Published by Waterhouse Press on August 22nd, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Not many can say they were burned by fate. I'm the exception. Scalded figuratively, emotionally, and physically... I have the scars running down my arm, ribs, and side to prove it. The doctors have done what they can to heal me by smoothing the abraded skin using other parts of my body. But they can only do so much. Sometimes, what can't be seen can't be healed. The fire that night took more than a pound of flesh. It obliterated my talent, beauty, and most importantly, seared the connection I had with the man I loved. Sure, it was me who pushed him away, but I had my reasons. I did what any woman would do in my situation. I gave up everything so that one day he'd find happiness and peace.
Now I've healed a bit on the outside, and on the inside, but I still crave the one I let go. To this day he looks at me with fire in his eyes, a heat so bright in his being he glows with it. I fear the light, the flames that could consume me whole. The problem now is, he's not mine anymore. I just may have waited too long to fight for him, for us, for a future together.
There's only one thing I can do. Let fate decide.
Almost three years after the start of the Trinity series, Audrey Carlan brings it to a close with Kathleens’ story, Fate. The series in itself is a about a group of women who call themselves and each other BESOS (look it up in the book) and it couldn’t have ended in a more entertaining wrap up. Kathleen ‘s life was completely disrupted by the entrance of the Davis men, Chase and Carson. While Chase belongs to Gigi, Carson could only hope to belong to Kathleen. She’s pushed him out of her life, and thus the heart of this tale is all around Kat and Carson making amends.
True to Audrey’s style, she devises a plot that will challenge Kathleen and Carsons path toward happiness. When the story opens we are dropped into present time where Kathleen and Carson have been apart since shortly after the accident that scared her body. There’s the possibility of a reconciliation but the timing couldn’t be worse. Just as Kathleen begins to let Carson in he faces a repercussion for a poor decision he made a few years ago and the story takes flight.
Carson. Carson. Carson. I’m not sure what to make of him. He makes some utterly ridiculous choices that creates a TON of angst and backlash. The situation is a train wreck in the making and although his intentions are noble, he’s just too gullible. There are so many other steps he could have taken and he risks’ not just his own happiness, but Kathleens’ as well. She’s already emotionally and physically vulnerable and my heart ached for her. Couple that with his poor communication skills, I found myself wanting to see Chase kick Carsons’ behind. I know, sounds like I’m a bashing on Carson and I don’t mean to. He has his good points, he clearly loves Kathleen and cherishes family, I just question his instincts. But it makes for great drama.
The story is fast paced and told in both the present and in reflections on the past, and there’s a ton of action to accompany the emotional upheaval. There’s also some bright and shiny happy moments. My absolute favorite character is Claire Davis – that little munchkin slayed me. The few lines she’s utters to Auntie Kitty bring levity to the story and a few teary eyed moments as well. All in all it’s a great wrap up of the series. It’s nice to see the BESOS; Gillian, Becca, Ria, and Kathleen, all settled. Chase remains a superman and one of my favorite Billionaire Alpha’s and Trinity a series that I will never forget and will always recommend.
~Review by Cyndi
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