Sunday, August 10, 2014

Romance Book Review: Diana Palmer's Invincible

Author: Diana Palmer
Series Connection: Wyoming Bold, Long Tall Texans, Renegade, The Winter Soldier 
ISBN: 978-0373778805
Genre: Western Romance, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin

Purchase Link: Amazon

As formulas go, Diana Palmer has hers completely set and while there are those who think that she writes books that countlessly sound the same and the setting should be changed, she still sells millions of copies each year. Probably because why stop a good thing. 

In Invincible, readers are back in Jacobsville and Comanche Wells, where Chief Cash 
Grier's (Renegade) secretary, Carlie, life is threatened and Grier calls in Carlie's nemesis and man of her dreams, Carson. Carson is a jaded mercenary that deeply attracted to virgin Carlie. Carson knows better than to touch a preacher's daughter, especially when the preacher in question shares more in common with Carson then many know. 

This story picks up where Wyoming Bold leaves off working on solving the mystery of the man who is pulling the strings behind the murder of a San Antonio DA. As with all of Palmer's heroes Carson has a history that has sent him into the mercenary business and Carlie knows that she isn't going to change the man, no matter how much love she sends his way. 

While the romance formula is pretty much the same as many other Diana Palmer's series books, this one actually had a few different elements I appreciated. The writing didn't appear as stilted as I had notice in the previous few that I've read by this author. Fans who like business as usual with Diana Palmer will appreciate this book. 

He's everything she fears… 

and everything she wants 

Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun—shocking Cash's sweet-but-traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests. 
Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn't have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case. 

Her only protection is Carson—the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man….

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