Appointed By Fate by Skye McNeil (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Appointed By Fate

Author: Skye McNeil

Published Date: September 30th 2017

Genre: Romance


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One of Iowa’s most prominent criminal attorneys, Joci Dorous is ruthless and devoid of emotion in the courtroom. It’s what makes her the best. Her most recent client allegedly committed murder and, despite a rocky start, Joci is determined to win Cameron Shearer’s case.

Since this is her first homicide, she has the support of a second-chair attorney—her ex who wants her back. To make things more complicated, her hunky cop of a booty call, Cameron’s arresting officer, isn’t quite ready to let her go either. Who knew being surrounded by three hot guys could be so deliciously exhausting?

As the mystery of the case unravels, she soon discovers the true reason behind Cameron’s impromptu visit to Iowa. It’s this knowledge that endangers all those she holds dear. Caught up in confusion, chaos, and criminal law, how will her heart survive the final verdict?


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
This book was a good read, it started off quickly and held the readers attention for the most part. There were times when there seemed to be too much filler and other times when there were too many things going on for the reader to keep track of. Joci seemed to be in a relationship with 3 guys at some points in the story and that is when the author lost me. I appreciate a good love triangle, but when it gets to be a rectangle you went a bit too far.

Joci is working with her ex-husband to clear her childhood friend of murder while continuing a relationship with the arresting officer….it just didn’t seem realistic to me as a reader or as someone who knows a bit about the way the judicial system works. There were so many conflicts of interest in this story that it left me feeling a bit put off by it.

The premise of the story is interesting and the author does a good job with most aspects of the story, but there are just a few too many things for me to overlook to give it a full 5 stars. I am looking forward to reading more of this author and to seeing how she grows as an author. Don’t not get this book, but don’t move it straight to the top of your TBR list either. It is a good book when you are looking for something a bit different. Not a terrible read, but not the best read ever either.


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