by Diana Palmer
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Courageous by Diana Palmer

The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America may make his former job as a ranch manager for his friend Jay Pendleton look like a cakewalk, but it's nothing that the former Green Beret can't handle.

A woman's heart, however—that's dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange's biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications being attracted to the daughter of his foreman would entail. Now Grange will need all his training to help General Emilio Machado gain control of the tiny South American nation of Barrera; when Peg arrives unannounced, she's a distraction he can't avoid. She's determined to show Grange she can be useful on and off the battlefield. Once she breaks through his armor, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will prove an easier task than defending himself against her winning charms….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460311967
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 67,369
File size: 408 KB

About the Author

The prolific author of more than one hundred books, Diana Palmer got her start as a newspaper reporter. A New York Times bestselling author and voted one of the top ten romance writers in America, she has a gift for telling the most sensual tales with charm and humor. Diana lives with her family in Cornelia, Georgia.

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Courageous 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Demeter1957 More than 1 year ago
I have always been a huge fan of Diana Palmer and own almost every book she has ever written. I would always look forward to an new book and wait for the publication day to buy it. This book was the same. I don't know what the heck was going on that the editor let this book come out. The story was dragging, the characters were not solid enough, the romance was light except for the side characters, there was way too much history and I felt like I was being taught in a class instead of reading for pleasure, and while I like that Ms. Palmer's characters have morality this book went on and on about no sex before marriage. I really don't know what happened with this book. It was a big disappointment to me. I still think that the proof read of the book should have stopped this from being published and wonder why they didn't.
dOrsay1008 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoy Diana Palmer books. Many of them have an educational aspect to them. However, I was disappointed in this one. I found that it focused too much on the politics rather than Grange's romance. If the politics could have been condensed or toned down somehow, I would probably have been more interested. I did end up skimming over those areas where I deemed "uninteresting" and read the rest. And those parts were just okay, nothing exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to be a big fan of Diana Palmer but the last couple of books I've read, not so much anymore. I couldn't wait to finish it, to end my misery. The plot line, with Peg going off to South America with someone she doesn't even know, how stupid. She grew up on a ranch in Texas. Now she is in South American and all of a sudden she has a passport. And please, Windslow, military guy, mercenary etc. no sex until he was married! Bad writing, bad writing. Disappointed.
2cquarterhorses More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. What has happened to Ms. Palmer? If I wanted to read about military strategy, I'd get books from the library and study it along with history. Good Grief woman, get off the over zealous dictators and overthrowing the current leaders and really, haven't we had enough mercenaries? And don't they keep their identity secret? Wise up old girl. I skimmed through most of this book because it was trash. Where was the sexual tension? Where was the romance? He didn't want to get involved, then he takes her to a dance and suddenly they're in love and she goes to South America with some nit-wit woman she doesn't even know and doesn't tell anyone she's leaving? Really???? I'm so sorry I wasted my money on this, and please other reviewers who didn't like this book, forgive me for not taking you seriously. I've been a fan of Diana Palmer's for years but her last few books were horrible. Please don't waste your time or money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love to read Diana Palmer books she is a good author. But this book was to short 193 pgs. for the cost of $11.00
Avid_ReaderLL More than 1 year ago
The heroines in Diana Palmer's novels seem to be getting dumber and dumber. Or at the least they are gettin more ridiculously naive. This novel is just like her others - young, innocent heroine falls for older man. Misunderstandings abound until they find happiness. However, a lot of this book was so unbelievable. The "heroine" takes off to the jungles of South America with someone they've never met because the person claims her man wants to see her. Yes, in the middle of fighting a war, he wants you to come into the middle of it to see you! Someone should have taught her about "stranger danger". Some of the actions by the characters in this book were just a little too unrealistic and unbelievable and I think that's why I just didn't like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am deeply disappointed in Diana Palmer and her current work. She's very judgemental and seems to have a huge chip on her shoulder. Some of her leading men are downright abusive and the female characters are stupid as hell and can't quite figure out how babies are made. Winslow Grange is a self-righteous douche bag. As much as we are charged for these piles of poo, you would think that she would make a bigger effort to write something a little better. As a fan of her earlier work, I am insulted that she doesn't even bother be consistent with her time lines. Avid readers pay attention to these things. She simply doesn't respect her fans anymore.
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helen1964 More than 1 year ago
Way too light on romance and too heavy on military tactics. The rush into a 'romance' with Peg was all of a handful of pages and it was lame at that. She's done this in a couple books and it looks clear to me she's tired of writing romance.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Diana Palmer does it again! Excellent read!
Shakidog More than 1 year ago
very very good story
crystal_rider More than 1 year ago
I am a Big Fan of Palmer but this book was Horrible. It was fun and exciting at the beggining. All the remarks she was giving him, an he was not wanting a relationship. Suddenly they are at a dance and there in love. Then she suddenly goes across the world to find him. He is on a secret mission, when he see's her, he is thrilled that she is there. Seriously what a load of crap. Wasted my $$ on this book.
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Michelleeeeee More than 1 year ago
Typical Palmer, story line and plot suprisingly predictible but if it is one thing I will say, once you start reading a Palmer you usually don't put the book down until the last page is finished. Courageously Awesome Read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Diana Palmer for a very long time. Anything she writes is good reading.
jasweep More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. just like all her books she combines romance, mystery action all in one. I hope she never retires.
jabMI More than 1 year ago
I think this book was written by a first time writer. The story was, in my opinion, stupid. It was a waste of time and money to purchase this book. I read it to the end just because I bought it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books have become predictable and lame. The charecters have been a repeat of each other.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what's happened to Ms. Palmer, but her last several offerings have been far below her caliber, and "Courageous" is no exception. Peg is completely unbelievable as a heroine, even for romantic fiction, and I ended up skipping pages by the tens due to the boring dissertation on military tactics. Previous books had hinted that supporting character Rourke might have an interesting story; his inclusion here, as well as the female reporter who drags Peg to Manaus, were misguided and borderd on the ridiculous. The few moments of great storytelling could not redeem this novel. I'll be returning it for my money back, and stick to Ms. Palmer's oldies but goodies, when she exhibited better character development and how to tell a love story.
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