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Tempting Fate

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  370 ratings  ·  27 reviews
In a town of flamboyance, wealth and family feuds, a mystery of the past is about to resurface.

Despite her success as a young entrepreneur, Dani Pembroke is a haunted woman. Long ago her mother vanished without a trace, leaving Dani to live with her wealthy relatives, who have their own questionable pasts. Although the residents of Saratoga, New York, gossip that Lilli Pem
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Mira (first published 1993)
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Her mother went missing twenty-five years ago, she grew up pretty much on her own, she threw her inheritance back into her grandfather's face and embraced the flamboyant half of her family as hers...Now, the mystery of her mother's disappearance just might be revealed, but there is someone who doesn't want it to and will do anything to prevent it from happening. But is that someone the same man she's falling for?

I complained about the first chapter being boring and slow...Well, the next chapters
Full of suspense and mystery but almost predictable.

Much to the chagrin of her Chandler relatives, Danielle Chandler Pembroke (Dani Pembroke) has returned to Saratoga Springs and has become an entrepreneur. Opening the Pembroke home as a hotel and re-opening the bottling plant (Pembroke mineral water), rumors begin to fly that she is over-extending her funds and is in trouble. The family is one edge as well - 25 years ago, Lilli Chandler Pembroke, her mother, had gone missing, never to be seen o
What happened to Lilly Chandler Pembrook when she disappeared 25 years ago? Her daughter Dani wants to know as well as four or five others, including a man who went to see Lilly's famous actress mother-in-law when he was 13. What link does his brother have with the Chandlers-Pembrooks, and how does it tie into his death in combat?

A wonder Carla Neggers story.
Really 3 and 1/2 stars. The character background and plot development was really good. The romance was not so good. I guessed the bad guy and the motive - always a bad thing to me.

Dani Chandler Pembroke comes ftom an eccrentic family, to say the least. I won't go into details because the book beats you over the head with them ad nasseum. Zeke is a wounded soul whose older brother, whom he adored, turned out to have feet of clay (or did he?). Zeke shows up in Sartoga Springs, NY trying to find a
The story was quite interesting and it was difficult for me to see what was coming at the end which for me is rear. However there were far too many different characters and I found them to be confusing. I also thought that they caused a cluttered type atmosphere because they where so difficult to keep track of. The pase was too slow and it didn't seem to build tension or suspence so that was frustrating.
Interesting because it is set in Saratoga Springs, NY. But predicable.
This book was given to me and I chucked it off to the side waiting to read it as a last resort. (When I was out of books and couldnt make it to the library). But I was really surprised. This was a very good book. I liked the characters and the mystery behind the missing women. The ending could not have been more perfect. Truly a good read and I will be searching out more from Carla Neggers.
Too many characters, got distracted just trying to figure out how they were related. Couldn't even get past third chapter, too much information. May try to pick it up again later, I have read and enjoyed other books by this author before.
I got this book before one of my recent trips and it was pretty good. The plot isn't overly complicated and there are some pretty good twists that make it interesting.
Stephanie Tuell
Jan 05, 2012 Stephanie Tuell marked it as to-read
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This book was good, it had a good story, but I felt there were almost too many characters. It was hard to keep track of where everyone came into the story.
A little hard to get the people straigh sort of like whose who but it is turning out to be a mystery. Can't quite figure out who the blackmailer is yet.
Kelly Moran
I had a hard time reading this book. It was very good, I was just insanely busy. This is a reprint of an early book. Was one of her best romantic suspenses.
There was no suspense to this book. The mystery was so vague and the characters so boring. I couldn't care less who did it. Bleh
I enjoy reading Carla Neggers. Her books have just the right amount of suspense and romance to keep me reading.
Not a bad read. Not necessarily amazing. But a good read. Once again the half stars would be useful.
Janet Smith
I like Carla Neggars books but save this for when you don't have anything else to read
Dawn Johansen dvorak
Not as good as others I have read. Kept reading hoping it would get better
Regina Nunez
I couldn't get through the first chapter , cause it was boring.

Full of suspense and mystery but almost predictable.
this was a good book with not to bad in language.
And, yes another good book by Carla Neggers!!!
Interesting concept and setting.
Update of an early novel
A wonderful page turner
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Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint’s Gate in 2011 and has been praised as “a breatht ...more
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