Friday, October 16, 2020

Blog Tour: Review of Twisted Fate by Dana Miller

Author: Dana Miller
Publisher: Northampton House Press
Publication date: November 29, 2018

Laina Jorden’s Shakespeare-themed Staten Island bookstore is on the brink of failure. She can barely drag herself out of bed before lunch. She rarely picks up after herself, and she’s lost her belief in fate ever since her childhood sweetheart moved away, leaving her broken-hearted. Any man she meets is quickly kicked to the curb; they can’t compare to Jared.

But when Laina’s zany roommate forces her to attend his cousin’s wedding, she finds herself walking down the aisle as an emergency bridesmaid in a dress meant for a woman nine months pregnant. Even after drinking too much and setting her dress on fire, Laina manages to catch Mason’s eye. But a few months later, while she’s meeting his family in the Bahamas, Laina realizes that Mason’s stepbrother, JP, is none other than her old flame Jared. Is it too late to untangle the web she’s twisted in? Determined to find true happiness, Laina must uncover secrets and balance friendship against love as she fights to regain her destiny.

My thoughts:

I thought Twisted Fated was enjoyable contemporary.  I'm not sure I would classify this one as a romance. It's more a contemporary story about a woman who believes fate has put her back in the path of her soul mate.  The book involves Laina whose life seems to be falling apart.  When she meets Mason at a wedding, she thinks it could be a new start. Until she joins Mason in the Bahamas for his step brother's wedding.  The groom happens to be her old love who she never thought she would see again. Is it fate?

I struggled a bit with this one at first.  I didn't really love Laina.  She came across as self centered and as someone who didn't seem willing to get her act together.  I was happy that she showed a LOT of growth by the end of the book.  That is the type of story that is most satisfying to me.  The ending was sweet, but I would have loved an epilogue.    I'm not sure I believe in fate.  But this book might have steered me a little more to the believer side.  

Purchase Links

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About Dana Miller

DANA MILLER graduated from Wilkes University with an MFA in creative writing, concentrating in fiction and screenwriting.

Though she grew up in Staten Island, NY, she fell in love with Pennsylvania while attending graduate school. Surrounded by creativity, she immediately knew she wanted to move to the area. Shortly thereafter, she met her fiancé, and decided to put down her roots.

Connect with Dana

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Dana Miller’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, October 5th: @katieneedsabiggerbookshelf

Wednesday, October 7th: @everlasting.charm

Friday, October 9th: @booksaremagictoo

Monday, October 12th: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

Tuesday, October 13th: Books Cooks Looks

Wednesday, October 14th: @travelling.the.pages

Friday, October 16th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, October 19th: Nurse Bookie and @Nurse_bookie

Wednesday, October 21st: @suzysbookshelf

Thursday, October 22nd: @falling4romance

Friday, October 23rd: @savbeebooks

Wednesday, October 28th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews

TBD: Thursday, October 8th: Hallie Reads and @h.szott


1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I'm finding as I get older I want an epilogue more often. Thank you for being on this tour, I'm excited to read this one. Sara @ TLC Book Tours