Fateful (Fateful #1)

Fateful

Summary:

For Danielle Darcey when the sun sets in London the magic begins, but just as that magic begins her fairy tale romance ends... 

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it’s silly to wish for that, naive even. But she’s met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux. 

While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he’s no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire. 

Fateful is a clean, coming of age vampire romance that blends fantasy and paranormal with a healthy dose of romance and a dash of humor. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the author.

Review:

I just don’t know what to make of this read and finally gave up at about 15% because I was not enjoying it at all.  Life is too short!

Story-wise: Danielle seems unbelievably naïve and keeps referencing things to Jane Austen that don’t exactly have to do with them so much as traditional chivalry.  She comes off as a meek, helpless individual which drives me absolutely crazy (but she knows how to do karate?).  What we’re told about her personality-wise does not match up with her actions at all.  Generally, her interactions with Brianna, her uncle and others did not seem realistic to me at all.

I think the writing also needs another pass by an editor and it might have a little more potential.  We’re told everything, not shown, to the point that I found it distracting while trying to get into the book.  In generally, I found it a struggle to read and starting to veer towards a lot of paranormal stereotypes.

Rating: 1 stars!

Who should read it? Nope.

Want to read the whole series?

  • Fractured (Fateful #2)
  • Forever (Fateful #3)