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Toronto, Ontario : HQN Books, [2018]
331 pages ; 25 cm.
"200th Book."--T.p.
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Author Notes
Susan Spaeth Kyle was born on December 11, 1946 in Cuthbert, Georgia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with minors in anthropology and Spanish, from Piedmont College in 1995. She worked as a newspaper reporter and columnist for 16 years. <p> She writes romance novels under the pen name of Diana Palmer. Since 1979, she has written more than 100 novels as Diana Palmer including Heather's Song, The Patient Nurse, The Morcai Battalion, and Protector. She has won several awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times. In 2015 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title, Untamed. She has also written under several other pen names including Diana Blayne, Katy Currie, and Susan Kyle. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
John Ruiz (Male), Texas Ranger, Widower, Father, Tracks the roughest criminals in Texas
Sunny Wesley (Female), Nurse, Devoted her life to saving others since the murder of her mother and brothers
Tonio Ruiz (Boy), John's son
Texas Rangers
Fathers and sons
Women in peril
Texas - South (U.S.) / West (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Palmer's 200th novel brings in many familiar characters to enrich the background of this placid romance set in present-day San Antonio, Tex. Naive pediatric nurse Suna "Sunny" Wesley, 23, is speechless when incredibly handsome Texas Ranger John Ruiz, who's 10 years her senior, asks her to dance at her hospital's holiday party. John mistakenly assumes her standoffish attitude is a reaction to his Latino heritage, not realizing that Sunny is painfully shy and very much alone in the world following the gang murder of her family. Meanwhile, John can't immediately pursue Sunny because his attention is focused on a new gang war, one that is trying to draw in his 11-year-old son, Tonio. When they do connect, John takes an almost domineering approach, which Sunny meekly accepts. Tonio's journey is the most believable as he copes with his father's frequent absences. Their stories sometimes feel like an excuse for Palmer to give her devoted fans glimpses of previously featured families in Jacobsville, Comanche Wells, and San Antonio, but the intertwining marriages and law enforcement connections will leave new readers somewhat confused. Though not technically a series novel, this isn't a good place to start reading Palmer's romantic mysteries. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A lone wolf takes on the threat endangering everything he loves in an unforgettable story in the sensational Long, Tall Texans series<br> <br> Widowed Texas Ranger and single dad John Ruiz hardened his heart years ago. Day after day, he tracks the roughest criminals in the Lone Star State, leaving little room for love. So when John butts heads with the beautiful nurse who's helping his young son, he's floored by how quickly the sparks fly.<br> <br> Ever since her mother's and brother's brutal murders, Sunny Wesley has devoted her life to helping save others. Adorable Tonio Ruiz is just another youngster she's trying to help--or so she tells herself. Little does she know he's John's son. When her life comes under fire, can one mysterious rancher rescue her?
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