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Pub Date 06 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 11 Aug 2021
Bethany House, Bethany House Publishers

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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. 

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...


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This is the second in the series about the Hunt brothers (half-brothers) that inherited a ranch in Wyoming from their errant father. This story is about the oldest son, Falcon -- the ornery backwoodsman from Tennessee who is a man of few words and deadly in the woods. He meets up with the ornery Cheyenne, half sister to Wyatt Hunt, in the woods where she is off walking off her anger at the arrival of these usurpers on the property she shares with Wyatt. There's a lot of angst on the part of the females, and chest beating on the part of the menfolk along with a lot of interaction with the outlaws that are trying to steal the assets of the local ranchers. As always, Mary Connealy's latest book is rollicking good fun. Can't wait to read the third book in this saga!



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Ever since I read the book "Braced for Love" I have been waiting anxiously for this book! Such a great story! Falcon finds his way to Wyoming to claim the part of a ranch he has inherited. He gets knocked into a river with a waterfall and then he has no memory. He remembers something about having a wife, but he can't remember exactly. He begins to work with Cheyenne, the half sister of his half brother, trailing after the man that they think shot their mutual half brother. They discover that they not only work well together, but they are equally good in the woods and tracking others. They grow closer as they trail the group of men, and Falcon regains his memory, painful as it is. He realizes his wife has actually died, leaving him a widower. I enjoyed reading this book so much, I wish I could give it ten stars! Excellent and clean! Ready for the next one!

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A MAN WITH A PAST by MARY CONNEALY is a fast paced cowboy romance novel with interesting characters and an exciting plot. I like to see the members of the "messed up" Hunt family turning to the Lord in times of need. In 1870 falcon travels to Bear Claw Pass to see a lawyer about an inheritance from his father, the notorious Clovis Hunt. He finds brothers he hadn't known existed and the bossy and beautiful Cheyenne, and loses his memory.
It is a story about family loyalty, trust, justice, forgiveness and second chances.
It is a most enjoyable read.
I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley from Bethany House Publishers. The opinions in this review are completely my own.

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'His pa was as worthless as perfume in a chicken coop.'

Mary Connealy continues her Brothers in Arms series here and I was so excited to read Falcon's story when I met him in the last book! Cheyenne's too, because she is a pistol. (Pardon the pun.) So these folks all find out they have a brother by their no good pa's will. In two cases, they thought their pa was already dead, so apparently, he died twice.

I purely love anything Connealy writes. She is an auto buy for me. Her sense of humor is exquisite and her cowboy tales are the tops. These folks feel like family already and I'm invested in their lives. And that Cheyenne! Man, is she ever mean! She can do anything, well, except maybe cook real good, and she makes sure everyone is scared of her. Grown men want to get out of her way when she is riled up. But wait till you see what happens.

'She oughta tie him up an drag him behind her horse at a full gallop for a mile or two, over rocks and scrub pines. Then back her horse over him.' (See what I mean?)

Well done! I can't wait for the next story in the series, which will be Wyatt's story. I love these books so much.

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This was a good story with in-depth interesting main characters. I got a big kick out of the way that Cheyenne's grumpiness didn't phase Falcon one bit. In fact he liked her spunk both before and after he lost his memory. Falcon's arrival at the ranch was an eye-opener for him. He wasn't a stupid man but he had lived an isolated life. Even though he couldn't remember his past, his hands had a "memory" of sorts when it came to living on the land. That was enjoyable to read too.
There is a good cast of supporting people in the story along with a lot of action. There definitely were people after the Hunt brothers or whoever else got in their way. That unfolds in a good way without giving anything up too soon.
Everything gets resolved at the end with a H.E.A. for the main characters. Well, I did feel like one thing hadn't been explained... Why were two different women afraid of Oliver Hawkins? One of them being his daughter, Winona (Win). But just maybe because this is a series, that will be addressed in a different book.


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I flat out, loved this book! I couldn't put it down! Cheyenne and Falcon are a perfect match if they can just get past the conspiracy that surrounds them and their family. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a sweet romance and a suspenseful mystery. The only downside is now I have to wait for the next book which I assume will be for Wyatt and Molly.

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The second in Mary Connealy’s Brothers In Arms series, A Man With a Past, continues the story of the Hunt brothers. Falcon Hunt has woken up without his past. He does not remember his brothers, though he is interested in the prettiest woman he has ever seen, Cheyenne. But the flashes of memories that do return make him uncertain about the life he left behind, did he leave behind a wife? He can’t see himself doing such a thing, but didn’t his own father do the same, twice? Cheyenne is still bitter and angry over being cut off from the ranch she was raised on, but her attraction to Falcon is adding confusion to an already tumultuous world. However, there is still danger for the Hunt brothers. After one of them is shot, Falcon and Cheyenne set out to find answers. As they find danger, the two independent people also start falling in love. Will Falcon be able to put together his past in order to create a future?
I was really excited for this book! I love how Ms. Connealy writes such interconnected stories and so often about families! After reading Braced for Love, I was already getting to know and become invested in all the characters. I think that it is incredibly cool the way that these books build up the character development across the different stories. Falcon was so cool! He was struggling to remember his past, but trying hard to be an honorable man. Even though he could not recall who he was or what he had done, he was determined to be the best he could with what he currently had. He wanted to do right by his new-found family. Even though he was intrigued by Cheyenne, he was determined to discover his own past before considering a future with her. Cheyenne was amazing! She could do so many things on the ranch, I was astonished just reading about it. But she was still struggling with her anger and bitterness, she had to figure out her place again with all the changes on the ranch.
Falcon and Cheyenne really worked well together. They could support each other in tracking, in riding, and so many other ways. It was really shown as they tried to figure out who was attacking the family, They were able to help each other. I thought that it was lovely to watch and so exciting! As secrets were revealed, the family had to lean on one another and on God’s protection. This was an exciting clean western romance that I would definitely recommend to those who enjoy these genres! I would suggest reading the first book, because, as I said earlier, they are very connected.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

I posted my review on Goodreads, Bookbub, and Barnes and Nobles on 06/05/2021. I will post on Amazon and blog closer to release date

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And...action!

Overflowing with danger, suspense and family mysteries, this sequel from fan-favorite Mary Connealy exceeds expectations. The conclusion sets the stage for the series finale and is already on my Must Read list.

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Exciting book from Mary Connealy! This book starts in the middle of the first book in this series, Braced For Love, from the viewpoints of Falcon and Cheyenne. I had wondered what all happened to Falcon and where Cheyenne had gone in Braced For Love. It all comes together in Man with a Past.

Falcon comes from Tennessee to Wyoming to inherit a ranch from his long-thought dead father. He had 2 brothers that he didn't know about. Each member of the "new" family suffers from unknown attackers. Falcon suffers from memory loss after one heinous attack, not knowing what or who he may have left behind. Mystery mounts as to the identity of the outlaws.

Cheyenne is angry when she finds out that her no good stepfather leaves her ranch to sons none of them knew. She takes off to spend time alone and get her temper under control. (I can relate!)

Falcon and Cheyenne are both amazing in the wild and at tracking. They use all their skills to track down outlaws that are determined to kill whomever gets in their way.

Mary Connealy wrote another amazing, action-packed book. Reminders to keep our focus on God and that we can trust Him always are woven throughout the story. I highly recommend this fabulous book. I couldn't put it down!

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A Man with a Past
by Mary Connealy
Bethany House
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Bethany House Publishers
Christian | Historical Fiction | Romance
Pub Date 06 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 11 Aug 2021

This is the second book in the series about the Hunt brothers (half-brothers). who inherited the Wyoming ranch from their errant father. I have eagerly been awaiting this book since I read the first one in this trilogy. Mary Connealy did not disappoint! My library patrons will be excited to read this one. Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for the ARC. 5 star

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Take a man with amnesia. Add in a woman with wounds big enough to drown in. His amnesia touches one of her wounds. Then layer in family conflict, a man who treated them all poorly, and a cast of characters you want to assure everything will actually be okay, and you have a recipe for a book that is compelling. Falcon and Cheyenne find what they need in each other and with that comes the promise of a better future. A true HEA with many twists and turns along the path from page one to the end.

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Such a heartwarming story, I'm married to a man with a complicated family and it was encouraging to see how other mixed up families manage and interact. Knowing that our faith in God helps us through.

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Falcon can’t remember who he is after getting hit over the head and landing in the river. He is found by Cheyenne who is running from the reality that the ranch she though was hers, isn’t. Cheyenne informs him he’s one of the varmints that is responsible for her loss of land. Also, that he has two other brothers. While Falcon is trying to remember, someone is still trying to kill him. This book has a little bit of mystery and a little bit of romance. Also, a little bit of comic relief thrown in.

This is the second book in the Brothers in Arms series. I recommend you read the first book to fully understand what is happening in this book. I have read the first book and it took me a little bit to catch on. This is a good light hearted read which I recommend.

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Mary Connealy's "Man with a Past" continues of tradition of a rollicking story with adventure, confusion, fun, and a romance between two unlikely characters. I enjoyed reading an advance copy of this tale that continues a saga of three brothers who discover they own part of a ranch and have kin that they never heard of before. Falcon is the loner brother featured in this second book in the series. He is a mountain man who faces amnesia shortly after meeting his new family. Female rancher Cheyenne doesn't want to give up the ranch inheritance that Falcon's sidewinder father has robbed her of, when the brother's show up in regards to a new will. Sparks will fly creating plenty of drama, fun, and love that is entertaining and enjoyable.

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This is the second novel in the Brothers in Arms series and the fun continues!

We get to catch up with both Falcon Hunt and Cheyenne who figured in the first novel, Braced for Love. It's a story of family, faith, and seeking answers to some critical issues that arise.

It's another wonderful novel, by this talented author.

And, you don't need to read the series in order, but make sure to read Braced for Love as well. It's another hit!


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Falcon's story continues in the second installment of The Brothers in Arms Series. After getting shot Falcon awakens with no memories of his former life or the current situation, as he and his brothers fight to protect their inheritance from the father they barely knew. As the memories flicker back, it makes him question what kind of man he was and what it means for his future.

I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read this book, after devouring the first book in the series about Kevin and Win. Fraught with danger, rollicking adventure, and a fantastic cast of characters. I would definitely recommend reading the series in order to make more sense of the backstory, and the more than a little confusing family relations.

Falcon is a resourceful man, who has lived off the land, he's okay with being a loner, I admired his faith and how he holds himself to a high standard. Cheyenne has spent her life working the land that she loves only to be cut out of the will, and is upset to have her birthright stolen from her. She begrudgingly admires Falcon's skills in the wilderness, and how he doesn't back down from a fight, letting him befriend her as she begins to see what a kind and noble man he is.

An action packed read with Connealy's signature humor, a fast paced plot filled with mystery, danger, outlaws and dialogue crackling with chemistry and humor. I loved that the timeline of this story overlaps with that of the previous story, and continues to follow Kevin and Win. I can't wait to read Wyatt's story and find out what is really going on behind all the mysterious attacks.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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This is a fun book in an interesting series. Cheyenne is a strong, independent woman who may have met her match in Falcon. He may be a better tracker than she is. I enjoy books with unique characters finding their perfect counterpart. I appreciated that Falcon didn’t try to stifle Cheyenne in any way but recognized her skills and talents and relied on them.


Though they came together under difficult circumstances, the brothers are coming to see the benefits of having and being a family. I look forward to seeing what Molly’s journey will look like.

This is a quick, easy read. I enjoyed the mystery and the action. I’d recommend it. Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a free e-copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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A Man with a Past is the sequel to Braced for Love and another great book by Mary Connealy in the Brothers in Arms series. It takes place in Wyoming on a rather large ranch that, through the will of Clovis Hunt, three men inherit only to discover that they are brothers. This book focuses more on Falcon Hunt, the brother from Tennessee, but Wyatt and Kevin are a part of the story as well.
Falcon Hunt grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, living off the land and the forest providing most of their meat. He did not go to school because of the distance from a town and he lived with his mother and then his wife who later died. He willingly traveled to Wyoming when he got the word that he had inherited something called a ranch.
Cheyenne Brewster lives on His Rolling Hills, a very large ranch with her half-brother, Wyatt. She is not happy about these brothers and them coming to take her portion of the ranch. Her temper allowed her to fly off the handle and ask questions later.
We learn about the troubles Falcon had on his trip to Wyoming and his version of what transpired after his arrival, which further explained the incidents from Book One and his amnesia. The same is true for the experiences that Cheyenne had during that time frame. The book then picks up and the family has more adventures of somebody trying to make their life more complicated. It seems that there was still a plot to rid the brothers of their lives.
It was a fast-paced novel with many twists and turns that made it a hard novel to put down. If you like cowboys, a little romance, and a well-developed plot, then I highly recommend this book. I cannot wait for the third book.
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For readers of historical fiction, this post-Civil War book is excellent, and features believable and interesting characters. The conflicts, descriptions, and continuing action are well thought-out and keep you moving through the story. I was kept from being disappointed when the book ended by realizing that there was a sequel waiting for me to read it next! This author really knows her way around a story!

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Enjoying this series even more

My husband and I read this book together. We both enjoyed it. Mary Connealy did a great job with this book. I think I liked this book more than the first in the series.
When I met my spouse, I couldn’t stand him. For that, I think I love the heroine in this story even more. I enjoyed the character development and could relate to the characters in the story. It was a fun mystery to solve. We are looking forward to the next book!
I enjoyed how this book took off from another character’s point of view from a little earlier so that we could see the development in a very quiet character.

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Book two in the Brothers in Arms series picks up right where book one left off. It does a great job of including enough details to refresh your memory if it’s been a while or if you have not read book one yet. All of the characters are strong in their own way, but Falcon and Cheyenne strike me as the strongest personalities in the group and it was so fun to see them come together. Falcon can’t remember who he is or where he’s from, but he is still strong, capable and an excellent frontier man. Cheyenne is impressed by his skills and abilities, and that is saying a lot. She’s so angry about how all the land divisions have worked out, it’s a wonder she can see anything positive at all, but she does, and it all comes down to Falcon. I love the humor and sassiness in Mary Connealy books and this book was no exception. I think I had more laugh out loud moments with this book than I did the previous one. The third installment is set up perfectly as the next story finds it roots in the plot of these brother’s coming together to defend their land and loved ones. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are my own, freely given.

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Falcon Hunt, one of the three Hunt brothers introduced in Book 1, Braced for Love. Falcon meets Cheyenne Brewster when he shows up with Kevin Hunt at the ranch their pa left them. Falcon is a man of few words and would rather be in the woods hunting and tracking then around people. In the first book he is injured to the point of amnesia so this story picks up from there. Together Falcon and Cheyenne work to get his memory back and find out who is "hunting" them. A Man With A Past is full of humor, suspense, intrigue, plot twists and romance. I can't wait to read book three which will be Wyatt and Molly's story.

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A Man with a Past continues Mary Connealy’s Brothers in Arms series. And while it’s not imperative to read the first book in the series, this one does fill in some gaps in the timeline of book one (Braced for Love).

There is always a lot going on in Connealy’s books, which makes them very quick reads with a good dose of humor mixed in with the high stakes and suspense. For this series, add in a lot of family drama, a forfeited inheritance, and a bout of amnesia, and you won’t want to put this down until you’ve reached the end.

If you like westerns with a side of humor and romance, you need to check out Mary Connealy’s books.

Disclosure statement: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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I have known for a number of years that when I pick up a book by Mary Connealy I can expect a few hours of solid entertainment. Her tales usually involve cowboys along with a hearty dose of adventure, often a touch of mystery, a liberal sprinkle of humor, and of course romance. A Man With a Past lived up to my expectations and more.

Although the author’s recent novels have not contained the degree of comedy found in earlier books, her unique sense of humor still makes itself apparent. Falcon Hunt’s loss of memory as well as his interaction with Cheyenne offers ample opportunity for more than a chuckle or two. I personally am enjoying Connealy’s venture into a bit more serious and suspenseful stories of late and find myself not wanting to put the book down until I reach the end.

The second installment of the Brothers In Arms series, A Man With a Past does overlap the first book, Braced For Love but it is told from a different point of view. This is also helpful to readers who have not read book one or to refresh the memories of those who have.

A bit slow getting started, probably due to the recap, but it does not take very long for intense action and suspense to ensue. It was fun watching the development of the relationship between Falcon and Cheyenne and I also enjoyed a few guesses about potential romance between other characters in the future.

I always enthusiastically recommend any of Mary Connealy’s books and A Man With a Past is no exception. Don’t wait. Pick up a copy for yourself asap.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author and Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.

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Once again Mary Connealy brings readers a wild-west adventure full of intrigue, smoking gun fights, woods tracking story that leaves readers wondering if anyone is really trustworthy.

This is book two in the series, but reads well as a standalone. I haven’t read the first book yet, and found enough backstory to catch me up with the current situation. I didn’t feel lost without knowing exactly what happened prior to the start of A Man with a Past.

I love the premise of this story – a man who dies leaving behind an inheritance to three children who didn’t know the other existed! The idea was inspired by a true story, so it just makes this series that much more interesting to read.

The characters are loveable and just make this story so much fun to read.

Three half-brothers show up to claim their inheritance from a woman who decides they are trying to steal from her. They work together to figure out what really is going on, and who the land really belongs to.
Romance. Check.
Gun fights. Check.
Humorous situations. Check.
A man who can’t remember who he is or where he’s from or why he’s here. Check.

If you want a fun, old west kind of story, you’ll love A Man with a Past by Mary Connealy.

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This book covers some of the same ground as book 1--mostly that relevant to Falcon's amnesia, which is helpful if you haven't read book 1, or if it has been long enough to forget some of the salient details. If you've just read book 1, it may be tempting to skim the first couple chapters.

As Falcon was a might taciturn before losing his memory in book 1, he's the brother we knew almost nothing about, so it was fun to finally learn his story. It's funny how he is almost the opposite of Cheyenne--he's as calm and steady as they come, while she's (presently) a quivering bundle of rage--and yet they're really similar too. Both are highly skilled, especially in tracking and knowing the land, and they respect each other's skills; it draws them together.

While they do a good job weeding out the bad guys in this book, I have some strong suspicions about one villain who has largely slipped their notice. I'm excited to see how it all goes down in the next book with Molly (who I've been most intrigued by since book 1) and Wyatt.

Thank you Bethany House and NetGalley for the complimentary e-book; I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.

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I can always count on Mary Connealy to create colorful, relatable, and endearing characters, plunk them down in interesting settings, embroil them in crazy situations, and then proceed to carefully and humorously get them out again. Her Brothers in Arms series is a wild ride, and the newest book, A Man with a Past, had me chuckling, giggling, and laughing out loud. Falcon Hunt definitely has a past, but can’t remember it. Cheyenne is courageous, determined, and downright dangerous when she’s crossed. She’s also mad as a hornet that Falcon and his half-brothers have inherited a ranch that should be hers. Throw these two together and fireworks happen!

“I like the idea of having a family, but I’d’ve preferred a less troublesome one. One where I get shot and drowned less often.”

With lots of suspense, intrigue, action, and a dash of romance, there’s plenty to love about this book and this family. Mary Connealy is one of my favorite authors. I adore her sense of humor and fun. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series. 4.5 stars

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"For a time I didn't even have a past that I could remember. But now, I'm a man with a past and a future with you. More important, I've got right now. I believe myself the luckiest most blessed man alive to be mixed up in the Hunt clan.
This book was so very good that I couldn't put it down and I just had to share my favorite quote from the book
I love the how the author has gone into the more serious side of her novels.
Yes, the humor is still there but not as much I might add but there's quite a bit of mystery and family drama going on that makes the book a fun read and hard to out down.
I actually liked Cheyenne. She was a go getter and knew how to get things done. Such a strong and devout woman!
I especially enjoyed Falcon. He was truly amazing through all that he had to endure!
Fantastic story! I look forward to the next one!
I'm a forever fan!

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His inheritance just put him in real danger...

The 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...

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Loving this series! Connealy is such fun to read. You can never go wrong with her books!

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I’m so invested in this series! There’s certainly no lack of adventure in the lives of these characters.

The second of the series, A Man with a Past backtracks into some of the first book’s territory which I found a little disorienting at first. I wanted to hit the ground running and get straight to my friends again. But I suppose the additional information was important to lay the framework for Falcon’s character, especially since readers knew so little about him from the first novel.

I’m all for a tough-as-nails heroine, but Cheyenne was even tougher than that. And bless her heart, she had reason to be, but I truly enjoyed the scenes when her character was able to soften a bit.

I'm SO excited for the next in the series and can't wait to read Wyatt's story.

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I 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.

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I loved this sequel from Mary Connealy! The couple was made for each other. I enjoyed them creating a family and finding love. The book has beautiful settings, is full of humor, and I can’t wait for the next one!

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Another great book in this series. This book deals with another brother, Falcon. This tells of his and Cheyenne’s love story. Falcon Hunt hasn’t a clue who he is after he is shot in the back of his head and falls down a cliff into an icy, raging river, over a deadly 20 foot waterfall. How he ever survived is a mystery. But survive he did to go on and become an important brother in tracking and using his wits, although he only remembers tidbits of his past life. The main thing is trying to find out who tried to kill him and why did they want him dead? All the while fighting his attraction for the tough, smart mouthed Cheyenne. This book has it all, the perfect blend of adventure, intrigue and romance. While this book continues where the first one left off, it can be read as a stand alone, for you gather much information as the book progresses. Thanks to the publisher for letting me read and review this interesting book.

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If 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.

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Falcon was a bit of an enigma in the first book, so I was excited to read this book from his perspective. We learn some of his history before he loses his memory, which makes the reader aware of things that he has forgotten and is concerned about. I love his mountain man skills and confidence that comes naturally. The beginning of the book retells much of what happened in the first book, but from Cheyenne and Falcon's perspective, so it seems like events happen very quickly and the thought processes are choppy. Once the book ventures into new territory the pace becomes more steady and I was able to enjoy it more. There is plenty of action, adventure, and suspense as the new family bands together to fight against their enemies, who are finally revealed, along with other interesting characters. I'm excited for the concluding story with Wyatt and Molly coming next!

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What a fun read! This set of Mary’s is definitely one of my favorites of hers. I really enjoyed Falcon as a character and Cheyenne was a great match for him. The mystery is super good and kept me guessing. I am really looking forward to book three to see how it all ends up. It can’t come soon enough for me!

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Mary Connealy has a gift for drawing readers into her stories quickly with surprising circumstances and a compelling writing style. Some of the situations in her stories are far-fetched, and yet she makes them work...

Falcon is fascinating! I could almost hear his drawl as he narrated his portions of the story. His role in Braced for Love was small, yet I could tell from that taste that I was going to like him. And I did!

Cheyenne was fun, too. She was so independent and strong - which is what attracted Falcon to her. And yet, she had a gentle, tender side - as evidenced by the way she responded to the puppies.

I have mixed feelings about the way Falcon's story started before he got amnesia and therefore we knew his past even though he didn't. Some speculation and tension were thus removed that might have existed if the details of his life had been revealed as slowly to us as they were to him.

Quirky, dramatic, fun, and romantic, this Western adventure had me turning pages (figuratively) as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next! The ending was satisfactory and yet hinted at more to come when the third Hunt brother gets to have his story told. The Brothers in Arms series is designed to be read as a set, so don't just jump into A Man with a Past without first reading Braced for Love. With Love on the Range releasing in just a few months (October 2021), you won't have long to wait for the conclusion.

Lovers of historical romance will want to be sure to read this series.


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To get a full grasp of the plot of this book, I would highly recommend the first book in the series, "Braced for Love". As you can see, the book covers fit together nicely to make one image, and the stories fit together in a similar way. "A Man With a Past" backtracks to the beginning of Falcon's story, before "Braced for Love" begins. You see the different parts that the two stories intersect, but this focuses primarily on Falcon and Cheyenne. I loved the way that this was written. Different inner thoughts and experiences that weren't revealed previously were now clearer and cleverly written. Towards the end of the book, the story moves forward, joining the plot of the previous novel and all of the characters move forward together. The stage is also set for book three, which was given in little hints and moments, just enough to make me curious about what will happen next (and I definitely plan to read book 3!). Mary Connealy is a long time favorite of mine because I love the way she writes her characters. Bad guys are bad and the good guys (and gals) are tough and spirited. Throw in some plot twists and I am here for all of it! I was definitely entertained. I will say that there have been previous novels of Connealy's that the romance was clean...but the tension was sizzling. I like the sizzle. This didn't quite have that, but was still a pleasant campfire level romance, and I like that, too. This book met my expectations and I look forward to reading more!


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This is book two in the Brothers in Arms Series, however it is a stand alone book. I love the writing style of Mary Connealy. She has a fun, spunky, action packed way of writing. I usually have a hard time putting her books down, and can not wait for the nest one. I fell in love with the Hunt brothers in book one, Braced for Love, and was glad to continue their journey. This book does take place at the same time as book one, Just from a different perspective. This one focuses on Falcon Hunt and Cheyenne. We meet Falcon and Cheyenne both in book one but get to follow their unique journey in book two.
I look forward to reading more about the Hunt brothers in book three. I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.

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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!


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A man with a past he can't remember and a woman who has just lost her future of working her ranch. Another of the brothers who has suddenly showed up to claim a part of an inheritance she thought was hers! When she get teamed up with Falcon to figure out what is going on with attacks on the family... An interesting romance begins between these two very independent people. A lot of interesting interactions, fast moving action, mystery and suspense on every page! I requested a copy through the publisher and NetGalley. No review was required, my review is voluntary.

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