Review: No Way Up by Mary Connealy

No Way UpNo Way Up was a fun start to a new series. Actually, there is a free prequel novella titled The Boden Birthright that introduces the ranch and background story. While you can enjoy No Way Up without having read the prequel, I personally really liked the prequel and have always enjoyed getting to know more about a series. You can find it free for both Kindle and Nook.

In No Way Up, I loved the sparks and connection between Sadie and Heath that started to fly early on in the book. They were both strong and fun characters and it was a blast to read their thoughts regarding Sadie’s brothers and see their responses to Cole and Justin needing to “protect” Sadie.

There was plenty of danger and wild west drama to keep fans of western fiction turning the pages to see what happened. The story wrapped up nicely while also making it clear that all was not necessarily resolved in regards to the safety of the Cimarron Ranch. It makes me anxious to read book two!

(4 stars)


No Way UpWhen Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Badly injured, Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately.
Without anyone else to serve as a witness, Heath is pressed into reading the will. If Justin, Sadie, and Cole Boden don’t live and work at home for the entire year, the ranch will go to their low-down cousin Mike.
Then Heath discovers the avalanche was a murder attempt, and more danger might follow. Deeply involved with the family, Heath’s desire to protect Sadie goes far beyond friendship. The danger keeps them close together, and their feelings grow until being apart is the last thing on their minds.

Purchase your own copy here.



mary connealy

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively “romantic comedy with cowboys” for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie’s Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

Find Mary online: website, Facebook, Twitter

About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: No Way Up by Mary Connealy

  1. carylkane says:

    Great review, Brittany!

  2. Andrea Byers says:

    I enjoy Mary’s books that I’ve read and have this one (and the prequel), but am waiting to read til they are all out. 🙂 Sounds like another great addition for her old fans, as well as new ones.

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