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- Print Length: 303 pages
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- Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC (August 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0721RCLN9
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“…I might be exactly what you want in the night, but I will never be what you want in the morning.”
This seems to be the week of new to me authors…totally not planned but loving the way that this week has panned out. I love taking that chance but it normally takes something to make me notice and for this one it was the word FBI. I love my crime books and add romance into the mix and I’m totally sold. This was a fantastic romantic suspense, that underlying current of attraction all the while enveloped in the suspense and intrigue of a fast-moving, well thought out plot. I totally loved it.
Barbara Freethy starts this series with a bang, and if this is a sign of things to come then this series cannot come quick enough. The majority of the characters that are going to appear were introduced in this book and as each agent gets their story told I am sure there will be some crossover. This book though concentrates on the story of Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker and wow what a tangled web Barbara Freethy weaved.
“But in all honesty, my life has never really been normal. It has its moments, sometimes years, where things seem like they're going along smoothly, and then bam—everything changes. The floor drops out from under me. You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but it always takes me by surprise. I wonder when it won't.”
Sophie Parker is a teacher and archaeologist and her father is a prominent figure in the FBI. From field work to training recruits at Quantico her father has done it all, all the while keeping the horrors and stress of his work away from his daughter. When Sophie’s father is seemingly murdered and her life becomes in danger, Sophie doesn’t know where to go and who to trust. There is a mole in the mix and no-one from law enforcement or the FBI can be trusted.
Damon Wolfe is one of Sophie’s fathers most trusted recruits, when he becomes aware of the situation that Sophie finds herself in he goes above and beyond to find the woman he once had a one-night-stand with, not only because he cares, but also, he would do anything for the man that had been more than a mentor.
Perilous Trust was packed full of mystery, suspense, intrigue, betrayal and was full of action. This book had my mind running a mile a minute trying to fathom out who was bad and who was good all the while totally captivated by the chemistry and obvious attraction between Sophie and Damon. Damon was a hero, he puts his career and his life on the line all the while keeping Sophie safe and stable.
For those that love a fast-paced, action filled, brain muddler of a book then this is a perfect read. I cannot wait to see how this series progresses, I loved the secondary characters and am intrigued to know their story too, especially Wyatt. Bring it on!!
I did enjoy the chemistry between Sophie and Damon, while they were working together, trying to figure out their next step in staying safe, it was the moments that were just about their relationship that were lacking. They felt strange and forced, and, honestly, it seemed as if the author wasn’t completely comfortable writing about a relationship with no other outside forces affecting it. Ms. Freethy was much more in touch with her characters when they were dealing with traumatic situations than she was when they were safe.
The suspense in this novel was definitely the thing that kept me reading. While I was able to figure out most of twists and turns, the motives behind what was going on were lost on me until the very end. It was obvious that Ms. Freethy’s talents lay far more in the realm of secrets, lies, and action than in romance. Her suspense writing in this book will keep me coming back for the rest of the books in this trilogy.
Had I not gone into Perilous Trust expecting the type of romantic suspense I’m used to reading – relatively equal parts romance and suspense – I would likely have rated it higher. My rating of this novel was primarily based on my preconceived notions and, had I not gone into it with them, I probably would have enjoyed the book much more for what it was than been let down by what I felt was missing.
I purchased a copy of this book at the current price. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review
What it’s about…
Sophie Parker’s Dad works for the FBI. His voice message told her to run and not trust anyone. It gave her some instructions in a riddle and then it ended abruptly. Now they are telling her he’s dead.
Her Dad? Dead? Run! So Sophie is running just like he said…
Damon Wolfe is FBI. Alan Parker just had him transferred from Quantico for a special project. No one knows what it is. But Alan Parker is dead now. And now Sophie is missing. Damon goes out for coffee and doesn’t come back to the office. He takes a ride to see if his hunch about Sophie is correct, since he and Sophie have shared history.
Sophie is shocked when Damon shows up at the summer cottage. Can she trust him? With her life?
The cover is very eye-catching and does relate to the book. Is this the face of the only man you can trust when your life is on the line?
The storyline is excellent. This one was hard to tell if it was more romance or more thriller/mystery. It was so tightly wrapped I couldn’t separate the two. It was totally engaging the whole time. This one was really hard to set down.
The characters are pretty awesome. Under this kind of stress, you get to know people. And these people already knew each other and had been out of touch but still connected through other people for several years. So their relationship was a getting-to-know-you again sort.
The pace was flat out. No breaks. These two people are on the run from the FBI, so that means they’re on the run from the world!
The tension? It starts out on a serious moment that is so full of stress you could wring it out and fill a coffee cup and it goes from that to more events of the same high caffeine content.
Writing quality is a foregone conclusion when you are talking about Barbara Freethy. She has a talent for writing books that suck you in on the first line and then spit you out on the last one needing the next book big time! She writes dialogue the way people really speak. She writes action scenes the way people really move. And she gives you enough scene so you know where you are. And don’t forget the heat, because she sure doesn’t.
And this is where you STOP if you don’t want to see any SPOILERS…
The good, the bad, and the ugly…and how much it lit up my life… ✰✰✰✰✰
This was an awesome book to read. It really does suck you in at the very beginning. Here you are with Alan Parker in his car and he suddenly realizes the FBI has caught up with him. You’re with him that last few minutes before his car goes over the cliff. While he is making that message to Sophie. She’s the last person to hear from him. They are really close and the author sets you up right there at the beginning for the emotion side of this all. This is a guy that everyone liked and respected. They are having a really hard time believing that he was dirty. The feeling of disbelief and betrayal were tough for people to accept and handle. Everyone was off balance and having a difficult time making decisions. Everyone except the bad guys, of course. But in case, it’s really hard to tell the bad from the good unless you just go with your feelings. I had a feeling almost at the beginning and it proved to be correct, which was really weird. Part way through the book, I decided I had been wrong, but it ended up being correct.
Sophie had done exactly what her Dad had told her to do. She ran. She stopped at the ATM very close to her apartment and took out as much cash as it allowed for the day and then she got as far away as she could. She went where her father’s riddle told her to go. This escape had been set up years ago because the family had vacationed there under another name. The cottage was bought under this other name so that there were no ties to them. So Sophie went there and then got the key that was there and went from there with the clues. But before she left the cottage, she picked up a friend. She was ready when Damon walked in. She had her gun out and was ready for whoever it was that was walking in. She was shocked that it was Damon, but he was probably the only one she could have trusted at that point. The fact that they’d had a relationship before and hadn’t seen each other in several years and yet had been connected through her father meant that they still knew what was going on in each other’s life. Their relationship was still alive in a very subtle sort of way like an ember in a fireplace. It was just waiting for something to give it some fuel and fan it to life. Once fanned, the feelings went deep and strong. Neither one of them could ignore those feelings. This was not a fun book to read. The feelings were too intense in it for that. But it is a really great read that I hope you will try.