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Lawman (STP - Mira)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  2,190 ratings  ·  88 reviews
When San Antonio FBI agent Garon Grier buys a ranch in Jacobsville, Texas, the strong, silent loner is hoping to mend some broken family fences. He's not looking for love when he finds an unexpected, unwanted attraction to the girl next door, a shy, lovely woman who believes some secrets are best kept hidden. But the truth will prove just as dangerous when Garon tackles th...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by HQN Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Julz
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Celly
I can't believe this book was even printed, let alone that I actually bought it and MADE myself finish it! I even spent some time online searching for some sign that this was written in the 80's and was just reprinted with some gratuitous mention of e-mail and cell phones. The banter was straight out of some cheesy b-movie. That's not the worst of it...

Garon had NO redeeming qualities whatsoever. He thinks she's an unattractive, frumpy spinster even after getting to know her. Despite his better...more
Christel
This one is about Cash's brother Garon. Garon is an FBI agent and is working on a possible serial-killer case invovling little girls. Grace is the town sweetheart but she is holding a secret that other people in the town of Jacobsville knows about but are unwilling to talk about. This is oneof the better books of Diana Palmer's little town of Jacobsville.
Jacqueline
I was trying a few of this author's books because so many people seem to like her. After 3 books I've decided I don't. The hero is an idiot and a nasty one at that in this book. The heroine is a wimp. That seems to be par for the course with Palmer. I can stand a wimpy heroine better than a hero who is verbally cruel to the heroine. In addition he thinks she is stalking him whenever he sees her in a town of 2000. That's a pretty small town and you're bound to run into people at social events and...more
Alexis-Morgan Roark
This little book packed quite the emotional punch...a little too much at times for me. There was violence against children and that always gets to me.

The romance part was your typical DP, however, with the obligatory virginal heroine, lonely/still mourning or hurting over his ex hero, and Jacobsville's finest. Gotta luv it!!

The part you don't end up lovin': how absolutely STUPID these supposed FBI agents are!! You gotta read the book to understand, but I just can't see how any crimes get solved...more
Susan
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Savannah- Quad Motherin' Book Readin' Diva
This "hero" was the biggest jackass I've ever had the misfortune to read about. I've read books before (mostly older ones from the 80's and 90's lol) where the male lead is cold, distant, cruel-whatever. This idiot htakes the cake. He has absolutely NO redeeming qualities so even by the end, I was left wishing she had picked the OTHER guy who had, evidently, loved her forever. Normally, authors at least give the losers an epiphany moment early enough to make you root for them before the final wr...more
Ashley♥Alexis
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Emily
FBI Agent Garon Grier is married to his work and has no plans to change that, when he helps his neighbor Grace Carver he is intrigued by the woman who has obviously had a very hard life but brings a ray of sunshine in everything she does, and doesn't have any qualms about putting him in his place.

When Garon is asked to help with a possible child serial killer investigation, Garon is shocked when he finds out one of the victims maybe closer to home than he expected.

Heart wrenching story, I crie...more
Deedee
Diana Palmer, smh, Diana Palmer, why do you do this to me? Allow me to fall in love with jerky,damaged, and amazing souls.

This story was a mixture of sweet and kindheartedness with douchy and jackassness but it just worked somehow. The strength of the heroine mixed with the gruffness of the hero.

Okay the story: Garon Grier is San Antonio FBI agent, who has move into ranch in Jacobville, Texas to mend fences with his older brother. When he meets local girl Grace Carver, who at 25 has been dealt...more
~Megan~
Terrible audiobook...I had to stop it and read it instead! Typical Diana Palmer, the Queen of Miscommunication and Hatefulness, but there's something comforting in that. You always know what you'll get with her. I wanted to smack Garon several times, but he came right in the end. He was a little different than other Palmer heroes...he wasn't really an old-fashioned kind of guy. Some of the plot was ridiculous, and their banter was odd most of the time. Palmer always manages to make them sound li...more
Jenny
A sweet marriage of convenience story with a lovely ending. Hero was alpha male, deliciously over the top dominating, aggressive, and protective of his unwanted wife. He was bitter and cruel but this is exactly what I expect from a DP hero. At least he had his reasons. He lost his first wife and child so tragically I could forgive him for being so damn brooding.

Grace was a true survivor. Emotional and sexual abuse is disgusting and heartbreaking. She grew up with her mean grandmother. No one ca...more
Melody
DNF @ 20%

I stopped at the words fanny pack. I just can't. I decided to give Palmer another try with Lawless and this one. This author has a serious MAJOR fixation for unfeeling, selfish, belligerent, misogynistic dickwad heroes who have the emotional depth of a stick. No dimension, no growth and absolutely ZERO self-awareness which is a deal breaker for me. It's almost offensive how she writes these guys--no actually it IS offensive. Am I supposed to be swooning? And having a victimized heroine...more
Hannah M.
I did it, I read another Diana Palmer. See, when I saw this book for a dollar I figured why not try it out. The little blurb seemed interesting enough and since the male lead happens to be the brother of Cash, from Palmer’s Renegade whom I liked very much, I figured I might as well give it a go.

Garon Grier, FBI agent and new ranch owner, and Grace Carver, small town girl, meet under unfortunate circumstances. Grace’s grandmother needs to be admitted to the hospital and so Garon helps her out whe...more
Ren
Pertamanya mau kasih 4 bintang, abis baca kisah kakaknya si Kucing Garong, eh Garon, akhirnya kasih 3 bintang aja, cos Renegade masih lebih bagus daripada Lawman ini :))

Menceritakan tentang Garon Grier, adik dari Cash Grier, kepala polisi Jacobsville (yang muncul di Lawless dan tokoh utama Renegade). Garon adalah agen FBI sekaligus peternak sapi di Jacobsville. Dia sedang menyelidiki kasus tentang pemerkosaan dan pembunuhan berantai, disamping harus mengurus peternakannya juga.
Suatu saat tetangg...more
Tamarin
Garon Grier and Grace Carver CONTAINS SPOILERS

If I start thinking too much about the story lines of most romance novels I can end up picking holes in them left right and centre. I generally don't as I enjoy the escapism and I'm happy to suspend belief and go with outlandish plot devices if it gets the hero and heroine together and I can thrill in the emotional ride with them.

In this story FBI agent Garon Grier moves into the neighboring property to Grace Carver. Again she is one of DP's "plain"...more
Holly
Jan 26, 2013 Holly marked it as to-read
Shelves: favorites
May have slight spoilers.

In author Diana Palmer’s novel Lawman we meet FBI agent Garon Grier who has just bought a ranch and moved to Jacobsville, Texas from San Antonio.

He is hoping to get more in touch with his brother whom he has not seen a lot of—Cash Grier—what he was not looking for is his new found attraction to his next-door-neighbor. A 25 year old, shy but lovely woman who has a nightmare of a past, Grace Carver lives with her grandma a cruel woman but the only family she has beside a...more
Pattianne
Lawman - lost interest and marked misc. read

When San Antonio FBI agent Garon Grier buys a ranch in Jacobsville, Texas, the strong, silent loner is hoping to mend some broken family fences. He's not looking for love when he finds an unexpected, unwanted attraction to the girl next door, a shy, lovely woman who believes some secrets are best kept hidden. But the truth will prove just as dangerous when Garon tackles the most difficult case of his career, hunting an escaped convict, a child predator...more
Imel
cerita yang satu ini juga bagus dan gak kalah nyebelin ma Renegade maklum msi ceritanya grier bersodara

Garon ma Cash itu 11-12 lah...
garon gak kalah nyebelin, mungkin lebih nyebelin daripada cash

entah kenapa grier bersaudara selalu mendapatkan pendamping yg pasrah,
dan tidak bosan2nya DP mengangkat cerita tentang dua tokoh utama yg mempunyai masa lalu kelam, yg satu karena trauma perkawinan terdahulu dan yang satu korban penganiayaan dan pelecehan

Garon=== trauma karena istri dan anaknya meninggal...more
Adriana Fogaça
Homens do Texas 35
Homem Da Lei
Diana Palmer

Compreendo que a maioria acredite que Garon seja um ogro ou coisa pior. Mas tento compreende-lo, a vida foi dura com ele, entendo que ele foi mega arrogante.

Acredito que tudo que Garon fez foi tentar afastar o amor, em momento algum ele tentou conhecer a Grace, pois se permitisse acabaria se apaixonando. E pra ele amar significa perder. Em algum momento a pessoa amada vai embora ou vai morrer. É o que ele pensa.

A família Grier, tem um sério problema com...more
Kristen
This is one of my new favorite romance authors up to date, contemporary or historical. Grace Carver led a tragic life, with a nagging grandmother, with a dangerous past, who's poor and ordinary, and loves life to the fullest. Garon Grier is a FBI agent on a case on a serial child killer, who's her neighbor and fellow ranch hand, who doesn't believe in God, and is a widower. At the start, they become friendly, before he took her on a dates and a whirlwind romance. She wants marriage, he wants sex...more
Vina Raintree
dari sejak aku mengenal novel romance, diana palmer itu sudah menjadi salah satu penulis favoritku. suka sekali dengan Jacobsville series nya, ;0

law man menceritakan tentang Garon Grier, agen FBI, garon ini adiknya Cash Grier yang udh jadi kepala polisi dan punya istri Tippy. sekarang giliran Garon...

Grace Carver ni luguu dan poloss banget. sifatnya nrimo dan selalu punya jatah sayang ke semua orang. termasuk ke neneknya yang selalu nyalahin grace. pertemuan pertaman sama garon, pas itu grace n...more
Livia
Outstanding novel! Garon Grier's story and his secret is important but it is not as dark and dangerous as the one heroine Grace Carver is keeping. While LAWMAN is key to the Long Tall Texans series and explains the distance between Garon and his brother Jacobsville Chief of Police Cash Grier (RENEGADE Aug 04)the story line is depressing and filled with dark and evil crimes.

If sex crimes and murders of little girls bother you then I suggest you don't read this one. It was very hard for me to get...more
nurmawati
awalnya bagus....tapi pertengahan bakalan nyebelin secara co nya ninggalin ce nya entah krn takut atau apa....
biasa deh...ce mau komitmen...co cuma mau ehem2 aja....
tapi nanti nya pas ketauan si grace dalam bahaya jadi seru lagi karena garon berusaha melindungi si grace...
mana si grace hamil pula...ckk...ckkk......garon bilang mereka harus merit karena dia mau punya anak...terserah nanti gimana after anaknya lahir....
dan ternyata kehamilan grace membahayakan nyawa nya karena grace mengidap penya...more
Sannn~~~
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Deirdre
What can I say? I'm just not a fan of this kind of romance. I'd actually give it 1.5 stars, but I'll go ahead and round up in this case.

Aside from the facts that romances are entirely too predictable and that I think they all sound exactly the same, this particular book had too many repetitive statements that made me feel like the author thought I was dense, had a few correct words in completely incorrect places (the kind that spell check won't catch for you), had one completely discombobulated...more
Inspire
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Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Unabridged audiobook review from Speaking of Audiobooks column 5/04/10:

Narrated by Todd McLaren
My first Diana Palmer book, I could write a full length review detailing the plethora of overused romance plotlines packaged in just one book. I guess I could then detail all of those eye rolling moments as well, especially those brought on by the heroine’s actions. Narrator Todd McLaren is perfect for a hero’s voice but his attempt to perform the heroine’s voice at a falsified higher range grates on t...more
MaryLennox
Okay...I'm trying to get into Diana Palmer since so many folks seem to sing her praises. This is the second book of hers I've read, I have to say, she certainly can tell a story but I do have a problem with her characterization. It seems inconsistent, not to mention parts of the story details are also lacking in consistency as well.

The main characters were interesting - initially absolutely hated the hero, quite possible the biggest tool I've ever read about - arrogant and just bleh. But I'm gla...more
Andrea
Ok first what I didn't like about this book. I did NOT like the picture being painted of rapeing and killing little girls for entertainment purposes in a romance novel. The discriptors used were tactless and really uncalled for in this book. Second- I hated Garon right up to the end even though Dp tried to redeem him. The man was painted an ass and stayed one through most of the book. Third - Grace was a timid little mouse and with only her witty comments to enhance her she was pitiful. I loved...more
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