Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fated (A Serendipity Novella) by Carly Phillips

Title:  Fated
Author: Carly Phillips
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Serendipity #1.75
Main Characters: Kate and Nick
Release Date: December 2012

Publisher: Penguin
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips presents a never-before-published novella set in a quaint upstate New York town—where Serendipity’s finest show exactly what they’re made of…

Kate Andews is the original rebound girl. But she has had enough and has vowed to never be someone’s second choice again. Unfortunately, her undeniably intense desire for Nick Mancini is testing her best laid plans because Kate has carried a torch for Nick since high school– but she’s always been permanently in the friend zone.

Lately, Nick has definitely noticed Kate. Unfortunately he can’t get her to take him seriously. He knows he’s made some stupid moves in the past but he’s determined to get Kate to act on their obvious and mutual attraction. However Kate’s stubborn and she’s been hurt before, which means Nick will have to pull out all the stops in order to convince her he’s not the same boy she used to know, and she’s not second best… she’s everything.

My Review:
I really love this little town of Serendipity and because we already know the characters and the setting, I think that this little novella works really well. Nick and Kate have felt the draw to each other for a while, but Nick made a HUGE error along the way. He made a play at Faith when she came back to town simply because they'd been involved with each other during high school. Now Kate, who is Faith's best friend, feels like he isn't over his feeling for Faith. She played second fiddle for a guy in college and got her heart crushed. She isn't ready to risk her heart again.

I like how Nick got Faith to help him with Kate. He doesn't know her history doesn't fully realize what he's up against. Luckily for Nick, he has their incredible chemistry on his side and that's hard for Kate to ignore especially when she's trapped with him.

This was a fun little book. It was a quick read and gave me a good romantic fix when I needed one quick and couldn't commit to a huge, long book.

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