Review: Wyoming Winter by Diana Palmer

Wyoming Winter by Diana Palmer
Series:  Wyoming Men (# 7)
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Publisher: HQN
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life.

Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won’t forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them–and the startling truth that will bind them forever…

 

Review:  Diane Palmer is a talented author. Her novels are amazing. They melt readers hearts and suck them into the juicy plots. There’s always a risk for both characters to overcome. I enjoy reading what this writer brings to her books. Western romances are engaging. There is danger, risks both emotionally and physically, and some heat to enjoy.

In this new novel, I did like the characters and their story. However, it just felt forced out…the pacing was slow and their time together and apart felt dragged out. The characters knew the risks they were getting into with each other. Yet, they continued to be together. Both were fighting a war they couldn’t win. Until fate intervened…

J.C. is a sexy cowboy. He knows women. Or thinks he does. A bad experience with a woman has his heart turned against all women. He fell in love and was taken advantage of…then, there was his family. He was abandoned by his father. A drunk dad who ended up killing his wife and left his son to the elements. It’s no wonder J.C. feels the way he does. Despite his hard exterior, he has a good heart. He meets his friend’s sister and from there he can’t stop seeing her. He thought he could love her and leave her. But she wasn’t like the women he knew. She was a good woman. Then, danger entered the equation, lies came out, and J.C. ran away from it all. But it didn’t end there.

Color is a conservative kind of woman. A white picket fence kind of girl. She wants a family of her one. She falls in love with the irresistible J.C. That’s where her heart lies. Her brother has turned away from his values and in doing so ends up endangering his sister. He lies to his friend and leaves both Colie and J.C. away from each other. Sad, hurt, and feeling betrayed both Colie and J.C. try to survive.

But they can’t live without each other for long…

Wyoming Winter by Diane Palmer is interesting. Not her best, but still worth reading. The pacing is what mostly made this a four star read for me. It felt too dragged out…but there was romance, loss, death, and a whole lot of sweet moments inside. I recommend it to other readers.

 

Danielle