If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Review: Alpha's Fate by Lia Davis / @FatedDesires @novelsbylia

Title: Ashwood World, Book 1: An Alpha's Fate
Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
ARC Received From: Fated Desires Publishing

Greenridge Pack princess, Reagan Summers, will protect her wolves at all cost. After finding out about his illegal activities that harmed so many innocents, she kills the Alpha Wolf her father arranged for her to marry. Afraid and on the run, she turns to the only person she trusts, her true mate, Logan.

Birchwood Pack Alpha, Logan Webb, watched Reagan walk out of his life over ten years ago. When she contacts him needing help, something in her voice puts his wolf in full protection mode. But seeing her in the flesh wakes a raw, primal desire long buried.

(Please note: This book deals with domestic abuse. Please take this into consideration before reading further or purchasing this book.)

Reagan was a fighter. It didn't seem like it at first because she'd let her mate abuse her for so long. But if she wasn't a fighter, she would have given up years ago. If she wasn't a fighter, she would have let him beat her to death without a whimper, a protest, or a cry. If she wasn't a fighter, she would have let his transgressions slide knowing that calling him out on them would only lead to another beating.

But she didn't. A fighter doesn't quit or cower because of what they know is coming. They do what's right even if it costs them their life.

Thankfully, it didn't cost Reagan hers though it cost her mate his.

Running to Logan was best. Not only was he her true mate but he would protect her no matter what. Ten years. They'd lost ten years because of the marriage Reagan endured thanks to her father. They couldn't lost anymore. Time was too precious to let slide by again. Thank God they knew this. Thank God they realized that what they shared--an undeniable love--wasn't going to fade no matter what.

Letting go of the past is hard. I can't imagine losing the person I love because of something beyond either of our control. I also can't imagine the elation that comes with finding one another again. Abuse can cast such a dark shadow over a person's life. It can keep them from wanting to try to love again, to try to find a reason to give themselves to someone new. But when the right person comes along, or maybe they've been there all along, then it's no longer a matter of trying. It's a matter of wanting.

And Logan and Reagan? Meeting again gave them a chance to want that again, and they deserved their second chance at love. They deserved to live a life together that was filled with laughter, joy, sadness, anger, but mostly love.

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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