The Trouble with Fate
by Leigh EvansPublished by: St Martins Publish Date: December 24, 2012 Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy Series: Mystwalker #1 Source: E-ARC provided in exchange for honest review Heather’s Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars Blurb from Goodreads:
Meet Hedi Peacock. She’s half Fae. Half Were. And all trouble…
I Have Two Words For Werewolves:
My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he became the prime suspect in my father’s death…
Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your heart. Again…
Book Savvy Babe’s Review
Thank you Leigh Evans for writing The Trouble with Fate. I now have a new series to follow, characters to love, and world to escape to. The Trouble With Fate has everything I look for in a paranormal/ urban fantasy series. There is a quirky, determined heroine, a complex supernatural world, a well-developed plot with plenty of twists and turns, and, of course, a drool-worthy hero to spark plenty of chemistry.
Hedi Peacock begins as an average coffee house barista, but when her past collides with her present and her aunt is kidnapped, Heidi’s life is torn apart and she has no choice but to confront the man who played a part in the destruction of her childhood. Because of the betrayals of the werewolves, Hedi is determined to keep her werewolf half suppressed, but when she confronts Robson Trowbridge to obtain an amulet, her inner wolf refuses to stay put. Hedi and Robson are thrown together, not knowing who to trust, each with their own misconceptions and prejudices.
I love Hedi’s dual nature. She is half fae, has a unique magic, and is quick to use her magic to defend herself. Her magic is very much a part of her and she embraces it. On the other hand, she was so hurt by werewolves that she denies part of who she is. Robson’s proximity and revelations into her tragic past help her unlock her wolfish nature. Through the book, Hedi is trying to understand herself and her circumstances. The truth of her past proves to be much more complicated than she imagined, but she slowly comes to accept Robson as an ally. The pair do not have an easy connection. They both hold to so many past hurts, but they are drawn to each other and need each other. I love that their relationship is not easy. They have a connection, but that doesn’t guarantee happiness, or even easy times in the bedroom. Robson and Hedi have ups and downs, heir relationship is very complex, and it’s just beginning.
The Trouble with Fate is only the first book in the series, and I am so excited to read more. Hedi is just coming into her full self, and she has so much potential. The main plot line of the amulet is tied up, but the book ends with promises of more to come. Hedi has an entirely new role to fill, and more complications with Robson to figure out.
I loved reading The Trouble With Fate and I highly recommend this paranormal book to urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers. This new Mystwalker series is one you don’t want to miss.
PS: Author Leigh Evans stopped by Book Savvy Babes in December with a fun character interview. Be sure to stop by and check it out!
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