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  • Posted December 7, 2010

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    Great way to get back into reading romance.

    This was a really good story. I'd kind of gotten burn out on historical romance so I'd left romance alone altogether for a little while. This is the first romance I've read in a few months and it was refreshing to get back into the genre with such a well written specimen.

    Willow was a great main character. She was spunky, witty, independent, and everything else you could want from a heroine. I liked her. Ramirez was nice... I used the model on the cover as a basis for what Ramirez looked like, and he is very nice :-) But my favorite character was Morgan and Lita was a close second. But Morgan is a computer genius. While I'm far from a computer genius I am a bit of a nerd so I was able to connect with her. She also plays as Willow's better judgment, as Willow doesn't always use her own good judgment... And Lita was such a sweet character. She was so knowing (beyond just the knowing the comes with being a grandmother) and was able to see what the future was going to hold for Ramirez and Willow.

    I haven't read the first two in this series and I didn't feel lost in this one. While I do want to go back and read the first two I didn't feel like I was missing a piece of the puzzle.

    The story itself was a good one. Willow, a guardian of the wood scroll, is trying to find the bad man who killed her mother when she was a young girl. The search has lead her to San Fransisco where she meets Ramirez. The chemistry between them is great, even though they both try to fight it.

    I liked the story and I loved the characters. I really do want to get the first two in the series and get the background of the guardians and then I want to see where the next book is going to go, as this one set the stage for something really big. I can't wait to see what it is!

    A review copy of this book was provided by Hachette Book Group.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

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    Author Kate Perry's book, Tempted by Fate, is listed as part of The Guardians of Destiny Series, with Marked by Passion and Chosen by Desire released first. She has other titles in contemporary romance; Project Date and Project Daddy. Kate Perry is a 7th degree black belt Kung Foo San Soo and collects swords. She resides in San Francisco, California.

    Willow Tarata is one of the Guardians over the mystical Scrolls of Destiny, complete with the powers to do so. Though she hunts those that prey on the weak and vulnerable, she trusts no one, as her sordid past had never allowed her to take that step. Her whole life she's been driven by one goal-- to find the man who murdered her mother and make him pay. But three bizarre murders have brought Inspector Rick Ramirez to her door, and worse yet, he thinks she's involved. And someone wants her powers, someone willing to do anything to gain them. Now San Francisco's hottest detective and a determined Guardian must work together to protect one another from a relentless evil capable of claiming unimaginable powers and killing them all. But believing in each other and trusting each other's instincts may be the toughest challenge yet, especially when a heated passion threatens their professional cool and makes for some interesting setbacks.

    I was privileged to review the first two books in this "Guardians of Destiny" series, "Marked by Passion" and "Chosen by Desire." The first book was told in first-person, the second in third-person, and this book followed suit in third-person. These books gained momentum and steam, making this third book the best of them all. I'm not sure if there are more books coming, but judging by the closure this book gave, I'd say not. Readers who have followed this series will be happy to see Rhys, Gabe, Carrie, and Max from previous books. And did I mention how exciting it is that detective Rick Ramirez is the hero for this book? I adored him in the other books. Though listed as a paranormal romance, this series also has an urban fantasy edge to it.

    I love Kate Perry's writing style. Sexy humor, well-crafted characters, and fast-paced plots make for a thoroughly enjoyable read. Favorite moment: Rick reading Willow the Miranda rights while trying not to kiss her. Hot! Recommended!

    Kelly Moran
    Author and Reviewer
    Bookpleasures

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