Sunday, November 22, 2015

Book Spotlight: Rage (Fate #5) by Elizabeth Reyes

Fate #5

Elizabeth Reyes

Release Date:
Nov. 20, 2015

eARC from the author in exchange for a honest review

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GR's Summary:

Fate is a Moreno Brother's spin off series

Having made it to the major leagues, AJ "Rage" Romero is determined to shake the stigma his temper has earned him over the years. He's finally managed a shaky hold of that elusive self-control. 

Until he meets them . . . 

Without warning, his coach and mentor's brilliantly gifted granddaughter Clair and her equally amazing mother Addison Lara blow into AJ's life. The harder he falls for Addison, the closer and more attached he becomes to Clair. 

Having fallen so fast and hard, he agrees to respect the understandably protective single mother's wish to forever keep the identity of Clair's absent father unknown to everyone—including AJ.

But when the ugly truth about Clair's dad begins to surface, the fire in AJ's fiercely possessive heart is lit. As more of the troubling reality comes to light, his zero tolerance for secrets and dishonesty put his temper—and his love for Addison—to the ultimate test.

Self-control has never felt so impossible.

Fate Series:
Our Review on Breaking Brandon Here
Our Review on Suspicious Minds Here
Our Review on Again Here

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Lindy's Thoughts:

Have you ever loved the characters that an author creates so much that you wish they were real?  This is something I find myself wishing, whenever I read a book by Elizabeth Reyes.  I love her characters so much.  I wish I could hang out at a gathering with the Moreno's and Romero's.  I know it would be a great time full of laughs, incessant teasing, entertaining stories, and lots of fun camaraderie.   

Rage was superb!  Ms. Reyes has hit another one out of the ballpark!  Then again, I've come to expect nothing less from Ms. Reyes.  I love the alpha males that she gifts her readers with!  They have this intense, passionate, and dreamy feel to them.  A.J "Rage" Romero is one such alpha male, and there is absolutely no way that you will be able to resist him.  We learn early on about that his nickname originated from his passionate and notorious temper.

A.J. plays for the San Diego Padres and is extremely close to Coach Lara.  The coach's seven year old granddaughter, Clair, starts hanging around the ball field after herself and her single mother, Addison leave Chicago and move to California.  A.J. falls in love with the sweet little gifted girl who has a passion for baseball statistics, and calls him her "best buddy."  Soon after, A.J. meets Addison, and they share an instant and intense chemistry.  

As A.J. and Addison begin dating, she makes it clear that Clair is her number one priority.  She doesn't want to reveal the identity of Clair's deadbeat father, who is not in her daughter's life.  A.J. is fine with this as long as she is not in contact with that Clair's father.  However, A.J.'s trust and temper get tested when he learns that Addison is keeping secrets from him and being dishonest at times.

Rage was a real page-turner.  The passion between A.J. and Addison was butterfly-inducing.  These two were hot together.   However, I have to say one of my favorite aspects of this story was the relationship that A.J. had with Addison's daughter, Clair.  He was so sweet, loving, and protective of her.  This made me love A.J. even more.  Ladies, I could feel my ovaries pulsating every time A.J. Romero appeared on the page.  Of course this could not be an Elizabeth Reyes masterpiece without an excellent cast of supporting secondary characters.  I'm really looking forward to A.J.'s older brothers, Isaiah and Nathan's stories next.  I was biting my nails and making predictions as I read some of the drama these two have going on in their lives, and it's sure to make for some outstanding storytelling!  
My Rating:

I give, Rage, by Elizabeth Reyes, 5 Enthralling, Unabashed Passion, Heart-Melting, Swoon Filled Stars! I can't wait for you to meet A.J. "Rage" Romero, and fall in love with him like I did!

Mikki's Review:

The fifth installment of Elizabeth Reyes' Fate Series, Rage, was one of my most anticipated reads of 2015. When I met AJ ''Rage'' Romero for the first time, in the fourth installment of this series, I knew that his story was going to be intense. As a big fan of Elizabeth Reyes, I always set my expectations high. With every new book that she writes, I always fall in love with her a little bit more. She did not disappoint with Rage. She exceeded every single one of my expectations!

If you have not read the Fate Series yet, you are seriously missing out!!!! Each one of these characters will make you LIVE their story. Some you will love and others you will love to hate.  <--- I know it's weird when I say this, but you will totally understand once you read the books ... lol!!  This book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the previous books in the Fate Series. Trust me, you don't want to miss Vince, Brandon, Enzo and Sydney. These alpha males are intoxicating! Once you fall in love with one the rest is history!!!!

Addison Lara never expected to fall for a baseball player like AJ ''Rage'' Romero. From the moment that they meet, she knows that she's playing with fire when it comes to AJ. Her daughter, Clair, is the number one priority in her life and she will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. As times go by, Addison and AJ get closer together. Every day next to him is like a breath of fresh air in her life. He's fierce, protective and his love is like a healing balm. The one and only thing that spells trouble in her relationship with AJ is who Clair's dad is. She's keeping secrets and AJ's temper is about to turn explosive.  Will she be able to open up about her past to be able to take a step toward a future with AJ?

Make sure you have those fans ready because Addison and AJ's chemistry is FIRE!!! From the moment that they meet their sexual chemistry is undeniable. AJ tried to stay away, but the pull he felt toward Addison was too strong. He has never felt anything like it in his life. Everything that she brings in his life makes him feel alive. He wants more than anything to be the one to own Addison's heart. I loved how Addison made Clair her number one priority in her life. Even if she fell hard for AJ, her daughter comes first and everything that she does revolves around Clair. I was proud that she took stand when things got rocky between her and AJ. Even if I did not always agree with her behaviour,  I knew that there was a good reason behind every one of her actions.

This story was intense, emotional, passionate, romantic, heart-melting and simply irresistible! I loved how the author intertwined another story in this book. I don't want to spoil anything, but I can feel that the next books in this series will make me want to scream and throw my ereader across the room. I did deliver a couple of virtual slaps to a certain character in this story. I won't tell you who it is. I am positive that you will know who I am talking about once you read Rage. 

While reading this story, I was on the edge of my seat because I needed to know who Clair's dad was. I could not believe that somebody could be so heartless. Clair is such a wonderful kid and anybody would be lucky to have her in their life. Addison and AJ were great characters, but I have to admit that Clair totally stole the show for me. Clair has a heart of gold. I am not surprised at all that AJ fell in love with her from the very first moment he met her. Heart-melting moments guaranteed with these two ;)

My Rating:

I give Rage, by Elizabeth Reyes, 5 thrilling, smokin' hot, page-turning, all-consuming stars!

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About Elizabeth Reyes:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she'll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon. 

In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self-published books as well.

1 comment:

  1. Great reviews Ladies. I love baseball romances, but haven't read many, so I am so adding this to my list especially since i love a good alpha hero.


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