Series: Trinity #5
Published by Waterhouse Press on August 22nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Not many can say they were burned by fate. I'm the exception.
Scalded figuratively, emotionally, and physically... I have the scars running down my arm, ribs, and side to prove it.
The doctors have done what they can to heal me by smoothing the abraded skin using other parts of my body. But they can only do so much. Sometimes, what can't be seen can't be healed.
The fire that night took more than a pound of flesh. It obliterated my talent, beauty, and most importantly, seared the connection I had with the man I loved. Sure, it was me who pushed him away, but I had my reasons. I did what any woman would do in my situation. I gave up everything so that one day he'd find happiness and peace.
Now I've healed a bit on the outside, and on the inside, but I still crave the one I let go. To this day he looks at me with fire in his eyes, a heat so bright in his being he glows with it. I fear the light, the flames that could consume me whole. The problem now is, he's not mine anymore. I just may have waited too long to fight for him, for us, for a future together.
There's only one thing I can do. Let fate decide.
I thought I’ve already witnessed just how deep the friendship is among this group but when I finished Fate I realized I hadn’t seen anything yet. Again, these band of friends and their significant others proved that the word “family” isn’t just reserved for blood relatives alone, it’s loyalty to others.
Fate is Kat and Carson’s story. In the previous books, it is pretty obvious that these two loved each other deeply but in Kat’s eyes, it wasn’t quite good enough. Kat’s near-fatal incident was what made her realize that she needed more. She loved Carson but she had let him go. Since then we see her struggle physically, mentally and emotionally and as much as her sisters try to be there for her it is only Carson who could bridge that gap.
Every day Carson yearned for as she did. He was constantly reminded that she needed time and space to heal and while it took her a few years to get there, everything felt in its place. I thought it was remarkable that Carson had enough patience to give her what she needed. His time away from her wasn’t stellar by any means and some may think that what happens during their time apart was unnecessary baggage but for me what he received was a remarkable gift.
This gift, in a way is just as significant as Chase was to Gillian. Speaking of Chase… if you didn’t hero worship the man in the first three books, you definitely will in this book. His altruism shined through. It was to the point where he kind of out showed Carson but in a sense, it was such an amazing way for Audrey Carlan to intertwine the previous characters into Kat and Carson’s story.
Overall, I thought what Fate was a great finale for this series. The deep-seated love, loyalty, and friendship among all of the characters are what made this book stand out. I loved the romance and the suspense and I know that this is one of those series that I will be revisiting over and over again.