Book Reviews of Cattleman's Pride (Long Tall Texans, Bk 26) (Silhouette Romance, No 1718)

Cattleman's Pride (Long Tall Texans, Bk 26) (Silhouette Romance, No 1718)
Cattleman's Pride - Long Tall Texans, Bk 26 - Silhouette Romance, No 1718
Author: Diana Palmer
ISBN-13: 9780373197187
ISBN-10: 0373197187
Publication Date: 5/1/2004
Pages: 192
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Silhouette
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Cattleman's Pride (Long Tall Texans, Bk 26) (Silhouette Romance, No 1718) on + 194 more book reviews
A Long Tall Texans story. Characters Jordan Powell and Libby Collins. A must for collectors of Diana Palmers stories.
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He lifted his head scant inches. "Stop doing that."
She blinked. "Doing what?"
"Thinking. You can't kiss a man and do analytical formulae in your head at the same time."
"You said you'd never marry anybody..."
His eyes were oddly solemn. "Maybe I changed my mind." (page 43)
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Another great read by Diana Palmer
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I love Diana Palmer and although this was a short read it was once again great.
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really good book
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Enjoy reading the long tall texans!!
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HE WAS STRONG SEDUCTIVE AND SET IN HIS WAYS. SHE WAS SHY,UNASSUMING AND ACHINGLY INNOCENT. TOGETHER NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS JORDAN POWELL AND LIBBY COLLINS WERE LIKE OIL AND WATER. YET WHEN JORDAN MADE IT HIS PERSONAL CRUSADE TO HELP LIBBY HOLD ON TO HER BELOVED HOMESTEAD, EVERYONE IN JACOBSVILLE KNEW IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WEDDING BELLS CHIMED FOR THESE PARTNERS.
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He was strong, seductive and set in his ways. She was shy, unassuming and achingly innocent. Together, next-door-neighbors Jordan Powell and Libby Collins were like oil and water. Yet when Jordan made it his personal crusade to help Libby hold on to her beloved homestead, everyone in Jacobsville knew it was just a matter of time before wedding bells chimed for these sparring partners. And if truth be told, the taciturn rancher couldnt deny the exquisite tenderness that surged through him every time he pulled Libby into his powerful embrace any more than she could resist his breathtaking kisses. But a certain cattleman's price was a force to be reckoned with. Could Libby accomplish what no woman had before and tame this Long, Tall, Texan's restless heart.
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Long Tall Texans from Diane Palmer
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JUst another good story my Diana Palmer I really enjoy her writing
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Are his bachelor days numbered? He was strong, seductive and set in his ways. She was shy, unassuming. Together next door neighbors Jordan Powell and Libby Collins were like oil and water.
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Great fast read. Good for one afternoon and the story line is not the usual romance. In fact they are enemies because of lack of trust. Enjoy!
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He was strong, seductive and set in his ways. She was shy, unassuming and achingly innocent. Together, next-door-neighbors Jordan Powell and Libby Collins were like oil and water. Yet when Jordan made it his personal crusade to help Libby hold on to her beloved homestead, everyone in Jacobsville knew it was just a matter of time before wedding bells chimed for these sparring partners. And if the truth be told, the taciturn rancher couldn't deny the exquisite tenderness that surged through him every time he pulled Libby into his powerful embrace any more than she could resist his breathtaking kisses. But a cattleman's pride was a force to be reckoned with. Could Libby accomplish what no woman had before and tame this Long, Tall Texan's restless heart?
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He was strong, seductive and set in his ways. She was shy, unassuming and achingly innocent. Together, next-door neighbors Jordan Powell and Libby Collins were like oil and water. Yet when Jordan made it his personal crusade to help Libby hold on to her beloved homestead, everyone in Jacobsville knew it was just a matter of time before wedding bells chimed for these sparring partners. And if truth be told, the taciturn rancher wouldn't deny the exquisite tenderness that surged through him every time he pulled Libby into his powerful embrace any more than she could resist his breathtaking kisses. But a cattleman's pride was a force to be reckoned with. Could Libby accomplish what no woman had before and tame this Long, Tall Texan's restless heart?
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A brand new Long, Tall Texans story!
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Characters: Libby Collins and Jordan Powell.

I was surprised to find this book a lot more involved with the background situations of supporting characters and less driven by the passion between Libby and Jordan. In a tapestry of Long Tall Texan stories, this comes across as almost a reminder of all the characters that have been explored before. I wanted more of Libby and Jordan, and Palmer's magic in weaving a seduction story, and less of everybody else.
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He was strong, seductive an set in his ways. She was shy, unassuming an achingly innocent. Next door neighbors Jordan Powell and Libby Collins were like oil and vinegar. Yet when Jordan mat it his personal crusade to help Libby hold onto her beloved homestead, everyone in Jacobsville knew it was just a matter of time before romance ingnited.
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I loved this story!
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Very good book
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Jordan Powell is, like most of Diana Palmers cowboy heroes, strong, seductive, and set in his ways. Libby Collins is shy, unassuming, and innocent. However, Palmer does allow Libby to stand up for herself more so than her other heroines, which is one reason why I liked this book.

Libby and her brother Curt, are reeling after the death of their father. He has apparently left everything to their evil stepmother, Janet, who has a reputation as a black widow. Libby and Jordan, her next door neighbor, begin to notice each other but then have a falling out due to political differences, and Jordan then begins seeing a senators daughter, Julie, who insults Libby.

There are problems with the characterization. Curt, Libbys brother, works as a ranch hand but does little else. His father dies and his stepmother begins to consider selling the estatehe does nothing. Libby, a paralegal, does not even think to investigate! The bank forecloses on the propertyand, again, Curt does nothing. He does love Libby, though, but thats about his only redeeming quality.

Libby is a firebrand. She gives as good as she gets, and I liked this about her. Most of Palmers heroines are simpering women who want verbally abusive men. At one point she refers to Jordan as a blatant, arrogant, sex-crazed rancher which is one of the funniest descriptions Ive ever read in her books. Her co-worker, Violet Hardy, also gets a good scene where she tells off her brusque employer, lawyer Blake Kemp after he insults her for being overweight. Libby doesnt allow Jordan to walk all over her, but she comes across as stupid at times: shes a paralegal but she doesnt think to investigate her fathers death after information regarding her stepmother Janet gets to her .

Jordan is a self-made millionaire. This is problematic because he was poor, and his father nearly destroyed his family. However, Jordans having money now inflates his self-worth and he sees Libby as being beneath him. He does have his moments, though: while breakfasting with Libby, he tells her: You cant do analytical formulae in your head and kiss a man at the same time. To which Libby responds: I will not be seduced by you in my kitchen over scrambled eggs!

Also, Palmer likes to throw in many different subplots: the black widow stepmother, a drug addicted senators daughter who is trying to seduce Jordan, a senator convicted of DUI running for re-election, and so on. The happily ever after for Jordan and Libby is wrapped up way too neatly for my taste. After weeks of problems, suddenly everything is magically all right?

Regarding the details in the book: at one point, Libby tells Jordan that her stepmother has a passbook for a bank account. Having worked in banking in the early 1990s, these small books did exist. The bank printed out details on the account (interest earned, withdrawals, deposits, etc.) when you brought it to the bank. This book was published in 2004, long after passbooks have faded away. They were basically discontinued in the mid-1990s as debit cards became more popular.
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Great read! The more I read it, the more I wanted to keep on reading it till I was done with it! Lots of twists as the book goes along.
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Another Long Tall Texan book by the great Diana Palmer. Have read and love all of her books. You will love this story.