Author: Shannon L. Maynard
Series: Book 2 in the Wicked Luck series
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Genres: NA, Contemporary, Mystery, Adventure, Romance
Tour Dates: September 7th-18th
Synopsis: How can Ava Starr's dream come true be Dax Miller's worst nightmare?
Ava's mother always told her to be careful what she wished for. From the moment Ava woke up on Lamarai Island, she wanted nothing more than to find Preston. But now that she has, her heart is caught in a fierce game of tug-of-war. In a place where danger lurks around every tree, she must quickly figure out who she can trust, and who is out to destroy her dream of a happy ever after.
Dax's plan to capture Ava's heart was all falling into place. That is, until Ava's past showed up on the island in the form of a tall, dark, and handsome pilot named Preston, leaving Dax to wonder if he's inherited Ava's wicked luck. Preston is determined to pick up his relationship with Ava where they left off before a plane crash separated them, but Dax will stop at nothing to fight for the girl of his dreams and discover the truth behind the mysterious pilot.
But Dax isn't the only one troubled by the surprise appearance of Preston and his flight crew. The new visitors to the island have caused Dax's stepsister, Roxy, to develop a bad case of sibling rivalry, as well as managed to attract the unwanted attention of a vicious tribe of cannibals. Now Dax must figure out a way to keep his new tribe of misfits safe, while Ava is left to make the most important decision of her life. Will they succeed, or will fate decide for them?
Wicked Fate is the heart-pounding sequel to Wicked Luck, a new adult adventure romance series.
"I love how unique this series is. It's a mystery like none other. Shannon keeps you on your toes and you wil never guess what's around the corner."
"I highly recommend this series, and now I'm desperately hoping for another book . . .There's a love triangle, plenty of action, tragedy, and plenty of revelations throughout the entire book."
"If you want to read a unique romance, Wicked Luck and Wicked Fate are the books for you."
~Leah Nova Moss
I don't know where to start with this books, because it was so fantastic. Shannon L. Maynard really knows how to draw a reader into the story by answering questions from the previous book, but she also knows how to keep us wanting more by leaving us with more questions at the end of this book. There was heartbreak, and plenty of drama, but we knew from the previous book that drama was basically a given.
Preston is not one of my favorite characters. It's very hard for me to switch my mentality about a character once my mind is made up. I tried to though, for him, because he is sweet and charming. But at the end of the day, he is not high on my list of favorite characters. Neither is Ava, if I'm being completely honest. She is learning how to stick up for herself, but at times I feel like she doesn't know her own mind and feelings. Even though she did figure that out by the end, by then it almost doesn't even matter because of the way things in the story played out.
The end of the book is certainly another cliffhanger, and I didn't expect anything less than that. I look forward to reading the third book in this series whenever it becomes available. I give Wicked Fate 4/5 Platypires.
Q & A:
This is a very interesting question. I guess if Ava were to find an ally platypire Dax’s job of protecting her might get a little harder. Hahaha If there were a platypire in the Wicked Luck series I would name her Penelope and she would be a pet of Aidon’s. Aidon is Dax’s best friend and also the son of Chief Anwai.
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Series: Wicked Luck Trilogy #1
Author: Shannon L. Maynard
Published: June 23rd, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre: NA Romance
Content Warning: Violence, Adult Themes
Recommended Age: 14+
Synopsis: How can Ava Starr’s worst nightmare be Dax Miller’s dream come true?
For the past three years, Dax has been stranded on Lamarai Island with his stepsister and two tribes of cannibals. But now a beautiful girl named Ava has washed up on shore. After secretly reading her journal, he believes she is a perfect match to the girl of his dreams. He’s determined not only to keep her alive, but also to win over her heart by convincing her to forget about her past and the secrets that continue to haunt her.
Ava Starr has always been the epitome of bad luck, but she never imagined she would wake up and find herself on a cannibal-infested island with no memory of how she got there. The last thing she remembers is boarding a plane with her pilot boyfriend, Preston. But now he and his crew are missing, and she must find him before a tribe of hungry cannibals finds him first. But Ava’s troubles have followed her to Lamarai, where once again she’s surrounded by danger and people who want her dead. She finds herself caught in a web of deceit and soon discovers the answers to her mysterious past can be found in the most unlikely of places, and that no one is actually who they seem to be.
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