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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Review: Calhoun (Long, Tall Texans #1) by Diana Palmer

3 Stars
Series: Long, Tall Texans #1
Author: Diana Palmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance,
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 184
Purchase: Amazon | Thriftbooks |
In author Diana Palmer’s novel Calhoun, the first book in her Long, Tall Texans series, we meet Calhoun Ballenger and Abigail (Abby) Clark. Five years ago when Abby was just fifteen years old her mother died in a car crash with the man she was to marry in two day’s Calhoun and Justin Ballenger’s father.

Doing the only thing they could they took Abby in as their ward. Only now at almost twenty-one Abby doesn’t want to be a ward to Calhoun, she wants to be more. But at the same time is going crazy with Calhoun’s ever more ‘protective’ way that scares off all her dates and doesn’t let her learn a thing leaving her an innocent in more than just one way.

Calhoun himself has just started to notice Abby as a woman instead of kid and can not help himself at keeping men away from her and her way from them—he can not stand the though of another man touching her. At the same time he also realizes that he can not have a relationship with her besides the fact of being over ten years her senor he is not the marring type.

I liked this book, both characters were very interesting gin their own way and it held my attention all the way through.

There is a good bit of sexual tension between Abby and Calhoun but at the same time Abby is so innocent that she does not realize what is making Calhoun so upset about her going out on dates, etc.

Justin, his older brother, of course realizes this along with the fact that Abby has feelings for Calhoun as well.

I found myself really curious about Justin we get some of his past in this book and we meet a woman from his past—so I am looking forward to the next book ‘Justin’ to see how everything plays out.

I have to admit though that there were things that kept me from really liking the book overall though it did hold my attention and kept me interested there felt like something missing from the book. Maybe it was us that Abby and Calhoun got together a little too easily in my opinion which left out some of the usual what is going to happen, etc.

I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a good contemporary western romance.


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