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Untamed

(Long, Tall Texans #46)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,293 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Stanton Rourke lives life on the edge. The steely South African mercenary is dangerous in every way…especially to Clarisse Carrington's heart.

She and Rourke were playmates as children, but she's not the innocent girl he once knew. When tragedy robbed Clarisse of her entire family, her life was changed forever. Besides, she's a grown woman now, and there are secrets that h
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Hardcover, 299 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by HQN Books
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Vintage
One of my Dad’s favorite sayings (and he said it a lot) is In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king. So I had the giggles going into this as the hero is a one-eyed, tangoing, black ops sniper with retrograde amnesia.

Did Tootsie's big reveal inspire Diana Palmer’s plotting?
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Things that happen...
* Possible incest
* Death by piranha
* Death by mosquito (actually mosquito is the weaponized method preferred by the deposed South American dictator with a
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StMargarets
So happy to read something angsty from DP again. And this was H/h centric rather than all the bro-mances she’s been writing lately.

H/h have a past. We find out early in the story that they have been attracted to each other since heroine was 17, but heroine’s mother told hero that they were half-siblings. Heroine’s mother is constantly referred to as a “saint” so hero took her at her word.

8 years later the hero finds out that heroine’s mother lied and who his real father is, etc. . . Now he want
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Vashti
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow,just wow!!! Diana Palmer has returned with such a besutifully told romance that at times I literally choked up while reading.I wanted Rourke's and Tat"s story for the longest time and this was a winner.
They knew each other since childhood,she at 8 and he 13.One day when Tat was 17 and Rourke was home from a mission,they each gave in to their feelings for each other,but before they went all the way,Tat's mother came home.After that night,things went down hill for the couple.For the next 8 yea
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Jenny
Clarisse has been in love with Rourke since forever. They were playmates as children,she was following him around and worshiped him. Rourke pushed her away not because he didn't love her but because he thought they were siblings. When he finds out the truth they finally get together, they admit their feelings for each other and they live in bliss.

They are about to get married but Rourke has a last mission. He has an accident, he loses his memory and he rejects Clarisse once again. She is pregna
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Aou
I have wanted to say that I loved the angst but unfortunately, I cannot. Because there were everything for angst but not the sweet pain of it. :(
Aayesha Khatri
This book was a lot different than your regular DP book, it had so much pain, so much angst. And it was a lot darker, deeper than books she normally likes.

I can't say that I enjoyed Rourke and Tat's story very much. But I did so love the characters, and I understood why they did what they did. In fact, I even sympathised with Tat when she marries OM when she's pregnant and alone by the hero, and the hero has amnesia and can't remember her and treats her like shit. (On that note, I must add the a
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Chantal ❤️
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Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
What did I just read? It was so whacked, I decided to sit back and enjoy the trainwrecky-ride. Unbelievable how much happened in this one. I was definitely entertained. If you decide to read - just don't take it too seriously and remember these are DP characters. 3.5 rounded stars.
Chitra *CJ*
"Untamed" is the story of Rourke and Clarisse.
In the intro, Diana calls Rourke one of her most beloved heroes, and as the book finishes you know why.
Rourke (our hero with an eyepatch) and Clarisse (our ever forgiving heroine) have known each other forever, and have cared for each other. Their attraction blooms, and in a session of hot and heavy kissing- they are caught by her missionary mother- who tells Rourke a secret which leads him to push Clarisse away, well by belittling and slut shaming h
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Lynsey A
Well, this one was certainly better than the last Diana Palmer book I read. At least the continuity was better and it wasn't all about video games and religion.

It was definitely a sweet love story but it was almost too sweet. I don't know, I guess my reading style may have changed but this was just so over the top with the sweetness and the innocence and the wanting. It just bothered me.

However, other than that it was a good story. I didn't find the hero or heroine annoying as in previous books
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Chrissy
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**** I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for a honest review************

I loved this book. We have waited for this story, of Rourke and Tat. This is such a great book. The beginning was good the middle was a little drawn out but the ending was good well better then good it was great. I loved seeing this story unfold. It was about time we got this story. Allot of questions got answered in this book. If you are a fan of Rourke and Tat you will have to read this. Trust me it
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amanda s.
OMG THE DRAMA!

It's been a while since I read a new Diana Palmer's book and gosh, I'm in love! Even though the action's not as boom as usual, the drama.. Oh boy, I miss it. I always love Diana's plot and this book give me what I want!

Overall I loved this book and the drama with it. I don't care if people don't like Diana Palmer's books, to me, Diana is my girl.

Now I have to wait for another new book by her. But I knew, I knew it's going to be worth it.
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Fans of Diana Palmer know what they are getting with each book. There isn’t much of a surprise that he heroine is often a virgin, and the hero is often angry for some reason. I truly don’t know how she keeps giving us this formula, and knocking it out of the park. Each book draws me into its net, and I don’t want out until the bad guys are caught, the guy gets the girl, and I have chuckled once or twice by the antics of the people of Jacobsvil
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cowboy-mc
I think me and Diana Palmer are finally going to part ways. My reading tastes just don't mesh with her writing anymore. When I was younger I would hunt down anything I could get me hands on - I still have a decent collection of her earlier novellas. For the life of me I don't know what I found so romantic about them. Maybe because they were so short, the pigheadedness of her jerk H was short lived and their HEA was there in a a blink of an eye? I don't know honestly . . . but this three hundred ...more
Pravana
Satisfying for the angst-junkies.

Lots of twists in the tale.....
some small
some big
some unbelievable
some eye-rolling
some predictable
some too-conveniently-explained
some improbable
some filmy style and.... at times
some downright humorous!!
Danielle
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Les Romantiques
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher

Untamed is the 51st volume in the Long, Tall Texans series by Diana Palmer. I read a lot of this series, and in Untamed we meet again heroes from some previous volumes. However, you’ll understand that seeing the number of books published, I don’t really want to make a list of all the novels in the series LOL.

I will only say that I’m fan of the author. And I must really be a fan because in spite of my luk
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2sonreader
Jun 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, netgalley
This is the story of Stanton Rourke, a mercenary, and his childhood friend, Clarisse Carrington. Amnesia, some suspense when one of the characters is targeted to be killed, and reconnecting with familiar characters in Jacobsville, Texas are all elements of what could have been an interesting story. Unfortunately, poor writing with a lot of repetition made this a book I did not enjoy. Review based on an ARC received from NetGalley.
Hayzbaw
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book jumped straight into the story, it was full of drama and romance.
Then WAM.....................
Heartache, tragedy and lots of crying by me.

Wonderful heart-warming story
Diana never misses a beat, I love her stories.
Ann
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great book it was sad the way he treated her just because of something her mother had said. That was bad awaiting eight years when they could have been together than when Stanton Rourke got hurt on one mission right before he was as supposed to marry Clarisse Carrington when he comes back he doesn't remember anything but the chartered he has for her he accused her of things. She found out she was with child his but didn't say anything because he hated her again so she Marty's a great guy ...more
Melissa Lenahan
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great story. I loved it. Her books are great at least the ones I've read so far are.
Cara Ross
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stanton Rourke is a South African mercenary who's cold, dangerous and good at his job. But despite this hard shell, Rourke has been in love with one women his whole life, the one women he was told he could never have… Tat aka Clarissa Carrington.

Tat had loved Rourke since she was a child, but after one kiss he turned cold against her, and ripped her to pieces every time she was near him, which was frequent, as Tat was a journalist and every time she was in danger, Rourke was there to get her ou
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Amanda R
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romance, 2015
Back to the world that Diana Palmer has created full of men of power and mystery that love woman of high moral values. It was like coming home to a comforting place. Palmer has a way that pulls me in and keeps me hooked.

We met Rourke and Clarisse (Tat) in another story, now it's their turn to find the love they deserve.

Clarisse has loved Stanton Rourke for as long as she can remember and she thought she would get her chance during Christmas when she was 17. Rourke came to see her family and thin
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Belinda
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you like your men hot, read this one and you will be absolutely enthralled with the character Rourke. He is a no nonsense South African mercenary who battles against tyranny. His one downfall is the rich woman turned reporter named Clarissa Carrington. Even though they were childhood friends, Rourke decides that she can never be his. Family secrets are revealed in this story which settles a lot of back history. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author.
I received this ARC
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Fabiola Chenet
May 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to give 3 stars to the book. But after thinking about why the heroes were apart from each other in the middle of the book, I couldn't even think about giving it 2 stars. Because it was not OK AT ALL! So, I'm very sad but it will be 1 star for me and I'm very sad because I think I won't read her next books in this series.
I have finished the book a few days ago but I was wondering about my quotation.
Review soon.
Bookworm LLC

I have loved Diana Palmer for over 20 years and have never not finished a book of hers. Untamed was the first book I wasn't able to get even half way through. It just felt very hokey with not much story except for the relationship between Tat and Rourke. The relationship was very unbelievable and just plain boring.
Dar
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy, 4-star-reads
Okay, I was worried there for a bit, but it turned itself around. After being disappointed with the last few books by the authour, this one is written in a way that made me love her to begin with
Bee Mills
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this story. Unlike many other heroes, Rourke has a very good reason for the way he acts toward Tat, both in the beginning and after the Big Event. I actually felt as bad for him as I did for Tat, which is saying something.

I'm taking a star off for bad research though. Specifically, DP's Afrikaans is wrong:

1. Rourke and other African characters often start their sentences with 'Ya' which I can only assume means 'yes' from context. Yes in Afrikaans is 'ja'. It grates.

2. At one point, he sa
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Elizabeth
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stanton & Clarisse

Fantastic read, fuel with action, intrigue and romance. Stanton and Clarisse are childhood friends that always had feelings for each other until a lie was told and Stanton pushed her out of his life. Eight years later the truth is revealed finely and the H doesn't waste time to go find Clarisse and fight to get her. For a small space of time they had a idyllic come together were they admit their love for one another and even start arrangements for a wedding. However, live intr
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Lisa Gibbs
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stanton Rourke is a mercenary and has been for a very long time. He is dangerous and leads a life of danger, he lives off the adrenaline rushes. He only ever loved one woman and vicious gossip kept him from her. He treated her horribly all so he could keep her away from him. He taunted her and ridiculed her, not unlike a lot of Ms. Palmer's heroes.

Clarisse Carrington has known Rourke since she was 8 and he was 13. He was and in some ways still is her protector. She never stopped loving him even
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