Title: Surrender to Fate (Fate’s Path #1)
Author: Jacelyn Rye
Genre: New Adult Romance 18+
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Cover Designed By: Damonza
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
I really enjoyed this book once I got into it. At first it was a little hard to get my mindset out of today’s technology obsessed world and try to imagine the way of life in the 1940s, but once I got there, I couldn’t put it down. Sarah and Will have spent their entire lives together as friends and neighbors in Colorado. As young adults, their feelings have changed from friends to a deep love for each other. Fate steps in and changes the course of their lives….multiple times. Jacelyn does a wonderful job of describing the scenery and feelings felt by Will and Sarah. I love the alternating POVs and she even throws in POVs of other characters (FYI, I do NOT like Margaret! You’ll understand. ;) LOL). I can’t wait for Shattered by Fate, book 2 in this 3 part series. I give Surrender to Fate 4.5 stars and definitely recommend this to your TBR list. It’s a great change of pace. ~Kendra
Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.
For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.
Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.
Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.
Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.
Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it's with another.
But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself.
Sarah and Will hold tightly to their past, but steadfast promises begin to wane. Life continues, filled with romance, drama, and two souls yearning to understand the challenges brought with coming of age, and learning that fate is ultimately in control. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?
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About the Author
Jacelyn spent her childhood growing up in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating from college, she moved to Southern California, where she still resides with her husband and two young sons.
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