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Mistaken by Fate

(Serve #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,132 ratings  ·  98 reviews
The man she should want, or the man she craves…

Fashion designer Ridley Ethridge thinks she's found the perfect, stable sort of guy in her childhood friend Will Reaver. With seduction in her sights, she arranges to rock Will's world at an exclusive club that caters to those with adventurous and erotic appetites. What happens next is both intense and satisfying—until Ridley'
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Published December 1st 2014 by Entangled: Brazen (first published November 28th 2014)
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Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

“Mistaken by Fate” is the third book in “Serve” series and it’s the first book by Katee Robert. It’s a standalone, so you can’t read it even if you haven’t read book1 or book2. If you’re a fan of second chance romance and/or BDSM this book may work for you.

Ridley Ethridge is a fashion designer. She’s strong, hardworking, independent woman. She has what she always wanted, except a significant one. She misses dating and she misses sex, so she needs a man. She is more than convinced Will Reaver is
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

...Stop trying to impress me.
"I don't have to impress you. I'm going to be inside you before the night's out."

Holy hell but does Katee Robert know how to write one hot as all hell Dom. And I'm talking Dom, ladies. None of that water-downed I'm-dominant-because-I-like -to-tie-you-up-and-have-controlling-tendencies "Doms". I'm talking a deliciously dirty talking, totally takes control, uber sexy Dom. And if BDSM is not quite your cuppa, not to worry. Katee gives you just enough
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Frankenstein' Stars!

I was in the mood for some BDSM and I knew this series would not disappoint me! I really enjoyed the other installments by Tessa Bailey (especially the first book) and now I can say I also loved Katee Robert's writing and the characters she introduced in Mistaken by Fate.

Actually, this is my first read by hers and I can assure you it will not be the last one (I am thinking of starting the next book right now! lol). I am definitely curious about the other Reaver siblings
Claire Robinson
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 "whatever you're selling, I don't want any part of it." Stars!

Mistaken by Fate is Katee Roberts first addition to the Serve series, and Garrett Reaver is definitely a keeper! Before him came Oliver and Jonah, the one thing they have in common… Serve BDSM Club.

I really liked Garrett and Ridley together, Garrett is definitely a Dom, and not just an alpha male, and although he wholly takes charge in the bedroom, at the club and on any other available wall or surface of his choosing Ridley quick
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review.

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All I can say is Mistaken By Fate by Katee Robert was SEXY!! This was my first book that I have read from this author and definitely won’t be the last. Ms. Robert definitely treated and served her readers a delicious hot steamy read with this BDSM romance. If you are looking for a DOM that screams total alpha and a SUB that is discovering and exploring her sexuality then Mistaken By Fate is the book for you.


3.5 Stars

This is probably my favorite book in the Serve series so far. I loved Ridley and Garrett was just hot, even if he drove me a little crazy. I liked how Ridley and Garrett had a history together; it provided a nice background story and extra tension. loved how Ridley couldn't stay away from Garrett, even after he was a jerk to her in the past, yet she was strong and knew what she wanted.



Garrett had major commitment issues because of his past, and couldn't get over his fears.
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, entangled
ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..

Another great addition to this series..

4 Do you understand stars

The 3rd book in this series that concentrates on members of the Serve BDSM club, sees the introduction of a different author. Katee Robert picks up the reins and brings us an unlikely set of twins that couldn’t be more different.

Ridley Ethridge has been the best friend of Sara Reaver since childhood, and is therefore very familiar with her older twin b
I read the blurb and my curiosity was grabbed instantly. A woman is out for her first night at a sex club to explore her submissiveness with a man she really wants to be interested in. Things get interesting when the man's twin- the man who walked away from her eight years before- ends up being the one to walk into her room and make her body spark and sizzle. Oh yeah, this all held a great deal of promise and heat.

This is part of a series began by other authors, but from what I could tell, the c
Buddy read with Aly

This is the third book in the Serve series, the first two books were written by Tessa Bailey and this is Katee Robert's first instalment. There is no crossover of characters to the first two books so this can be read as a standalone story, the link here is that all of the characters attend the same BDSM club in New York.

Ridley has never got over the crush she had on her best friend's older brother Garrett but he broke her heart six years ago when he walked away and she has dec
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katee Robert has opened her Serve series with a bang. We know she can can deliver sexy, but her debut into the BDSM world? Exactly what I was hoping for.


We have a Dom and sub who have a history, but not one that involves the BDSM world. When Ridley Etheridge and Garrett Reaver become re-acquainted, it brings a whole raft of emotion and panty-burning action. Ridley has never forgiven him for leaving her but Garrett had his reasons, and whilst it can never be more than him introducing her into hi
I usually love stories about old relationships gone wrong and they're given a second chance. That's why I was really excited for Mistaken by Fate and I hoped it would redeem itself from the previous book from the Serve series but I liked this book even less than that one.

Ridley and Garrett both frustrated me a lot. They both held grudges from the past but they ignored it until the last minute. They never once tried to fix their relationship and instead they had sex, sex, and more sex. When they
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..
Mar 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2020
What a shit show of a story. I will preface this by saying that I'm sure I'm in the minority, but this story infuriated me.

In the world of kink, and especially when it pertains to BDSM, you have to trust your partner. The sub needs to trust that the Dom/me won't push them too far, and the Dom/me has to trust the sub won't freak out and cause injury to themselves or others.

There was no trust here.

You know how you gain trust? Communication. Not just the "membership" form that you fill out, but wit
Chitra *CJ*
"Mistaken by Fate" is the story of Ridley and Garret, and is a second chance romance.
Ridley, a successful fashion designer yearns for stability and submission, which she expects to find in her childhood friend- Will.
What she instead finds on removing the blindfold is Will's twin Garrett, who once had broken her heart.
The book is about them rediscovering their attraction, and at the same time exploring the boundaries of BDSM.
For some reason, I expected smokin' heat from this series and book, but
Jaime Arkin
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Ridley wants a relationship… and she’s got her sights set on Will Reaver. She thinks he’s the perfect guy for her… his only downfall… he happens to be the twin brother of the guy who broke her heart eight years ago. Garrett Reaver isn’t the settle down kind of guy, and Ridley just screams it. He did what he had to do all those years ago, but he hasn’t been able to forget about her and move on.

When Garrett comes back to town and is determined to show Ridley just what she could have in a relation
One of the books I read simply because I was out at the lake and I couldn't find anything on my library's ebook selection to read.

This book was fine for the most part but I spent most of this short story disliking the male lead. I mean, he wasn't horrible but grow up. His excuse for not being with the protagonist was silly and immature and that's what the entire plot is built on. Not a solid foundation if you ask me.

For the most part, I just wanted the protagonist to kick him in the ass in the e
Aly is so frigging bored
Buddy read with Sarah

I strongly dislike the name Ridley!I can't get over the choice of having a chick named thusly(I always wanted to use "thusly" in a sentence :D)...

Besides the name thing(*shakes head in puzzlement*) it was a nice story. I liked how they re-connected, it was shocking enough that it had me really wanting to know what happened next. Garrett was a wuss for running from her like that, but, in the end, he got his balls back. The ending felt a bit rushed, nevertheless I liked the
This was okay. I wasn't wowed by anything, but it was enjoyable enough. ...more
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Mistaken by Fate by Katee Robert is the third book in the Serve series, with each being standalone. I really liked this story, and I have to say it is probably my favorite that I have ever read of Katee's books. It was sexy and hot, and I loved the history and second chance romance between Ridley and Garrett. This one was a great addition to this series, and I am looking forward to reading more about the characters in the Serve world.

Ridley Et
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC generously provided by Entangled Brazen Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

For this edition of the Serve series, we are introduced to Ridley and Garrett. The two have a history of infatuation when they were in high school and Garrett also is the older brother of Ridley's bff Sara. Garrett also is a twin to Will. Due to issues with love lost Garrett pushes Ridley away after graduating high school and enters the Rangers, leaving their love behind and Ridley with a broken heart and pe
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica, bdsm
This book was really HOT! There was nothing new about this book but it still kept me intrigued. I could not put it down because it was so steamy. There is amazing chemistry between the main characters and has a slightly deeper level than just sex. This book is just as much about Garrett's emotional journey as it was about Ridley's sexual awakening. I would have liked a little more exploration of Garrett's issues but overall really liked the book and would love to read others in this series becau ...more
Idk, this just fell a bit short for me. Maybe because I read all three books one after the other and the change in writing style and the world the books were set in felt abrupt? Idk. The BDSM shenanigans were just as hot here as in Tessa Bailey's contributions to the series. I just felt like Garrett broke Ridley's heart unnecessarily more than once and he didn't grovel enough. Also, Idk I jut felt no sympathy for his angst, just supreme annoyance for what he put Ridley through before getting his ...more
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot, arc
3.5 stars for this smoking hot story! Ridley and Garrett are very hot together and I really liked these characters (although I really didn't like the name Ridley) but at times I felt like their chemistry was lacking a bit. Overall, I really enjoyed this, it was fast paced, sexy and had a best friends brother storyline. I recommend this to anyone looking for a steamy, BDSM read!

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
Stacey O'Neale
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm honestly running out of fresh things to say about Katee Robert. I absolutely love her stories and her writing style. She's just a fantastic writer in my book. I never thought anything could beat WRONG BED, RIGHT GUY, but this book is now my favorite KR book!

Seriously, read this book!
I can't say enough about this series and these books. I love Katee Robert and she did a great job in this series, characters and story lines are full and developed.
Must read.
The Coycaterpillar Reads
This was both my first time reading katee Roberts work and my first time dipping into the serve series. Ridley was a strong female character and garrett had everything going for him as a strong Dom. His back story drove me insane and his reasonings behind his actions. The history behind them both provided some good tension and i enjoyed seeing where it would lead.
Nabaa Nabil
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
this one is my favorite so far from the series , the kink was fantastic , garrett was sex on a stick ditrt mouthed hotness , with some trust issues . but he can be forgiven :)) , ridley was okay for me i liked her enough , it was a good read over all . 3.5 stars
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Enjoyable! Garrett and Ridley are fun together.
Aug 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Still good but I liked it less than the first two. Like why did he have to declare his love in public on the stage of her fashion show😭
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her child ...more

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