Little Gem of a Classic Diana Palmer Story
“She’d spent enough time eating her heart out over a man who couldn’t even seen her.”
FINAL DECISION: Short and sweet with a heroine who has been hurt but loves the hero longer than he knows, this story isn’t particularly complicated but has some of the really best parts of a Diana Palmer novel.
THE STORY: Millie Evans, a librarian, has been in love with Tony Danzetta for years. When a childhood friend commits suicide, however, Tony blames Millie. What Tony doesn’t know is that his friend stalked Millie and has sent a hit man to kill her. When he finds out, Tony, a special government agent, insists on protecting Millie. He doesn’t expect that the sweet and innocent librarian will challenge his conceptions of his own life.
OPINION: I’m a fan of Diana Palmer. This book has all the traditional parts of a Diana Palmer novel: hero who acts like a jerk to the heroine based on a misunderstanding, a sweet and innocent heroine, some drama (here Millie is being hunted), and hero being a jerk which sends heroine running into danger. This book executes that story with some finesse. Even better, the jerky parts of the hero are shorter and therefore he is less of a jerk than some of Palmer’s heroes. I really liked Millie and I thought the story was the perfect length for their story.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is a pretty clean story for those who are concerned with such.
CONNECTED BOOKS: SILENT NIGHT MAN is about a character from a secondary character from the Long, Tall Texans book, but this novella can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the book where Tony is introduced and it didn’t interfere at all with my enjoyment of this story.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.