Review of Fate Book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff w/giveaway

Review of Fate Book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff w/giveaway


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Fate Book

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

New Adult Romance

Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Release Date: August 15, 2013

Heat Level: Steamy

Length: 60,000

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Dakota Dane is about to tell a lie she’ll wish she hadn’t.  Because her lie is dangerous, sexy, and just showed up on campus, angry as hell and looking for her…

Ugly duckling Dakota Dane has a new boyfriend. He’s male-model gorgeous, built to perfection, wealthy, and smart. He is also a lie. As in, 100% fabricated. Does it matter that Dakota has a perfectly good reason for making him up? Not really. Not when Dakota’s made-up boyfriend shows up on campus in the flesh.

So is she crazy? All signs point to maybe. But the walking, talking enigma with the deadly vibe isn’t about to give her any answers or let her out of his sight. And with college just around the corner, Dakota fears her dreams of a bright future have just collided with a dark rabbit hole…

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.


Lord. Whoever had been on the other end of that phone was coming to my room. I had to get out of there. Because as much as I loved believing in miracles, those didn’t exist, which meant this guy was some psychopathic stalker, some frigging lunatic who’d convinced everyone he was my boyfriend.

I slipped from the covers and immediately had to brace myself on the edge of the hospital bed. My head pulsed with painful, dizzying jabs. I slowly stood upright and willed myself steady. My ribs and hip were sore, but I’d survive. That was, if I got the heck out there.

I blew out a breath and wobbled to the clear plastic bag hanging on the wall with my belongings. I had to find my mother. I had to warn her. What if this guy showed up and tried something?

I slipped on my jeans, sweatshirt, and sneakers, not bothering with the other stuff. I grabbed my phone and purse and tiptoed to the door.

I poked my head out, hoping to spot my mother doing rounds, but instead I saw—

The breath whooshed from my lungs. Santiago?

Cue slow motion and avalanche of conflicting, irrational thoughts accompanied by an imminent panic attack.


My stomach and heart squeezed into a brick and then dropped through the center of my body.

Lord, help me.


Because the man I’d invented—correction—the gorgeous man I’d stolen a picture of, stood twenty feet away, speaking to my mother, wearing low-slung faded jeans and a fitted white, button-down shirt.

I stared in wonderment while my eyes infused with his image and branded itself on my brain. He was lust, rock star, tough guy, jock, Prince Charming, and misfit rolled into one dangerous, rugged, well-groomed package. He sent my female brain into a tailspin.

I’ve lost my mind. That gorgeous man is not standing there. That’s not possible!


I willed my heavy feet to move, but my eyes remained glued to him. He was tall—around six three or six four—and, just like in his photo, built like a lean, mean predatory animal with broad shoulders and powerful-looking…everything. Especially those arms. And those legs. And those…yep. Everything. To boot, he stood with the sort of confidence that gave me the distinct impression he really might be deadly. And ate his meat raw. Possibly still squealing.

Santiago, who towered over my mother, leaned down and hugged her. Then my mother said something, and they laughed like old friends.

What? He hugged my mother? What was happening? Did she know him? Was the universe punishing me for lying? If it was, it was totally working. I’d never, ever lie again.


Omg, omg…this book was the BOMB!!!  Yes, the bomb!  I was a bit confused in the beginning but once the action really started…OMG!  Again, OMG!  This book had it all for me…snark galore, an awkward teenager/young adult, hot guy, parent issues that are relatable and friends that you can count on.

What really made the story was the relationship between Santiago/Paolo and Dakota.  It was real, funny, sexy and down right sigh worthy.  Yes, the question of just who Santiago was and why he just kept popping up everywhere.  I felt like the scenes in college were better but that’s just me.  Dakota had grown up at this point and didn’t take crap from anyone.  Especially Santiago no matter how much she was falling in love with him.

Santiago was a great character to hate and then fall in love with in the end.  He came off as way too Alpha for me in the beginning but those Alpha qualities were much-needed in the end.  😉  You could feel and understand his resistance to Dakota.  He made me blush a couple of times, just like Dakota.  *gulp*

The action/adventure is great in the book.  Like I said, the beginning is somewhat confusing but once the real action starts…BAM!!!  It never stops and Ms. Pamfiloff writes some great action/suspense scenes.  The book flowed in those scenes and you are definitely taken on a wild ride.  The end climax and epilogue were perfect.  🙂

This is my first ever book by Ms. Pamfiloff and Harlie swears by her paranormal stuff, so I’m off to read them on Harlie’s Kindle.  🙂  Don’t miss out on a great NA book with plenty of snark, action/suspense and two people that fall in love despite the odds.



About the Author:

Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she’s not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life…or getting sucked into a juicy novel. Or hosting the Man Candy Show on! (Be very afraid!). She hopes that someday, leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh (or give you a mini-vacay) when you need it most.

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  1. Amy Pollard Woolard says:

    Oh yeah!! I would love to read this book!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  2. Thanks for sharing your review and the great excerpt. I am looking forward to reading this book. Congrats on the completion of the tour. evamillien at gmail dot com

  3. What a great book, to any who have not yet read it, get it and enjoy.

  4. Thank you for hosting the giveaway! Would love a chance to read this book!!! ❤

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