He’s everything she fears…and everything she wants...
Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun - shocking Cash’s sweet-but-traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests.
Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn’t have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case.
Her only protection is Carson - the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she’s endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man...
©2014 Diana Palmer (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
PLOT: Carlie takes on Mercenary Carson.....BEST Palmer in along time.
Innocent Carlie has her share of BAD memories and secrets. She finds herself a victim and has a photographic memory of some BADDIES who were involved in a crime. Carson is a handsome Lakota Sioux who fends off his feelings for Carlie. His own "past'.. keeps him from having a future with Carlie. When Carlie is kidnapped Carson is a key in her recovery. Just about all our favorite Jacobville Characters are part of this story. But ADDED fun is newcomer.... Rourke the South African born...uncover HUNK is my favorite of this book.....and future HERO...of a future Palmer books I am so very sure....bring him on... This is one of the best Palmer books in a long time. The hero is not such a woman hater as the past ones. the ONLY thing I would like to see is more spunk the heroines we loved in EARLY Palmer books. They maked us smile and laugh....Carlie is sweet and likeable and we enjoy her but her photographic memory was not used as I hoped in this book is my only disappointment. the Plot is solid and moves along well I give this 4 stars for Plot, reader and better than average Palmer book.
Excellent audio book! Love Diana Palmer and her western novels! I'm a city girl, but she makes me want to venture out west! Adventurous, dramatic, romantic and rugged! Awesome narration. I listened to her Wyoming Men series first. Think 'Invincible' might have been best had it been the first one I listened to. Have enjoyed all of her books so far. A little mild language but nothing major. I've become a new fan of Diana!
Granted, Carlie lives in Texas--but the story in this book is so clearly the sequel to Wyoming Bold that anyone looking for continuity would wonder why it's tagged as belonging to the Texas series, without any mention of the previous book. Luckily, Ms. Palmer foreshadows Carson & Carlie's story pretty heavily in Wyoming Bold, so I googled the characters, found this one, and listened to it immediately after.
As is dreadfully common in Ms. Palmer's books, there is a fair bit of preaching, though not as much as in some others. At least in this one the female protagonist is allowed to keep working after she marries.
One downside to listening to this right after it's prequel--while Mr. McLaren did a perfectly adequate job of narrating, he's no Phil Gigante.
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