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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Book Review: When Fate Decides

When Fate Decides
by Tricia McGill


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



For too long Tessa has seen herself as plain and dowdy, just an ordinary suburban housewife. With her confidence eroded after being married to a bully who humiliated her at every opportunity, why wouldn’t she presume she was unattractive, and someone no man would find the least bit worth bothering with?

But now Tessa is a widow, and relishing her new state of independence. Her world is turned upside down by Jack Delaney, a man she spent hours fantasizing over when he worked for her husband. A man who gave her a deliciously secret outlet from her miserable marriage. When Jack enters her life again, professing he finds her attractive, why would she believe him? Especially as he is now wealthy, successful, still extremely handsome, and to add to that, years younger than her.



As Tessa pulled the door open, the words of rebuke died on her lips. It most definitely wasn’t a salesman. The man who stood there, smiling, was one she’d never expected to see again in her lifetime.

“Mrs Browning. I don’t know if you remember me,” he said. Oh, how she remembered him, and that rich voice of his. “The name’s Jack Delaney. I did some work here a few years back for your husband.” When she continued to stare at him in shock, he added, “We built the games room and extra toilet and shower room.” He shrugged. “Another guy and me were here for a month or so? You’ve probably forgotten me.”

Forgotten him?

If there was one person Tessa would never be likely to forget, it was him. His voice sounded deeper, but still held that same undercurrent of sensuality that caused her toes to curl.

My Review:
Has there ever been a guy that totally mesmerized you, but he got away? That's what happened to Tessa Browning. She was fifteen years older than the boy in question and was married to an overbearing louse who destroyed her self esteem, but she still couldn't forget him. Her husband dies, and he reenters her life, and it seems that he's always felt the same way about her. Due to her age she can't imagine that he'd want her. The story revolves around Jack's pursuit of Tessa. If it had been me he wouldn't have had to work so hard because Jack is a great guy. If you like older women and younger guys together you'll like this one 4 out of 5 stars. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”

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Nikolina said...

Oh, I'm soooooo looking forward to reading this!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Elaine Cantrell said...

It was a good book, Nikolina.

Victoria Alexander said...

I've really enjoyed following the tour for When Fate Decides and I'm looking forward to reading it, the reviews have been wonderful. Thanks for sharing all of the excerpts along the way :)

Tricia McGill said...

Thanks so much for hosting my book, and many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed it and loved my hero as much as I do. Tricia

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Juliet Waldron said...

Looks like another great Tricia novel--she's consistently terrific!