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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Fated Desires by Becky Flade - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Becky Flade and her new book, “Fated Desires”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Becky and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Fated Desires
by Becky Flade


GENRE: Romantic Suspense



Jenna Gavin is searching for a fresh start, but more importantly, balance. Her heart, and perhaps the hands of fate, has led her and her young son to Trappers' Cove, Minnesota. Settling in the small, quirky town, she's not in the market for a casual relationship yet finds herself in one with the young widower next door.

Former shortstop, Gabriel Foxx, is drawn to his difficult new neighbor. The more the prickly divorcee attempts to keep him at arm's length, the more determined he is to break down her walls. He can't avoid the passion she inspires but he won't allow himself to feel more.

When friendship grows complicated by stronger emotions and mutual desire, it just isn't enough. Will love be worth the risk?



“You may or may not have been avoiding me, but you have been thinking about me. Nice consolation prize.”
“How did you draw that conclusion?”
“Call it a hunch.”
“More like arrogance.”

“Tomayto, tomahto.” He stared at her mouth and saliva pooled under her tongue. “I’ve been thinking about you too.”

“I never said I was.”

“Of course you were. You’ve been thinking about my age, right? Telling yourself I’m too young for you? That means you’ve been thinking about doing things with me where age might make a difference—not drinking coffee or talking about books, for example.” He leaned in, crowding her again. “I’m not too young.”

“What you are is delusional. And conceited.”

“I preferred arrogant. Sounded more noble.”

“Did you come in here to purchase something or to annoy me?”

“Both. But I changed my mind about the book.” He braced his hands on the edge of the desk, trapping her. His mouth was inches from hers and lowered his voice a whisper, “I can’t stop thinking about your lips.”

She heard Henley and Tala’s approaching laughter. They hadn’t seen her and Gabriel yet. He growled low in his throat, so low she thought perhaps she’d imagined it.

“Interrupted again.”



This book is interesting, intriguing, fun, exciting, creative, and entertaining!!!

This book was full of emotions that you could just feel dripping off the pages!!!

This book follows the story of Jenna Gavin, a recent divorcee who is trying to find herself and start over in the sweet, charming town of Trappers’ Cove.  Jenna and her youngest son, Finn, are looking for a fresh start.  Jenna immediately states that’s she’s not looking for a romantic relationship, but her new next door neighbor, a handsome, charismatic former baseball star, Gabriel “Gabe,” Foxx, is up for the challenge of convincing Jenna to change her mind and give him a shot.   No spoilers here!!  But you definitely will want to read this book and find out what happens!!

I really liked the main characters, Jenna, Gabe, Henley, Carter, Maggie, Aidan, Tala, and of course their adorable new dogs Dixon and Tyson!  They were all likable, relatable, and genuine.

I think one of my favorite things in this book and this book series are the characters!!  They are so real, raw, and realistic!!  These characters have real problems, flaws, baggage, and come together to overcome these obstacles.

These characters were well-developed with strong arcs, positive transformations, and realistic personal achievements.

I really enjoyed that the author created flawed and damaged characters that really showcased her writing style and ability to push her characters to reach their full potential over their arc.

It was great catching back up with Maggie, Aidan, Henley, Carter, Tala, and the charming folks in Trappers’ Cove!  I was so happy to see so many returning characters!!  I tend to get invested in my characters – especially in a book series, so I was glad to see everyone come back and pick right up where we left off from the last book.

That’s another thing I have really enjoyed from this book series.  The author has followed through on her story lines and character’s backgrounds.  She remembers to address any unanswered questions that were left out of the previous book and neatly ties them up with a bow in the following book.  For instance, the McAlister family has two new dogs featured in this book.  However, in book two, they had the beautiful German Shepherd, Dublin.  Thankfully, but sadly, this is addressed and explained early on.  For me, it’s really the little things that I feel often get left out or forgotten to carry over in a book series.  That is so not the case here.

I loved the adorable Minnesota setting.  My mom’s family is from there and I grew up with all those silly small-town stories about walking to school in the snow five miles, etc. lol!!!  So, I loved all the author bringing in the sweet hometown vibes with all the neighborly fixin’s.  It definitely brought an enjoyable element to the story line.

I also loved the author’s writing style as she was superior on detail and the way she immerses you into her storytelling.  Her writing draws you in and keeps you fully engaged as the story unfolds!!

This book has an intriguing story line that evenly flows, terrific writing style with well-described scenes, strongly-developed characters, is steady paced, and completely keeps you fully engaged and entertained from page one!!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is Book Three of The Fated Series.  This book can be read as a standalone, however, there are significant character and story line overlap from the previous book.  Even with the overlaps, this book wouldn’t be confusing to new series readers, but I personally would think it would make more sense and have a stronger impact on the understanding of this book series, if you started with book one first.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all romantic, suspense readers will like this book too - and this book series!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor, three beautiful daughters, my son-in-law and two grandsons. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.

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  1. Becky ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is always a pleasure to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    1. Thank you so much Ally for hosting, reading, and reviewing. I am thrilled you enjoyed Jenna & Gabe's chapter in the series. I'll be honest Jenna was one of the more difficult characters I've engaged.

  2. Awesome review, thanks for sharing!