Series: The Beautiful Fate #2
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2013
Source: Bought from Amazon
Coping with the traumatic experiences Ava endured with the Kakos is more challenging than she ever imagined it to be. She finds herself struggling to remember the details of her time kept away with Damien Kakos and when the memories assault her mind, she is plagued with crippling fear. There is something in the back of Ava’s thoughts screaming at her, telling her that the fight with the devil’s brood has not yet ended.
Newly married, Ava and Ari deal with issues involving trust, honesty and faith in one another and as they plot their course for a new life together, they discover that their individual wants and needs don’t exactly match. Ari’s promises to Ava begin to break. Some of the Alexander’s family secrets are revealed and Ava realizes that she needs to keep her friends close, and her enemies even closer.
A Broken Fate, the second novel in The Beautiful Fate Series, dives further into Ava and Ari’s nail-bitter of a story and adds even more suspense, mystery, romance and thrills. This series is impossible for any reader to resist.
Cat Mann is a wonderful author - both this book and the first in the series were whirlwinds of emotion for me - I was all over the place and loved every second of it all. I read the first book for a blog tour a while ago and read it all in one night. I almost immediately bought the second book in the series with all intention of reading it immediately - then life happened and then more TBR books happened and it fell off the radar for a bit - THEN the author contacted me about Book 3...
So, with so much enthusiasm I picked up my iPad and stated reading A Broken Fate. I read about a third of it in one evening and then put it down for a while due to crazy work schedules (and cleaning my house etc). I was so happy to get back to it with a Read-a-thon and cannot wait for book 3.
In this installment, Ava has been dealing with her abduction, the fear, the memories coming back, the injuries - but also keeping a lot of pain and emotion and secrets from her family. She has to find a way to adjust and allow those around her to help her. This aspect of the story was understandable but so frustrating at times. Ava had been through a lot and needed more help but wouldn't allow anyone to help her - I understand that, but arg frustrating.
The we get to the good stuff, a journal and a code and possible suspects of another Kakos... the story gets amped up and there were so many instances that I was cringing and gasping and thinking I had figured it out (sometimes I was right, other times - not so much). It was a wonderful roller coaster of a book and I LOVED it.
This is a New Adult book, so there was sex and there was a lot of violence recapped in this book from the last - so it is not intended for a younger audience.