Hand of Fate

Lisa Alexander-Griffin
Hand of Fate
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Passion in Print
Release Date
November 2010
Action/Adventure Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Amidst the Christmas glitz and glitter, Karina Withers enters the mall. Unease prickles her spine. Seconds later, a gun blast echoes through the building. Shoppers rush for the exits, trampling Karina.

Detective Josh Deloroso responds quickly, dragging the beautiful woman to safety. Attraction sizzles between them. But he has a job to do first. The shooter must be stopped.

Unfortunately, when the chaos ends, the /real/danger begins.

Dark truths unravel. Passions explode. Fate plays its hand.

Can their relationship weather the storm of deceit? Or will a photo in the shooter's wallet end Josh and Karina's chance for love?

Book Review by Zenith (reviewer)
Mar 13, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
210 people found the following review helpful
HAND OF FATE is a delightful holiday novella to kill some spare time in-between shopping for your loved ones, though very fast-paced and heavy with religious overtones.

Karina has to finish her holiday shopping before the big day. Heartache pierces her body as she saw that her ex-boyfriend's name was still on her list. As she sits down at a Chinese restaurant for some grub, she is interrupted as she glances up at the second story mall balcony and sees a man in a long trench coat with a gun pointed directly at a woman's head. She shouts for someone to stop him, but no one has the chance. Karina is rushed off into a nearby ladies restroom after almost getting trampled by a mob of people trying to get out. The man who saved her is incredibly attractive yet something about him interests her even though she doesn't even know him. Turns out he's a cop and feels the same way about Karina upon their first meeting.

As time goes on, Josh, the cop who saved her, gets close to Karina and they end up dating. Circumstances of the attack in the mall have brought them together and from what they believe, God brought them together as an act of fate. They are enjoying the holiday season together when an intruder to her home threatens their very lives and brings back up the mall attacker case. What is a man in love to do?

This novella has steam throughout and moves at a high rate of speed. The love is felt and the author did a wonderful job with accents where the characters' feeling are concerned. The descriptions of the actions made this a very entertaining, non-boring read. There is a heavy religious overtone to it, so this novella would be recommended for those on the religious side and for those that aren't, it's still a nice read about love to take up some spare time.

Overall, a quick, fast-paced, read about love, fate, and the joy that finding one's true love can bring to someone that has been through some traumatic experiences.
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