A Terrible Tryst of Fate by Christopher Newman

A Terrible Tryst of Fate by Christopher Newman
Publisher: Dark Roast Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (323 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Multiple Partners, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily

Amelia Bainbridge has a great job, good friends, and a place of her own. But what she lacks is love, and she’ll only settle for true love.

After attending her best friend’s wedding she is attacked by a terrible creature that means to dine upon her flesh. Amelia is saved by a handsome silver-haired man known as Hunter. It is love at first sight for both. Who is Hunter and why is he so evasive about his past?

Amelia watches as his body heals more rapidly than any human being’s could. She discovers he’s one of the Fallen. Once a member of the Grigori who watched over humans at God’s command, he fell from Grace after conceiving a child with a human woman centuries ago. Hunter’s current employer is a Demon Prince who is seeking to halt the Second Coming by foiling Lucifer’s plots.

Amelia’s love for Hunter places her in the path of this demon’s machinations. Into the mix comes Erzsébet, who is Hunter’s occasional lover. She becomes jealous of Amelia with a hatred as deep as the Pit of Hell she’s been cast into. Can Amelia and Hunter survive to explore their love while the legions of Heaven and Hell gather forces for the End of Times?

Hunter is a fallen angel with a problem. He loses his heart when he meets Amelia. Amelia has her own issues. She feels undesirable and broken down, until she sees the captivating stranger with the silver hair. What happens next is A Terrible Tryst of Fate.

Mr. Newman writes a compelling and unique story, filled with passion and incredible cruelty. His attention to detail and facts keeps the reader enthralled through the complicated storyline. The few errors in editing took away from the story, but not enough to totally hamper it. A bit more polish and this book can really shine.

Amelia Bainbridge thinks life can’t get much worse. She feels unlucky in love and unwanted by the opposite sex. When a being she doesn’t understand attacks her, Hunter, the fallen angel comes to her rescue. What he doesn’t realize is that the woman the world sees as a plain Jane is truly a gem. The reader can relate to Amelia’s feelings of inadequacy. What woman truly knows she’s beautiful? Sometimes the answer is hard to handle. Her need to know his love was true was another relatable theme. He managed to make many women swoon, but she held the sole key to his heart. Very well written.

I liked their connection and the fact that they nearly combusted when they were in the same space. At the same time, I liked the absolute evil of Erzsebet, the woman in competition for Hunter’s affections. You wanted to hate her, but you respected how she exploited her only means to obtain her desires.

If you’re in the mood for a compelling novel with sinfully sexy characters and few you might know by heart, then A Terrible Tryst of Fate is the book for you. I give this novel 4 cherries.

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