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Words to live by:
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Don’t break the rules.
I’d managed to fail at both by fraternizing with the enemy’s brother. Guess I’d followed in my mother’s footsteps by ignoring all the rules when it came to love.
Mom was marrying a man only six years older than me. A man who was also her student. But the biggest surprise that came out of their wedding wasn’t my new stepdad’s academic status or his age.
It was Jack Davis—my stepfather’s best friend.
Jack was the guy who could change the whole game. He was quite possibly my soul mate. But time and circumstance were against us—there was no easy way around it. I was moving back to New York in two weeks and his sister, Aubrey, was the one person my family hated most in this world. How would his sister—the enemy—deal with another Edwards girl claiming what she believed was hers? The idea of letting Jack go crippled me.
“There weren’t enough tomorrows.We were running out of them and I’d be damned if I would let that get in our way.”
“I need you, Stella. I need you so much I don’t know how I’ll survive even one even one second without you, but I will, because you’re mine. You didn’t know it then, but you were mine from that night at your mother’s wedding. It hasn’t been long and skeptics will be skeptics, but I don’t give a shit what anyone else has to say. I’ve never felt this alive. You’re it for me, baby. Here, there, wherever. I will make this work if it’s the very last thing I ever do. I promise you that.”
Freeing Destiny is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Stella and Jack. Stella had her whole life planned out. She was supposed to be moving to New York in just a few weeks to start a promising new career. What she didn’t plan on was Jack. From the moment she met Jack, she couldn’t deny the sparks and connection between them. He made her want things she never thought of before and had her questioning all of her carefully laid out plans. The more time that Stella and Jack spent together, the more she realized that they just didn’t have enough time….They needed more time. So, Stella decides to take a leap of faith. She’s going to delay her plans and take a chance on Jack. All is going well, but as their time together is inching closer to an end, these two will be hit with a shocking twist…..Jack’s evil sister, Aubrey has returned. Aubrey has caused enough problems for Stella’s family and her return spells nothing but disaster. Will Jack and Stella get the HEA they so desperately want? Or will Aubrey find a way to destroy the one thing that makes Jack happy?
Freeing Destiny was a quick and easy read for me. I was pulled in from the very first page. I fell in love with Stella’s character almost instantly. She was smart and determined; super easy to connect with and you could really feel the love that she had for her family. Jack entering the picture made her question everything and made her come out of her carefully planned box. I adored Jack. Yes, wasn’t perfect, but once he met Stella, he knew she was the one. He knew her time in California was limited, but that didn’t stop him wanting to see if what he and Stella had was real or not. Stella was so unlike the women that he was used to. She real and had an innocence about her that just drew him in. The two of them together was like an unstoppable force. They knew they shouldn’t get attached, but their feelings were so strong that they couldn’t deny what was happening to them. I loved watching the two of them fall in love and try to navigate their way through things.
Freeing Destiny is the second book in the Fate series by Faith Andrews, but it can totally be read as a stand-alone. This book can easily be read in one sitting and keeps you captivated the entire time. Freeing Destiny is a wonderful book about first love, hope, courage, and taking a leap of faith. This story is well written and has no shortage of laughs, romance, steam and of course, no story would be perfect without a little drama. And I gotta tell you, this book did have some exciting twists and turns. Those twists had me holding my breath right until the very end.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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