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Wyoming Tough (Wyoming Men #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  3,249 Ratings  ·  210 Reviews

A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day's work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.

As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to

Hardcover, Large Print, 319 pages
Published November 16th 2011 by Thorndike Press (first published 2011)
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So I'm going to pick my jaw up off the floor and try to compose myself to write this review. I keep falling off the "No More Diana Palmer" bandwagon. I have seriously got to get myself a seat belt and stay on that puppy. This book is a veritable feast of tell not show with epic helpings of info dumping. When I was already full up with that I was fed a nauseating, treacly dessert of "my morality is better than yours and that's why the world is going to Hell in a sinful handbasket."

Well fan me with a blowtorch -- I actually kind of enjoyed this! No question it has many flaws, not the least of which are the holier-than-thou, Mary Sue of a heroine -- Morie is the hardest working ranch hand ever, but she was also offered a modeling career and a musical scholarship, can cook and organize fancy parties, tames escaped convicts, and has birds suddenly appear every time she is near -- and the hero, who's such an idiot I suspect someday he'll drown in the rain like a turkey. (In ty ...more
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Inés Izal
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Da la sensación de que el libro ha ido desinflándose poco a poco según iba llegando el final. De ahí la sensación agridulce que tengo.

Aún así, tengo muchas ganas de leer la historia de Tanque, y sobre todo de Cane.
Ana M. Román
Me apetecía leer algo de rancheros así que lo leí sin meditarlo mucho.

La historia está bien, ideal para pasar un rato entretenido sin grandes pretensiones ni complicaciones.
Oct 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My second DP for this month and it was quite enjoyable.Again Ms Palmer writes a nice old fashioned love story ,this time with the daughter of Kingston Brandt and Shelby Kane whose story was one of my favorites.We meet up with some old characters from her beloved LONG,TALL,TEXAN series and it was nice to "meet" these characters again.I immmediately wanted to do a reread of all her older novels,it was like going home again.The h goes to work at the H's ranch as her father won't let her particpate ...more
2'5 en realidad
Hubo momentos en que se hizo un poco pesado con descripciones que para mi sobraban y el protagonista no terminó de convencerme.
Entretenido y rápido de leer para momentos en que no sabes que libro elegir y que se pueda leer con media neurona XDDD
I think this might have finally gotten me back on the Stop Reading Diana Palmer wagon.

I didn't even put this on my "Currently Reading" shelf because I was too embarrassed to admit I was reading it. I always admit to hatereading Diana Palmer. To put it into perspective, I once admitted to reading -- and liking -- Palmer's "Maggie's Dad", which is so laughably old-skool, so incredibly outside the bounds of logic and reason, and so ridiculously anti-feminist that I was embarrassed to be even readin
Lu Bielefeld **
UPDATE: Re-read in March 2015


O livro conta a história de Morie (Filha de Shelby Kane e Kingston Brannt do livro To Love And Cherish) e Mallory Kirk.

Ele é um herói típico da DP, moreno, alto, corpo definido pelo trabalho no rancho, olhos escuros e um temperamento difícil. Como ele é feioso e já foi enganado antes ele desconfia das mulheres em geral e acha que elas estão somente atras do dinheiro dele.

Ela é de família rica e criada numa redoma de vidro pela família amorosa. Ela gosta do
Amanda Sheila
One of my favorites!

When her life keeps giving her more reason to stand on her own feet, Morie get a job in a local ranch. Even though she needs no money, she has to be herself and not smothered anymore. Mallory take fancy of this young girl who just got hired in his ranch. But when Mal's so-called beautiful girlfriend starts seeing Morie as a threat, she'll do anything to get rid of her.

It's been a while since I enjoyed reading Diana Palmer this much. I mean, some of her books can be very sha
Feb 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morie is a rich heiress who leaves home and goes to work at the H's ranch. There she pretends to be a poor plain nobody. Hero's girlfriend is a bitch and she tries to make Morie's life miserable. However Morie is a very feisty, spirited heroine. She speaks her mind, she is confident, super rich and sophisticated. When hero accuses her of theft she goes back to her rich daddy, she gets engaged to a rich tycoon and never looks back until she finds out Mallory is in danger. Then she goes after his ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Morie Brannt is trying to create a life for herself. She's the daughter of wealthy and well known cattle baron King Brannt and his top model wife, Shelby. So why is she working as a hired ranch hand on Rancho Real in Wyoming? Because she is doing what she loves, learning to work a ranch, since her father would not teach her and her brother thinks she is just plain nuts. But Morie loves what she does. Too bad she doesn't like her boss,
Alexis-Morgan Roark
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Lady Lioness
Train. Wreck. This is a classic case of an author who has aged with her books and those books have not held up well. Palmer was never big on sexy times in her books, which is fine, but her later novels are full on preachy about sex, lawsuits, agricultural matters, gender attitudes, etc. In addition, the books all follow the exact same storyline: Cowboy/Rancher hero, who is a full-on Mr. Crankypants, falls for a much younger female who is subordinate to him in some way. The heroine worships him f ...more
I thought I wouldn't say this to Diana Palmer's book..this book is unbelievable, no chemistry at all, no depth, it's boring enough to the point that I had to force myself to finish it.
I am a fan of Diana Palmer, love her old-fashioned sweet stories, I even love how predictable they are :D Unfortunately this one doesn't work for me. Too bad.
2.5 stars. The first half wasn't too bad and I had hopes this would be better than the last few books. Only one or two brief comments on gaming. But then it went downhill....
Glad I still have my old DP keepers when I need a fix. This one will need to find a new home.
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is only the 2nd book I've read by this author. The first was a book with two stories she had written in the 70s and I only finished one of the two. I felt I wasn't giving Diana Palmer a fair shake without trying out some of her more current work as some of my problems with the story I didn't finish in the first book was how dated it was.

It frustrates me to no end that I have to give this book only 2 stars. I really liked the characters, especially Tank and Cane. The storyline had a lot of p
I was so excited to see a new series of books by such a prolific author. What makes it all the more unexpected is that Morie is the daughter of a hero/heroine from an earlier book (can you believe she has been writing for long enough that her couples can have children now who are old enough to have their own stories?!)

Mallory and his brothers all have issues, but Mallory feels like he doesn’t have much to offer, and that the only women he can get is by his money, not his looks. Morie likes him
I was looking forward to this book's release. I always read Diana Palmer books -I have since I was 16 and I own all of her books, as I have collected kept them over the years. Maybe this sounds like I am her biggest fan, trust me I am not. I do love some of her stuff - it's hard to explain, but like an old friend I am comforted by returning to her work time after time. Unfortunately I think many reviewers who read this story will not get her stuff and find it old-fashioned. I think her books sti ...more
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
There were parts that I enjoyed in this book, but, overall, it wasn't real enough for me. We start off the book diving into background info that is not even close to being worked into the plot/dialogue. Then, we have no real progression between H/h and they are suddenly laughing together and "getting" each other. It feels odd and somewhat stilted. More words or cutting out large parts of the action to focus on characters could have made all the difference. I enjoyed Morie's fierce nature...until ...more
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western-romances
This was ok but I felt it was a bit unrealistic. Morie was likeable enough but I felt that it was unrealistic that a high society girl would want to work in the muck of a cattle ranch.. which I guess is what makes her the better character then Gelly. I did love the more modern look at things with the Kirks' farm being an eco friendly as possible environment and references to iPods, and songs from this era, although eventually it will date the book.

What I didn't like was how infuriated I was with
First of all, the dude's name is Mallory... and he turns out to be an insecure, blinded by flattery fool over ANOTHER WOMAN for MOST of the book. Yeah, that's just not much of a romance to me. Yet there was a sweet and naive quality to the story which made for an easy, quick read.
I really liked the secondary characters, like the brothers and others who worked on the Wyoming ranch. But I'm not sure if I would read another book by this author.
Ms. Brandon
Creo que no me he estrenado de la mejor manera con Diana Palmer. Me ha costado pillarle el punto a la historia. Tal vez me han faltado capítulos donde conociéramos más a los protagonistas, porque he terminado el libro sin conocer en absoluto a Mallory, y eso siendo el protagonista me parece un poco grave.
Average story but stellar narrating!
Sep 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
Oh, boy. This is for dumbos. By and for dumbos. Also kinda rapey. Abandoning after a week of valiant attempts on the bus.
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Started off slow but got good towards the middle
The main female character is very witty and sarcastic .
Good book to read.
Would recommend

Happy Reading!! :)
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-jan-read
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Oct 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, western
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Three stars because I finished the book. It wasn't a struggle to give it 3 stars, but Palmer's very annoying habit of mentioning characters from previous books started to get on my nerves. One reference to a previous character went back to a book she published in 1982. Seriously?!?!?!? C'mon.

The hero was totally stupid and clueless. Can't say too much without giving up spoilers but let's just say men can be REALLY stupid when it comes to women. I wanted to bitch-slap him across the ranch more th
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great uncomplicated read that has a lot of depth to the plot… At least for a romance novel… But I really enjoyed it. It wasn't the most unpredictable book I have ever read but I did enjoy it a lot. But what was nice is though you knew that there was going to be a happy ending (I don't count that as a spoiler because quite frankly who doesn't start these books and no there's going to be a happy ending) you got a nice story along the way. There were a few small surprises which was fine. I think ...more
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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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