by Tamra Lassiter
Role of Fate Series, #6
Publication Date: January 25, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 157 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
Fate may take its own sweet time, but true love is worth the wait.
Kennedy Simms has grown weary of love passing her by, and she’s tired of her well-meaning but overprotective brother meddling in her life. When fate brings Kennedy a handsome, intelligent, and wealthy boyfriend, she thinks it’s finally her turn. But if William is her one and only, then why can’t she stop thinking about someone else?
Bryce Chambers has liked Kennedy from afar for too many years. She’s smart and beautiful and unfortunately, the sister of his very good friend and boss. Bryce abides by the Guy Code and tries to keep away from Kennedy, but when he can’t suppress his feelings any longer, Kennedy’s with the perfect William. Will Bryce find a way to move on with his life, or will fate finally bring him the love he’s been waiting for?
MY THOUGHTS: This was my first read by Tamra Lassiter, and it is the 6th book in this series. Each of the stories in the series can be read as a standalone, you do not need to read the first 5 books to follow the story well in this one; however, I enjoyed the author’s writing so much that I want to go and purchase the other books so I can read more.
This story follows Kennedy – who is in a relationship with William even though she has to convince herself she has feelings for him and not someone else – and Bryce – who has been in love with Kennedy for years and keeps wishing he could stand up to Hunter. Both these characters have wanted to be together for years and even shared a kiss, but a year later they are still not together; talk about a slow build! I enjoyed the journey, even though I got frustrated that neither character would speak up about their feelings for the other (of course I realize if they had spoken up, the story would’ve been a lot shorter).
This book was written in the third person, and switched between Bryce & Kennedy. I always enjoy reading books that are written this way; it isn’t a necessity but it always helps me as the reader to feel more connected and involved in the story. The characters, both main and supporting, were realistic and relatable – even if I wasn’t a huge fan of some of them. I was rooting for the HEA ending and I was so excited with the way the author ended the book. Can’t wait to go back and read the rest of the series!
About Tamra Lassiter
I live outside Washington, D.C. with my wonderfully supportive husband and two daughters, one of which is approaching her teenage years. Help us all! If that isn’t enough, we have a Great Dane and an English Bulldog to keep us on our toes. It’s crazy around here, and I love every minute of it!
Writing is my third career. I didn’t set out to be a writer, it was just meant to be. My Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech prepared me well for my first career as an Engineer/Program Manager. My second career was in Human Resources. Long story, but I figured it out. I believe the best start for a writing career is to be a reader first, and I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. I’ve loved to read ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery in the fourth grade. Now, I love reading just about everything, but I don’t read sad books. I don’t watch sad movies either for that matter, no matter how many awards they’ve won. Life’s too short, and who needs all that strife to bring us down?
Many of my words have been penned late into the evening, which explains why I’ve never viewed whatever television show you recommend to me. I would, however, love to hear your recommendations for a great read!