Book Review: Stealing Fate by Berinn Rae

Stealing Fate by Berinn RaeTitle: Stealing Fate
Berinn Rae 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: gift from author
Published: July 24, 2012

Destiny. Some will do anything to change it. Even hunt down the spinners of fate.

She stole his fate…

Lachesis is a Fate, an ancient goddess in whose hands our destinies are unraveled. When she’s not weaving fortune, she does what she wants when she wants. That all changes when she runs into the man she craves but prayed to never see again. And she'll soon discover the god of terror can really hold a grudge.

Now it’s his turn…

The most frightening of gods, Phobos is a predator who takes pleasure in terrorizing the world. After millennia of relentless searching, he finds the Fate who caused him to be cast down from Olympus. Now he plans to use every bit of his talents on the goddess to regain his lost heritage without losing his heart in the process.

Reviewed By: J9

In a Nutshell: This is a sexy, tender and action packed short story. Great read!

The Set Up: Lachesis is a Fate, one of the ancient goddess who ensure destinies of gods and humans alike stay true. Lacey had to betray her lover, Phobos, god of terror, in order to save the earth from total collapse. Phobos has searched for centuries for Lacey to bring vengeance on her. But when these two finally meet again, Phobos has more on his mind that punishing Lacey.

Why I Read this Book: I reviewed this author’s book, Hellhound (my review), on TBV and really enjoyed it so thought I’d give her short story a try.

What I Liked: This is a great romance with fun characters. I’ve always loved the Greek myths and this uses those characters beautifully. Given that this is a short story, I wondered how the author would develop a romance but she did this very successfully by showing how Lacey and Phobos first met and became attracted to each other. In fact, the romance wouldn’t have worked for me if this backstory hadn’t been included—kudos to the author!

What I Also Liked: The resolution both with the romance and Phobos’ quest to get his powers backed worked very well. It was believable without being simplistic. This is an all-around good short story.

What I Didn’t Like: I wouldn’t say I didn’t like it, but I do think the author is likely a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters series. Hera is referred to flippantly as the “Hussy Goddess” instead of the “Heifer Goddess” as in Kenyon’s books. Given the popularity of the Dark Hunters, it’s impossible for me not to draw some comparisons. But it didn’t bother me, just something of note.

IMO: This is a very good short story with fun leads and a good romance. Fans of retold Greek myths (me, me!) will enjoy this as much as I did.

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. This sounds like it's really good. I picked up her last book after your rec and liked it so this is a definite pick up as well.

  2. I'm so glad you liked her other one! This one is shorter but still really well developed.


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