Book Review: A Date With Fate by Tracy Ellen

 Ok so I read this book because someone stated that it was very much like Kristen Ashley and a good read for what read after something from her. Now I understand that everyone takes away different things from each book they read but this book was nothing like what I take away from a KA book at all. This heroine had a serious issue with control and figured that she needed to be in the know of EVERYTHING. Some things I could be on board with her needing to know but she took it all to a whole new level. She very quickly became annoying and hard to take. On top of this I think the author tried to make the girls seem funny and crazy and that too got annoying.

“Well, geez Anna, gossip from the bookstore men’s bathroom has his girth measuring in at…You freak, I promise I know nothing about Jim’s manroot size.” Now I was laughing. “I could guess, though, if it would make you happy. Hey, I know, we could start a Fantasy Package League like guys do with football.” After we ran with that idea, stopped wetting our pants, and had both settled back down Anna said, “Okay, I’ll assume no news is good news where Jim is concerned.”

Now that might sound somewhat funny reading just that by itself but every “funny” thing was followed by stopped wetting our pants, wiping the tears from our eyes or something of the sort to notify you that was supposed to be funny. If it’s funny we should just know to laugh not be told to. Everything was also extremely wordy and had a lot of words I’d never heard to explain stuff. Many I had to look up actually. It’s like she used a thesaurus and often. That doesn’t usually bother me but in this story it happened way too often.

I relish everything ultra-feminine. I’ve never worried if I am cool or a hipster, I could care less. I am what I am, a female that unashamedly, blissfully wallows in every frowned down-upon stereotype out there for being such a girly-girl in the new millennium. In my mind, there’s a balanced symmetry that’s very satisfying about loving everything pink while also running a business and digging guns, trucks, and power tools. I prefer sci-fi, zombie, and action movies over dramas and tear jerkers. I love wearing dresses and pretty undies more than jeans and T-shirts.

This is an example of just one overly wordy paragraph, again by itself it may not be bad but she didn’t need to use so many words to describe so little. But this paragraph also points out another of her annoying habits and that is always talking about being a business owner and she does it constantly almost as if nobody else owns businesses. I guess part of the reason I didn’t enjoy this book was because I didn’t like the heroine at all, she drove me crazy and this whole series is about her and her circle of friends. It got old in the first one I can’t imagine seven full novels. This review is a lot more harsh than I like to say but it just got on my nerves like nobodies business. Maybe I’m going through a dry patch on finding great books but seriously making a “strong heroine” who keeps this man she “adores” at arm’s length all to control every aspect surrounding her but then when he’s around goes all school girl squishy but demands silly stuff from him I just can’t get into. She kinda came across as a bitch. Some of the twist and turns were good but not enough to redeem the rest of my issues with it. I tried the sample for the second book but I see a pattern and I’m not reading seven books of it, it’s just not worth my time. Now to each their own and some may love this type of drama, so the first book is free so if you want to give it a try go for it but it’s just not my style. If I get to the point of not having anything else worth reading I may try again by for right now this was just not for me. Sorry for not having anything nice to say but it just didn’t work for me and as I said in my book rant a few posts ago I’m kinda tired of being frustrated with books like this. I’ll leave the series reading order below for anyone interested, who knows it could be just what you are looking for in a series!

A Date with Fate (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod, Book 1)

Courted by Karma: The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod (Volume 2)

In Love by Design: The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod (Volume 3)

Adieu to Destiny (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod Book 4)

Family & Fortune (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod Book 5)

Coupled with Chance (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod Book 6)

The Kiss of Kismet (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod Book 7)

Happy Reading!


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