Thursday, February 4, 2016

FATE | by Elizabeth Reyes { read-along + review }



Self-Published | December 12, 2013 | New Adult Romance
Fate, book 1


When Rose tagged along with her big sister to a baby shower the last thing she expected was to meet a guy. But this wasn't just any guy. This was the exciting, sexy as sin, way out of her league black sheep of his family--Vincent Moreno. Even more surprising, this heart-stopping bad boy seemed interested in her.

Fate always had a way of interfering in Vince's best-laid plans. His forced attendance to his annoyingly perfect cousin's baby shower was no different. He was sure to be bored out of his skull, but instead, he met sweet little Rosie Zendejas.

What begins as a unlikely friendship between two very different teens turns into one of the most intense and passionate relationships that neither ever saw coming. But just like it had so many times in Vince's troubled past, Fate steps in once again, threatening to take away the one thing he can't seem to even breathe without now--Rose.
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{ about elizabeth reyes } .

Award winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published seven more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO, MAKING YOU MINE, and TANGLED with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She's also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX. Her Moreno Brother's spinoff series FATE includes FATE, BREAKING BRANDON, SUSPICIOUS MINDS and AGAIN (Sydney's story). Her debut traditionally published title is DESERT HEAT and her latest release is her first ever three part romance serial DEFINING LOVE.

When she's not writing (which is rare) she spends as much time as she can with her husband of almost twenty-one years, two young adult children, her Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat named Tyson.

{ read-along: what happened in Chapter 22 - the epilogue ? } 

A couple of weeks have passed since Rose wrote him a letter, and she hasn’t heard anything back. She sees that her family is keeping something from her, and discovers that Vince has been reported as MIA. She’s scared and devastated, but no news comes.

One day, Lorenzo is giving Grace her injection in her bedroom, and her sister comes home unexpectedly. She makes no comments, but she’s suspicious about the circumstances. Rose is late for her game, and Lorenzo drives her there.

When she gets to her game, she sees that her teammates are visibly shocked by something. She turns and looks, and there’s Vince. He’s injured - he’s hurt his arm, but he’s there and alive.

They have a family gathering that evening, where Grace pulls Rose aside to confront her about seeing her in her bedroom earlier with Lorenzo. Vince overhears, and demands to know what’s going on as well. He’s seen texts between Rose and Lorenzo on Lorenzo’s phone, and is worried they’ve gotten together while he’s been gone. Rose comes clean about her b12 deficiency and her injections, which she’s been keeping secret so as not to worry anyone.

Vince gets a contracting position with his brother’s security firm, and uses that signed contract as a ruse to get Rose out for dinner to celebrate. Their family is hiding in plain sight, and Rose catches her mother hiding behind a plant. Confused, and unable to find Vince after he goes to the restroom, Rose sees him out on a boat in the marina, asking him to marry her.

{ read-along: favorite quote } .

She wrapped her arms around his neck as soon as she reached him, sobbing against his chest. Holding on for dear life - she’d never let go again.

{ read-along: discussion questions } .

  • If you were Vince, would you have suspected something between Rose and Lorenzo?

  • What's the most romantic proposal you can think of?

{ review } .

After only reading Rage, I had an idea of Ms. Reyes's writing style. Now, I've read the last book in the series and the first, and I can definitely say that Ms. Reyes's style is an easy-to-read, easy-to-love type writing.

In Fate, we watch as Vince and Rose work through a break-up -- most of the book they are fighting the need and simply the want to be with one another. However, miscommunication and white lies have driven them apart. Vince, never a true believer in fate, learns in a small amount of time just what fate is, and in this story we see just how much every misstep, every turn, every decision shapes the outcome of your life.

Vince and Rose were sweet to read about. Definitely young in their thoughts and actions, but cute regardless. The epilogue is done in the style that is my favorite -- I love groups of people and seeing interactions among family and friends. I am getting the change to read-along with Breaking Brandon next week, so I'm super excited to continue this series! Books 1, 2, and 5 are mine ;) 3 and 4 are on my to-be purchased list.

Follow along with the Fate Read-A-Long!
Make sure to join InkSlinger PR on Monday, February 8th to begin the read-a-long of Brandon's story, Breaking Brandon, the second book in the Fate series.

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