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(Life. Destiny. Fate. #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  402 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Bridgette & Troy's Story

Some secrets can destroy…

Bridgette Schaefer has been through more in her twenty-two years of life than most people survive in a lifetime. Finally, she can see the light at the end of the tunnel and control is within her grasp. With a fresh start ahead, there’s nothing but blank pages to be filled. Unfortunately, a lie by omission quickly weaves
ebook, 336 pages
Published April 18th 2014 by LK Collins (first published April 16th 2014)
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Lindsey Melia
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damn LK! Girl you know how to write some steamy books! Literally I think and one point my kindle was steamy up with all the 'Going on's' in this book! Just when I think I can't love another one of your couples more then the first two you prove me wrong. I MAY say this every time so DO NOt judge cause Its your won fault! BUT I think Troy and Bridge are my Favorite so far! *Runs and Hides* GAH yes I say that ALOT but you will understand when you guys read this because it was AMAZING!

As we know th
L.K. Collins is BURNING UP THE PAGES in Essentialism. It’s sexy, witty, and suspenseful. While reading this story, you can tell that Ms. Collins put her heart and humor into this novel. The writing is very strong, and it flows flawlessly. The Life. Destiny. Fate novels are quality reads that will have you craving your very own love story. These stories keep getting better and better. First we had Fatalism, where I was immediately sucked in to the emotional rollercoaster, that we call Alexa and V ...more
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+ I can't even. excruciatingly amazing. Review soon.

Essentialism – LK Collins

I can’t even deal. Every book this woman writes just gets better and better. The ‘ Life. Destiny. Fate.’ Series is just simply astonishing. I’m just so lost for words. First of all I want to say that this book deserves more than 5 hearts from me. A-D-O-R-E-D Bridgette and Troy’s story. While this is the 3rd installment in the series, it CAN be read as a standalone as well. However – I don’t recommend this because the
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
This is the third book in the Life.Destiny.Fate series and it tells the story of Bridgette and Troy.

Bridgette(Bridge) is Alexa’s little sister and now Cara’s roommate. Troy is a firefighter working with Abel. Both Troy and Bridge are fun, loving, and caring people. She’s beautiful and he’s one HOT specimen of a man. Because of their relationships with the other characters, Troy and Bridgette meet and form a friendship. They start off with texts, but the attraction is instant and explosive. They
Miranda Whore
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Essentialism by LK Collins is the third in her Life. Destiny. Fate series and in my opinion the best to date. Each book just gets better and better. I wondered how she would manage to write a male character that could compete with Abel in Determinism... well, Troy definitely gives him a run for his money. I really LOVED Troy. What's more, I love Bridgette. She is one of those characters that you get to watch grow and develop as the story goes on, that kind of character development can be a huge ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Troy instantly, "I slap his chest and he releases me placing his hand over the place I hit. "Did you really just hit me? You've got some anger issues, girl." I think it's cute that Troy is consumed with Bridgette, "dammit, Bridgette, I'm gonna need far more than an hour with you. You might as well pencil me in for a full day and I don't even know if that's enough." He tends to speak his mind, "you heard me. My co**'s been hard for weeks; I need to be able to take my time." I ...more
Tevydara Song
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author for my honest review......

Where oh where should I start about Essentialism.... I love this series i love all the characters too but this book is HOT!! I think it need to find me a Troy!

Bridgette is Alexis little sister. She moved into the condo w Cara. Bridgette has a boyfriend but she also has a secret, she is soooo attracted to Troy. Who is a firefighter and a friend of Abel's . He came into the picture when he helped Bridge move into the condo. It was like
Karrie Mellott Puskas
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Troy and Bridgette = HOT COUPLE! Troy and Bridgette have ties thanks to Vincent, Alexa, Abel and Cara. Troy another hot firefighter and Bridgette who's Cara's newly moved in roommate. Troy and Bridgette form a friendship over texting all thanks to Cara giving him her cell number. Bridgette recently moved to the area who has a boyfriend David, who's a major douche, tries to keep Troy arms length away only as a friend. Things happens between David and Bridgette and she breaks it off with him. Want ...more
Hooked On Books
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I must start this review off saying this book kept me reading late into the night. I knew from page one that I was going to be hooked. I really do not understand how L.K Collins managed to write a book that can grab you from the first page and just suck you into the book. This book had everything I need in a book to make me happy. There was love, suspense (creepy ex) and tons of hot wild sex. This books is part of a series which I have not yet read the others in this series but I found no issue ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Troy does not disappoint! Hot, Steamy, Amazingly Sexy - Bridget and Troy Sizzle.

Alexa's little sister Bridget is moving in with Cara and meets the delicious Troy. Bridget definitely feels the sizzle between the two of them. The only problem is that she kinda has a boyfriend. A boyfriend who is becoming excessively possessive and becoming more and more distant. So what harm will it be to start a friendship with Troy...but as things escalate between her boyfriend and her, she break it off with him
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Bridgette & Troy's story is my favorite!!! I still love my hottie Abel but I love their story. I would die and go to heaven if I had a man as wonderful as Troy(no offense to my hubby). I found it so sweet that he thought his secret in the bedroom made him different in any way. He had his reason for it though. Troy is suck a caring and loving human being. He is a very devoted man and treats Bridgette like she's his prized possession. He was definitely taught well by his Mama on how to treat a ...more
Well L.K, you've done it again. Loved this book. Troy & Bridgette were a fantastic couple. Holy hell this book was hot. Could not put this book down. This is one of my favourite series. Each book gets better & better. I really love how the other characters are back in this book too! I'm a huge fan of L.K's writing & can not wait to read more from you. This is a must read series for me. Well done love your books........
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness! Troy and Bridgette! Its a great story with some scary stuff and a beautiful love story with some win win! <3
Tricia  Santos
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

I’m 95% sure that each book that LK Collins writes is better than the last. And I’m just gonna get this out of the way now, but Troy is MINE. He is seriously my book boyfriend end of the moment. I need him to become real life so he can tie me up and have his way with me. No… but really. I adore this series and LK’s writing. And I am definitely going to try to sell you on this book based on Troy alone. And, of course, there is no Troy withou
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Essential – “absolutely necessary; extremely important”

But what’s imperative to some, may not be that crucial to others. To Troy Sorano, absolute honesty is crucial in any personal relationship he has, and when Bridgette Schaefer lies by omission, their relationship is over before it even really begins…or is it? What if Troy realizes that perhaps Bridgette is the most essential thing he needs to live life the way he’s always wanted to – both in an out of the bedroom?

Essentialism is the third bo
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I gave this book 5 stars.
This is book 3 in LK Collins series but you can read this as a standalone.

This is Bridge and Troy's story.
Bridgette has a boyfriend a very mean and nasty boyfriend, who is controlling and not at all what she needs. She starts to see this once she meets Troy a man who treats her like she is a queen. But she keeps her relationship with her boyfriend a secret. She isn't happy and after time she feels more drawn to Troy and less to her boyfriend.

Troy only dislikes one th
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Troy and Bridgette's story!! Again another HOT installment from LK that doesn't disappoint!!

Bridgette is Alexa's sister, who we have met in the previous two books and Troy works with Abel as a Firefighter!! Need i say more?! lol Bridgette has a boyfriend, David, at the time of meeting troy but has moved away from him after finishing school and things have changed between them a lot!

Troy and Bridgette clearly have chemistry from the moment they meet and don't take long in til they give i
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Wow well were do I begin with this? I din't really see a story or redeemable plotline with this one - it was more like wake up have sex, go to work, have luch, get sucked off, go home and to bed, have sex. It was sex, sex, sex and no really story. I think the actually story about the stalker ex-boyfriend and what not took up like 10% of the book if that and the rest was about sex and tying each other up and blow jobs and whatever!!! It was every other page since the got together and sad to say s ...more
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Essentialism from LK in return for an honest review.


LK surprises me every single time. Just when I thought it couldn't get better. It did, and it does everything time.

Bridgette is Cara's newly roommate, she is also Alexa's sister. I love how their circle is all connected.
Cara builds a friendship with Troy, who helped her move and I must say he is SEXY and a firefighter. Their friendship definitely has chemistry but, Bridgette has a douche bag boyfriend w
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is 4.5 flaming hot stars. These books just keep getting better and better.

Troy is a sexy fireman who works with and is friends with Abel from book 2. He is smoldering hot and is looking for an honest lover with similar romantic "notions" as himself. He hopes he has found this in Bridgette. Troy is a bit on the kinky side and is a possessive and protective lover.

Bridgette is Alexa's sister from book 1 and Cara's room mate from book 2. She has just dissolved a relationship with a not s
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Somewhat better than the first 2
Stacey-ann Nelson
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I have loved every moment of this series. Can't wait for more!!
R.L. Griffin
Beta will follow.
Julie Molyneux
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, loved it ,loved it xxxxx
Angela Rose
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I love how these stories are all intertwined. Amazing job! And can I just say, I think Troy is the hottest one so far!!!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Page turner

Loved this book I think Troy was my Favorite male character in this seires Bridget hurt him when she didn't tell him about her boyfriend but he eventually forgave her and their love story began with the twists in this book were amazing I highly recommend this book
Kelly Fountain
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Troy and Bridgette set us on fire in this story. The heat and passion that these two make send sparks all over the place. Honesty is extremely important to both of them and when they each find out the secrets that the other holds, passion may not be enough to save them.
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ARC received for an honest review

Essentialism is the third book in the Life.Destiny.Love series by LK Collins, and could be read as a stand alone, however I read books 1 - 3 back to back to get the whole story (Book 1 Fatalism; Book 2 Determinism).

Bridgette and Troy first meet when he helps her move house. There is that instant spark between the two of them, that can't help but ignite into something more.

Troy is FINE!! Sexy firefighter, who seems to have bit of a hero complex - not that that is
Nic Spears
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** Review for BareNakedWords **

“Life may not always be an easy road, but together we can overcome anything.” ~ Troy

LK Collins captured my attention and had me completely hooked in this book before I even finished reading the prologue. I just knew it was going to be an amazing read, and hell I wasn’t wrong.

Between the storyline, the characters and the overall writing style LK Collins really has produced a phenomenal book; and although part of a series, Essentialism can be read as a standalone.

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ESSENTIALISM is the third book in the Life, Destiny, Fate Series by L. K. Collins. This book can be read as a standalone, but please don't. Each book is built perfectly on each other and the characters are strong and memorable. L. K. Collins has created a wonderful, engaging series. ESSENTIALISM continues with the story of Bridgette, Alexa's sister, and Troy, a firefighter that works with Abel. And, as always, L. K. includes the characters from the previous books in this series. Each one of thes ...more
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