Fate's Love, by L.A. Cotton
Released: September 2014
***Copy generously provided in exchange for an honest review***
As far as angsty, roller-coaster stories go. On a scale of 1 - 100 ( 1 being no angst, 100 being...OMG! I'm going to break something in a minute angst) Fate's Love is way up there well beyond 100!
Also, don't get me started on the main female character, Livy! It's fair to say that she well and truly made me want to literally pull my hair out, one strand at a painful time. It annoyed the hell out of me that Mr Perfect was dangling right there in front of her, yet for some reason, why couldn't she see that?
Ethan was the perfect main leading guy. He was sweet, patient (OMG was that poor guy patient) and every woman's perfect dream guy. So why couldn't Livy see this? Grrrrrrrr.
Honestly, the first half of the story was predictable for me, and I found myself becoming more and more annoyed with Livy. I couldn't really see why she didn't want to give them a try, and why she kept denying their obvious chemistry. Poor Ethan spent a lot of the story being rejected, and abandoned by Liv. Despite the predictability I felt, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story.
OMG did the whole equilibrium of the story change for me, and all predictability i'd previously felt had suddenly been thrown out of the window. There was suddenly an unbelievable, emotional reason for why Ethan and Livy just couldn't be, and I was hooked! Hook, line and well and truly sunk.
Fate's Love is L.A. Cottons first novel, and I'm sure that we will be reading much, much more from this amazing new debuting author.
The story flowed really well, and was exceptionally well written. It flowed beautifully and each scene was described in a way as to draw you into the story. A beautiful story of a love which transcends the sands of time.
The characters were magnetic, and despite Livy's annoying irritating ability to push Ethan away. She was still an enjoyable character to become emersed in. And the more you read, and dug into her life, you begin to sympathise with her reasoning behind her apprehension to have a relationship with Ethan.
Overall, I would highly recommend Fate's Love to anyone who loves a good roller-coaster of story, and an emotionally sweet romantic love story. I would totally 100% love to read more of L.A's future books. Theres definately more to come :)
4 out of 5 stars from me.