Book Review: Deadly Adversaries by Debra Parmley


Deadly Adversaries by Debra Parmley

Belo Dia Publishing Inc. (May 7, 2019)

146 pages

Western Romance/Historical Romance



When Carolyn Truman’s father is killed in the dead of night, and their scheming neighbor Mr. Holland claims her father gambled away their ranch in a card game, Carolyn realizes Holland is planning to force her hand and will make her marry him in order to keep her home.

Texas Ranger Jake Brace is with Carolyn’s brother Matt when a letter from home arrives. Carolyn is begging Matt to come home and save her from becoming the real prize in a deadly game being played out back in east Texas. Jake offers to come along to help and is smitten when he sees Carolyn.

Before the two can explore their budding feelings for each other, Carolyn is kidnapped. Jake and Matt must find her, bring her home and bring an end to the evil doing being committed in their town. Little does Holland know that two determined and deadly Texas Rangers full of wrath are coming for him.






Deadly Adversaries is a good quick read of a Historical Western. It’s light on the romance. What I really enjoyed about this is that the three main characters are the children of the main characters in Debra’s first two westerns. We first met the parents of Carolyn and Matt in Debra’s very first published story, A Desperate Journey set in 1859.  Matt’s partner, Jake, is the son of the couple of Deadly Ties (book 2). This story has the adult children center stage and it is now Texas 1881. I liked the storyline, the suspense, and the sweet budding romance. You do not have to read the other book to enjoy this one.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 5, 2019)

ARC provided by author


NOTE:  You can get the boxset of all three westerns here:  Desperate-Dangerous-Deadly-Western-Collection



debraDebra Parmley spreads love, one story at a time. A multi-genre, hybrid author, fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was young, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after. Every story she writes turns into a romance.

She started out writing gritty western historical romance, always with a damsel in distress, back before self publishing was an option. Her first book, A Desperate Journey, was published in ebook in 2008 and in print in 2009.

An Air Force veteran’s wife, she now writes military heroes. Montana Marine, part of Elle James Kindle Worlds Brotherhood Protectors series, is her most recent contemporary military romantic suspense.

Debra enjoys travel and her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries. Her luggage often carried home folk tales from the countries visited and you will find her travel experiences scattered throughout her books.



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