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The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  1,251 Ratings  ·  249 Reviews
Meet Hedi Peacock. She's half Fae. Half Were. And all trouble…

I Have Two Words For Werewolves:

My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiv
Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
3.5 stars
With hundreds (yes, hundreds) of urban fantasy books behind me, I really thought I’d seen it all, but a sentient amulet for a sidekick is news even to me. Merry the fae amulet is an endless source of entertainment. She doesn’t speak, obviously, but she has ways to express her opinions rather loudly regardless. Most of those ways end up being very painful for poor Hedi. But Merry also has the ability to heal and she uses it to help Hedi whenever it’s needed, and in turn, Hedi feeds her a
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy/New Adult UF fans
3.5 stars...Love the heroine! Go, Hedi!

Hedi Peacock, equal parts Were and Fae, works as a barista. She supports the only family member – her sickly and unstable Fae aunt - remaining in this world. Life had once been wonderful, with a loving mother mated to an honorable werewolf, a twin brother who was also a best friend, a charming home by a pond, and a dreamy boy to stalk. It was all lost one horrible night ending with a werewolf killing her father; the Fae executing her mother; and the kidnapp
September 2013 re-read: New rating 4.5 stars. I loved this book even more the 2nd time around. Looooooove Trowbridge. He tops the list of my favorite alpha werewolf heroes <3. Can't wait for book 3 next year!!!

December 2012 review:
**This was a joint review/buddy read with Lynsey. To see the full review, visit The Demon Librarian blog**

I love books about the Fae, and I can bask in the light of a well-written werewolf story for days. So when I read the synopsis for The Tr
Suzanne McLeod
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I was lucky enough to get an early read of this fab book! Hedi, the heroine is a likeable, light-fingered heroine with smarts; Bridge is a tough, sexy hero with troubles; and there's a glimpse into a fascinating fae world that will have you howling for the next book. I loved it and can't wait for the next one!
Darynda Jones
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a delicious read!!!
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Joint read/review with Janice.

What a fun read!

This was great, fun, sexy Urban Fantasy. Hedi's voice was immediately engaging as a protagonist, and you got the sense that she was talking directly to you, which I thought was great. It had some standard UF fare with the werewolves and Fae taking centre stage, but it definitely managed to put its own spin on even those regular staples of the genre.

And also some great new ideas as well. There were plenty of interesting plot developments and actio
4.5 stars
It all started with a day dream, a blue eyed hunk and boob grabbing stone.
Heidi, was just trying to make it through the day and not get fired when the dreams came. If that wasn't bad enough, he walked in the door to her coffee shop. All her control slipped, her memories warred between hate and love. This was only the beginning of her storm to come. She will be dragged into a fight they never wanted any part of. She is betrayed, heartbroken, beaten, and yet there is so much hope and *din
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Trouble with Fate: A Mystwalker Novel While I was reading this all I kept thinking was this is not your usual UF novel. It's gritty and messy and full of feelings and the consequences of realizing your destiny. It shows the 'ugly' side of Faerie more than the pretty, the bloody brutality of a Were pack's hierarchy and the painful cost of magic. And it also gives us an unconventional romance which developed in such a fulfilling way, because even though Hedi fancied herself in love with Trowbr ...more
Kerry Schafer
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the main character, Hedi, the minute she appeared on the page. Not that she goes out of the way to make herself lovable, mind you. Here's the thing about Hedi: she's half Fae and half Were. Now, werewolf books in general are not my usual fare, but I've read enough to know that the Fae and the Weres don't exactly love each other. Hedi would be a woman at war with herself under the best of circumstances.
And hers are not the best of circumstances. When she was young, her family
I picked up The Trouble With Fate for two reasons it works for a challenge I’m doing on Goodreads & what can I say other then I love the idea of a werewolf/fae. Hedi is not human she’s half werewolf and fae she had the perfect fairy tale childhood until the night her father is murdered, her mother executed and her twin brother taken to the fae realm. Her only choice after being left in the fire by the werewolves is into hiding with her aunt Lou. After ten long years she’s working as a coffee ...more
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I was born in Montreal, Quebec but now live in Southern Ontario with my husband. I’ve raised two kids, mothered three dogs, and herded a few cats. Other than that, my life was fairly routine until I hit the age of 50. Some women get tattoos. I decided to write a book. A little tardy, but then again, Mum always said I was a late bloomer.

So how old are you now?
I’m not telling you.

Have you always wr
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