I have to start by saying I am a devoted DP fan All her books are on my keeper shelfThis one was a huge disappointment to me The dialogue was silly and dated There was no eal conflict other than a nasty ex boyfriend and no chemistry or sexual tension between the Cappie and Bentley Usually I like to savor her books but I just wanted this one to be overWhen I fi Diana Palmer had a lot to say in this book about medicalinsurance benefits domestic violence and the judicial system the HALO game highlights from the other books in the
etc There some good moments the obligatory nasty misunderstanding the obligatory virginal heroine I DO NOT MIND THIS BTW I WISH I HAD BEEN ABLE TO GIFT MY DH WITH THE SAME mercenaries etc etcYou ll notice that I haven tseries etc there
spoken much about the main characters bentley andmuch about the main characters Bentley and We Hume on Religion really didn t start getting to know these characters to appreciate them to cheer for them as a couple until well into the book Their courtship was fast almost comical in its intensity at times and just a bit MEH for me It is sad because there was a strong positive message and warning for some about physical abuse and the healing process about taking care of our loved ones and notelegating them to convalescent homes and about the power of love and the strength of normal healthy family Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 relationshipsThere was a bit of Bentley s history where we find a woman in a position usuallyeserved for men in these novels manipulation through sex and ultimately betrayal for financial gain and power It made Bentley the way that he was but I felt that part was kind of shoved in there to explain his behaviorIt could be that I was so frustrated with the story that I just need to City Schools: Lessons from New York reead it but it will be a while before that happens Oh I bought this on #sale through Audiblecom so I PAID for thisOff topicI still can t believe this is part of the Long Tall #through Audiblecom so I PAID for thisOff topicI still can t believe this is part of the Long Tall seriesdo you have any idea how far back you ve got to go to start at the beginning Forget about it Enjoyable This story has well defined characters and an interesting if predictable plot The characters carried the story even when the author jumped around among their points of view That flaw is why I couldn t The Widow's Lawman rank this book higher During one three way conversation I was forced to back track than once to find out who was speaking and feeling or seeing at any given moment Diana Palmer is a wellespected authorshe should be much better than muddy point of view issues The The Story Within ranking is for the characters and the story not for the editing or writing skill level in this novel It is worth theeadjust suspend your literary expectations I never thought I would DNF a DP for being boring Aggravating infuriating eye olling andor critically anachronistic but not boringLuckily the bad guy shows up in time a This was ok but not great Bentley wasn t uite the ass he was in earlier books however he did have a wonderfully jerk moment Perhaps. A spellbinding new installment in the Long Tall Texan series New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer.
Diana Palmer ¹ 8 summaryThe mystery that needed to #be solved from The Maverick isn t mentioned in this book but will be included #solved from The Maverick isn t mentioned in this book but will be included the next story I m starting to miss biscuit talkDiana Palmer checklist Hairy chest 1 paltry mentionBreast Description Small and firmCigarettesNoAlcohol NoTown Descriptions Chinese estaurant fast food hamburger place pizza place Department store Game store at the strip mall A carnival comes to townGardenia Scent NoCutesy detail Conversation between one of the future heroes and the games store manager about Scottish history DP hobbyhorse Health insurance and health care is too expensive I enjoyed this one when I ead it under the original title Tough to TameNothing has changed that I could tell Bently and Cappie Well not my fave by this author but still entertaining Bently is one of Ms Palmer s milder heroes until he pulls a completely delicious asshat move 23 into the story Way over the topCappie is an assistant at Bently s vet practice Unlike the usual formula she isn t attracted to him at first but even
kind of afraid of him This is partly due to a terribleof afraid of him This is partly due to a terrible she had from her
Ex Boyfriend Frank Slowly Bentlyboyfriend Frank Slowly Bently aware of Cappie and finds himself wanting to get closer to her The whole town is a witness because it is so unusual for Bently who is a known woman hater and a terrible curmudgeon Everything is going smoothly and he seems to be on the cusp of proposing when Frank gets out of jail Then Bently becomes an over the top ahole By the time he learns he was wrong Cappie is long gone The est of the book is wonderful grovelling and trying to save Cappie from her evil exThis book was a bit preachier than usual you know how DP likes to moralize about stuff But I just kinda closed one ear when she had a character go off about this or that injustice I listened to it on audio and uite enjoyed it s fluffy goodness It s not Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris really a 4 star but I enjoyed it overall that much I ve been a hugHUGE fan of Diana Palmer for years when I startedeading her long Tall Texan series and it The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education really hurts me to be as blunt as I m about to be THIS BOOK WAS SO BORING I WAS HAPPY TO SEE IT END The HALOeferences were just not needed and the story was just boring it s like she s lost her spark maybe she should write christian The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry romance I miss the Passion in her older booksI miss a loteally from this author The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism reallyREALLY Cappie Drake works for Dr Bentley Rydel one of Jacobsville s vets He is a hard man and gruff as the day is long Cappie has had a bad experience with a man and left her home town to get away from himCappie and Bentley slowly get to know one another when her past comes blasting in to freeze over the buddingomanceIn typical fashion Ms Palmer s hero pushes away the heroine only to ealize he was wrong uick ead and one that I liked I would like to know about Cappie s brother Kell and am wondering if there is a story about him He is a character with a story to tel. But sometimes it takes the A Kangaroo's Life right woman to make a man a hero Thisugged Texan is going to be Tough to Tame. He had his easons but I didn t buy themThe ping pong conversation my new favorite saying was a bit much in this one The camradarie felt forced in this book It just didn t feel natural to me and it took away from enjoying the bookI honestly don t ecall DP books being so PG perhaps even G Filosofía e inmanencia rated Goodness Even after theye
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a so so book and I would only The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life recommend it if you want to keep on the series toeadso so book and I would only ecommend it if you want to keep on the series to ead books you just can t help but fall in love with these men Heroine is a vet assistant to the Ill tempered veterinarian from Heart of Stone She and her paralyzed brother have moved to Comanche Wells Jacobsville was getting crowded into a home they inherited from a distant cousin We later find out that the house was owned by a mercenary who had no elatives and that heroine s brother was probably shot at doing mercenary work in Africa while posing as a journalist Heroine s brother didn t have health insurance so they are now poorHero notices the heroine when her hair falls out of her ponytail while she talks back to him He is uickly smitten and they go out on several dates and bond over their love of pizza Chinese food and xboxThe heroine is a virgin with a past Her first boyfriend was violent and broke her arm after she efused to have #Sex With Him Her #with him Her was home at the time and prevented further injury The evil bf was only given 6 months in prison and heroine is worried he ll try to One of Our Thursdays Is Missing retaliate when he s outThe black moment comes when the evil bf tells the hero that the heroine put him in prison on false charges and the hero believes him Hero breaks off theirelationship because he thinks heroine will do the same thing to him It s breathtakingly stupidAlso breathtakingly stupid all of these professional mercenaries can t keep the heroine or her brother safe from the boy who broke her arm Even with two bodyguards the bf manages to hit heroine in the face so hard she has bruising for a week What But evil bf did move the shrapnel in the brother s spine when he pulled him out of the wheelchair to beat him up That meant brother could have surgery and by the HEA he can walk again So there s that I On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski regret toeport that the Harleuin Romance line isn t doing DP any favors imo There are barely any love scenes and the sex scenes are fade to black something she never did even in her earliest stories She uses up word count with dumb banter about Xbox games and what all the other mercenaries are doing these days She still has her Jacobsville setting with its grandiose amenities but they have lost the weird specificity that made them fun Now it s department store without a name Lazy New editorial guidelines The short word count doesn t fit the sprawl DP has created in the series There are too many seuel characters The Lassie Come-Home romance doesn t feel front and center Even the heroine doesn t feel front and center The continuity isn t there. Welcomes you back to Jacobsville to becomeeacuainted with Bentley Rydel He lives hard and loves fiercely.