Thursday 25 December 2014

Review: Tempting Fate (Serendipity #2) by Brinda Berry

23386368Title: Tempting Fate
Author: Brinda Berry
Series: Serendipity
Publisher: Sweet Biscuit Publishing LLC
Publication date: October 1st 2014
Pages: 279 (paperback)
Source: Netgalley

When two worlds collide, it can only be fate; 

Collin knows trouble when he sees it. A beautiful girl crashing into his car? She could be flashing a neon DANGER sign. He knows  better than to get involved with a fresh-faced babe who could break his already-tattered heart. After graduating from college, he's on track to start over in a new place. He's discovering what he wants from life, away from the shadow of his overbearing father and the betrayal of his cheating ex-fiancĂ©. 

Veronica's home life morphs from trailer park to homeless after a bloody fight between her brother and her ex. She's on the run from a situation that promises to be deadly. Without a home, money, or friends, she's at Collin's mercy. 

Fate brought them together. Will a secret from her past tear them apart?

While Tempting Fate is the second book in the Serendipity series it’s the first one I’ve read. Since it’s a companion series you can easily read this book without reading the first one in the series.

One accident turns Collins life upside down. He keeps running into her and he can’t help the urge to help her. But the thing is Veronica doesn’t want to be helped. All that she wants is to get so far away as possible from her hometown and never look back. But Veronica has no other option than to accept his help after she get stranded with her car with no money and nowhere to go.

It took me a while to warm up to Veronica since we didn’t really get to know her until we were well into the book. Collin’s past is still a bit of a mystery to me, all I know is that he left Chicago after a bad relationship. But other than that I know almost nothing about him. Maybe if I read the first book in the series that I’ll know more about him. It was clear that there was chemistry between Collin and Victoria from the start. But I’m glad that the real love story didn’t progress too quickly. The characters had time to develop their feelings and to grow as a person.

Overall I really enjoyed Tempting Fate, it was a great, cute read. The book was fast paced and very easy to read. The subject was rather serious but it wasn’t written in a heavy way. If anything I found that the book was too short. Everything was great until we were near the ending, suddenly everything happened so fast. It was almost like the author was out of time and just wanted an ending. So I wouldn’t have minded if the ending was a bit longer. I would recommend this book to everyone who is looking for a sweet NA contemporary read.  


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