Heartless (Long, Tall Texans #36)
As a teenager, Gracie worshipped her stepbrother, Jason, a strong, silent young cowboy who left home early to seek his fortune. Though Gracie hadn't seen him in years, when her mother passed away, Jason ensured that Gracie would be cared for. Now the wealthy owner of Comanche Wells ranch, Jason has finally come back home, and discovered that the little girl he knew is all...more
Finally finished this! It says so much when you let out a sigh of relief when you get to the last page of a book. :/I'm sorry Diana Palmer but you and I are going our separate ways. I tried very much but this did not work for me for several reasons. Same grie...more
The over usage of explanation marks (!) at the end of ALOT of sentences where the mood or end...more
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Enfim, este era o último livro, da série, que faltava reler. Sendo assim, terminei de ler todos os Homens do Texas. Agora é esperar a Diana Palmer publicar o próximo livro da série. Que segundo consta, os próximos livros serão do Rick e depois do Grange.
É incrível, como esses texanos tem excesso de hormônios. E para se aliviar de toda essa abundancia, eles ficam dando socos e destruindo os bares ao redor de Jacobsville.
Fiquei com muita...more
Gracie Marsh worshipped her stepbrother Jason while growing up but now her feelings for him have evolved into something more intense. The feeling seems to be mutual but Gracie has a secret that makes her deathly afraid of love. Stung by her rejection, Jason leaves and sets in motion events that may change their lives forever.
OK, here goes my first and, hopefully, my last really negative review.
This book is awful but it is not the borderline incest that turned me...more
When you grow up as brother and sister there should be no romance. But really - There should be no romance between a wealthy cowboy and his mentally retarded step sister. I don't care if there is some unknown reason for her mental retardation - that is the result of whatever unknown thing happened in her past later in the book.
You don't tell your sister (step or otherwise) to just lay back and think of England. You don't ask...more
Innocent virgin. Check.
Christmas hater. Check.
Pregnancy Scare. Check.
Chest hair of awesomeness. Check.
Deposed dictator/druglords/kidnappings. Check. Check & Check!
Diana Palmer novels are my numero uno guilty pleasure. Guaranteed to get me out of any reading slump and put a smile on my face.
Heartless was no exception. I have only read one other Diana Palmer book – Dangerous and you can read my review here to see why I love her so. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77...)
When I first picked up this book I thought it was starting a tad slow, well, it definitely picked up. There wasn't much I didn't like about HEARTLESS, but one of the things was that I thought Gracie acted more like a teenager (naive, shy, self-conscious) than a woman in her mid-twenties, but I suppose that is how it was meant to be with her character. I loved Jason's character immensely - could someone duplicate him for me? Haha. :) The supporting characters...more
It was a typical DP read with the innocent, virginal heroine but Gracie really had some backbone on her and wasn't afraid to stand up to Jason. There were some references to some problems she had due to an incident in her past but it wasn't played on very much in the book, in so much that readers...more
Gracie Marsh has been deeply in love with her stepbrother Jason Pendleton for years. What she doesn't know is that Jason feels the same bu...more
Gracie's always been in love with Jason, her stepbrother. But her abused past drawn her away from him second after their first kiss. Jason, feeling rejected, running away and date Kittie to make Gracie jealous. It worked!
After their fights, Gracie move out from Jason's house and ended up kidnapped. What will happen next?
Very very typical of Diana Palmer's story. Angsty and angsty and angsty! I loved it. Despite of ton of bad reviews, I reall...more
I must admit this was an entertaining romance novel. There was some action (kidnapping, drug cartels, etc), a few funny moments (Jason's rebound woman), romance of course, and overall the characters were easy to follow. There were definitely characters you'd love (life long maid) and others you'd hate (Jason's rebound woman here again). In a nutshell, this would make for a perfectly amusing and long stretched out plot for Dallas or such late night TV soap opera. So if you're into that sort...more
But, again, my obsessive love with vulnerable characters wins through. Gracie is so messed up by her family's hidden past that she needs Jason to save her from herself. Jason's got his...more
All in all, I enjoyed the book. There was some suspense, and some just "roll my eye" moments. It did keep me engaged an occupied while driving. There were also some times when I was yelling at my car stereo because I just wanted to smack Kitty. It was a very heartwarming story, that I...more
When a moment of unbridled passion results in a kiss, Jason realizes that he's falling for Gracie. But Gracie harbor...more
Gracie Marsh came to live with Jason Pendelton, her stepbrother when she was 16 after her mother married his father Myron. Unfortunately 2 weeks afte the marriage Gracie's mother was killed in a car accident lucky for her Myron allowed her to stay with him and Jason. He remarried and...more
I know some people were grossed out by the fact that they were stepbrother and stepsister, but who cares? They have no blood relation, so I'm fine with them as a couple. I've read worse, trust me. And anyway, we've all heard stories of couples who basically...more
I struggled with the author's attempt at defining these characters. In the same paragraph, Gracie talks about...more
Series note, though this book isn't officially part of a series, it is set in the fictional Jacobsville, TX area, where many of Palmer's books take place. Including the popular Long, Tall Texans series. This book can be read as a stand-alone, though.
Gracie Marsh grew...more
This book was not that Predictable that other people are commenting about .......this book had true romance and it wasn't awkward that stepbrother and stepsister in love ... they really arent related at all honestly with family being dead... It had so many different twists that It left you off the edge trying to figure out what was going on Bu...more
I am eager to read more of Palmer's books
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 liberation movement many years before it became fashionab...more