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Fearless (Long, Tall Texans #34)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,940 Ratings  ·  132 Reviews
DEA agent Rodrigo Ramirez is sent undercover to Gloryanne Barnes's stepbrother's farm in Jacobsville, Texas, where he's looking to bust a new and vicious drug cartel. Gloryanne is smart, savvy and fiercely independent, but her job has put her in danger from the same criminal Rodrigo is investigating. She's drawn to the enigmatic new farmhand, Rodrigo, a man who is much mor ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Harlequin Books (first published 2008)
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Rating: 2.5 / 5

Whenever I read a Diana Palmer book, I can usually be guaranteed three things: the heroine will be a virgin, the hero will be broody and troubled, and the hero will treat the heroine horribly at some point in the book. Fearless was no exception to that. But I did like the fact that for once the heroine wasn't super naive. Glory was a little more worldly than a typical Palmer heroine.

I'm not really sure what to say about this book. Because I didn't find it to be a difficult read. I
Fre06 Begum
Jan 16, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One of the worst male reads I have ever read! Glory was stupid for loving this guy and I had no respect for her because of it!
Pat Cromwell
Feb 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was hard to rate. Did I like it: NO!!!! I gave it a high rating because I will never ever forget it. He is the absolutely WORSE hero (more like a vilian!) that Diana has ever written. He tells the chick she's ugly, makes fun of her, goes to her hospital room where she is recuperating from a miscarriage and gives her friggin divorce papers! This guy Ricardo was scum of the friggin earth! It is the worse book ever written! I hated this guy so much and I really hated her for putting up wi ...more
Bree T
Dec 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Gloryanne Barnes has overcome a traumatic childhood to become an assistant prosecutor. When she is the only witness to hear a drug lord threaten someone, he sends a hit after her and it’s decided that she should lie low for a bit, until the case goes to trial. Her stepbrother’s truck farm in Jacobsville Texas seems like the perfect place. Glory can use her canning skills to work on the farm, preparing the summer fruits for preserving and hopefully make it to trial.

Rodrigo Ramirez is the farm man
Amanda Sheila
One of the good Diana Palmer!

Gloryann, with her limp, is making her way in Rodrigo's heart without him realize it. Until he lost everything. Having a one night full of lust and secretly wishing that she's pregnant, Rodrigo marry Glory. But he thought he still in love with his ex-partner, Sarina. That's when Glory, who madly in love, hear him say that Rodrigo marry her out of pity..

It's been a while since I read one good Diana Palmer's book. This one is good enough to make me stay up all night.
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Lu Bielefeld **
UPDATE: Re-read in March 2018 (Add comment and highlights)
Update: Re-read in January 2015
*emotional cheating*
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Jul 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If i could i would just make this book disappear from all shelfs/stores out there. I don't know what DP was thinking writing it. Wasn't there anyone to point out what a horrible storyline it was before publishing it?! Absolutely horrible, the hero not worth calling him one.
Mae Manongas
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is my second book from this author and I'm starting to love her.
This book could be seen as a follow on from Outsider, with the OM getting his story here and it really ticked me off. It wasn't about the much discussed cruel hero, or how each time his cruelty is explained away by 'I didn't mean it', even when we see he REALLY did mean it since we're given his POV. He's certainly thought those things before he was called on them. And promptly forgiven by the doormat that passed as an h. Probably the first book I've ever read that I just didn't buy any kind of h ...more
Rodrigo was a complete *expletive* *expletive*. He spent the entire book treating Glory like *expletive*, and even after she overheard him telling other people not once, but twice, about how plain, unappealing, crippled, embarrasing and pathetic she was, Glory still chased after him. Puhlease. Hands down the worst 'hero' I've ever read. And for someone who's supposed to be a ballsy DA, Glory was pathetically naive and lacking. 2 stars because it was readable for the most part.
Feb 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The hero treated the heroine so terribly, that by the end of the book I hated him. When she forgave him and ran back into his arms, I just thought she was weak and stupid. Lame book.
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Kaycee ❤️
Gloryannne is a high powered Assistant Prosecutor and her job has once again put her - in arms way. A well known drug lord threatens her life. In order to stay alive until the trial, Glory agreed to hide in her stepbrother's farm in their hometown of Jacobsville, working as a canner. There she met he handsome and taciturn Rodrigo Ramirez, her stepbrother's farm manager. Rodrigo is working undercover to bust a drug cartel that is running drugs. And he doesn't need the distraction of the new emplo ...more
I love alpha cruel males so thank you Diana Palmer for Rodrigo Ramirez! Damn what a sexy bastard he was. I thought it was hilarious how he thought Glory was an uneducated plain nobody when in reality she was a hotshot super fierce lawyer. Poor Glory had a horrible past, lots of emotional and physical scars. My heart broke for her especially after her miscarriage but I admired her so much for her courage, her strength and her loving nature. Diana Palmer writes the best heroines ever! Great marria ...more
Chitra *CJ*
Oh my god
I know DP likes her heroes to hurt the heroines verbally- but dearest Rodrigo was one of the worst of them all. He wasn't attracted to her 70% of the time
Until suddenly he had an epiphany and he was- and he literally lusted after a married woman most of the time. Such an a$$.
The heroine on the other hand- poor creature. He did NOT deserve her. I was rooting for her to end up with Killraven or Rick just so she could kick his sorry ass. Not happy.
Caitlin Wyatt

Read it in one sitting. One of my favorite maybe honestly after Dangerous & Lawless my favorite. I love it Glory was such a breath of fresh air... I got super emotionally involved in this book. The story was like nothing I'd expect from DP plus I got to see Rick... She tossed him into make the real love interest jealous.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dialogues between H and h made me laugh. Like h`s saying something like "if I get pregnant I will demand DNA testing and deny the baby is mine..."
There were several loopholes (some of them were Texas size). For example how come h was sent to a small town for an undercover duty and that small town happened to be her own hometown where she was born and raised up. How come one single person in that SMALL town doesn't recognize her? Nobody changes that much after age of 18 (age h graduate high-schoo
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Adriana Fogaça
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Homens do Texas 38
Diana Palmer.
H.R. Romance 54

Antes de qualquer coisa, Rodrigo é culpado de todas as acusações, que a maioria das leitoras, o condena, isso é indiscutível. Agora, acredito que há atenuantes que devem absolvê-lo.

Primeiro: se ele foi preconceituoso, Glory também foi, pelo menos no início, ela acreditava que ele era um mísero administrador pé-de-chinelo.

Segundo: ele se acha o último presente dos Deuses a humanidade, Ok? Infelizmente ele deve ter razão, pela descrição el
Debbie DiFiore
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Love Diana Palmer
Love the Story
Love The Heroine although was a little too pitiful
The Hero was terrible, aweful and disgusting in my Opinion. In fact I put the book down a few times because I was so disgusted with the man. And for me he never redeemed his self ever. If MS. Palmer wanted us to believe he was sorry, for they way he treated the herione, she should have started his groveling soon as we met him. He was not honest when he promised to protect her but left wit
Nov 04, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I listened to this entire schmaltzy saga of tanned, sinewy hero and plucky but vulnerable heroine in books-on-tape format as I travelled cross country several weeks ago. Okay, he has strong arms, a muscular back, a hairy chest, quick reflexes--I get it, I get it! (Certainly repeated often enough.) So what? Go to the one-star reviews of this novel at They reflect my opinion exactly. Then go to your local bookstore or library or on-line book seller and do yourself a fav ...more
Dec 26, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Loved it, but IMO Rodrigo didn't redeem himself enough (too little, too late) for the truly assholish way he treated Glory.. I still enjoyed him as a hero, and I loved Glory, but he was really cruel with her over and over again.. I was totally hooked on the story, but just because of Rodrigo's treatment of Glory, 3*.. He should have groveled !!
Jul 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an unintentional re-read. When I bought it, I forgot that I had already read it last year when it first came out. That's ok, it's Diana Palmer.
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rodrigo is the absolute worst a-hole character Diana Palmer has ever created. I love the LTT series.. Ugh I really don't think he could ever do enough to redeem himself!!!
The one with two educated, upper/upper middle class MCs and a hero who is up for execution on virtually every country on the planet except the US. That line is repeated. Often.

So Roderigo and Glory are both undercover. Both pretending to be poor and uneducated. Glory has the added bonus of looking drab which Roderigo comments on. Frequently. Both think they're too good for the other which really pissed me off. It's not until Roderigo sees Glory back in her milieu that he decides he loves her af
I know DP has her own formula and most of the
time I ignore it with mild dislike. But this one was
just sooooo fucking annoying. The way Rodrigo
expresses his dislike and disinterest of Glory
goes beyond misogynistic and cruel.
It's almost like DP hates females, how can
she write such horrible male characters and
expect us to root for them. It's weird because
usually there's always a second guy in the book
who is there to offer support to the main female
character, he offers unconditional help, is super
Erna Gafur
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alur cerita keren, tapi karakternya agak sedikit, okelah..banyak kekurangan. Saya kurang respek dengan Hero yang terlalu meng "underestimated" sang heroin. Sang Hero yang menitikberatkan materi, penampilan dan keturunan sebagai syarat jodoh yang tepat adalah hal yang superficial. Tipikal author adalah memiliki karakter yang akan berulang di novel berikutnya, jadi pengingat untuk tidak lagi membaca karya berikutnya.
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