Monday, November 7, 2016

Blog tour + Giveaway + Review: "Trusting fate" by Tamra Lassiter

Book 5 in series Role of fate
Main characters: Brady Richardson and Vivienne "Viv" Prescott


Fate brought this unlikely pair together...but only trust will make them one.

An heiress on the run crashes at the feet of a small-town restauranteur. He wants her to stay, but not while she's keeping secrets. She longs to give him her heart, but other men wanted only her money and influence. Will they walk away, or trust that this time fate has them right where they need to be?

Vivienne Prescott is on the run from the life her grandmother wants to force her into—the right marriage, being seen in the right places with the right people. That life feels empty now that the rest of her family is gone. When the heiress finds herself in a small Virginia town, surrounded by the handsome, kind Brady and his warm and loving family, she wants to stay. Has fate given her the man with whom she can finally be herself?

Brady Richardson can't believe it when a lovely stranger crashes her motorcycle almost on the front steps of his busy restaurant. When she wants to stay and work there, he's thrilled at the chance to get to know her. But who is the mysterious stranger tailing her, and why won't Viv answer his questions about her life? He's been burned before, and he's not about to trust a woman who won't give up her secrets.

I got the ARC of this lovely story in exchange for an honest review :) and I really enjoyed it :) definitely don't be discouraged if you haven't read the previous stories in this series, because it can work perfectly well as a standalone :) I read just one other of the four that came before this one, and truth be told, I don't remember much details from it ;) and I still loved this story :) so let me tell you a bit more about this lovely contemporary romance :)

Viv is an heiress on a journey to find herself... she's been on the road for the last few months, trying to figure out what exactly it is that she wants from life, before she has to get home and back to the life she was living so far, under a watchful eye of her grandmother... everything changes when she crashes into Brady's life... literally ;) she crashes her motorcycle and almost gets into an accident with Brady's mom, right outside his restaurant... don't worry, nothing terrible happens :) she was lucky... in more ways than one :) because even though her adventures in that little town started off not so well, it gave her an opportunity to witness all sorts of good in people :) and she is not used to that :) to people being nice and helpful and just generally kind to her without any hidden agenda... there is also definitely a spark between her and Brady from the moment they met, but both of them are a little aprehensive about moving forward with it... mainly because she's suppose to move on in a day or two... it changs quickly, and she decides to stay for a few weeks :) but still, things move a bit on the slow side between them :) I don't want to say too much about it, because the story is not very long and all those little scenes are so cute that I want them to be a surprise for you just as they were for me :) 

When it comes to the secondary characters, there were so many wonderful ones in this story :) like I mentioned before, even if you are brand new to this series, you will enjoy reading this story, but I can assure you... all the scenes including couples that already got their books will absolutely make you curious to read more about them :) so you can start whenever and then just go back and read all other books in this charming series :) that is also why I don't want to get into any more details about them :) because if you already know the series, it will be a lovely addition to see some of your favourite people make an appearance... :) and if you are brand new, or don't remember anyone, like yours truly ;) I want to leave the discovery who is important and how amazing they all really are for you while you will be reading it :) 

The book is written in two perspectives, which you should know by now is only like my favourite writing style in novels :) the ability to get inside the minds of both our main characters is always something I enjoy in stories :) not to mention that it's the second book I've read, written by the lovely Tamra Lassiter and it only confirmed my previous feelings, that I really like her writing style :) the second book I read in this series also proved, how much I love stories set in small towns :) especially if they are done such amazingly as this one :) filled with lovely characters and charming stories, it's one of those feel-good books... the one that is best to read when you curl up under a blanket with something hot to drink... I'll leave the choice of the beverage to you ;) and just disappear for a few hours into the beautiful town created by this author... :) honestly, I would love to be able to at least visit it for a few days... :) and get to know all the awesome people I have been reading about :) so definitely give this beautiful series a try :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway About the author:

I live outside Washington, D.C. with my wonderfully supportive husband and two daughters, one of which is approaching her teenage years. Help us all! If that isn’t enough, we have a Great Dane and an English Bulldog to keep us on our toes. It’s crazy around here, and I love every minute of it!

Writing is my third career. I didn’t set out to be a writer, it was just meant to be. My Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech prepared me well for my first career as an Engineer/Program Manager. My second career was in Human Resources. Long story, but I figured it out. I believe the best start for a writing career is to be a reader first, and I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. I’ve loved to read ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery in the fourth grade. Now, I love reading just about everything, but I don’t read sad books. I don’t watch sad movies either for that matter, no matter how many awards they’ve won. Life’s too short, and who needs all that strife to bring us down?

Many of my words have been penned late into the evening, which explains why I’ve never viewed whatever television show you recommend to me. I would, however, love to hear your recommendations for a great read!

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today and for this amazing review! :)

    1. you're welcome :) I really enjoyed the book so the pleasure was all mine :)