Oh wow what a pleasant surprise This was just plain fun I found myself laughing out loud in so many places I typically don t read DP Her type of heroes just don t appeal to me but this book DP Her type of heroes just don t appeal to me but this book an exception Carson was reat and the heroine was very strong If you love a besotted fool then this is the ticket A truly lovely and engaging story with such likable characters I liked both protagonists and the story overall Hero cracked me up with his deliberate rudeness at the view spoileroperaballet Sorry I don t have the book any so I can t doublecheck Anyway he was trying to make the heroine hate him at this point Heroine was clueless as to hero s besotted feelings even while realizing his makeover was an attempt to win a certain lady s love How many ladies does she think he knows LOL hide spoiler Mandelyn is a is a southern bell living in Arizona for the last eight years Carson her rough rancher neighbor has been in love with her for years but he knows he doesn t fit in her high society cultured world He asks Mandy to teach him how to be a At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture gentleman so as toet close to the woman he loves Mandy doesn t a Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity gentleman so as toet close to the woman he loves Mandy doesn t he talks about her Besides she i Wow a Diana Palmer I enjoyed colour me surprised Yes the hero did act like a jerk but less of a jerk than the usual Palmer books Also I loved that he had loved the heroine forever Carson and Mandelyn I wanted to like this than I did Carson was Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism great but Mandelyn was a self centered Anyhoo Carson calls her on it but still her BS drags 0N because she is well a coward Overall it was a role reversal story She is the asshat and he is the pining fool Not my cup of tea IuessA red neck falling for the debutante story But it kinda fell flat for me Mostly because they have know each other for 8 wasted years and Mandelyn has not once thought of him THAT way I felt so bad for him so fall for such a cold fish I think if she had any attraction to him before then the story would have been much betterShe moves to their small Texan town from Charleston after her fiance dies She is only 18 but she has been holding a torch for the teenage kid ever since despite his being dead Eight years Carson s been in love with her and finally decides to make a play despite her obliviousness He asks her to help him learn to be cultured to attract a woman he loves The plot sounds reat but imho she holds out WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY tooo long There s some stupid jealousy between her friend and his foreman but even after that she ch. THE OUTLAW AND THE DEBUTANTEWhen Carson Wayne approached Miss Mandelyn Bush of Charleston with his outlandish proposal it was My Fair Lady in reverse The ornery reclusive cattleman claimed he wanted to le.
Diana Palmer Ð 6 CHARACTERSHer The heroine was ok She WAS A STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMEN BUT a strong independent women But was caught in her past and that past actually created a reat deal of misunderstanding between the hero and heroine Before reading a DP *s book I checked at least two times cause her types of hero isn t my liking *book I checked at least two times cause her types of hero isn t my liking this hero was mean sometimes still he was a lot better than her other heroes Cattlemans Choice is the story of Mandelyn and CarsonTwo neighbors live on ranches side by side polar opposites While Carson is wild and free Mandelyn is prim and proper But
when carson etsCarson ets brawls only Mandelyn calms himSoon Carson employs Mandelyn to teach him how to be a Berlioz and the Romantic Century gentleman to woo someone hereatly cares for and our story beginsA non typical DP book with all her classic elements hairy cowboys sweet innocent heroine a past which makes one of them wary hidden attraction sweet kisses jealousy involving other peopleBut mixed with this we had the sweet plot of a hero head over heels over the heroine a heroine who realizes her feelings and a sweet reverse seduction with surprising ending Also Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago glad minor charactersot their HEASafe355 SPOILER FREE CAUSE YOU SHOULD READ THIS ONE WOW This was an amazing book The hero was so Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) gone over the heroine it was amazing to read Even if the reader does notet his POV much you could tell how he felt about her That first kissman oh man One look and he was hooked The heroine who has lost her fianc in a tragic set of circumstances way way before she mets the hero here so she does not want to take a chance on loving again and thinks her love life is overThe hero sets about winning her and opening her eyes to who he is and what they could have togetherNow this book is a totally safe book Even when they are not together they are both faithful This is why I love DP the emotions are so strong it leaps off the pages I loved this book One of my fav If you like DP then this is a must read Well my first Diana Palmer and I did like it I must confess that I ve been avoiding reading her books because from the reviews I know her Heroes can be such jerks towards the heroines This one was uite sweet It s a beauty and the beast story with a totally besotted beast The Hero is not ugly but he does have uite beastly manners and the heroine is the uintessential proper southern belleIt was just so sigh worthy how the Hero would do anything for her and even tried to change his manners to just so he could have a chance with herNice happy story sigh. Nd regularly indulged in barroom brawls No other woman dared approach him And even Mandelyn soon began to wonder whether a few lessons in manners could ever make a entleman of an outlaw like Carson Wayne. Ooses to be a self absorbed idiot I think the ending was supposed to be cute but I had lost respect for her character by then view spoiler He tells he flat out what a self flagelistic idiot She S Being Over Her Dead Boyfriend s being over her dead boyfriend she wasn t even hot for but he was the perfect entleman honestly it just makes me ag I never once felt that she understood what it had been like for him loving her for so long with no hope She never felt bad for being so obtuse In fact she has the GALL to feel insecure Really hide spoiler A tad paint by the numbers but Diana P Gives Us A Besotted Hero us a besotted hero Eight years besotted The rugged and rough and tumble H falls for the Southern bred lady h like the ton of H falls for the Southern bred lady h like the ton of he is when he first sees her He likes them sassy as his Luh H U V is only cemented when she slaps him for cussing The h is the one the sheriff and other sundry concerned citizens call when he oes on a bender which is pretty often With one touch she Bulletproof Feathers gentles him and heoes his merry wayback to the ranch for a less than celibate lifeIt s been eight years and he has a proposition for her he wants her to be Henry Higgins to his Eliza Doolittle because he is in love with a mystery woman and wants to be better for her Who could it beHe is not a Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store good learner because he fails his first lesson at being aentleman at a crepe place Checking the pub date yep 1985 That the polyester pants and a tan and white checked sport coat Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 gave that away I m wincing hereStandard DP fare hairy chest that he is than proud to show off frank sexual discussion on how natural sex is despite the fact that the h is a virgin a ranchand misunderstandingsJust because he is besotted doesn t mean he can t be mean When he finds out why she s still a virgin he is not a niceuy but we have to forgive him as he actually wrote a song about her and can play the Chameleon Hours guitar What s not to love with a hairy chesteduitar singing hero I liked it A wild savage cattleman with a prim proper lady The hero and the heroine knew each other for eight years He falls in love with her but thought he was not Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) good for the heroine And you know what He was also celibate for all these years No OW But he can be mean There were lots of times when I wanted to punch him for being mean to the heroine But I forgive him a little cause he tried to change for his lady love We don tet to meet heroes every day who are willing do anything for the heroine He was so smitten with her that he even wrote a song for. Arn how to court a lady and the Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide genteel Miss Bush was the only one eual to the job Who else would undertake the sentimental education of a confirmed bachelor who slurped his coffee ate peas on his knife