Out of Control
By: Mary Connealy
I loved this book by Mary Connealy. Out of Control is filled with inspiration, romance, and mystery. Once I started the book, I could not put it down. If you are looking for an awesome Christian romance with lots of suspense, then this book is for you!
This is book 1 in The Kincaid Brides series. Rafe meets Julia when she has been left for dead in a cave. She can’t get out because someone has moved her ladder. She is yelling for help when Rafe comes along and hears her. He rescues her and together they find out who is trying to kill her. Julia lives with her step-mother who is about to give birth and she has a half sister, Maggie.
Julia’s father works in town but no one knows about her, his wife, or Maggie. Out of Control builds the suspense of who is after Julia and why, who is living in the cave—is it the same person that is after Julia, and do Rafe and Julia belong together? Mary Connealy does an excellent job of describing the scenes and building the suspense to keep you turning the pages. You won’t want to put this book down until you finish the last page.
I enjoyed Julia’s fascination with the fossils she found in the cave. Her explanation of how the fish fossils got there was very interesting. She studies geology, and Rafe has no idea what that is. Do they belong together, will they get together, does Julia’ step-mother’s baby survive, does Rafe get his family back together? This book answers all those questions. Julia thinks she can never be loved and Rafe thinks he can never overcome his fear of caves. Can these two learn to trust each other and God? If you are looking for a great mystery to read full of inspiration and romance, this is it!