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Iron Cowboy (Long, Tall Texans #32)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  1,715 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
HARD-HEARTED TEXAN

Rancher Jared Cameron was a mystery to everyone in Jacobsville, Texas ... and he liked it that way. Only sweet-natured bookseller Sara dared to intrude on his privacy --- informing the loner that a book on ogres might be more appropriate for a man of his qualities. Charmed by her audaciousness, Jared seduced the town's plain Jane. But their burgeoning rel
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Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Desire #1856, 185 pages
Published March 11th 2008 by Silhouette Books
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Ana M. Román
Aug 07, 2016 Ana M. Román rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Deja muchas cosas sin aprovechar y la resolución es chapucera hasta el punto de hacerme poner los ojos en blanco. Decepcionante.
RomReader *Spoiler Giver*
Dec 26, 2011 RomReader *Spoiler Giver* rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary
19yo bookstore employee struggles with some memory & sensory issues due to a childhood brain injury. She gets repeatedly offended by new ranch-owner Hero's rude & arrogant attitude towards her. When they realize they have some things in common, an attraction develops & Hero believes heroine is experienced enough to handle it. But, when he realizes she's not what he expected, things change between them drastically.

How can I explain what it's like to read this book?...My closest analog
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✿❤~m49913~❤✿
What? The ending is just like that?

No action with gun? No hero action? Buuuu... Disappointed....

And the most... This is for Jared... http://www.smileycodes.info

How can a man insult a woman like that?

Grr....
Katherine 黄爱芬
Sara Dobbs menganggap Jared Cameron itu monster. Dgn kearogansiannya, Jared menganggap hina dan rendah diri Sara.

Saya heran kapan chemistry mereka berkembang. Entah sewaktu Sara dioperasi usus buntu. Saya melihat plothole pertama, saat Sara membiarkan dirinya diurus di rumah Jared. Ini tidak lazim utk kota kecil umumnya dimana seorg gadis serumah dgn pria asing. Anehnya di buku ini tidak digambarkan gunjingan orang sekampung. Seolah-olah sah-sah saja.

Jared itu sebenarnya hero yg kompleks tapi s
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jenjn79
Nov 20, 2008 jenjn79 rated it liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: fav author, continuation of a series
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Yet another typical Diana Palmer book. It's got all her staple themes. I liked it for the most part. But I really do wish she would give some variation in her H/H's. Just because you want a hard-hearted, emotionally cut-off hero doesn't mean he has to act like a total bastard. And you can have an morally-upright heroine without having her always be a naive virgin. Even though I usually can enjoy one of her books, I just get frustrated because the relationships always come off the
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Lynsey A
Liked this one better than the previous DP I just read. Jared was quite a jerk in the beginning and a real charmer after (oh and here comes the sarcasm) sweetly making love to our innocent nineteen - that's right, she's nineteen - year old virgin heroine. However, after that scene we really don't see a return to that asshat male.

Jared did have some issues, like the death of his daughter that he deals with in this book. Sara also has her own issues after a tragic childhood. I'm not sure why DP th
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Phyllis
Aug 27, 2008 Phyllis rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Phyllis by: me
Shelves: diana-palmer
Diana Palmer is the Queen of writing cowboy stories. There are some writers who write westerns and are climbing the ladder and I'm happy for them. but The Long tall Texans, I think right now will continue to be my favorites. lol

Jared Cameron is a loner but Sara Dobbs thinks he is an Ogre. Very interesting. This book introduces Tony the Dancer, who I hope gets his own book. I'm a fan, what can I say?
Win
Jun 24, 2011 Win rated it liked it
lagi2 hero n heroine ny menyebalkan...q aja bingung kenapa y sll tergoda buat beli pdhal..cerita ny sll std bgt...cow kepala batu...otoriter..egois tkt dewa plus cew lemah jantung n gampang bgt kena osteoporosis kalo di tatap hero ny...*lebayyyyyy*
Marie
Iron Cowboy

Bintang 2,5

Sara vs Jared Cameron

Sara dan Jared adalah 2 pribadi yang bertolak belakang. Sara gadis yatim piatu dengan ketidakmampuannya atas keserasian, yang bekerja sebagai pegawai toko buku di Jacobsville. Jared adalah pendatang baru, pemilik peternakan, kaya, dan misterius. Pertemuan pertama keduanya tidaklah memberikan kesan yang indah pada keduanya. Namun dibalik perbedaan mereka ternyata mereka memiliki kesamaan yaitu sama-sama baru ditinggal mati oleh orang yang mereka cintai.
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Amanda Sheila
Well, it's good enough.

Jared's just moving in to Jacobsville when he met Sara, local bookstore worker. He fancy her and she feels the same way. But Sara held a secret from her past and she's reluctant to let him know..

I kind of expecting something BOOM or POW but I only got NYEEEEH. That's okay though, it's enough.

But the ending, I don't really like. Because Jared's approachment towards Sara is off and I don't feel the chemistry.

Still in Diana Palmer's typical plot and if you're familiar with
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Astraycat
The thing I liked most about DP's books was how H and h's relationship changed from hating each other to fall in love. I loved the first part of this story. However, I would have give this book 4 stars if (view spoiler)

And I loved to see some characters
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Janie
I've had a hard time trouble distinguishing between all the Diana Palmer books I've read, especially because I sometimes go on Diana Palmer binges! This was one of the books I seemed to have forgotten that I've read, until I looked at my booklist and found that this was on my finished list! Nevertheless, I love DP and will happily purchase all her books! Which I intend to do after I get my new shelving unit built!
Jenny
Feb 09, 2014 Jenny rated it liked it
I'm in love with this author's alpha yet vulnerable heroes and her innocent yet brave heroines so I definitely liked this book but as another reviewer said the heart-wrenching feeling that you usually get while reading Diana Palmer was sadly lacking.
Rosa
Apr 07, 2015 Rosa rated it really liked it
me gusto, aunque solo le doy un 3.5 hay algo que no termina por gustarme
Lu Bielefeld *Book Whore Brazil*
Relido em julho de 2016
Sherry
Mar 23, 2008 Sherry rated it really liked it
Very nice romance, Diana Palmer has that magical ability that makes her readers come back for more
Mackenzie
Oct 16, 2016 Mackenzie rated it really liked it
LTT #31
Lelyana
Aug 03, 2011 Lelyana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mencoba mebaca buku tante DP sejak tak tertarik selama 15 tahun....
Karakter Tycoon Jared Cameron yg menyebalkan dan gadis polos kampung jadi setting kali ini.

Multimillioner Jared Cameron mengasingkan diri ke kota kecil Jacobsvile untuk menghindar dari penculikan oleh gembong teroris narkotika, bertemu di toko buku kecil yang di jaga oleh Sara , gadis 19 tahun yang pernah mengalami trauma di usia 10 tahun atas kematian ayah nya dan hanya hidup sebatang kara bersama kucing nya Morris.

Standard lah,
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Marisa Valle
Ok, I can deal with a mean & stubborn alpha male but I can't deal with cruel and vicious. I understand Jared was dealing with the loss of his daughter but it doesn't excuse his actions. He basically raped a 19 year old virgin, blamed her for his mistake & demanded that she have an abortion, and then sent his ex-lover bitch who had previously hit her to give her money to buy her off. He was a little beyond redemption and he didn't suffer nearly enough for my liking before the TSTL Sara ...more
Barbara
May 17, 2013 Barbara rated it it was ok
Rancher Jared Cameron is a mystery to most of the residents of Jacobsville, Texas, and he likes it that way. He travels with a bodyguard named Danzetta who, in addition to having various combat skills, is a very good cook. Jared meets bookseller Sara Dobbs, another of Palmer’s virginal heroines and they verbally spar several times. Sara has a lot more mettle than some of Palmer’s other characters, and I really liked her. Sara and Jared develop a bizarre arrangement by which they agree to call ...more
Caro
Oct 25, 2015 Caro rated it did not like it
Le pongo una estrella y estoy siendo mooy condescendiente.
¿Por qué? Porque está mal escrita. Principalmente, parece una novela medio fumada de Diana Palmer, parece que la plantación se amapolas de Tony Danzetta ya sabemos dónde fue a parar -_-.
Segundo, deja cabo sueltos y se apresura en un final bochornoso. Para ser Deseo, esta novelita creo que tiene menos acción que una Jazmín de lo más inocentona. Ella es una dulce flor que ha sufrido mucho y a la cual todos los hombres a su alrededor cuida
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Kathy
Jared - rich, but not always rich - a soldier, a policeman, a security business, and now the oil business... and he's a target for kidnapping by a south american cartel who want the quick ransom money... he had married his friend, they had a child, they divorced when she fell in love... he loved his daughter, but spent too much time traveling... and then his daughter died in an accident - and he and his body guard Tony are in Jacobsville Texas, hiding out - and it is where he had buried his ...more
Kaycee Sapinoso
Diana Palmer is my favorite writer that wrote about COWBOYS! The Long tall Texans will always be my favorite.

Iron Cowboy is an okay read. The first few pages made me laughed so hard. The bickering between Jared and Sara was really funny.

"You're the rudest clerk I've seen yet."
"Get your bodyguard to loan you his shades and you won't have to see me at all."
He pursed his lips. "You might get yourself a book on manners."
She smiled sarcastically. "I'll see if I can find one on ogres for you."

There we
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elstaffe
Sep 24, 2013 elstaffe rated it it was amazing
I can't even...I don't...what...fajsdl;fhasdjkhak

The only thing I have to add to what Nonnie has said in the past about this book (see http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/bl...) is that the pair I was rooting for in this book was Tony the Dancer/Harley. This book...I can't possibly describe it better than Nonnie did, so all I will say here is that, despite having read that review on Smart Bitches, I still ended up cry laughing when I reached that certain point into the book.(view spoiler)
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Sandy
Sara Dobbs calls Jared Cameron an ogre when she first meets him. He's pretty much a jerk to her. He's new in town and is very rude and demanding when he meets her in the bookstore she works in. He's not much better when she's forced to deliver his books to him, but over time they get to know each other and develop an attraction to each other. But Jared is disillusioned with romance after losing his daugther. And Sara is inexperienced and naive, never having had a relationship before. Menawhile, ...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Feb 22, 2013 Lizabeth Tucker rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This is the story of Sara Dobbs and Jacobsville newcomer Jared Cameron, two lonely people with tragedies in their pasts who are attracted to each other. Secondary character Tony Danzetta, aka Tony the Dancer, almost steals the story. I look forward to his story. We have narcoterrorists, jealousy, and danger. What more could you want?

Diana Palmer's books have long been a favorite quick read for me. Her heroes are always clueless Alpha males who think loud words and roughshod actions can win the d
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Danielle
Jan 22, 2010 Danielle rated it it was ok
This is definitely a new kind of Diana Palmer. Same domineering male protagonist that is the Diana Palmer trademark, but surprising enough the main female character in this Diana Palmer did not lack for backbone. Yet somehow the romance or that heartwrenching feeling that you usually get while reading Diana Palmer was clearly lacking. If you are looking for a romance book to escape the lack of romance in your relationship, the tragic reality of this world or your own cynicism I would not suggest ...more
Joy
Jan 16, 2011 Joy rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I'll put the good stuff first. The cover to this book was really well-done. The heroine--orphaned, 19-years old, innocent, slightly brain-damaged by a past violent attack--was an appealing, well-drawn character, with unexpected depths. The hero--an executive hiding out because of terrorist threats to his life--seems sympathetic at first. Despite a galloping case of Series Related Infodump Syndrome, the book went along pretty well for the first half. THEN it gets rapetastic and awful. I warn you.
Juana "Darkness" Duran
I loved this book. Sara is just minding her own when out of no where Jared stomps in to the tiny bookstore where she works. Jared is rude to her, but it doesn't take long for Jared to look at her fondly. Tony the Dancer a long lost friend from Sara's past comes with Jared. Sara, Jared, and Tony become great friends, until Jared has to ruin everything. But in order to protect what Jared wishes to keep, he is going to have to get over the fact that life sometimes is not fair.
Becky
Feb 07, 2009 Becky rated it liked it
I read this in one night while suffering from insomnia. Not a bad book, as Silhouette books go, but I didn't care much for the main character Sara. She was FAR too young and naive acting for the book. It was annoying. She claims to be an 'innocent' but it took the male lead all of one evening of heavy kissing to get with her and then she blamed HIM! I don't know, this book wasn't too bad, but there were some stupid parts. Overall, a little guilty pleasure read. I've read worse.
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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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