Okay….so I’m a little torn after reading this book.
But first, Sweet Fate is not a standalone. You had to have read Sweet Liar beforehand to know what’s happened so far. And please do, because that book was freaking amazing! And while you’re at it, read all the previous duets because they all take place concurrently.
Alright….so like I said, my thoughts are truly divided on how I feel after reading Sweet Fate. I went into the book already loving the exceptional story line and unconventional relationship between Dylan and Audrey. Their chemistry and attraction to one another, along with the beginnings of a strong emotional connection between them that we swooned so hard for in book 1, was what I was most looking forward to reading more of in this book. My excitement leading into this book was at an all-time high, I just couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.
But unfortunately, I felt the book had a repetitive narrative throughout the story, as it’s told completely from Dylan’s POV, which caused it to fall flat for me. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a complete story told from the hero’s POV. I just think that if we’d been given just a little insight about what Audrey was feeling/thinking, it wouldn’t have felt so lackluster to me. For most of the book, Dylan struggles with his growing feelings for Audrey. There’s a constant war in his head, always talking himself out of all the good things he deserves in life, no matter all the positive examples of relationships that are flourishing around him. Dylan having a constant pessimistic attitude towards love/relationships brought down thrilling tone of the story, in my opinion.
As much as I struggled with the first 75% of the book, the last quarter was by far the best. The drama and emotional outpouring are what saved the story for me. The ending could’ve been a bit longer for my tastes, as I love reading about characters after the HEA. But that’s just me being selfish.
I’m hoping my views on this book are just a one-time occurrence for me, as I’m a huge fangirl of the author. Her books are exceptionally well penned, including this one, and I’m really looking forward to what she has in store for her readers next.
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The conclusion to Dylan and Audrey’s story begun in Sweet Liar.
Dylan Locke knows that pining over the young ingenue Audrey Lind is pointless. He can’t offer her what she wants. He definitely can’t give her what she needs. Thank goodness she’s half a world away, and he doesn’t have to deal with his attraction head on.
But fate has other plans for him, and when Audrey once again lands in his path, it’s only too easy to fall back into their easy rhythm. And then their easy banter. And of course, each other’s arms.
He tells himself nothing has changed. She still wants forever, and he still thinks tomorrow is long enough. But watching her search isn’t as easy as he thought it would be, and now Dylan must figure out if he’s really the love Scrooge he professes to be or if he’s been Fate’s willing victim all along.