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Fatalism (Life. Destiny. Fate. #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  1,402 Ratings  ·  167 Reviews
Alexa & Vincent's Story

Alexa Schaefer has been through more pain and hurt in her life than your average twenty-eight year old. She protects her heart by controlling everything around her and living her life according to a strict set of rules. For years, she has lived behind a wall, not allowing anyone into her heart. That is, until she meets Vincent, a man she can't ge
ebook, 362 pages
Published July 27th 2013 by LK Collins
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Chris- Bookaddict
May 02, 2013 Chris- Bookaddict rated it it was amazing
5 Holy Hotness Stars !!!!!!

LK Collins did an amazing job with this Debut novel of total HOTNESS !!! She pulls you in from the first page and fills your mind with all the hotness, to the point you might need to change your panties when your done reading. The storyline and characters where amazing, she totally made me feel like I was right there in the middle of it all and I LOVED every minute of it.

Alexa was Awesome. I loved her character , she has been through a lot of pain and hurt in her 28 y
Aug 01, 2013 Teen rated it did not like it
I probably shouldn't even write a review since I am not one to bash a debut novel. I really admire a new author for being courageous by putting their hard work and imagination out there for all the world to critique. Taking a chance and risking it all is a scary notion so I have the utmost respect for those who dare to dream and go for it.

With that said, this book was difficult to complete though I stuck it out to be fair. There were so many spelling and grammar issues, I highlighted something (
R.L. Griffin
Apr 27, 2013 R.L. Griffin rated it really liked it
This book is awesome, steamy, sexy... you get the point. (I only give 5 stars if my life was changed by a book and in 457 books it's like 5 books so this is my highest rating really). It was so good I read it in one day, ignoring my kid and husband. I don't want to give anything away because it's not out, but you have to put this on your TBR list now. I'm so excited about this book it was HOT!!!!! Sexy, sexy, sexy from the first couple of pages you get a glimpse into the chemistry between Alexa ...more
Kim Person
Jun 30, 2013 Kim Person rated it really liked it
When I started Fatalism I was totally ....

to find it is set in Denver ~ Yes I live in Colorado and I was familiar with the setting ~ Alexa doesn't get close to anyone ~ she doesn't trust ~ she grew up in a situation that left her with essentially doubts about her herself. But isn't it easier to do the whole I don't date then open your heart? Well, I had to ...

I'm used to books where the "guy" has never been in a relationship or dated and I have to say Fatalism was a first for me where the girl h
Nicole Tetrev
Jul 20, 2013 Nicole Tetrev rated it really liked it
When Alexa meets Vincent she has a reaction like she has never experienced. See here is the thing Alexa does NOT ever do relationships. When she literally falls into Vincents arms at a club and almost immediately has her lips on his then suddenly has to leave, she spends days just thinking about him and the way he has made her feel so alive. When they finally meet again Alexa is 100% ready to deny anything every happened between them and is very adamant that nothing ever will, but Vincent is lik ...more
Aug 01, 2013 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Alexa works hard and likes to come home and enjoy her glass of wine after a long week at work. However, Alexa is talked into going to the bar only to run into a hot guy who within minutes she can’t help her attraction to him and starts to kissing him. She leaves him behind without knowing anything about him but his name, Vincent. A week goes by and she cannot stop thinking about him.

Alexa loves her job as a paralegal. She has a rule that she does not date attorneys especially from the law offi
J. Kahele
Jan 27, 2016 J. Kahele rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This was okay

This was a book, that I had been reading for awhile, which is not my norm. I'm the type of reader who once engaged in the story will read the book until it is finished. I don't know what it was about this book but it just didn't engage me completely. I enjoyed the steamy love affair between Alexa and Vincent, that was written very good but the story itself seemed a little offset. Something was missing and I just can't figure out what it was. It's probably just me. This wasn't a badl
Jun 23, 2013 Bethany rated it it was amazing

“If you decide to give us a chance, I promise you won’t regret it. If you only knew the things I want to do to you, I don’t think there is a way you could say no.”

“Do you have any idea how amazing you are? I want to savor our first time together. I have been thinking about being inside of you all day. I want to see your perfect body and learn your every curve.”

Two words can describe this book. “Holy HOTNESS” I swear to god, this was one o
Becca Booksreview
Jul 29, 2013 Becca Booksreview rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-reviewed
Alexa is 28 years old, she is career driven, she has rules and she doesn't usually cross them. there is a reason for 1 night stands, no PDA's, no dating anyone from work, NO lawyers (she is a senior paralegal). taking her little sister out for her birthday to a few clubs and dinner should mean anything. But with a chance meeting with a man that makes her want to break everyone of her rules and then some she is starting to wonder if Fate really does happen. she has an instant connect with the man ...more


DNF @ 88%... just didn't care to find out how everything played out. Lost interest pretty quickly.
Tricia  Santos
Aug 02, 2013 Tricia Santos rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

UPDATE: L.K. Collins rewrote Fatalism and added new scenes. Just finished reading the new version and it's hotter than before. I freaking love it. Review below is for first edition of the book.

What can I say? Fatalism was fantastic and I gave it 4 leaves. At first it was a little slow. It gave us a hint of how awesome the book could be if Vince and Alexa were together when they first meet at the club and randomly end up making out. But then
Aug 05, 2013 Maria rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Fatalism is about Alexa Schaefer career-driven and determined woman. She very closed-off and lives behind a wall, until she meets Vincent Mileski. Here's a short list summarizing my thoughts:
Scorching hot: LK Collins sure knows how to write a hot love scene. The book is filled with them and if this is your thing, you will not be disappointed with this book.

Great potential: I really liked Cara, Alexa's best friend. She seems like so much fun. I loved the interactions between her and Abel
Jun 27, 2013 Nic rated it really liked it
What a HOT sexy read!!! Love the characters, love the story and you will too!!!!! From the moment I saw the cover for Fatalism I was hooked, such a HOT cover! I'm so glad that I judged this book by its cover because Fatalism was one hell of sexy erotic read! I wasn't hooked right away but I was before the first chapter ended! I honestly couldn't put this book down. At one point my hubs looked over to me and asked "Good book?" to which I replied, "Oh yeah it's a hot book, why?" He just smiled at ...more
Apr 13, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: most-anticipated
I was so honored to get an ARC copy of Fatalism!!More than a 5 star book!!The story of Vincent and Alexa is just WOW!! Full of steamimg hot love scenes that will keep you wanting more and more with some twists as well!!
My favorite quote~~~~

"Alexa,do you have any idea how amazing you are? I want to savor our first time together. I have been thinking about being inside of you all day. I want to see your perfect body and learn your every curve"

I don't want to give away to much since
Tevydara Song
Jul 28, 2013 Tevydara Song rated it it was amazing
Do you believe in fate?

Am going to be honest, I actually stared at the cover n read the back cover a dozen times but always skipped purchasing. Last night I just said "what the hell!!" ... Lets just say I have no regrets. I enjoyed reading about Alexa n Vincent's story. How they are meant to be even if they are total strangers. Have some hot n steamy parts too, cant forget those!! Kept me up all night cause I needed to know what happened next. It does have a HEA ending............... Everyone w
Jul 06, 2013 Rustys rated it really liked it
The story of Alexa and Vincent; Alexa Schaefer had two rules she lived by, she doesn’t date, she does occasionally hook ups and she definitely didn’t sleep with the attorneys at work.

Alexa went through a lot during her life, with a mother who suffered from mental illness and a father who abandoned the family. She raised her younger sister and managed to make a life for herself despite the abuse her mother inflicted.

When out on the town celebrating her sister’s birthday she falls into the arms o
~*~ 4.5 Stars ~*~

Fatalism by LK Collins has been on my Kindle forever, and I’m so happy I finally got a chance to start this. Fatalism is a beautiful, passionate love story full of so much intensity. Right off the bat, you get sucked in with Vincent’s behavior towards Alexa and vise versa. At first I thought, wow, could this be too much, too fast. But after learning more and more about Alexa’s past and of Vincent’s past, it all seemed to click and work for me, in a big way. I stopped worrying ab
Angie McLain-Fan Girl Book Blog
Aug 05, 2013 Angie McLain-Fan Girl Book Blog rated it it was amazing
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This review will be a discombobulated mess cause, that's where my head is at right now after finishing this book in less then 5 hours! I only stopped for refills from the coffee pot and potty breaks! It was that DAMN GREAT! Alexa only does one night stands, 28 years old and has never had a relationship. Vincent (Kane) is force to be reckoned with in the court room, and has had his share of heartbreak when it come to relationships. Having discovered his fiancée in their bed with another man, he i ...more
Miranda Whore
Jul 16, 2013 Miranda Whore rated it it was amazing
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Review of Fatalism by LK Collins
Book provided by author for honest review.

Fatalism is LK Collins debut novel and the first in her Life. Destiny. Fate. series. With any first time author there is always room for improvement, but this is a strong start for LK and I am proud to play a small part in spreading the word for this book. Oh, and just a FYI, this book is in the Erotica category for a reason… so don’t act like someone pissed in your Cherrios because there is a lot of fornicating. If you do
Jennifer Wolfel
Aug 01, 2013 Jennifer Wolfel rated it really liked it
I was really excited to read this new release from LK Collins. I wasn't sure what to expect from this first time author and I was pleased with the outcome. For her first novel it was a good read.

I really enjoyed Vincent's character. He was sweet yet he was possessive and determined to win over Alexa at any cost... When they first meet it was instant attraction and Alexa stepped slightly out of her normal character, but that brief moment ended all too soon... Alexa is a strong and independent w
Jul 16, 2013 Pamela rated it liked it
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Sorry, but that shit is just ridiculous. I could not stop rolling my eyes.

Why are all romance novel heros "tortured" and crazy rich? Flashing your Amex is not erotic and so you've been cheated on and have a bit of insomnia - poooooor baby, no one has it as hard as you. Give me a fucking break. And then Alexa's "issues". Apparently she had a mum with MDD and Bipolar. Now, I'm not saying that's fun, believe me, but "my childhood was a battle of survival"? And he reacts like it's the worst thing i
Heather andrews
Aug 03, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Vincent I fell in love with him right off, "don't be sorry. I'm glad I caught you. Are you all right?" Vincent is very 'alpha' man, "bulls***, you're lying. I can see it in your eyes now, and when I walked into the meeting today, I felt something between us. I know you did too." Alexa she's a saucy one and gives Vincent attitude, "really, Kane. Is that how you talk to women including your employees? Do you really think I would be interested in some womanizing pr*** like you?" He's a possessive s ...more
Aug 08, 2013 Natalie rated it it was amazing
Such a Hot, Steamy debut novel that I loved! I could not put this down, I was hooked from start till the end.

We have Alexa, she's a 28 year-old woman packed with insecurities due to years of growing up receiving verbal abuse from her mother. She therefore craves control in her life which is why she doesn't date, and only sleeps with a person once. most importantly she definitely doesn't mix work with pleasure and will NOT date attorney's she works with.

Celebrating her sisters birthday Alexa wal
Hooked On Books
Aug 29, 2013 Hooked On Books rated it it was amazing
Fatalism by LK Collins - Review

I devoured this book!

I was hooked from the first page and was fully engrossed until the very last!

This book is about Alexa who doesn’t open her heart to anyone. She has one night stands and does not do relationships. Fate steps in to change that – she meets Vincent in a nightclub she has never been to before. He feels that they were meant to meet each other and tries to push his way through her barriers. I was so engrossed in Vincent and the way he was treating Ale
3.5 stars.

Fatalism is steamy, steamy, steamy hot! Vincent and Alexa knows how to make my Kindle blush! Vincent (Kane) Mileski is a man that knows what he wants and goes after it (case in point…Alexa). Alexa, a determined career-woman, who protects her heart and lives by the rules, meets Vincent one night at a club, but only for a few minutes. Their first meet involves a hot kiss and exchange of their first name.

Then these two surprisingly meet again and can’t seem fight the attraction between e
Julie Healey
Aug 15, 2013 Julie Healey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I fell in love with Alexa and Vincent. I knew everything was too good to be true between them and I was waiting on the edge for the one thing that would cause a rife between them. And then BOOM, right when you least expect it, it happens.

Alexa has lived a life of pure torture from a mother that has mental issue's. She spends her childhood protecting her younger sister from the monster that is their mother. When she steps out for a night of fun for her sisters birthday, she meets the man tha
The Book and The Harlot's Blog
Holy mother of 5-star Hotness!!

As soon as I started this book I couldn't put it down. I literally had to tare myself away so I could get ready for work! Even while I was at work portions from what I read kept popping into my head like sirens to a sailor. I am completely smitten with it.

Kane "Vincent" Mileski is a complete alpha male. But, once Alexa and him are sexing it up in the bedroom, or any part of their houses, he is a submissive when she needs it. He'll let her take control; but, he know
Oct 05, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing
First and foremost for a debut novel I think LK nailed it. Personally I loved this book. It was hot, it had drama and you could relate to the characters on some level. Vincent and Alexa have an instant connection, I know some people don't get that and therefore don't like books like that, I get it but not all books are created equal. I truly felt these characters when they felt. When Alexa cried, I cried. When they were getting down and dirty, I blushed ;-) I think LK did a great job at taking t ...more
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