Published by Self Published on August 9, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 224 pages
Series: Fate Book #1
DAKOTA DANE IS ABOUT TO TELL A LIE SHE'LL WISH SHE HADN'T. Because her lie is dangerous, sexy, and just showed up on campus, angry as hell and looking for her...
Ugly duckling Dakota Dane has a new boyfriend. He’s male-model gorgeous, built to perfection, wealthy, and smart. He is also a lie. As in, 100% fabricated. Does it matter that Dakota has a perfectly good reason for making him up? Not really. Not when Dakota’s made-up boyfriend shows up in the flesh.
So is she crazy? All signs point to maybe. But the walking, talking enigma with the deadly vibe isn’t about to give her any answers or let her out of his sight. And with college just around the corner, Dakota fears her dreams of a bright future have just collided with a dark rabbit hole…
Such a simple word, isn’t it? But there’s nothing simple about it. Not for me, anyway. Not when it comes to this man. I have no idea who the hell he is, where he came from, or what he wants, but his dangerous vibe tells me I should run away and never look back.
But I can’t.
Because as much as he scares the hell out of me, his sinfully dark gaze and what it does to me is ten times more powerful.
And I know I want something I shouldn’t. I should want my sanity. I should want college and parties and this dream I’ve waited for my whole life. I should want to keep that promise I made myself back in high school to make something of my life.
But now I’m looking at him, his powerful body, his predatory gaze, his sinfully shaped lips, and I know I’ll never be able to walk away. So I simply keep lying to myself about there being a reason for all this. I simply tell myself it must be fate.
After having read my first Mimi Jean Pamfiloff story, Tailored For Trouble, I’ll admit that I was excited to read Fate Book. Its synopsis alone hooked me in and made it hard to turn it down for something else, but in the actual reading of Fate Book I found that the synopsis was a little misleading in just what exactly its story contained.
What was said in the synopsis contributed to the first 5-10% of Fate Book and then that’s where things got wonky. Having never read a story like Fate Book I couldn’t tell you what it was like or what to say to prepare you for the complete foundational shift of its story. And to be honest I probably would’ve been able to tolerate the change if it wasn’t for the whiny attitude of the heroine, the confusion of events, and the poorly executed spy-like storyline.
The synopsis of Fate Book really made me think that I would be able to get a good old laugh out of its story only to find myself rolling my eyes and becoming irritated towards both Palo/Santiago and Dakota/Julie. I almost kind of wished that things had stayed at the high school and college level because then there would’ve at least been the support of other characters and their input into the story.
With all that being said about Fate Book and with the way I felt about Tailored For Trouble I can somewhat say that I have a well-rounded opinion or view of Pamfiloff’s writing and storytelling. I’m hoping, though since three times is the charm, that the next Pamfiloff story will let me know if I need to cut my loses or to dig in deeper and try one more story.