A Date with Fate

A Date with Fate

by Tracy Ellen

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A Date with Fate by Tracy Ellen


A Date with Fate, Volume I in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod, a dangerously exciting, sexy, and hilarious series!

Meet Anabel Axelrod, a smart and sassy bookstore owner in the small town of Northfield, Minnesota. Anabel is a control enthusiast with quirky opinions and decided convictions. She also has rules for everything in her life, especially for the men who want to date her. When Anabel is introduced to the darkly seductive Luke Drake, she is appallingly fascinated to be sexually attracted to the alpha male like no man before in her extensive dating career. Anabel is right to be wary because the mysterious Luke does not play by any rules. Mix together a witty, confident woman who is a magnet for trouble, a dangerously sexy man with his own secret agenda, fun lovin' friends and crazy relatives, and you get an exciting debut book that is part steamy romance, part suspenseful mystery, and altogether wildly fun!

Courted by Karma (Vol. II), In Love by Design (Vol. III), and Adieu to Destiny (IV) in The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod ongoing series are available wherever books are sold. Family & Fortune is coming your way in the spring 2015!

*This ongoing series is written for the entertainment of adults. Please do not read if cliffhangers, strong sexual situations, or explicit language offends you.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940045459136
Publisher: Tracy Ellen
Publication date: 11/03/2013
Series: Adventures of Anabel Axelrod , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 31,930
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tracy Ellen was born in Indiana to middle-class parents, the third out of five hellions. She often used her supernatural powers to force family members to listen to her talk and tell stories. When they laughed of their own free will, Tracy knew the world would someday, somehow be her stage. Years later, she discovered writing and has never looked back. Tracy is married and still tormenting the man she started stalking at age seventeen. Luckily, he's the same man. Tracy and her family live in Minnesota, and the historical town of Northfield featured in Anabel’s Adventures is just down the road a jaunt. Tracy likes writing about the values and independent spirits of people found in small town living, but definitely with a modern, sexy twist. She hopes you enjoy her books and want to stay in touch by signing up for her occasional newsletter to receive updates in her book world. www.tracyellenink.com

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A Date with Fate 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 191 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and this author... I'll start my review by saying I know the author personally. Promising to write a honest review before I read the book had me nervous. Tracy suggested I write it anonymously to relieve any pressure if I hated her first book and wanted to bash her.  It is with great pleasure to report I don't have to do that--Tracy, your books are simply awesome! Your writing drew me in and I had a great time seeing the world through Anabel's eyes. You may regret that I have read your books because now I will dog you to write more and write faster. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the trend of making the first book in a series free. Tracey Ellen is now a favorite. As soon as I finished this one I purchased the next two. This is a well thought out story with highly entertaining characters. It grabs your interest from the start and continues to flow well throughout the entire story. I'm looking forward to continuing in this world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe some reviews saying it was hard to follow, really? I absolutely LOVED this entire series and only  hope that the author write another book in this series. I look forward to more books by Tracy Ellen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book opens with what seems to be a rape scene. It's really sexual role-playing to an extreme degree, but that was not made clear until the scene ended. It made a mockery of real rape. I was disgusted and could not read further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a smart ass and Anabel is a non-stop smart ass. The first chapter kinda threw me but I kept reading. I enjoyed the quick wit and banter between all the characters. I read some of the other reviews that other readers are up in arms about the ending. I'm not, I'm ready for the next book to see what happens next. Its a common way to get you hooked and wanting more and I don't fault the author for doing it. We deal with it all the time with series ending cliff hangers so why not with a book. This book has it all a mystery, sex, and yes, love. I will buy the next book too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very impressive first .. great read with the right amount of humor, mystery and action
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun read. Reminds me of a janet evanovich series with a fresh take.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obviously anyone who has left a bad review either has no sense of humor or are way too sensitive I loved everything about this book I at no time lost interest and I hope the author keeps her writing style and ignores the naysayers because she is def a new favorite of mine and I will b buying every book she publishes. It is not often I take time to leave a review but these bad reviews have me smh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book, i got it for free and figured what the heck.... i loved everyones personalities..... the comedy, romance, action, this story gave a little bit of everything combined in a great non stop read... I couldn't put it down and can't wait to read more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly have never written a review but felt the need to do so in this case. I read strictly for pleasure and not to add to my intelligence. I like easy, fun, quick reads that engage my imagination to visualize and also provoke happiness. Due to these tastes, I enjoyed this book. I was taken with the characters and literally laughed out loud many times. I found myself involved so much that I was late for work...reminiscent of Janet E. The storyline was simple enough and for those writing reviews that they were lost...what??... The characters were engaging and heat in the steamy parts balanced with witty writing kept me reading. If only one criticism is the break-in portion. It should have been disclosed earlier and not gone down that road so far. Rape is serious, not funny and certainly not romantic. You almost lost me here....luckily I am not a quitter and pushed thru. Your free book tactic worked on me and I bought the other three. Keep it up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anabel's personality and funky way of thinking can make any girl fall in love with this book. Who wouldn't want the handsome, mysterious Luke Drake? I love Tracy Ellen's style of writing and elevated diction. This book is definitely worth the read!
Calibear71 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like this book.  Great attention grabber in the beginning; then it seemed like it took awhile while Annabelle jumped from thought to each character and the story behind them that brought them into her inner circle.  But then the story starts to take shape and you realize you now have a mental picture of every one of her characters!  And just enough intrigue to keep reading .  As you go along the story, you realize no wonder her opinion of commitment is skewed.  At the same time, a warm caring character builds and next thing you know you're hooked.  The ending makes it so of course you need to know what happens next.  So! On to the next one for me.  It was a fun, silly, with a little adventure and suspense all balanced into a nice enjoyable read.  I enjoyed the writing style and sometimes folks just need to enjoy a story and let go of being so darn uptight and serious. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most entertaining book I have read in a long time. Couldn't put it down once I got started. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a smart, sassy leading lady, a strong, sexy leading man and a mystery that keeps you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book after reading the many reviews. If I'm honest, I certainly didn't expect to fall in instant love with Anabel! Seriously, she is the ultimate character; funny, quirky, hilarious and she owns her faults and turns them into assets! The story kept me interested and reading even after my body wanted rest! Overall great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love!!!! Yes, loved this book, this series, this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Crazy fun. Would have happily paid for this book. Give it a shot if you're independant with a sexy sense of humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick read with a twist at the end that I was not expecting. It left me wanting more. Can't wait to read the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It keeps you reading until the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, especially the main character Anabel.  But I hate books that don't end and you have to get another book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read if you like smooth flowing descriptions, a little mystery and a some light sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anabel Axelrod is not your typical romance heroine. She is sassy, smart-mouted, fiercely independent and strongly protective of those she loves. Her circle of family & friends are very relatable and if you don't have people like that in your life, the author makes you wish you had. Easy read with just enough sexy romance to not make you feel you are reading a dirty book. The following books in the series keep getting better with all the crazy situations Anabel either throws herself in or they find her. Already pre-order book 4 :-)
mittykitz More than 1 year ago
I loved it.  She reminds me of my ideals.
Jaclk More than 1 year ago
Great sense of Humor and a very easy read. Am now reading this entire series and enjoying every moment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a new addiction.........Anabel and Luke! All three books are great and Im patiently waiting for the forth to be released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i finished the book with alittle skimming on the overly detailed parts (sorry) it was pretty funny. Loved it! Damn the cliff hanger! Now i need to buy the next one :)