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Bound by a Promise (MacFadden Romance #250)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  437 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
The "New York Times" bestselling author deliverd four of her classic, earlier works. Kathryn and Garet had met once before, but a strange accident brings them together again. Reissue.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Silhouette Books (first published 1979)
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Aayesha Khatri
Sweet love story, not enough anguish as in other DP books, and a bit too much of lame-ness and OTT writing and OTT dialogues by the supposedly alpha male. Also, mood swings of said alpha weren't rational or triggered, it seemed like they were written in just to show that he is supposed to be moody, if you get what I mean.

Heroine was okay, the ending was anti-climactic.

But, it is still a Diana Palmer, which means it was enjoyable. I will love DP always <3
I might have been able to get past the heroine's immoral behavior -- though maybe not, since I loved Kirsty MacColl and crazed motorboaters are a sore spot -- but the book was just plain boring. And I'd bet a million bucks he gets his eyesight back at the end, too.
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Great love story i enjoyed the angst!
Amanda Sheila
May 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Wow. I need more.

After being dumped by his stupid fiancé, Kate went work with Maude. That's where she got an accident that left Garett, handsome billionaire, blind. Feeling terribly guilty, she worked as his assistant without him knowing that she's the one who made him blind. Now it's a matter of time for Garett to find out who she is..

I kinda like it. I expecting more, actually. When Garett find out eventually about her, I expect him furious and hurt her. And yes he did. But the apology, defi
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When Kate's fiance brutally drops her because she's not wealthy like he thought, she takes a job as secretary for a romance author. Garet made it to the top in aeronautics because of his talent as a pilot and an engineer and his ruthless approach to business. Kate sees her boss' neighbour as arrogant with his nose in the air, and Garet see the wisp of a girl as a spoiled brat determined to have her way. A tragic accident leaves Garet blind and bitter, and throws Kate into his world. Only Kate kn ...more
Evelyn Prodger
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Very dated and not the standard I expect.
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
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Why or why do I do this to myself? Oh, that's right...Diana Palmer is my new guilty pleasure. Ok. Well...WHY do these women put up with these men? Ok. There is THAT, but-well, she did cause his temporary blindness.

I have to remember to not THINK so much. Just enjoy the sheer predicatble, nerve-racking, jaw-clenching, alpha-male jerk, nonsense that is Diana Palmer.

So...on to Dream's End. I know. I need help.
Sandra Gonzalez
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Argh! (view spoiler)

Other than that, I appreciated this typical Palmer's older, tough guy meets innocent, young woman story.
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
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What a slog. I find the heroine a whiny, self pittying little girl. The hero has the potential to be interesting but shows know depth or development and is carved in stone as word chiselled is used to describe his mouth at least 3 times. The whole thing feels contrived and skeletal.
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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I simply LOVED this book. I even shed a couple of tears close to the end when all the secrets are out in the open. A WONDERFUL read to all romance lovers..!!
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
garet becomes blinded by an accident caused by kathryn but she could lose him when he regains his sight because she falls in love with him but will he feel the same when he see her.
Apr 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The more and more I read ... the more and more these books become quite repetitive.
Asshole male.
Too young female.
Someone gets injured.
Repeat ad nauseum.
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
Sooo formulaic. Older guy with lots of money, young innocent smart mouthed girl who loves him and will do anything for him.
Nov 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
He hits her. Need I say more.
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another older book of Palmer's. Good.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, no-brainers
It would have been 4 stars if I had liked Kate more :/ Garret was one of Diana Palmer's best leading man ever, if only his love interest were stronger I think :(
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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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“I want a son with you,” he said huskily. “I want a houseful of children.”

Her eyes sketched his face. “Dark-haired little boys with green eyes….”

He crushed her mouth under his, roughly, hungrily, possessively. “Don’t tempt me,” he said tightly. “I want you like hell.”
“I wouldn’t stop you,” she said softly. “Anything you want, Garet. Anything.”
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