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The Rawhide Man

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  806 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Agreeing to marry a woman he does not love in order to claim her oil shares, a determined man is unaware that his wife of convenience truly wants him and hides a secret fear that threatens to destroy her.
Paperback, 249 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 1984)
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
This is a nice usual DP fare with a domineering asshat hero and a sweet southern belle in a moc situation with the h browbeaten into it rather than it being a mutual decision-not that she objected strongly!
But it lacked some certain something so that complete satisfaction was just out of reach.

I won’t go into much detail and only point out certain things. There are many good reviews here like the one by my friend Janie.

The H has the typical DP H’s blow-hot-blow-cold technique leaving the h emot
Rating: 5 stars.
Rereading: August 12 2016
First read: June 2011

I really love Rawhide Man.

Bess, isn't a destitute damsel in distress like many of DP's heroines, but she was not spoiled and was quite down to earth. However, a doormat she is! Regardless I loved her. She loved Jude and suffered a forced marriage with him.

Jude, our hero, married Bess to take control of her shares, to become a majority shareholder. Throughout the whole book, he was an arse to Bess, and was even prancing around with B
2.5 stars. (Updated to round down to 2 stars because seriously, this book didn't deserve 3)

Making this one quick, mostly because it's only been a day since I finished this and I've already forgotten a bunch of it. The heroine was ridiculously stupid and the hero was, as usual, the normal abusive, wishy-washy alphole Palmer male who can't make up his mind from page to page how he feels about the female. It's normal Diana Palmer fare. If you have a love for Palmer, you'll probably like this one. I
Jul 26, 2012 Joy rated it did not like it
According to the above blurb I find myself it seems consistently swimming against the tide.

DP's books that I have reviewed so far have the irritatingly frustrating habit of making the female leads out to be empty headed and without backbone or worse they start off strong then somehow lose themselves. Yet I know I read a couple at least that weren’t like this but I have no intention of finding them any time soon, I’ll mark the remaining books of hers that I read a few years back and leave it at t
Amanda Sheila
I loved it.

The idea is intriguing to me, even since the very beginning. I knew this book is going to be a bumpy ride. Marriage that Bess didn't want and she literally being held then dragged from her home? Awesome. To be honest, I think Jude's a bit annoying and step over the boundaries a bit too far. He's plain rude and his remarks are just harsh. BUt then again, very typical Hero of Diana Palmer that I always liked. Color me shallow, I don't mind. For an evening read, this book is just nice.
Aug 25, 2014 Jenny rated it really liked it
Shelves: made-me-swoon
Hero marries heroine in order to claim her oil shares, she marries him cause she adores his daughter but thanks to her stepsister and heroine's obsessive jealousy their marriage is a battlefield.

Loved the angst. Heroine was not your usual DP heroine. She got on my nerves so many times I wanted to slap her. Her insecurities and fears were unfounded and I don't know how hero put up with her. Still I loved the ending, the pregnancy, the accident and their declaration of love was swoon-worthy!
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Seriously? These guys really need to find better ways to express their amorous intents!! This books simply pushed my patience too much with the whole virgin/guardian's got the hots-I mean loves her but doesn't know how to show it/doesn't want to show it 'cause all women are just like the ONE vile manipulative BIT&H from his past.

Sep 04, 2007 Amy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary cowboy story
Just reread this book -- great escapism reading!
Okay, I don't know what to think about this one. He was such a jerk. I wanted to smack him more often than not. I don't get why he treated her like crud when he wanted her so much. It
Aug 07, 2015 Jessica rated it did not like it
SPOILERS!!! Cinderella, the twisted version.
Did we all read the same book? This book is terrible and completely depressing. Plot holes. Why did Bess' mom hate Jude? Whatever happened to his corporation he was afraid of losing control over? That was the whole reason he was marrying her so he could take control of her shares. There is no love, how is this classified as romance? First off the plot is hard to believe, but since this is fiction I can let that go. How he treated someone he didn't want
Kaycee ❤️
Honestly, reading this book was bad for my heart. I mean it's really sad to watch the hero treated the heroine badly; verbally abusing her. It's a actually a big NO-NO for me. Still, I kept coming back. I kept reading about them. I really can't get enough of them - especially Diana Palmer's books. I guess I'm a sucker for an asshat heroes. And whenever I want book that makes me feel that clenching feeling around my heart, Ms. Palmer's books never let me down.

Jude was your typical DP hero. He is
Christie P.
Nov 05, 2014 Christie P. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: contemporary
Not only has Bess White just lost her mother but now Jude Langston has shown up telling her she's leaving with him, going to his home, and marrying him. They're getting married even though they don't even like one another. The only reason Bess is going through with this is Jude's daughter.

So Bess agrees to this farce of a marriage to give Jude her shares of her mother's oil shares and to give his daughter a mom, the kind of mom Bess wishes she always had.

Bess and Clint stumble along through beco
Marisa Valle
I felt that Bess was a bit spineless. She basically allowed Jude to do whatever he wanted with her. Judge was an obnoxious jerk who had few redeeming qualities that only emerged at the end. I'm glad Bess eventually retrieved a little of her pride & dignity but I still think she should have made him suffer more. It seemed as if Jude changed drastically with no apparent reason because it didn't even seem as if he liked Bess at all one day and all of a sudden he wanted to make it up to her the ...more
Consuela Rossetto
Era stato un matrimonio d’interesse, ma chi ne aveva tratto vantaggio?
Jude Langston aveva praticamente rapito Bess, ma non era certo stato spinto da una passione sfrenata.
Bess, dal canto suo, aveva sempre considerato Jude un tipo poco raccomandabile: bello, arrogante e diabolico.

Per gli appassionati di questa autrice vi suggerisco di leggere l'articolo di Alexandra, ci troverete davvero TUTTO sull'autrice e i suoi romanzi: http://bibliotecaromantica.blogspot.i...
Aug 08, 2013 Melanie rated it liked it
Too short for my liking. I couldn't really connect with the characters. It is just that they are introduced and they have always been in love. Pride keeps them from talking. Quick Read Not much to evaluate on....
Pam H
I need to learn to close a book once I dislike either H or h. In this case - they both drove me nuts and I still finished it. The dialogue was atrocious, she was a ninny, the stepsister is just as dumb and he was an ass. The only tolerable one was the daughter.
H wants h shares of stock and coerces a MOC. A lot of push/pull - h discovers she's pregnant. Catches H and stepsister kissing. h runs and has an accident and ends up in the emergency room. Nothing is what is seemed, everyone kisses and makes up.
might own 2 copies
Feb 27, 2015 Spinneretta rated it really liked it
One of Diana Palmer's older novels. And one of her better ones.
Jul 01, 2012 Cem73 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, vf, harlequin
Titre vf : Les chemins du coeur
Mandy Menasco
Oct 22, 2016 Mandy Menasco rated it it was amazing
great story
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Oct 23, 2008 Erotic Horizon rated it really liked it
Rawhide Man by Diana Palmer (1994)
Jun 24, 2016 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the story, just think it went a little over the top with the repeating things over and over. But will continue reading this author.
Wow this book was emotional if the moment wasn't then what the heroine was feelings got intense. Love every Diana Palmer that she has written and love every character that she has written.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Diana Palmer is a pseudonym for author Susan Kyle.

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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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