Publisher: Ha'iku Press
Publication Date: November 11, 2016
Format: eBook - 311 pages
Kindle - 2473 KB
Genre: Military Romance
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It’s been two years since Cason McPherson watched his best friend die in his arms. With shrapnel in his hip and a war behind him, he keeps focused on building a civilian life and not on what he wants most: the woman of his dreams, Savannah. If only she’d stop bringing up topics he has to keep secrets about.
Savannah Sparling has no time for baggage, and Cason McPherson brought home a matching set in scathing green—with a carry-on duffel bag full of lies. He’s the childhood friend who enlisted with her brother. He came home, and her brother didn’t.
Balancing work with demanding clients while fulfilling a personal vendetta against Cason consumes Savannah’s already full schedule—until a series of unstoppable events leads to a collision between Savannah’s work and personal lives. Her carefully structured path in the world is crushed, her own blood is spilled, and passion between her and an unlikely bedfellow ignite.
Cason and Savannah find the only the people strong enough to save them from themselves is each other. But will either one of them accept the help—and the love—that’s offered?
My Book Review:
If you are looking for an enticing military romance that will pull at your heartstrings, then look no further, Serendipity of Fate is that book.
Author Becky Banks weaves an intriguing tale that follows the complex relationship between interior designer Savannah Sparling and childhood friend Army veteran Cason McPherson.
Set in New Orleans, it has been two years since Army Sergeant Cason McPherson has returned home from a traumatic tour in Afghanistan with a wounded body and painful memories that haunts him everyday. Cason's emotional baggage and secrets that he carries revolve around the death of his best friend Ryan Sparling during the insurgent attack, and his promise to Ryan to not act on his longheld secret feelings for Ryan's younger sister Savannah. Savannah is a highly respected and successful interior designer, who puts business before anything else, including her family. Savannah blames Cason for leaving her brother Ryan to die while saving his own life, plus she is deeply angered and feels betrayed by her mother, who has allowed Cason to live in her house in Ryan's bedroom for the past two years. Cason and Savannah have a frosty relationship, always challenging each other and trading snarky barbs with hostile interactions, but below the surface simmers an attraction that may help them heal from the painful emotional baggage that they both carry, and guide them to discover love along the way.
Serendipity of Fate is a wonderful military romance tale that easily draws the reader into Cason and Savannah's story. You can't help but feel empathy for them as they battle with their private demons.
This is a fast paced and multilayered tale that has an intriguing mixture of emotion, drama, angst, and romance that keeps the reader turning the pages. I really enjoyed this storyline, especially when it is about two people whose connection and attraction is so powerful and palpable that they can't resist each other, especially when their mutual attraction simmers under the surface. I loved how their witty banter and sassy playfulness helped their unexpected romantic relationship blossom, especially since it is their longtime friendship and shared personal emotional baggage that brought them back together, and showed them that they really need each other, and that there is so much more to life. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the author's rich description of the allure and mystique that is New Orleans.
Serendipity of Fate is a compelling, raw, and realistic romance story that will leave you wanting more!
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Becky lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Keith, and their wild toddler, Sammy.
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