Title: Blessed Fate (Blessed Tragedy #1)
Author: H.B. Heinzer
Release Date: June 11, 2013
BLESSED FATE Synopsis:
Colton Bradford never believed in love at first sight. And then, Rain Maxwell walked through his buddy's front door. He knew there was something special underneath the shy, guarded exterior and was determined to find out what it was.
The problem? Rain had devised her own set of life rules and “Never get involved with a band mate” was right near the top of that list. She allowed Colton into her heart as one of her closest friends, but pushed him away at the mention of anything more.
When tragedy strikes Rain's personal life, Colton is determined to be there for her in whatever way she'll allow. Will she finally open up to him and consider taking things to the next level? Will Colton's ways of trying to bury his feelings for Rain in the past ruin the possibility of a future for them?
As if Blessed Tragedy wasn’t awesome enough, Blessed Fate and Colton exceeded my expectations. Everything was great and did not appear to repeat everything from the first book. Seeing things from Colton’s eyes just reiterated what a truly nice and genuine sweetheart he is. Granted, he may be a bad-boy rocker but that does not diminish his love for Rain. Colton will do anything for Rain and he really goes out of his way to prove that to her. Through all her pain he never once takes advantage of her and though the sexual tension is off the charts, Colton has some insane willpower to prolong the inevitable.
What I Didn’t Like
So I didn’t very much like the reemergence of that bitch Tanya, AKA manger/slut. It was disheartening to watch Colton succumb to her in the beginning as a way to avoid his affection for Rain. But once her mother passes Rain and Colton’s relationship shifts and happy times are to come.
From book one I got more of an impression that the Rain and Colton had discussed being more than friends but from Colton’s POV it doesn’t seem like they’d really crossed the road before. But luckily for him, he’s brave and ballsy and a little arguing won’t stop him.
What I Loved
Seeing Jon again, the big brother of the band who looks out for everyone even when he’s drunk himself.
OMG finally seeing the initial Rain-Colton intro was just what was missing from book #1. So exciting, especially seeing the fearless Rain, before she found her surrogate family in the band. It was the best way to start the book, especially as it truly shows how Colton’s felt from the get-go.
“Rain Maxwell could be wearing a potato sack covered in cow manure and it wouldn’t change the way I felt about her.” - Colton
Seeing Colton learn Rain’s idiosyncrasies and his way of ‘dealing’ with her. She continues to surprise him and he just falls more and more. Colton really tries to know Rain and not just to get into her pants. He wants to know her as a friend, band mate and he hopes someday lover…
How Colton sees Rain: Feisty, Stubborn, Brazen
Colton somehow knows just how to deal with Rain’s family. He may not approve of how they all behaved but for Rain, he tries to mend some broken fences and actually helps more than he knows with helping her deal and her family accept her.
I remember in Blessed Tragedy how Rain had herself [pretty convinced that hooking up with Colton would be wrong and tarnish their friendship. Well seeing things from Colton’s POV just proved how little chance she had. No one could deny him and his charm.
When Rain gets the phone call about her mom, it’s like Colton steps right in and does any and everything he could to help. AWWWWW
There’s not much that I didn’t like in Blessed Fate and what was there was so minor it barely mattered, Tanya for example. I definitely recommend this. If you read and loved Blessed Tragedy you definitely want to read this and see things through Colton’s eyes. Don’t be fooled either because this is not a repeat of everything from book 1, the timelines are stretched and even the few scenes that are repeated are viewed so differently coming from Colton that it really is a whole new story. In case you haven’t realized yet, I LOVED IT and you should read it NOW.. The End.
With the exception of three years in Nebraska, H.B. Is a Wisconsin girl through and through. She lives with her husband, two kids and roommate (also known as the “bonus parent”) in the middle of nowhere but close enough to civilization to maintain a shred of sanity.
She credits her father introducing her to an APAzine in the mid-90s for her love of writing. Bent, her debut novel, was a NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in one month. After years of attempting and failing, she finally got through it and this is the result!
I started pulling her through the bus without releasing her from my embrace. Every few steps, we would stop and kiss again, sometimes sweet, gentle pecks, other times heated, passionate kisses intense enough to make my already throbbing cock harder.
I felt her reach for my belt buckle as we crossed the threshold into the bedroom. If she got her hands on me, I was certain I would explode. “We'll be home soon,” I whispered, wrapping my hands around her wrists pulling her hands to my neck. I needed those hands to be as far from my jeans as possible. “I'm not going to have our first time together be on this bus. For one thing, it's not really my style. And another thing, I'd rather not have six pervy men sitting out there listening to us.”
She looked at me, stunned. “You really are an asshole, you know that?” The tone in her voice told me she wasn't pissed at me, but she was beyond frustrated at me putting on the brakes. Hell, I was pissed at me for putting on the brakes, but I had to do it.
“Wasn't it just this morning when you thought this was all a very bad idea?”
“Yes, but you were quite persuasive.” She laid down on the bed, one arm draped seductively over her head, and I started to rethink every romantic gesture I had planned. “Sue me. I had a very different image of where tonight was going.”
In a move I knew I would regret, I flopped onto the bed next to her, laying on my stomach so I could look into her eyes. When I moved so my thigh was resting between her legs, I could feel the heat through her leather pants. “And you can counter-sue me for wanting to make the first time special. Trust me; I plan on making it worth the wait.”
Her skin drew my lips like a magnet. Every kiss I trailed along her jaw, down her neck and across her collarbone compelled me to have just one more taste of her skin. I stopped myself when I reached her breasts, knowing that no matter how much I was aching to draw them into my mouth, flicking my tongue over the hardened tips, I couldn't.
“Comfortable?” She laughed, her hand stroking my hair.
“Mmm, very. Everyone likes sleeping on new pillows.” I wrapped my arms around her, pulling her body closer to mine. Along with kissing her, feeling her flesh pressed against me was a close second for my favorite sensations. With her continuing to caress my hair, I felt myself drifting off to sleep before she lifted my arm and pulled herself out from under me.
“If we're not going to get hot and sweaty back here, I'm going to head back into the venue to take a hot shower. I have to get some of this funk off me.” She propped her head up on her hand, not seeming any more motivated to get off the bed than I was.
“Yeah, probably not. But we need to hurry if we're going to get back on the bus before they assume we're holed up back here and head to Pensacola without us.”
“You're no fun.”
Placing one hand behind her back, I lifted myself so I was hovering over her body. “Just because we're not doing that doesn't mean we can't do other things.”
“Nope. You're the one who wanted to wait, so now you wait.” After pushing me away, she walked across the bedroom, still topless. Torturing her was going to be the death of me if she was this comfortable sporting a pair of tight leather pants, heels that had to be over four inches high and nothing else. The way she looked back at me, she knew exactly what she was doing to me.
“I'm an idiot,” I grumbled, falling back on the bed as Rain walked away from me. There was no other explanation for what I had just done.
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