|Willow Tarata is a guardian. Of wood, admittedly, but
shes still a guardian and, as such, holds a sacred scroll that gives her the power
to work the element of wood. Believe me when I say it reads better than I write about it.
Years ago Willows mother was murdered and, since then, her all consuming goal has
been to find the man. And kill him. Vengeance, thy name is woman. But the hunter becomes
the hunted when the killer frames Willow in a series of bizarre murders that put her in
the path of cop Rick Ramirez.
I somehow find myself once again starting a series
partway through as Tempted By Fate is book three in
Perrys Guardians of Destiny series. As a side note: Kate Perry the author
is not Kate Perry the singer. And yet I found myself still wanting to hum Perrys
music (the singer) while reading Perrys novel (the author). I suppose that says more
about my weird sense of humour than it does about the authors ability to craft a
I cant say I was overly enamoured of the cover for this book (think Smart Bitches
Trashy Books team back category). As a person who (shallowly) judges books by
their covers its a little niggle but Perrys action and adventure and the
supporting characters more than make up for it. The chemistry between Ramirez and Willow
sizzles although I cant help thinking that they jumped into the HEA (happy ever
after) moment a little too quickly for my liking. Yes, some romance novel endings are
cliché, but I still have to believe in the HEA, I should still have to work for it.
Overall, a good read, but to round out the story a little more I probably
shouldve read the earlier books first and so, thats what Im going to do.