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Cattleman's Choice
Diana Palmer
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Cattleman's Choice

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  628 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Carson Wayne had come to Mandelyn Bush with the ultimate request: he needed her to teach him how to treat a lady. No doubt he'd asked the right person--Mandelyn was as polished and feminine as Carson was rough and reclusive. And she was the only person who could reason with him during one of his barroom brawls.

It was too intriguing a challenge to turn down. Mandelyn was cu
Published May 14th 2014 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published 1985)
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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 was an exception.

Carson was great 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.
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 gentleman so as to get close to the woman he loves. Mandy doesn't realize he talks about her. Besides she is still too fixated on her past and the love she lost. When Carson realizes she is still obsessed with her deceased fiancé they have a bad figh ...more
Colleen (NerdyWoman) Kayter
Classic Diana Palmer... surly, gruff, older man alternately pursues and pushes away sweet, innocent, virginal heroine. But what's not to love about that?
Alexis-Morgan Roark
What a jerk-wad this guy was! Typical DP hero-frustrated celibacy taken out on the unknowning virginal heroine.

Gotta love it!
Two-haiku review:

She's cultured lady
He's uncouth rowdy cowboy
Can they ever fit?

A little dated
But still entertaining tale
Enjoyable read
I hated the main male character, Carson, in this book. His only redeeming moment in this book is at the beginning of chapter ten when he opens the door completely naked. That was a laugh out loud moment but for the rest of the story I hated him. I didn't want the main characters to end up together. He acted like he was raised by wild animals. Yeah, so this book is supposed to be about Carson asking the main female character, Mandelyn, to teach him "how to court a lady" but there's a difference b ...more
Debbie Saraceni
Enjoyable story of love.

What an enjoyable story of love found with the most unexpected people. Mandelyn was a sweet but yet tough way about her having loved and lost in the past and had been sorta friends with Carson who was her rough and harsh neighbor. She would get asked to help out when he was drinking and acting out because she was the only one he wouldn't lash out at. Things change for her and it all starts with a rough kiss. Their story was full of struggles and yet learning there is mor
2.9-3.2 Stars. Public Library 9/28/14. Good book but strange. Mandy is a southern bell living in Arizona for the last eight years. Carson is her neighbor whose been in love with her for years. As a ruse he asks her for lessons in manors in order to woo a woman. We don't get to see much of their friendship before these lessons but from their interactions it seems hard to believe they were close friends. As the lessons progress their behavior gets more erratic. I would've like this more if I could ...more
Cute, sweet, quick read on the ol' iPad - perfect for a long, boring car ride! In read several Palmer books many years ago and enjoyed them until she got into her black ops obsession where it seemed every other person in this small Texas town was a former mercenary/special forces soldier - must be the most dangerous place on the planet! And I found she was repeating the same "quivering virgin encounters big manly man" scenarios and got bored, though I do understand she has an extremely loyal rea ...more
To my knowledge, I have never read a Diana Palmer novel. I was under the impression she primarily wrote western style romances. Up until recently, I wouldn't have given that genre a try. But, I picked this one up for super cheap and thought I would give it a try.
This book was published by Harlequin in 1985. It is a "contemporary" romance, and I was a bit wary of it, thinking it might be dated. But, it really wasn't all that bad.
Mandelyn is a single woman in her mid- twenties. She's had a fancy C
Amanda Sheila
What a sweet sweet--oh wait, not that sweet actually.

Mandelyn's having a crush to her neighbor, Carson, since forever. But apparently he's too in love with someone else that he asked Mandy to teach him how to be a gentleman. To please the woman he love. Mandy's try to help but how did she do it when she need to help her own heart and prevent it to be shattered to pieces?

Quick reading of Diana Palmer. Even though there's no "major hurt" like Diana Palmer always put at the end of her stories, th
This was ok. Didn't really care for Carson. He was a little to much at times for example when they went to the ballet, that was way over the top.
Me gusta mucho esta historia, creo que es de las que mas disfruto de la señora Palmer y todo por Carson y su personalidad
Old school Diana Palmer. Loved re-reading this book! Some of her books are over the top, but I really do love this one!

Mirabela Maria
I was going to rate this 4 stars before reading the end, now it's only one. One of the most "stupid" ends I have ever read.
Fun read to pass the time by.

Although the way Carson acted at the ballet was too much.
Carson was abit much but i loved Mandelyn she stood up to him
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Another good romance.
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