I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
When I first read the synopsis of this story, I was immediately intrigued. Julia McKinnon and Nathan Atwood continue to run in to each other throughout the city. At first it is two attractive people noticing each other. On the last run in, sparks fly and Nate seduces Julia during his last night there. The next morning he breaks the news that he is actually involved with someone else who he happens to be engaged to. Shocked and hurt, Julia vows to never let this happen again. Nate found it hard to leave her, but he already felt guilty that he was unfaithful to his significant other. I know what you're thinking. How can a one night stand mean so much?! This is one of the best one night stand books I have ever read. No seriously, it is. I felt the attraction the moment they laid eyes on each other. Their connection is simply undeniable.
Not only is this story hot and steamy at times, but it's sensual, romantic, and truly heart felt. Months later, Nate and Julia are forced back into each other's lives due to work. While Nate remains faithful to his fiancee, Cameron, both he and Julia fight their feelings daily as the attraction between them is more than ever. I loved Nate and Julia. While circumstances kept them apart, their feelings never went away. Despite Nate's horrid fiancee, he sticks by her knowing it is wrong to lust after another woman. Does he give in? This is why you need to read the book. It does not disappoint. Those who are wary about lies or cheating, don't. The story is handled well.
I absolutely love the writing style of this book. The author has a true talent for storytelling. I found it hard to put this book down. The writing is flawless in that it gives a lot of detail. I didn't read the story, I experienced it. Every emotion, all the angst, everything. I felt it. I haven't been this excited about a book in a long time. There is no cliffhanger. Although long, I wish the book was even longer. Julia and Nate was able to illicit every feeling known to man. I became that attached and connected to these characters and their story. Love is powerful. When two people belong together and they think the world is keeping them apart when it has actually brought them together. That is love. If you are looking for a sensual, erotic, romantic, passionate story about fate and love, then Serendipity is a MUST read. I cannot wait to read more of this author's work.
Janet is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides on the northern California coast with her husband Steve and Golden Retriever Max. She worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry before turning her focus to producing running events. She is a former long-distance runner, current avid yoga practitioner, is addicted to Pinterest, likes to travel and read. She has been writing for more than three decades but Serendipity is her first official published work. She plans five more books in the Inevitable series, with each one a standalone with new lead characters, so no cliffhangers or waiting months to see what happens next!
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