Book Review | A Man With a Past

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A Man with a Past by Mary Connealy.

Book Blurb

Falcon Hunt awakens without a past, or at least not one he can recall. He’s got brothers he can’t remember, and he’s interested in the prettiest woman in the area, Cheyenne. Only trouble is, a few flashes of memory make Falcon wonder if he’s already married. He can’t imagine abandoning a wife. But his pa did just that–twice. When Falcon claims his inheritance in the West, Cheyenne is cut out of the ranch she was raised on, leaving her bitter and angry. And then Falcon kisses her, adding confusion and attraction to the mix.

Soon it’s clear someone is gunning for the Hunt brothers. When one of his brothers is shot, Falcon and Cheyenne set out to find who attacked him. They encounter rustled cattle, traitorous cowhands, a missing woman, and outlaws that take all their savvy to overcome. As love grows between these two independent people, Falcon must piece together his past if they’re to have any chance at a future.

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Author Information

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedies with cowboys and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She is a two time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Mary is the bestselling author of over 50 books and novellas has nearly a million books in print. Her most recent book series are Garrison’s Law, High Sierra Sweethearts, Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, and Kincaid Brides.

Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero. Visit her website or find her at Seekerville and Petticoats & Pistols!

From Author Website

Danielle’s Review

A Man with a Past is Mary Connealy’s second book in her Brother in Arms series. This is Falcon and Cheyenne’s story.

If you haven’t read the previous book, this story will have a few spoilers in it. If you have, then the first few chapters will be a bit of a recap, but from Falcon and Cheyenne’s perspectives. From there, the story continues the trouble that the Hunt brothers and their step-siblings face after discovering the three of them didn’t know the others existed. Let alone that they inherited part of land that originally belonged to Cheyenne’s grandfather and biological father, not the Hunt brothers’s father.

Falcon and Cheyenne are the hardest to get to know of the family, it seems, but they understand each other in a way that leads them quickly into friendship, and perhaps more. They fit each other well, from their ability to track to their love of being alone in the out of doors. They are a strong pair and the romance is not a cuddly-feely one. That makes this story unique.

This story also made me anxiously await Wyatt’s story. Book three is about the third and final Hunt brother. I can’t wait!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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