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Monday, 16 January 2017

REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT, & #GIVEAWAY - Fated Hearts by Becky Flade


Romantic Suspense



Psychiatrist Henley Elliott fled her quiet life in Cleveland for a gypsy lifestyle, trying to stay one step ahead of her painful memories. When she breaks down in quirky little Trappers' Cove, Minnesota, she meets Sheriff Carter McAlister - a man healing from his own share of hidden heartbreaks. 

At the request of a friend, Carter offers Henley a job to help her get back on her feet . . . but soon he can't resist trying to sweep the intriguing woman off them. Breaking through her carefully built shell proves to be a near-impossible task, and to make matters worse, a dangerous new presence in the Cove seems to be targeting Henley. They must learn to trust in each other in order to keep her safe. 

Can Henley and Carter leave their secrets and scars in the past to get a second chance at happily ever after?

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“It’s not like that. Carter and I are friends. Just friends.”

“I know you were out at his place the other night. I thought—”

“It’s not like that,” she emphasized.

“Yes, it is,” Carter corrected, strolling into the room. “Hey, Doug. Morning, Doc.”
She looked around for an object to throw at him. From the wink Carter threw her way, she guessed he had a good idea of exactly what her intentions were. He wasn’t that charming. She refused to smile.

“No, it’s not,” Henley argued. Doug stood there, his expression miserable. The grin Carter wore implied he found her amusing. She eyeballed the stapler and wondered how much damage it could inflict if propelled.

“You know, Doc, hitting an officer of the law is as much a criminal act here as it is in Cleveland.” Yeah, he had her number.

“Take off that star then.” Turning up her nose, she sat with as much dignity as she could muster.

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4 out of 5 (Very Good)

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* A copy of this book was provided to me by Goddess Fish Promotions with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

This book was intriguing. It was suspenseful and romantic. It proved to be an interesting read that held my attention and didn’t let go. I didn’t really want to put the book down as I really wanted to know what happened. The plot twisted and turned and kept you guessing.

The relationship between the two characters was great. It made for a fun read and provided some great banter back and forth. It wasn’t all sugar and roses and neither character were quick to back down, they held their own. That being said, while they were strong characters they were also broken and required some attention and time to be put back together.

The author provided great details and most times the descriptions were great. There were a few times when I was confused what I was reading or which character was actually talking, which is what prevented me from giving it a 5 star review. It required me to back track just a little but wasn’t something that happened throughout the entire story.

The suspense part of the story was great and the moment you found out just who the perpetrator was provided an “ahha” moment. I think what I enjoyed the most out of that part was you got a little back story on it and why it all made sense and why it was, in a sense, the final puzzle piece falling into place.

I definitely enjoyed reading this story and would do so again and would venture out at reading more work by this author. If you prefer romantic suspense stories, this is one you’ll want to check out.

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE

Becky Flade will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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A coffee addict and born city girl, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor, three beautiful daughters ranging in ages from college through pre-school, two grandsons and a charming son-in-law. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt and review. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  3. Great post - I enjoyed reading it and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. What gave you the most trouble with this story?

    1. I just realized this may have been directed at me - What gave me the most trouble? Hmmm?

      The original draft told quite a bit of the story from Maggie & Aidan's perspectives. Paring it down to only Carter & Henley - which was important for the narrative - was a challenge. But well worth it, I think.

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wish everyone luck with the giveaway. And like Mai would like to know what about the story you didn't like?

  6. Enjoyed reading the review and your honest opinions of the story.

  7. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  8. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  9. I loved the review, thank you for sharing your thoughts!