Monday, August 12, 2013

Resisting Fate Review...


Title:  Resisting Fate
Author:  Heather Van Fleet
Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Sunshine Press
Release Day:  June 14th
Tour Host:  Lady Amber's Tours



Seventeen-year-old Emmy O'Connell is the epitome of a hot mess.

Her boyfriend's been shipped out of town to some boarding school four states away.  Her step douche is constantly drunk and badgering her.  And then there's her good-ole-mom...The lady is nothing more than a miserable shell of a woman.  She's turned off all of her feelings and her ability to be a good mother as well, leaving poor Emmy and her four year old brother Jamie to suffer.  Life couldn't get much worse, right?

Enter the elusive, cocky, and oh-so-broody Jack Hartman...
The jerk cousin of her boyfriend Emmy's worst nightmare...times ten.  He's cruel.  He's insensitive.  But he also has this strange little ability over her - he makes her weak in the knees with the single touch of his hand.  But no matter how miserable or amazing Jack makes her feel, Emmy can't deny him, especially when he takes on the role of her protector - her pseudo-knight in a black leather coat.  A knight who also just so happens to ride in on his black Harley, instead of a white horse...

And to make a bad situation worse...

Werewolves and teens shouldn't mix!  But what can Emmy do when she finds herself thrown head first into the center of it all?  Can she handle the supernatural mess her life rapidly becomes or will she fight against the inevitable fate her heart desires?

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"That smart mouth doesn't sit well with me," he licked his lips.  His eyes never wavered from mine.  I nibbled on my lower lip, just as a small smile graced the edges of my mouth.  Oh yeah, my bravado was about ready to kick some ass.  I think I kind of like being a smart ass.

"What are you going to do about it Jack?"  I inhaled a breath, taking in his warm, delicious scent.  My throat went even drier than before.  I practically stared holes into his face as I studied every tiny mark, every single scar on his perfectly flawed skin.  He was gorgeous, with a little scar here, a little white patch there.  His hotness could have left me breathless for days if I kept up my perusal any longer.

And then I blinked, Christ.  I knew exactly what had to be done.  I had to kiss him.  I had to get this itch scratched and then I had to move on.  His eyes darkened, his breath was warm and heavy over my face, and he licked his lips.  I blinked.  Holy-balls...He wanted to kiss me too.

That ever-present electricity running between us wouldn't stop.  If anything, it only increased our pull.  I moved in; his lips touching my lips was all I wanted.  I needed to feel again, feel it all with a boy who hated me, but apparently wanted to kiss me as badly.

Dryness on dryness soon changed to warmth on warmth, and when I pressed my mouth fully to his, his hands left my neck, and went to my waist.  His fingernails dug into my sides and the son of a bitch pushed me away from him.

So there I was, my head tilted to the side, ready, willing, and able to do whatever the hell this moment led us too, and all he could do was chuckle.  Yes.  Chuckle.

He was the biggest rat bastard.  Ever.

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I spent 5 hours with this book.  It totally sucked me in and I couldn't put it down at all.  Heather Van Fleet has delivered an insanely imaginative and intense book.  She mixed romance, supernatural and mystery into one grand story that drags you into a world full of hot guys and magic.

She sets it up for a second book and definitely leaves you wanting more as soon as it's over.  There were definitely a few points where I wasn't sure what would happen next.  There were points that I wanted to reach out and strangle each and every character.  But then there were points where I couldn't help but laugh or get sad.  It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster.

While this is a Young Adult book it is well worth the read if you love Paranormal Romance.  I would recommend this book to everybody out there.

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

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Heather Van Fleet currently resides in northern Illinois, with her three little ladies, and fabulous hubby, and high school sweetheart, Chris.  She's a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.

She's always had a soft spot in her heart for books, and has been creating her own little stories since the age of seven.  But she never really had the confidence or the time to actually sit down and really do something about it until her youngest daughter Isabella was born just two years ago.  Bella, as well as her older sisters Kelsey and Emma, are and always will be her greatest inspirations.