Author: Diana Palmer

Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

Posted March 9, 2016 by Kate in Didn't Finish, Review / 0 Comments
Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

So I picked up this book because I have read Diana Palmer before, I read Lawless and I enjoyed it, so I figured I would enjoy this book as well. This almost never happens to me, but this was a book I legitimately could not finish. I had a hard time with this book right from the beginning, but in general for me I won’t declare a book DNF until I make it to at least 10-20%. So I stuck it out for a while with this book, but it did not get any better for me. So my biggest problems with this book was basically the writing style and the way speech patterns of the characters. As for the writing style, the POV just felt weird, and stiff, like as if someone people watching was narrating what was happening, like it was kind of generic with a lot more telling then showing. And the way the characters talk was not believable. In the first chapter is basically starts with Niki, the heroine, going on a bad blind date (or at least your told she’s on a bad blind date), who upon dropping her off at her father’s house basically tries to rape her. And while that is horrible, it was painful to read, not just because of the subject matter but because of how it written. Ms. Palmer illustrates of vulnerable Niki is by saying, “Even though she wasn’t a tiny girl, she was slender, and she had no martial […]

Wyoming Strong by Diana Palmer

Posted October 26, 2014 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Wyoming Strong by Diana Palmer

I love romances that have a Western feel to them, or really anything with horses and cowboys in them. And I have heard of Diana Palmer, I’ve heard she writes pretty good western romance books. So picking this book up for review seemed like a no brainer to me. However, I was met with a lot of disappointment. I tried really hard to get into the book, and I did finish it, but I don’t think there is much in this book that I can actually say I liked. To start with I didn’t feel like either of the two main character were really all that likable. Both Sara and Wolf aren’t people I would like in real life, so it’s hard to like them in a book. Wolf is arrogant, rude, and pushy. He goes out of his way to make Sara uncomfortable, so it’s no wonder she doesn’t like him in the beginning. And then there is Sara, she is just over the top naive. I felt like the author made her character just so over the top that she wasn’t even the smallest bit believable or likable. She has an abused childhood, her brother is some kind of assassin, she’s been attacked in her house because of it, she physically can’t have sex, but yet somehow managed to get knocked up, is a grown woman, yet somehow Wolf had to give her a sex ed lesson in one chapter… the whole thing was just weird. There were […]

Lawless by Diana Palmer

Posted May 7, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Lawless by Diana Palmer

Another book with Texas as the backdrop, woo hoo! I’m pretty sure this is a re-release of an older book, because there were some references in the book that were just a tiny bit off, like a little bit of a blast from the past, but honestly it’s barely noticeable and doesn’t impact the story in any way that is distracting. So Christabel and Judd got married when she was very young, although it was only a paper marriage, the two of them never acted on it at all (although Christabel apparently has been carrying a torch for him for some time and throughout the marriage). They are finally approaching Christabel’s 21st birthday and the end of their secret paper marriage, and that’s when things start getting interesting. There is a lot going on in this novel, there’s a movie being filmed on their ranch because they needed the cash flow, there’s a vindictive ex-employee who might be killing their bulls, a couple of murders in town for Judd (the Texas Ranger to solve), and then add in both Judd and Christabel meeting new people and starting to branch out away from each other. It makes for a lot to follow, but the novel is pretty long (at some points I thought maybe too long), and since the novel is long it can have a lot more plot items going on without it becoming too much. So Christabel is my kinda chick, she isn’t a girly girl and she holds her […]