{Review+G!veaway} Fate’s Design by Lola James

January 1, 2013 Reviews 11

Welcome to my stop on the Fate’s Design blog tour! 
Paperback346 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by LJ Pubishing, Inc.
Age Group: New Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
Series: Fate #1


During a summer trip to Italy, Megan falls in love and is pulled into the world of vampires, witches, and magical powers. As she becomes more deeply entrenched, her nightmares begin to make sense, and she realizes that she’s been part of this new world since birth.

Fate’s Design was the last book that I read in 2012, and I am happy to say that I ended the year with a book that I really enjoyed. Fate’s Design takes place mostly in Italy. I have always wanted to visit Italy. Throw in a very attractive guy that is so gentlemanly and some cool paranormal elements. What’s not to love?? 

Megan is the main character along with her twin sister, Morgan. At first I kept getting the two of them confused because their names were so similar but the book is Megan’s story so it mainly focused on her. Megan is the more reserved twin and she is always stuck in her sister’s shadow. But even so, I loved how close of a relationship the two of them had. They looked out for each other and that is so nice to see. Alex enters the story pretty quickly and I was just as taken with him as Megan was. There is a lot of mystery surrounding him, and I enjoyed learning more about him as the book went on. 

A lot of the story centers around Megan’s strange dreams. There is a lot going on with a bunch of the dreams in the first 1/4 of the story, so it’s important to pay attention to them. I loved watching how everything fit together later on in the story. Fate’s Design was really well thought out. Everything came together nicely.

There are hints of a love triangle to come but I am really interested in how it is all going to turn out. I love Alex so I can’t imagine that I would want her to chose another guy, but there are some cool surprises that are thrown in towards the end of the book that may make me change my mind. The action also really picks up towards the end of the book. Which just made me even more excited for book two!

4/5 Gavels

Lola James has been reading romance novels since her teens, and fell in love with the paranormal after discovering Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Her love of the dark worlds of vampires and witches, as well as her fascination with Greek mythology led her to create the Spellbound Series, an ongoing Paranormal Romance combining all of the above into tales of suspense with a little bit of humor in an Urban Fantasy setting.
Living in Southern California with her two beautiful children, James finds time to write in between her full-time job as a mother as well as her other full-time job as an HR manager, as well as her academic schedule as she studies for her Master’s degree which she hopes to complete in 2013. With the success of Bound to Remember, James hopes to continue to reach an audience that will allow her to leave her HR job and focus on her writing as a full time career.

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