My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.
I decided to pick up this series after listening to the Sin Brothers series by this same duo. I was a huge fan of that series and since I love vamps and shifters, I figured I couldn’t go wrong with this series. I will say that I went into this series no little about it. I knew I liked the author and narrator. I knew it was a paranormal romance. That was it. I didn’t read the blurb for the book. I did look a few of the ratings for people I trusted.
The story starts with Cara, a single mom who is a botanist. She has quite the obsession with plants. Her daughter sees the future and has other special abilities. Cara does too, but she represses them. Their world explodes when Talen breaks in to save them before a much worse person comes to kidnap the two of them.
Talen is a royal part of vampire family. Him and his brothers are working to protect their race from a different kind of vampire. They had a treaty, but it was recently broken and now the two sides are at war. Talen is also very surprised to find that Cara is his fated mate.
I found this story very good, though there are aspects of it that I’ve seen before. For one, I thought it felt a lot like the Sin Brothers at first. Brothers with a military background who were just as tight and loyal as the Dean Brothers were. Also, there are aspects from Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. Vampires that are all male and can only mate with certain females of the human race with special abilities.
While I wasn’t a huge fan of the plot of this Fated, I loved the characters. Cara wasn’t my favorite, but her daughter Janie was great. I also am very interested in more about Emma, Cara’s sister, who has not been suppressing her powers. There are also the shapeshifters. I really feel like this series has a potential and I can’t wait to get further into this series.
I love Karen White‘s narrator of this book. I was so glad to see that when Audible decided to put this series on audio, that they kept this author/narrator pairing. Ms. White’s pacing and character voices for both men and women are tremendous. She is a narrator that I will always be excited to find narrating a book that I’m interested in.
I like to thank Audible Studios for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.