Monday, December 22, 2014

Blog Tour & Review: Flirting With Destiny by Eve Carter



“Damn my father and damn this trip. He died and left his affairs in a mess for me to settle. If I return to my hometown, I know the inevitable will happen. I’ll run into Lauren Mitchell! When someone blasts a hole on your heart, like Lauren did to me, it tends to stay open and seeing her again will not ease the pain.”

Aedyn Dell Cumberland left his small hometown after watching his mother pass away in the hospital the night of his high school graduation. In the years to follow he distanced himself completely from the small town and was transformed from a member of the geek squad to a handsome and successful businessman. When he finally returns to attend his father’s funeral, he runs into his high school crush, Lauren Mitchel. Old feelings he’d wanted to be left buried are stirred up until he learns about Lauren’s short-tempered boyfriend. Can a couple miss their destiny the first time, and then get another chance at it? Or will Aedyn’s heart remain a puppet for which Lauren holds the strings?

 Don’t miss the latest erotic romance, Flirting with Destiny: Aedyn Book 1, by New York Times Bestselling author, Eve Carter.


Flirting With Destiny by Eve Carter was a book about lost loves, rediscovering who you really are & who you want to be, and of facing the demons that haunted you from your teenage years.  Eve Carter writes the story of Aedyn and Lauren in a way that has the reader remembering what it was like to prove the world that the ideas they had of who you are or would be are completely wrong.  This book was a 3 star read for me and I would recommend it to others.

Aedyn was the geek in high-school, pining after one of the most popular girls, Lauren but never having the courage to tell her how he felt.  Finally putting himself out there he asks her to prom, but she rejects him, causing his heart to break.  Aedyn graduates from high-school with memories that are bitter sweet as he is thankful to get out of the place that caused him so much pain, but he also holds much sadness as it was the last days of his mothers struggle with cancer.  Leaving for the big city of Chicago, he is determined to make something of himself.  His outward appearance is completely transformed into a sexy, handsome guy, that has no issues finding a woman or women to occupy his bed.  He is also completely successful in his business, but it appears that something is missing.  When he has to return home when his father dies to make final arrangements for he estate, he realizes the horrible memories his hometown holds for him, almost turning him back into the less than confident geeky teenager that he let behind so many years ago.

Lauren had big dreams for herself that have all seemed to fade away and remain out of reach.  She has spent her life trying to portray the perfect image, and she starts to realize that the persona that others see isn't really who she wants to be.  She has been with her boyfriend Chip for four years, and at the beginning of their relationship she wanted to marry him and have the perfect suburban life with him.  Lately though her thoughts are sliding to all of the reasons why she shouldn't be with Chip anymore.  He is completely controlling of her, demeaning to her thoughts and ideas as well as becoming increasingly bad tempered that has led him to display minor acts of violence toward her that she fears will only escalate with time.  Lauren does not know a way out of the hole she has dug for herself with Chip, and she worries daily about their relationship, until he crosses paths with Aedyn one day by sheer coincidence.  It is in talking to Aedyn, who really listens to her and takes her thoughts into consideration that she begins to seriously question her entire relationship with Chip.

Aedyn invites Lauren to visit him in Chicago for the weekend, so that she can get away and gather her thoughts.  The invitation comes under the guise that they are old friends catching up but Aedyn finds himself wanting so much more from her.  Lauren agrees to the visit and everything that transpires in that trip's aftermath leads both Aedyn and Lauren to make some decisions that they previously hadn't considered.

I am a true romantic at heart and with a modern contemporary erotic twist to my romance novels, you had better fasten your seat belt, as the ride is always fun, exciting and fiery. Living in Southern California, but a mid-westerner at heart, I find plenty of inspiration for my books in my own exciting life. I have always loved the arts and as a young girl, I took dance classes and spent the summers reading books from the local library. Fascinated with the written word and its power to guide the imagination, I started writing short stories and later took Creative Writing classes in college. I graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Higher Education. I also have a Teaching Credential from Chapman University in Southern California.

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