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Not Enough for Me but Interesting
on September 18, 2013
I received a copy of Perilous Promises for an honest review.
Perri is a survivor and doesn't need any man to help her. Not her ex-husband, her brother, her father, or her faculty members. Even when protestors begin to become personal and single her out at her job at the Red Mining Company Perri stands on that she can do everything on her own. When the threats become worse Noah Perri's ex-husband finally steps in and he intends to stay there this time instead of letting Perri push him out again.
Sigh I really loathe giving negative reviews but I guess that's just how it goes. I honestly thought Perilous Promises had great promise no pun intended but I honestly could not get into the story at all. Perri was such an annoying protagonist for me. After beating cancer and her husband not being able to get over the scaring Perri divorced him. I felt the characters lacked a depth and personality that make a good character. I don't know what any of the characters in this book like besides sex and work because that's all the characters thought about or talked about it was aggravating.
Another problem was where the story went which was nowhere. I felt that while the book was a quick read even though I couldn't get into it that the whole story went nowhere. The story centered around Noah trying to get his ex-wife Perri back all the while keeping her safe while she continued to push him away even though she wanted him there and gone at the same time. They think about sex a lot and their past mistakes and they live happily ever after. I mean really? I don't know I just could not understand what the point or message of this story was.
Perri was so annoying to me as well and I think that was because through the entire book she never knew what she wanted and like I said I knew next to nothing about her and that made her extremely hard to relate to. Noah was a hunk and while he was flawed I saw where he was coming from and instantly liked him better than Perri. While I was rooting for him and Perri to end up together because that's what he wanted I was secretly hoping another awesome female character would swoop and leave Perri alone. Mean? Definitely.
All in all if you are looking for a quick read with a love story and life threatening occurrences this is the book for you. The book does have some deep stories with Perri and Noah and in the end that was what kept me reading. Hope a lot of you will check this book out but this book just wasn't for me in the end.
Thank you to Christi Williams for the opportunity to read your book! 8)