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  1. 5 out of 5

    StMargarets

    Four stars for intensity, but I don’t like so much violence in my romances – so a star off for the many horrifying details about the heroine’s backstory. Triggers: attempted gang rape, humiliation, gun violence, drug addiction. Hero is Matt Caldwell of the title. He’s a cattle baron with his headquarters housed in an old Victorian Mansion in downtown Jacobsville. He is a poor little rich boy because his mommy wanted to abort him and he never knew his father. He was raised by his grandparents unti Four stars for intensity, but I don’t like so much violence in my romances – so a star off for the many horrifying details about the heroine’s backstory. Triggers: attempted gang rape, humiliation, gun violence, drug addiction. Hero is Matt Caldwell of the title. He’s a cattle baron with his headquarters housed in an old Victorian Mansion in downtown Jacobsville. He is a poor little rich boy because his mommy wanted to abort him and he never knew his father. He was raised by his grandparents until they died and then he was raised with his cousin (OM and friend of the heroine’s). Now his cousin works for him and he is king of all he surveys. Problem is that women are dripping all over him and one even dragged him to court for sexually assaulting her. He was found innocent of assault, but he thinks all women are liars and golddiggers. Enter heroine. She works for the cousin as his assistant and she has a limp and a terrible secret. Here’s her backstory that is revealed throughout the story: TRIGGERS. When she was 17 her drug addicted mother let her dealer move in. Dealer thought heroine would be fun to rape, so he and three other guys stripped her and attempted to rape her. Her mother shot the dealer dead and the bullet went through his chest and lodged in the heroine’s leg, shattering the bone. Her mother blamed the heroine for leading the drug dealer on as did the emergency room physician, who only removed the bullet and left her with shattered bones. Heroine has lived with the pain and notoriety for a six years. She flinches when she is around any man, so when she falls off of a horse and the hero tries to help her up, she recoils from him in fear. Since the hero’s mother rejected him, he can’t live with any rejection of any kind from a woman – especially a woman is attracted to. Hero solves this ego wounding by lashing out at the heroine. (Of course) He gives her more work to do. He flaunts his OW in front of her, while taunting her for trying to flirt with him. When he dances with her at the country club dance, he decides heroine is ripe for the picking. So even though the heroine is intense pain from the dance, he takes her to his house and puts the moves on her. Heroine is astonished she likes the heroes kisses and is in a weird fugue state when the hero abruptly stops and tells her he’s on to her game. To make matters worse, the OW calls her up in the middle of the night and tells her that she and the hero are laughing at her for trying to attract the hero. Heroine unplugs the phone. Hero’s cousin is worried about her and finds her the next morning in terrible pain. He takes her to the hospital where they find one of the bone fragments has shifted and is pressing on a nerve. She’ll need surgery. Heroine hates doctors after the cruel emergency room doctor and refuses surgery. Hero actually talks her into it by taunting her about having a martyr complex. By now he’s realized that the heroine is not all that she seems. So he knows that she has a lot of pride and won’t want to be a martyr. Hero still has blind spots, however. The OW denies she said anything mean to the heroine. So when the heroine returns to work after her successful surgery, he tells the heroine she’ll have to apologize to the OW for lying about her. Heroine refuses and the hero pushes her against a wall, trapping her. It brings back the moments before the rape and heroine faints. Hero finally realizes he has been wrong about the heroine, and he wants to know the whole story, but she refuses to tell him anything. Heroine is all set to quit – she even gets another job at the local sweatshop the employs illegal immigrants (Oh, Jacobsville – your charm is skin deep) But the cousin coaxes her back. Meanwhile there is a reporter looking for the heroine so he can have a TV movie made of her life. When the hero finds out the truth and reads the old newspapers, he gets so drunk he tears up a bar in Victoria and is arrested. Cousin has to bail him out. Hero then goes to visit the heroine’s mother in prison and starts to dig into all the incompetence of the system. He also engineers a meeting between the heroine and her mother. Heroine thought mother hated her for stealing her lover, but mother was too ashamed of herself to express her regret of what she put the heroine through. Heroine forgives her mother. After the prison visit, the heroine asks the hero to be her first lover. Hero agrees and asks her to marry him after orgasms are had by all. H/h marry with all the trimmings. OW apologizes and gives heroine a glass swan. Heroine’s mother is out of prison by their second child’s christening for an HEA. Like I said, this one was intense and the scene where the hero leads the heroine on and then stops was amazingly cruel. But he does grovel a lot and tries to make amends. Heroine forgives everyone, which is her right – but good lord. This was too much. Diana Palmer checklist: Hairy chest check, but it wasn’t an erogenous zone for either since all the sex scenes kept echoing the rape scene. Not fun at all to read. Breast Description small, rosebud nipples Cigarettes – No, but the hero was trying to quit smoking so he carried a cigar with him at all times. He did smoke a cigar on their way back from visiting her mother in prison. Alcohol – whisky got him arrested. Good job, whisky! Town Descriptions – Caldwell Headquarters. He’s going to build a two story office building as soon as he has permits. C0untry Club with a manmade lake, “Jacobsville Sewing Plant.” Gardenia Scent – Rose scent this time. LOL detail – Hero is related to the Vice President of the United States. Cutesy detail –secretary with squirt gun who aimed it at the hero every time he reached for his cigar.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karla

    3.75 stars!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chantal ❤️

    1.5 MANWHORE WINS AGAIN! I HATED THIS BOOK! It was a gross double standard book! It's NOT WORTH MY TIME! I don't understand how they say that she was not violated!?? Did I miss something!? She was basically raped!!! I don't get how she even goes with the manwhore hero. This book sucked for me. He treats her like shit because he is attracted to her and that all her fault and of course she is a whore because she can attract him!? Wow really!? I did not get this book at all. It did not make sense to 1.5 MANWHORE WINS AGAIN! I HATED THIS BOOK! It was a gross double standard book! It's NOT WORTH MY TIME! I don't understand how they say that she was not violated!?? Did I miss something!? She was basically raped!!! I don't get how she even goes with the manwhore hero. This book sucked for me. He treats her like shit because he is attracted to her and that all her fault and of course she is a whore because she can attract him!? Wow really!? I did not get this book at all. It did not make sense to me how the hero can be an ass one minute then when he finds out she is basically a virgin he does a 180. Not great writing either very basic and choppy. Read at your own risk, and GOD have mercy on your soul!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Aou

    Hooray for the Queen of Angst!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 17 year old Leslie used to be infatuated with her mother's lover. One night he almost rapes her, her mother shoots him, she ends up in jail and Leslie is hurt both physically and emotionally. Six years later Leslie moves to a new town to work for Matt. He has mommy issues and is rude to poor Leslie but when he finds out the truth about her past he grovels and totally redeems himself. Great read! 17 year old Leslie used to be infatuated with her mother's lover. One night he almost rapes her, her mother shoots him, she ends up in jail and Leslie is hurt both physically and emotionally. Six years later Leslie moves to a new town to work for Matt. He has mommy issues and is rude to poor Leslie but when he finds out the truth about her past he grovels and totally redeems himself. Great read!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Margo

    Why does this H have a last name, and why is his first name so basic? Matt Caldwell sounds like your long-time insurance agent, not a Palmer H. Matt and Leslie Caldwell are people on my holiday card list. So big name fail. Instead, I am going to rename them something more Palmer-esque: he will be Block Caldwell, and her name will be Flissy. So, that's better and here's my review. Block is a pouty, irritable crab with garden-variety issues, and Flissy is one of those h's with ludicrously pathetic Why does this H have a last name, and why is his first name so basic? Matt Caldwell sounds like your long-time insurance agent, not a Palmer H. Matt and Leslie Caldwell are people on my holiday card list. So big name fail. Instead, I am going to rename them something more Palmer-esque: he will be Block Caldwell, and her name will be Flissy. So, that's better and here's my review. Block is a pouty, irritable crab with garden-variety issues, and Flissy is one of those h's with ludicrously pathetic backstories. She’s damaged, but she has a right to be. He's mean with a dash of cruel, but is actually one of the milder Palmer H's. Also, they like to dance, as you will see in this book and also in later books where they are at the local dances. I can't remember their special dance (every couple in town has a different one that they are best at, and by the end of the series I swear one if the h's is impromptu jitterbugging with Harley Fowler) so let's just assume it's the foxtrot. There's an OW, but she's pretty mild, which surprises me because the more tragic the Palmer h, the viler the OW is, in which case she should have been blinding the h with acid. Instead she says some mean stuff.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Melo

    Classic Diana Palmer Part of Palmer's long running Long, Tall Texans series, this is the story of two decent people who have to deal with misunderstandings to find happiness together. THE STORY: Leslie Murray has a horrendous past that she is hiding from. She was almost raped as a teenager and then shot in a salacious event that the press is still interested in. She just wants to have a quiet life. When she does to work for Matt Caldwell's business, he is determined not to trust her. He misunderst Classic Diana Palmer Part of Palmer's long running Long, Tall Texans series, this is the story of two decent people who have to deal with misunderstandings to find happiness together. THE STORY: Leslie Murray has a horrendous past that she is hiding from. She was almost raped as a teenager and then shot in a salacious event that the press is still interested in. She just wants to have a quiet life. When she does to work for Matt Caldwell's business, he is determined not to trust her. He misunderstands her confused responses and having been burned before by a woman believes Leslie to be manipulative and deceitful. When he finds out the truth about her past, he needs to earn her trust that he unknowingly betrayed. OPINION: I enjoyed reading this book. It was a simple read and typical of Palmer's type of book. Although I was somewhat annoyed by Matt's insistence on misunderstanding Leslie, I thought that he redeemed himself well and I liked that the book resolved all the loose ends of the story. The book isn't deep and I don't think it is one that I would put on a keeper shelf, but I enjoyed it while I was reading it. WORTH MENTIONING: While it is not necessary to have read other books in the series to enjoy this one, fans of the series will be pleased with the little updates and cameos that Palmer works into this book. FINAL DECISION: This book is classic Diana Palmer: innocent woman who is treated poorly because of mistakes and assumptions made by the hero. This book is what I expect when I read a Palmer book. It falls in the middle of her books for me. I've read better but I enjoyed the story in this one. CONNECTED BOOKS: MATT CALDWELL is the 22nd book in the Long, Tall Texans series. The books can be read as standalones. STAR RATING: I give this book 3.75 stars.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lu Bielefeld

    ==>Relido em 20 de junho de 2016. Matt Caldwell: Texas Tycoon (Diana Palmer) "It amazed him that there was a woman on the planet who could find his money repulsive, even if he didn't appeal to her himself. It was new and unpleasant to discover a woman who didn't want him. He'd never been repulsed by a woman in his life. It left him feeling inadequate." ========== "You're not bad," he murmured lazily. "But the fascinated virgin bit turns me right off. I like experience." ========== "His cold scrutiny ==>Relido em 20 de junho de 2016. Matt Caldwell: Texas Tycoon (Diana Palmer) "It amazed him that there was a woman on the planet who could find his money repulsive, even if he didn't appeal to her himself. It was new and unpleasant to discover a woman who didn't want him. He'd never been repulsed by a woman in his life. It left him feeling inadequate." ========== "You're not bad," he murmured lazily. "But the fascinated virgin bit turns me right off. I like experience." ========== "His cold scrutiny made her feel cheap, just as that doctor had, just as the media had, just as her mother had..." ========== "Matt had swept the floor with her, played with her, laughed at her naivete and made her out to be little better than a prostitute." ========== "We had a good laugh about you," Carolyn told her outright. "I guess you'll think twice before you throw yourself at him again! He said you were so easy that you disgusted him...!" ========== "How many poor fools have you played the innocent with, Miss Murry?" he asked coldly. ========== "You're part of me and I'm part of you. Now you belong to me, completely."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Astraycat

    What I liked most of this book was the epilogue. I wanted to pity h considering her traumatic past, however, she had no self-respect at first! More than often I wanted to smack H while read DP's books, but not this one. Of course this H was also a cruel jerk at first, but h's reaction toward H was so incoherent that I wanted to ask her, "what's wrong with you?" Fortunately, she grew some backbone at the middle of this book, and H did try hard to win her trust and love after he learned the truth a What I liked most of this book was the epilogue. I wanted to pity h considering her traumatic past, however, she had no self-respect at first! More than often I wanted to smack H while read DP's books, but not this one. Of course this H was also a cruel jerk at first, but h's reaction toward H was so incoherent that I wanted to ask her, "what's wrong with you?" Fortunately, she grew some backbone at the middle of this book, and H did try hard to win her trust and love after he learned the truth about her past. Finally an H in DP's books did apologize properly, “But you know what hurts the most?” he added, looking down into her worried eyes. “What he did still wasn’t as bad as what I did to you. I won’t ever forgive myself for that. Not if I live to be a hundred."

  10. 4 out of 5

    Aayesha Khatri

    3.5 star rating I didn't like the book much in beginning because of the way Matt treats Leslie. He's an ogre, I hated him for it. But I loved the way the book progresses and ends, it's why the book got 3.5 stars. I loved how slowly he goes with her after he finds out about her past, and how much he was willing to do in the way of making amends. It was a nice book. 3.5 star rating I didn't like the book much in beginning because of the way Matt treats Leslie. He's an ogre, I hated him for it. But I loved the way the book progresses and ends, it's why the book got 3.5 stars. I loved how slowly he goes with her after he finds out about her past, and how much he was willing to do in the way of making amends. It was a nice book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nhi Nguyễn

    OK, let's be honest, Matt Caldwell was a total jerk and manwhore when he first met Leslie. His behaviors toward her were rude and unprofessional when he sexually attacked her at work and tried to make her working experience miserable. I'm not trying to defend him, or making excuses for his behaviors. But everyone has a past, a wound in their soul that prevents them from having a normal relationship with a certain group of people. For Matt Caldwell, it was women. He never trusted women before he OK, let's be honest, Matt Caldwell was a total jerk and manwhore when he first met Leslie. His behaviors toward her were rude and unprofessional when he sexually attacked her at work and tried to make her working experience miserable. I'm not trying to defend him, or making excuses for his behaviors. But everyone has a past, a wound in their soul that prevents them from having a normal relationship with a certain group of people. For Matt Caldwell, it was women. He never trusted women before he met Leslie, because his mom left him in someone else's care when he was a young kid. That tragedy at such a young age made him become a bitter man when it came to women, especially when he saw that many women willingly threw themselves at him just to gain some profit. He had never experienced love or be truly loved by anyone. Imagine you were him, even if you are a woman, you can easily understand why he lost his faith in the opposite sex. Deep down inside, he wasn't a bad or offensive man. He was reacting to his own system of beliefs regarding women, which gave him a bad name in the mind of Leslie. But just let pause for a moment and contemplate what a wonderful journey Matt had grown to redeem himself and win Leslie's heart? And clearly he showed his deep remorse for hurting Leslie and treating her poorly. I bet he had fallen in love with her the moment he saw her, but his pride was too high to let him recognize it. I was so invested in reading about these two characters that I couldn't put the book down. What a great read! The only things that prompted me from giving this book 5 stars are the fact that it was too short, so I couldn't see clearly for myself how the romance between Leslie and Matt grew. And the fact that Leslie victim-blamed herself for what happened to her in the past. Ughhh!!!! But at the end, the epilogue still made me smile for their perfectly happy ending. Love love love this book <3 <3 <3

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Matt & Leslie Leslie is the typical DP heroine, she is shy, innocence and poor. And she has a very tragic pass. Her mother's boyfriend and two of his friends tried to rape her, before her mother showed up end shot him. Unfortunately one of the bullets hit Leslie on the leg leaving her with a permanent limp. When she needs a place to hide, her school offer her a small piece of heaven, Jacobsville. However, she soon makes a enemy in Matt, the Texas tycoon and to her dismay, her new boss. Matt is a Matt & Leslie Leslie is the typical DP heroine, she is shy, innocence and poor. And she has a very tragic pass. Her mother's boyfriend and two of his friends tried to rape her, before her mother showed up end shot him. Unfortunately one of the bullets hit Leslie on the leg leaving her with a permanent limp. When she needs a place to hide, her school offer her a small piece of heaven, Jacobsville. However, she soon makes a enemy in Matt, the Texas tycoon and to her dismay, her new boss. Matt is a sought after bachelor billionaire and he can't believe when Leslie tries to avoid him at all costs. There is something mysterious about her, like she is hiding something and he is determined to find out what. This is one of my favourite books! Fantastic read and I highly recommend

  13. 4 out of 5

    Linda Freeman

    Okay, this story had many of the DP themes: older H, innocent and younger h, rich H who treated h badly, etc. It also had a h who was a survivor. The h's best friend was the H's cousin and this guy was a true friend. He was impressive. The back story was tragic and made the journey experienced by the h and her mother even more impressive. The H. He did learn and evolve from a self-centered bully to someone capable to caring for others. Yes he had experienced childhood trauma BUT he was also taken Okay, this story had many of the DP themes: older H, innocent and younger h, rich H who treated h badly, etc. It also had a h who was a survivor. The h's best friend was the H's cousin and this guy was a true friend. He was impressive. The back story was tragic and made the journey experienced by the h and her mother even more impressive. The H. He did learn and evolve from a self-centered bully to someone capable to caring for others. Yes he had experienced childhood trauma BUT he was also taken in by a family who loved and provided for him. His unwillingness to trust women given his circumstances (rich, single, good looking) not his childhood was understandable but again he carried it to extremes. I enjoy Diana Palmer's writing skills and she can spin a story! Yes I will continue to read her works and, yes, I will recommend them to others.

  14. 4 out of 5

    CARMEN P. SELF

    Cowboys are the Best Your story is always so filled with true human emotions and they get to be so gloriously addicted to them.I truly appreciate that all your are so clean and exciting like it should be all of us have a very deep seated need to be be loved and cherished by the person we love and truly become one in God's great plan for everyone to find completeness in heart ,body and spirit. Thank you Carmen Cowboys are the Best Your story is always so filled with true human emotions and they get to be so gloriously addicted to them.I truly appreciate that all your are so clean and exciting like it should be all of us have a very deep seated need to be be loved and cherished by the person we love and truly become one in God's great plan for everyone to find completeness in heart ,body and spirit. Thank you Carmen

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    I felt a little disappointed. I just expected more with Matt Caldwell's story. He was just awful. The heroine was annoyingly too forgiving to everyone. I love Jacobsville TX there are some powerful men it the place😉 I felt a little disappointed. I just expected more with Matt Caldwell's story. He was just awful. The heroine was annoyingly too forgiving to everyone. I love Jacobsville TX there are some powerful men it the place😉

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Hall

    Good I really hated Matt for over half of the book. Any author that can cause a strong emotion like that is totally worth your time.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Val

    what a jerk! Leslie had a terrible past and Matt made it even worst. I'm ranking it high because Leslie is such force to be reckoned with! what a jerk! Leslie had a terrible past and Matt made it even worst. I'm ranking it high because Leslie is such force to be reckoned with!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Misty

    Awesome I just finished reading this book and it was awesome from beginning to end! I can't wait to read more books from this author. Awesome I just finished reading this book and it was awesome from beginning to end! I can't wait to read more books from this author.

  19. 5 out of 5

    LHC Girl

    Beautiful Story Absolutely loved this story. A feel good story. I am reading this series and can't find some of the books on kindle but would recommend reading them in order. Beautiful Story Absolutely loved this story. A feel good story. I am reading this series and can't find some of the books on kindle but would recommend reading them in order.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Loved this.I'm glad one man came along to whereas she can get past her past. Loved this.I'm glad one man came along to whereas she can get past her past.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Judith Sherrod

    Not the usual Jacobsville cowboy Mild mannered, hot tempered Matt was usually one of the nicest men around, until he met Leslie. She didn't run toward him like most women. She ran away, She trusted no man. Her secret was her own and she wouldn't share it. Not the usual Jacobsville cowboy Mild mannered, hot tempered Matt was usually one of the nicest men around, until he met Leslie. She didn't run toward him like most women. She ran away, She trusted no man. Her secret was her own and she wouldn't share it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karen Geurts

    Love Diana Palmer's books. Matt and Leslie fit well together. Like their story very much! Love Diana Palmer's books. Matt and Leslie fit well together. Like their story very much!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kace | The Booknerd

    As an avid reader of Diana Palmer's Long Tall Texans Series Matt's story is one of my favorite. I really have great time reading Matt Caldwell's story. Matt Caldwell is rich, powerful and every woman's fantasy but none had managed to catch his attention. Not until he met the beautiful and mysterious Leslie Murray. Leslie Murray is pretty, strong, determined and forgiving woman. She was a victim of a traumatic assault that left her leg shattered six years ago. Leslie is such a mystery to Matt. He As an avid reader of Diana Palmer's Long Tall Texans Series Matt's story is one of my favorite. I really have great time reading Matt Caldwell's story. Matt Caldwell is rich, powerful and every woman's fantasy but none had managed to catch his attention. Not until he met the beautiful and mysterious Leslie Murray. Leslie Murray is pretty, strong, determined and forgiving woman. She was a victim of a traumatic assault that left her leg shattered six years ago. Leslie is such a mystery to Matt. He doesn't like the fact that she seemed immune to his charm. So he thought that she was just putting an act on him. Since he distrust women, he gave her a hard time. He was rude and insulting to Leslie. But I have a great laugh reading their banters. The whole romance is fun. And the way Matt beg and grovel when he learned the truth, oh boy! I loved every minute of it! I absolutely loved Diana Palmer and her wonderful books! You know the feeling you get when you are reading a book that you think is absolutely amazing, and you do not want it to end. That is how I feel about her books and Matt Caldwell was no exception.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christie«SHBBblogger»

    This was nicely done as are most of Diana Palmer's books. To put it simply, it's about two people who are damaged-hurt badly in their pasts and do not trust easily. The h was almost brutally raped by her mother's boyfriend and then was shot by her mother. The H was abandoned at age 6 by his mother and has trust issues with women because of it. He acts like a total jerk to her because of it through half the book but makes up for it with extreme groveling and tenderness afterwards. He is completel This was nicely done as are most of Diana Palmer's books. To put it simply, it's about two people who are damaged-hurt badly in their pasts and do not trust easily. The h was almost brutally raped by her mother's boyfriend and then was shot by her mother. The H was abandoned at age 6 by his mother and has trust issues with women because of it. He acts like a total jerk to her because of it through half the book but makes up for it with extreme groveling and tenderness afterwards. He is completely ashamed of himself and goes out of his way to make her life better any way he can. But my favorite line in the book was at the end: "He knew something else as well; he knew that it was going to be a beginning, not an affair or a one-night stand. He was going to be her first man, but she was going to be his last woman. She was all he wanted in the world. A nice, quick, easy read when I was short on time.

  25. 5 out of 5

    amanda s.

    I love it! Whoooop! Running away from her awful past, Leslie went to Jacobsville to work with his friend, Ed. But Ed's cousin, Matt is nothing but curious at her. He finds her not eager to chase him and it irk him. Matt's not use with woman who cold and not chasing him. So he made the first move and how it wronged him! He thinks the worst of her and it turns out she's not what she seems.. Okay, forgive my awful english. It's 7AM and I barely sleep. I could be better but I can't help it right now I love it! Whoooop! Running away from her awful past, Leslie went to Jacobsville to work with his friend, Ed. But Ed's cousin, Matt is nothing but curious at her. He finds her not eager to chase him and it irk him. Matt's not use with woman who cold and not chasing him. So he made the first move and how it wronged him! He thinks the worst of her and it turns out she's not what she seems.. Okay, forgive my awful english. It's 7AM and I barely sleep. I could be better but I can't help it right now. *sigh* This one's good. I loved it, and Matt's so.. I don't know, he appealed me. He kind of different than Diana Palmer's usual Hero. And Leslie, she's strong despite of her limp. I have no excuse to not to love her, she's not a cry-baby. I admire her for that. I think this one's not that "pathetic" alpha-male story I used to find in Diana Palmer's. I give this book 4,5 stars. :)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    This book was one of those that you wanted so bad to strangle the leading man, but when the middle of the book came around, you wanted to hug him. It's very well written, perhaps one of the best Palmer books I've read, and I've read almost all of her books. Even though you want to strangle Matt, he does have his shining moments, especially when he begins to realize how much pain he has inflicted on Leslie. I loved the change, but in reality it wasn't a change, it was his true self, a self he kept This book was one of those that you wanted so bad to strangle the leading man, but when the middle of the book came around, you wanted to hug him. It's very well written, perhaps one of the best Palmer books I've read, and I've read almost all of her books. Even though you want to strangle Matt, he does have his shining moments, especially when he begins to realize how much pain he has inflicted on Leslie. I loved the change, but in reality it wasn't a change, it was his true self, a self he kept hidden from others because of his past. It's one of those stories that makes you want to love the tenderness of this couple when they get through the rough patches, and in the end, you want to cry at the sheer beauty of it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    sharon a creamer

    Matt Caldwell Texas Tycoon I loved this book. Not surprising since I love all Diana Palmer's books. There is nothing not to like about her books. She has enough excitement and romance to make you wish life was like her book. You can lose yourself in her books. I hate to put it down. Matt Caldwell Texas Tycoon I loved this book. Not surprising since I love all Diana Palmer's books. There is nothing not to like about her books. She has enough excitement and romance to make you wish life was like her book. You can lose yourself in her books. I hate to put it down.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Garza

    Diana Palmer always writes a wonderful story. Leslie arrives in Jacksonville to work for her very good friend at the family business. Matt Caldwell, millionaire, owner and cousin to her friend, seems to dislike and distrust Leslie on sight. Matt is determined to discover Leslie's secrets. And she has plenty. Diana Palmer always writes a wonderful story. Leslie arrives in Jacksonville to work for her very good friend at the family business. Matt Caldwell, millionaire, owner and cousin to her friend, seems to dislike and distrust Leslie on sight. Matt is determined to discover Leslie's secrets. And she has plenty.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    After a short dry spell, I really got into this book. The element of suspense surrounding Leslie and her past added that touch of intrigue I enjoy in a book. Matt proves that, underneath that suave exterior, there lies a very caring and compassionate man.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    A good Diana Palmer book. One of her "Long, Tall Texans" series. A good Diana Palmer book. One of her "Long, Tall Texans" series.

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