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Fated Souls

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Shamed investigative journalist turned tabloid scribe Maggie O’Connell convinces her editor to let her go to Minnesota to research alleged werewolf sightings. Her first night in the woods, she gets trapped in an ancient sleeping bag, unintentionally attracts the attention of a bear, and is saved by the most unlikely of heroes: the very wolf she had come to investigate!

ebook, 297 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Crimson Romance
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David Eccles
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

From beginning to end, Becky Flade's writing style just makes the reader want to just keep on reading!
I read Fated Souls in a single sitting, and was instantly drawn in by the storyline. I found myself instantly liking the main characters Maggie, Gealach (whose name you don't find out until halfway through the book!) and Aidan, Gealach's human alter.
Fated Souls is like chocolate for the soul, instant
The Book Tart
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I LOVE paranormal romance. Give me an alpha hero and a heroine who’s more than his match and I’m hooked. The fact that the hero, Aidan, turns furry doesn’t hurt. ;) Becky Flade’s Fated Souls had me from the first sentence, “For crying out loud, what the hell is that?”. I loved that Maggie was sitting on a pine cone. Been there, done that, but rarely read about that joy of camping. I wanted to hang out with Maggie (somewhere with
May 13, 2014 Marsha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult Romance Lovers
(3.5 Stars)
"Fated Souls" is the first book I've read from Becky Flade. Maggie O'Connell has left her post as an investigative journalist under the cloud of plagiarism. She was not guilty but that didn't stop her ex-lover and son of the publishing firm from attempting to blackmail her. So, she goes to work for the Inquisitor where she hunts down stories that are bizarre. She ends up in Minnesota investigating the sighting of a grey wolf rumored to be a werewolf.

Each night Maggie goes out into the
Juli Morgan
Journalist Maggie O'Connell begins the story by sitting on a pinecone and ends up having to sit on the biggest story of her career to protect the man (and the wolf) she loves. Fated Souls is such a fresh, exciting take on the age-old werewolf story, and one that'll keep you turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning. I loved Maggie! That tough façade couldn't quite hide her tender heart. And Aidan? Torn between his growing feelings for Maggie and the secret he has to keep make for a com ...more
This is a tough one to rate. I liked it well enough to certainly recommend it, but it had flaws and things that kind of annoyed me but may not bug others.

Maggie is a journalist reduced to writing for a rag magazine when her career is sabatoged by a former lover and coworker. She's heard rumors of a werewolf in the wilds of Minnesota and decides to write an article. But once she meets the wolf side of our hero when he saves her from a bear attack, she realizes over time she can't do it to him. Sh
Maggie O’Connell goes to Minnesota to write an article about the local werewolf. While there she meets a recluse, Aidan Gael, and instantly suspects that he is the werewolf. Aidan has spent many years accepting his wolf side but he doesn’t trust anyone with his secret. Maggie is determined not to leave town until she has the full story of the werewolf. However, once she meets the wolf and gets to know Aidan, leaving is the last thing on her mind.

When I first started reading this, I assumed it w
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to wake up and find out you turn into a wolf and not knowing why? Well that is what happened to Aidan Gael some years ago. Now a loner by choice he meets the one woman that he will either love or hate, which one he hasn’t decided yet. Enter Maggie O’Connell a journalist sent to the forest in northern Minnesota where she choose to go research a story about a wolf, that was unusual for those parts of the country. The last thing she expected was to find ...more
Brandy Dorsch
I fell in love with Aidan! Who doesn’t have a soft spot for a broken man that has the devil in his eyes?
Maggie is a journalist who was screwed over by her ex-boyfriend. Happens to the best of us, right? She takes a job, the only one she hasn’t been blackballed from, with a tabloid. She is working on a piece about werewolves and is staying in the woods of Minnesota. You can imagine that this hard-nosed reporter doesn’t really believe in the supernatural. Imagine her shock when she is startled by
Samantha Anne
Fated Souls is the story of a scorned writer, a cursed man, and the fated path that not only pulls them together, but leads them to everything that neither realized they wanted. Overall, Becky Flade paints a vivid picture and tells a great story - there are quirks and characters that keep you helplessly transfixed and, next thing you know, it's dark outside and an entire day is just gone. The author also did a great job with dialogue and pushing the story forward with some great curveballs! Just ...more
I devoured this book, could not get enough of Aidan or Maggie. I adored Aidan from the beginning, lol the fact that since he does not date the local women from his small town (they all think he is gay) just cracked me up. Gay is not what he is, a big, sexy grey werewolf is what Aidan is and to keep from letting people know his secret he keeps to himself. LOL, well he tried to keep to himself until Maggie, a report with a rag magazine that rolls into town looking for a story on the huge wolf that ...more
Stephanie Freeman
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By Stephanie Freeman

From start to finish this was an excellent read. I am a fan of paranormals and this book hit the mark. There was a perfect pitch that simply resonated throughout the entire novel. Becky Flade effortlessly wove a mystical tale of primal beauty around two people who suffered greatly, yet in their pain found a common ground that healed old wounds and fused them in a way that was thicker than blood.

Flade did masterful job of drawing her characters. Maggie i
Jennifer DeCuir
Every character in Fated Souls is well developed, from the kick-ass heroine to each of the colorful locals living in Trappers Cove, to the smarmy Noah. The paranormal werewolf aspect was tackled in a refreshing way, with the man and the beast each equally represented. I enjoyed watching the relationship between Maggie and Aidan grow, despite his stubbornness and the issues surrounding Gealach. A character-driven plot with fun twists that carry it through to a very exciting end. If you enjoy your ...more
One of the best reads I have had in awhile. I recommend it to all who like a clean romance. I hope all enjoy as I did. I gave it a five star because it has all one could ask for and was done in a loving clean way. I would recommend this book to anyone. It does have good story and great surprises. But one still doesn't know how daughter will be in times to come. Hope that means another book. Well written and hard to put down.

Amazon good reading.
This could be read by my grandchildren. Can't wait t
Andrea Cooper
This is a sweet but spicy paranormal romance. I admired Maggie’s gumption. She is paired nicely with Aidan as her outgoing nature complements his reserved. When the two come together in the book, it’s tantalizing and makes the reader desire more.

Miss Flade does an excellent job of painting the characters and the world around them. The backstory on Aidan’s curse is intriguing. And one can’t help but cheer Maggie on every time she appears on the page.
The only downside I could find is that Maggie
Take one cursed man, bring in a highly determined journalist, throw in a slew of gossips and danger, and mix. End product, a new take on a paranormal. Becky Flade has brought to the genre an unique story.

Both Aiden and Maggie are two independent people who carry a load of baggage with them, Aiden more-so than Maggie due to his curse. Each of them have to overcome what they believe to be true and trust each other. But as they take steps closer a new problem tries to drive a wedge between them.

The book is decent. Not a waste of time but your life won't end if you don't read it. If you are looking for a story with lots of steaminess this is not it. My main gripe with this book was the introduction of an outside conflict that just seemed like it was thrown in just for the purpose of having an outside conflict. I think the premise is fine but I do not like how there was no explanation as to how the hero's problem was solved.
Katie Kenyhercz
Fated Souls takes a different spin on the werewolf curse, breathing new life into the genre. I loved Maggie the most. She stood up for herself time and again, didn't take crap from anyone, and she even kicked ass when she needed to. She never questioned her own worth or what she deserved, and that is so refreshing in a heroine. The descriptions of meadow and forest were rich and beautiful and made me want to visit! I'll definitely be reading this author again.
Lori Lesko
If you're going to tell a love story about a man who is a were-wolf by night and a regular person by day, you have to tread carefully and create circumstances which are honest and to the point. Then, there are the times in which things are done with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The author does a great balancing act between the two.

Maggie, who has the reporter instincts reads people around her in daily life, better than if they came up to her with their own biographies. It's a perfect match or
Brenna Chase
I don’t usually read paranormal romances, but this book’s premise was appealing enough to get me to take a look, and I enjoyed what I saw. In Fated Souls, Aiden Gael and Maggie O’Connell have emotional baggage to spare, but their love is destined to heal them both—if only Aiden can get past his fears brought on by his curse. Maggie, meanwhile, is in the sights of someone from her past. The paranormal elements were interesting and believable. Aiden is definitely a hero the reader can fall in love ...more
Fun read, and I enjoyed Aiden and Maggie. The northern Minnesota setting was great. The ending felt a bit rushed, though, and tied up a bit too pat.
Lost intheFlood
This was a good book, not excellent, but as a daily deal was worth reading. I am with Kristiej who said it is tough to rate - it sat in my read "pile" for a couple weeks because I wasn't sure what to say about it. This isn't a typical shifter romance - there is no pack, and there is no "you are my mate - so deal with it" sort of thing. In fact Aiden tries to get rid of her because he thinks she deserves better than him. There are a few things that seemed disjointed, and that is why it didn't get ...more
This story had it all: curses, secrets, suspense, magic, and two characters to fall in love with. Tough, tender, brave Maggie who is trying to figure out her life and sexy, protective Aiden who has to come to terms with his painful past. Great twist on paranormal. An added bonus? The story was set in a small town and the townspeople were are quirky, nosy and hilarious.

Blushing Mischief
The first thing that struck me about this book was how beautifully it was written. The characters were unique and engaging, the world building believable and nicely detailed. This is not your average female/werewolf encounter. With this one you get to share the pulse. I would most definitely read Becky Flade again, she does not disappoint.
I enjoyed this book. It was fun to read and well written. Not your usual shifter book and it had a dash of Beauty and the Beast thrown in. I would recommend this book to anyone. Even if you don't like shifters or the supernatural stuff I think you could enjoy this book. It is a great story.
InD'Tale Magazine
Aidan is very guarded and small glimpses of his personality make the reader curious to know more of him as a man and as a wolf.

Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Literary  Chanteuse
Dec 24, 2013 Literary Chanteuse marked it as romance-paranormal  ·  review of another edition
For a complete star rating and review please visit InD'tale magazine on line, Dec/Jan 2013 issue.
E.D.C. Johnson
I had mixed feelings about this book. See my full vlog review at
Light and fluffy story until the last bit of the story. Enjoyable but somewhat predictable. Entertaining read overall though.
A different approach to werewolves and romance. Fit into my preference in literature.
Bobbi Romans
A true feel good romance.
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