Author: Kennedy L. Mitchell
FINDING FATE is a sexy, standalone romantic suspense where love grows in the most unlikely of places.
Master hacker Fate Haley has one objective on her mind – vengeance. A year after an unthinkable tragedy destroys her family, Fate has the two men responsible in her sights and a plan in place to ensure they won’t slip through the CIA’s fingers again. At the edge of insanity, Fate’s prepared to risk it all until he slips in one dark night set on saving her.
Nash Bartley enjoys his new gig with the Contract Special Operations team. The constant travel and dangerous missions keep distance between him and any potential long-term relationship. He’s done that before and swore he’ll never do it again. Until the woman he’s sent to rescue blindsides his heart, altering his outlook on love and the future.
Attraction sizzles the moment the two meet and affection blooms during the long humid nights in the African jungle. When the evil zeroes in, Nash is forced to sacrifice a piece of himself to protect the woman he’s grown to love. But will it be enough to save them both?
Can this unlikely duo abandon their wounded pasts and let go of their secrets for a chance at a happily ever after?
It is no secret that I really enjoyed this author’s previous book A COVERT AFFAIR. So I was super excited to find out she was releasing a new book. Furthermore, it will probably come as no surprise that I enjoyed this book just as much as its predecessor. It was quite well written. The pace was very good (for the most part). One of the issues with the previous book was that it was just a bit too long for me. This book was definitely better in that regard, but I still felt that it dragged a little near the beginning. The captivity portion of the book could have been tightened up a bit. I would have preferred maybe a bit more time spent on the aftermath mystery instead. Apart from that little niggle, the plot was quite engaging. There were some good twists and turns (although I DID figure out the baddie from early on *lol*). Some humor, and some good action. Last,
NASH…I enjoyed Nash’s character a lot. He was sweet. He was possessive. He was funny. He was a great bother and Uncle. He was a good friend, and he was all about Poppy/Fate. What more can you ask for?
FATE…I enjoyed Fate’s character as well. She was introverted. She was a geek. She was smart (although she did have a few TSTL moments). She was feisty. My heart broke for her on many occasions, but she showed great strength. I loved her relationship with Mac, and she loved Nash with her whole heart.
This book was actually pretty light on secondary characters but at the same time had a lot of them (if that makes sense). I LOVED Mac and I would love to see him get his own book. I also quite liked a lot of the guys that worked with Nash at the security firm. Again, it has me wondering if this book could potentially be the start of a series. I also really like Nash’s sister and his niece. So there were a lot of great background characters and each of them added some extra depth to the overall story.
LOW. This was a SUPER slow burn with only a couple sex scenes fairly late in the book. As I have mentioned before in my reviews, I am just not a fan of slow burn romances. That said, in this particular case the plot was such that slow was the only believable way to go.
~ANGST LEVEL – SEXUAL HISTORIES~
LOW –> relationship wise. MEDIUM –> plot-wise. The subject matter itself was fairly angsty (rape, human trafficking, murder), but the couple themselves were very solid through the majority of the book. Slight pushing away, and a little miscommunication, but other than that there was really no angst. Neither were virgins. Nash didn’t appear to be a manwhore, and there was no OW or OM drama.
~IN THE END~
Did I enjoy it? Very much so.
Was it perfect? It had a few small issues, but nothing major.
Would I recommend it? Yes, for sure!
Who would enjoy this book? Readers who like a low angst type of read. Readers that enjoy a well written romantic suspense story. Readers who enjoy a sweet hero, and a feisty, yet still shy heroine.