Saturday, November 8, 2014

Wyoming Strong-Diana Palmer

Wyoming Strong
Diana Palmer
Harlequin HQN, Oct 28 2014, $7.99
ISBN: 9780373779109

In Jacobsville Sara Brandon runs into her taunting enemy Wofford “Wolf” Patterson at the drugstore.  Speaking Farsi, she curses and threatens to shoot him before heading to her brother’s home in nearby Comanche Wells, Texas.  A victim of her late stepfather’s abuse as a young girl and her mother’s subsequent accusatory abandonment, Sara is a recluse who distrusts all males except her older protective brother Gabriel, but also misses her BFF Michelle Godfrey (see Texas Born). 

Wolf, like Sara, enjoys attending the opera in Houston, playing on-line war games and distrusts the opposite sex after his relationship with psychopathic Ysera who apparently is freed in Buenos Aires and seeking revenge.  As Sara and Wolf run the battlegrounds and dungeons of World of Warcraft together, neither knows the real identity of their partner.  They fall in love though aware of the risk of bringing a cyberspace relationship to the real world; but not as much as having Ysera invade the States.

Wyoming Strong is a delightful contemporary starring two wounded warriors falling in love while playing on line gaming.  Though the Internet romance brings freshness and Ysera adds tension, the storyline remains somewhat similar to many of Diana Palmer’s ranch romances.  Still this is a pleasant sequel as the protagonists find love in the dungeons.

Harriet Klausner

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