Expected publication: July 10, 2012
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Series: Unspun, book #1
I was so excited when I got the request for the three Unspun books in my inbox. They are novellas from three different authors who have each written a love story about one of the Fates. I love reading various authors spins on mythology. Creating Fate did not disappoint. Clotho who is going by Chloe is the bearer of beginning. She creates new life for her role as a Fate.
Chloe has not been happy as of late. She has lost her love, a mortal man whom she was deeply in love with. As a Fate it is something that she would have thought her and her sisters would have seen coming and thus prevented it. This is not the case for Chloe, but her father Zeus sees an opportunity to test her and get her out of the funk that has been bringing her down for far too long. He sends her to the mortal plane to find her sisters and bring them home.
Dane is not what he seems on multiple different levels. There are also many different facets to his personalities. His tender caring side is the first side that Chloe sees when he sits next to her on a bus. He is desperately trying to cheer up the beautiful woman who is crying next to him. His attention to her also brings the attention of some very bad people. A hastily made decision soon finds them fleeing drug lords and running for their lives.
I really liked Dane. He is very intense. He is exactly what Chloe needs to get her back to a better happier place. She has to put the past behind her and learn to trust again. Dane makes this both difficult and easy for her. He is caring and compassionate, yet he also is exactly what put her through the sadness that she is currently experiencing. I liked the heavy contrast there. It made for some intensely emotional reading.
I’m looking forward to reading the next Fate. It seems that they have their own trials to go through before they can find their happily ever after and fate does not have anything easy in store for them.