded into marriage by who of course, but Rafe, but both are determined to be good parents for the little ones. The youngest broth ...more
Abbie
Book two picks up on the heals of book one. Ethan’s older brother Rafe is now married to Julia. Audra does not want to be a burden now that Julia is married and is thinking about heading back east to her uncaring father. Rafe will have none of that and come up with the idea that Ethan should marry her so she can be the house keeper at the Kincaid ranch that Ethan is now taking over. Before either of them have a chance to think they are wed. Heading back to the Kincaid ranch with crazy Seth in t ...more
Christy  Lashea
One of my favorite authors is Mary Connealy. There's always a lot of laugh out loud moments with her down to earth cowboys and their gals. In Too Deep doesn't disappoint. In this story, we see strong heroines, strong heros who get tamed by their strong heroines, and a whole lotta bad guys. While Connealy keeps the story light, there is a deeper, heavier message the author addresses and I felt she did it quite well. She tackled issues of letting the past rule our present and future. How fear grip ...more
Paula-O
Book #2 in The Kincaid Brides "In Too Deep" by Mary Connealy

Wonderful heartwarming story about brothers three and their escapades.
Sometimes witty-sometimes adventurous-sometimes deadly but then they also had hearts of gold just waiting to be refined by three young ladies. Book #1 was the story of Rafe and his Julia, this book tells the story of Ethan and Audra.
We found out in book #1 that the boys loved playing in a deep dark cavern and a terrible accident brought much havoc into their lives whe
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Faye
Another great book from Mary Connealy!




A thrilling sequel, picking up right where Out of Control left off, In Too Deep tells Audra & Ethan's story.




In my opinion, this is one of those books where you really should read the first book, first. Because alot of this book leans on the the relationships, and trials that began in the first installment of the series. Plus, Out of Control is just way too cool to miss!




Action-packed throughout, the pages flew by, because I just had to know what happened
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The Literary Maidens
I hated this book. JUST KIDDING. It was fantastic. I read the first book in this series on my kindle, and it was so great I thought that Mary would be hard pressed to trump Rafe and Julia's story. She did. In Too Deep was suspenseful, and had something new happening on every page. The cave was one of this series best aspects, and it's not something that you read everyday. Not to mention the comedy. Mary has a sense of humor that could make one of those London guards with the silly hats cackle. ...more
Judy
"In Too Deep" picks up where "Out of Control" left off. "In Too Deep" features Ethan Kincaid the second in the line of three Kincaid brothers.

Ethan isn't too sure about himself. He feels he has been a coward most of his life. He doesn't have the confidence in himself like Rafe his older brother has. Actually, Ethan is sick of being bossed around by Rafe and now that he is running the Kincaid ranch he wants respect from Steele, the head ranch hand, the same respect that Steele gave Rafe when he w
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I wrote my first book when I was about twelve. A romance novel. I shudder to think what a twelve year old could know about romance. I have no idea what happened to the manuscript. I suppose my mother found it, and burned it while screaming in horror, but I’ve always been afraid to ask. Was it a hundred pages? Two? I have no idea, but I seem to remember just writing FOREVER! So I’m guessing two pag ...more
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Kincaid Brides (3 books)
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  • Over the Edge (Kincaid Brides, #3)
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