Review: It Had To Be Fate

cover-it had to be fateTitle: It Had To Be Fate
Author: Tamra Baumann
Series: It Had To Be #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Falling for a bad-boy rock star is the last thing single mother Casey Anderson-Bovier should do. Embroiled in a custody battle with her ex, Casey is fighting to raise her boys in their quaint Colorado hometown—a secret haven for celebrities. But when it comes to her hotel’s newest guest, Casey can’t connect the dots. Is Zane Steele the out-of-control rocker plastered all over the media, or the captivating man with a killer smile who’s charming her and her two boys?

Zane has a good reason for letting the world believe the worst of him—and that’s a secret he’s sure he can never share…until he meets Casey. After years of having fans fall at his feet, he’s found the one woman who brings him to his knees. Casey is beautiful and intriguing—and thoroughly justified in not trusting him one bit, especially with her family at stake. But the only way to be together is to convince her to take a chance on him, on fate, and on their crazy, unexpected love.


Source: ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley

This was lovely, an enjoyable, easy read in which one woman works extremely hard to run her hotel and take care of her boys, despite serious bullying opposition from her father and her nasty ex. Then along comes a sexy rock star who stirs her up like nothing before and is amazing with her boys – there’s just one problem. His reputation might make Casey lose everything.

Poor Casey, there are times in this book where it seems life is determined to make her miserable and there is no possible way she can ever be totally happy. To make matters worse, none of it is her fault. She’s a nice woman who works hard and is an amazing mother, yet her ex husband is determined to ruin her life. He’s quite a piece of work. I just wanted Casey to catch a break, because it seems like every time something good happens to her, something awful is waiting around the corner to spring.

As for Zane, he’s a good guy, sweet with the boys, sexy with Casey and too much of a pushover when it comes to other areas of his life. There were times I wanted to shake him so he would sort his life out. I knew why he was reluctant to, but with so much good on offer… gah! However, when it’s just him, Casey and the boys they’re all so perfect together that it filled me with warmth and happiness. When they were together it made all the bad stuff seem worth going through in order to keep it.

If you’re looking for something romantic and easy, then try this, especially if you like cute kids, hard working mothers and sexy rock stars who are far sweeter than their reputation might suggest. This was my first read from this author and series, but it won’t be my last. This town is far too interesting not to revisit.


It Had To Be Fate is Out Now!
Visit Tamra Baumann for more details.

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