By Pamela Clare
A woman with no roots…
Naomi fled the cult-like nightmare of her childhood and learned to rely on one person—herself. Her resourcefulness keeps her alive during a catastrophe in the mountains, but it’s no help at all when it comes to Chaska Belcourt, the sexy EMT who saves her life. Raised to feel shame about her body and sex, she is putty in Chaska’s hands as he strips away her armor, exposing the vulnerable woman beneath, awakening desires in her that she’d been taught to ignore.
A kiss that changes everything…
Chaska Belcourt grew up on the reservation, the son of a hereditary Sun Dance chief. He left all of that behind for a new life in Colorado as an engineer with an aerospace firm and a member of the elite Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. He doesn’t share his sister’s belief that fate led him to find Naomi. But from the first moment their lips touch, he can’t get enough of her.
A love that transforms…
As the passion between them turns into something more, Chaska is forced to admit that his sister is right. There’s no other way to explain the depth of his feelings for Naomi—or the fact that he and his people might hold the key to unraveling the mysteries of her past. But she will have to learn to trust again before the two of them can find the answers she needs—and claim this once-in-a-lifetime love.
TEMPTING FATE is the fourth book in the Colorado High Country series and it was another enjoyable read.
I really liked Chaska, who is smart and kind, and always knows the right thing to say to Naomi. He’s very calm and peaceful, but he’s also strong and has a good sense of humor. My favorite scene was when Chaska offered his bride price for Naomi. Not only was it funny and sweet, but it also showed that he would do anything to make her happy, even when her request was clearly a joke. The jalapeño blow job scene came in at a close second.
The best way to describe Naomi is to call her a fighter, because that’s exactly what she is. Everything that she had been through—from the day she was born, to being found unconscious in Chaska’s path—broke my heart. Despite her horrible upbringing and difficult adult life, she’s the nicest and most grounded person, and I was definitely rooting for her to get her HEA.
I loved the small-town feel in the previous book; how the town rallied around Ellie when she was in need. However in this book, when they came together to help Naomi, it felt too forced and too cloying. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind when it came to those scenes.
TEMPTING FATE is told in dual POVs and, while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. It comes with a lovely HEA, especially for Naomi, who is finally able to say she has a family.
Tempting Fate (Colorado High Country # 4)
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