Fire Brand

Fire Brand He ll risk his heart to save her from the past Gaby Cane was always afraid of her attraction to Bowie McCayde Even when Bowie s family took her in she sensed his simmering resentment Years later she

  • Title: Fire Brand
  • Author: Susan Kyle Diana Palmer
  • ISBN: 9780373799985
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Hardcover
  • He ll risk his heart to save her from the past Gaby Cane was always afraid of her attraction to Bowie McCayde Even when Bowie s family took her in, she sensed his simmering resentment Years later, she s an aspiring journalist who can hold her own with any man professionally, but when Bowie strides back into her life, the pull of loyalty is too strong to ignore When BowiHe ll risk his heart to save her from the past Gaby Cane was always afraid of her attraction to Bowie McCayde Even when Bowie s family took her in, she sensed his simmering resentment Years later, she s an aspiring journalist who can hold her own with any man professionally, but when Bowie strides back into her life, the pull of loyalty is too strong to ignore When Bowie asks Gaby to help save his family s ranch, he never expects her to have transformed into a stunning woman, and her innocence and beauty stir a hunger he can t deny But the rogue rancher can sense something holding her back, and he s determined to uncover the terrible secret Gaby is fighting to hide

    One thought on “Fire Brand”

    1. Kind of slow with too much filler about politics and environmental issues that were going on. I skimmed a portion of the first half because the romance was underdeveloped but second half of the book was so much better!

    2. 3.5 stars for the first half. It was okay, but kind of slow with too much filler about her being the reporter and the whole environmental issues that were going on. There was not a lot of relationship building between Bowie and Gaby. The emotion wasn't there nor the intensity. I skimmed a portion of the first half because I wasn't that interested in what was going on.4 stars for the second half of the book. That was when the story got so much better because the focus then was on the romantic rel [...]

    3. Originally published at Reading RealityI think we need a genre term for books that were contemporary when they were originally published, but are not set in a defined historical era, and are republished without updating. Because Fire Brand definitely fits into that class.Fire Brand was originally published in 1989, and presumably wasn’t written much before that date. While there are no references to specific events that would make things obvious, for example, the name of the then-current U.S. [...]

    4. When you think that Diana wrote this book in 1989 almost 29 years ago, it's really quite interesting about large companies buying up land and then spoiling it. Very interesting.

    5. Gaby Cane has been working as a reporter for the Phoenix Advertiser for three years, when she gets an urgent request to go back home, the home of the kind people who took her in when her life fell apart when she was fifteen. And to Bowie McCayde. The McCaydes loved Gaby like the daughter they never had, and Bowie, their son, resented that very much. However, now he needs her help because the family ranch is in danger: there’s a new company in town looking to buy their land and water rights, an [...]

    6. Quick Summary: Mixed bag Review: Fire Brand by Diana Palmer was a rather "interesting" story. It was a mixed bag romance, in my opinion. It was uneven with its tone and heavy on its details much of the time. I liked the characters, but I did not love them. I appreciated the air of mystery surrounding Gaby, as well as Kingman, and I was happy to see two romances come about in the story. I did not, however, like how Bowie spoke to or treated Gaby at times, how immature Bowie's mother was and how s [...]

    7. ARC received via Netgalley to honest review.==>portuguese and english<==Heroína é acolhida pela família do herói e tratada como filha. O herói se ressente da presença dela e acaba se afastando da família.A mãe do herói agora viúva se envolve com um pretendente que causa suspeitas no filho dela.Herói elabora um plano junto com heroína para impedir que a mãe dele seja enganada pelo novo namorado.Nossa heroína tem um passado trágico e traumático que vai ressurgir ao longo da h [...]

    8. Wow just wow! This book reminds me why I love Diana Palmer aka Susan Kyle. Gaby has a terrible secret and a mysterious past and at 15 she finds a new home with Bowie and his parents. He resents her and they grow apart until the mom decides to get tangled with a new guy. They get together to try and save her. Also there is the whole sub plot of the newspaper which was surprising well written, Bravo ( see this is much better then gaming and violence). The passion is off the charts and their first [...]

    9. Reissue of a classic story. Gabby was taken in by the McCayde family as a teenager. Bowie has always been a bit jealous of the attention his mother lavished on her, but when he asks for her help to save the family ranch she is more than willing to help. Gabby has always had a crush on Bowie and while working to uncover the truth about an agricultural company's plans she falls deeper in love with him. Bowie is a bit suspect of her motives as she could gain from this development. He is impressed w [...]

    10. Although there are some criticisms about the book not being updated in all aspects, I knew that "Fire Brand" was a re-release from almost 30 years ago before I picked it up. I didn't expect a completely rewritten book and I read it that way while keeping that in mind. I knew that things had changed in a lot of ways, such as smoking rules, but the thing that really struck me was that a well written romance never goes out of style. Nor does an author such as Diana Palmer that stands the test of ti [...]

    11. I loved this book by Diana Palmer, is no secret I have always loved her books and his one was a really good read.Gaby Cane, is fifteen when something horrible happens to her, and she is forced to flee into the night, and her Father had to flee the other way. This has shaped her into the 24 year old woman she is today. When she fled 9 years ago she hid out in the barn of an unknown family and was found by the son, Bowie McCayde. He brings her into the house and hands her over to his mother, who a [...]

    12. Gaby and Bowie. A political western with a bit of romance. I must admit I almost DNFed a couple times in the middle. I didn't feel like the story really got moving til 2/3s in. That's when the MCs actually developed some chemistry. Really, Gaby was kind of a wet noodle throughout the middle and DP used her to soapbox about the evils of soil erosion and the sensitivity of desert ecology. It got pretty repetitive and tiresome. Plus it made Gaby seem rather obtuse because she was on the opposite si [...]

    13. I won't say how long I've been reading Diana Palmer books suffice to say its been a long long time. Her stories are always a great romance story with angst, conflict, and most of all love. This one is no different.But I did notice a one big difference in this book. The hero wasn't as much of an ass as some of her others have been. And the heroine Gaby maybe innocent but she holds her own. Seems like we got both their points of view more in this one that we have in the past with Ms Palmer's books [...]

    14. This author used the word "huskily" so much throughout this book reaction could only have been described as literary indigestion and the last 80 pages were excruciatingHowever, Bowie, is the kind of romance character every woman would want to play front and center in her cowboy dreams, so the two stars in my rating are strictly dedicated to him!

    15. This book wore me out with the constant riff between two people who supposedly loved each other more than life. Just when you think it had been solved here we would go again with another riff. I understand life is tough but you do get a breather once in a while.

    16. I went back and forth about this book. I believe the author is a wonderful writer and the story line was interesting. I couldn't admire the characters in this book. The main character seemed unreal being so naive but yet was supposed to be a strong independent reporter. I just didn't buy it.

    17. 3.5 stars, I enjoyed this boook but it's not exactly my favorite. Simply because it needs more drama and since it's Diana Palmer's old work, I can see the difference of the way things were. Classic. Look forward to read more from Diana Palmer!

    18. Just as wonderful as expected! I loved Bowie and Gaby's story! This story left me wanting to know their future.

    19. I had mixed feelings about this one.I didn't realize until I read the author's note that it was a reprint of a previously (1989!) published novel. Diana Palmer (who apparently wrote this as Susan Kyle originally) explained that she kept the hero's smoking habit in the book (and yep, that's a blast from the past--my kids have a hard time believing me when I tell them that people used to smoke in public all the time, especially restaurants) and noted that the way in which Gaby and the other report [...]

    20. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review and here it is: 3.5 stars.When I requested the ARC of this novel, I didn't recall that I had read it in the late 1980s, as a book-a-day reader, that's hardly surprising. What was surprising was that I liked her hero, Bowie, so much more than Ms. Palmer's more recent heroes, who have before more verbally abusive and emotionally manipulative as the years have passed. I do however wish that since the novel was being reissued, that som [...]

    21. Title: Fire BrandAuthor: Diana PalmerPublished: 8-30-2016Publisher: HarlequinPages: 384Genre: Romance Sub Genre: Western Romance; Cowboys; ISBN: 13: 9780373801831ASIN: B01CCHHYQQReviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalleyRating: 4.25 StarI received a copy of "Fire Brand" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Publisher's Description:He'll risk his whole heart to save her from the past Gaby Cane was always a bit afraid of her attraction to Bowie McCayde. Even when she [...]

    22. Diana Palmer is one of those authors that feel like they are part of your life. I've read her books since I was a very young girl. Fire Brand is a reissue, but it is a good way to introduce new readers to some of her older books that they otherwise wouldn't have had the chance to read.This book was originally published in 1989. The reader needs to take that into account when reading. Times they have a changed since then, and parts of the book can feel dated to the reader. OK, a lot of the book f [...]

    23. OK, I'm going to just say it: I am a Diana Palmer fan. I've read quite a few of her books and I really enjoy them and I get excited when I see she's got something new coming. But this one I don't know if it's because I read this while recovering from giving birth and almost dying, or if I just wasn't in the mood for a romance, but this book kind of got on my nerves. It could also be that these characters are totally not likeable. First off, Bowie is a total asshole to everyone, including his mot [...]

    24. I was provided an arc by netgallery for an honest review.As a teen my favorite author was Diana Palmer and one of her other names was Susan Kyle. This is a book I read before but a LONG time ago. Back then I loved Diana Palmer and I read every book of her I could find. This book was enjoyable then and now but I think my tastes have changed and this book hasn't really changed with the times.One big thing is back then cigarette smoking was sexy and today its not attractive. In this story Bowie, th [...]

    25. Classic Diana Palmer at its bestI love big, beautiful Bowie McCade and Gaby Cane! What a couple! Classic romance storytelling at its finest. A great afternoon read!

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