Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Resisting Fate Tour

Resisting Fate (Predetermined, #1) by Heather Powell

4/5 stars
Published: February 8th 2013
Publisher: Midnight Hour Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Description:

Eighteen Year old Emmy O’Connell is the epitome of a hot mess right now. The supposed love of her life up and left town to attend some ridiculous boarding school, leaving nothing but a vague email in his wake. Her step douche is constantly drunk and badgering her too, and her mother? Well, she’s a just a miserable shell of a woman, and Emmy, along with her four year old brother, are suffering because the lady just can’t seem to get her life straight. And then the elusive Jack Hartman saunters into town. That’s when things go from downright awful ... to just plain disastrous.

The jerk cousin of her boyfriend becomes Emmy’s worst nightmare, times ten. He’s cruel and insensitive, but then there’s that strange ability he has over her; the one where he can make Emmy weak in the knees with the single touch of his hand. But no matter how miserable or amazing Jack makes her feel, Emmy can’t seem to deny him, especially when he takes on the role of her protector, otherwise known as her sudo knight in shining armor, riding in on his black Harley.

But then the impossible happens, rearing its head in the shape of a hairy wolf shifter. And the stubborn, unassuming Emmy is thrown head first into the center of it all. Will Emmy be able to handle the supernatural mess that is now considered her life? Or in the end, will she fight against the inevitable fate that her heart keeps insisting she grabs a hold of?


Emmy has had a really hard life; she is 18 and lives with her mom, 4 year old brother and step farther. Her mother is one of those women who is needy and thinks she needs a man, and her step father is lazy and abusive. The only good thing in Emmy’s life is her brother, best friend and her boyfriend Zachary.  

Until one day Emmy receives an email from Zachary saying he is leaving for a boarding school. This is where everything hits the fan. , Zachary’s Cousin Jack moves into town and becomes poor Emmys wordy nightmare. Only she is not sure whether she wants to kiss him or punch him in the face. Somehow he ends up being just what Emmy needs her Knight on a Harley as she would say. But when she is thrown into the world of the supernatural she is not sure what to do or how to come to terms with it. With a unknown (to her) person who is hunting her down and wants her dead she must trust the ones who brought her into to miss to stay alive.

I loved Jack he is your typical bad boy, Sexy, cocky and a real pain in the butt sometimes and he wears leather and drives a Harley.

Emmy, I loved how much she loved her little brother and how protective she is of him. She did not seem like a very strong character to me. What I mean by that is she does not really take charge and she seems to always need to be saved all the time. The one thing that bugged me a little was the fact that she is 18 years old but she acts in my opinion like she is about 15-16 years old and needs to mature a little bit. With that said I do want to read the second book to see what happens next.

About the Author:
Heather Powell currently resides in northern Illinois, with her three little ladies, and her fabulous hubby (and high school sweetheart) Chris. She’s a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.

Heather has always had a soft spot in her heart for books, and has been creating her own little stories since the age of seven. But she never really had the confidence or the time to actually sit down and make something of her stories until her youngest daughter Isabella was born just two years ago. Bella, as well as her older sisters Kelsey and Emma, are and always will be Heather’s greatest inspirations.

Resisting Fate, book one in the Pre-Determined trilogy, is her young adult, paranormal baby! It’s packed full of wolves…witches…and one sassy little red-headed teenage girl! She had an absolute blast writing it, and can’t wait to share it with the world!

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