Review: Evading Fate, A.M. Myers

Evading Fate (Hidden Scars #3)Evading Fate by A.M. Myers
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

REAL RATING: 2.5 STARS
TITLE: EVADING FATE
SERIES: HIDDEN SCARS, BOOK #3
AUTHOR: A.M. MYERS
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE


This book is the third and final (?) installment of the Hidden Scars series and CAN'T BE READ AS AN STANDALONE unless you want to spoil yourself the plot of the previous books as happened to me.

I'm having trouble to write this review because I thought I'd love this story but I didn't. The premise was good but the development didn't live up to it, at least not for me.

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Fate.

I’ve been running from it most of my life – doing everything I can to avoid the future it had dictated for me. If I had learned one thing from the hell I went through as a child, it was that I never wanted to go back. Until I ran into someone who was running from her destiny just as hard as I was.

And it just so happens that she’s one of my best friends.

One night, emboldened by alcohol, she does something that has me questioning everything and it doesn’t take me long to realize that maybe instead of running away from something, I’ve been racing to her all along. But there is fear in her eyes and I know that her fate won’t be so easily shaken.

Will I ever be able to work past her fear to show her everything we could be? Or am I destined for the same kind of desolate life I’ve been fleeing from since I was a kid?


I enjoyed the first 40% or so of the story, I like the building of the romance between Addy and Trey though I really couldn't stand the heroine. There was way too much inner dialogue from her telling that she was sad because she wanted something really hard that she could never have. The first three times was okay, but when it kept being mentioned through the whole story it got to be annoying. You can mention it once or twice at most, the reader will understand. I really found myself reading some paragraphs as fast as I could to *kind of* skip those repetitive statements.

Regarding the characters, Addy is really hard to empathise with, she's always complaining about her 'fate' without actually learning if her fears are sustained or not, and she pushes everyone she loves away for an illogical reason. Trey himself was much more enjoyable the first half of the book, but then started acting as an ass*ole, and even when it was understandable that he didn't know what to do with Addy because she wouldn't open to him, I didn't like at all that he kept justifying his behaviour by saying "You make me crazy, Addy". I mean, it sounds pretty messed up that you can't control yourself and blame the woman for 'making you crazy'. I'm sure he meant it in a 'romantic' way, but it ended up being disturbing.
The secondary characters were more lovable than the heroes, for sure. Addy's friends were funny and loyal. And Trey's family is the sweetest and they're really supportive. I also fell in love with Addy's parents' story, I'd enjoy reading something from them.

In conclusion, this story was sweet for some moments, but the protagonists wasted so much time that we barely got to see their bright side together. I did enjoyed the beginning and the ending, but I rushed through the middle, not fancing it so much.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book.


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Release Blitz + Review: Pretty lost dolls, K Webster & Ker Dukey

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Pretty Lost Dolls

Authors: Ker Dukey & K. Webster

Publication Date: November 28, 2016

Genre: Dark romance


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SYNOPSIS

Benny had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick. Just like him, his dolly needed darkness as a fix, fix, fix. So they tormented and hunted and played tricks, tricks, tricks. Together their sins a lethal mix, mix, mix. Until Benny missed his dolly who was lost, lost, lost. He needed to find her and love her at any cost, cost, cost. Not wanting him and his dolly to be alone, lone, lone. He made plans to bring his dirty dolly, home, home, home. Have you ever touched another’s soul with the essence of your own, breathed them in so they become apart of you? I have. Finally starting to live, feel and fall in love, amongst all the chaos surrounding me. Dropping my guard and letting another into my heart. I left my soul open. I left my heart open. I left the door open. And he stole me. Dillon…I’m sorry.

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MY REVIEW

K. Webster and Ker Dukey have two of the most twisted minds I've ever known, man, they nailed this!

The story picks up where book one left, with all the chaos unleashed, and we start to learn (and confirm some suspicions) the background of Benny's madness. I really like that they didn't make me love Benny, they didn't justify his actions at all and that made the story more raw. I have to say that this book is darker, has more gore, is more graphical and intense. I literally had to stop reading at 40% because my blood pressure went down and I got nausea. Again, they nailed it!

It was also very interesting to see how they took Stockholm syndrome to a whole new level. Macy is seriously f*cked up, we knew it from the ending of book one but seriously didn't expect it to be like that. It was a surprise.
Jade is by all means one of the strongest characters I've come around. I seriously don't know how she endured everything. Girl, you deserve a vacation with all expenses paid!
And finally, Dillon is my babe, fine? Don't touch him 'cause he's mine lol.

I was expecting expecting the ending to be like that, though I seriously demand more, ladies!

To sum up, I have to say that Webster and Dukey are a great pair, their narrative flows good together, the style fuses and they make us gag and scream. Please keep working as a unit!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP

About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected. I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up. My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling. When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister. Come find me on Facebook, where I love interacting with my readers.


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