Review - Fate's Design

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Title: Fate's Design #1
Author: Lola James

"A summer vacation in Italy with her twin sister, Morgan, is just what Megan Romano needs. But instead of fun, wine, and relaxation, she finds unexpected romance. Alexandros DiPiero, a sexy and mysterious Italian businessman, falls for Megan the minute he lays eyes on her, but Megan knows it’s too good to be true.

Increasingly haunting dreams that warn of danger and destiny plague Megan’s every sleeping moment. As her nightmares become deadly and her love life heats up, Megan will come face to face with her worst fear."
RELATED: Defying Fate (Fate #2)

*Author provided a copy for an honest review.*

Fate's Design is a cute story that follows Megan as she embarks on a trip to Italy with her twin sister Morgan. What should have been a fun vacation with her sister turns into an unexpected chance at finding love and an adventure with destiny. What followed was a fun story filled with paranormal, sprinkled with romance, and a fate that seems predetermined. Or is it?

When I first started, I wasn't quite sure where the story was going to go. We meet Megan and Morgan who are about as different as twins can be. And that is not counting Megan's strange dreams that often come true. What exactly do these seemingly random dreams mean? There were just so many possibilities on that alone that my mind boggled. But the story hooked me pretty quickly and I found myself reading with an open mind. I really liked both of the girls. Their relationship with each other was refreshing. Too often you read about siblings who hate each other, fight with each other, etc. especially because they are so different. These girls may have their sibling arguments like any other, but you quickly get the feeling that they would do anything for the other.

When Alex comes along, the story starts to change. He's more than what he seems, but just what secrets is he hiding? As time passes, we learn more and more about what destiny has planned for our heroine. But also, we get the promised romance between Alex and Megan. There was no insta love here. Sure there was insta attraction and a undeniable connection between them, but we get to see their relationship grow as time passes. (I think the biggest shocker for me was how much actual time passes. I was only expecting a few weeks, like a summer fling type of thing. But months go by.) As all his lies start unraveling and his secrets start coming out, the story really picks up it's pace. There is not much I can say from this point on with out spoiling things, so I'll simply say the author does a great job at weaving all those seemingly random moments together to create a story that was highly enjoyable.

And Emilian? I think I'm going to love you. I am very curious as to what the future holds for you and plots that we must not discus and spoil for people.

The author's concept of just what exactly Megan, Alex, and crew are, was something I wasn't expecting. I may know what Emilian is because I may have read book two's synopsis before reading, but the rest wasn't what I was thinking at all. I am not going to say what they are, or exactly how they all are all connected because I think it works better without spoiling those big things. It really puts you in Megan's shoes as you learn about their world right along with her. While the concept is something I have read before, the author puts her own take on them and adds a dimension that really makes the story unique.

Will I read more? - Is that a trick question? After that ending, I wanna know what happens next. And I may have read the blurb for book two that makes me want to know what happens even more.
"'Well, if he wants to break up with me, then ha! I'll show him.' (Morgan)
'Who are you talking to?' (Megan)
'Myself. Sometimes I just need reassurance, so I talk to myself.' (Morgan)"

"NowI could understand why Morgan was alwys so damn happy-she was always in love. (Megan)"

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