Accepted Fate by Charisse Reid

"I'll be on my knees for the rest of my life thanking God for her." 

Title - Accepted Fate
Author - Charisse Reid
Publication Date - February 28th 2014

The blurb

What do you do when everything you had planned out for yourself gets changed in one summer? Do you embrace the new or fight to keep to keep things the same? 

For seventeen year old Kinzleigh everything was going just as she always planned. She had great friends, went a school she loved, and always knew she was destined for greatness. One step already completed towards acquiring the job she has forever dreamed of, a pro football cheerleader. Nothing and no one was going to stand in her way, especially not love. What she doesn't expect is for her parents to suddenly change everything and send her spiralling into a life she didn't want for herself, especially after meeting one blue eyed boy she can't stop dreaming about. Her life is changing at every turn. She is learning that sometimes life has different plans than our own. When she finally accepts the hand fate has dealt, everything is ripped from her once again. 

Can she accept the ugly fate that was chosen for her or will she fight to once again accept it. 

Becca's thoughts

I am so happy that I was introduced to the lovely author, Charisse Reid. Ever since being asked to beta-read her first fantastic novel Accepted Fate, Breyson and Kinzleigh have become a new favourite fictional couple of mine. I read Accepted Fate chapter by chapter and loved each and every part that Charisse sent to me. I feel privileged to have been allowed to do this and to have been trusted enough by such a fantastic author. Thank you Charisse, for allowing me to be part of your incredible journey. It has been an absolute pleasure. 

There were many, many things I loved about Accepted Fate. The first thing that I always find endless amounts of enjoyment in, is when a story is written in dual point of view. I love it even more when it is dual point of view and first person. There is something sneaky and satisfying about being able to read from both character's points of view. Accepted Fate is written from Kinzleigh's (main female character) and Breyson's (main male character) perspective. It's brilliantly slotted together, creating a smooth, easy-flowing read that is impossible to put down. The constant change in point of view ensures the turning of pages and it also allows you to get a glimpse of emotion from the female and male side which is always exciting I think!

Another thing I adored was Charisse's incredibly detailed descriptions of outfits in Kinzleigh and Breyson's story. Honestly ladies, Charisse should be a fashion designer. Every outfit that her characters wear is placed right there into your mind perfectly. It really is out of this world and makes imagining the story playing out in your mind a million times easier. Every character is described to you clearly and precisely and I couldn't help but marvel at how well put together each chapter is. 

The relationships between many of Charisse's characters are well-built, incredibly developed and completely believable. There are a lot of characters to take into consideration even though the story switches between just two viewpoints, but Charisse manages to portray other character's feelings and emotions through their actions and facial expressions. As the main plot-line develops, so does the relationship between Kinzleigh and Breyson, creating a story that completely and utterly blows your freaking mind. 

Charisse's main female character Kinzleigh is truly hard not to love. She's an all-American girl. Her dream is to become a pro football cheerleader and she fits the bill perfectly. She's blonde, she has a perfect body and let's face it, she's practically every guy's dream girl. What I love about Kinzleigh is her determination. She is a girl who holds her dreams high and isn't afraid of going after them, which I love. When things get thrown upside down, Kinzleigh really doesn't know what the hell to do. Charisse has chosen an absolutely perfect title for her first novel, and it is totally appropriate. Overall, Kinzleigh was adorable, completely lovable, and one hundred percent believable. 

Moving onto Breyson, who is Charisse's main male character, let's just say it's kinda' hard not to fall head over heels for this guy. Breyson is caring, loving, kind, yet he still has that bad-boy attitude that we all secretly love. What I adored about Breyson most was his feelings towards Kinzleigh. There is nothing I love more than seeing a guy lose his sense all because of one lady, and that is what happens to Breyson. He's cool, he's laid-back but he knows when he wants something, and he definitely doesn't like to share. His muscles and sexy mouth are absolute winners with me. I loved him. Absolutely loved him. 

I think Accepted Fate has everything that a superbly addictive novel should have. Drama, romance, naughtiness, attraction, chemistry, characters that you can't help but to love and smooth, perfectly paced plot line that well and truly keeps you hooked. I have given Accepted Fate 5 twinkling gold stars on Goodreads, and it is also receiving 10/10 from Becca's Books!

Again, thank you Charisse, for allowing me to take part in such an incredible journey of yours! It's been absolutely fantastic and I'd do it again and again and again. 

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