Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blog Tour: Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

Author: Diane Palmer
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: Novemebr 2015

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer is back in Wyoming with a tale of love born in Big Sky Country…
Billionaire oilman Blair Coleman has always taken care of his business. After having been used and cast aside by a woman he thought he loved, his personal life is far from his first priority. He knows only one has ever truly cared for him—but the irresistible blonde beauty is the daughter of his best friend.

Niki Ashton has seen her father’s friend wounded and she’s seen him fight. Blair is the strongest—and most stubborn—man she’s ever known. That very heart and passion makes him the man of her dreams, but whenever they’ve been in danger of getting close, Blair has always pushed her away.
It takes a possible tragedy to strip away all of Blair’s misgivings. Now it’s all or nothing: marriage, baby, family, forever. But will the choice be too much for Niki…or too late?

I'm not even sure where to start with this book.  Wyoming Rugged is the 5th book in this series but first of the series I have read by this author.  I have pretty much had a cold/luke warm relationship with this author's writing.  This one was no exception.

The heroine, Niki,  is so unbelievably naive and innocent. She lives on a cattle ranch, yet she has almost no knowledge of how sex works. I found that hard to buy.  In this day and age, that level of innocence for a 23 YO doesn't wash. Sheltered or not, with social media these days, she had to know something. I was also disappointed in how helpless she came across, like she needed a man to take care of her. Our hero, Blair, was an egotistical jerk, who kept playing with Niki's emotions. The way he talked to Niki made me feel icky at times.  He almost treated her like his child. Normally, a 16 year age difference wouldn't bother me, but in this case it did.

I'm not sure what compelled me to read the book all the way to the end.  Maybe I was hoping that it would get better?  It is a quick read, so I think fans will probably want to pick it up.  I, however, can't recommend it.  The writing is antiquated.  It takes place in 2015. But aside from occasional pop culture references to current movies and technology, I would have thought the book was written in the 1950s. Had it been SET in the 50s or even earlier, I might have bought into it a lot more. I wish I could recommend this one, but I just can't.  I'm pretty sure after reading this book, I am done with this author.

About Diana Palmer

An icon in western romance, Diana Palmer has been writing with Harlequin since 1980 and has published over 180 titles, with over 61 million books sold! When not writing, Susan’s hobbies are gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology and animals. She also has dogs, cats, birds and lizards.

Learn more about Diana at her website,

Purchase Links

Diana Palmer’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, November 16th: Life is Story
Tuesday, November 17th: Mignon Mykel Reviews
Wednesday, November 18th: Palmer’s Page Turners
Thursday, November 19th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Friday, November 20th: Disheveled Book Blog
Monday, November 23rd: Books a la Mode – excerpt and giveaway
Monday, November 23rd: Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
Tuesday, November 24th: Majorly Delicious
Wednesday, November 25th: Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Friday, November 27th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, November 30th: Read Love Blog
Tuesday, December 1st: Hot Guys in Books
Wednesday, December 2nd: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, December 2nd: Romancing the Book
Thursday, December 3rd: Griperang’s Bookmarks
Friday, December 4th: Written Love Reviews
Monday, December 7th: What I’m Reading
Tuesday, December 8th: Romantic Reads and Such
Wednesday, December 9th: Home Love Books
Monday, December 14th: Cowboys ‘n Country

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.