Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Review: Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy

Author: Barbara Freethy
Publisher: Fog City Publishing
Publication Date: August 2017

 It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren't supposed to see each other ever again…

Four years later, Sophie's FBI father, who is also Damon's mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn't sure if he's friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart.

The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she's in trouble, her father's reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there's a traitor in their midst.

When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father's innocence might just cost them their hearts…and their lives…

In Perilous Trust, Sophie finds out her father has died but the circumstances are suspicious. He is also being accused of being dirty.  Her father was Damon's mentor and he is determined to find out what really happened.  He also wants to protect Sophie whey he does.  She may hold the key.

I thought this was a fairly solid romantic suspense. I did enjoy the romance part of the book.  I thought they were great together.  I also loved the force proximity that they faced because they didn't know who to trust. That mystery trope is among my favorites...not knowing who to trust.  The story is fast paced with a lot of action.  I was kept on my toes and didn't call the ending. One aspect of the story that I really enjoyed was Damon's relationship with the other secret members who helped him out. You could really feel the comradery between them.  I look forward to their stories. I do recommend this one.  

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