Protecting Fate by Katee Robert
Series: Serve #6
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 172 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Fixer Sara Reaver is in serious trouble. She’s stepped on the wrong toes, and now her uncle is sending her out of the city in an effort to keep her safe—and he’s assigning her a glorified babysitter. The last person she expects to show up is the gorgeous Z, or for him to tempt her and then reject her in the space of a single night. Twice. Now she’s out to prove to him just how good they’d fit up together in every way imaginable.
Mercenary Z Loreto hates protection jobs, but he’s willing to make an exception for his best friend’s little sister. The only problem is she calls up things he’s been doing his damnedest to keep under wraps for the last seven years. But when she pushes him too far, it all comes rushing to the fore, and the fact she’s willing to submit to his every desire only makes the loss of control sweeter.
Sara and Z have a boatload of issues between them, but they’re sure they can make things work if they take it one day at a time… Right up until things spiral beyond their control. Now Z’s playing for keeps in a big way, and Sara’s got to decide if a chance at true happiness is worth the risk of repeating history.
Protecting Fate is a great addition to the Serve series. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book because I feel Katee totally outdid herself with Betting on Fate. It was all kinds of hot and it definitely “went there” with toys and scenes I’ve not read about before. (Clearly I don’t read much BDSM.) Protecting Fate had a different vibe but I enjoyed it every bit as much.
In this book, Garrett and Will’s sister, Sara, finds herself in need of a protection detail. Sara’s not a weak woman by any stretch, but she stepped on the toes of the wrong people and her uncle sends her away until things calmed down. Her protector is a friend of her brother’s, a completely yummy, totally alpha, former military man – Z.
Sara’s not looking for anything serious, but she is intent on seducing Z. He tries to resist her because she’s his friend’s little sister, but it’s futile. There’s a ton of chemistry between them and it isn’t that long before he gives in. And my god, when he does. Let’s just say Z is military through and through, and that domineering side comes out nicely in the bedroom. Rawr. I liked these two together. They played off each other nicely and it was obvious how into each other they were.
Protecting Fate was a good, quick read. I liked the characters, even though I didn’t really connect with them that strongly. They were easy to root for though. They were explosive together and I loved Z’s dirty mouth and demanding ways. I also loved how Sara owned her sexuality. There’s not enough of that in books.
I’m really sorry to see the Serve series end, but I can’t wait to see what Katee (and Tessa, of course) come up with next!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.