Monday, August 6, 2012

Stealing Fate by Berinn Rae

Title: Stealing Fate
Author: Berinn Rae
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Upspun #2
Source: Sent to me by the author


She stole his fate…
Lachesis is a Fate, an ancient goddess in whose hands our destinies are unraveled. When she’s not weaving fortune, she does what she wants when she wants. That all changes when she runs into the man she craves but prayed to never see again. And she'll soon discover the god of terror can really hold a grudge.Now it’s his turn…The most frightening of gods, Phobos is a predator who takes pleasure in terrorizing the world. After millennia of relentless searching, he finds the Fate who caused him to be cast down from Olympus. Now he plans to use every bit of his talents on the goddess to regain his lost heritage without losing his heart in the process.

This is the second book in the Unspun trilogy, but it works well as a stand alone novella.  While this series is about the three fates, each one is completely different.   

When Lacey was sent on vacation by her father Zeus, she isn't all that surprised when she finds herself dropped somewhere unexpected without her sisters, because that's how Zeus sometimes rolls. She is however surprised to see herself come face to face with Phobos. He's the one immortal she's loved, however he hates her with a passion because when the Gods on Olympus were at war with the giants, he sided with the giants. She couldn't let the Gods lose, and betrayed him & caused him to be kicked out of Olympus. She's regretted her decision, but knows that it had to be done, even if it cost her the man she loves. 

Lacey is not afraid to tell it how it is, and when she finds herself in trouble she gets herself out of it. I liked her a lot. She made me laugh & Phobos was a perfect match for her. There isn't anything he's afraid of & he's never forgiven Lacey for his downfall. I liked that these two didn't fall instantly back in love and that each gave other an equally hard time.

The main problem I have with this series is that to me, that this series reads more like contemporary romantic suspense novel with a touch of paranormal thrown in. I think part of this is because the books are just 9 chapters in. However, it says a lot about the writing that I'm able to finish them because everyone knows by now how I feel about Romantic Suspense novels. :) I have to say that I am looking forward to the last book in the series.