Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Review: Bound to Fate by Kiru Taye

The Blurb
Lara Johnson is coping with the emotional scars of losing both parents in a tragic incident and facing the challenges of starting a new school. Getting involved in a relationship isn't on her priority list. Certainly not this illicit desire for a man, who demands the best from her, yet leaves her breathless in his presence. 

All Ike Thomas wants to do is to keep out of trouble and get through the one year internship required for his degree program. But trouble finds him, in the form of an intelligent and brave girl who turns his world upside down. Falling in love is forbidden. So why does it feel so right?

A love like theirs cannot be denied. But catastrophe lies in wait and one night changes their lives forever.

Bound to Fate is a story about surviving tragedy, forgiveness, and the overwhelming love that pulls through against the odds. 

Content warning: This book contains scenes that might be triggering for some readers.

My Review
I love a book that can take me through a range of emotions. The fear elicited by an inappropriate crush (which I secretly wanted to succeed because it was so much more than a crush). Hope for the heroine who had been through so much in her life. A chastisement for the hero who should’ve known better and yet followed his heart anyway. Raw anger at characters who were downright wretched.

Bound to Fate ended up being different from what I’d anticipated, but it a good way. The harsher aspects gave it a depth I wasn’t expecting. It’s setting in Nigeria added to the atmosphere of the novel. The story moved along at a wonderful pace. Before I knew it I was halfway through without realizing where the time had gone.

I give this book four out of five backpack shaped chocolate bars.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

It can be purchased at Amazon.


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