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Man In Control (Long, Tall Texans #24)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  1,172 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Meski Alexander Cobb telah menolak cintanya, Jodie Clayburn tetap tak bisa menghapus perasaannya kepada pria itu. Ia berusaha keras menampilkan diri sebagai gadis yang membenci Alexander meski dalam hatinya masih memendam cinta yang sama seperti sebelumnya. Namun ketika delapan tahun kemudian ia tanpa sengaja mendengar pria itu mengungkapkan ketidaksukaan terhadap dirinya, ...more
288 pages
Published May 2010 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published September 1st 2003)
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Sep 01, 2016 Karla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!
Sometimes you just need a hate-read that you hope is going to satisfy your inner angst whore. For me, Diana Palmer is a go-to author for that. I really can't stand her stuff, and yet I know there is going to be AAANGST. Also, I read three books in a one week period that made me supremely pissed off at the heroine and at least I expect that to happen in a Palmer read, if that makes any sense.

The back cover for this is completely misleading. Whoever wrote the blurb apparently only skimmed the book
Lu Bielefeld **
Relido em 21 de junho de 2016.
“I told Francisco I was the cook. That‟s me,” she drawled cheerfully. “Cook, bottle-washer, best friend and household slave.”
“I wish I could impress on you how tired I am of finding Jodie underfoot every time I walk into my own house,” he said coldly. “We can‟t have a party without her, we can‟t have a holiday without her. My own birthday means an invitation! Why can‟t you just hire a cook when you need one instead of landing me wit
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Got 2 stars only because Diana Palmer writes well. BUT I could not stomach her hero & heroine. What an unhealthy codependent relationship they've got going! Heroine is so codependent, obsequious, & a doormat that even when she overhears the hero blast her about how he really thinks of her she still concedes to his wishes. Ugh! The romance is just not believable. Just hard to see how hero becomes attracted to her when he still sees heroine as extremely insecure, weak, & directionless. ...more
It seemed that h and H were close from childhood: H and his sister often stayed in h's house because their mother was an alcoholist. When h's parents passed away,H and his sister took her home and paid her college tuition. However, form the beginning of this book, all I read was how H's sister used h, such as pleaded her come to their party only because she urgently needed a cook to prepare food for the guests. what best friend used you in that way while she knew you always had a crush on her br ...more
Sep 08, 2010 SaN~ rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin, borrowed
si alexander awalnya bener2 bikin gw pengen getokin palanya..
abis bener2 nyebelin banget..
tp emang khas DP deh.. co2nya rata2 nyebelin di awal..
tp akhirnya malah dia yg ngejar2 si jodie..
yg payah sih jodie trll gmpg memaafkan ya..
after all lmyn terhibur juga sih walopun not my fave DP..
ga tega kasi 2 bintang jadi nambah sebiji deh.. =P
Not too shabby. But the plot is typical.

The female protagonist is a virgin. *rolling eyes* Naive but of course, she is beautiful.
The male protagonist is a jerk. OK, so in the end he becomes a reformed man. At least that's one of the reasons why I gave 3 stars to this book.
Aizawa Shiori
Jun 28, 2010 Aizawa Shiori rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, diana-palmer
I love this kind of love story. I very very loved when Alexander realize that Jodie heard his conversation with Margie and then he called her <3 <3 <3
I finished this book just for 1 day. lol
Delia Aguipo
Jun 16, 2017 Delia Aguipo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a Diana Palmer stamped all over it. Happy endings are my forte.
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 06, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Homens do Texas 26
O Senhor da Paixão
Diana Palmer
H.G. Autores 17

Antes de qualquer coisa devo dizer que o tempo e o dinheiro que gastei para conseguir adquirir este livro, deveria fazer deste romance, o melhor de Diana Palmer. Mas as coisas, não são bem assim.

Vamos por parte, como diria Jack.

Faz no mínimo 3 anos que procurava este livro, e como ele saiu em 2005, só poderia encontrá-lo em lojas de livros usados, procurei durante esse tempo, em todos os sebos que existiam na minha cidade, e nad
Christie P.
Apr 06, 2015 Christie P. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Small town Jodie Clayburn has been in love with her best friend's big brother, Alexander Cobb since she was a teenager. Alexander has never seen her as anything other than his little sister's friend.

When Jodie is invited to the Cobb family ranch to help with a party that could launch Alexander's sister in the fashion world their relationship comes to a head. Jodie overhears Alexander confiding some not nice things about her to his sister and she decides once and for all to remove herself form th
Apr 06, 2015 lia rated it it was ok
Shelves: bacaan-iseng
Harlequin pertama yang saya baca.
Itu juga gara-gara iseng ngga ada kerjaan di saat listrik di perpus kampus byar-pet berjam-jam.
Itu juga pake blunder dulu karena ngira Diana Palmer itu istrinya Neil Gaiman (ternyata itu mah Amanda Palmer -____-")

Memang nggak cukup baca satu buku buat menilai satu genre tertentu, jadi harus baca beberapa harlequin lagi baru saya bisa mutusin suka atau nggak sama genre ini. Tapi nanti-nanti lagi lah. Cerita yang kebanyakan cinta-cintaannya emang bukan daerah jajah
Kaycee ❤️
I always thought that Ms. Plamer's heroes were sexy, hot with an intense alpha persona that always pit me in such a sappy mood and had me sighing constantly. And Man In Control was no exception.

I enjoyed Alexander and Jodie's characters. They make a cute couple. But there were times where I want to hit Alex hard in the face for being such an ass to Jodie and for treating her poorly just because he can't control his hormones. But I'm glad that he came to his senses and realized what had been righ
I was in the mood for typical Palmer, and this fit the bill pretty well. The hero is much less of a jerk than usual -- that is, he's only outrageously mean to the heroine one time, and that by accident.

The ending trails off with several plot issues unresolved, probably to come up again in later books in the series. The plot was pretty nonsensical anyway, so it doesn't matter much.

One thing that irked me a little -- Jodie starts the book having lost a considerable amount of weight, and Alexander
Amanda Sheila
May 09, 2013 Amanda Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: diana-palmer
This is one of Diana Palmer's bok that not only romance but also some actions. :)

Jodie and Alexander's always fighting. They seems like they hate each other but to be honest, Jodie's in love with Alexanders since forever. And apparently Alexander's feeling the same way but he's just to scared to admit it and said bad things to her. She's hurt and flew back to her home only to find Alexander, sitting in front of her, begging her to come back..

Not exactly like that, but let's just say I like it
Consuela Rossetto
Jul 31, 2015 Consuela Rossetto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harmony
E’ da anni che non si vedono, da quando, cioè, si erano giurati odio eterno. Ma quando Alexander Cobb rivede la bella Jodie Clayburn non crede ai propri occhi.

Un viso delicato e un corpo mozzafiato hanno preso il posto della faccia da scolaretta e della goffagine. I sensi di Alexander sembrano impazzire.

Oltretutto ha bisogno di lei per scovare i responsabili di un losco traffico che minaccia la cittadina di Jacobsville.

Lui non riesce a starle lontano, ha bisogno in ogni momento del suo uomo infi
Michele bookloverforever
a young woman makes a play for a man she's loved for a long time only to be rejected. he then makes terrible remarks about her that she overhears. she leaves and tries to live her life alone and feels very ashamed. the man then misses her and tries to see her but she behaves very coldly. then he uses her work connections to uncover a drug runner at her employer's. he finds out she overheard him then realizes he loves her. she saves his life. he finally convinces her he loves her. ends happily.
Aug 12, 2012 Deasy rated it really liked it
Shelves: hq, own-books
Tadinya mau kasih 5 stars... emosinya kena, apalagi pas Jodie denger Lex bilang ama Adiknya kalo dia ga mau liat jodie lagi di deketnya, padahal Jodie, baru berbunga" abis Lex mau kiss dia sampe ampir ehem" segala....
hik hik hik
tapi dipikir" kok ga kena logikaku sama cerita ini... mana ada drug dealer yang bisa dibodo"in kaya Cara...:(
Jadi yah cukup 4 saja deh...
Eka Situmorang-Sir
I'm lost with some of the vocabs and the plot buut the thought of what will happen to the main characters (Alexander and Jodie) haunted me so I kept reading it till the end :D She's missing some important details and the concflict is not really strong to build a solid foundation for two people go apart or even decided to go back together :D
Ayuu Muhairanii
Cuma bisa kasih bintang 2, jujur aja cerita ini kurang berkesan. buat ku Passion Flower paling bagus.
dari halaman awal sampe pertengahan lumayan bikin bosan , apalagi ditambah dengan sikap Alexander yang dingin banget (khas pria-pria ciptaan DP) tp dibagian ketika Alexander mau deketin Jodie balik lumayan bikin gregetan.
Endingnya mengecewakan. Kirain masalahnya Cara, Brody, dan Kennedy udah bsa terselesaikan tp ternyata masih misterius. Ceritanya Derek dgn Margie jg masih gantung (bikin penasaran aj T__T). Kisah cinta Jodie dgn Alex kurang menyentuh
Amel Armeliana
Jan 20, 2015 Amel Armeliana rated it it was ok
Lega akhirnya kelar juga baca ni buku. Udah ngga tahan sama tokoh ceweknya Jodie, yang langsung terserang osteoporosis usia dini begitu ketemu sm cowoknya si Alexander. Dari judulnya aja udah bisa ketebak sih, Man in Control. No need to review, capedeeee.....
Feb 28, 2014 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not bad but heroine was kind of fickle, couldn't warm up to her.
Oct 15, 2012 Lia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical of Diana Palmer...or Harlequin? but at least...I enjoy this one better than other book.
Imelda Yulistya
May 30, 2010 Imelda Yulistya rated it it was amazing
suka ama buku ini tante Diana emang Kuren pisan....
ampe ikut ngerasa sakit ati waktu alex ngomong kasar tentang jodie...
Laurie O'
This started out slow and then was very good.
Nurjuwitasari Utami
Awal2 baca'y kesel ma tokoh cowo'y..udh kya cowo dia doang!!tp cerita'y keren deh.^,^
Lynette Willerton
Also read Nov. 23, 2013
Jun 14, 2010 Gebby rated it it was amazing
suka banget sama novel ini ! baca baru halaman 2 aja uda bikin penasaran. kesel juga sama jodie yg tll gmpang bgt suka dimanfaatin, seruuuuuu dan hot jg tentunya :D
Widhy Pratiwie
Dec 11, 2010 Widhy Pratiwie rated it liked it
gemez bgt ma alexander. . .sumpah d,pgn ngejitak >:(
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