Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate

by Pamela Clare

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Tempting Fate 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158758447
Publisher: Pamela Clare
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Series: Colorado High Country , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,696
File size: 709 KB

About the Author

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, Clare was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. A single mother with two sons, she writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Visit her website at www.pamelaclare.com.

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Tempting Fate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On an outdoors vacation in the mountains of Colorado, Naomi falls prey to two escaped prisoners, but fights back and runs into the night to be found by mountain rescue specialist Chaska and his sister. So begins this wonderful story of suspense, mystery, and romance. I want to move to Colorado and find myself a a gorgeous mountain man to hold me at night and fill my days with joy. Loved this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Pamela Clare! But, I can honestly say this wasnt my favorite. I enjoyed the other two books in the series but i just never got this one. Didnt feel like Panela wrote the book. Never felt the connection ofbthe main characters. HOPEFULLY she will get back to the writing style from the first two and espcially the writing style and detail of the I Team series! Will absolutely keep reading.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Another excellent book. I liked the native American theme in this NL. book. It was very fastening.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
This book started right off with a heart pounding experience when 27 year old Naomi is camping by herself in the Colorado mountains and two escape convicts approach her campsite. The next day, Chaska and his sister, Winona are walking Shota, a wolf rescue on the trails when Shota suddenly takes off. When they catch up to Shota, he is nudging an unconscious Naomi in need of medical attention. Chaska, being part of the local Search and Rescue team puts a call out for the team. Naomi was very lucky. She fought off her captors and escaped but not before she suffers being shot at and breaking her ankle. What the author unveils for us from here is a beautiful and heartwarming tale of a town that comes together to help a stranger heal physically and financially, all the while Chaska and Naomi grow closer together. I really enjoyed the small town setting and these wonderful people who care more about others than most of us experience in real life. It's the small town filled with people that we all wish we could find for ourselves. It trully added more to this story. Chaska is hands down one of the best Hero's I've read. Not only was his physical description drool worthy, but the way the author described him as a human being was so much more appealing to me. He was such a kind, giving man. He's a true Lakota warrior with the way he takes care of anyone who needs it. He was not a womanizer and showed such respect for woman. Even put into a difficult situation with another woman, he handles it in such a way that had me falling for him even more. I was fascinated with all the Native American culture details the author put into this story. I would suggest reading her authors note at the end of the book. I felt this one in my heart. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just what I needed today...a beautiful love story that stayed with me and renewed my faith in the goodness of people... Beautiful!
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
TEMPTING FATE is one of those books that's more than a romance. It's a dive into another world of unique, funny, and relatable characters and a story based in strength and hope. Chaska and Naomi each have their need for independence, but when their paths cross, seemingly by divine intervention, they fall together an undeniable passion. It's not fast, it's not easy, but it's perfectly sweet and sinful and oh so right. But it might be so right that neither can believe and trust in it. Even though when they're together around the house, out and about or with the Team the fit together in a way they can't turn away from. It's too much of a good thing, when they've never known something this good before. And that perfect fit leads Naomi to a truth she never expected and always craved, but it could be the very thing that steals her away from Chaska. Chaska and Naomi together gave me all the warm and fuzzies. He's incredibly kind, sweet, and insanely sexy that will make you hot and bothered in all the right ways. Naomi, is that little bit of wildfire, and little bit of insecure that's in all of us. And her path to where the ending finds her, grabbed onto all of my emotions and tugged until I was rushing to finish this incredible story. I can't quite explain it, but TEMPTING FATE just sucked me in and left me needing more from this eclectic and lovable group of people. Chaska and Naomi really felt like an epic love to me, but what they found with each other, the acceptance and embrace of others they never knew they needed also touched something deep in my heart as well. A fantastic addition to the Colorado High Country series and I'll be desperately waiting for more from Ms. Clare! Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Hmmm, this just hit too many of my hot spots. To be honest I was in two minds about requesting the book because I had my suspicions that it wasn't for me, but I do like this series so I requested it anyway. This series follows the members of the Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue Team based out of Scarlet Springs Colorado. The small town is that mythical creature, a rural small town with enlightened beliefs and an interest in new age/ supernatural occurrences. The town has a local hermit called Bear who has the mind of a child and can spout bible verses by heart, they feed and look after Bear without judgement. Chaska Belcourt is from the Oglala Lakota nation. A genius, he designs improvements to climbing gear for fun and doesn't profit from his inventions. Whilst hiking with his sister Winona and her wolf Shota he makes flippant comment about the Creator finding him a wife/ soul mate and the next moment Shota runs off. Chaska, Shota and Winona find an injured woman, close to death called Naomi Archer. Naomi has had a difficult life but has finally started to find her feet, she goes camping in Roosevelt National Forest to find inspiration for her blossoming nature-inspired jewellery business when she is accosted by two runaway prisoners. As she recovers from her injuries Naomi spends time with Chaska and Winona, unable to drive with a cast on her leg. She and Chaska feel drawn to each other but her past has made her wary of men. Also, despite her appearance, she has no knowledge of her family or heritage and she has been rejected by other Native Americans because she isn't a registered member of any Indian nation. Why didn't I love this book as much as the others? First, the cover picture - just, no. Second, I felt that the whoo whoo factor was dialled up to 100 in this book. What with the new age jewellery, the native american rituals, the acceptance of a homeless man-child, the existence of a wild life sanctuary funded by the town, the idea that a higher being brought Chaska and Naomi together it was all just a bit too much. Also, minor spoiler, a small town regularly holds fund-raiser evenings for good causes (like Naomi's medical bills) and manages to raise a vast amount of money - given the size of the town it would be equivalent to probably $200 per person in the entire town - or maybe $3,000 per person who attended the fund-raiser! I just felt it was too right on, too hippy dippy, just too too! Third, OMG did Chaska and Naomi have sex, all the flippin' time. I could feel my eyes rolling because they were doin' it again! All of which is a pity because I actually liked the underlying story, I liked Naomi and Chaska but I felt the native American aspects didn't always feel very natural, not caricatures but too much education and not enough observation. I still love Pamela Clare and will happily request more books in this series , but this one just wasn't for me. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Never disappointed with a book by Pamela Clare! Love this series and this book and story line was fantastic.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this read. The story is fun, emotional and entertaining. I really liked Chaska and Naomi, they have an amazing connection. Naomi has been through a lot in her life and Chaska is such an amazing person. You are definitely cheering for them throughout. A good read!
JewelsBookPages More than 1 year ago
Set against the majestic backdrop of Colorado, Clare has created another spell binding winner with Chaska and Naomi's story. Book 4 in the Colorado High Country series, Tempting Fate was a wonderful blend of heritage and family. Perception of not just one's self but also others was a big point as Naomi learns to restructure what she was taught and eventually come to embrace herself. Chaska's Lakota heritage was also fascinating to read about and provided an unusual backstory, but it was one I personally enjoyed learning about. A tiny blip of suspense, a sweet, very sexy romance, and a wonderfully hysterical, supportive cast of characters blend together beautifully in this carefully crafted story. I'd recommend this series for any contemporary romance reader who likes low angst, snappy humor, and a close-knit, small town, nosy but well-meaning, supportive cast of characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. It was heart warming, sexy, and informative. I highly recommend it. This author is wonderful.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - You were led to her... Stars! We return to the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue team for the further book in Pamela Clare’s outstanding Colorado High Country series. Tempting Fate is Chaska Belcourt’s story, and I loved this book from its first paragraph to the last of the epilogue. I’m a relatively new reader of Ms. Clare’s work, this series has basically been my initiation into her awesome writing style, and once again she did not disappoint. "Don’t think I’ve gotten enough of you because I haven’t." This book is a little of everything but all built around a great romance. The author took the Native American heritage that Chaska lives his life by and the beliefs he has that stem from it, and weaved it into the story, as well as the romance that built between him and Naomi from the moment of her rescue right to the point where they declared their love for one another. "What you are… is a survivor. Who you are is entirely up to you." Both characters aren’t actually looking for love and romance, so it comes as a bit of a surprise when their feelings towards each other change almost immediately. The chemistry between these two was off the charts, but the sexy times weren’t rushed. Naomi and Chaska’s ideas about love, sex and relationships are wholly different due to their upbringings and I just adored the way Chaska went about restoring Naomi’s confidence in herself sexually and as a woman in general. "May be the Great Mystery behind this world see’s all you’ve endured, knows how brave you’ve been and how alone, and wants you to be happy…" This was just an all-round enjoyable read. It’s like going back and catching up with friends and family now, I just adore the whole dynamic with the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue family and each book the author releases that adds to the depth of knowledge I have of the area and the characters, and it just makes each book even better. "This place, these people… Naomi could come to love this." This is a series that will hopefully run and run, the author has set up Scarlet Springs, its residents, and the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue team in such a way that I don’t think she will run out of stories to tell or characters to put in them any time soon.
wmarcia1 More than 1 year ago
Pamela Clare welcomes us back to Scarlet Springs with open arms and warm hugs in Tempting Fate. This isn't just a love story but a story about love. Beautifully written, interesting and creative. Naomi's journey not only leads her to Chaska but to the loving people of Scarlet Springs where she learns the true meaning of family.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Chaska rescues Naomi after finding her broken, bruised and bleeding in the forest. When his sister offers her a place to stay to recuperate, he accepts that decision with grace. After all, she is a woman who has no friends, no family, and a long way from her home. This story covers not only the romance between these two characters, but the struggle Naomi has as she tries to discover who and what she is. This is a sweet, low angst romance filled with lots of interesting information about the Lakota as well as the operations of a search and rescue team. The pacing is solid without getting too bogged down when sharing these details. There were several storylines this book could have taken that would have dialed the excitement up a bit but were either left to dangle or dealt with off page. Even so it was a nice read. ARC provided through Netgalley Dual POV Safe Potential Triggers