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Fearless (Long, Tall Texans #35)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  2,176 ratings  ·  87 reviews
DEA agent Rodrigo Ramirez is sent undercover to Gloryanne Barnes's stepbrother's farm in Jacobsville, Texas, where he's looking to bust a new and vicious drug cartel. Gloryanne is smart, savvy and fiercely independent, but her job has put her in danger from the same criminal Rodrigo is investigating. She's drawn to the enigmatic new farmhand, Rodrigo, a man who is much mor ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Harlequin Books (first published 2008)
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Rating: 2.5 / 5

Whenever I read a Diana Palmer book, I can usually be guaranteed three things: the heroine will be a virgin, the hero will be broody and troubled, and the hero will treat the heroine horribly at some point in the book. Fearless was no exception to that. But I did like the fact that for once the heroine wasn't super naive. Glory was a little more worldly than a typical Palmer heroine.

I'm not really sure what to say about this book. Because I didn't find it to be a difficult read. I
Pat Cromwell
This book was hard to rate. Did I like it: NO!!!! I gave it a high rating because I will never ever forget it. He is the absolutely WORSE hero (more like a vilian!) that Diana has ever written. He tells the chick she's ugly, makes fun of her, goes to her hospital room where she is recuperating from a miscarriage and gives her friggin divorce papers! This guy Ricardo was scum of the friggin earth! It is the worse book ever written! I hated this guy so much and I really hated her for putting up wi ...more
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Bree T
Gloryanne Barnes has overcome a traumatic childhood to become an assistant prosecutor. When she is the only witness to hear a drug lord threaten someone, he sends a hit after her and it’s decided that she should lie low for a bit, until the case goes to trial. Her stepbrother’s truck farm in Jacobsville Texas seems like the perfect place. Glory can use her canning skills to work on the farm, preparing the summer fruits for preserving and hopefully make it to trial.

Rodrigo Ramirez is the farm man
Rodrigo was a complete *expletive* *expletive*. He spent the entire book treating Glory like *expletive*, and even after she overheard him telling other people not once, but twice, about how plain, unappealing, crippled, embarrasing and pathetic she was, Glory still chased after him. Puhlease. Hands down the worst 'hero' I've ever read. And for someone who's supposed to be a ballsy DA, Glory was pathetically naive and lacking. 2 stars because it was readable for the most part.
If i could i would just make this book disappear from all shelfs/stores out there. I don't know what DP was thinking writing it. Wasn't there anyone to point out what a horrible storyline it was before publishing it?! Absolutely horrible, the hero not worth calling him one.
The hero treated the heroine so terribly, that by the end of the book I hated him. When she forgave him and ran back into his arms, I just thought she was weak and stupid. Lame book.
I love alpha cruel males so thank you Diana Palmer for Rodrigo Ramirez! Damn what a sexy bastard he was. I thought it was hilarious how he thought Glory was an uneducated plain nobody when in reality she was a hotshot super fierce lawyer. Poor Glory had a horrible past, lots of emotional and physical scars. My heart broke for her especially after her miscarriage but I admired her so much for her courage, her strength and her loving nature. Diana Palmer writes the best heroines ever! Great marria ...more
Kaycee Sapinoso
Gloryannne is a high powered Assistant Prosecutor and her job has once again put her - in arms way. A well known drug lord threatens her life. In order to stay alive until the trial, Glory agreed to hide in her stepbrother's farm in their hometown of Jacobsville, working as a canner. There she met he handsome and taciturn Rodrigo Ramirez, her stepbrother's farm manager. Rodrigo is working undercover to bust a drug cartel that is running drugs. And he doesn't need the distraction of the new emplo ...more
Fre06 Begum
One of the worst male reads I have ever read! Glory was stupid for loving this guy and I had no respect for her because of it!
I can't believe I listened to this entire schmaltzy saga of tanned, sinewy hero and plucky but vulnerable heroine in books-on-tape format as I travelled cross country several weeks ago. Okay, he has strong arms, a muscular back, a hairy chest, quick reflexes--I get it, I get it! (Certainly repeated often enough.) So what? Go to the one-star reviews of this novel at They reflect my opinion exactly. Then go to your local bookstore or library or on-line book seller and do yourself a fav ...more
Gag me with a spoon. Really. I was listening to this book on a road trip or it wouldn't have even been finished. Let me summarize--but don't read if you don't want spoilers....

Nevermind. It's not even worth my time, and I am tired after that long drive. I'll just say this....if you don't mind an supposedly intelligent woman acting totally stupidly and against all that she believes, read this book. If you don't mind a woman who can hear a man repeatedly insult her behind her back and then jump b
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Lizabeth Tucker
Long, Tall Texan 35

Assistant District Attorney Gloryanne Barnes must go into hiding when she threatened by a drug lord. The farm where she is moved is run by Rodrigo Ramirez, a man with secrets of his own. With her life in danger and secrets swirling around, can Glory and Rodrigo find love?

Okay, I confess that I like Diana Palmer, have for years. Palmer's males are super Alpha, old school fashion. The women nowadays have an issue, whether it is with their health, men, or family. She does do a ma
Loved it, but IMO Rodrigo didn't redeem himself enough (too little, too late) for the truly assholish way he treated Glory.. I still enjoyed him as a hero, and I loved Glory, but he was really cruel with her over and over again.. I was totally hooked on the story, but just because of Rodrigo's treatment of Glory, 3*.. He should have groveled !!
Loved this book. Great story line with many twists and turns...not unlike what real life has to offer. Kept me interested right up to the very last page. Wish that there was a sequel to this book that dealt with all of the good things in store for the main protagonists. I tend to disagree with some of the negative reviews. Not all of the romance stories need to have cooky-cutter type characters who follow the general trend in our society. In this book, the author shared with us two very unusual, ...more
This is the first Palmer LTT book I've been able to finish in a very long time. She can se so very old school, keeping up with the times in some small ways but always falling back on her early types of books and lately, for me, this clash of decades hasn't worked. For some weird and bizarre reason it *did* work in this one. This hero was a unique SOB and how this gentle but strong heroine ever became attracted to him is beyond me. I wanted to bounce him off the walls more than a time or two. But ...more
Rodrigo is the absolute worst a-hole character Diana Palmer has ever created. I love the LTT series.. Ugh I really don't think he could ever do enough to redeem himself!!!
Tania Martins
Os protagonistas masculinos deixam a desejar, é impressionante o quão parvos conseguem ser ao longo do livro, este Rodrigo tirou-me do sério ao cabo de várias páginas de leitura, que parvalhão com a Glory depois de ter feito amor com ela, com uma infância completamente traumática com homens e com a mãe e mais o problema na anca e ainda tem de levar com as bocas de um homem que supostamente gozava com ela depois de claro se ter apaixonado por ele.

Adorei o final quando ele a vê em tribunal como a
Barbara ★
I've read many Diana Palmer novels which I liked, but this wasn't one of them.

Assistant District Attorney Gloryanne Barnes comes from a troubled past. She was abused by her mother which resulted in a permanent limp and sexually tortured by her foster brothers. She is terrified of men and strangers in general. When she witnesses something that could potentially put a dangerous drug smuggler in jail for life, her life is threatened and her boss insists she retreats to her former home and hide unt
Ann Keller
I’ve been a Diana Palmer fan for years and Fearless is certainly a treasure among her finest novels. Gloryanne Barnes knew too much about a local drug lord. It was time for her to shed her fashionable clothes and makeup and try to “disappear” in the small town of Jacobsville, Texas. There, she would just be one of the hired hands.

What Glory didn’t count on was dark and dangerous-looking Rodrigo Ramirez, her employer at the ranch. Ramirez took over a room as soon as he crossed the threshold. Just
Cassy Kennedy
Jul 21, 2008 Cassy Kennedy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who also enjoys Diana Palmer
Shelves: romance
Dispite my recent realization that all of Diana Palmer's characters are all the same, I enjoyed Fearless. Unlike Palmer's usual tendancy to have the male character start out like steel and then abruptly turn to mush without any reason, while the female character stays the same throughout, all weak and slightly weepy. In this book, not only does the female slowly develops spine, in part form all the trauma that she had previously gone through. The male character doesn't ever turn to mush, he just ...more
I have been a Diana Palmer fan for a while now, loving and re-reading a selected few, and appreciated the other quick reads. My recent opinion of the authors books that they were same 'ol, same 'ol. I felt this way about Mz Palmer's Lawman, a book I had looked forward to and was somewhat underwhelmed by. However, I found this book refreshing. While there were still some remnants of Palmer's signature character traits, character stupid presumptions (that's a comment on the men themselves and not ...more
In continuing my summer vacation in Jacobsville with the Long Tall Texans, I just completed FEARLESS by Diana Palmer. Jason and Gracie Pendelton's stepsister Gloryanne Barnes is San Antonio's Assistant District Attorney. She is also dead-set on testifying against the notorious Mexican drug lord Fuentes. The San Antonio PD is finding it hard to protect her so they have a plan to hide her in Jacobsville, Texas where she will be well guarded by the mercenaries and feds that live there. No one would ...more
Sorting through packed boxes of books that I have long since read I came across my 'couldn't get enough of Diana Palmer' phase.

Of the dozen or so DP books I've read this one was the decider. I haven't picked up another since however, its a fine testament to her writing skills that DP can draw such emotion though not hard when you pit testosterone packed, cruel bullying alpha males against sweet (oft times virginal) women, a recurring theme throughout many of her novels. And like the lead male (
DP is one of the best authors. But not in this book, TOTALLY BAD!!!

I 've been reading this longgggg time ago, but suddenly i remember this book and just want to review some about this.

Jeeezz, i used to read some heroe with jerk attitude, but Rodrigo is a first class jerk.

He often humiliate h, and do something bad to h after they ML. Oh no..
Glory is sweet heroine but strong in so many places, she just has accident and became little limp, if i'm not wrong.

From Outsider we know Rodrigo has feel to
Adriana Fogaça
Homens do Texas 38
Diana Palmer.
H.R. Romance 54

Antes de qualquer coisa, Rodrigo é culpado de todas as acusações, que a maioria das leitoras, o condena, isso é indiscutível. Agora, acredito que há atenuantes que devem absolvê-lo.

Primeiro: se ele foi preconceituoso, Glory também foi, pelo menos no início, ela acreditava que ele era um mísero administrador pé-de-chinelo.

Segundo: ele se acha o último presente dos Deuses a humanidade, Ok? Infelizmente ele deve ter razão, pela descrição el
So I know Palmer is a NYT Bestseller (and I think she should be) but a part of me is conflicted. She is a great writer, develops her characters well which is really important for me as a reader and I like her stories. What leaves me conflicted is that the women seem to get walked on, over, on top and on and on. Then, the hero (if I should call him that because I'm not sure if he really is) has some kind of "aha" moment (to bower from Oprah) and decides that "yes, I have been horrible" and then m ...more
Ta Ta Ta Tia
I like alpha males, A LOT. I even kind of enjoy my male characters being jerks, but this guy? He is a world class, one of a kind douchebag. I think I continued to read this in hopes that he would exhibit some kind of redeeming quality. Rodrigo was completely self absorbed, egotistical and snobby. I was disappointed in Glory who demonstrated so much spine in her personal life after a ridiculously awful upbringing, yet who was unable to do anything other than turn herself into a martyr over this r ...more
Amanda Sheila
One of the good Diana Palmer!

Gloryann, with her limp, is making her way in Rodrigo's heart without him realize it. Until he lost everything. Having a one night full of lust and secretly wishing that she's pregnant, Rodrigo marry Glory. But he thought he still in love with his ex-partner, Sarina. That's when Glory, who madly in love, hear him say that Rodrigo marry her out of pity..

It's been a while since I read one good Diana Palmer's book. This one is good enough to make me stay up all night.
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