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  • Posted June 2, 2010

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    What happened to Diana Palmer?

    I feel like her writing has changed so much! This book was really boring, it had so many facts about 911 operators, and police life, that you felt like you were reading compiled data! This one just didn't do it for me. I'm glad we got to read about Kilraven and Winnie's story, but I was left feeling short changed! I wish they had more interaction with each other. I understand that Kilraven's past was a huge part in the book, but it was almost too much. I realize that I'm being really hard on this book, but I have read almost every book that Diana Palmer has written, and this was not the Diana Palmer I grew up reading. Her last few books seem like shes digressing in her story telling. I'm not really sure how to explain her style of writing now, I'm just confused I guess.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    911 operator & FBI agent romance

    Kilraven is an undercover FBI agent stationed in smalltown Jacobsville, Texas. In previous books, he was investigating a kidnapping ring, but now he's looking into a murder that has ties to the cold case homicides of his wife and 3-year-old daughter, who were shot seven years ago. Winnie Sinclair is a young 9-1-1 operator and dispatcher with the Jacobsville county emergency services, and she's totally in love with Kilraven. Winnie's deceased drug-using uncle may have had something to do with the recent shady killing, (and her estranged mother who works in law enforcement also knows something about it--it's complicated), but that's a side issue, because what Kilraven really needs in order to solve the case is a woman who can talk to a crooked senator's frightened wife, who's hiding out in the Bahamas. And wouldn't you know it? Winnie's family owns the property next to where the senator's wife is staying. Wonder who he'll pick to take with him. Hmm...

    The book starts out with Kilraven's POV, and he's grinching about how he hates Christmas parties, especially emergency services Christmas parties, especially emergency services Christmas parties in Jacobsville, where he's guaranteed to receive a no-brainer gift like a tie. Little does he know that Winnie Sinclair has drawn his name for anonymous gift-giving and she's made him a classy, unique painting of a raven. And little does she know that he'll hate it because the last thing his preschool daughter ever drew was a picture of a raven. (Side note: it could easily be true, but I have a 3-yr-old baby sister, and we're all just thrilled when she draws a vague colored blur, forget actually outlining and filling in a recognizable bird. But I digress.) Kilraven glares, Winnie feels sorry, and it looks like they've come to a stalemate. But then he connects the dots between some senators and some drug runners and some homicides and some other people, and figures he can avenge his daughters' death (he doesn't really miss the wife--she was a wild one) if he gets a few more facts nailed down.

    Getting the facts means talking to the senator's wife, which will require a woman's touch, so Kilraven decides that he needs to marry Winnie so they can travel together without damaging her reputation. He makes it clear that he doesn't love Winnie, doesn't want a relationship or a future with her, so they will get an immediate annulment when they get back from grilling the senator's wife. Sweet, quiet, angelic little Winnie turns him down flat. (YAY!) Then she changes her mind. (Nooo...) She decides that a couple of weeks of sham marriage to the man she loves, and the opportunity to help him avenge his daughter's murder, is worth the toll it'll take on her heart.

    So, in this neat genre-blend of contemporary western romantic suspense novel, there are a few issues. The dialogue feels slightly stilted because characters often discuss their feelings out loud when it's not entirely natural to do so. Or they'll deliver explanatory lines about things that are well known to both parties, and which could probably go unspoken. I wish there were more editing for repeated phrases in the book, for example, in respect to Winnie and Kilraven's ages the phrase "she was 22 to his 32" is repeated three times, by my count.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2010

    Great Story but you have to wade through lots of terminology to get there!

    I've read nearly every Diana Palmer novel published. this one was a good book, but very slow going in the middle. As other reviewers have stated, the terminology use and overuse got very annoying. THe storyline however, was good, so I did finish the book and would say it was not a total bust.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    This is actually the first book of Diana's that I have read. While it wasn't one of my favorites it did have a good plot and fun characters. There were some corny parts but that's in every romance book. Overall, I would give it 3 out 5 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2010

    Average everything- a vanilla experience

    This is not a difficult read but one could get confused by the overlapping characters and plot lines that are slightly touched upon but never really developed or hold your interest. There are no doubt families out there that resemble this hodge podge of familial relations -half-siblings, estranged relations and newly discovered relations and I can honestly say I am thankful it is not my family. The plot is convuluted- relying on snippets of what occurred in the past and the baggage left from that event and how it ties in to the current events surrounding the sinister murders and recent attacks on the investigators. I didn't wholly dislike the book- I just don't put it in the - must read- class.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Not her best

    I have read many of Diana Palmers book buts this one was not one of her best. I had to stop and keep coming back to it just to finish

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Firegod

    He runs in with the shekit. He closes the den with mud.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Petalrose

    Anyone on?

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Not Really Dangerous

    This is an improvement in her books but it still is the usual for Diana Palmer- an emotionally immature, short-tempered male and an innocent, meek, virginal female. It's the same plot everytime but at least this one was written to fit in this century. The dialogue can be antiquated, and one wonders if Diana can write current, hot romances appropriate for these times. Winnie refers to Killraven as Dishy"- that really dates her vocabulary. At least DP doesn't have the male berating the female like she used to do. So, a better attempt.

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