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The Trouble with Fate: A Mystwalker Novel [Kindle Edition]

Leigh Evans
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Trouble with Fate

Leigh Evans

My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he became the prime suspect in my father’s death…

Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your heart. Again…

 



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"Her first time at bat, Leigh Evans has hit one out of the park. THE TROUBLE WITH FATE is the perfect mix of romance and action, with characters you can't help but root for and a twist that had me squealing with surprise. Evans offers a brilliant new take on fairies, werewolves, and magic--and this book is urban fantasy and paranormal romance at its best. I am officially addicted." —Chloe Neill, New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires and Dark Elite series

“It's rare to find a debut novel with a well-crafted world, a great story and dynamic characters, but this book has them all. I was grabbed early and hooked to the very end. I eagerly await the sequel!” —Karen Chance, New York Times bestselling author of the Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series

“Leigh Evans’ brilliant debut, The Trouble with Fate, has a likeable, light-fingered heroine with smarts, a tough sexy hero with troubles, and a glimpse into a fascinating fae world that will have you howling for the next book. I loved it!”—Suzanne McLeod, author of The Shifting Price of Prey

"What a delicious read! THE TROUBLE WITH FATE is chock full of fun twists and sexy diversions, one of them named Robson. Leigh Evans is definitely one to watch. Get this book! You will not be disappointed!"—Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series

From the Back Cover

I HAVE TWO WORDS FOR WEREWOLVES:

My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he became the prime suspect in my father’s death…

BITE ME.

Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your heart. Again…

 First in the incredible new Mystwalker series!


Product Details

  • File Size: 564 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447231260
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; First Edition edition (December 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MWL7NW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,415 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good set up to what will hopefully be a great series. January 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found The Trouble with Fate from an author's blog that I read. When looking at the product page it looked as though it was getting a lot of positive reviews from many authors whose boooks I read and really enjoy. Based on the reviews and the premise I thought I would give the book a try.

This book follows Hedi who is half Fae and half Were. When she was twelve both of her parents were killed and her twin brother was taken to Merewyn (Fae world). She was assumed to have died and has been in hiding from both the Fae and the Weres for ten years. When her childhood crush, Robson Trowbridge, walks into the Starbucks she's working in she realizes that she can't hide from her past forever. And when her aunt is kidnapped by the Weres she needs Robson Trowbridge's help to get her back.

For the most part I really enjoyed this book. There were scenes that would creep up on me and when I would get to them I wouldn't be able to put the book down because I would want to find out what would happen. But there were also a few scenes that dragged a bit for me and were tough to get through. Also, this being the first book in a series there was a lot of backstory and oftentimes these would be filled with too much description and not enough dialogue to break it all up. I'm hoping that since the backstory has been explained the second book with have more of a driven storyline.

Hedi is a good character. She's nothing too remarkable. She's very average by Fae and Were standards which is refreshing. It gets old and boring to read about heroines who are gorgeous and excell at everything they do. It was nice to see her not know the answers to everything but still try to work her way through her problems.

Robson was a good hero for the same reasons.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this debut book! January 11, 2013
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First I must preface this review with a disclaimer. I have been a friend of Leigh Evans for some time, but as she will tell you, I am also a painfully honest person. That being said, on to the review.

I am very impressed. Having first gotten to know Leigh on a message board and then in person, I expected her prose to be as she posts and speaks, very witty and charming. I was not disappointed, the book is just that. The protagonist, Hedi Peacock (half Fae, half Werewolf), has a reality that is new and unusual, consisting of 3 worlds. The first is Merenwyn, the Fae world she has never been able to visit due to the gates being in lockdown mode. The second is Threall, a sort of Limbo that only Mystwalkers can go and return from, but at the risk of their sanity. Hedi is an untrained Mystwalker (due to Fae genetics) and the visit she made to Threall in this book scared the bejeezus out of me. The third world is the reality we all live in as best we can. Hedi is a flawed individual, a thief and a liar. Circumstances have forced her into that, a girl must do what she has to in order to survive and take care of her half crazy Fae aunt. Hedi has carved out a niche in this world that is seriously disturbed by the entry of her childhood crush into her workplace. The chaos that eventually leads to a cliffhanger ending makes me want to read the next book in this series right now.

The ultimate criteria by which I judge a series book is the question, do I want to find out what happens next? If the answer is yes, then to me, that is a good book. I want to know what happens next in this series and I want to know that as soon as I possibly can. This one is a must read for me and I would recommend you give it a try as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Humorous and Witty Debut! Highly Recommended December 24, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Leigh Evans' humorous and witty debut, The Trouble with Fate brings passion and action to unbelievable new heights. The first Mystwalker novel places readers in a unique, modern world that holds a hidden, strained relationship between Fae and Werewolves. Hedi Peacock, half-Fae, half-Were, teeters on the edge of the coming war between magical races. Armored with an amulet named Merry and the tricky power of the Fae running strongest through her veins, Hedi forces her way through an adventure she never saw coming. One in which the Weres entice her to steal another amulet from childhood crush, Robson Trowbridge, so that the pack's brutal Alpha can reopen the locked portals into the Fae realm, Merenwyn.

Hedi guides readers swiftly, and as emotionally as a traumatized twenty-two year old can, through the story of her life. She watched as her parents were killed and her twin brother was taken by the Fae. She believes Robson is the cause for all her troubles but her heart won't let her forget her feelings for him. Though most of Hedi's story is depressingly tragic, she shows that she's stronger than first believed when fate throws Robbie back in her life and brings ruthless Weres into her carefully concealed life. Hedi's smart mouth and sometimes pessimistic attitude lightens up the story and creates a contrast with the more serious and dangerous aspects of the plot.

Evans' writing style is also unique. The voice she gives Hedi is forceful, almost as if she's the kind of character that just likes to rant and blow off steam, but Evans' backs up this big voice with action. The plot moves in a steady pace and every step is taut with anticipation of what will happen next. The romance is definitely in a class of its own.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It gets good, so read the whole thing.
I was a little lost for the first few chapters, but once I had enough back story I really enjoyed this book. The back story fills in as you go. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stacy L. Hale
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful first book
Wonderful book with great characters. Recommended by an independent bookstore owner who had read it and thought I might like it. Can't wait to read the second book in the series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Suzane Galliart
4.0 out of 5 stars Great characters, great read
Leigh Evans has given a great, honest voice to her characters, esp Hedi. Fast-paced and entertaining. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Published 3 months ago by M. Fisher
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but nothing amazing.
At A Glance
An interesting story but nothing spectacular. I almost gave it 2.5 stars but I did enjoy The Trouble With Fate enough to recommend it to some people. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Bielman @ Reading & Writing UF & PNR
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down!!!
This book is awesome, anyone who hasn't read it should!!! Hedi Peacock used to be Helen Stronghold before her world was turned upside down!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lheanne Spicer
4.0 out of 5 stars The trouble with Fate
Trouble with Fate is a fantastic read, its exciting and new. I loved the plot development I didn't like a patronizing childlike herione, and the story seemed more like it should be... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Krissy Malott
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok start
This series takes off in the second book. Usually I would not have pushed on. A good editor could have quite easily pushed this into a 4+ star rating. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Georgina Sands
3.0 out of 5 stars Read the first 2 books in series; will read 3d
I will continue to read the series; however, I wish I could like the main character more. So far she's really too immature and too whiny. Read more
Published 11 months ago by KLG
4.0 out of 5 stars Great continuation...
First part was hard to keep track of... The storyline seemed a little disjointed and jumped around a lot. Read more
Published 11 months ago by AnnaD
4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and Graphic storyline
: THE TROUBLE WITH FATE is the first storyline in Leigh Evans' paranormal/UF Mystwalker series focusing on Hedi Peacock-half Fae/half Were twenty something young woman whose life... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sandy S.
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More About the Author

I was born in Montreal, Quebec but now live in Southern Ontario with my husband. I've raised two kids, mothered three dogs, and herded a few cats. Other than that, my life was fairly routine until I hit the age of 50. Some women get tattoos. I decided to write a book. A little tardy, but then again, Mum always said I was a late bloomer.

So how old are you now?
I'm not telling you.

Have you always written?
No. I wrote about that here: http://leighevans.wordpress.com/for-perspiring-authors/step-one/ That post is the first of many that charts my journey from the start of writing Hedi's story to winning my agent, Deidre Knight, through the Speed-Dating-With-Deidre contest hosted on The Knight Agency blog.

Is The Trouble With Fate your first novel?
Yes. With all the hell that implies.

Do you have plans for more?
Indeed I do. St. Martin's Press has contracted me for four books. I delighted to add that the UK has picked up on the Mystwalker series too!

Were you always so awesome?
Sorry to disappoint, but I was the kid with the speech impediment in grade school and the wrong hem-length in high school. Let's not even discuss college, where I discovered all the things that were cool and not so cool, and realized that I probably fell into the latter category. Truth be told, I doubt I'll ever be awesome, but damn, I keep trying.

Seriously, how old are you?
I'm still not telling you.

Is there a bottom line in life?
Yes. Never give up. Ever. Even bad things eventually turn around. Take that from someone who'd all but farmed herself out into the pasture.

You can reinvent yourself. You truly can.

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