AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT by Cheyenne Meadows
As Fate Would Have It by Cheyenne Meadows
Comedy, Contemporary, Crime
Reviewed by Jo
Brie had been looking forward to her vacation from her nursing job and relaxing along with getting some wanted chores done. That all changed with a phone call the very first morning and she learned that she would now be sharing her house with a man who drove her crazy while growing up – the son of family friends. So what was she going to do now?
Rye is a cop who had a plumbing disaster and now has to have his entire house redone from the inside out. When Brie’s home and spare room was offered, Rye come over expecting a woman like the last time he saw her as a sixteen year old. The innocently sexy woman who answers the door is someone totally different. At first Rye wonders just how he is going to last the time without going stir crazy, but after a day he is wondering about how he will survive this sexy menace to his being.
Tension between Brie and Rye comes immediately. Rye is alternately amused by Brie and aroused by her. Brie has never really had a serious relationship with a man and living with Rye is certainly giving her a wake up call on the mysteries of the male mind. When Brie ends up being pulled in on a police investigation, it is her first glimpse into Rye’s world and the danger he can face. The passion and tension are still rising between Rye and Brie as each day passes, but somehow, even with the craziness, they keep it out of the bedroom. But when Rye notices something odd in Brie’s neighborhood, she is once again drawn into a police investigation. Lucky once, Brie jumps in with both feet, but will she be as lucky again or will the danger threaten not only her life but the budding passion with Rye?
Old childhood acquaintances learn that passion can strike in unexpected places when Brie and Rye come back in contact after years apart in As Fate Would Have It. From the minute Brie learns that Rye is going to be moving in with her for a while and they saw each other, I could tell it was going to be one heck of a vacation for both of them. I loved how Brie kept Rye on his toes never knowing what she was going to do or say from one moment to the next. I found Rye’s experienced mischief was the perfect foil for Brie’s innocence sexiness and the humor that followed them had me not wanting to put down the book. The danger that Brie ended up in, I could tell about tore Rye apart and yet I had to admire Brie not letting him shoulder the blame. From the first page to the last, this funny and innocent romance kept me engaged and shaking my head wondering what would happen next. I also found the slight edge of suspense just enough to keep it from being too sweet. As Fate Would Have It is the best kind of romance for the summer, funny, sexy and with just the right amount of danger to keep it spicy. By the time I finished the last page, I knew that story was one that I just had to Joyfully Recommend as a must for your summer reading. I’m looking forward to seeing what else this new author has in store for us in the future.