Series: Fate #2
on March 14th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Words to live by:
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
DonÔÇÖt break the rules.
IÔÇÖd managed to fail at both by fraternizing with the enemyÔÇÖs brother. Guess IÔÇÖd followed in my motherÔÇÖs footsteps by ignoring all the rules when it came to love.
Mom was marrying a man only six years older than me. A man who was also her student. But the biggest surprise that came out of their wedding wasnÔÇÖt my new stepdadÔÇÖs academic status or his age.
It was Jack DavisÔÇömy stepfatherÔÇÖs best friend.
Jack was the guy who could change the whole game. He was quite possibly my soul mate. But time and circumstance were against usÔÇöthere was no easy way around it. I was moving back to New York in two weeks and his sister, Aubrey, was the one person my family hated most in this world. How would his sisterÔÇöthe enemyÔÇödeal with another Edwards girl claiming what she believed was hers? The idea of letting Jack go crippled me. Would I have to cut ties with the only man IÔÇÖd ever let into my heart?
Faith Andrews continues the ┬ájourney of the Edwards women in Freeing Destiny ( Fate #2). This time GabbyÔÇÖs pragmatic daughter Stella is at the center of the story, finding herself caught up in a fast moving and what is supposed to be a┬áshort term romance. Jack, her new step fathers best friend is taken with Stella and sets out to charm her.
While I felt lukewarm about Feel Again, Fate #1, ┬áFreeing Destiny was just a little sweeter to me. I liked seeing these two fall in love, knowing they were facing a separation, they were enjoying their time together, approaching it day to day. ┬áThe story is delivered at a steady pace and through both Stella and Jacks points of view. ┬áThey both believe they are ┬áin charge if their feelings are are able to choose how involved, how entangled their hearts become, they allow themselves to dream about the possibility.
I like the young love and getting swept away in the romance. ┬áI could feels StellaÔÇÖs excitement with the connection she feels to him. Stella is inexperienced in all thing love and so gets rightly caught up in all things Jack. He does a sweet job getting under her skin. ┬áI didnÔÇÖt feel like i got to know Jack all that well, but we are privy to his thoughts and ┬áfeelings on Stella which gives us a fair idea who he is.
Once again, JackÔÇÖs sister Aubrey appears in the story ┬áto play the villain and in her crazy mind she creates reasons to feed her vendetta against the Edwards family. When she seeÔÇÖs the opportunity to exact her revenge the pace of the story picks up and Stella and Jacks real challenge is presented. They thought the impending 3000 plus mile separation was the toughest challenge they would face, but this isnÔÇÖt so when Aubrey is around.
Freeing Destiny is a 3. 5 star read for me. ┬áThe mystery aspect of the plot is a bit predictable but I enjoyed the feel of young and first love between these characters.
~Review by Cyndi
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