Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book Review : Driven by Fate (Serve, #5) by Tessa Bailey

Driven by Fate
Serve Series, #5
by Tessa Bailey

Release Date:
February 16th, 2015


Purchased via Amazon


The first rule is obey... and she already broke it. 

Francesca "Frankie" De Luca always pays her debts. Even when it means stepping inside Serve, the sensuous Manhattan club that caters to particular adult desires. For Frankie, it's a taste of something she's always wanted—and never received. Until a sharply dressed Brit orders her into his room, and instructs her to undress before delivering the carnal punishment she so desperately needs... 

She wasn't the woman Porter Evans was expecting. Not this wild thing with the pale, silvery eyes. And such cheek. But she violates Porter's strict rules of control. Temptation is a dangerous thing indeed. Yet everything about Frankie cries out for schooling about the tantalizing interplay of pleasure and pain. So Porter offers Frankie a deal she can't refuse—and the only thing she owes him is submission...

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Serve Series on Goodreads

By Tessa Bailey

 Review of Owned by Fate HERE

Review of Exposed by Fate HERE

By Katee Robert

 Review of  Betting on Fate HERE

Driven by Fate, which is Tessa Bailey's third book in the Serve Series, kept me up the whole freakin' night! I was anxiously waiting, reading device in hands, for Frankie and Porter's book to appear so that I could start my non-stop reading escape! Once I start reading one of Tessa's book there is nothing that is going to stop me from finishing it! We previously meet these characters in Owned by Fate and Exposed by Fate. I had mixed feelings about Porter when he was introduced in the previous books, but once I finished reading Driven by Fate I understood his reactions and the way he was revealed to us. Frankie on the other hand, I knew she was a tough cookie from the moment she was introduced in Exposed by Fate. I can still remember that scene like I read it yesterday. I told myself that this girl was going to drive a man wild someday, Oh dear Lord! Did she ever!!!! 

The intense and deliciously erotic connection between Frankie and Porter begins when Frankie visits Club Serve to repay a debt. After her meeting with the owner of Club Serve ends, she decides to take a look around. Club Serve is exactly the place where they can deliver the pleasure that she always craved, but never received. Frankie's curiosity leads her to taking a sneak peek into one of the room. What she never expected was to come face-to-face with a man that would make her body come alive.  Porter offers her a deal that she simply can't refuse. Porter is all about control, but from the moment Frankie enters his life he can't seem to stop losing control. Nobody has gotten under his skin until her. Will he be able to let her go after their deal or will he be the one begging for more?

I absolutely loved these two characters! It was so easy to connect with Frankie. I would totally hang out with her and give her a call so she can drive me safely around the city :) Her personality is addictive and she makes her own rules. She has a plan in life and nothing or nobody will get in her way. This determination made her brakedown Porter's walls. Porter was very different from all the other leading male characters that Tessa has written. That is why I also liked him. He was different. I can see why it would have never worked between him and Eliza, which is the main heroine in Exposed by Fate. She was just not the right person for him. Frankie is. She is exactly what he needs in his life and she completely understands his behavior, his struggles and his feelings.  

The important thing for me when I read a story is that I believe and feel the story that I'm reading and, I absolutely did believe in Frankie and Porter's love story. Their chemistry was explosive, all-consuming and addictive! OMG! The sex scenes in this book?? Bow chicka wow wow!!! I know what I will be thinking about the next time I find myself in a cab *Fans Self* I love how Tessa always includes little details in her stories that makes it impossible, for us readers, to forget about her books. Once again, Tessa has exceeded all of my exceptions and leaves me wanting always more! 

I give, Driven by Fate, by Tessa Bailey, 5 erotic, steamy, mesmerizing, opposites attract stars!

About the Author:
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. 

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. 

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.


  1. So I am thinking that these books aren't really made to be read out of sequence, so I think I need to go read your reviews of the previous books. I enjoyed your review of this one, so I think it may be looking good!

  2. Awesome review Mikki I absolutely love Tessa Bailey books I've been wanted to try to read her serve series for a long time now but after reading your review I want to check it out ASAP!


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