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3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  4,988 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews
Non è facile per Katie - una donna indipendente, con davanti una luminosa carriera - piantare tutto e trasferirsi a Portorico con il povero, ma bello, Ramon Galverra. Certo, la loro è una vita piena d'amore... ma anche di privazioni, in un ambiente arretrato e retrivo. E poi, probabilmente, Ramon non è il contadino che sostiene di essere. Perchè mente? E perchè a lei viene ...more
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Published 1987 by Harlequin Mondadori (first published 1983)
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Nov 19, 2008 Barbara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So....hmmm...were to start with this one??? I really thought this was going to be a 5 Star for me...but it wasn't. I really liked Ramon untill he started with the whole jealousy issue, and the "you will obey me" issue. I just don't like characters like that, even though he was totally the rough, tough, don't take crap from anyone type. In my opinion Katie was way to young and immature for him; I really don't think McNaught matched this couple well and it seemed to me the story was thrown togethe ...more
Mar 14, 2012 Gavin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I've always enjoyed reading Judith McNaught's romances, but it's fair to say Tender Triumph is not one of the better ones. In fact it's probably the worst.

It was her first published book, published in 1983, and it shows as it's horribly dated. Ramon was to sexist and chauvinistic to be truly likable and Katie's views tread to close to being racist and elitist for my liking. To make matters worse the whole romance happened far too quickly. Who meets a guy and agrees to marry him 48 hours later?.
Feb 01, 2012 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-2012
This was not a terrible book, but it wasn't one of those books that makes me squeal with happiness.

I loved Katie's backstory. I thought it was very refreshing to read a woman that couldn't say "I love you," instead of a man. In fact, I loved the entire story... until the end.

The book felt like it 'just ended,' and everything was brought together much too quickly. Why did Ramon suddenly make so much money again? Why couldn't they have had a happy life in the cottage? It kind of brought out my inn
Although not her first novel written, according to Wiki, Tender Triumph is her first one published. A pioneer in the romance novel industry, McNaught has a way of tearing your heart out with big misunderstandings, sweet, smart, likable heroines who fall for broody billionaire, alpha to the point of jerky heroes. (And you thought 50 Shades was original somehow??)

With Tender Triumph, much of this is toned down. The big misunderstanding is not so big as the heroine already knows something’s up by t
Oct 23, 2008 Hannah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only to those who are truly desperate to read anything
Definitely a waste of my money. Should have just borrowed it instead of buying.
It's told mostly from Katie's (the heroine) point of view, and seeing it from her point of view doesn't make her at all likeable, it makes her annoying. And having an annoying girl for the heroine, you can't enjoy the story that much.
Ramon, the hero, is too persuasive. I don't exactly get their romance anyway. They met for a few days and he goes head over heels in love with her? It'll be more realistic if he just say
Sep 21, 2009 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, romance
Yawn. I gave this a good 75 pages but couldn't find the romance or frankly, anything else. This book is basically about a racist and a sexist who meet in a bar. He then proceeds to lie (or at least hide the truth) from her and order her around while she has a random desire to tear his shirt off. I'd expect this from Harlequin, not Judith McNaught.
Mar 23, 2017 Mndt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No sé muy bien qué pensar de este libro.. no tiene ni pies ni cabeza, la trama quiere correr sin haber aprendido a andar, los personajes tienen unas salidas un tanto incomprensibles.. y a pesar de todo me ha entretenido y me lo he leído en pocos días.. pero sin duda alguna, no es lo mejor de esta autora ni de lejos.
✧✦♔ⱮČ♕✦✧ (Michelle)
Tender Triumph
Ramon Galverra and Katherine Katie Connelly
3.5/5 Stars

Tender Triumph is a stand alone book by Judith McNaught.

Favorite Quotes
"Would you like to dance?" -Katie
"When I dance I like to hold a woman in my arms. Besides, I would have to wait in line for the privilege of dancing with you." -Ramon

"You are beautiful." -Katie
"Men are not beautiful." -Ramon
"You are. The way oceans and mountains are beautiful." -Katie
"Don't!" -Ramon
"You're beautiful and you're strong. But you
Sep 03, 2012 MJ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of the Alpha Douche and People Who like seeing a Culture Get Raped
Recommended to MJ by: My Mom's hidden bookshelf
I really hated this book. I still remember how much I hated it almost ten years later. The hero is a misogynist pig who falls instantly in love with the heroine who has the IQ of a fruit fly and borderlines on being racist. The gist of the story is pretty simple. Ramon doesn't think he's good enough for her because he lost all his money (apparently he was once a rich business man in Puerto Rico but now he sells produce, don't worry he gets all his money in the end) goes to the states to get capi ...more
I amazed myself that I manage to finish this whole book in less than a day, especially considering that I don't even like the story that much. Actually, it's not the story that I have troubled with. It was the characters.

I couldn't relate to either the hero and the heroine. They're not likable; at times there were judgmental and whiny - two characteristics that I never thought I would associate with JM's work. I do think that the JM should stick with historical romance. She wrote it brilliantly
Jul 05, 2012 Yona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I expected to like this book a lot more, but I didn't.

I don't believe that someone can fall in love in only 48 hours and to decide to get married.
And about Ramon not allowing Katie to help him with the money, without explaining his reasons. How can she trust him when he was not completely honest but that goes for her too. And of course in the end of the book when he explained his reasons for everything I understood but it was in the last 2 pages.

I just didn't like it as much as the other book
Oct 16, 2015 Nigham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, romance
Quite true!

"Life can be so good if you let it, Katherine. But you must trade with life. You give something and you get something, then you give something of yourself again and you receive something again. Life goes bad when people try to take from it without giving. Then they came away empty-handed, and they grab harder and more often, growing more disappointed and disllusioned each time."
Kimberly Sturtevant
Ramon is such a gentleman!!! He cherishes Katie!
Nov 28, 2016 Gaufre rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars

Almost didn't finish. There are a lot of annoying things:
1) Ramon is a macho: woman-do-as-I-say-and-be-happy-with-what-I-provide-because-of-my-love type
2) Katie trying to make Ramon jealous by dancing and flirting with other people. Ugh.
3) Insta-love to the limit. (view spoiler)
I love all McNaught's books. This story is very hard to believe. The man who in his tough times able to set eyes on new love. Despite other demanding actions on his business, he ventured into getting married within weeks and none of the things could impress the readers except his physique, background. His action to conquer the girl, even the 15th century heroes of McNaught did not attempt.Katie on the other hand too much attracted to him with confused feeling. Ramon insisted honesty between them ...more
Jul 29, 2011 Dee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it. That's about it.

I love Judith McNaught, but it was hard for me to get into this book initially. It turned out to be pretty interesting though, and I like that the "big misundestanding" which seems to be a McNaught staple, was not so prevelant here.

Ramon was a true chauvinist and that was kind of a turn-off. I still liked him, but I thought his view of a woman's role was rather convoluted. Granted, this book was written in the 80s, but it was still kind of annoying to read that a wome
Jul 12, 2013 Teresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ehh... my least favorite of Judith McNaught's books. She only knew Ramon for like 2 days or 2 weeks and they have a shotgun wedding. They didn't know enough about each other to get married. Ramon has gone from CEO to poor farmer and Katie was abused by her ex-husband. I felt like they need more time get to know each other before they got married. Ramon was even faster - he asked Katie to marry him and it would mean leaving everything behind - her job, her rich parents, etc. to go with him to Pue ...more
Kitap benim o kadar da çok beklentilerimi karşılamasada Ramon karakteri birbaşka benim ♥ Queridası olmak istediğim varlık ♥ Zamanında uğruna İspanyolca öğrenmeye çalışmışlığım bile vardır :D E tabi bir dil bana yeter dedim oturdum aşağıya :D Kitabımız kızımız Kate in asalak sülük gibi yapışıp onu bırakmayan sevgilisinin bunu taciz etmesine Ramon un heyt yittim gari ne oluyor bu arada tak ( bu tak kafa geçirme niyetine :D) tipi davranışlarıyla adamı Knockout edip kızı eve götürüp sulanmasıyla baş ...more
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Nov 01, 2011 Brenda Britton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet story of of an Irish beauty met a man from Puerta Rica who had just lost all his wealth thanks to his father and was planning to move back to his roots and farm the property where he grew up. Before he left he met Katie who was going through some hard times herself. She had fallen for a man who eventually let her know he was married; knowing that she chose to avoid him but he tried to be persistant. It was during one of these meetings Ramon came across her and rescued her from th ...more
Eva Nickelson
Jan 30, 2011 Eva Nickelson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I enjoy the setting in this story. Peurto Rico is beautifully described, as is the village and homes. Both Katie and Ramon are great characters, and they have a great story.

Somehow, this story was told all wrong. Shocking revelations were handled badly, with a smaller impact than they could have had. There are only a few glimpses into Ramon's point of view, but his motivation seems shallow and relies heavily on the reader knowing lots of "macho" men. A page, and everything is okay again.

There ar
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Oct 04, 2010 Bree rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
My copy has the "flower" cover that was a hallmark of McNaught books in the 90s, but I'm pretty sure this was a reprint of a category romance. The romance and character development are a lot thinner than a McNaught standard, and the Latin lover plot are straight out of 80s category line. The usual autocratic male and innocent heroine are here, though.
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katie 4gündür tanıdığı bir adam için evini,işini,lüks yaşantısını bırakmayı göze alıyo.iyi cesaret valla:) katienin eskiden yaşadıkları ve ramonun iş hayatındaki çıkmazları ilişkilerini zorluyor.. güzel bir hikaye ama şiddetle tavsiye edemicem..
Deranged Dreamer
Im very conflicted about this book.
It would be a lot better if they actually talked to one another.
Peggy Parsons
Feb 10, 2017 Peggy Parsons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Oh wow, did Ramon have very last-generation ideas on the relationship between men and women and marriage. HE was a sweetheart, but could Katie live with a guy with such old-fashioned ideas and expectations. I liked it, not inspire of the outdated concepts but because I was curious as to how the heroine would take to them. What could she accept? What was going to be a no go?
Mar 08, 2017 Y rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pretty terrible. I kept waiting for the plot to take sustenance when I checked that I was 70% into the book! I don't know why I continued, except his part with his failing business was slightly interesting, but really short.
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
Eager to delve into the McNaught world with all the books I have by her that I need to read, it figures I would begin with one of the more poorly reviewed ones.

Story-wise, it starts out intriguing but then would need a bit more to fill it in to keep it as interesting. In the beginning there are clearly cultural differences where the protagonist shows her embarrassing ignorance and unintentional snobbiness to the point it got on my nerves. Through the first date to his stunning announcement, to t
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Ah Judith ahh... elimdeki son Judith McNught kitabı okumanın hüznüyle doluyum... Henüz okumadığım bir kitabı daha olduğunu düşünerek kendimi mutlu etmeye çalışıyorum.

Açık açık söylemek gerekirse şimdiye kadar okuduğum McNaught kitaplarından en düşük seviyedeki kitabıydı. Bilmem ilk romanı falan mıydı ama diğer kitaplarının yanında biraz sönük geldi. Güzeldi, akıcıydı ve aşk doluydu belki ama bana biraz aşk doluluğu konusunda eksik geldi. Neden böyle hisset
Nov 12, 2013 Aleena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Judith mcnaught has written great romances but this was not one of them. Many things were simply not realistic. Katie decides to get married after knowing the man for a week or so. Ramon states that he loves her on what, like on their third date? Sure he felt peaceful afterwards but why did he say that he loved her without giving the readers an insight to what he was feeling? On other occasions POV of Ramon is written but it's not said why he fell in love with her in the first place! And then Ka ...more
Jo Guasque
Jul 15, 2010 Jo Guasque rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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“Now they are empty, Ramon replied with a shrug of broad, muscled shoulders on his six-foot-three-inch frame....For the first time, a glint of humor touched Ramon Galverra's finely sculpted mouth and arrogant dark eyes.” 13 likes
“Life can be so good if you let it. But you must trade with life. You give something and you get something, then you give something of yourself again and you receive something again. Life goes bad when people try to take from it without giving. Then they came away empty-handed, and they grab harder and more often, growing more disappointed and disillusioned each time.” 10 likes
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