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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author DIANA PALMER returns to Wyoming with a fiery new couple! Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are arch enemies from ages ago, but mischievous fate has brought the tall rancher with the pale blue eyes together with the dark-haired beauty - on neighboring Wyoming ranches. At first, sparks fly, but despite Wolf's misguided notions ab New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author DIANA PALMER returns to Wyoming with a fiery new couple! Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are arch enemies from ages ago, but mischievous fate has brought the tall rancher with the pale blue eyes together with the dark-haired beauty - on neighboring Wyoming ranches. At first, sparks fly, but despite Wolf's misguided notions about the spirited Sara and her indignance over the assorted injustices he has thrown her way, a truce - of sorts - forms. Suddenly Sara notices Wolf's face, while not conventionally handsome, draws her like no other man has ever attracted her. And Wolf sees into the compassionate soul that Sara hides from the rest of the world. But they are two passionate people with a talent for falling out...can love find the space to take root on the stunning Wyoming plains?


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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author DIANA PALMER returns to Wyoming with a fiery new couple! Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are arch enemies from ages ago, but mischievous fate has brought the tall rancher with the pale blue eyes together with the dark-haired beauty - on neighboring Wyoming ranches. At first, sparks fly, but despite Wolf's misguided notions ab New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author DIANA PALMER returns to Wyoming with a fiery new couple! Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are arch enemies from ages ago, but mischievous fate has brought the tall rancher with the pale blue eyes together with the dark-haired beauty - on neighboring Wyoming ranches. At first, sparks fly, but despite Wolf's misguided notions about the spirited Sara and her indignance over the assorted injustices he has thrown her way, a truce - of sorts - forms. Suddenly Sara notices Wolf's face, while not conventionally handsome, draws her like no other man has ever attracted her. And Wolf sees into the compassionate soul that Sara hides from the rest of the world. But they are two passionate people with a talent for falling out...can love find the space to take root on the stunning Wyoming plains?

30 review for Wyoming Strong

  1. 5 out of 5

    Naksed

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A train wreck that I could not put down. First things first. The title "Wyoming strong", along with the cover depicting a rugged cowboy, and even the blurb, led me to believe this was one of those cowboy romances, perhaps a la Lynda Chance. Nothing to do with it. Sure, the characters live in ranches and ride horses sometimes but this book is about a group of tight knit ex and current professional soldiers doing covert operations for the U.S. government, and the ladies who love them. Fine, it is A train wreck that I could not put down. First things first. The title "Wyoming strong", along with the cover depicting a rugged cowboy, and even the blurb, led me to believe this was one of those cowboy romances, perhaps a la Lynda Chance. Nothing to do with it. Sure, the characters live in ranches and ride horses sometimes but this book is about a group of tight knit ex and current professional soldiers doing covert operations for the U.S. government, and the ladies who love them. Fine, it is not my go to genre but I could have dealt with a nice romance suspense hybrid. Except in this case, the writing and plot were such a hot mess that it quickly became more of a circus. I can't even list all the inconsistencies (these Southern characters all of a sudden switch to Farsi, for absolutely no reason given, and then it is never mentioned again, for example), bizarre character development (one minute, the characters hate each other, the next they want to have a baby together), info dumps on various characters and plot lines that do absolutely nothing to advance the plot or give insight into the protags, scientific impossibilities (like getting pregnant without penetration AND with an imperforate hymen to boot because apparently H's sperm like to move and crawl, eeeewwwww), or the most fantastic character names, like Angel Le Veut, a wisely chosen moniker used by a military covert operative to blend into Middle Eastern society LMAO, or I shit you not, a female soldier slash babysitter named Guns Grayson. If that hasn't convinced you this book was Insane in the Membrane, the H's reaction to h telling him she was almost raped by her stepfather is to immediately assume she provoked him into it and then, just for laughs, sent him to prison. I don't even know WTF I just read. This was a trip, to be sure.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mummy Cat Claire

    Bahhhaaa This book was magnificently hideous! Brilliantly hideous! Worst book, I think, that's ever been written. The two leads are Wofford (horrible name), Wolf, for short, and Sara. In the beginning of the book Wolf had a pretty large dose of himself. He was very condescending to Sara and it's no wonder she didn't like him. However, the book is about Wolf, an ex secret op who has scars from a previous relationship and his childhood. Apparently, this woman verbally abused him. There are several Bahhhaaa This book was magnificently hideous! Brilliantly hideous! Worst book, I think, that's ever been written. The two leads are Wofford (horrible name), Wolf, for short, and Sara. In the beginning of the book Wolf had a pretty large dose of himself. He was very condescending to Sara and it's no wonder she didn't like him. However, the book is about Wolf, an ex secret op who has scars from a previous relationship and his childhood. Apparently, this woman verbally abused him. There are several times in the book where I'm actually not sure if he suffered humiliation or not. I guess it's like muteness...it comes and goes. Sara's case is also interesting. She was sexually assaulted by her step father when she was 13. However, he couldn't completely rape her because she has an imperforate hymen. This story line has to go. It's like the author was trying to kill her book right when she thought it would be a good idea for her romance book heroine not to be able to have sex. ROFL Sara has scares from the attack and from the trial when her mother ended up blaming her daughter. Luckily, mom died so we didn't have to dive into that fiasco. Sara is afraid of men and is ashamed of her condition. This book kills me. It was like a mad train wreck but I couldn't stop reading. I can't get past the part where Palmer thought her ideas on psychology were good. I couldn't keep marking up the book to take notes because it was every freakin sentence. The psychology in this world is unbelievable. It made no sense, it was flip floppy, it was outrageous. So I laughed hysterically throughout the whole book. I even skipped over the few love scene because I just kept laughing. Nothing in this book could ever been taken seriously. The book is filled with phrases like "Bull excrement" and "Sorry, I'm a watering pot this morning." and "I was making up to her." hahahahahaha Really? Who talks like that? Wolf gets the bright idea to hire a therapist for the two of them while they are staying at his place. This "therapist" is a Goth and has a pet python. LOLOLOLOL Um, no just no. #1 - there are some that say being a Goth puts one in a state of psychosis. I'm not sure I believe that but this is just ridiculous. #2 - Turns out miss therapist is really a Forensic Psychologist. LOL I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most forensic psychologists don't handle psychiatry on the side. They are usually too busy SOLVING MURDERS. lololol The whole book was one big hot mess of inconsistencies. One minute Sara has this imperforate hymen and the next she's having her period every month. Well, anyone who can google the condition knows that these women are put on birth control otherwise they could die. (view spoiler)[ Second, Sara ends up pregnant which is completely impossible. (hide spoiler)] Another inconsistency, was the fact that Wolf and Sara had to take a small break from seeing each other. There was a treat to Wolf's life and he told Sara not to believe any calls that she may get about him being hurt, dead or wanting to see her. Well, I bet you can guess what happens. Wha? I expected more out of a brain dead character like Sara but to just...well, I'm sure you can figure it out. There are many more examples but why ruin it for you. The writing is completely awful. For example, "She went close, opened the tray, picked up a fork and proceeded to ladle food into him." What was that? Palmer has written some good books in the past. I've read several over the years,and I know she has a good sized fan base, but she has lost her touch. Sorry, Mrs. Palmer but I think it's time to retire and live out those golden years. Come on now, it's embarrassing. Overall, if someone out there is looking for a great laugh and some down time from all the horrible things going on in this world, READ THIS BOOK. Take care not to pee your pants. I received a copy of the book from Netgalley.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    WHO IS THIS DIANA PALMER PERSON, AND WHO TOLD HER SHE COULD WRITE? Whoever it was didn't read this craparella book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chantal ❤️

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. SPOILERS AHEAD I read this book last year and I just got a paper copy given to me. So here goes my thoughts. Firstly, they both play an online game and it's a secure server right? So why the hell can I top ex military guy not get a message to her telling her about the crazy ex bitch who wants to cap his ass!? What computer stopped working!? Nope cause you are still playing your loser game on it? I know your cell phone is dead and you don't know how to charge it cause you are still in 1975. That SPOILERS AHEAD I read this book last year and I just got a paper copy given to me. So here goes my thoughts. Firstly, they both play an online game and it's a secure server right? So why the hell can I top ex military guy not get a message to her telling her about the crazy ex bitch who wants to cap his ass!? What computer stopped working!? Nope cause you are still playing your loser game on it? I know your cell phone is dead and you don't know how to charge it cause you are still in 1975. That must be it. Cause even though you texted her before to set up the date, you just could not risk the possibility that she (the evil other woman) could look over and see your text! Great thinking expect I got a better idea jerk face why are you dating the bitch!? She humiliated you and laugh at your willy and still you are being careful because she may hurt the stupid love of your life!? Did I forget to mention that she was raped like not one but twice and that she was still a virgin!? Yeah this is some messed up shit. I must admit I was like "Ok what the hell was DP smoking!? And if I smoke the same stuff will this story start to make sense to me". Right so what was good was that he was epically sorry for what he did and did not sleep with the crazy psycho bitch during their separation. She was just so pathetic it was hard to hate her. She does start to grow a pair and I wished I could have seen her tell him off just once. After everything he put her through she deserves her pound of flesh!!! Ok what the 2 stars when this is clearly a negative star read is because I had strong feeling about the story and it made me feel the pain they were experiencing. That is very rare and that needs to be acknowledged. DP is a crazy woman but she sure can write! Too bad the story sucked!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Diana Palmer is my favorite author by far! We met Wolf and Sara in one of her previous books and I hated her. I was like there is no way she is gonna make me like her. But omg I was so wrong. Sara is sweet and vulnerable and so loving. Wolf and Sara hate each other at first. Sara was almost raped by her stepfather at age 13 and she is a tortured sad woman. Wolf is also haunted by the betrayal of a woman he loved and lost. His only friend now is a woman he talks to online. What he doesn't know is Diana Palmer is my favorite author by far! We met Wolf and Sara in one of her previous books and I hated her. I was like there is no way she is gonna make me like her. But omg I was so wrong. Sara is sweet and vulnerable and so loving. Wolf and Sara hate each other at first. Sara was almost raped by her stepfather at age 13 and she is a tortured sad woman. Wolf is also haunted by the betrayal of a woman he loved and lost. His only friend now is a woman he talks to online. What he doesn't know is that his online friend is his nemesis Sara. Hate turns into love and their one night together ends up in pregnancy but Wolf has to let Sara go cause his crazy evil ex is after Sara. He breaks up with her, he pretends he is seeing other women, Sara is deeply hurt, he thinks she aborted their baby and then he is off to a suicide mission. Super angsty read.I couldn't stop reading this. It was such a beautiful and intense love story. Sara saves Wolf and heals the pain of his past. He does the same for her. He emotionally puts her back together after being broken her whole life. The end of this book has an epilogue that made me smile. It made me love Sara and Wolf and their cute little family even more. Wyoming Strong was such a beautiful tale about the power of true love and the courage it takes to trust someone with your heart. It touched me deeply.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aarann

    If romance novels are ice cream, Diana Palmer is like plain chocolate -- serviceable, but why bother when there are so many other flavors available? And yet I find myself reading her books, knowing that there are other kinds of "ice cream" available, kinds that I like so much more, but I waste my caloric intake on her and allow her books to rot my teeth. I don't know why this happens. Okay, enough mixed metaphors. This was... This was definitely a Diana Palmer book. The virginal female had a supe If romance novels are ice cream, Diana Palmer is like plain chocolate -- serviceable, but why bother when there are so many other flavors available? And yet I find myself reading her books, knowing that there are other kinds of "ice cream" available, kinds that I like so much more, but I waste my caloric intake on her and allow her books to rot my teeth. I don't know why this happens. Okay, enough mixed metaphors. This was... This was definitely a Diana Palmer book. The virginal female had a super-hymen and everything (seriously - what is it with Palmer and this plot device? I can think of at least three of her books that have featured a super-hymen that ends up requiring surgical intervention to get rid of it. Is this romantic to her?). A character can be told something specifically in one chapter only to conveniently forget it or disregard it for the most improbable scenario ever in the next chapter. Want an example? Oh ho ho, but this is a goody. Wolf is explicitly told that Sara was assaulted by her step-father. His first thought? I wonder if it was her fault for teasing him. Fuck you, Wolf. Seriously. Fuck the shit out of you. At another point he's told she's a virgin and then decides to take everything he knows and convert it into, I bet she uses her looks to trick men into falling for her virginal wiles. I bet she seduced her step-dad away from her mom for kicks. (Yeah. Because that's the kind of horror story you hear about all the time on the news involving step-dads and inappropriate relationships with their step-daughters...) Then he morphs this into I bet she seduced her step-dad to the point of madness so it was her own fault that she is scared to the point of freak-out status if a guy touches her. Have I mentioned that fuck you, Wolf? Because it bears repeating. There's a heavy blame-the-victim vibe going on with this book. Even after Wolf realizes the error of his misogynistic ways, Sara keeps insisting the way he treated her like shit during their first time getting to... um... third base? (it was a weird base, not quite a home run, but definitely further than third base (view spoiler)[and enough to impregnate her without any kind of penetration, so there's that (hide spoiler)] ) was partially her fault because she wasn't fighting him hard enough. I'm sorry... HUH ? But let's forget about promoting rape culture. This book has sooooo many plot holes, things that happen and then a few pages later, just forgets about them when they aren't convenient. Let's set aside for a moment how Wolf seems to willfully forget or disregard things he doesn't want to know about Sara. Instead let's focus on how (view spoiler)[a main driving point for soooo many of the actions in this book is that there is a contract out on first Wolf's, and then Sara's, heads. As soon as having them in danger is no longer relevant to push the plot along we learn that Oh whoops, didn't we tell you? Those nasty guys sent to off you and Sara were caught off-page. (hide spoiler)] . Then, there was Wolf's big trauma. (view spoiler)[Supposedly the eeeeeevil Ysera (and was anyone else weirded out by how similar the villainess's name was to the FMC?) had done all her psychological torture on him by, essentially, making fun of his O-face during sex. (This was a huge driving factor for him, y'all.) Then we find out that Wolf has never had an orgasm until he met Sara. Yeah. Let that sink in, how a 37 year old man has never had an orgasm, either on his own or with a partner, until he meets Super-hymen Sara. But if he's never had an orgasm, what exactly was Ysera making fun of that scarred him so badly? His I'm gonna plow you face? I mean you really can't control your O-face. No one makes a good O-face so making fun of that could be somewhat hurtful, if a bit of low-hanging fruit. Making fun of someone's I'm gonna plow you face repeatedly as a form of psychological torture just seems kind of... wimpy. Like "Terminator Salvation" or the third season of "Veronica Mars". Not to mention the fact that Wolf supposedly bought the fact that Ysera, a drug-runner-turned-informant, was somehow a virgin and that weirdly made it okay for her to make fun of his I'm gonna plow you face? None of it made a damn bit of sense to me. (hide spoiler)] Besides the plot holes, there was the banter that wasn't funny, and the weird it's-a-small-World-of-Warcraft-after-all connection that could have been used to much greater effect, or the fact that not only do Sara and Wolf always get tickets to the same out-of-town events but always somehow manage to get seats next to each other without even trying or wanting to, or the weird fact that 24 year old Sara and her brother have a ward (do people still have wards? I mean people that don't live in homes called "Stately Wayne Manor"?) that seems to in no way be related to them other than, Oh yeah, and there's this girl who's a ward too; we're barely going to mention her until later in the book when we mention her for no real reason other than to wrap up an off-page drama that didn't really need to be there in the first place. Although I will give the book credit for one thing: (view spoiler)[when Sara finds out she's pregnant from their mad frantic... um... heavy petting? (What the actual hell was that supposed to be?) she actually considers an abortion. In all other Palmers I can remember reading, when the virginal FMC ends up preggers, she always rejects abortion out of hand for moral and religious reasons and there's always some mental superiority contest of how "other" people could even consider "that sort of thing". I was kind of impressed that Palmer allowed it to even be a mental consideration for Sara. Not impressed enough to forgive the victim-blaming that happened throughout the book, particularly on the part of the "hero", but still impressed (hide spoiler)] . I will say that I liked Emma the snake collecting psychologist. It's not quite as catchy as Tony the Dancer as far as recurring Palmer characters go, but well, you can't have everything I guess. I dunno, this was a weird one and is a good example of why I once told myself no more Diana Palmer -- believe it or not, I stuck to that for a while! It's just every once in a while I need a hateread that I still kind of enjoy hating the entire time I'm reading it. I definitely wouldn't ever buy it, and even as far as Palmer reads go I wouldn't recommend it, but I was at least entertained, if not precisely for the reasons I was supposed to be.

  7. 4 out of 5

    nurmawati

    Tentang org2 yg "rusak" dan patah. Co nya, si Wolf dikecewain sama perempuan yg nginjak2 harga diri nya dan mau bunuh dia. Sedang kan si ce, Sara korban percobaan perkosaan ayah tiri nya waktu dia 13 thn. So far gw suka buku ini. Cuma seperti khas buku DP yg lain, co nya sempet nyebelin bgt waktu nuduh ce nya yg menggoda ayah tiri nya #keplak. Walo akhir nya dia nyesel bgt udah nuduh si Sara. Penasaran cerita ttg kakaknya Sara, Gabriel Dan Michelle si anak angkat nya. Trus nyari buku ttg Amelia Tentang org2 yg "rusak" dan patah. Co nya, si Wolf dikecewain sama perempuan yg nginjak2 harga diri nya dan mau bunuh dia. Sedang kan si ce, Sara korban percobaan perkosaan ayah tiri nya waktu dia 13 thn. So far gw suka buku ini. Cuma seperti khas buku DP yg lain, co nya sempet nyebelin bgt waktu nuduh ce nya yg menggoda ayah tiri nya #keplak. Walo akhir nya dia nyesel bgt udah nuduh si Sara. Penasaran cerita ttg kakaknya Sara, Gabriel Dan Michelle si anak angkat nya. Trus nyari buku ttg Amelia Grayson gw kok gak nemu ya, penasaran krn dia satu2 nya ce mercenary di series ini. Gak tau judul buku nya :(

  8. 5 out of 5

    Vashti

    Diana Palmer is one of my long time favorite authors in the romance genre.Lately some of her books have been hit/ miss,but this one was a definite hit with me. 3.75**

  9. 4 out of 5

    ᴍɪᴄs ✖amante de los spoilers✖

    Really man? La protagonista fue victima de abuso y el héroe se enoja porque ella le tiene miedo, hermano, media pila!, ¿es demasiado pedir un héroe que sea compasivo, gentil, compañero, dulce con la protagonista?y más cuando ella ha tenido experiencias tan traumaticas en el pasado.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Selly - Leggere Romanticamente

    3 stelline e mezzo Diana Palmer è una di quelle autrici di cui ho letto praticamente tutto ciò che è stato pubblicato in Italia e che mi piace quasi sempre. Quando ho voglia di leggere una storia con protagonista una giovane inesperta e ingenua che fa perdere la testa ad un uomo maturo e protettivo, so che devo iniziare un suo romanzo. I libri della Palmer sono quasi sempre di questo tipo, ma raccontano ogni volta esperienze e situazioni diverse. Sara ha 24 anni, è bellissima, solitaria e ha un gra 3 stelline e mezzo Diana Palmer è una di quelle autrici di cui ho letto praticamente tutto ciò che è stato pubblicato in Italia e che mi piace quasi sempre. Quando ho voglia di leggere una storia con protagonista una giovane inesperta e ingenua che fa perdere la testa ad un uomo maturo e protettivo, so che devo iniziare un suo romanzo. I libri della Palmer sono quasi sempre di questo tipo, ma raccontano ogni volta esperienze e situazioni diverse. Sara ha 24 anni, è bellissima, solitaria e ha un gran timore degli uomini per via delle molestie subite in passato. Wolf è il migliore amico del fratello di Sara, ha 37 anni, è un ex militare e ora è un allevatore in una proprietà vicina. Il rapporto tra i due personaggi all'inizio è conflittuale, tuttavia si avvicinano sempre di più e riescono a confidarsi i rispettivi scheletri nascosti. Anche stavolta i protagonisti della Palmer hanno sulle spalle situazioni delicate che li hanno profondamente feriti. L'attrazione tra i due è spontanea e inevitabile, ma dovranno superare i propri timori ed anche alcuni pericoli in agguato per arrivare al loro lieto fine. La storia mi è piaciuta, i temi trattati anche, sono un po' dubbiosa su una scelta un po' troppo azzardata dell'autrice, ma fatta eccezione per quello la storia è molto carina e si legge con scorrevolezza. Confrontandolo con altre sue storie non è uno dei suoi libri migliori, ma comunque una piacevole lettura.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Janee

    This book is hilarious. It's seriously one of the funniest books I've ever read. Forget Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, if you want a good laugh, read this book. I knew from the beginning that this book was bad. The dialogue is absurd, the relationships between the characters are contrived, the storyline is...... wow. It's actually pretty brilliant because it gets worse and worse and worse and worse, and something should honestly not have the ability to be so bad that it's impressive This book is hilarious. It's seriously one of the funniest books I've ever read. Forget Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, if you want a good laugh, read this book. I knew from the beginning that this book was bad. The dialogue is absurd, the relationships between the characters are contrived, the storyline is...... wow. It's actually pretty brilliant because it gets worse and worse and worse and worse, and something should honestly not have the ability to be so bad that it's impressive how bad it is. This book is wonderfully, comically, magnificently terrible. So bad that you may think that it's a satire of the romance genre, but it isn't. If it were, it would be a masterpiece. I thought it had potential (before I read it, because it was obvious about 10 pages in that there was ZERO potential). Who doesn't love a good "opposites attract" story? The guy and the girl hate each other but through comic foibles, internal evaluation, and massive attraction, the two people realize that they actually totally like each other. It's a classic tale. This is not that story. You have Sara, a 24 year old woman who is so inexperienced that she doesn't even seem to know what an erection is. Like. Come on. I understand that (view spoiler)[she went through sexual trauma at a young age (hide spoiler)] , but to literally not even understand human anatomy in the slightest is just ridiculous. She doesn't really do anything... Like she doesn't have a job, she doesn't really have any hobbies, she's just...there. She just exists. I guess I can't fault her for that. You have Wolf ("Wolf" what kind of name is that? Short for Wofford, which is, in my opinion, even better). A 37 year old mercenary ("merc." I've read books where the characters are mercs before, but in NONE of them are they able to match the feat that this book has accomplished in saying the word merc about a billion times) who has an... interesting relationship with women. He talks about being insanely attracted to the last woman he was with, and yet in his ENTIRE life, he has never once had an orgasm. (view spoiler)[The first orgasm he ever had was when he rubbed against Sara and somehow GOT HER PREGNANT. (hide spoiler)] It's just all so absurd, but I kept on reading it because I always finish books I start and I was honestly enjoying laughing so hard at just how ridiculous everything was. I mean, for an example of the absurdity of this story, (view spoiler)[ when Sara is pregnant (the ridiculousness of the entire pregnancy would just be too long to write about so this is all I'm going to say about it) she's going to the opera or something and she's thinking about getting a dress that will hide her pregnancy. I'm sorry? You're like two weeks pregnant maximum and you're worried that it may show???????????????? HAHAHAHAHA no. (hide spoiler)] The sex was hilarious. "I'm over endowed." WHO TALKS LIKE THIS? This is just one example of the absolutely insane dialogue. Sara and her brother constantly call this girl they sort of pseudo-adopted their "ward." THEIR WARD. Um. No. Just call her by her name??? Call her your friend. Even calling her your foster kid would be better. She's not a ward. No one has called people wards in like 20 years. I have read many romance novels. I read Fifty Shades of Grey, which is also poorly written, but I enjoyed it a lot. My point is that I can usually look past all kinds of ridiculous dialogue and inner thoughts and plot line, but this book was SO BAD that I could not look past it at all. My eyes hurt from rolling them so much, my stomach hurts from laughing so hard. (view spoiler)[ The fact that they "fall in love" and get married after literally only even getting to know each other for about half a day after their weird almost-sex is just BEYOND me. People in romance novels fall in love after a short time all the time and I'm into it, but I couldn't even suspend any semblance of disbelief that their entire relationship is built on that ONE DAY. Okay. (hide spoiler)] I just... there's truly so much to say but I can't say it all because my head is still swirling with the ridiculousness that is this book. The fact that stuff like this gets published should give hope to every aspiring author. If garbage like this exists, then anyone can get anything published these days.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Sheila

    Whoooop! It's been a while since Diana Palmer release a new book, not a reissue and I'm sooo happy! I really hope Diana Palmer is forever healthy, happy and, well, healthy! The fourth book of Wyoming Men series, this book is Wofford (or Wolf) and Sara's story. Both of these two souls are damaged. One of them by woman, the other by man. Wolf refuse to fall in love again after a sick game from the woman he loved before and Sara refuse to get intimate because of her sick stepfather. They both stumb Whoooop! It's been a while since Diana Palmer release a new book, not a reissue and I'm sooo happy! I really hope Diana Palmer is forever healthy, happy and, well, healthy! The fourth book of Wyoming Men series, this book is Wofford (or Wolf) and Sara's story. Both of these two souls are damaged. One of them by woman, the other by man. Wolf refuse to fall in love again after a sick game from the woman he loved before and Sara refuse to get intimate because of her sick stepfather. They both stumbled upon each other, the both fall in love and both scared to move forward. One mistake after another, Wolf start hurting Sara's feeling. And now when he knows the truth, he'll do anything to win her back and beat his own demon. I looooooved it. I know, if you're not familiar with Diana Palmer's works this book is way too dramatic, the heroine's pretty much a doormat and the Hero's an uber jerk. But I'm a huge fan of Diana Palmer (bless her beautiful mind), and reading this story is a journey back home. Like I mentioned before, Diana Palmer haven't release anything new for a while and I've been waiting for this book forever. Now that I read it, my heart's jolly. Typical Diana's style, alpha jerk Hero--wounded but defensive, pushing away others yet made others itch to came even closer, scarred heroine yet strong and at the same time delicate, dramatic encounters, dramatic conversations, dramatic love scenes and dramatic plot-twist. I'm enjoying every minutes of it. Can't wait to read her other books anytime soon!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2... ** I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review** It has just recently been released. The story got off to a bad start from the very first page for me. It described Wolf with a big patch of hair poking out of his shirt. Apparently some woman find this attractive but I am just gagging while I even think about it...blaghhh! I decided it was not fair to judge a story based on this but I can not say Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2... ** I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review** It has just recently been released. The story got off to a bad start from the very first page for me. It described Wolf with a big patch of hair poking out of his shirt. Apparently some woman find this attractive but I am just gagging while I even think about it...blaghhh! I decided it was not fair to judge a story based on this but I can not say that I visualized Wolf as an attractive man for the rest of the story. This story is typical of what you would expect a romance novel to be. It followed the same formula...two people who hate each other who you just know will end up together. There are no surprises within the pages and no letdowns for those who frequently read this genre. I did not really find any emotional connections to either of the characters. I found their back stories a little dramatic and the resulting scars made them too odd for my liking. It made the characters too damaged to be realistic. That being said I was entertained throughout reading this. I knew how it would end but I was still along for the ride. If you can get past all of the characters that were randomly introduced then it is a good distraction from the daily grind.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chitra *CJ*

    Such a good book! I know I whine a lot about DP books, but she's one of my all time favorite authors and her books are always my comfort reads. I've read over 60 books by her easily- some I like- some I don't- this I did. With classic tortured hero and a sweet naive heroine- both with a bad past- this book followed the well used formula and it worked for me. We have a tortured hero and heroine with a bad sexual history. Wer have chemistry and a lot of mean words. We have angst and loads of heartbre Such a good book! I know I whine a lot about DP books, but she's one of my all time favorite authors and her books are always my comfort reads. I've read over 60 books by her easily- some I like- some I don't- this I did. With classic tortured hero and a sweet naive heroine- both with a bad past- this book followed the well used formula and it worked for me. We have a tortured hero and heroine with a bad sexual history. Wer have chemistry and a lot of mean words. We have angst and loads of heartbreak. And we have a lot of groveling and a sweet HEA. This book kept me at my toes. I both hated and loved the hero- I loved the heroine. It's always fun to read about the old characters and how they're doing in life- and also be introduced to would be couples. My only issues are mild medical inconsistencies (i.e. Again with the imperforate hymen and sperm mobility)- but if I switch off my logic and ignore TSTL impulsive behavior- I can survive. Safe with exceptions (view spoiler)[ he kisses ow and goes out with them (hide spoiler)] 4.5/5

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)

    Years ago I was always excited to see a new book by Ms. Palmer coming out. Lately that has not been the case. I am not sure what happened but I am sad to say I have had a hard time enjoying her books and this one is at that top of that list. Where to begin… Well the plot was like a bad accident that you just can’t look away from. So much of it seemed to be reused storylines from past novels. We have a hero who is a womanizing jerk that seems to enjoy being emotionally abusive to the shy virgin wh Years ago I was always excited to see a new book by Ms. Palmer coming out. Lately that has not been the case. I am not sure what happened but I am sad to say I have had a hard time enjoying her books and this one is at that top of that list. Where to begin… Well the plot was like a bad accident that you just can’t look away from. So much of it seemed to be reused storylines from past novels. We have a hero who is a womanizing jerk that seems to enjoy being emotionally abusive to the shy virgin who was almost raped as a child. Honestly the way Wolf treated Sara made me sick several times. Wyoming Strong is the fourth book in the Wyoming Men series. You can most definitely read it as a standalone. I have read three of the four books in this series and this was my least favorite one. I am not sure if I want to go back and read the book I missed.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Diana Palmer used to be one of my favorite authors but I'm getting bored with her recycling the same story over and over. *Received a review copy through Netgalley.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Geraldine Sadiku

    Quick easy read with a good story

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shirlene

    Sara Brandon met Wolf Patterson when she came to town from WY to live with Gabriel and his new ward, Michelle Godrey. Sara was afraid of men after nearly being raped by her stepfather. Gabriel had broke the door down to get to him and he had been put in prison for molesting her. Their mother never gave up supporting the stepfather. He was eventually shot and killed. Their mother left them and they never saw her again. They were taken in by an aunt and spoiled. She left them the majority of her p Sara Brandon met Wolf Patterson when she came to town from WY to live with Gabriel and his new ward, Michelle Godrey. Sara was afraid of men after nearly being raped by her stepfather. Gabriel had broke the door down to get to him and he had been put in prison for molesting her. Their mother never gave up supporting the stepfather. He was eventually shot and killed. Their mother left them and they never saw her again. They were taken in by an aunt and spoiled. She left them the majority of her possessions and they became quite wealthy. Wolf Patterson had been a mercenary much like Gabriel. His mother hadn't wanted him and farmed him out to one friend after another when he was young. He had been abused but he turned to law enforcement as a career. He had become a mercenary and fell in love with a horrible woman. Her name was Ysera and she berated him badly for wanting and loving her. Sara reminded Wolf of her. He hadn't gotten over his past any more than Sara had and only dated blonde women. Sara had a volatile temper and didn't know how to handle the attraction she felt to him. She had never felt toward a man like she felt for Wolf. He made her angry with his comments about her raising flying monkeys whenever they ran into each other. They seemed to run into each other a lot. They ended up sitting next to each other at the opera and then again another time at the ballet. Her car had a flat tire and she waited with him for the tow truck but ran out of his car when it arrived. He wasn't sure why she seemed scared of him. He saw her as a spoiled rich brat, not a damaged person. He spoke to Gabriel about her and found out that she had a past same as he did. Gabriel didn't tell either of them the specifics that he knew about each of them but warned Sara off him due to his past. Wolf also seemed to be attracted to her and didn't know how to handle it. Gabriel told her that Wolf could be rough with women and tho her that wasn't what she needed. Wolf saw her out riding one day and stopped his car and grabbed her off the horse. She told him she knew what she was doing and they kissed. He seemed turned off by her innocence and told her that he didn't believe that she was as innocent as she appeared. Neither of them realized that with their problems they turned to virtual play gaming. They were friends through their games and didn't know it. Gabriel figured it out but kept it to himself. He was hoping that she would eventually turn her friendship into use with an actual person. He wasn't willing to push but let things happen on their own. He was worried about Sara having a relationship with Wolf though because Ysera was supposed to have been arrested but she was free. Wolf had enemies and he was worried about anyone attached to him being in danger as well as Wolf himself. He had enemies that wanted him dead. Wolf asked Sara on a date and she agreed to go. They didn't make it past their dinner out and he took her home with him. They got carried away and almost had sex. Sara told him that she couldn't go all the way because she needed surgery first. Wolf was abusive in the words he spoke to Sara while they were carrying on. He felt guilty and she went to bed crying. He explained to her later that while they came close to having sex without penetration, she could still end up pregnant. He couldn't believe that she could be as innocent as she was. She was 24 to his 37 and yet she knew so little about the opposite sex. He made her promise to tell him if she ended up pregnant. He called in a therapist for them both and kept her with him at his ranch for a few days. She agreed to the therapy and he went along too. Neither of them had agreed to continue therapy for their individual problems before this but both wanted a relationship bad enough to give it a real shot this time. Sara went home and agreed to continue the sessions on Skype and so did Wolf. Sara wasn't home long before she realized that she was indeed pregnant. She was worried and went to see a doctor. She had the surgery she needed to have sex and her doctor also sent her to a cardiologist. She had a heart problem. That doctor put her on medication for high blood pressure but she didn't know what the medication was until later. Sara was planning on telling Wolf and made arrangements to meet him at the opera. She knew that he was not letting their relationship be open because of Ysera being after him. She was still hurt when he showed up with another blonde and laid it on pretty thick as to liking the woman. Sara ended up not telling Wolf about the pregnancy and went home crying. She didn't know that Ysera had someone at the opera house watching him. Wolf knew. She went back to Wyoming and hired a woman to stay with her, Amelia. She didn't know that Amelia had been arranged for by her brother. Wolf and her brother's boss also knew her but Sara didn't figure it out. She was a good companion for Sara and they got along well. Wolf had people watching Sara and he knew that she had been pregnant. Sara had gone to a clinic to see about getting an abortion but couldn't do it. Wolf thought she had the abortion and told Gabriel about it. Gabriel was upset but he was dealing with his own problems. Wolf told Gabriel how much he loved Sara and swore that he would make it right. Wolf then went to Africa and met with Ysera. They met in one of her clubs and she had arranged someone to shoot him while they were talking. She didn't realize that he had a gun with him. The man shot Wolf and Wolf's gun went off. Wolf shot and killed Ysera while the gunshot to Wolf wasn't fatal. Wolf was flown back to the States and put in the hospital. Sara and Amelia went to see him in the hospital and Sara ended up fainting. She was put in the hospital for the night too. She and Wolf saw each other then next day and within a short time he asked her to marry him. She then told him that she was pregnant. Wolf told her that he wanted her to have surgery so that they could have sex and she told him that she already had. They made love the first night he was out of the hospital. They made arrangements to get married but things changed the next morning. A story Michelle, their ward, wrote came out in a news broadcast. Gabriel was accused of murdering some women and children overseas. Sara was furious but Gabriel's boss knew that they had waited too long to tell Michelle what Gabriel did for a living. Wolf and Sara had to fly out to go back to their ranch in Wyoming. They got married when they stopped in Comanche Wells to pick up some things for their trip. Wolf was careful not to let Sara see his computer icons. He wasn't ready to have her deal with knowing about the woman he had been friends with for two years through his online game. He would deal with that later. The woman online knew a lot about him. They hadn't spent much time playing their game together since he had met Sara though. The woman seemed to be distracted herself. Gabriel managed to call Sara after the news broke and he knew about the story Michelle had written. He told Sara that he never wanted to see Michelle again. Sara called Michelle and chewed her out, telling her what Gabriel had said. She told Gabriel that she was pregnant. She found out that Gabriel had arranged for Amelia to come work for Sara and that her nickname was Guns Grayson. It was another week later that Gabriel managed to call Sara again. He told Sara that Michelle had been interviewed for TV and had admitted to having found a witness who could prove Gabriel's innocence in the murders. The man responsible had been caught. He was thinking of accepting a job with Interpol but would be home to see her baby. He asked whether it was a boy or a girl but she told him they would all find out when it was born. He suggested that she have twins because the run on both her and Wolf's side of the family. The journalists went away but it wasn't until the middle of summer and a political scandal in DC had come up. Sara was still worrying about how Wolf really felt about her. He hadn't told her that he was in love with her yet, just how much he wanted her. He had proven that much to her. Grayson went out one day to buy groceries. They made love when she was gone and they went downstairs to help unload the groceries when Sara collapsed. Wolf was scared to death and took her to the hospital. The doctors at the hospital told Wolf he was fine. Sara was worried that maybe Wolf didn't really want the baby because he was so upset. He told her that he was more worried about losing her. He could live without children but he couldn't live without her. He told her how much he loved her. He explained to Sara that when he saw Ysera again, Ysera was upset that she couldn't arouse him anymore. She knew there was someone else but she didn't know who it was. Wolf thought he had done more, unrepairable damage to her when he thought she'd had an abortion. He went to see Ysera because he thought he'd lost her and he had nothing to live for anymore. He was going to make sure that she couldn't hurt Sara. Sara was surprised at the depth of his feelings because he had never spoken to her of how he really felt. Sara told him that she loved him and would never leave him. She had never been as happy in her life as she was now. She went home from the hospital and went online to tell her gaming friend goodbye. He was online too and told her that he had a family now and it was time for him to say goodbye too. He asked her if she would tell her husband she she said she would. He told her that he was going to tell his wife too. Then they signed off. Sara was crying when she closed her computer. She went to the living room after logging off the game and went to tell Wolf. He was shocked to find out that his gaming friend was his wife. They had each married their best friend. They played together often after that. They were even better at the games and worked together very well. It wasn't too much longer that Gabriel called to tell Sara that he and Michelle were getting married. He hadn't told Michelle that Sara was pregnant yet. Sara asked him to hold off telling her because of her the issues she was having with the pregnancy. It wasn't too much longer before Michelle and Gabriel called again to tell her that Michelle was pregnant. She still didn't tell them she was pregnant. Sara delivered twins in mid-February. Wolf was surprised because Sara hadn't told him she was having twins because she didn't want him more worried about her condition. The named the girl Charlotte Amelia after Wolf's grandmother and Amelia (Guns) Grayson. The boy was given Wolf's middle name and Sara's father's name, Dane Marshall Patterson. Gabriel and Michelle came to visit just as she was bringing the twins home from the hospital. She was surprised that she hadn't been told that Sara was pregnant. Michelle was pretty big herself by now. Sara told her that it was because of Michelle's own problems that they hadn't told her. Michelle said that she'd just had irritable bowel syndrome and the only problem she had now as heartburn. She was going to be fine. Wolf commented that their marriage would never end in divorce. Sara told him that theirs wouldn't either. They got into an argument about who ran into who when the first met. Neither would admit to being at fault. Sara was making a smoothie and it ended up all over Wolf. Amelia met him on his way to clean up in the bathroom and he told her never to upset Sara when she was around a blender. Amelia just laughed and continued on into the kitchen.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jonel Boyko

    Palmer’s vivid yet realistic and down to earth writing drew me in from the beginning. Her style and approachability allows you to enter this story and picture it quite easily. Palmer packs a great deal of controversy into this novel. Whether I fully agree with her ideas and take on it or not, she does make it believable and allows readers to see how it works for her characters. I will admit, however, the fact that this book is called Wyoming Strong and the bulk of it takes place in Texas did thr Palmer’s vivid yet realistic and down to earth writing drew me in from the beginning. Her style and approachability allows you to enter this story and picture it quite easily. Palmer packs a great deal of controversy into this novel. Whether I fully agree with her ideas and take on it or not, she does make it believable and allows readers to see how it works for her characters. I will admit, however, the fact that this book is called Wyoming Strong and the bulk of it takes place in Texas did throw me for a loop. By the end of the story it all makes sense, but throughout I found myself questioning it repeatedly. I had a love-hate relationship with these characters. There were parts of them that I loved and other parts that had me questioning their sanity, repeatedly. The tension, animosity and fireworks between the main characters jump off the page at you. You simply can’t escape it and it makes their relationship feasible. The WoW and online gaming aspects of the main characters was a nice twist. I thoroughly enjoyed it, for the most part. The secrecy involved in something so trivial was a bit odd. Overall this was a very enjoyable book. I personally found that it was missing that little something that made Palmer’s other Wyoming books unforgettable, but it was still a good read in and of itself. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Janie

    Rating: 4 stars. (Because of entertainment value). First of all, I'd like to raise a toast to DP, as this book marks her timeline and characters stepping into the 21st century. Although I'm not going to lie, old century to me is far more appealing than this modernity, in morals, music, fashion and everything else. I found Sara extremely annoying at the start of the book. To me, it just seemed like she was a pampered brat, who doesn't know what hard work is. The hero and heroine here are unlike a Rating: 4 stars. (Because of entertainment value). First of all, I'd like to raise a toast to DP, as this book marks her timeline and characters stepping into the 21st century. Although I'm not going to lie, old century to me is far more appealing than this modernity, in morals, music, fashion and everything else. I found Sara extremely annoying at the start of the book. To me, it just seemed like she was a pampered brat, who doesn't know what hard work is. The hero and heroine here are unlike a lot of DP's other pairings. Get this, they were both geeks. Closet geeks to be exact! World of Warcraft playing, PC gaming, YouTube-ing and Amazon purchasing addicts. Who on top of that, liked to insult each other in Farsi. Umm.. Okayyy. It was overall a very cute read. There wasn't much angst (even with the suicide mission and crazy ex) and neither did it tug at my heart strings, like most of DP's works. What annoyed me though was the constant reference to 'current' and 'popular' culture. DP mentions Psy Gangnam Style, YouTube, World of Warcraft, viral videos, PC games etc. It all just seemed like DP was trying so hard throughout the book to look hip or cool and with the time. What's worst is that she even gets them to purchase their engagement rings on Amazon. AMAZON.COM for crying out loud. Not Cartier, not Van Cleef & Arpels, but AMAZON. Oh dear lawd. Regardless, I enjoyed reading this.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Caralyn Rubli

    Received this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book is a disgusting slap in the face for anyone one who has been sexually assaulted! She was all but penetrated by stepdad before her brother saved her. Dude finds this out and assumes she was "asking for it" because she probably was jealous of her mom and made him "hot" and then got scared. Knowing this he does pretty much the exact same thing as stepdad, emotionally ,verbally , mentally and sexually assaulting her. Only to find out after Received this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book is a disgusting slap in the face for anyone one who has been sexually assaulted! She was all but penetrated by stepdad before her brother saved her. Dude finds this out and assumes she was "asking for it" because she probably was jealous of her mom and made him "hot" and then got scared. Knowing this he does pretty much the exact same thing as stepdad, emotionally ,verbally , mentally and sexually assaulting her. Only to find out after that she was a child when "it" happened. Doesn't matter how old you are, what the circumstances are, NO MEANS NO! no explanation required. So now he's upset because he hurt her "Pride". PRIDE, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!!!! And of course, she blames herself. Anyway as any good "romance" ends they get married because all it takes to heal someone from sexually assault is a good fucking. And he couldn't stop talking about how "over endowed" he was. No wonder "rape culture" is alive and well in this day in age when it's being passed off as romance. This book is going straight in the garbage so no one who has every dealt with this will never read it from my library! I wanted to throw-up the entire time I was reading it!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Received via NetGalley. Might have to give up on Diana Palmer.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5 - 4 stars Going to try to keep this as brief as I can. First of all I did enjoy this book much more than I have Diana Palmer's most recent written books. This one had more of the focus of the relationship between Wolf and Sara with the side plot being about the villainess Ysera and the whole drug smuggling plot that put our heroes in danger and unlike Diana Palmer's more recent books where that became the central focus and the romance was kind of put on the backburner and was lost in all the a 3.5 - 4 stars Going to try to keep this as brief as I can. First of all I did enjoy this book much more than I have Diana Palmer's most recent written books. This one had more of the focus of the relationship between Wolf and Sara with the side plot being about the villainess Ysera and the whole drug smuggling plot that put our heroes in danger and unlike Diana Palmer's more recent books where that became the central focus and the romance was kind of put on the backburner and was lost in all the action. A concrete example to this was the companion novel to this book Texas Born , which focused on Sara's brother Gabriel and their ward Michelle and how the got together. Unfortunately all the other stuff that went on around the couple became the focus with very little show of the romance in fact the romance just kind felt summarized with the story taken place over the set of years and years and the time needed to pass quickly to show that the passage of time past, but that meant really summarized events and seeing the couple not be together that much or really show how they did in fact fall in love with one another since they spent so little time together, and I didn't like that. In romance I want to see the love and how develops and grows overtime plus how obstacles come in the way to make their romance not easy but are able to overcome and get their happily ever after. But luckily for the story of Sara and Wolf their relationship was the central story in the book, which made me very happy see as well as see how each of the characters grew and changed over the coarse of the book until they got their happily ever after. When I saw Diana Palmer seemingly return to this format where the couple were in fact the focus, I got really excited and elated and reads to jump into the love story of Sara and Wolf. I was hoping that the spark that I first fell in love with while reading Diana Palmer books would be back again with a similar format taking place in this book as did in her older books. I love older books and I loved all the angst and hurt and romance and just the gut wrenching feeling I got when I read those stories plus I really felt for the heroine in those stories especially when the hero supposedly hated her and gave her hell because of it and hurt in the process then the hero would have to make it up to the heroine and basically get her to fall back in love with him again as he was in love with her. I just loved that format in Diana Palmer because I just felt so much when reading her books and having all the angst and hurt come to like. So I was very hopefully as I began reading this book and saw that the relationship was going to be development throughout the coarse of the book. Now even though the same elements and themes of older Diana Palmer books were definitely in there and showed similarities to the older models, I have say that the feeling I got wasn't the same from when I read her older ones to this one. I'm not entirely sure what was missing for me to get that feeling and love back that I have from the other stories but I just wasn't feeling it like I feel it for Lawless, Rengegade, Lionhearted, Man in Control, Callaghan's Bride, Connal, Evan, Justin, Calhoun, Harden, Coltrain's Proposal, and Beloved all which I have read multiple times and over and over again without getting bored for a single second. I love returning to those stories and reading those romance again because they were really well written and well developed and felt so much while reading these books that I couldn't help but fall in love with the story and the characters. I consider those classic Diana Palmer stories and what made me fall in love with in the first place. I just love those stories so much and I will continuing reading them over and over whenever I want to return to my favorites. In fact I just reread Callaghan's Bride and enjoyed ever single second of it and really felt those deep emotions as I read despite the fact that I have read it multiple times. Anyway back to this book, I just didn't get that same feeling that I got with the classic Diana Palmer. Maybe my expectations are so high when it comes to Diana Palmer that I'm just a very harsh critic when it comes to her stories. Plus I compare the older ones to the newer ones, which I think are brilliant, don't help either. Now was this the worst Diana Palmer book I have read? No. Like I said this was a vast improvement of her recent releases as I stated above. I was glad that she returned to her roots and decided to focus on the couple and not this all encompassing story of a drug lord and trying to catch with the hero trying everything in his power to punish him or her and doing whatever it takes. That would then take his focus and he pushed romance to the backburner or only fell love in a cursory way and not that realistically or believably because the couple barely spent time together aside from a couple make out session/love making scenes, but that was about it. Then felt more about the physical then the mental, and I want to see both not one without the other. So I was glad when Wolf and Sara were the stars of their story. Like I said I was totally feeling this one, and even though there was a lot back and forth and him saying hurtful feelings toward her and determined to think the worst of her and some deep emotions and demons were coming to the surface, I just wished there was a bit more and dug a little deeper. I wanted to feel more and have more of that rawness to it. I wanted to feel a bit more angst, even though there was definitely some angst going on and definitely complications between the couple, but again I think just wanted to feel more and feel the brokenness to both of them. I guess the bottom line was I was more told what was going on then there was showing where I could feel what was going on in the character's hearts and minds as their relationship developed through the book. I just wanted my heart grabbed then squeezed then put back together again. But it wasn't quite there. I think another thing that rubbed me the wrong way was Wolf and his assumptions of Sara that really bothered me. I get that his experience with Ysera in the past colored his judgment of Sara and made him act accordingly, but still Sara told him some stuff that should have given him the slightest little clue that she was as innocent as she appeared. She never proved him otherwise so I don't know why he would make the jump from her being this vulnerable, nervous girl to this seductress that meant to seduce her stepfather from her mother and liked to tease other men by getting them all worked up and then laughing at them when they gave into their desire for her and making them loose control. Excuse me when did she show she capable of that? What evidence did he have to support that? None. Okay he didn't know the age where she was assaulted by her stepfather and he also had his judgment colored by Ysera's teasing him then laughing when he lost control when had sex with her. I get all that factually, but still it just really rubbed me the wrong way that he actually believed that of Sara when he saw for himself how much of a scared filly she was around him. Did he actually believe she could fake that response to him or being touched? Obviously he did for him to do what he did, but it just rubbed me the wrong way. Plus their first love scene together didn't put Wolf in the highest light where he basically used Sara's body by picturing that it was Ysera and punishing Sara's body because of it, which in turn really scared and hurt Sara. Just that wasn't cool and it really made me mad at Wolf and almost made me not root for him. Okay, yes he had been through a lot of pain and he hadn't quite dealt with his demons from the past that left him broken, but still it just didn't make a good impression for me at least in the beginning. Usually though I don't mind when the hero has misunderstandings about the heroine and treats her accordingly with those assumptions therein by hurting in the process, which in turn adds to the rawness of emotions, the hurt, and just feels of the story as the hero tries to redeem himself in the end in the eyes of the heroine. So it's like it bothers me when a hero hurts the heroine or is mean to her at first because I know he'll make it up to her in the end. It just doesn't bother me because like I said it creates that obstacles and drama to the story and I like seeing how it all plays out. But in the case of Wolf, I wasn't feeling it and like I said it just rubbed the wrong way of how he treated Sara. Towards the end of the book I did like Wolf a bit more and he did try to make it up to Sara as much as he could, but he wasn't my favorite Diana Palmer hero. I did like seeing his kinder and gentler side and how he tried to make it up and show her he cared about her. Did I think he was in love with her yet? Not so much. Did I think he had deep feeling towards her that could turn into love? Absolutely. Just I thought for him, he wasn't quite there yet and felt it was a big jump from somebody he wanted physically to being tied to her in an emotion way mainly that emotion being love. Just I didn't quite feel that. Did I feel his guilt once he discovered the truth about Sara and how truly wrong he was about her? Yes. Could I tell he wanted to make it up to her? Yes. Did I think that guilt was the overwhelming emotion for him instead of love? Yeah, kind of. I just needed to see a bit more of him going in that direction emotionally. Okay, he did want to protect her and he did trust her with his secrets when he trusted no one else and felt comfort when he told her his secrets so that could be seen as him falling in love with her by his actions alone, but I wanted to feel more what was inside of him. That dragged ache. His heart beating out of his chest whenever he saw her not because he wanted to take her to bed but because he was excited to be in her presence and be with her. I wanted to feel it more. But again maybe I should more pay attention to the adage of actions speak louder than words because his actions did prove that he did in fact care about her and wanted to protect her. Going back to their first love scene, which wasn't my favorite especially as I came to learn he was using her in order to punish someone else, but I also felt that Sara wasn't quite ready to give into him quite yet. I think if there were couple of more making out scenes where every time the ante was upped like he touched her more and more until she got used to the touch or he kissed more deeply and intimately instead of just using that first love scene as all steam ahead and just go right into it. I just didn't feel natural especially with her issues and fear of intimacy after what happened to her when she was 13. I get that she loved him and trusted him, but I don't think she would have given into him so quickly and I think she would've fought a bit more then as she became more comfortable with intimacy then I could see them going there. I could that she would want that emotion bond before anything happened between them, and I thought that was how it was going to play out and they wouldn't make love till near the end of book when she finally felt she could trust him fully and having been used the intimacy more and more with buildup of intimacy developed throughout the coarse of the book. But I guess to be fair their first time scene was actually a scene where it wasn't their first time. Confused? Well in the first big love scene there was actually no "real" lovemaking and didn't happen to later on in the book. Now did they have pleasure together. Yes. Were they intimate? Yes. They rubbed up against each other naked until they both climaxed and did in close confines, but they never were truly one or connected physically until later on in the book. But still even though they didn't have "real" lovemaking I still felt it was a rather intimate scene that happened too soon for them. Also wasn't thrilled with the fact that despite them not experiencing "real" lovemaking that there was in fact a consequence to that intimacy, which I kind of found a little far fetched and unbelievable even though I do know it can happen in real life, but I would have expected them to at least to do the deed before that particular consequence had occurred. I just shook my head at that. What I did find was cute in the story was the fact that the two were gaming partners on the net with each not knowing the fact that they were in fact online friends and confided in each other during that time even though they didn't know who the other was in reality. I liked seeing that they had that friendship and bond beforehand and made it believable that they could fall in a relationship together with that trust being a great building block for them. I just like the conversations the two of them had about their relationship not knowing they were talking about their relationship with one another instead just thought it was two strangers conversing. That was done well I thought. I did feel for Sara and what she went through in her past and aside from giving into him way too easily, I thought her reactions in the beginning were totally believable and I could see the broken, scared woman that she was with the past still living inside of her everyday and something she had to live with on a daily basis, making her basically reclusive. But who could blame her really? I really character of Sara and wanted to best for her and wanted her to get her happily ever after with the man she loved even though I doubted that I wanted that man to be Wolf at certain points in the book because he just hurt her and scarred her way too much I thought, but she easily forgave him, which I wished she didn't. I kind of wished she slapped him at least once and show him how much his treatment of her hurt and just how unjustified he was. I wish fought him a little bit more and didn't quite make it so easy for him. I wanted to see him grovel and see pain over what his actions did to her. But she easily forgave him. Overall I did like this book. It wasn't my favorite Diana Palmer book, but it wasn't my least either. I could have dealt with a little more angst, a little more groveling, and just feel more the believability of him falling in love with her, which basically means I wanted to feel more what was in his heart. I needed more feels that I got. The old themes in other Diana Palmer books was there, it didn't quite grip me the way her other books have done in the past, but I will applaud Diana Palmer for going back to the story being about the couple and not outside forces, which takes over from the love story of the couple, which is what I wanted to see. Romance first, outside and bigger picture conflict second, that's what it should be and what made me fall for her books in the first place. Loved all her tension filled and angst filled romances of the past and I want more of that, and if she follows that path then I will surely fall in love with her newer book just like I did with her older ones.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mariateresa Carone

    Era ora che si decidessero a tradurre un inedito della regina del romance. Si, proprio regina perché ne sforna tanti senza sbagliare mai un colpo. Wolf è il classico uomo della Palmer, freddo e con gli occhi di ghiaccio, Sara invece è una forza esplosiva. Entrambi si conoscono da un piccolo incidente che gli ha coinvolti, entrambi hanno un passato doloroso alle spalle che pian piano viene fuori. All'inizio gli accesi battibecchi ci fanno pensare che tra i due c'è realmente molto astio, ma questo Era ora che si decidessero a tradurre un inedito della regina del romance. Si, proprio regina perché ne sforna tanti senza sbagliare mai un colpo. Wolf è il classico uomo della Palmer, freddo e con gli occhi di ghiaccio, Sara invece è una forza esplosiva. Entrambi si conoscono da un piccolo incidente che gli ha coinvolti, entrambi hanno un passato doloroso alle spalle che pian piano viene fuori. All'inizio gli accesi battibecchi ci fanno pensare che tra i due c'è realmente molto astio, ma questo astio in realtà nasconde un fuoco di passione che non tarderà ad arrivare. Ho riscontrato alcune incongruenze che non starò qui ad elencare essendo che forse non ne so molto, però nel complesso il libro mi è piaciuto molto, come non poteva essere altrimenti?! Non manca un pizzico di suspance dovuto al lavoro del fratello di Sara e alla vecchia vita di Wolf che tormenta i personaggi per più della metà del libro. Tutto si risolve con un bel matrimonio e due gemelli e veniamo a conoscenza che anche il fratello di Sara, Gabriel, si sposa con la loro pupilla. Vorrei tanto leggere la storia di Amelia Grayson, spero che la Palmer ci faccia qualche altra sorpresa. 5 stelle *-* E per favore, portateci più inediti possibili.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Gibbs

    This is the story of Sara Brandon and Wolf Petterson, two sworn enemies with dark pasts that keep them from moving on. They also share one more secret, they are gamers on WOW and are friends in the game but neither know that. Sara is Gabriel Brandon's sister and Wolf is his best friend. He knows that they will hurt each other if they ever get together and well in typical Diana Palmer style that's exactly what happens. But this story is about letting go of the past and forgiveness as well as seco This is the story of Sara Brandon and Wolf Petterson, two sworn enemies with dark pasts that keep them from moving on. They also share one more secret, they are gamers on WOW and are friends in the game but neither know that. Sara is Gabriel Brandon's sister and Wolf is his best friend. He knows that they will hurt each other if they ever get together and well in typical Diana Palmer style that's exactly what happens. But this story is about letting go of the past and forgiveness as well as second chances. Sara is beautiful with a fiery temper that Wolf seems to ignite. He mocks her and teases her relentlessly until one day it goes way to far. Both are confronted with pasts they have yet to face. Now they are made to face them as Emma Cain, Colby's Lane's psychologist makes an appearance. There is a bit of a side story between Sara's companion, Amelia Grayson and Wolf's new foreman, Jarrett Currier. I wanted to know more about these two and the animosity between them but it was never explained. Perhaps it will be in another story. Wyoming Strong was a good book and written in the style I have become accustomed to as a fan of Ms. Palmer's.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Adriana Fogaça

    Série: Homens de Wyoming 04 - Corações Blindados - Diana Palmer Título original: Wyoming Strong Título: Corações Blindados Autor: Diana Palmer Tradução: Gracinda Vasconcelos Série: Homens de Wyoming 04 Editora: Harlequin Ano: 2016 Meus caros amigos, este livro da Diana Palmer é para todos, aqueles que amam e para os que odeiam os mocinhos da autora. Sim, há momentos que você vai querer matar Wolf e outros em que você vai amá-lo. Não há escolha, são os eternos sentimentos conflitantes que a autora adora Série: Homens de Wyoming 04 - Corações Blindados - Diana Palmer Título original: Wyoming Strong Título: Corações Blindados Autor: Diana Palmer Tradução: Gracinda Vasconcelos Série: Homens de Wyoming 04 Editora: Harlequin Ano: 2016 Meus caros amigos, este livro da Diana Palmer é para todos, aqueles que amam e para os que odeiam os mocinhos da autora. Sim, há momentos que você vai querer matar Wolf e outros em que você vai amá-lo. Não há escolha, são os eternos sentimentos conflitantes que a autora adora nos jogar na cara. Se procura o príncipe encantado e perfeito, nem leia, não vai encontrá-lo. O casal, Sara e Wolf se odeiam, mas na realidade tudo não passa de paixão reprimida. As brigas e discussões são hilárias, os traumas que os dois possuem dão o tom para narração, e ajudam a aumentar os conflitos, os mal-entendidos e criam ainda mais confusão entre o casal fofo do texto... Quer ler a resenha completa e muito mais, visite o blog Momentos da Fogui: site: http://foguiii.blogspot.com.br/2017/0...

  27. 4 out of 5

    Laura Calderone

    Premetto che oltre ad essere il 4° della serie sopra indicata è collegato alla serie Long Tall Texas, perché del fratello della protagonista che fa ampiamente parte del racconto, si leggeranno le avventure nella lunghissima serie, se mai sarà pubblicato qui in Italia, visto che sono pubblicati a saltare e tanti non sono mai stati tradotti, per mio sommo dispiacere. Adoro questa autrice, che come sempre non mi ha deluso, ha saputo raccontare con molta delicatezza e in modo emozionante le dure vice Premetto che oltre ad essere il 4° della serie sopra indicata è collegato alla serie Long Tall Texas, perché del fratello della protagonista che fa ampiamente parte del racconto, si leggeranno le avventure nella lunghissima serie, se mai sarà pubblicato qui in Italia, visto che sono pubblicati a saltare e tanti non sono mai stati tradotti, per mio sommo dispiacere. Adoro questa autrice, che come sempre non mi ha deluso, ha saputo raccontare con molta delicatezza e in modo emozionante le dure vicende dei protagonisti, una storia che non riesco a definire in nessun altro modo se non: molto tenera.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jo-Ann Elizabeth Toth

    I loved the book. Mind you I love reading a Diana Palmer book. I love the compassion shown in Wolf Patterson for the mistake he makes. For him its a second chance at love. I love meeting Sara Brandon. I love how Diana brings out the gentleness in Sara and how she is a survivor that has learned to live with it. I found myself turning the pages to see what was happening next. Its a great story and worth reading.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I have read several of Diana Palmer books and have enjoyed them. This particular book was okay but it was a plot line that i had figured out buy the time i got through just part of the book. I knew what was going to happen and it made for a spoiled read, like somebody had already told me the juicy details and now am just reading it so i can say i read it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina (Soter) Sally

    "Lei lo zittì con un bacio colmo di tenerezza, più leggero del battito d'ali di una farfalla. «Non ti lascerò mai» sussurrò. «Ti amerò fino all'ultimo giorno della mia vita, e anche dopo. Niente di quello che puoi dirmi riuscirà a cambiare questa realtà.» Lui si sentì sbocciare dentro una gioia inebriante. Se la strinse al petto e la cullò, il viso seppellito nei suoi capelli. «Da un abisso di terrore e disperazione, la speranza» sussurrò. «Un mondo di speranza.»" Vi prego, cari editori, pubblicate "Lei lo zittì con un bacio colmo di tenerezza, più leggero del battito d'ali di una farfalla. «Non ti lascerò mai» sussurrò. «Ti amerò fino all'ultimo giorno della mia vita, e anche dopo. Niente di quello che puoi dirmi riuscirà a cambiare questa realtà.» Lui si sentì sbocciare dentro una gioia inebriante. Se la strinse al petto e la cullò, il viso seppellito nei suoi capelli. «Da un abisso di terrore e disperazione, la speranza» sussurrò. «Un mondo di speranza.»" Vi prego, cari editori, pubblicate altre inediti della Palmer che mi sento una drogata in crisi di astinenza XD

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