Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Perilous Promises by Christi Williams

Her ex-husband wants to rescue her. Her brother wants to rescue her. Her co-workers want to help rescue her. Her daddy wants to rescue her. She can survive anything except the men who love her!

Perris Dalton doesn't need a man. She left southwest Wyoming broken, so transformed by fighting cancer even her big hunk of a lawman couldn't make love to her. Now she's back. Her new job is to mitigate conflicts with raptors at a power plant's coal mine. There's no reason for her path to cross her ex-husband's. But when an environmental demonstration inexplicably centers in on her, Sheriff Noah Dalton steps in, confident he can win back the woman who once walked out on him.

As the demonstration spirals into personal attacks, Noah, Perris's father the sheep rancher, and her brother the college student, hatch a secret plot to protect her. In an epic contest of wills with a lone woman survivor determined to solve her own problems, and three modern Western heroes just as determined to show their love by saving her, all hell starts to break loose.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Perilous Promises was an interesting read with a great set up. See, the hero and heroine? They used to be married. Yeeeaaaaaah. And, well, the Fates are messing with them a little and they find themselves, once again, in the same small town and having to deal with each other as Perris' job puts her life in danger and Noah sets out to keep her safe.

So the quick of it is that Perris is having trouble at work with activists/demonstrators. It starts out somewhat harmless but quickly turns into something dangerous as attacks start happening. And, Noah--who is the Sheriff--gets involved, along with her father and brother, to make sure nothing happens to her.

Alright, so, I really loved all of the men in Perris' life. Her father, Noah and her brother. They're sexy and sweet and protective. Man, I love that protective streak. It's sexy as hell. These guys aren't always the smoothest but they're doing their best to protect what they love and man they had me swooning a little over how hard they tried and how passionate they were.

Now. Perris. I had some troubles with her. She's been through a lot. I'll give her that. She battled cancer and kicked ass. Her marriage fell apart in the aftermath but she's made something of herself and is dedicated to what she does. I can respect the hell out of all that but man she was all over the place and drove me a bit batty. She wants to do everything all on her own--she doesn't need a man's help-- so she'd push them all away and then the second they did what she told them and actually left she'd get all up in arms again about how could they just abandon her and leave her alone! Woman! Gah! I'm telling ya, these men had the patience of saints dealing with her mood swings and stubbornness.
"But it all comes down to the same thing. You won't take proper care of yourself, and it makes me want to do it for you. But you won't let me, so I end up doing the wrong thing. I'm always doing the wrong fucking thing with you."
While it did take me a little time to adjust to the writing style-- and Perris, whew, she drove me crazy--I did enjoy Perilous Promises. The set up was unique and the journey Perris and Noah went through dealing with their past and her battle with cancer, with finding a balance and each other again was both heart breaking and heart warming even with it's frustrations. I wanted these two to find their happily ever after and make it work. The added danger from the protesters gave it a nice bit of excitement as well.

Have your read Williams? What did you think?
Do you have a favorite second chance at love couple?

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