The Trouble With Fate
by Leigh Evans
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: December 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley
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…Goodreads
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…
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Crystal L's Thoughts:
I have a new awesome series to follow! *Doing the book happy cabbage patch* The Trouble With Fate has an excellent jaded and snarky heroine named Heidi. She's half Fae and half Werewolf. Her father was murdered by a fellow werewolf, her mother murdered and twin brother kidnapped by the Fae. So it's needless to say that she doesn't have an overwhelming desire to be in touch with her familial roots. The only people she has left in her life now is her batshit crazy Aunt, who was her Mother's sister, and her amulet necklace, which is actually a very temperamental living object named Merry who likes to burn the crap out of her when it has temper tantrums.
The love of Heidi's life before her world was turned upside down, Robson Trowbridge, is a man/werewolf she's never even kissed because he was her childhood obsession before her family was so brutally taken away from her. When she was twelve, and he was eighteen, he married a girl he went to school with and in essence broke young Heidi's heart. So when she sees him in the coffee shop she works at all of these years later, while she's still on the run and incognito with her crazy Aunt, she doesn't know whether she wants to set him on fire or kiss him. Little does Heidi know that her years of somewhat peaceful existence are now over cause trouble has come to town, and it's looking for her and Robson.
This book is an amazing mix of urban fantasy and romance! Truly an outstanding debut for Leigh Evans, and I'm sitting on pins and needles till I can read the next book in the series because she left us in a hell of a situation at the end of this one! Five wine glass toast all the way, and I know you gals will love it as much as I did! Great read!
Rating: 5 Wine Glasses