Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Twist of Fate by Jaime Whitley

Lilly Hughes hates traveling, but her job requires it. Learning her flight gets grounded leaves her stranded with no place to go.

Silas Harper is on his final stretch of R&R and just wants to get to his destination when fate intervenes putting him in the company of Lilly.

Intending never to see each other again they settle for one night of heat and passion. Denying their undeniable connection they part ways as agreed, but will they stay parted forever? Or will a twist of fate bring them back together?

4 Angsty Stars
Review by Jen Hagen
Tattoed bad boys, rock stars, motorcycle men, and one-night stand babies – those are a few of my favorite things, and included in this book is one of those.  Can you guess which one?? 

Lilly and Silas meet while waiting for their flights.  The flights end up being cancelled for the night due a storm and Silas manages to get a hotel room for the two of them .  They both agree to one night of sex with no phone numbers and no last names exchanged.   Both feel  an incredible connection between each other but neither of them voices it before Lilly slips out early in the morning.   Three years later and they still remember how well they fit together and the memory is too good to let go.  Of course there is something else that is a daily reminder of their time together.

I will never regret the one and only one-night stand in my life, because it allowed me to be in this moment right here and now. 

Lilly and Silas have a chance encounter that leaves them both speechless.  They each have on a poker face making it appear very real that they have never set eyes on each before this day.  No one would ever be the wiser in thinking that these two can’t forget about their one night together.
I’m silently freaking out at the fact that the only man I ever felt a connection with just walked back into my life with his girlfriend on his arm.

Yes, you read that correctly…Silas has a girlfriend.  Kristin and Silas have been dating for a while but Silas has never wanted to commit to anything that resembles a future as husband and wife.  He loves Kristin but when the truth comes out he can’t lie to Kristin…"No one has ever measured up to her.”   Well if that didn’t pretty much decide their future, or non-future together, the next bit of news Kristin receives will have her running to the hills.
Fate allowed Silas and Lilly to reconnect, but sometimes fate changes its plans and wants you to make decisions on your own.  This will definitely put Silas to the test…and if I were to grade him I would have to fail him for the poor decisions he made.  Silas has to choose between the present and the future, and instead of trying to balance both of them he makes one of them a precedent and I didn’t agree with it.  Of course, it wasn’t me having to choose but there had to have been a better way for him to handle it.

Lilly makes a decision for herself in order to protect what she holds nearest and dearest to her heart.   

“I don’t want you to fight for me.  There’s nothing to fight for.”

Silas had everything and now he has nothing.  Will he follow Lilly’s directions to stay away from her, or will he find his balls and stand up for what he wants?  

I needed Silas to grovel and fight for Lilly at this point.  He was too soft when it came down to the wire of being there for Lilly, and a couple times he went to Kristin’s beck and call when he should have been with Lilly.  This infuriated me, but yet it brought out wonderful angst.  I’m an angst addict.  Even though you will want to throw your Kindle and be mad, you will find yourself right back at the story because the angst is pulling you in.  I found Silas to be a good guy, but fate was really messing up his life and he didn’t know how to handle what he was being thrown.  For being 29 years old, Silas still wasn’t mature when it came to making the correct decisions.  I don’t want to say he thought only of himself, but he just couldn’t find the balance between the heavy loads he was carrying.

I really did feel sorry for him, and maybe I’m just too soft of a person to forgive him so easily.   If you are not a fan of having to choose which girl deserves his attention, then this book isn’t for you.  But if you are a lover of angst (such as I am) then I would give this book a try. 



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