***Review*** Surrender to Fate by Jacelyn Rye
Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.
For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.
Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.
Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.
Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.
Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it’s with another.
But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?
Nicole’s Review ~~
I have to be honest and say I have no clue where in the world to start my review. I finished this book late in the evening and I knew that I needed a day or two before I could write this one. For this being her debut novel Jacelyn did an absolutely fantastic job. When reading the Prologue I have to totally admit that I really thought I knew where this story was going to go, but boy oh boy was I wrong. The title of this book first it to the letter, you will truly see surrendering to fate.
Sarah is a sweet, caring, genuine young lady who is growing up and realizing that her best friend maybe more than just that. Will is a strong, hardworking, caring young man, who knows that Sarah is more than just a friend or young love crush. You get to see to young people fall in love and have hopes and dreams for a life they want more than anything. Unfortunately the best laid plans do not always come about.
The way Jacelyn wrote Will and Sarah I felt my heartbreaking in two for this couple. I wanted to scream with Sarah that life isn’t fair. I love when I can really dig into and relate to the characters emotions.
Sarah and Will swear that thing will be ok but life, distance and two new additions will test this promise. Margaret is your typical rich and spoiled brat, I so badly wanted to reach through my iPad and smack this girl. The lengths this woman goes through to ensure she gets what she wants is absolutely unbelievable. Then we have Adley who to me is very similar to Will and that is what makes me love him as well. He is strong, loyal, caring and has strong family ties.
Every time I felt like I really knew what was going to happen another curve ball was thrown my way. I loved that I keep having to guess and want to turn the next page to see what was going to happen between these 4 characters. Fair warning you are going to be left with a crazy cliffhanger but with the way she wrote it yes you are dying for the next book but you aren’t going to be screaming and wanting to throw your ereader.
I would recommend this book to everyone. It is a sweet read, mild sexual situations, romantic, heart wrenching and hopeful read. Do yourself a favor and pick it up!!!
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