By: Elizabeth Reyes
Series: Fated #5
My Copy: Ebook from Author
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Having made it to the major leagues, AJ "Rage" Romero is determined to shake the stigma his temper has earned him over the years. He's finally managed a shaky hold of that elusive self-control.
Until he meets them . . .
Without warning, his coach and mentor's brilliantly gifted granddaughter Clair and her equally amazing mother Addison Lara blow into AJ's life. The harder he falls for Addison, the closer and more attached he becomes to Clair.
Having fallen so fast and hard, he agrees to respect the understandably protective single mother's wish to forever keep the identity of Clair's absent father unknown to everyone—including AJ.
But when the ugly truth about Clair's dad begins to surface, the fire in AJ's fiercely possessive heart is lit. As more of the troubling reality comes to light, his zero tolerance for secrets and dishonesty put his temper—and his love for Addison—to the ultimate test.
Self-control has never felt so impossible.
I believe it is safe to say that Elizabeth Reyes knocked this one out of the park.
From the moment AJ met little (immensely adorable) Clair, he won my heart. I just knew that their friendship was going to be one of a kind. It was so adorable how they instantly became each other’s best buddy. Clair would share her baseball stats with AJ and tips before each game and AJ was Clair’s first buddy outside of her family – it was so cute.
Then walks in Addison, Clair’s mother AND THE SPARKS! AJ and Addison were cute together, AJ and Clair were cute together, but AJ, Addison, and Clair together…way too cute for my heart to handle.
I found that Rage was more suspenseful than the other Fated books. Addison refuses to give up the identity of Clair’s father is and throughout the entire book this creates a growing crack in their relationship when AJ realizes that Addison is lying to him. There is also the side story of Nathan and Kelli’s relationship and how Isaiah comes into play with it. This is a promising upcoming story, I am sure!
Oh, and that epilogue. So beautiful! It wrapped everything up so prettily that I had that moment of closing the book with a soft smile on my face.