Fated: A Haunted Story by R.L. Merrill (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

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Title: Fated: A Haunted Story

Author: R.L. Merrill 

Published Date: November 13th 2015

Genre:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Rock


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Sammara Gunderson
Hollywood, California
September 2012

As a music journalist, I’ve interviewed rock stars from all over the globe, using my special “intuitions” to pen some of the most in-depth and personal interviews in the business. Meeting Maggie’s Bones—and especially their intense bass player, Mage—proved to be a life-changing experience. I was immediately drawn to this strange but intriguing man, and we spent an amazing night bonding over our similar experiences growing up “freaks”. We had a fantastic connection, unlike anything I’d ever experienced…

Until Mage started talking about dreams, about destiny and fate, and it brought up too many painful memories…ones I’d buried long ago in a desperate bid to function as a normal human being. That didn’t quite work out as planned. Now I’m spiraling down a depressing, anxiety-filled hole, and while I want so desperately to believe that I can heal from my past and love again, love Mage, I’m afraid I may be Fated to be alone…

Take another wild ride with the hard-rocking members of Maggie’s Bones, and see if love can once again cure the haunted.

Author Note: While Fated is a stand-alone story, readers will get greater enjoyment (and more hot, emotional rockers) by first reading Haunted.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NErdGirlSteph’s  Review***
I am officially an R.L. Merrill addict! I need her next book NOW and don’t want to wait at all for the next one to be written let alone released!  I have fallen in love with each of her series and every book that she writes is sure to be next on my favorite read list. It is pretty much a given as she has not written anything less that a 5 star read yet (at least in my opinion).  Her writing style flows so smoothly and swiftly that the reader loses track of time, life and their surroundings.  She creates a world that the reader can just jump into with both feet and literally feel like they are in the story.

She describes the locations of her books with such vivid details that I felt like I was in the cemeteries in New Orleans, or in the mansion in California. I felt like I had been to these locations and could easily picture myself right there with the characters.  The backdrop for the story is amazing as is the plot and the rollercoaster ride that the author takes us on.

The best part of this book (again my opinion) is that she has mentioned some characters (Danny Black) from other books (The Teacher Series) and integrated them with her amazing characters from Maggie’s Bones. If there were ever a book that completely combined these amazing characters together it would be so epic (hint, hint).

I enjoyed getting to know Mage and Sammara and had fun exploring the ongoing relationship with D and Jaylene as well as Star and Mckenzie – I really cannot get enough of these characters and am already looking forward to reading more about them in the next book! I even admit that I like Marcus, even though he isn’t exactly lovable or even likable at times…I know that author R.L. Merrill will redeem him soon and make him into the hero I know that he can be!

This is book 2 in this series, but it can be read as a standalone – I do recommend that you read book 1 (Haunted) as well as it is amazing and will give you more insight into the characters in Maggie’s Bones.  If you haven’t read anything by this author you are missing out and you need to get started right away!! I know that once you start reading her you will be addicted just like I am.  Add them to your TBR list now and get started on this Rock and Roll journey!


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  • SuziSummer

    Great review..makes me want to buy this book! Terri mcneal

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