Review: Fate’s Love by L.A. Cotton

Title: Fate’s Love

Author: L.A. Cotton

Series: Fate’s Love, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 300 pages, Ebook

Published: September 30th 2014 by Delesty Books

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558655390

Blurb (from Goodreads):

When you meet that one person in the world meant for you… you should hold onto them.

Olivia Bannon walked away.


When 17-year-old Livy meets Ethan, she can’t deny their inexplicable connection. Lost in his dark, intense eyes and smile-to-die-for, Livy never thought she would feel like this. It almost makes her want to break her childhood vow, but Livy knows happily ever after is just an illusion, and despite her heart wanting Ethan, her head is telling her to stick with the plan. The one that doesn’t include falling in love. Period.

Eight years later, Livy finds herself back in her hometown. After the way she left things, the last time they were together, Livy is anxious about seeing Ethan again. It shouldn’t come as a shock to discover he has finally moved on—but it hurts. A lot. Accepting that she will never get the chance to put things right isn’t easy, but it’s not until life comes crashing down around her that Livy realizes what she could’ve had. Left broken, alone, and depressed, only one person can pull her out—the guy she thought she’d pushed away one too many times.

Livy has finally realized that you can’t fight fate… Some things are just meant to be. Is this finally her time to get it right, or has Livy missed her last chance with Ethan?


This book… I’m kind of disappointed because after reading the blurb, my hopes skyrocketed and I was so excited to read this! I felt this was exactly my kind of book but unfortunately it wasn’t. 😦

Livy always distances herself from her. She firmly believes love can only destroy and never bring happiness. But she feels a different connection with Ethan. But when it’s time she listens to her head rather than her heart. She ended up walking away from Ethan twice. Now she’s back in town, will fate bring them together or has Livy lost Ethan once and for all?

The plot had sooo much potential but it felt flat for me. Mostly nothing happened till 70% of this book which disappointed me. Livy stopped believing in love after her father cheated on her mother and she watched her mother hurting. Despite the nudges from her best friends she never faltered from her belief. Livy and Ethan feel an instant connection when they meet but despite Ethan’s interest she runs away from him. The plot had potential for lot of angst and build up but none of that happened. I could understand why Livy pushed away Ethan the first time but the second time? It was pretty clear Ethan was not a douche yet she ran away from him again.

Livy was an okay character but her actions, her behaviour were a lot childish. I did like Ethan but I don’t think even a guy like him could wait for her for so many years. It was kind of unrealistic. Also I wanted to see more interactions between them in the first two portions of this book which we rarely got, so it did feel a bit like insta-love. Another thing which didn’t sit well with me was Ethan’s comment about cheating. They kissed before he broke up with his girlfriend but it was a drunken kiss, I could still look past that but when Livy felt guilty Ethan just commented that it was just a kiss. So what? You “just kiss” before not breaking up and it’s not cheating because you didn’t do more than that!! I rated this book 3 stars but due to this single comment it lost one more star.

Nonetheless, despite its flaws this book has a few redeemable things, I loved Livy’s best friends and her family, they were so nice and caring, I loved her relationship with them. I especially loved Staci and Sharn, they were pretty awesome friends. Staci felt like a more like a big protective sister and I loved it!

Overall, Fate’s Love was a disappointing read. The plot threw me off track and the characters felt one dimensional. There was hardly any romance in this book but there was a lot of unrealistic notions. Nonetheless despite its flaws I enjoyed some portions of this books. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?



So guys have you read this book? If yes, did you like it? And if not, then do you want to? Or is it already in your tbr? Share your thoughts with me!


5 thoughts on “Review: Fate’s Love by L.A. Cotton

  1. As terrible as this might sound, the description kind of makes it seem like it’s going to be a mediocre contemporary romance novel. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you, but thanks for the review and the heads up! You’ve done fellow readers a great favor.


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