Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review - The Trouble With Fate

Title - The Trouble With Fate
Author - Leigh Evans
Series - Mystwalker #1
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published December 24th 2012
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
Format - purchased for kindle


Meet Hedi Peacock. She's half Fae. Half Were. And all trouble…

I Have Two Words For Werewolves:

My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he became the prime suspect in my father’s death…

Bite Me.

Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your heart. Again…


I picked up The Trouble With Fate for two reasons it works for a challenge I’m doing on Goodreads & what can I say other then I love the idea of a werewolf/fae. Hedi is not human she’s half werewolf and fae she had the perfect fairy tale childhood until the night her father is murdered, her mother executed and her twin brother taken to the fae realm. Her only choice after being left in the fire by the werewolves is into hiding with her aunt Lou. After ten long years she’s working as a coffee barista when that last person she expects to see walks in.

Ten years ago Hedi had a crush on Robson Trowbridge when he walks into her coffee shop her life starts to spiral out of control. Suddenly her Aunt Lou has been kidnapped by were’s demanding the amulet that Trowbridge wears around his neck. At least Hedi won't have to go it alone she has her own amulet Merry to help her out. When she fails to steal the amulet she creates an unlikely friendship with Trowbridge learning that there is more to him than just a hunky were. With his help saving her aunt she will risk more than just her life, she will risk her heart.

I've been waiting for a werewolf/fae character for so long that Hedi had really big shoes to fill. Hedi exceeds my expectations she’s stubborn, loyal, and overall kick-ass which is my ideal urban fantasy character. Plus she was a coffee barista what’s not to love, I only wish the local shop had a half-breed barista I’d be their every day. I like the chemistry between Hedi and Trowbridge it’s an intense connection that starts out more hate but turns to love. I love the protective werewolf; Hedi needs someone who is strong and willing to fight to the death to save her life.

The concept of the Mystwalker is unique and exciting. The Trouble With Fate captivated me right I was instantly drawn into Hedi’s world right till the end. The storyline is filled with action, mystery, romance and a little coffee shop drama. I love the idea of the werewolves and Fae being at war but her parent’s still found a way. I love the idea that she gets to see how Trowbridge turned out after 10 years, she even steals his heart now that she’s grown up. She’s not your typical perfect body girl either which I felt makes her more real. The way the author creates Hedi’s fae and inner were is a perfect mix of the two, playing on both strengths and weakness. I love the story it was easy for me to get lost and lose track of time. I really loved the story and the characters they left me breathless. I can’t wait to start the next book; I know another sleepless night is around the corner. One of my new favorite urban fantasy series. 
5 out of 5 stars

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