Hi guys! We have Lynn Lawler stopping by today with her new release Awakened by Fate, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~
Awakened by Fate
Jackie is a woman living life according to her own rules. She’s married, but it’s the unspoken, open kind. She can have as many female lovers as she likes; she just can’t talk about them.
After a bizarre encounter turns her world upside down, things slowly begin to change. She finds herself in desperation as she searches for answers. What she discovers is nothing is delivered in a neatly wrapped box.
Now that everything has been brought out into the open, she finds she can’t run away from her truth anymore. With her new life, comes new responsibilities and a different outcome than what she was expecting.
Jackie isn’t alone in the story. She meets several new people who help her along her journey.
Blurb: It’s an old, old story: a tale of the consequences of good and evil. Plus the limitless power of faith and love, and how they can forever change an empty life.
When Charlie Strickland, a reclusive artist living in the backwoods of Indiana, opens his door to find a handsome young stranger standing naked on his front porch, an astounding odyssey begins.
It doesn’t take Charlie long to fall head over heels in love with his oddly innocent visitor. The young man calls himself Joe. Just Joe. But when amazing things begin to happen, Charlie soon comes to realize who Joe really is.
What follows will turn Charlie’s world, and everyone else’s, upside down.
Review: I have read a few books by this author and must say that every time I do I am left speechless. There is just something about the way the words just flow off the pages. This one is no different but I could not really get into it like I should have. I was not a fan of Christian themes and their thoughts and beliefs. It is not my thing and the fact that I don’t believe just made it harder to get into it.
There is very little romance to this story which is common with this particular publisher. It is also a very dark themed story which actually does not work in its favor with me. I am usually left with a bitter taste in my mouth. I also never could understand why a grown man would call another grown man boy.
Charlie finds Joe naked on his doorstep. He fights his attraction for the sexy young man and knows it is wrong to touch. He goes out of his way to not let Joe know what he is feeling. Joe was not born like a normal human, but made into a man from the start. He has no idea of what life is about, just that his godly father dropped him off on Charlie’s doorstep.
Charlie is a bit of a recluse and an artist. He lives on an isolated lake just painting, with a past that has made him this way, he had no desires to get romantically involved. That is until Joe is dropped on his doorstep. Yet there is not the sexual heat one would find or even the entanglements one would expect. It is more about the ethical and religious beliefs than anything. Now this book is well written with a lot of depth to it and fully developed. I am afraid that this book was not expected.
This novel is one of those types that if you go into detail to much you will give away the plot so I will leave it at this. I am afraid that this was one book that was not for me. I love John’s work but this one just didn’t work for me. I could not connect with the characters nor the story itself. It is well written and will bring those to tears who are into this kind of story though.