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Wyoming Brave (Wyoming Men, #6)

(Wyoming Men #6)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,719 ratings  ·  184 reviews
The Wyoming men are back! In their quest for true love on the range, are these ranchers bold enough to open their hearts to the women under their protection?

Ren Colter may own an enormous ranch in Wyoming, but he scorns his wealth. He's closed himself off since his fiancée left him years ago, so he's shocked when he allows Meredith Grayling to stay with him. He tells himse
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by HQN Books
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Chantal ❤️

I'M SAD TO SAY THAT THIS ENDS MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS AUTHOR! Over the last 20 Years plus, I've bought every single one of Diana Palmer's books.
I don't regret reading any of them but this was the last one!


I've been struggling through her books now for the last 4 years.
On average, I've enjoy one out of 4 she has written. And most times, they were simply tolerable to me.
This is my personal choice here and I've done a lot of soul searching to finally reach this decision
Michelle Lynn
Dec 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance-novels
Well, well, well, where do I even start with this book?

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. Also, spoilers and cursing. Sorry.

I have a few points to get through. I originally wrote this review and it was near 2,000 words, but then Goodreads ate it so, you know.

1) Let's start with Merrie. Merrie, Merrie, Merrie, quite contrary. Except that she's not. Despite withstanding horrific abuse at the hands of her (drug addicted, brain addled) father, she's still the nicest girl t
Diana Palmer standard BS fare: mean, condescending, shaming hairy hero and weeble-wobble spineless, teetering on the edge of death heroine that paints psychically. This time the heroine is in danger and is sequestering at the H’s Wyoming ranch.

What’s different?

The H needs luvvins’ and shows it by shoving his mother out of his life, bedding and getting engaged to his half-brother’s rejects, and humiliating the heroine. He does squirm in shame over his treatment of the h especially when she’s almo
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emona by: Chantal ❤️
Shelves: diana-palmer
Rewrote the whole review because of the deletion!

This is my first Diana Palmer.
Many of you know my aversion towards country romances, but Diana Palmer is an exception from now on, I'm going to read more of hers; her writing style is unique, it made something I hate, into what I now look forward to!

Chantal and Jenny: Thanks for the introduction and recommendations, I know I've been procrastinating in reading her books, all of which have been recommended by the two of you, but it was because I hat
Usually even when I hate a book I try to read it to the end so that I can give a complete review of it when I'm done. But I DNFed at 75% on this book because there were just so many awful and ridiculous things about it that I was starting to lose track of them all! Good Lord, where to start? With the ridiculously idiotic, doormat heroine? With the asshole-for-no-reason hero? With the repetitive and contradictory writing style? Oh man. Strap in, ladies, it's going to be a bumpy ride!

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Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heroine-i-adore
Hero's fiance cheated on him and he has mother issues. He is bitter and mean. Heroine was horribly abused by her father but she has a good heart. When they meets sparks fly but Ren thinks that Merrie is his brothers girlfriend and that she is experienced. Lots of angst, adorable heroine and an alpha hero make this a good read. ...more
Lu Bielefeld
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC by Netgalley for an honest review.
Review in Portuguese and English:
Blog Book Whore BR
Neste livro temos a história da irmã da heroína do livro "Defender" e a busca pelo assassino contratado para eliminar nossa heroína continua.
Recomendo ler aquele livro primeiro.
Para segurança de Merrie ela é enviada para a casa do herói onde existe um grande sistema de segurança e supostamente ela ficará mais protegida.
Lá ela se depara com um cara cínico e muito m
Mary Kirkland
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Merrie's friend Randall brought her to stay and his and his brother's ranch. Randall's brother, Ren is also there and he really doesn't like Merrie being there because he hates women. Ren is bitter after he is cheated on by his ex fiance who just wanted him for his money so now he sees all women in the same light.

Merrie has had a really hard life because her father used to beat she and her sister. It isn't until Merrie freaks out when Ren takes his belt off to adjust it that Ren finally sees pa
Fifty percent of this book was repetition. Rehashing the backstory over and over and over. I sure am tired of hearing about Jacobsville even from Wyoming. The mob characters were a weird silly addition and Merrie's mystical painting insights were weird. Very disappointing. ...more
2 - 2.5 Stars.

Mmmmm. Another Mmmmm. This book was an OK book. I wanted to read something for Diana Palmer and it did not matter if it was good or bad . But actually it did.
The Book Worm
Jan 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this book and I was very disappointed. It was certainly not what I expected from reading the synopsis. I disliked it from page one, decided to give it a second chance but then just gave up when Ren offered Merrie to pay for sex.
Ren Colter isn't closed off, he's a jerk with severe anger management issues. He hates his mother because she said something he didn't like a long time ago and he never even talked to her again. He hates his former fiancée because she cheated on him. He
Diane Tanner
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
I've been struggling with this book since I started reading it. **Couple of spoilers** Sweet innocent 'snowflake' Merrie is irritating, to say the least. I roll my eyes every time I have to read about everyone gushing over her - whether it's because she's this supposed amazing artist, or that she's an 'animal whisperer' (cue my vision of Disney animals following her all over the place), it's nauseating. Everyone treats her like she's the most precious thing on earth, and to be honest I got tired ...more
Mar 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
I don't know that I've ever written a really bad book review before, but I couldn't help myself. I have read many Diana Palmer books over the years and believe (hope) that this one was written by a ghost writer. The writing was terrible. The sentence structures and dialog seemed like I was reading an elementary school book. I don't think any one actually edited it before publishing. The dumb heroine spouts off multiple times that she's never been kissed by a boy. And the hero, Ren, asks her like ...more
Lisa Bald (Gogel)
Aug 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book repeats the same 6 plot line sentences over and over and the characters act as though the information is brand new every time they hear it. Every plot addition lacked all finesse and subtlety as well as any semblance of plausibility. It needed another revision or two to be considered ready to read by anyone. Don't read it unless you enjoy laughing about the ridiculous nature of every page. ...more
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Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Back 20 years or so, I was a big fan of Diana Palmer's but eventually all her books started to have the same theme - a formula of overbearing/asshole heroes who spat hateful words and always have another woman in the picture to torture heroine. As for the heroines, they are always super naive, innocent and pretty much doormats. This book is no different so I don't know why I bothered. Maybe I keep hoping that she will surprise me someday. Oh well.. As for this book, we have yet another innocent, ...more
Harlequin Books
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-17, hqn
"Palmer returns with a splendid Western contemporary novel filled with passion, heartache and small-town life. The story serves as a reminder that life will provide second chances; we just need be brave enough to hold onto them. When Meredith hides her dark past from the love of her life, Ren finds a way to forgive and strengthen their bond. Fans of small-town romances with rugged, sexy cowboys will want to add Wyoming Brave to their collections" (5 stars GOLD @ RT Book Reviews).

Miniseries: Wyom
Sandy Wolters
Jan 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Normally if I don't enjoy a book, I'll just mark it as read and leave it at that. But this book left me speechless. I've been a fan of DP for a long time but it's been a couple of years since I've read one of her books. I purchased the book on Amazon for my Kindle and I can't help but think someone must have screwed up and accidentally published the first draft instead of the completed version.

After I read the book, I looked at the reviews and couldn't believe how many 4 and 5 stars there were.
Mar 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. This book was so bad. I've read others by Diana Palmer and enjoyed them but not this one. There were a ridiculous number of times that the same back stories were repeated to new characters being introduced into the book. There were too many characters with no real purpose and brought into the story for under the dumbest guises i.e. Tony and most of the bodyguards. Took me a month to get through this book. Going into the give away pile. ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can't not Love a Diana Palmer book. I just can't. Guess what? I loved this one. ❤ I think one of the reasons I love her books so much is the angst. Oh there has to be angst!!! She is the Queen of angst! I love her for it!!! I'm just hoping now she might write a book about cousin Mickey. :) ...more
Sara A
Jan 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Doormat woman without the brains God gave a goose. Yes I'm being stalked by a hitman out to kill me, so i'll just go buy a fancy party dress and use my credit card. Throw in an a$$hole man, redundant dialog, no editing and it's another poor effort from DP. ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it did not like it

Read this to kill time during my commute because I'd finished the actual physical book I brought with me, and this was on my phone.

Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels
***I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review, which was first posted on book blog Will Read for Feels.

I’ve been reading Diana Palmer books for a couple of decades now, and there are a few hallmarks of her stories that I’ve just come to associate with a DP read.

One is that they promote an “old-fashioned” attitude toward premarital sex for women—and are likely to comment on said old-fashion
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm not one much for romance novels but every now and then.....For this author to have written so many books before this one I found it not written very well. Ithought it was probably her first. She constantly repeats information about the characters. Yes for the 20th time we know she has never ben kissed and her father beat her with a belt. Also, there are lots of indiscrepancies. When she leaves it says she says she takes her sketchbook, and then at her sister's she goes into a panic because h ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ren Colter has been badly hurt by a woman so he doesn't like them to much so when his brother Randall brings home Meredith Grayling home he doesn't like her from the beginning she loves his ranch and the animals love her she is in danger that is why she is there his brother doesn't till him the truth why she is there but when he finds out it's to late she goes back home but gets hurt and ends up in the hospital that's when he wakes up to his feelings for her before it's to late love this series ...more
This one continued where DEFENDER ended because it featured the younger sister of the heroine in DEFENDER. Had same problem with this one. Too repetitive. Hero was bitter over a previous relationship and assumed heroine was just like her, blah blah blah.
Long time coming. .It is nice to see that a man Can hold a grudge just like women. I loved the story had a nice happy ending With a side of Danger .It is a very good book to read and pass along to friends .I just wish that it had been just a little bit longer. Good 📚 Reading 📚 😎
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-tour
Wyoming Brave isn't my first Diana Palmer book, but this is book six in the Wyoming Men series, and you just jump right into the middle of the story in chapter one. While this wasn't quite a stand alone--there were several characters from the Long Tall Texas series of the author's that make appearances throughout the book and they are very briefly explained--I didn't have too much trouble figuring out who was who to enjoy this book. With a hero and heroine that are both closed off from other peo ...more
amanda s.
3.5 stars, good but yeah, classic Diana Palmer.

I don't expect people these days enjoyed reading Diana Palmer. I mean, she's two generations away from me, so she's basically living with different style of mindset and imagination. That's why as much as I'm annoyed with almost every Heroes she creates, I can't help but adoring them as well, thinking, oh my this is so DP. I've read several that's not her usual ones, you know, Heroes that gentle and loving and definitely not arrogant, and yep, I end
Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Randall Colter has brought his friend Meredith “Merrie” Grayling to his step-brother Ren’s Wyoming ranch. Merrie needs a place to hide because there’s a stalker out to kill her; Ren’s place has high tech surveillance, so Merrie should be safe. Ren’s ex-fiancée, Angie, did a real job on Ren six months before, and he still hasn’t recovered from her betrayal. Ever since Ren has been an absolute beast to almost everyone: he’s angry, nasty, he’s prone to violent outbursts; he hates almost everything, ...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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