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Wyoming Tough (Wyoming Men #1)

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,664 Ratings  ·  187 Reviews

A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day's work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.

As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published August 25th 2011 (first published 2011)
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So I'm going to pick my jaw up off the floor and try to compose myself to write this review. I keep falling off the "No More Diana Palmer" bandwagon. I have seriously got to get myself a seat belt and stay on that puppy. This book is a veritable feast of tell not show with epic helpings of info dumping. When I was already full up with that I was fed a nauseating, treacly dessert of "my morality is better than yours and that's why the world is going to Hell in a sinful handbasket."

Well fan me with a blowtorch -- I actually kind of enjoyed this! No question it has many flaws, not the least of which are the holier-than-thou, Mary Sue of a heroine -- Morie is the hardest working ranch hand ever, but she was also offered a modeling career and a musical scholarship, can cook and organize fancy parties, tames escaped convicts, and has birds suddenly appear every time she is near -- and the hero, who's such an idiot I suspect someday he'll drown in the rain like a turkey. (In ty ...more
Inés Izal
May 03, 2015 Inés Izal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Da la sensación de que el libro ha ido desinflándose poco a poco según iba llegando el final. De ahí la sensación agridulce que tengo.

Aún así, tengo muchas ganas de leer la historia de Tanque, y sobre todo de Cane.
Oct 12, 2011 Emma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is without a doubt the worst book I've read this year. I don't particularly enjoy writting bad reviews (as a matter of fact I usually don't) but I can't help myself with this one.

This is ecaxtly the book some people would use to make fun of the romance genre : take two of the most stupid characters you can imagine, make them say the most stupid lines and act like the worst of children and there you have it. How can you not make fun of this I wonder ??

Mal our hero is in a relationship with a
Ana M. Román
Me apetecía leer algo de rancheros así que lo leí sin meditarlo mucho.

La historia está bien, ideal para pasar un rato entretenido sin grandes pretensiones ni complicaciones.
2'5 en realidad
Hubo momentos en que se hizo un poco pesado con descripciones que para mi sobraban y el protagonista no terminó de convencerme.
Entretenido y rápido de leer para momentos en que no sabes que libro elegir y que se pueda leer con media neurona XDDD
Lady Lioness
Train. Wreck. This is a classic case of an author who has aged with her books and those books have not held up well. Palmer was never big on sexy times in her books, which is fine, but her later novels are full on preachy about sex, lawsuits, agricultural matters, gender attitudes, etc. In addition, the books all follow the exact same storyline: Cowboy/Rancher hero, who is a full-on Mr. Crankypants, falls for a much younger female who is subordinate to him in some way. The heroine worships him f ...more
Oct 29, 2011 Vashti rated it really liked it
My second DP for this month and it was quite enjoyable.Again Ms Palmer writes a nice old fashioned love story ,this time with the daughter of Kingston Brandt and Shelby Kane whose story was one of my favorites.We meet up with some old characters from her beloved LONG,TALL,TEXAN series and it was nice to "meet" these characters again.I immmediately wanted to do a reread of all her older novels,it was like going home again.The h goes to work at the H's ranch as her father won't let her particpate ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Morie Brannt is trying to create a life for herself. She's the daughter of wealthy and well known cattle baron King Brannt and his top model wife, Shelby. So why is she working as a hired ranch hand on Rancho Real in Wyoming? Because she is doing what she loves, learning to work a ranch, since her father would not teach her and her brother thinks she is just plain nuts. But Morie loves what she does. Too bad she doesn't like her boss,
Feb 22, 2014 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morie is a rich heiress who leaves home and goes to work at the H's ranch. There she pretends to be a poor plain nobody. Hero's girlfriend is a bitch and she tries to make Morie's life miserable. However Morie is a very feisty, spirited heroine. She speaks her mind, she is confident, super rich and sophisticated. When hero accuses her of theft she goes back to her rich daddy, she gets engaged to a rich tycoon and never looks back until she finds out Mallory is in danger. Then she goes after his ...more
Alexis-Morgan Roark
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Lu Bielefeld *Book Whore Brazil*
UPDATE: Re-read in March 2015


O livro conta a história de Morie (Filha de Shelby Kane e Kingston Brannt do livro To Love And Cherish) e Mallory Kirk.

Ele é um herói típico da DP, moreno, alto, corpo definido pelo trabalho no rancho, olhos escuros e um temperamento difícil. Como ele é feioso e já foi enganado antes ele desconfia das mulheres em geral e acha que elas estão somente atras do dinheiro dele.

Ela é de família rica e criada numa redoma de vidro pela família amorosa. Ela gosta do
It's been a while for me to read Diana Palmer's books, after getting tired of certain cliche in "more modern" romances, it's great to read DP's works: I liked the way she brought us into her stories, and the way she built up hero and heroine's relationship. If you were familiar with her works, you would prepare to her hero's jerk behavior. Although DP's heroes tended to be much older than the heroines, heroes' behaviors were immature more than often. You had to prepare it beforehand, then you wo ...more
Jul 27, 2016 Cheri rated it it was ok
This is only the 2nd book I've read by this author. The first was a book with two stories she had written in the 70s and I only finished one of the two. I felt I wasn't giving Diana Palmer a fair shake without trying out some of her more current work as some of my problems with the story I didn't finish in the first book was how dated it was.

It frustrates me to no end that I have to give this book only 2 stars. I really liked the characters, especially Tank and Cane. The storyline had a lot of p
I think this might have finally gotten me back on the Stop Reading Diana Palmer wagon.

I didn't even put this on my "Currently Reading" shelf because I was too embarrassed to admit I was reading it. I always admit to hatereading Diana Palmer. To put it into perspective, I once admitted to reading -- and liking -- Palmer's "Maggie's Dad", which is so laughably old-skool, so incredibly outside the bounds of logic and reason, and so ridiculously anti-feminist that I was embarrassed to be even readin
I thought I wouldn't say this to Diana Palmer's book..this book is unbelievable, no chemistry at all, no depth, it's boring enough to the point that I had to force myself to finish it.
I am a fan of Diana Palmer, love her old-fashioned sweet stories, I even love how predictable they are :D Unfortunately this one doesn't work for me. Too bad.
2.5 stars. The first half wasn't too bad and I had hopes this would be better than the last few books. Only one or two brief comments on gaming. But then it went downhill....
Glad I still have my old DP keepers when I need a fix. This one will need to find a new home.
I was so excited to see a new series of books by such a prolific author. What makes it all the more unexpected is that Morie is the daughter of a hero/heroine from an earlier book (can you believe she has been writing for long enough that her couples can have children now who are old enough to have their own stories?!)

Mallory and his brothers all have issues, but Mallory feels like he doesn’t have much to offer, and that the only women he can get is by his money, not his looks. Morie likes him
I was looking forward to this book's release. I always read Diana Palmer books -I have since I was 16 and I own all of her books, as I have collected kept them over the years. Maybe this sounds like I am her biggest fan, trust me I am not. I do love some of her stuff - it's hard to explain, but like an old friend I am comforted by returning to her work time after time. Unfortunately I think many reviewers who read this story will not get her stuff and find it old-fashioned. I think her books sti ...more
Nov 12, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
There were parts that I enjoyed in this book, but, overall, it wasn't real enough for me. We start off the book diving into background info that is not even close to being worked into the plot/dialogue. Then, we have no real progression between H/h and they are suddenly laughing together and "getting" each other. It feels odd and somewhat stilted. More words or cutting out large parts of the action to focus on characters could have made all the difference. I enjoyed Morie's fierce nature...until ...more
Ms. Brandon
Creo que no me he estrenado de la mejor manera con Diana Palmer. Me ha costado pillarle el punto a la historia. Tal vez me han faltado capítulos donde conociéramos más a los protagonistas, porque he terminado el libro sin conocer en absoluto a Mallory, y eso siendo el protagonista me parece un poco grave.
Oct 31, 2013 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western-romances
This was ok but I felt it was a bit unrealistic. Morie was likeable enough but I felt that it was unrealistic that a high society girl would want to work in the muck of a cattle ranch.. which I guess is what makes her the better character then Gelly. I did love the more modern look at things with the Kirks' farm being an eco friendly as possible environment and references to iPods, and songs from this era, although eventually it will date the book.

What I didn't like was how infuriated I was with
Jun 29, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you loved Love and Cherish, (the King and Shelby Brannt story), then you'll enjoy this one!


This book is about King and Shelby's daughter, and her attempt to prove that she has what it takes to be a ranching woman, much to the dismay of her father.

It was a joy to read about her adventures on the Kirk brothers ranch, and how she adjusted, and her attraction to Mallory, yeah I know, strange name for a man, but he goes by Mal most of the time. Like all of Diana Palmer's books, there
Dec 02, 2015 Cippy85 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
ISBN : 9786020321790
Diterbitkan oleh : GPU

3 bersaudara Kirk terkenal dgn keuletannya menggelola peternakan. Anak pertama, Mallory Kirk seorg koboi yg kuat dn pekerja keras utk menangani pekerjaan di lapangan.

Suatu ketika ada koboi cewe, Edith Danielle Morena Brant biasa dipanggil Morie bekerja d peternakan Mallory krn membutuhkan uang jg tmpt pelarian dr sang ayah King Brant. Yg memaksanya u segera menikah. semua pekerjaan d peternakan Kirk mampu ditangani oleh Morie berkat pengajaran Danny, m
Sheila Melo
Oct 27, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it really liked it
Fans of Diana Palmer Will Get What They Expect

Diana Palmer's books tend to be sweeter and the sexual relationship between the characters is often in the context of marriage. WYOMING TOUGH is in that mold.

THE STORY: Mallory Kirk is the oldest of three brothers who own a ranch in Wyoming. One of his ranch hands is Morie Brannt is not who she seems to be. Despite her apparent poverty, she is actually the pampered daughter of a rich cattleman in Texas. She has come to Wyoming to get the hands on exp
Morie is a very rich heiress who is tired of her father's constant protection and treating her like she would break. He keeps pushing her to marry a man who he considers to be the 'right' man so it turns out that anyone she dates is really just interested in her money - not her. Even though Morie's dad owns a huge ranch, he will not let her do anything on the ranch except ride the horses so she leaves and gets a job as a ranch hand on the Kirk ranch to prove that she can succeed without her fath ...more
Feb 10, 2014 soriya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heaven save me! Who knows why I decided to pick up another book of Diana Palmer after the disaster with the last one I've read before this (Wyoming Bold), but I did. I'll admit, the lady has grate ideas for stories. I wish she could just pull it off. I would like to think that a part of me want to giver her the benefit of a doubt.

I'm giving this a three star because at least it wasn't as bad as Wyoming Bold, the third book in this series. Again, there is little interaction between the main leads
Patricia Cendrowski
Sep 13, 2015 Patricia Cendrowski rated it it was amazing
Excellent story by Diana Palmer. Had me hooked from the very first words of the first page. Couldn't bring myself to put it d and ended up reading it all the way through to the end without stopping. A great story as always from Diana Palmer. Can't wait to start reading the next book in the series as well as all the other ones.

Excellent story by Diana Palmer. Had me hooked from the very first words of the first page. Couldn't bring myself to put it down and ended up reading it all the way to the
Apr 10, 2013 Deedee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Started off slow but got good towards the middle
The main female character is very witty and sarcastic .
Good book to read.
Would recommend

Happy Reading!! :)
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Diana Palmer is a pseudonym for author Susan Kyle.

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Susan Eloise Spaeth was born on 11 December 1946 in Cuthbert, Georgia, USA. She was the eldest daughter of Maggie Eloise Cliatt, a nurse and also journalist, and William Olin Spaeth, a college professor. Her mother was part of the women's libera
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