If at any time an author can bring out emotions in a reader, they are a success. If they can draw in a reader to feel engaged in the journey of their new book friends, they earn more respect. If an author can leave a reader feeling intrigued, inspired, and even offer healing, they’ve gained a bibliophile fanatic for life. - Shani K. - The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Review: " Slip of Fate " by Hettie Ivers

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I tend to get lost in the books I read. I tune everything out around me and before I know it, the story has ended and I’m left with a mixture of emotions. If it’s a cliffhanger, I’m opening up the bookstore on my kindle and rushing to find out if the next in the series is out. If it’s not, I have a moment of “Damn the Man” emotions and add the title for the next one on my notepad. If it’s a HEA (Happily Ever After) moment, it’s “YAY! It’s about time!” I still go looking to see if there is another in the series. If there is not, I’m checking out the rest of the books an author has. I have to say though too, there are some books that make me just make me mad and frustrated. With that entire back story, I have to say that I hands down, loved this book! I’m a sucker for a good romance and some steam added into the paranormal jumble.

Slip of Fate follows the journey of Milena as she makes the decision to find her brother. She has lost her mother and is all alone in the world. The one connection she has is to Raul. If she can find him, then maybe she can find some sort of order in her life again. Maybe she can feel stronger over all. Right off the bat, Hettie leads us into the turmoil. Milena is kidnapped at the airport when she lands in South America. Scared and confused, she has no idea what it is that she’s done or why. Her kidnappers take her to somewhere and inform her she’s going to be a trade off for the live of another. She figures that pretty much, this is it? This is the end of her life and how can she possibly survive anything more? She had been assaulted in more than one way just in the drive from one destination to another.

But now, her path is altered and she finds conflicting emotions of calm, fear, peace, lust and anger. Who can she trust? Can she trust the two men and woman who say that she can’t be handed over to Alex because of her brother? She asks all these questions and she can’t get a clear answer. As the arguments about her status ensue, she meets Alex for the first time. It’s a meeting that sets the precedence of the rest of the book.

From there, Hettie takes you on a paranormal roller coaster as you try to sort out the true complexity of the werelock history and culture. She feeds you little snippets of each character past to keep you engaged and guessing. The complexity of the relationship between the characters is gripping! If you were to stop and look at the relationship between Milena and Alex, Milena and Remy, Milena and Alaceaus especially, it’s really interesting. At any time Hettie could have shifted. She could have had the characters focus change into an even more complex story. That is just one of the things that keep you engrossed into the story as a whole.

Milena has to face for the very first time as well the true attraction she can have to another person. Let alone three! She’s been an innocent that way for so long, she’s does not trust what it all really means. With a man who makes no apologies for his escapades, she questions if she isn’t just another conquest along the way. As the story unfolds, she keeps trying to find the truth, even when it knocks her down.

When I do a review, I try to add in something that I might not have cared for, or would have liked changed. The only thing I would have loved is if it was longer and the whole story in one. But if that happened, then there would be no fun for Hettie right?

This book is truly a roller coaster ride! Hettie left it at the very best possible cliff hanger I’ve read. I’m so hooked; I can’t wait for the release of the second one in May 2016! Fair warning my friends, get your comfy clothes on, grab your blanket and settle in for a marathon read! You might want to bring some tissues and a fan as well. There are some true steamy, sexy, lustful moments too! This book is one I’d recommend to anyone who loved paranormal, romance, and erotica. I can’t wait to read more from Hettie Ivers!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Shani! Love LOVE your awesome review! :) Thank you so much for your wonderful support and for featuring my story on your blog!