Hedi Peacock, half fae and half werewolf, is in hiding with her Aunt Lou. A werewolf killed her father and the fae killed her mother and took her twin brother when she was a child. Since then she has hated the wolves with a passion but hasn’t really had to worry about the fae. They closed all portals into this world; so, she and Lou (a full-blooded fae) have been stuck here. Her troubles start when Robson Trowbridge, son of the former alpha and her lifelong crush, walks into the Starbucks where she works. He meets with another wolf but luckily neither recognize Hedi. Soon after, Hedi is attacked by a wolf and Lou is kidnapped. Hedi has to figure out who she can trust to help her rescue Lou and stop the big bad.
The Trouble with Fate is a lot of fun to read and was a pretty light paranormal romance. Until the end…I’ll get to that in a second. There is a great cast of characters. Hedi isn’t the nicest person. She steals (even from her blind landlord, yikes) and lies regularly. Lou is crazy and not that nice. We only see her sporadically through the story. Robbie is everything an alpha should be – attractive, damaged, loyal. Cordelia was a new one for me. Loved her.
OK, that ending – I did not expect to cry. What just happened? Unexpectedly I found that I had come to really care for both Hedi and Robbie. I won’t include any spoilers but there is a one little section that just about broke my heart for Hedi. Wow, I’m about to cry now just thinking about it.
This is the first book in a new series and the second comes out this July. If you like romance, paranormal or just really good books, you should give this one a shot. I am waiting
impatiently for the 2nd one. 4/5 stars but very close to getting 5.
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