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Boss Man New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer continues to deliver with this brand new story in her Long Tall Texans series that at last tells the story of Blake Kemp This tough Texan is a man of the law yet he breaks the rules to avenge the death of a woman he once loved But will newfound feelings for his assistant Violet replace his need for revenge Typical DP and this guy seriously got on my nerves He wasn't nearly as physically abusive as some of her heroes are but the mental abuse pining after his dead fiancee who had been pregnant at the time of the drugging which led to her accidental death of yo yoing between wanting to be with Violet or not gave me a headacheOh I think you should read the first 30 or so books before this one so things make sense Ho hum romance between grumpy lawyer hero and his “fat” secretary that is padded with events from Cattleman's Pride and Renegade Even with my goldfish memory I didn’t need all those recapsThe “fat” secretary trope that has the heroine lose weight frost her hair and get her man isn’t any appealing when DP is writing it The heroine has rock bottom self esteem The hero doesn’t understand his attraction to the heroine or his own feelings so he says hurtful thingsThey only marry because of an unexpected pregnancy and DP does a lackluster job of selling the hero’s love What’s memorable about this edition in the Jacobsville chronicles are the hero’s two territorial Siamese Cats and how the hero decorates like a little old lady Sky blue carpets with dark blue wainscoting and lighter wallpaper aboveDiana Palmer checklist Hairy chest YesBreast DescriptionFull She’s fat remember?Cigarettes NoAlcohol No – hero is a coffee fiendTown Descriptions New storefront that Duke had just opened in Jacobsville to market his organic porkGardenia Scent heroine has the faint scent of rosesLOL detail It was amazing how a fat healthy cat could present itself as an emaciated starving orphan They were still playing mind tricks on him after four years of co existenceCutesy detail Cops have a food fight at their wedding reception DP hobbyhorse No pesticides no hormones no antibiotics unless they’re absolutely necessary”DP is trolling us “If he ever came across a woman who enjoyed military history he might be coaxed into rejoining the social scene” He calls her fat is reluctant to get involve with her resents that they got pregnant pines over another woman and there is never a love declaration What a catchAlso the h's makeover involves her getting frosted tips for her black hair which everyone thinks is a big improvement The hero fell into temptation because he was horny He was celibate for a long time and I think any woman would doOur heroine is an idiot with no backboneHeroine TSTLHero was not redeemed and would need grovelHe was always comparing our heroine to his late fianceeHeroine is second bestBut nothing made up for the fact that Blake Kemp thought Violet was fat“He thinks I’m fat” Violet said miserablyEvery single time he walked in he glared at Violet as if she were responsible for the seven deadly sinsHe’d lost the woman he loved years ago and had never had any inclination to risk his heart againHis fiancée had died He was through with love So Violet had to goHer father hadn’t really loved her mother and it showed to everybody except Mrs Hardy“Delene Crane works with him” she replied curious “She’s a woman” “He’s known Delene since they were in college together” he told her “He doesn’t think of her as a woman”Violet made him think of open fireplaces in winter of warm lamplight in the darkness Her absence had only served to make him realize how alone he wasHe and Cag Hart had served in the same mechanized division Few people knew that because he and Cag didn’t talk much about the missions they’d shared It forged bonds that noncombatants could not understandInvoluntarily his mind went back eight years to the only woman he’d really ever loved Shannon Culbertson had been eighteen the year they started dating It had been love at first sight for both of them“Anyway Julie attacked Libby and Jordan didn’t stand up for her Jordan made some nasty remarks to Libby” He shrugged “I’m not working for any man who bad mouths my sister”How could a living woman compete with a perfect memory?You don’t keep secrets in a town like Jacobsville We’re all one big family We know all about each other”Curt was a fine young man with a promising future And Violet was going to date himHe knew it was a bad idea encouraging her At some point he was going to have to back away from her He didn’t want commitmentHe hadn’t analyzed his feelings for Violet He wasn’t going to Not yet But she kindled fires in his blood that he hadn’t felt since Shannon Culbertson’s death“I make up in intelligence for what I lack in looks” she murmuredToo many years of abstinence had left him powerless with Violet’s mouth promising heavenYears of abstinence took control of his will His handsHe watched her face the whole time watched fear and pain slowly give way to sharp pleasure“I’ve never done thisin broad daylight And I’ve never watched Violet”She felt him still inside her still pulsing softly“I didn’t have the presence of mind to think about protection either”“I haven’t had a woman for over two years” he said bluntly “I’m sorry I lost control the minute I started kissing you”She’d just had sex with her former boss and he wasn’t a marrying man“You’re in love with me I’ve always known it There isn’t any other reason that would make you give yourself to a man without marriage”He’d never been with a woman who was so violently in love with him He felt cosseted valued possessedThat hadn’t happened even with Shannon when he was much younger Violet lit fires in his body“I know you already know it” she said softly “But I love you”He’d taken advantage of what she felt for him lost control and put her at risk Now he had to stand by and wait to find out if she became pregnant knowing that if she did he’d be forced to marry her to save her reputation It wasn’t the best night of his life despite the lingering pleasure that reminded him of the afternoon“He said that he’d never have a child”She was pregnant when she died It was his child He hadn’t known about it although he would have married her sooner if he hadHe lost not only his fiancée but his child as well He said that just the thought of a child gave him nightmares now brought it all back to haunt him”She might mistake his invitation for something romantic but that wasn’t the case at all He felt guilty for what he’d let happen at his house Violet could be pregnant He didn’t dare keep his distance until he knew for sure The woman hadn’t a clue about relationships and she’d be in a hell of a fix if she really had become pregnantHe wasn’t ready for marriage and a family He might never be Certainly Violet was hardly the sort of woman he envisioned marryingHe’d seduced her out of loneliness and aching hunger“You want to sleep with me with no ties isn’t that the truth?”She wanted happily ever after All he wanted was relief from the nagging physical hunger that was taking him overHe hated the whole idea of giving up his freedom He hated the idea of a child in his life He wasn’t family man materialSometimes a sacrifice was called for That was what he told himself when he drew Violet into his arms and bent to kiss her with forced enthusiasmHe was genuinely out of control His body impaled hers with uick deft movements that should have been uncomfortable But she was hungry for him too She opened her legs with a shaken little sigh and arched her hips to encourage himShe was still tingling but he hadn’t given her enough time She felt sad; cheated She didn’t want to say anything At least he needed her if nothing He’d never felt such a primitive urge to possess a woman not even Shannonshe pulled into her driveway and remembered that he hadn’t said one word about seeing her again during the weekendHe didn’t call eitherThere’s no way Violet would agree to a termination so marriage is the only possible resolution”He was only marrying her for appearances He felt trapped He didn’t want Violet in any way at all except perhaps physically It was a harsh blowHe’d never thought about children except once long ago with Shannon

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 186 pages
  • Boss Man
  • Diana Palmer
  • English
  • 22 August 2016
  • 9780373766888

About the Author: Diana Palmer

Susan Kyle1romance authorSusan 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 liberation movement many years before it became fashionable Her best friends are her mother and her sister Dannis Spaeth Cole who now has two daughters Amanda Belle Hofstetter and Maggie and lives in Utah Susan grew up reading Zane Grey and fell in love with cowboys Susan is a former newspaper reporter with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers Since 1972 she has been married to James Kyle and have since settled down in Cornelia Georgia where she started to write romance novels Susan and her husband have one son Blayne Edward born in 1980She began selling romances in 1979 as Diana Palmer She also used the pseudonyms Diana Blayne and Katy Currie and her married name Susan Kyle Now she has over 40 million copies of her books in print which have been translated and published around the world She is listed in numerous publications including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research Inc Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St James Press The Writers Directory by St James Press the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press Ltd and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards four B Dalton national sales awards two Bookrak national sales awards a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times several Affaire de Coeur awards and two regional RWA awardsInspired by her husband who uit a blue collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45 In 1995 she graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College Dest GA with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish She was named to two honor societies the Torch Club and Alpha Chi and was named to the National Dean's List In addition to her writing projects she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University She hopes to specialize in Native American studies She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund the American Museum of Natural History the National Cattlemen's Association the Archaeological Institute of Amenca the Planetary Society The Georgia Conservancy the Georgia Sheriff's Association and numerous conservation and charitable organizations Her hobbies include gardening archaeology anthropology iguanas astronomy and musicIn 1998 her husband retired from his own computer business and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local state national and international competition They love riding around and looking at the countryside watching sci fi on TV and at the movies just talking and eating out

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