Oct 4, 2013

~BLOG TOUR: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY~ Surrender to Fate by Jacelyn Rye

Surrender to Fate (Part 1 of Fate's Path)Title: Surrender to Fate (Fate’s Path #1)
Author: Jacelyn Rye
Genre: New Adult Romance 18+
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Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.

For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.

Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.

Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.

Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them.

Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.

Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it's with another.

But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself.

Sarah and Will hold tightly to their past, but steadfast promises begin to wane. Life continues, filled with romance, drama, and two souls yearning to understand the challenges brought with coming of age, and learning that fate is ultimately in control. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?



"Sarah, the truth is, you'll find me, wherever you are."
(Thank you to the author and Literati Author Services Inc. for providing me with an ARC!)

William and Sarah grew up being the best of friends. But as the two grow they come to realized that  the feelings they have for each other is much more than friendship. When a scary encounter makes them realize that life is too short, both reveal their feelings of each other. During their time together they make each other promises they have no doubt they will keep. Because not Margaret, Sarah's evil nemesis, or anything else can get in the way of their love.

Until the struggles of her family drives them apart.

Promising to always find each other, Sarah and William are separated by circumstances that are out of their hands. With a promise to always find their way back to each other and keep in touch, both part ways. But with distance and no communication, things change.

In California, Sarah and her family move in with old friends and there she meets Adley. At first things are just fine between both. Until Sarah is tempted by her feelings and what her body craves. Adley is sweet, loving, hardworking, and so gentle. He makes her feel like she has never felt and he also keeps away the sadness of leaving Will. But Adley doesn't only want her friendship and her body. He wants Sarah as a package, heart included. Something he knows he doesn't have. Eventually Sarah struggles with the ultimatum Adley gives her. Leave Will in the past and have a future with Adley or hold onto their love. 

In Colorado, Will has his own battle going on. With the sorrow of missing Sarah and the pressure he has to help provide for his family Will is tempted by what Margaret offers him. A chance to forget, if only for a little while. When unfortunate circumstances befall on his family Will must make the ultimate choice. Hold onto Sarah and his love for her or go forward and provide a reprieve for his family.

In Surrender to Fate we see the beginning of Will and Sarah's growing love for each other and then just when things get juicy it is ripped away from us! At first I thought it was just frustrating. Not to mention that I was already turned off with the lack of connection to Will and the copious details that the author provided, which made the story drag. But then we meet Adley and I must say that this is one book in which I actually am in LOVE with the "other man". The scenes between Adley and Sarah are filled with so much PASSION (both emotional and sexual) you just have to put the book down and have a refreshing drink. I lie to you not. Be warn! :)

So even though I struggle with the two aforementioned issues, I did enjoy the storyline and some of the characters,especially Adley. I know this is Will and Sarah's story but for me, as of book 1, I'm rooting for the other team. I will read the rest of the series to find out what happens!

If you can deal with the two issues in this book then you will enjoy the book.

Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it!

~About the Author~

Jacelyn spent her childhood growing up in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating from college, she moved to Southern California, where she still resides with her husband and two young sons.

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