Fighting Fate, the sequel to Shaila Patel’s 2017 debut novel Soulmated, is out today, and I am so excited!!! I have been a huge fan of Soulmated since I read the ARC last year (check out my 5-star review here to witness all my fangirling). I absolutely fell in love with Liam and Lucky, and I just could not get enough of their spellbinding story.
I was eagerly anticipating the release of Fighting Fate when Shaila reached out to me and asked me to beta read it for her! I was stunned, honored, and so excited! I’m not sure how helpful I really was, since most of my comments were things like “this is AWESOME!” and “SWOOOOON!” but getting to read a book in progress and give feedback to the author was SUCH a neat experience! I adore this story, and I’m thrilled that I got to play even the tiniest of roles in its creation. If you ever get the opportunity to beta read a book for someone definitely do it! It’s such a wonderful experience to get to witness someone’s creative process at work and see a story develop from an early stage into a published novel!
The early version of this book that I read was amazing, and the finished product is even better! It’s captivating, and romantic, and so fast paced. I absolutely could not put it down. The stakes are higher than ever in this scintillating sequel with a villain that is truly vile, and whom readers will love to hate. The story picks up right where Soulmated left off, perfectly tying up some plot points from the first book and introducing a whole new set of obstacles for our heroes to overcome. Fighting Fate manages to be even steamier than its predecessor with some seriously swoony kissing scenes. Liam and Lucky are a literary couple that readers everywhere will fall head-over-heels in love with, and I cannot wait to find out what happens next!
About the Book
Empath Liam Whelan is determined to protect Laxshmi “Lucky” Kapadia, the girl he loves, at all costs–even if it means breaking her heart to keep her alive. Stopping the joining cold means Liam’s life is in danger from the Soul Seekers and the ruthless Minister Gagliardi who now has designs on Lucky. Liam has no choice but to find the strength to fight his desires, fight the joining, and fight fate.
After the unthinkable happened, Lucky’s “hallucinations” have been working double-time. Heartbroken and plagued by doubts, she meets a man who gives her a mind-blowing explanation for her predicament. Her apparent savior provides her with an escape from her hell: run away with him or return to her drab existence and watch Liam move on with her heart in his hands. All Lucky ever craved was to be in control of her own fate, but when her only choices fight against her heart, can she find the strength to battle for what she wants?
About the Author
Represented by Amanda Leuck of Spencerhill Associates.
Shaila graduated with a degree in pharmacy, but after several years, switched careers and now manages her family business. Since her time in college, she has dabbled in poetry, technical writing, and literary fiction. She is currently working on a multicultural teen paranormal romance series and a multicultural new adult contemporary romance.
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