Fighting Fate
by Emma Sinclair, paranormal (2006)
Liquid Silver Books, $5.50, ISBN 1-59578-287-7


Fighting Fate is the conclusion to Emma Sinclair's trilogy of the three Fates finding love. It follows Tempting Fate and Loving Fate.

Atropos the only Moirae sister that has yet to get shackled so it's now her turn. Atty is pretty much pushed by her sisters to go on a vacation because everyone must get married and be happy in this world. As Atty experiences her first time being in an airplane and not liking it much, she encounters Cole (his last name is never revealed in this story) who is dying of a brain tumor.

Any chance of an actual relationship developing in this story is swept aside for plenty of scenes featuring Atty and Cole making whoopee and probably some whopper as well. Of course it's love. Ms Sinclair tells me so. It's not as if I can actually see anything that is taking place other than sex scenes which aren't hot enough to be memorable. Since Atty has ties to Hades, god of the Underworld, it's not hard to imagine that Cole has no chance of actually dying in this story.

So what is there in this story, you ask? Plenty of sex scenes comparable in sensuality to, say, a Harlequin Blaze novel which means it's really not that sexy. Not sexy enough to sacrifice plot and depths for, at any rate. I don't know what the author is trying to do here. Does she honestly expect me to like a book where sex scenes are shoved here and there to pad an anorexic story with hardly any character development, much less convincing romance? Am I supposed to be enthralled with love scenes then? But the love scenes are nothing extraordinary to write about, much less go "Woo! Who cares about the plot? The sex is hot!" over.

On the bright side, at least there are no despairingly dumb conflicts here like the whole "My girlfriend killed my mother/daughter!" thing in the previous two books. On the other hand, there isn't much of anything else in this story other than Emma Sinclair auditioning for some kind of Write sex scenes for Harlequin today! thing.

Fighting Fate is one of the too many fanfiction-like stories out there that are neither here nor there. It's not too badly written to warrant strong negative emotions and it's too superficial and lacking in everything else to warrant positive emotions. In other words, it's completely and utterly forgettable in the most insignificant manner.

Rating: 51


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