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(Long, Tall Texans #50)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  780 ratings  ·  105 reviews
She vowed to never trust another man…until she met him.

A passionate new Long, Tall Texans romance from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer

Clancey Lang knows how to run. She’s been doing it since the day she fled her abusive home to save her and her younger brother’s lives. That was the same day she decided to never let herself depend on anyone else. Especially
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by HQN Books
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This came up in my library queue, which means I have read this out of order.

It’s six book later in the series since my last DP,Invincible, but I was not lost. DP included that heroine’s ex-merc-now-a-minister father just for funsies.

So, six books later, DP is keeping with her trend of mystery first, romance second. Set in San Antonio, the heroine is a file clerk for a grumpy Texas Ranger (H) who is in charge of cold cases.

The cold case he opens just happens to be about heroine’s grandfather’s
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok so this is DP and I read all her books ... the newer ones are not really to my taste but I still read because its DP ... she is a long time favorite ...
She has a formula which she uses ... poor h ... well off H who is often a jerk to the h ... h has medical issues, she is deeply religious, conservative and equates intimacy with sins, there are a dozen judgmental tropes in the book ... sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't ...
This h was poor and had medical issues ... H is in love with
Like my friend Leigh said this book lacked passion and angst. It was a good read but not the best Diana Palmer book. The suspense was solid. Typical DP with experienced but celibate hero and virginal heroine. Hero is in love with another woman for the first half of this book so this might bother some people but it was platonic. Epilogue with their son was very sweet. I can't wait for more 'Long Tall Texans' love this series!
Chitra *CJ*
"Unleashed" is the story of Clancey and Colter.

I've said this a million times, I'll repeat it again. I LOVE Diana Palmer. Her books with stereotypical characters take me to my happy place, and her tried and tested formula never fails to cheer me up.

Here we have another hero in the police force, who locks horns with his very timid yet fiery clerk heroine. She hides scars from a family tragedy, and works hard to support herself and her brother from extreme poverty. The hero is sorta hung up on a r
I’m huge Diana Palmer fan and own over fifty of her books in paperback. I always look forward to her books even if I don’t always love them. Unfortunately, Unleashed is one of those books that I didn’t absolutely love.

Unleashed doesn’t have that angst and Diana Palmer flare with a sweeping saga-like romance. Instead, Unleashed was rather tame in the romance department. This is her usual romance formula with a sweet virginal heroine who is lives in poverty but is proud and intelligent and quite
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clancey was refreshing as a Palmer heroine. She had faced hard times, yes. She had a health issue, yes. She was terrified of men, double yes. She was naïve in a way that made absolutely no sense, but of course. But she didn’t shy away from her life. She didn’t bemoan her situation; she took action to look after herself. She had a sense of humour that was applicable to her surroundings. She didn’t hold out foolish hope that someone would fix things for her.

Banks also was a refreshing Palmer hero
Jul 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
I've given up on Diana Palmer.

Which is unfortunate. Her books introduced me to the world of romance novels. I loved the moral values she imbued her characters with, the men were men and the woman were, for the most part, strong and feminine at the same time. However the more you read of her work, especially her newer offerings, the more repetitive I find her plots. Most glaring example, the heroine always has a) asthma, b) a heart condition, or c) both. Combining this with the fact that her boo
Typical Palmer read of late. Too repetitive with a clueless hero and heroine.
Mary Kirkland
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clancy was young when her parents died, but she still had her grandpa and her younger brother until her grandpa disappeared. Her step brother was down right mean as hell to both her and her little brother but he's been in prison for a while for what he did to them. Because of what happened she's gun shy around men. But she comes to trust Colter, her boss when he takes care of her when she gets sick.

Colter has been burned in the past and still pines away for the girl that got away but when he fi
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
When I want to read an amazing passion filled western romance, I don’t have to look any further than two authors and one of them is the amazingly talented Diana Palmer. Her books never fail to pull me to the heart of the story and keep me hooked until the very last page. I always feel like I’m coming home after a long time away when I read her novels.

Unleashed is magnificently written. I loved reading about Clancy, Tad, and Colter……they were three characters that I just couldn’t get enough of. T
Aycal Herondale
Nov 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
Read it on a dare. It was terrible. Never again.
Sep 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
These are formulaic books that have mediocre writing and shoot-me-now romances that are entirely based on lust. Seriously, the entire book everyone's just like oh I'm so drawn to you, I have to have you now, but I'm going to show self-control for 400 pages until I finally lose it.
If you're in love with someone, you care a lot more about them, and aren't always thinking with your pants, dude. Also, pay attention. Girl is poor (see note below). Maybe you could help her out rather than her good guy
Latifa Morrisette
Working in the cold case unit eith Colter Banks, Clancy us the sole caretaker of her young brother Tad after the deaths of her parents. When the past comes back for revenge will she be able to live free once again or always live in fear? I love Diana Palmer's books and she has never disappointed me. I absolutely loved Colter sbd Clancy's story and I'm excited for more.
Chloe (Always Booked)
2.5 stars. This book was okay. Its about a guy named Colter Banks and a girl named Clancey. Banks works on solving cold cases and Clancey is his secretary. Hes got a case where an old man went missing and we know who did it but theres no proof. That guy is about to get out of jail and Clancey doesnt tell him that the man is her grandpa and the killer is her step brother. His release means danger for her but shes so poor she is scared to say anything and risk losing her job. It made no sense that ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free ARC from This is my voluntery and unbiased review. Although have read many of the author's book, I read this as a stand alone.

Clancey and her little brother, Tad have had a challenging life for ones so young. Her parents and step father are dead, grandfather missing and her step brother, Morris, is in jail after he had attacked both Clancey and Tad, both ending up in the hospital. Because she testified against Morris, he has threaten revenge when he gets out. To
Jac K
Book #51 in her Long, Tall Texans series brings us the story of Clancey and Colter, and the end of my DP binge. Whew! Not sure where I got the idea to request all 8 ebooks my library had, and read them all back to back. :) This one was pretty tame compared to others. Colter, a Texas Ranger was very normal. He wasn’t loaded, and didn’t have an international man of mystery resume; he wasn’t really broody or mean. He may be one of the kindest DP H’s I’ve read. Clancey was the typical abused orphan ...more
April Symes
Unleashed by Diana Palmer is book 50 in the Long, Tall Texans Series. This is Clancey Lang and Colter Banks' story.
IMO, this lacked the angst you normally find in a Diana Palmer LTT book. This had angst but it seemed to pale compared to previous books and the stories. I did like the main characters in this book for , even though it seemed to take awhile for them to finally get them together, Clancey was just the perfect virginal heroine for her alpha standoffish boss(hero) Colter.
I just wish t
Angelina Navarro
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Diana Palmer book, it was good but it was repetitive at times found myself yelling “you just stated that!” Or “we get it already get to it”. Found some errors when characters were talking. A cute romance story that I didn’t really see coming. The suspense was good and kept me on edge. It was an overall good story with great characters! Definitely would give another Palmer book a try 😊
Amanda B
Jun 11, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: arc-reads
DNF @ 50%

The story was so repetitive stating the same details about the characters over and over and I just wasn’t invested.
CD {Boulder Blvd}
It's hard to believe that this is from a long time writer. This was mostly tell, not show. It felt like a long drawn out monologue that would put you to sleep. I had to skim read or DNF. It was so repetitive that I honestly felt like my Kindle was recycling pages.
Donna Repsher
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Here I am again, reviewing the 50th title in Diana Palmer's Long, Tall Texans series, and, considering the issues I've had with her novels for more than the past decade, you may be asking why I volunteered to read yet another advanced reader copy of one of her novels--the answer is, it's by Diana Palmer, and for some strange reason, even knowing her formula, I simply cannot stop reading her any more than I can have sweets in my home but not eat any of them. It's a weird addiction, and in the cas ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Diana Palmer has the romance formula down pact. I always love her books. Im always happy by the end but they make me cry throughout, love them.
Jun 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Dumbest most selfish heroine ever. Almost stopped reading this several times. But my ocd won’t let me just leave a book unfinished. Palmer fans should be very disappointed.
Jul 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF at 7%

Too much telling and not enough showing.
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-authors, reviewd
Clancey Lang has lived in fear for years and wants nothing more than to give her little adored brother a better life. Colter (Colt) Banks is a hardhearted Texas Ranger who has been in love with his dead best friend's fiance' even before he died. Will Clancey change his mind? Can she trust Colt with her secrets?What happens when their pasts come back to haunt them? What is Clancey's connection to Colt's cold case?

Clancey is an administrative assistant for Texas Ranger Colt Banks. He doesn't pay m
Emerald Dodge
I received a copy of this book from Harlequin in return for filling out a survey. I'm glad it was free, because oh man, this one was dumb. The primary problems were twofold, one standing out to me as a writer, and the other standing out to me as a reader.

The first problem is that the characters never felt real, especially Tad, Grace, and Morris. Tad was a standard "cheery child," saying stuff like "swell" and "whoopee!" Ms. Palmer, I don't know if you know this, but kids don't say "swell" anymor
Rachel Concannon
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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Jessica Figueroa
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clancy hasn't had much of a stable life growing up in an unpredictable abusive home making it her mission to save her and her little brothers life after sending another to jail for assault. Now shes working with some texas rangers cold cases, its been a couple years and that brother who was in jail is out on parole for good behavior. Colter is her boss who has been working on the cold cases and one of a missing older man and getting news that a local prisoner is getting out not knowing there is ...more
Lisa Gibbs
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
We return to the fictional Jacobsville, Texas this time for the story of Texas Ranger Colter Banks and Clancey Lang.

Clancey works for Colter and has seen violence directed at her in her young life. She also has custody of her 9 year old half brother Tad. She is sassy but shy and very naive. Not unlike most of Ms. Palmer's heroines. She takes care of Tad the best that she can but they are poor. She isn't looking for a man because of her bad experience but she will need to rely on her boss to prot
Patricia Solla
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
Texas Ranger Colter Banks has an assistant, Clancey, who is not all that she seems. Colter is working on a cold case that actually involves her grandfather and Clancey also has a stepbrother, Mason, in prison for abusing her and Tad, her younger stepbrother. Clancey and Tad are living, poorly, in their family home, which is actually Mason's after the death of their father, Ben. Clancey lives in fear of Mason's upcoming release from prison as Mason is a very vindictive person and has sworn to get ...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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