Friday, September 4, 2015

Book Review: FATED TO BE YOURS by Jodie Larson

Genre: Chick Lit
Publication Date: 2 September 2015


Hearts are fragile, and mine's been shattered before...

I have always thought of love in the abstract, never something to come true. My past has shown me time after time that those who are supposed to love you will only lead you to disappointment. Destiny, fate, chance...those are things that I have never believed in.

Until him.

A chance encounter with a distinct pair of blue eyes and a heart-melting smile challenges my knowledge of life and love.

Because there's something about this stranger that has me believing in the possibility of more...



This was a lovely debut novel. It had all the romantic feels of a fairy-tale story where you have a heroine who is in need of a knight to rescue her and turn her life around. That's how I felt this book and it made me sigh, smile, excited, and overall happy to read it as I followed the heroine in her quest to falling in love when she least expected.

Fated To Be Yours is the story of Tessa Martin, a twenty-six-years old young woman who's had a tough upbringing. From it she only learned to be guarded, timid, and mostly pessimistic yet, she still feels the loneliness in her heart and so can't help but wish for some real love in her life. It's until she's sent on a business trip to London that her fate starts to feel promising when she meets a very enchanting stranger on her flight to that beautiful city.

“I can feel his thoughts as his eyes dance around my face, pausing briefly at my lips before swinging up to meet my own. I’m not sure what it is he’s looking for, but he must find it because a smile brightens his face, making him even more arrestingly handsome than he already is.”

Their meeting was indeed fated and magical from the very first look. Tessa is immediately taken by his heart-melting smile, chivalry, and sexiness. Andrew Parker on the other hand, he's taken by Tessa's shyness, sweetness, and fragility. That's how they first connect and how they start an spontaneous and unforgettable romance that unfortunately has an expiration date.

“We will have more than a few days together, love. I promise.”

I found Andrew to be totally swoony. He was always charming and such a gentleman that he would make me sigh every time he'd call Tessa "love." He was just very endearing and definitely a knight in shining armor. Now sweet Tessa, I found her vulnerability genuine and her heart indeed fragile. Nevertheless, I wish she would have been a little more sure about herself just so I would have connected more strongly with her character but with that said, I really look forward to see her getting stronger and more decisive in book two since this first installment ends on a cliffhanger. Because she sure is a heroine that deserves her HEA.

“He makes me want to be more than my past.”

Sweet, endearing, touching, and romantic. That's how I would describe this story. A lovely fairy-tale romance about finding love and falling hard for it, I really enjoyed it! ♥

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#1 - Fated To Be YoursAmazon US * Amazon UK

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