Tempted by Fate Tempted by Fate on April 25, 2017
Pages: 387
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four-stars

You can't cheat Fate...and for the record, she really doesn't like it when you betray her, either.

Leo is used to having power. After all, he carries the title Lord of the Light for a reason--he's a supernatural powerhouse and his job is protect all of the "light" paranormals in the world. He's used to snapping his fingers and getting anything--or anyone--he wants.  But when he fell for Fate, Leo learned that power didn't get a man everything.  In fact, it didn't even get him the one woman he wanted most...

Fate...AKA Mora (that's the name she prefers to use--a lot less weighty on her shoulders) has spent centuries hiding from her supernatural ex-lover, Leo. Most people fear Leo and rightly so.  He's got immense power and a definite date with an unfortunate end-of-the-world calamity.   When Leo seduced Mora and promised to put the world at her feet, she actually thought the guy had fallen for her. Too late, she discovered he was just using her in an attempt to change his destiny.

And Leo's destiny? It's not pretty. Some very, very bad things are coming for him. Mora shouldn't care about the danger he faces. She should turn her back on her ex. His heart is ice cold, she knows that, but her own heart...it's still a little weak where Leo is concerned. 

Leo has tried to walk on the side of good for a long time...but his sins are coming back to haunt him. A darkness is trying to consume him, and if Mora can't help him...then it's not just Leo who will pay the price for his past. The whole world will change.

You think you know the Lord of the Light? Think again.

In the Bad Things series, Luke and Leo are twins. The lords of the dark (Luke) and light (Leo). The first book is Luke’s and through it all, Leo is a dick. Seriously. He’s been like that the whole series, so reading his story was refreshing to see his motivation.

He’s been searching for Fate (she goes by Mora now), but he left her a couple thousand years ago, and she met a bad end. So she reinvented herself and left. He’s been looking for her ever since, but not for the reasons she thinks.

Mora has been avoiding Leo for a really long time. She thinks he betrayed her. He didn’t realize how much he truly loved her until she left.

She had a vision once that Luke and Leo would fight and destroy the world. From book one, all we’ve ever known is that the brothers avoid each other, even though they were close as boys. They’re identical twins, but opposite in every other way. Leo controls the creatures of the light, and Luke controls creatures of the dark. Each brother feels the other avoids him because he doesn’t like him. However, we find out that it’s because each brother is trying to save the other. Can’t fight and destroy the world if they aren’t ever in the same room.

When Leo gets a tip on how to find Mora, we find out that he’s willing to do anything to keep her. He’s also afraid he’ll lose her again. That’s probably the only thing he fears. But Mora is literally Fate. She knows a lot more than she’s let on, and she has been moving players into place for centuries. I thought the ending was pretty awesome and moved her up on my list of bad-ass heroines.

This book has a good grovel, a really good grovel, like the kind we Romance readers live for. The happy ending was indeed happy. I kind of want to see Leo apologize to his brother though. Maybe that’ll come in the next book, after walking a while in his shoes.

But I still think he’s a dick.

***I bought this book

four-stars