Palmer, Diana. Fearless.(New York: HQN, 2008). ISBN – 9780373773008.
Main Characters: Rodrigo Ramirez and Gloryanne Barnes
Related Works: This is one of the many books by Diana Palmer that take place in Jacobsville, Texas.
Description from Book:
Even in the wide open spaces of Texas, secrets find a place to hide . . . in the heart of a shy, determined woman; behind the hard, rugged exterior of a DEA agent; and in the dangerous world of drug smuggling.
Rodrigo Ramirez is sent undercover as an itinerant laborer on Gloryanne Barnes’s stepbrother’s farm in Jacobsville, where he’s looking to bust a new and vicious cartel operating south of the border. Gloryanne is smart, savvy and fiercely independent, but her job has put her in danger form the same criminal Rodrigo is investigating. She’s drawn to the enigmatic new farmhand, Rodrigo, a man who is much more than he seems, and who stirs a desire that leaves her breathless. But secrets are about the shatter all their lives for better, for worse . . . and maybe forever.
Gloryanne’s sweet innocence is too much temptation for a tormented man. Confused and bitter about love, driven by his dangerous job and searching for answers, Rodrigo is not sure if his reckless offer of marriage is just a means to completing his mission – or something more. But as Gloryanne’s bittersweet miracle and Rodrigo’s double life collide, two people learning just what it means to trust must face the truth about each other, and decide if there’s a chance for the future they both secretly desire.
Again, I’m a sucker for anything and everything that Diana Palmer writes. I did enjoy Fearless. I didn’t quite understand why Cash Grier didn’t tell Gloryanne that Rodrigo was working undercover for the DEA or that he didn’t tell Rodrigo about Gloryanne’s situation. It seemed a bit silly – and dangerous – to keep the truth from the two. I mean they got married for heaven’s sake. Otherwise, I liked the story and was glad to finally see Rodrigo find true love.
Read first May 2008