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Fate's Design

(Fate #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A summer vacation in Italy with her twin sister, Morgan, is just what Megan Romano needs. But instead of fun, wine, and relaxation, she finds unexpected romance.

Alexandros DiPiero, a sexy and mysterious Italian businessman, falls for Megan the minute he lays eyes on her, but Megan knows it's too good to be true. Increasingly haunting dreams that warn of danger and destiny
Paperback, 346 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by LJ Pubishing, Inc.
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Gina's Library
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
I read this book for Promotional Book Tours.

I found this book a tad bit boring at first. Megan and Morgan are identical twins. Megan always seems to live in her sister's shadow. Morgan was the outgoing life of the party type. Megan was the depressed debbie downer type.

Their trip to Italy changed it all. This book has twists and turns that keep you interested. I personally really got into the story after they made their way to Italy and Megan met Alexandros.

This book is book 1 in a series. I thi
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2012
In Fate's Design Megan finds a little more than she bargained for, as she sets on an incredible summer trip to Italy, to visit her twin sister Morgan. In this sweet, charming romantic novel perfect for the top of the pile summer reading list, Lola James whisks her away on a once in a lifetime summer trip to beautiful Italy that quickly turns into a heated romance she never expected. Alexandros DiPiero is dark, handsome, and mysteriously alluring. Sparks seem to pop and fly, as soon as he set ...more
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Contains some scenes that may be inappropriate for younger readers.*
Author provided a copy for an honest review.

Fate's Design is a cute story that follows Megan as she embarks on a trip to Italy with her twin sister Morgan. What should have been a fun vacation with her sister turns into an unexpected chance at finding love and an adventure with destiny. What followed was a fun story filled with paranormal, sprinkled with romance, and a fate that seems predetermined. Or i
Phaedra Seabolt
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down for the two days. The description does not indicate to you that there are supernatural beings in the story, but rather that there are supernatural events. I was pleased to discover that you actually encounter the supernatural in it, since I love supernatural. Megan is not an ordinary girl, but she is the ordinary twin. Her sister is the one everyone pays attention to. Flamboyant, girly, and outgoing, that's Morgan. Megan kind of lives in her shadow and is the tag a ...more
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
Megan Romano and her twin Sister Morgan are 20 years old and on there way to Italy after Morgan wins a contest to attend design school. Megan has always had strange dreams, but never really understood what they meant. It gets even stranger when she begin to see people and places that she has had dreams about. While walking down the street one day she bumps in to Alexandros DiPiero, and she thinks he is the most beautiful man she has ever seen, yet there is something familiar about him. Alex is s ...more
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May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
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Wow, I so did not expect a supernatural element to this story. Like the title suggests, this novel is about what Fate has in store for Megan. Ok, when I say supernatural elements to this story, I do not mean that Fate is personified. (Just to clear things up a little). Messing with Fate, is a major part to this story that quickly pulls you in, as Lola brings in the world where Fate is predestined, think th
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it
When Megan's sister, Morgan, wins a fashion internship abroad for the summer, she never expected to tag along. Yet she can't deny that the summer vacation is just what she needs to unwind and makes sense of the dreams plaguing her every night. Italy turns out to be everything she's ever dreamed of and she's excited about exploring every inch of it while she's there.

Running into a mysterious stranger one day, she hits it off with Alexandros Di Piero from the get go. While she'd never imagined fin
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-must-reads
Fate's Design is a cute summer read. Who would not want to go to Italy for a vacation. Sights and all the sun and food you can get your hands on sounds like the perfect vacation to me. Then add a sprinkle or two of romance and you have one hot read! Lola James did an excellent job describing Italy and all the romance it has to offer. Then she through in for good measure a little romance that started off slow and stayed that way. There was no insta love where the girl goes on vacation and she mee ...more
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fate's Design was the last book that I read in 2012, and I am happy to say that I ended the year with a book that I really enjoyed. Fate's Design takes place mostly in Italy. I have always wanted to visit Italy. Throw in a very attractive guy that is so gentlemanly and some cool paranormal elements. What's not to love??

Megan is the main character along with her twin sister, Morgan. At first I kept getting the two of them confused because their names were so similar but the book is Megan's story
Dec 10, 2012 added it
Shelves: reviewed
An author who is climbing my list of favorites, Lola James has crafted yet another series that demands I read the next installment. Here we have twins, Morgan and Megan who head off to Italy after Morgan wins a design contest sponsored by an international fashion design house.

Once in Italy, the action in this story moves quickly, from a love interest for both, to a series of odd events that have little to no logical explanation. As the story unfolds, the Fate of the two is revealed, with severa
Carmen Shaw
Jul 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Overall Thoughts:
This was a simply enjoyable read, nothing too heavy or complicated. It was such an easy read!

Fate's Design is about a young lady named Megan Romano who always seems to pale in comparison to her twin sister, Morgan. She was always labeled as "weird" because of her vision-like dreams. They have been known to predict the future or even recall things of the past. One day, Morgan wins a fashion contest that sends her and her sister packing for a much-needed vacation in Italy. There,
Donna (BLHmistress)
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have had one of Lola's books on my Kindle for awhile and hadn't gotten to it yet so when I saw this book on tour I had to sign up. I am so glad I did. This book was fantastic. I immediately connected with Megan, Morgan and instantly fell for Alex.

I am not sure what else I could say except that this book held my attention from the beginning and all the way through I kept trying to figure out what her dreams meant. I loved the fact the majority of this book is set in Italy. I lived there when I
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Morgan and Megan are twins that look alike, but that is where the similarities end. Morgan is bubbly and vivacious where Megan is dark and gloomy. Megan is troubled with bad dreams and has been for as long as she can remember. Morgan wins a fashion design contest and wins a trip abroad to study at a fashion house during the summer. She uses the prize money to bring Megan along with her, to encourage Megan to loosen up and so they can visit their family in Italy.

While in Italy, Megan meets a ho
Lisa Markson
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fate's Design by Lola James

My thoughts on Fate's Design by Lola James is that is was truly a great book about guardians and dhampires.  For anyone not knowing what a dhampire is hey are alf human and half vampire.  What can get better than this in a book.  Hot fictional supernatural men gets me hooked every-time.  I am definitely Team Alex in this book.  This is heart-felt story between Megan and Alex.  Fate is a powerful pull without adding the supernatural aspect into it.  The book revolves ar
Jessica Gibson
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I lucked out an got an ARC copy of this to read from the lovely Lola James. I was hooked right away, the story was so compelling. Megan and Morgan are total polar opposites, but that really works for their relationship. They embark on the summer trip of a lifetime to Italy so Morgan can go to fashion school. They get to meet some long lost relatives, and of course some hunky new guys.

Enter Alex,*sighs* Alex is everything you want in a man. Rich, good looking, caring, I mean really, what more cou
Lisa Rayns
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing

What a wonderful, exciting journey. This is the second book I have read of Lola’s and I love them both. Twins travel to the beautiful county of Italy and find more than they expected. Is it Fate’s Design or a set up? The travel, excitement, and strange occurrences kept me turning the pages until the very end. This book has a beautiful blend of mystery, action, drama, tragedy, and romance that involved me right away. I also loved the male characters, smokin' hot vampires, but my favor
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is a mostly sweet “vampire” romance with a bit of a love triangle twist. The story certainly keeps me guessing and ends with an episodic cliff-hanger. The only thing I find confusing is the two main girl characters’ names are Megan and Morgan. Yes, they were twins, but it is hard to distinguish which is which for a bit in the beginning. Aside from that minor detail, this book is a nice, light read compared to most vampire stories out there.

*I received a free copy of this book from the
Brenda Demko
Dec 29, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was a relatively quick read but I enjoyed it wholeheartedly.

Lola James had me enthralled in the story from the beginning to end. I really can't wait to read the next book in this series.

This book had vampires, dhampirs, witches, guardians, and even two cute little cherubs popped in a couple of times!

The plot had romance, action, mystery, secrets, hot hunky men, and more twists and turns then you can keep track of.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
May 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a goodreads giveaway that I won. And it was a enjoyable read. It took me a little while to get into it.
But it was an easy read. Maybe a little too easy.

Fate's Design is about a women named Megan Romano who meets a beautiful stranger, who goes by the name of Alexandros DiPiero. He is tall, dark, and handsome. Of course he is!
This book was entertaining, but a little corny. There were times when the conversation didn't really flow well.

Overall though, I did like it.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Lola James and I have to say that I was spellbound through the entire story. Megan's personality spoke to me and made me project myself into the story. This story had everything I could, mystery, hunky men, evil vampires, hot vampires, and hot, hot loving. The ending will have you tied up in knots. I can't wait for the next book. ...more
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I was drawn into this story right off the bat. So many twists I was always in suspense. Who can you trust, what will happen next? Only a few questions that I had. I immediately felt my knees go weak for Alex. *sigh* WONDERFUL book, must read. I can't wait for the second part!!!! ...more
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book. From the moment I started reading it I found it impossible for me to put it down. I loved getting to know the characters and seeing how the story unfolds. I can't wait for the next book to come out so I can see how the story continues. Lola is a talented author and has created a life long fan. You have to read this book, I know you will enjoy it, as much as I did. ...more
Gina Arico Connelly
May 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm just not sure how I feel I about this book. I wanted to like it more I really did but it jumped around and got confusing at times. The characters where ok enough and the plot is cool but I honestly feel there was too much going on and it took away from the story. ...more
Jessica Prow
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
M.R. Polish
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite Lola James books.
Jul 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Good book, but not an,"I couldn't put it down kind of book" ...more
Suzi Rea
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreakingly sweet and in my favourite genre.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Sigh. It started as an ok book but too much of things going on. It didn't strike my fancy. I really tried to finish this book but couldn't. ...more
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A fool for a love story, a sucker for a cupcake, and let’s not talk about what she’d do for a Klondike bar. Lola enjoys long walks on the beach and movies that involve chainsaws.

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