New Release Review: Fated (Relentless #6) by Karen Lynch
Fated, a companion book in the Relentless series by Karen Lynch was released this week & I can’t tell you how fun it was to be back in this world! Check out my spoiler-free review below, and a huge thank you to Karen Lynch for sending me an advance copy of the book to read and review, which in no way influences my thoughts.
Fated (Relentless Book 6)by Karen Lynch
on February 13, 2018
Christian Kent has many labels – warrior, protector, friend, lover – but the one label he never wanted was mate. In his lifetime, the only girl he has ever loved, was the one he couldn’t have. He left her to protect her heart, but his own will always belong to her.
As a girl, the one person she believed would never hurt her broke her heart. Now a warrior, she’s loving life and living for the next adventure. She’s put the past behind her, including the man who walked out of her life.
Fate brought them together once, and it’s not done with them yet. When they are suddenly thrown together to battle a lethal new foe, sparks fly and old feelings resurface. Chris will have to work hard to heal the rift between them. But will she be able to let go of the old heartbreak and open her heart to him again? Can they come together before the threat they are facing tears them apart forever?
** This book is considered Upper YA due to some mature content.
Spoiler-free Review:[book rating=4/5]
“Whether it was fate or some higher power at work, I was meant to find you.”
Fated is a companion novel to the Relentless series, and it was so much fun to be back in this world that Karen Lynch created! Fated comes after all the other novels in the series, and this is Christian’s story. Chris was Nikolas’ best friend and Mohiri partner, and he did nothing but jest Nikolas for his troubles when he found his mate, Sara. Payback is a real treat for Nikolas, now that Chris has finally found his match.
As a big fan of the series it was great to have the whole gang back together, albeit to fight a damn big bad monster. But along the way we get such insight into Chris’ past and get to know him better. My feelings were all over the place, but one thing remained and that was the overall feeling of true love. Of course this mate business is always hard on both the Mohiri’s but in this case, this was a story of second chances, and forgiveness. Can you love someone who has hurt you, can you overcome your fears and rebuild the trust necessary to spend your lives together? These were the main questions and eventually, love overcomes all other obstacles.
Knowing Chris had to work hard to gain trust from his mate, made the whole HEA so satisfying. It wasn’t instant, even though he was so deeply in love and he has guarded his heart for years. He had to prove himself and his mate finally relented and knew he was truly worth the match.
Fated is definitely a great addition to the series, and I recommend reading them all in order, aka not a standalone, in order for you to understand exactly what this world is like. This series is a gem in the YA paranormal romance genre and if you haven’t started, what are you waiting for?!
Author Bio: Karen Lynch
Karen Lynch is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
She grew up in Newfoundland, Canada – a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newfie.
Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite past times are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.