I’ve been running from it most of my life – doing everything I can to avoid the future it had dictated for me. If I had learned one thing from the hell I went through as a child, it was that I never wanted to go back. Until I ran into someone who was running from her destiny just as hard as I was.
And it just so happens that she’s one of my best friends.
One night, emboldened by alcohol, she does something that has me questioning everything and it doesn’t take me long to realize that maybe instead of running away from something, I’ve been racing to her all along. But there is fear in her eyes and I know that her fate won’t be so easily shaken.
Will I ever be able to work past her fear to show her everything we could be? Or am I destined for the same kind of desolate life I’ve been fleeing from since I was a kid?
I am a lover of friends to lover stories so when I read the synopsis for this one and couldn’t wait to check it out. I have not read anything by this author yet but was very much looking forward to checking her work out as I love finding new authors to read.
Addy dreams of finding the love her mother and father shared but knows she will never be able to have it. Trey didn’t have a great childhood but was very lucky to be taken in by the Harringtons after his mother’s death. Trey is trying to move on from his past while Addy is trying to avoid her future. These two have become good friends after the rest of their group have now seemed to find love. Trey and Addy have become that go to person for each other but after one night of drunkenness and a simple kiss all that changes and lines have been crossed. They try to go back over the line but now that they have unleashed those feelings, they can’t seem to put them away. But Addy is determined to not let her walls down and truly let Trey in, after seeing what has happened to her mother, she doesn’t want to do that to Trey or anyone else.
Evading Fate is the third story in the Hidden Scars series and it states it can be read as a stand alone. It was an enjoyable read and I agree that it can be read without reading the first two but I do feel I would have enjoyed this one much more had I first read the stories of the other characters we see in this one. I enjoyed the dynamic the author build between Addy and Trey and really liked how she played out and built up the friendship to be more. This one was definitely filled with many emotional moments with some drama added in on the side. Both Addy and Trey have had moments in their life that have been trying for them. They are still trying to deal with them now and I think the connection they shared and their friendship truly helped them deal with it all. I also enjoyed that after their first kiss that the author didn’t rush fully into things changing with them and loved that there was some buildup of their friendship becoming more.
I really loved Trey’s character. He was hot and sexy with a bit of alpha in him but he was loving and caring. He didn’t have a great start to life with his mother being addicted to drugs and his father an alcoholic showing up every so often to lay a beating on both him and his mother, but he became determined when given a second chance with the Harringtons to not become anything like his parents. I also loved how understanding he was. He recognized that she needed to open up to him on her terms and he waited with such great patience.
Overall this was an enjoyable read that had some great hot and sexy parts but also some sweet and very emotional parts. This may have been my first book by this author but it won’t be my last.
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A.M. Myers currently lives in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and their two children. She has been writing since the moment she learned how to and even had a poem published in the sixth grade but the idea of writing an entire book always seemed like a daunting task until this story got stuck in her head and just wouldn’t leave her alone. And now, she can’t imagine ever stopping. A.M. writes gripping romantic suspense novels that will have you on the edge of your seat until the end.
When she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out with her kids or pursuing other artistic ventures, such as photography or painting.