by Diana Palmer
ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2011 by Harlequin
Courtesy of NetGalley
A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day's work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.
As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to fly, and Mallory can't help but notice Morie in a new light. But is this tough Wyoming man ready to love?
Wyoming Tough started off good and kept on rolling!
Morie Brannt has always been fascinated by her family’s ranch and what it takes to keep it running. She wants to jump in and get her hands dirty but her father and brother think that she's too delicate for such work. Morie is fed up with their attitude, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Leaving home she finds a ranch, states away, that’s willing to give her a shot.
Mallory Kirk owns a ranch with his two brothers when Morie shows up needing work and wanting to learn the ins and outs of how to run a ranch. At first they’re a bit skeptical at but decide to give her a try. Little do they know that she's not who she says she is. Mallory feels an attraction to the new hire Morie but doesn't want to let her too close, especially considering he already has a girlfriend with too many secrets.
I didn’t enjoy Diana's characters as much as I usually would and found them lacking in emotion. Mallory was a bit callous, cold and even harsh at times, I wanted to jump into the story and slap him! Morie’s character seemed too naïve; though she does get even in the end.
However, I enjoyed the plot. There was so much going on, that I was engrossed immediately. This book has a wanted man running loose, three brothers trying to cope with their inner turmoil, a jealous thieving girlfriend, heartache and so much more. Diana Palmer is a favorite of mine and a must read!