Fate Forgotten by J.L. Sheppard
Fated Immortals Book 2
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (325 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Stargazer
Valerie Matlock’s life revolves around her coven. Young and naïve, she knows little about the immortal war brewing until the night her coven is attacked. In the blink of an eye, the family she loves is gone. Devastated, she lays eyes on the angry demon warrior, Jacob Rhodes. A Guardian, he means her no harm, but she fears him as deeply as she craves him. She has to stay away. She just doesn’t know if she can.
The pain of Jacob’s losses have hardened him. He lives for revenge and uses anger like a shield, keeping everyone at arm’s length. He can’t risk losing more. Tragedy strikes, again, and he’s left caring for his four-year-old niece, Annie. The bright girl deserves better than him. But he can’t give her up, not ever. When he sets his eyes on his fated mate, the powerful witch, Valerie, his life gets twice as complicated. Will she accept him, a demon she fears and his adopted child?
Are you looking for an intense adventure that draws you deeply into the lives of the characters?
Fate Forgotten is the second book in the Fated Immortals series. The lives of Jacob, Valarie and Annie are so entwined that the loss of one could become the death of them all. Jacob, a Guardian, finds that he is intensely drawn to Valarie, whom he comes to believe is his fated mate. Annie, Jacob’s four year old niece adds a more complicated dynamic to the picture. Considering Jacob’s dark past and the lost family that steps forward to claim Annie, Valarie has much more to contend with than she had initially considered.
J.L. Sheppard weaves a deep and enveloping plot that brings the reader to the forefront of the action. The dialogue, misunderstandings and the reactions of the characters are so well crafted that the reader feels that they are watching the events unfold rather than just reading about them. The events that occur are believable and the world line of the main characters and secondary characters is so strong that is a reader picked up Fate Forgotten without reading the prior book, they would not be lost in the story.
This is a fantastic read and all of the characters have dynamic lives. The descriptive feelings that the characters experience are completely explained and the reader sees the amazing world from the point of view of the character. The author does a phenomenal job blending the storyline to make it believable and to give the reader an opportunity to look into a world that would not normally be visible to mortal eyes!
Be sure to take an adventure with Fate Forgotten, it is one in-depth story that should not be missed!