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Fate's Love

(Fate's Love #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  486 ratings  ·  117 reviews
When you meet that one person in the world meant for you... you should hold onto them.

Olivia Bannon walked away.


When 17-year-old Livy meets Ethan, she can’t deny their inexplicable connection. Lost in his dark, intense eyes and smile-to-die-for, Livy never thought she would feel like this. It almost makes her want to break her childhood vow, but Livy knows happily e
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Published September 30th 2014 by Delesty Books
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Fate’s Love (Fate’s Love #1)
Author – L.A. Cotton
Publication Date – September 30, 2014
Genre – Romance/New Adult
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
So many times I wanted to bang my head against the wall and strangle the hell out of Livy.  Couldn’t she see a good thing when it was standing right in front of her eyes?  I wanted the shake the shit out of her or at
Anne OK
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Right upfront, I acknowledge that I'm the odd person out. The majority of reviews give this one high marks. And believe me, I wanted to open the pages and love every word as well. But I absolutely could not connect with the characters (for the most part, Olivia) or the storyline in the manner it was written.

This story takes place over 8 years -- beginning in the senior year of high school for Ethan and Olivia. So much of this book felt skeletal -- it needed more meat on those bones. The relatio
Lustful Literature

Olivia Bannon has her life mapped out, and love does not fit in her plan. She works hard and sets goals. She does not like things getting in the way of her path, and disturbing her rhythm. Insert Ethan Shaw. From the moment he laid eyes on Liv, she is all he can think about.

Stolen kisses, and one night stands. The universe keeps pushing these two together. Olivia is not willing to let Ethan in, and throughout the course of a many years, runs from Ethan every chanc
Stories and Swag Book Blog
Fate's Love is a wonderful story about 2nd and even 3rd and 4th chances. It just proves that when something's meant to be - time nor distance can prevent it.

Livy first met Ethan at 17. One kiss and she had fallen for him but she had to walk away. See, she has her life all planned out but there's no room for a boyfriend or a life. She's had experiences in her past that makes her believe that love is nothing but a myth. Fate wants to show her differently.

Over the course of several more years Ethan
Stylo Fantome
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to receive this book as an ARC, and I must say, I was very impressed. The author informed me that this was her first attempt at writing - not publishing, not sending it out for review, first time writing EVER. I may only have one published book under my belt, but I have been writing since I was about eight years old, as have a lot of "authors."

So knowing that, honestly, I expected it to be bad. Choppy, poor plot, bad dialogue - typical first time writer stuff. WRONG. I was blo
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started reading this book, I thought it was going to be your typical YA book about letting your first love go and the regret that follows. I was wrong. While it starts with characters of YA age, it’s much more than that.

Livy has closed her heart to love after watching how her dad leaving affected her mum. Let’s be real, who could blame her in a way? Having said that, she meets Ethan, a boy in her school who she can’t forget, yet nothing happens between them, until prom. After a kiss
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I got a chance to read this first time writer a looong time ago, and was pretty shocked at how good it was!!! I love a good love story, and this was definitely that.

It's starts off with Olivia as a teen-ager, and she bumps into Ethan at a party. Never met him before, but there's an instant spark. The scene is written so well, that I totally felt like I was in high school again. I think we all had at least one of those moments, ya know, where the guy you think i
Claire Fullwood
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Copy generously provided in exchange for an honest review***

My thoughts/views:

As far as angsty, roller-coaster stories go. On a scale of 1 - 100 ( 1 being no angst, 100 being...OMG! I'm going to break something in a minute angst) Fate's Love is way up there well beyond 100!

Also, don't get me started on the main female character, Livy! It's fair to say that she well and truly made me want to literally pull my hair out, one strand at a painful time. It annoyed the hell out of me that Mr Perfect
Key R.
Jul 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.1 Stars

First, I want to say that I enjoyed the premise of this book. However, the actual things that made up the book, are what I didn’t enjoy. It needed more filler and extra meat to connect and flesh out the plot. Without those things, the book seemed to be lacking, and nothing felt complete or genuine.

It dragged on, and I felt like certain parts were unnecessary. If I had to sum this book up in a few words, it would be that the story lacked depth, descriptions, and believable substanc
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fate's Love is such a sweet read. Fate's Love follows the story of Livy and Ethan. Livy has her life perfectly planned out. She's focused on school and the path she wants to take. Unfortunately, her plan does not include dating or falling in love....Everything changes when Livy meets Ethan. They share an intense connection, that no matter how hard Livy tries, she can't deny that there is something there. Unfortunately life has disappointed her to the point that she feels that love is just an ill ...more
Donna Porter
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Olivia Bannon is seventeen and a senior in high school she meets Ethan. She has a plan for her life so even though she finds him interesting she doesn't act on it. She puts her studies first because she has a plan for her life and a guy isn't part of that plan. She has never even been kissed. Her sister talks her into attending a party and she sees Ethan again. He takes her hand and walks her outside and kisses her. Later at college she is working as a waitress and she sees Ethan again. She ...more
Kirsty Turner
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for Sarah & Kirsty's Book Reviews

Warning: this book contains the most stubborn female lead character you are ever likely to read! Olivia doesn’t believe in love after seeing how it destroyed her mother and how it destroys her friends. She is focused solely on her career goals. Then she meets adorable sweet Ethan. Livy knows there is some feeling there from the moment she first meets him, however she can’t give her heart to him so she runs. A lot. Ethan doesn’t give up though. This b
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I have never read a book by this author and I am happy to say, I am so glad this was my first. This is a true love story. One people dream about and cry about. The emotions that were put into this story are remarkable. It is gut wrenching at times. It shows that life has a way of doing things. Sometimes love can't be rushed. It takes its time.

Olivia is a girl that has had all hope of love ripped from her at such an early age. She doesn't want to go through heartbreak so she built walls to keep l
Nikki Arnold
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the best books I have read this year (there are many) L.A. Cotton has out done her self!! Olivia is determined that she will never let her self fall into love and leave her self to get heart broken. So she puts her self to work by studying and doing school work no dating period! Her best friend Sharn is a party girl and loves to date and Amber is looking for her true love. Meanwhile, Livy runs into a guy she's never seen before (Ethan) when she is at her locker and there is somet ...more
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Fate's Love by L.A. Cotton is the first book in the series also titled Fate's Love. It is a sweet contemporary romance that features a second-chance love story of a sort. Olivia Bannon never really allowed her and Ethan's story to begin. Always shutting it down before anyone got too involved but as fate decided, they were already destined for each other.

The story was told well. Well written and paced well if a little on the slow side. The characters were dimensional and genuine, and Olivia was d
Elusively Ella
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia Bannon has been hurt and she swears she's never going to put herself in that position again. She has her life planned out and her plans don't include Ethan. Sometimes you have to put your heart on the line in order to really live, but she's not willing to compromise.

Olivia's character is pretty naive and stubborn in the love department and I found myself really wanting to slap some sense into her at times, but what I wouldn't give if the dreamy and very patient Ethan were to only have ey
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a free copy for my honest review for Fallen for Books.

Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? This book has everything you could possibly want in a Contemporary Romance/College Romance Book. Love, loss, heartache. It's got it all.

The main character Livy, had her whole life planned out. School, friends, and going to college. She didn't have time for anything else. Well then in walks Ethan. Kind of.

We follow Livy through her senior year of high school until grad school. And boy does
Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
A super duper cute story about second chances....third chances......or love that even the universe can't seem to forget.

Olivia and Ethan's story is unique and I really enjoyed reading it no matter the amount of angst. They are both characters that you can easily fall in love with, and wish their story would never end. It's definitely an adult read but it's still very clean so I recommend it to all romance readers. It's a feel good love story that you shouldn't pass up.

This isn't the first I rea
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again L.A. Cotton shows us that no matter where we go or why we cannot escape love. I loved that Olivia knows what she wants in life but sad that she doesn`t really know what life means. We see a beautiful girl maturing before our eyes yet she is missing one thing in her life and that is love. She is afraid to let her heart love and yet Ethan still determined to be with her. Have to say Ethan`s presence is the only time we see Olivia really be herself and not what she is supposed to be. In ...more
Book Fancy
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fate's Love is a story about two people who finally get their chance at love. Ethan and Livy met back when they were in high school. They were attracted to each other but after graduating, went their separate ways. Throughout the years they run into each other again, but there is always something that keeps them apart.

This book is definitely full of angst! My heart broke for Ethan and Livy over and over again. I wanted them to be together so bad. They both deserved their happily ever afters.

Caryn Watson Watz Books and Teasers
omg i have tears running down my face after read this it's so beautifully written and pulls you in whether you want to or not. Oliver is a beautiful character and i feel in love with her instantly the way she tried to guard herself i understood it all and the fact that Ethan never gave up on her no matter what. rally shows you that fate can be a bitch and you cant fight her cause whats meant to be will be.

i recommend this to everyone that loves a sweet romance story that makes you work for the
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received from Author in return for an honest review

Fates Love is full of emotions

Livvy and Ethan meet in high school and this book covers 3 parts of their lives spanning an 8 year period. Fate keeps stepping I and bringing them together right when they need to see each other.

There are lots of ups and downs and plenty happening throughout the book

Fates Love flows really well and is easy to follow
Daniela  (Lost in a Book Blog)
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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**ARC provided from author in exchange for an honest review**

This was SUCH a nice surprise. I got this ARC a few days ago and I was hooked from the start. I enjoyed every page, even though I was frustrated at times (in a good way), but I just couldn’t stop reading. Which is always good, very good.

A little bit about the story.

Fate’s Love tells the story of Olivia Bannon. First it starts with her as a teenager, she’s about to graduate from high sch
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☆Title: Fate's Love (Fate's Love #1)
☆Series: 3 Book Series
☆Author: L.A Cotton
☆Genre: Contempory Romance, Romance
☆Format: E-copy
☆Published: 30 September 2014
☆Rating: 5 ✩'s

I had a good feeling from the beginning that this book was going to be amazing! Not only was it amazing, I think this book will stay for me with the rest of my life.
It's been such a long time since I've read a great love story. And this love story found a special place in my he
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I'm reading all and every book I can get at the moment in an effort to understand what is out there, what ideas are dominant and how contemporary writers see the world around themselves, especially in their chosen genre.

The more I read the more I identify that too much, in all genres, is becoming formulaic. If we look at romances, or family orientated stories, we find that although the characters have to go through a crisis they don't do so alone.

In 'Fate's Love' the principal character makes a
Jenny Siegel
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC copy provided for honest review.

I was lucky enough to have beta read Fate's Love very early on and loved it from the start. I especially like the way it is split into three parts, charting different periods of Liv's life. The author did an excellent job of showing her growing and maturing over the years.

Olivia (Liv) is my favourite type of female character. Independent, knows her own mind, what she wants and goes for it. There were times when I wished she would stray from her plan and give E
Tammy Hall
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I started out reading this book with all the preconceived notions of thinking I could predict how this story was going to go down. You know the typical girl meets boy instant love attraction together forever blah,blah, blah! I thought I knew it all then out of no where the book smacks me in the face and I find out how wrong I was about Fate's Love! This story is so not the typical that at times I wanted to scream because it played on my last nerve buy in the most dynamic of ways. Livy (Ol ...more
April Johnson
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you meet that one person in the world meant for you... you should hold onto them.

Olivia Bannon walked away.


When 17-year-old Livy meets Ethan, she can’t deny their inexplicable connection. Lost in his dark, intense eyes and smile-to-die-for, Livy never thought she would feel like this. It almost makes her want to break her childhood vow, but Livy knows happily ever after is just an illusion, and despite her heart wanting Ethan, her head is telling her to stick with the plan. The one t
Justine Mcfadyen
You would expect this book to be yet another one of those typical YA books about falling in love and letting them go but I was very wrong . Fate's Love is a beautifully written story about 2nd, 3rd and even 4th chances . It follows the story of Olivia ( Livy ) and Ethan . Livy has her life all mapped out with school, college and what sh's got planned on doing in the future. Everything changes when she briefly bumps into Ethan by her locker , he manages to invade her every thought but to let Etha ...more
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