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? “Nobody tops Diana Palmer when it comes to delivering pure, undiluted romance. I love her stories.” — New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz
Sometimes, there are those people who have interests in several fields. Such are the interests of American author Diana Palmer (AKA Susan Spaeth Kyle). Susan Spaeth was born in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1946 to parents who both had busy careers. She and her younger sister Dannis were raised in Chamblee, Georgia, where they graduated from Chamblee High School. However, it was their move to Cornelia, Georgia where Susan met her future husband, James Kyle. They married in 1972, and had two children, Blayne and Selena.
Susan returned to college when she was 54, and graduated from Piedmont College Summa Cum Laude in 1995. By that time, she had written many novels, with her first novel having been written in 1979 under the pseudonym, Diana Palmer. With over 150 novels in print, and even more being translated to different languages, she continued to work on her Master's Degree as her time permitted. Even before her novel writing career began in earnest, she was a journalist for several years. Her interests are so varied that it serves to expand her writing subjects. A major in history with a double minor in Archaeology and Spanish gave her great credentials for her historical romance novels. Her Masters work includes History, with an emphasis on Native American Studies.
How can you lose when your interests include, first of all, being a wife and mother, then a writer, followed by gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology, and animals, of which she has dogs, cats, birds, and lizards!! There should be a lot of good writing material in there somewhere.
Second book Ive read in the Kirk brothers trilogy. At least big brother Mallory is sober, unlike his nasty brother Cane Still, he manhandles his female employee and forces himself on her while accusing her of seducing him and being a gold digger. The boys are pretty awful, but at least they seem to be attracted to masochistic women, so I guess thats good. Little brother ,Tank has yet to show sadistic tendencies in either of his brothers books. Well see what happens when his own story comes out. Who raised these horrid boys? This is supposed to be a contemporary setting. Why are the female characters so wimpy? Getting off my soapbox,now. You notice I do still plan to finish the trilogy when the last book is available. . .