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A Wyoming rancher finds love where he least expects it in this heartwarming second-chance romance Micah Torrance could use a helping hand. Between managing his expansive Wyoming ranch and caring for his willful little girl, Janey, Micah’s plate is more than full. Usually, it’s not in this cowboy’s nature to ask, but when beautiful Karina Carter offers her help, Micah can’t A Wyoming rancher finds love where he least expects it in this heartwarming second-chance romance Micah Torrance could use a helping hand. Between managing his expansive Wyoming ranch and caring for his willful little girl, Janey, Micah’s plate is more than full. Usually, it’s not in this cowboy’s nature to ask, but when beautiful Karina Carter offers her help, Micah can’t resist. With her sweet smile and her easy way with Janey, Micah wants to trust her. But he knows better than anyone that love only leads to heartbreak. Champion ice-skater Karina Carter needs a fresh start while her body heals. Caring for little Janey is just temporary until she can get back on the ice—or so she keeps telling herself. But the longer she spends with this gorgeous single dad, the more drawn she is to him and the family they could share. Now if only she can convince him that she’s here to stay, this new life with him could be beyond her wildest dreams.


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A Wyoming rancher finds love where he least expects it in this heartwarming second-chance romance Micah Torrance could use a helping hand. Between managing his expansive Wyoming ranch and caring for his willful little girl, Janey, Micah’s plate is more than full. Usually, it’s not in this cowboy’s nature to ask, but when beautiful Karina Carter offers her help, Micah can’t A Wyoming rancher finds love where he least expects it in this heartwarming second-chance romance Micah Torrance could use a helping hand. Between managing his expansive Wyoming ranch and caring for his willful little girl, Janey, Micah’s plate is more than full. Usually, it’s not in this cowboy’s nature to ask, but when beautiful Karina Carter offers her help, Micah can’t resist. With her sweet smile and her easy way with Janey, Micah wants to trust her. But he knows better than anyone that love only leads to heartbreak. Champion ice-skater Karina Carter needs a fresh start while her body heals. Caring for little Janey is just temporary until she can get back on the ice—or so she keeps telling herself. But the longer she spends with this gorgeous single dad, the more drawn she is to him and the family they could share. Now if only she can convince him that she’s here to stay, this new life with him could be beyond her wildest dreams.

30 review for Wyoming Legend

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Karina is a world class skater recovering after an accident. She can't skate so she gets a job as a live in babysitter on a ranch and she falls in love with her engaged boss. Yet another amazing book by my favorite author. Micah and Karina are so in love but they are both filled with doubts and jealousy. I loved the angst, the sexual tension and the last chapters were amazing. We read about their honeymoon and pregnant Karina which was sweet. This is a Diana Palmer book so naturally heroine is a Karina is a world class skater recovering after an accident. She can't skate so she gets a job as a live in babysitter on a ranch and she falls in love with her engaged boss. Yet another amazing book by my favorite author. Micah and Karina are so in love but they are both filled with doubts and jealousy. I loved the angst, the sexual tension and the last chapters were amazing. We read about their honeymoon and pregnant Karina which was sweet. This is a Diana Palmer book so naturally heroine is a virgin and she is religious. I adore her traditional old values but I know some people will think this book is outdated. Can't wait for more DP books! I know she is an old lady but I hope she keeps writing for ever and ever lol

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lu Bielefeld

    Another ogre dumbass (aka hero) who is led around by his dick by the other woman. He accepts her evil behavior and she treats his daughter badly just because she is hot and good in bed. A man who lets a woman abuse his own daughter just because of sex and convenience does not have my respect. A real jerk. He is always working or with his fiancee, neglecting his daughter. His daughter is cute. And our heroine is the typical virgin, broke and traumatized by the author. The author's fans will like it, Another ogre dumbass (aka hero) who is led around by his dick by the other woman. He accepts her evil behavior and she treats his daughter badly just because she is hot and good in bed. A man who lets a woman abuse his own daughter just because of sex and convenience does not have my respect. A real jerk. He is always working or with his fiancee, neglecting his daughter. His daughter is cute. And our heroine is the typical virgin, broke and traumatized by the author. The author's fans will like it, but it's more of the same. Hopes and dreams of medals were lost like the dream that faded as she woke in her own bed, in her lonely apartment. Locals around Jackson Hole called her the Wyoming Legend, after she and Paul won the gold medal in the World Championships the year before. Her gold medal notwithstanding, Karina was a nobody in Catelow, Wyoming, where she hoped to get the job she’d applied for, as a live-in babysitter for a wealthy widowed rancher’s young daughter. A broken mirror was never going to be whole. She was damaged goods. Useless. Raised by religious parents, she took innocence seriously. “Lindy isn’t used to kids,” he said, glowering at his daughter. “But you’d better get used to her. She’s going to be around for a long time.” Janey just sighed. Torrance noted Karina’s curiosity. “Lindy is my fiancée,” he told her. “You’ll meet her, in time.” “At least I have you, Karina,” Janey said with a smile. “We’re going to be great pals, I can already tell.” “She’s a businesswoman,” he said. “We get along well because we’re not together much.” He chuckled. “I suppose she’ll mellow when we get married. I’d like more children, but she’s not into that. I guess one will have to do.” Even Lindy, as hot as she was behind closed doors, didn’t have that tenderness about her. Lindy was demanding, aggressive, passionate. But she wasn’t a nurturing woman, and she didn’t want babies. “I can’t hang around here more than a few hours. I’ve got meetings scheduled in Los Angeles.” “I’m glad Daddy hired you,” Janey said. “You’re not at all like I was afraid you’d be. I mean, Daddy likes women like Lindy,” she added with a drawn down mouth. “They’re all like her, sharp and smart and snarky.” “We were on the way to Denver to a business meeting. I wanted to stop by and see how things were going.” She couldn’t stay in a place where people yelled at her. “I don’t like people who yell,” Janey said. She made a face. “My dad’s marrying somebody who does.” Lindy kept pushing for a date for the wedding, and he kept resisting. In fact, he didn’t want to marry Lindy, and he’d just discovered that. Almost too late. “Where the hell are you?” Lindy demanded. “I need to go to Denver to meet a client. Will you get a move on, please?” He didn’t speak. Her belligerent, aggressive attitude was suddenly unacceptable. The more he compared Lindy to Karina, the worse he felt. He loved long hair. Lindy wore hers short. Lindy hated kids. She was too young, of course; twenty-three to his thirty-four. She worked for him. There were about twenty more reasons that it was a bad idea to even think about getting involved with her. “This,” he said roughly, “is a very bad idea.” She swallowed hard. “Yes. You’re engaged.” “I promised to take Lindy to Las Vegas tonight to a show. If she calls, tell her we may have to postpone it.” She bit her tongue. “Dietrich is Janey’s...” “I don’t give a damn who he belongs to, he’s just a dog! Why won’t Micah answer his damned phone?” “She sashayed up and played on his senses. She likes rich men. He knew what she was, but he let her lead him to a jeweler’s to buy her an engagement ring. He’ll get what he deserves for mixing up with a woman like that.” “Lindy belittles her all the time. Boss doesn’t even seem to notice. I guess he’s used to her carping at him.” “She has a nasty temper.” Karina was pretty and sweet and she loved Janey. That made a tremendous contrast to Lindy, who was selfish and cold and hateful toward the child. “Nice figure, gorgeous face,” she returned. “She must have something going for her, if he wants to marry her.” “If I could get back on the ice after my injury, you can cope with Lindy.” “Thanks for defending me,” Janey said. “Lindy makes me feel stupid.” “Mr....Torrance,” she whispered, a faint protest that was suddenly smothered by the warm, hard pressure of his mouth on her soft lips. He nipped her lower lip. “Open it,” he said gruffly. “Shh,” he whispered into her mouth, and drew her completely against him. An assistant coach had backed her into a wall after practice, the night before the event she’d come to do, and tried to force her. She’d fought, screamed. That had made him furious. He’d hit her, over and over again, tearing at her clothing, terrifying her. But it had been sweet. Sweeter than honey. It had been years since he felt so alive, so full of vigor. Even Lindy, with all her experience, had never aroused him to such a point. “Yes. Poor Janey.” He shook his head. “Boss never seems to notice just how mean Lindy is to the kid. Well, he called her down last night,” he added. “That was a first. He’s usually too busy to notice. Phone rings all hours. He never turns it off.” He’d been putting up with Lindy’s bad attitude for a long time, passing over the way she treated Janey, because Lindy was hot and he’d wanted her badly. “I wish she’d go away and never come back,” Janey said miserably. “She’s so mean! She’s even mean to Daddy. He stays so busy that he just ignores her. But I can’t.” She worked for him. He was engaged. He dragged her against him, feeling her nipples go hard at the contact, feeling her breath jerk, her nails biting into his shoulders as she experienced the intimacy of the way he was holding her. His mouth opened on the rise of her breast and took it inside, his tongue rough against the hard nipple as he suckled her. “I left marks. I’m sorry. I haven’t been so hungry in...well, in a long time,” he confessed quietly. His lips made a thin line. “Don’t let me do that,” he said firmly. “I’m engaged. Even if I wasn’t, you work for me.” “There’s no future in this. It’s just a flash in the pan.” “You’re not like Lindy,” he said softly. “She really doesn’t like being touched. She just wants it hard and quick.” He shrugged. You’re living a lie. You’d be lucky to win even a local competition. You’re worlds away from the high stakes stuff.” “I like the taste of you,” he said blatantly, “but I’m still engaged. And I don’t spend money on skaters who can’t cope with reality. You’ll have to find someone else to keep you while you waste your life hoping for gold medals.” “Don’t let it go to your head,” he said with faint sarcasm. “Any woman can arouse a man. It’s not love’s young dream. Just hormones. We have some sort of mindless obsession with each other. I won’t let it happen again. I already have a woman. I don’t need another.” When they walked in, Micah was sitting on the sofa. With an ardent Lindy in his arms. He was kissing her as if he’d gone starved for a woman for months. He’d taken Lindy’s friend’s word, that of a woman who’d manufactured scandal from an innocent act and statement. Janey drew in a breath. She looked out the window silently, wishing her father wasn’t such an idiot. He was blind to Lindy’s faults, and even blinder to Karina’s virtues. If Micah was that petty, she decided, it was just as well to get away from him. “Dogs don’t belong in the house,” Lindy said haughtily. “They’re nasty.” “Dietrich is not nasty!” Janey shot back. “Go to your room,” Micah said icily. “I’d never have believed you could be so shallow,” he bit off. His eyes dropped to her mouth. “And I thought you were innocent!” His mouth came down on hers, hard. It was instant passion, but without tenderness or respect. He dragged her hips against the raging arousal he couldn’t even help, and he hated her for the way his body reacted to her. He wanted her beyond bearing. He was bruising her, humiliating her, with blind need that had no care for her feelings. “I’m not your toy!” “No?” he asked with a faint, arrogant smile. “You could be.” “No. I quit,” she said shortly. Lindy laughed. “Good. Now you can’t file for unemployment, can you? My, my, how will you afford those expensive skating lessons with your coach now, Miss Carter?” “You were being led around by your libido,” Burt mused. Even his first wife had been experienced; Lindy had lived with several men before Micah became engaged to her. But Karina was innocent.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Margo

    Sometimes you read a book and you can tell that two people are meant to be immensely important to each other, and it's destiny that they be in each other's life. Those two people are the h and the H's young daughter, who is emotionally abused and neglected by the H. The h will save this girl from a childhood of complete misery. Too bad they have to put up with the vile H... or do they? Look for the sequel, "Putting Him On Ice: Ice Skates Are Sharp," coming soon. Sometimes you read a book and you can tell that two people are meant to be immensely important to each other, and it's destiny that they be in each other's life. Those two people are the h and the H's young daughter, who is emotionally abused and neglected by the H. The h will save this girl from a childhood of complete misery. Too bad they have to put up with the vile H... or do they? Look for the sequel, "Putting Him On Ice: Ice Skates Are Sharp," coming soon.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Raffaella

    The legend is the heroine. She’s a gold medal winner skater who’s been injured and is recovering. She’s alone in the world and she needs a job, so she applies as a baby sitter for the 9 year old daughter of a widower. The widower is our hero, who’s a rich rancher with a nasty fiancée. The heroine doesn’t want to tell anybody who she is, because she craves her privacy. Of course he and the heroine falls in love but he’s dumb and spoils it all. Eventually all is well. The plot is something very DP The legend is the heroine. She’s a gold medal winner skater who’s been injured and is recovering. She’s alone in the world and she needs a job, so she applies as a baby sitter for the 9 year old daughter of a widower. The widower is our hero, who’s a rich rancher with a nasty fiancée. The heroine doesn’t want to tell anybody who she is, because she craves her privacy. Of course he and the heroine falls in love but he’s dumb and spoils it all. Eventually all is well. The plot is something very DP with younger heroine and older hero, insta lust, evil ow, misunderstandings, some secret. The book has its highs and its lows. What I like: - the heroine is a skater, so now I know everything about skating and it’s training. I liked it, I preferred to the mystery plots that sometimes DP likes. - the daughter is my favorite character: she’s cute, sweet and lovely, and she wants to be a skater too. She and the heroine bond together very well. - the heroine was not a doormat. She is typical DP: young , inexperienced, virgin but she’s not stupid and when the hero gets nasty and threatens to fire her if she doesn’t leave her dreams of a career, she leaves him and chooses her career over him. Yeah you go girl!!! - the hero has to grovel for months before she takes him back. And he does it very well. What I didn’t like: -the hero. He’s stupid and dumb and does something that is really unforgivable: he let his fiancée mistreat his lovely daughter. She abuses her verbally and makes her cry, he never protect his child. I can understand when the ow is nasty to the heroine; they are two adult women and is a fair play, but when an adult abuses a child and her father doesn’t intervene this is wrong. He was not only stupid because he stays with an nasty b***h but he’s also a terrible father. Shame on him. - the hero is engaged with ow until 75% of the book, while mauling the heroine several times, kissing her and almost seducing her with his fiancée in the same house. Yuck. Actually I liked it, because the heroine is not an helpless basket case as DP heroines usually are: eventually she and her partner win the Olympic Games and the hero must eat crows. Pity that the hero is such a poor excuse of a man, but I have still to meet a DP hero that is a real hero.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Karina and Janey are cute together and a really endearing tale. You can't help but appreciate the character growth of both Karina and Janey as they get to know each other. I would of been happy with just their story. Micah is rude and self absorbed. I found it very hard to find anything likable about him except for his deep down love for his daughter. I kept thinking he’d get better but at 75% he was still horrible and abusive ...then an instant personality flip. Then he still didn't learn from h Karina and Janey are cute together and a really endearing tale. You can't help but appreciate the character growth of both Karina and Janey as they get to know each other. I would of been happy with just their story. Micah is rude and self absorbed. I found it very hard to find anything likable about him except for his deep down love for his daughter. I kept thinking he’d get better but at 75% he was still horrible and abusive ...then an instant personality flip. Then he still didn't learn from his over-reactions and continued to make rash conclusions. In the end, I didn't buy Karina and Micah insta-love relationship. If you tell me once, I got it. If you tell my twice, its a little repetitive. But telling me something over and over again just becomes filler where it isn't needed and distracts from the story. 2 stars because I really did like Karina and Janey but this was not the book for me. I received this ARC copy of Wyoming Legends from Harlequin - HQN. This is my honest and voluntary review. Wyoming Legends is set for publication October 30, 2018. My Rating: 2 stars Written by: Diana Palmer Series: Wyoming Men Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: HQN; Original edition Publication Date: October 30, 2018 ISBN-10: 1335041087 ISBN-13: 978-1335041081 Genre: Contemporary Western Romance Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wyoming-Legend... Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wyom... Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wyom... Want more check us out on Tome Tender Book Blog or on Facebook

  6. 5 out of 5

    mad4rombks

    Why do I keep doing this to myself? Where are her editors? Why do we have to reread certain things over and over and over again? Is she just doing this to make her word count? Repetitious to the point that I found this extremely distracting.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chitra *CJ*

    "Wyoming Legend" is the story of Karina and Micah. Another fantastic read by Ms Palmer! In this wonderful addition to the Wyoming Men series, we have our heroine, a world famous skater and Olympist, who takes on the job to be a nanny to a wonderful little girl, in order to recuperate from her recent accident and disability, but instead finds the soulmate, the millionaire rancher hero, in a dramatic and passionate love story. We have, -An innocent, kind and accomplished heroine -A brooding, judgmental "Wyoming Legend" is the story of Karina and Micah. Another fantastic read by Ms Palmer! In this wonderful addition to the Wyoming Men series, we have our heroine, a world famous skater and Olympist, who takes on the job to be a nanny to a wonderful little girl, in order to recuperate from her recent accident and disability, but instead finds the soulmate, the millionaire rancher hero, in a dramatic and passionate love story. We have, -An innocent, kind and accomplished heroine -A brooding, judgmental, and passionate hero -A beautiful and talented daughter -A super bitchy and catty OW -A kind and caring best friend/partner -A interfering but funny housekeeper -An adorable dog who get involved in -Lots of OW/ OM drama -Passionate kisses -Hymen respect -Relentless yearning -Ruthless takedown -Regretful realizations of truth -Intense groveling -Detailed HEA- filled with sweet lovemaking, babies and oh so much love Really enjoyed it! Safe 4.25/5

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cheesecake

    Well, it has all the DP stuff you'd expect. A fun read but not one of my faves, more like she phoned it in. Karina is a champion ice skater but she broke her ankle and needs to work a regular job. Maybe she'll never skate again.. Micah is a work-a-holic with a sweet 9 year old daughter, Janey, and a fiancee from hell (Lindy). Karina ends up working as Janey's companion/sitter and overcomes her fear through Janey's love of skating. Lots of misunderstandings, mostly on Micah's side with the help of Li Well, it has all the DP stuff you'd expect. A fun read but not one of my faves, more like she phoned it in. Karina is a champion ice skater but she broke her ankle and needs to work a regular job. Maybe she'll never skate again.. Micah is a work-a-holic with a sweet 9 year old daughter, Janey, and a fiancee from hell (Lindy). Karina ends up working as Janey's companion/sitter and overcomes her fear through Janey's love of skating. Lots of misunderstandings, mostly on Micah's side with the help of Lindy's vitriol. The OW, Lindy was a totally entertaining OTT evil OW. It was beyond nuts that Micah put up with her, she was just so ridiculously awful. DP keeps inserting how HOT she is and how Micah is drawn to her by lust. But then when he's intimate with Karina DP inserts how Lindy is cold and only likes sex rough and quick. Well is she a siren or isn't she??? Either way it was kinda icky and I didn't like the way Micah found Karina's lack of sexual experience such a turn on. Like that was her 'big draw'. With all the buildup between the MCs and his erroneous conclusions about her virtue and skating experience, I expected an ending with more umph. But it kind just fizzled. Then a nice long epilogue that was sweet but kinda fizzled for me too. I listened to the audio and Todd McLaren does his usual read. Not one of my fave readers but competent. safety is meh (view spoiler)[Micah seems incapable of sleeping with Lindy about half way through. But remains engaged to her for a few weeks more. There's no intimate scenes with him and the OW. But like I said above, Micah does let slip how Lindy likes to be f*cked hard. His first wife wasn't a love match. She died in a plane crash. Karina is a virgin. (hide spoiler)]

  9. 4 out of 5

    Missy

    Another Wyoming man gets struck down by love. I love seeing these tough, rugged, sexy cowboys get bitten by love. Micah Torrance is no less arrogant than the other Wyoming Men but this book has the added elements of a cute kid & ice skating! Ice skating, I love that DP added this element so it wasn't just another smalltown girl with a ranch story. I love seeing the clash between sexy Micah & sweet shy Karina Carter. Karina has spent her whole life immersed in her sport & had no time for passion or Another Wyoming man gets struck down by love. I love seeing these tough, rugged, sexy cowboys get bitten by love. Micah Torrance is no less arrogant than the other Wyoming Men but this book has the added elements of a cute kid & ice skating! Ice skating, I love that DP added this element so it wasn't just another smalltown girl with a ranch story. I love seeing the clash between sexy Micah & sweet shy Karina Carter. Karina has spent her whole life immersed in her sport & had no time for passion or romance. But an accident has sidelined her & shaken her confidence on the ice. She worries she will never skate again. So needing to eat she takes a job as a companion to a little girl with ice skating dreams. Janey is a sweet & charming little girl who gives Karina back her joy of skating. Micah views women as gold diggers & his fiancee is one good example. He doesn't trust his growing feelings or attraction to bland Karina. He believes the worst of her allowing him to justify kicking her out of their lives. But Karina is not going to allow this setback to derail her dreams of Olympic Gold. I enjoyed seeing Micah eat crow & finally get his priorities straight. Booting out that evil fiancee & making his daughter & Karina number one!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

    Big fan of Diana Palmer. Yes, a lot of her books are formulaic but I like that formula. I like the rhythm of the prose. While this had that base, it wasn’t the “cookie cutter” story as some of her others. The characters were good. The romance took a while to get going. It was very wordy. Liked the janey character. I was also rooting for her to get better at skating. Felt a bit rushed at the end. Still, a good one from Palmer. A definite to read if you’re a fan or you’ve been reading this series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hope Frost

    This one was just kind of ok for me. It was extremely wordy and repetitive. EXTREMELY repetitive. I liked Janey and Burt, the other characters fell flat for me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Donna Repsher

    I am and have been a die-hard fan of Diana Palmer and have read every single book she's ever written, and yes, I know her predictable formula by heart: a pure, virginal heroine, her parents deceased in some sort of tragic accident, a wealthy, rude, jealous, obnoxious but handsome, sex-obsessed, hero with lots of black chest hair who is usually 11 years older than the heroine, and who is usually dating a cold-hearted, demanding but beautiful woman who is after his money (Micah and Lydia, respecti I am and have been a die-hard fan of Diana Palmer and have read every single book she's ever written, and yes, I know her predictable formula by heart: a pure, virginal heroine, her parents deceased in some sort of tragic accident, a wealthy, rude, jealous, obnoxious but handsome, sex-obsessed, hero with lots of black chest hair who is usually 11 years older than the heroine, and who is usually dating a cold-hearted, demanding but beautiful woman who is after his money (Micah and Lydia, respectively), plenty of incorrect assumptions about the virginal heroine who had a bad experience in the past with some man trying to rape her, leaving her terrified of sex, and also long passages about history and cattle. This novel has all but one of the aforementioned, but what surprised me was that in this novel, the heroine, Karina, was an Olympic figure skater who broke her ankle and who was told that her injury meant she could never skate again. Since she has no money and no degree to fall back on, she takes a job babysitting Janey, the 9-year old, skating-obsessed daughter of the aforementioned hero, who lives on a remote ranch in Wyoming, and those changes in topic were the primary reason that I gave this novel 2.5 stars rather than the two stars I felt that it actually merited. Karina's relationship with Janey was, in my opinion, the best part of this novel. Since I'm also a huge fan of figure skating, and once, as a young child, also had dreams of Olympic ice, I fell in love with Janey and her Olympic dreams, and I loved the way Karina's need to teach her to properly figure skate slowly overcame her own fear of the ice. However, since she didn't use her professional name when she applied for the job, she's secretive of her past and the World Championship gold medal she and her pairs partner, Paul, received prior to her training accident. It doesn't help that that Micah's self-absorbed and nasty fiance, Lydia, once won a bronze medal for skating at a small, regional competition and she does nothing to properly encourage or teach Janey anything about skating, and does nothing but yell at and belittle her attempts to skate, all while Micah does nothing to support or defend his only daughter, being too sex-obsessed with the incredibly obnoxious Lydia, and putting his libido ahead of his daughter's verbal and emotional abuse. To say that it was impossible to like Micah is putting it mildly--I thought he was grossly neglectful of his child, sexually abusive to Karina, who was his employee, and totally clueless about his uber-nasty girlfriend, who belittled Karina and Janey endlessy, and then flat-out lied about Karina's relationship with her former pairs partner, Paul, turning Micah against her without even questioning the lies Lydia told. Frankly, I couldn't understand Karina's interest in a man who was pretty much an absentee father, and one who put his sexual needs above his daughter's abuse. My other issue with this novel was how incredibly repetitive it was. I often found myself skimming over passages I'd read more than once, among them the story of the plane crash that killed Karina's parents, which was repeated at least four times, Karina's prior injuries to her left leg, and her fear of getting back on the ice, repeated ad nauseum, her internal debate about her future, Janey's issues with Lydia's treatment of her, and on, and on, and on. At least I was spared long passages about the cattle on the ranch, which, for a change, weren't Santa Gerturdis, Ms. Palmer's favorite cattle breed, and also, thankfully absent, was the history of Wyoming, something that was ever-present in Ms. Palmer's Long, Tall Texans series. Since all of her Wyoming Men novels are more lengthy than her Long, Tall Texans novels, it seemed to me that all the repetitive passages were simply there to pad her word/page count, rather than to add to our understanding of the characters and the motivations behind their often irrational and erratic behavior. The good news was at least Karina never once referred to the hero as "dishy." Yes, of course, there's an HEA ending where the always abrasive Micah suddenly becomes Karina's romantic fantasy boyfriend, but again, he never discusses his plans for their future with her, he just barrels ahead and plans their wedding and their honeymoon without ever asking Karina for her opinion about anything, let alone asking her to marry him before making his plans. It would have been a very nice change if somewhere along the way Karina developed a backbone, stood up for herself and told Micah to stop steamrolling right over her, but sadly, that didn't happen, and although Karina got her happily ever after, as I reader, I thought this novel left a lot to be desired. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this novel. The opinions expressed are my own.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    I have read every book Diana Palmer has written, so obviously she is a favorite, but this book, meh. This book had her typical tropes - older, rich, experienced man with a young, naive virgin. I guess I keep hoping for something different. I'm wondering if I will just have to accept that there won't be anything new, ever. There were 2 major issues I had with this book. The first issue - Micah. He was a total jerk. I truly do not understand why Karina would even be interested in this arrogant, abu I have read every book Diana Palmer has written, so obviously she is a favorite, but this book, meh. This book had her typical tropes - older, rich, experienced man with a young, naive virgin. I guess I keep hoping for something different. I'm wondering if I will just have to accept that there won't be anything new, ever. There were 2 major issues I had with this book. The first issue - Micah. He was a total jerk. I truly do not understand why Karina would even be interested in this arrogant, abusive, horrible human being. He does nothing but demean her, and is abusive to her. I would have walked away from him as an employer from pretty much the beginning. As a love interest - never. Also he tries to have sex with her while still engaged and with his fiancee in the house. This is not an honorable man. He keeps saying how much he loves his daughter. He is never home with her, and he allows his fiancee to abuse and vilify her. His excuse - oh he didn't hear her he was too busy on the phone. No Father of the year award for you!!! The second issue - repetition. So many things are repeated, over and over again. I don't know if this is a writing issue or an editing one but, boy was it annoying. Telling me something over and over again just becomes filler where it isn't needed and distracts from the story. I kept saying to myself - I have read this at least a dozen times, I get it. Why so repetitious??? This book just did not work for me on so many levels.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Richards

    I loved the storyline between Karina and Janey. Getting an inside look at the life of an Olympic ice skater was by far a much better story than the romance between Micah and Karina. Micah was pretty much an jerk both to Karina and Janey. Micah's allowing someone to continually be mentally abusive to his daughter made me pissed that I even was reading this book. I used to really enjoy Palmer's books but this one really let me down. I loved the storyline between Karina and Janey. Getting an inside look at the life of an Olympic ice skater was by far a much better story than the romance between Micah and Karina. Micah was pretty much an jerk both to Karina and Janey. Micah's allowing someone to continually be mentally abusive to his daughter made me pissed that I even was reading this book. I used to really enjoy Palmer's books but this one really let me down.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jac K

    2.5 Stars Wyoming Legend is the 8th book of the Wyoming Men series, and it was just OK for me. Karina Carter is an injured former pro ice-skater that takes a job as a nanny for Micah Torrance an über-rich rancher. By the biggest coincidence ever, Janey (kid) is obsessed with becoming a famous ice-skater, and Micah’s fiancé, Lindy is also a know it all former amateur skater. This sets the story to be stuffed with all things ice skating: practicing, injuries, formations, skates, outfits… it goes on 2.5 Stars Wyoming Legend is the 8th book of the Wyoming Men series, and it was just OK for me. Karina Carter is an injured former pro ice-skater that takes a job as a nanny for Micah Torrance an über-rich rancher. By the biggest coincidence ever, Janey (kid) is obsessed with becoming a famous ice-skater, and Micah’s fiancé, Lindy is also a know it all former amateur skater. This sets the story to be stuffed with all things ice skating: practicing, injuries, formations, skates, outfits… it goes on and on. Within the DP universe, I know I’ve read of widows, and maybe even single-parents, but off the top, I can’t remember a Hero that was already engaged. There’s been tons of meddling OW’s, but they're always on the peripheral. Micah spends much of his time working, or out of town with Lindy, so him and Karina are rarely together. That coupled w/ all the rink time and almost 400 pages, and I was bored waiting for interactions between the two. Everything moved at a snail’s pace. There’s not even a kiss until ½ way through. I can’t say I cared for either MC. Karina was wimpy, and seemed almost childlike becoming BFF’s with an 11-yr-old. Micah wasn’t really broody; he was an asshole constantly trying to kill her dreams, and a shit father always working, and allowing Lindy to treat his daughter terribly. Lindy was an awful OW; she wasn’t sneaky or manipulative. She was cruel, and only served to scream insults. I can’t even say she added drama, because she was just a negative mouthpiece. Bottom Line Ok, but not my fav. This was a loaner from the library; I would not recommend spending $7 on it. It was SUPER repetitious, and pretty boring.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Richards

    I loved the storyline between Karina and Janey. Getting an inside look at the life of an Olympic ice skater was by far a much better story than the romance between Micah and Karina. Micah was pretty much an jerk both to Karina and Janey. Micah's allowing someone to continually be mentally abusive to his daughter made me pissed that I even was reading this book. I used to really enjoy Palmer's books but this one really let me down. I loved the storyline between Karina and Janey. Getting an inside look at the life of an Olympic ice skater was by far a much better story than the romance between Micah and Karina. Micah was pretty much an jerk both to Karina and Janey. Micah's allowing someone to continually be mentally abusive to his daughter made me pissed that I even was reading this book. I used to really enjoy Palmer's books but this one really let me down.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kari Marie

    Wymoning Legend is a romance book about a figure skater who broke her ankle and is scared to get back on the ice. She takes a job as a babysitter and falls in love with Janey. Janey who wants to become a figure skater herself. My synopsis did not mention the male love interest because to me the books real love story was between Karina and Janey. Their story was absolutely touching and really sold the book for me. Janey's father was just an extra that did not really add anything for me. Actually Wymoning Legend is a romance book about a figure skater who broke her ankle and is scared to get back on the ice. She takes a job as a babysitter and falls in love with Janey. Janey who wants to become a figure skater herself. My synopsis did not mention the male love interest because to me the books real love story was between Karina and Janey. Their story was absolutely touching and really sold the book for me. Janey's father was just an extra that did not really add anything for me. Actually it detracted from the story. Micah was a jerk who let somebody belittle his daughter. I have no time for that. I really liked a lot of Diana Palmer books and was excited to pick one up again because it had been awhile but this was a small let down. Im giving three stars for NetGalley rating system because I maybe recommend this book just for Karina and Janey, On Goodreads I would give two stars because it was an OK book but I've read much better by Diana Palmer. I received a free copy from NetGalley for an honest review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley. I read Diana Palmer because I know what to expect, and that can be a comfort. You have the arrogant hero who is mean to the old-fashioned heroine because he is hiding his true feelings etc. I did like this one better than some of her other titles. I liked the figure skating background and the hero's daughter. Received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley. I read Diana Palmer because I know what to expect, and that can be a comfort. You have the arrogant hero who is mean to the old-fashioned heroine because he is hiding his true feelings etc. I did like this one better than some of her other titles. I liked the figure skating background and the hero's daughter.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Julie Henke

    Honestly, this was an odd book for Diana Palmer and I was shocked because it is part of the Wyoming series and there were no crossover characters. Typically she has crossovers often. Also, while I enjoy figure skating, I thought it was an unusual twist for a “romance” novel.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hutchinson

    I didn't like this as much as other DP books. It was seriously lacking and in the beginning there was a bit of repetition. Sure, there was a HEA, but for me, it didn't flow as well as her other books and it was just.... So.... Slow. I didn't like this as much as other DP books. It was seriously lacking and in the beginning there was a bit of repetition. Sure, there was a HEA, but for me, it didn't flow as well as her other books and it was just.... So.... Slow.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Misa Rush

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The storyline was decent, but the editing was lacking. The book was so repetitive it became disruptive. We heard about the broken leg about ten times. She was puking sick and then within minutes he was making out with her. I got through it, but couldn’t love it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    JoAnne

    This was one of the best books in this series. I read it in a few hours - I couldn't put it down. It was vastly different than her other books in that ice skating played a major role in the story even living on a ranch in Wyoming. It was an emotional read with some laughter but more often tears. There are quite a few twists and turns. Micah wasn't a good judge of women and hurt his daughter and Karina, her companion, over and over again until he finally smartens up. Karina is a breath of fresh ai This was one of the best books in this series. I read it in a few hours - I couldn't put it down. It was vastly different than her other books in that ice skating played a major role in the story even living on a ranch in Wyoming. It was an emotional read with some laughter but more often tears. There are quite a few twists and turns. Micah wasn't a good judge of women and hurt his daughter and Karina, her companion, over and over again until he finally smartens up. Karina is a breath of fresh air in her non combative manner as well as her innocence. I loved her relationship with her charge, Janey, who has had a rough life even if her father is very wealthy. Her dog is a nice addition to the story. There is a happily ever after that left me saying ah! I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Ms. Palmer is one of my favorite authors of western romances with lots of cowboys and ranches. I always keep an eye out on what book or series comes out next. Give her books a try if you haven't already. You'll be glad you did!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ann Keller

    As a lover of both western romance and figure skating, this was the perfect combination for me. Gruff, experienced, taciturn hero to innocent virgin. The relationship between Karina and Janey was more touching and realistic.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Another great book in the Wyoming men series I liked Micah Torrance and Karina Carter but I didn't like his finance she was trouble his little girl is so sweet loved this series I am missing book number five and number seven I will have to find them to finish out this series Another great book in the Wyoming men series I liked Micah Torrance and Karina Carter but I didn't like his finance she was trouble his little girl is so sweet loved this series I am missing book number five and number seven I will have to find them to finish out this series

  25. 5 out of 5

    Becky Burciaga

    A sweet comeback story with the type of romance that makes your heart sigh. I had been enjoying Ms Palmer’s writing for quite some time...she has a captivating way of drawing you into her stories and creating a true connection to her characters. This a story that is not to be missed. This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dusty Pruitt

    Wyoming Gold There are good books and there are great books. This book about a skater down on her luck with a bum ankle coming back to win gold and the heart of her man. Big D

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sonya Berger

    Loved this book. Katrina has so many obstacles to overcome. I really liked how she mentored Janey. Paul was funny. And finding true love was great

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karina I

    Think Cars, but make it romance with figure skating. But I seriously have beef with this fictional guy. First, he was a jerk and stupid at times AND on top of all that his libido seems to be the only driving force for any of his actions. Karina on the other hand was so flat. Continuously explaining the same aspects of her lie repeatedly (I get that you don’t yell and I don’t care even after hearing about it 10+ times). Did I enjoy the ride? Yes. Did it go by fast? Yes. But I can’t excuse the many Think Cars, but make it romance with figure skating. But I seriously have beef with this fictional guy. First, he was a jerk and stupid at times AND on top of all that his libido seems to be the only driving force for any of his actions. Karina on the other hand was so flat. Continuously explaining the same aspects of her lie repeatedly (I get that you don’t yell and I don’t care even after hearing about it 10+ times). Did I enjoy the ride? Yes. Did it go by fast? Yes. But I can’t excuse the many faults this book had.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Claudia

    1.5 * rounded down. Yay, a new skating book! No, not really. This is the worst book I have managed to finish in a long time. I finished it through a combination of speeding reading, skimming, and the inability to look away from a massive crash on the other side of the freeway. One star for actually getting through it and 0.5 for the author actually researching figure skating, though a lot of it does not ring true. She obviously did not research working as an adjunct professor. Yes, you need at l 1.5 * rounded down. Yay, a new skating book! No, not really. This is the worst book I have managed to finish in a long time. I finished it through a combination of speeding reading, skimming, and the inability to look away from a massive crash on the other side of the freeway. One star for actually getting through it and 0.5 for the author actually researching figure skating, though a lot of it does not ring true. She obviously did not research working as an adjunct professor. Yes, you need at least a masters degree and it pays a puny stipend per class, per semester. You cannot live on it, so I hope Paul's wife has a decent job with benefits. Karina's mom was a two time Olympic gold medalist figure skater. This is over the top and unnecessary. There were only 2 female two time Olympic gold medalist figure skaters in history: Henie (3x) and Witt. So who was the heroine's mother? Sorry, it does not work. It's too much. And nobody recognizes this former world champion pairs skater as she hides out recovering from a broken ankle while she works as a babysitter (not a nanny) for this creep's precocious daughter. She's afraid to step on the ice, which is apparently why she chooses to babysit rather than earn $100/hour coaching. As soon as she takes the daughter to a rink, she gets over her fear and lands a triple in no time. Sorry, recovery is not that fast. Nor would any doctor tell a world champ to stay off the ice, especially if she is fit enough to land a triple almost immediately. Sports medicine doctors are in business to get athletes back into the game ASAP. None of this works. It's all a retarded set of circumstances upon which to base an equally retarded story. I've never read this author that I can recall. I guess she has a loyal following, hence the 4+ star rating of this piece of crap. I agree with the other reviewers who said this is repetitive. Yes, painfully. The characters are one-dimensionally rotten. The hairy-chested hero and his gold digging bitch of a fiancee deserve each other. They are horrible people. I wanted to yell at them as I read this nightmare. If Karina really is such a lovely person, why would she work for this scary, abusive man? He nearly rapes her, and it turns her on. Well, they deserve each other too. She should have gone off with Burt, who is also a former skater, as is the nasty fiancee. That is too much coincidental skating in one place. None of this works. It's so contrived. Karina nearly blows it all when she obsesses over the sicko hero while she is competing at the Olympics. Then Karina and Paul chuck all of their hard-earned success to work in low paying jobs. And the sex scene at the end. Barf bag, please.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Figueroa

    Karina is a champion ice skater whos still healing mentally and physically after accident that hurt her leg and dealing with the aftermath of living when her parents died so recently. While shes out of commission shes going to be a nanny for Micah Torrance who has a sassy little daughter. Micah is wealthy and works hard on his ranch and needs to make sure his daughter is being taken care of while he is working and with his fiance. I can honestly say I really enjoyed this book. It had so many ups Karina is a champion ice skater whos still healing mentally and physically after accident that hurt her leg and dealing with the aftermath of living when her parents died so recently. While shes out of commission shes going to be a nanny for Micah Torrance who has a sassy little daughter. Micah is wealthy and works hard on his ranch and needs to make sure his daughter is being taken care of while he is working and with his fiance. I can honestly say I really enjoyed this book. It had so many ups and downs there where times I hated Micah's character. While he was fiercely protective of his daughter when it came to others bothering her, but also wanted to give her that space to learn to do things for herself there was the issue of the Fiance. Don't even get me started with the fiance, I there was so many times I wanted Karina to reveal her little secret to the women, just throw it in her face because she was a horrid women. But when it came to Karina's character I just loved her, she was sweet and kind, she was supportive when needed and fiercely loyal and protected. There was even on situation where I thought she was just plain crazy for getting her self in a situation to save something. You know what there was so much to love about this book and its so hard to talk about what that is without revealing too much so here's what I will tell you, read this book its pretty fantastic I really enjoyed it.

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