I have received an ARC copy from the Author in exchange for an honest review.
When you meet that one person in the world meant for you… you should hold onto them.
Olivia Bannon walked away.
When 17-year-old Livy meets Ethan, she can’t deny their inexplicable connection. Lost in his dark, intense eyes and smile-to-die-for, Livy never thought she would feel like this. It almost makes her want to break her childhood vow, but Livy knows happily ever after is just an illusion, and despite her heart wanting Ethan, her head is telling her to stick with the plan. The one that doesn’t include falling in love. Period.
Eight years later, Livy finds herself back in her hometown. After the way she left things, the last time they were together, Livy is anxious about seeing Ethan again. It shouldn’t come as a shock to discover he has finally moved on—but it hurts. A lot. Accepting that she will never get the chance to put things right isn’t easy, but it’s not until life comes crashing down around her that Livy realizes what she could’ve had. Left broken, alone, and depressed, only one person can pull her out—the guy she thought she’d pushed away one too many times.
Livy has finally realized that you can’t fight fate… Some things are just meant to be. Is this finally her time to get it right, or has Livy missed her last chance with Ethan?
This is not my first book by L.A. Cotton. I have started with her second series, and I have to admit that I am happy I did that, as now I can see how much she grew as a writer.
The Fate’s Love is an amazing story. Not only about true love. But also about giving people chances.
Olivia, Livy. Like OMG. I wanted to shake her, strangle her and kick her in her butt so many times I stopped counting. But I still loved her. She was that damaged girl. Not because there was a tragedy or she had a bad love story. No. She doesn’t do love. She doesn’t date. There is no space for that in her life. Why? Because her dad decided that her family is not enough for him. And because of that she was scared to trust men. She liked them, had friends, but kept them with distance to ensure she won’t be hurt and devastated just like her mum. Until she meets Ethan. And all the feelings she wanted to push down are surfacing.
Ethan…God…I so love this guy. But I wasn’t sure if Livy deserved him. I admire his stubbornness to win her over. But sometimes I wanted to sigh and open my arms, and just to say: “come here, I will love you forever”.
Even though Livy tried to push Ethan away and she caused him to be heart broken at least 5 times during the story I still think it’s a beautiful book. It shows you that if someone is destined to be together, fate will make you collide in the least expected situations.
The book has it all: drama, tragedy, friendship, love and family.
I loved every bit of it, and for a début novel it was perfectly written, with amazing plot and well developed characters.
Amazing 5 stars!