Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: That Burke Man by Diana Palmer


Book Description

Todd Burke has no intention of getting hitched to anyone—even if his rodeo-riding daughter is crazy about Jane Parker. He tells himself there’s only room for one girl in his life, but secretly the single dad is nursing a Wyoming-sized crush on the beautiful rancher. There’s no way he’d ever give in to the hot-tempered, hot-blooded cowgirl from Jacobsville, Texas. Until one night changes everything...and Todd finds that he and Jane might just be a match made in cowboy heaven!

Originally published in 1995.


My Review

I've been reading Diana Palmer's books for years but even though this one had been released many years ago, I hadn't read this one so when I saw it on sale for .99 I went ahead and bought it. 

Todd knows his daughter isn't any good at barrel racing but she loves doing it and she is in awe of Jane Parker who is a legend in the sport. Todd meet Jane Parker after she makes what he thinks is a critical remark about his daughter and finds out that she's hurt, recovering but in pain. 

Jane's ranch is in need of a good accountant/bookkeeper and Todd let's her know he's really good with that sort of thing and he gets hired on to straighten out her books and she'll give his daughter some pointers to be a better barrel racer. 

I don't like lies or liars, it doesn't matter if it's a personal relationship or business relationship, it shouldn't start off with a lie and that's what happened in this story. It's the only thing that bothered me about this book. 

But even though they had a bumpy ride at first I really liked these two and Todd's daughter, Cherry is smart and just the right amount of sarcastic to make her really funny. I also felt bad for Cherry because her mother is a world class bitch. I want to say more but that would give too much of the story away so I'll just leave it at that. 

Overall I really liked this book and am glad that I read it. I usually enjoy this author's books and this was no exception even if it did have a few things about it that bothered me. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

32 comments:

  1. And I have never read her

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  2. Even though I haven't read her books in a while, I adore Diana Palmer, and have many of her books on my shelf. Glad you enjoyed this one, Mary! Hugs...RO

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  3. Liars sure can bring forth a certain stigma

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  4. I don’t like liars either, liars and thieves are the worst to me. I like the cowboy/ranch themed book, I’ve env er read any of Diana Palmer’s books, now I really want to. Have a great week Mary

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    1. That's very true. Liars are the worst.

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  5. Hm... I haven't read the author much but I do think that this one might be perfect for someone I know. They used to do barrel racing so they might find a good connection to the setting. On another note, I think the lying part would have bothered me as well. Brilly review.

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    1. Thank you. I liked the book but for the one part.

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  6. I read this one so long ago. I can't say that I read her anymore but when I did I enjoy some of her books.

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    1. I've been reading her for a long time. I like her for the cowboy romance.

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  7. I still need to try her stuff.

    I struggle with the plots that involve lies, too.

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    1. For the most part her books are really good.

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  8. Probably not my kind of book, but I like the scenery on the cover :)

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  9. I have issues with lies and it would have bothered me as well. I have only ever read one book written by this author.

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    1. Lies, seems to be a problem for a lot of people

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  10. Hmm I've never tried her stuff before

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    1. She's very prolific. She has a lot of books out.

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  11. The whole lie thing would have bothered me as well so I can see where you are coming from. Wonderful honest review Mary!

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  12. I haven't read a Diana Palmer book for years.

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    1. She's still busting them out.

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  13. It has been forever since I have read one of her books. I am glad you enjoyed it, even if things bothered you.

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  14. Well, you can't beat 99¢! That's cheaper than what you can pick up a book for at the thrift store.

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  15. I didn't know about this one but I understand why lies bother you

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    1. It was good for the price.

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  16. I still need to try her. But, gah, yes on lies. That's a hard thing to overcome.

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