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Redesigning Fate

(Revive #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  102 reviews
When my boyfriend threw me down a flight of stairs, I knew there was only one place left to go—far, far away. I packed up my car and left everything I’d known for the nearly twenty-two years I’ve been alive. One hundred and fifty miles of highway separated me from the life I grew up with and the one I needed to find.

The same day I was offered a job in my new city, I met El
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 368 pages
Published June 22nd 2015
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A.M. Hi Ty. This is book one of a series that has at least another book and a prequel. Right now, the other books are in the works and to be released by th…moreHi Ty. This is book one of a series that has at least another book and a prequel. Right now, the other books are in the works and to be released by the end of the year, although, I believe it'll be much sooner than that. I am just not ready to announce release dates as of yet. As soon as I do, I'll make an announcement here, on my facebook page, website, and newsletter. (less)
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Wendy Wright
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Wendy for YOUR NEXT HOT READ
Redesigning fate by A M Wilson
Fabulous 5 stars
OMG this book is brilliant and a great book to kick off a new series, I'm waiting with anticipation for the next in the series this is one almighty suspense thriller,
We meet Marlene and her boyfriend Travis,
Travis is controlling abusive and aggressive towards Marlene, and she's had enough,
One particular night Travis through's her out and tell her to go home and wait for Him to call her,
Marlene's had enough and
Sarah Armstrong
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
***ARC gifted to leave an honest review***

This was a rollercoaster of a book, the way you expect it to go, but it doesn't, then we get back on course, very twisty, I loved it.
We meet Marlene, who has moved on from her ex, Travis & she meets Elias, who she, literally runs into, ;). Elias, is everything she needs, or so she thinks?! And Travis was the perfect villain, so demented, at times he even had me understanding his POV, crazy I know.
We have great secondary characters (possible book for S
Apr 03, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Incredible Stars!!
An Intense, Addictive Read with Nail-Biting Suspense That Will Have You Holding On Tight Through All The Twists And Turns!

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What a ride! From the moment I opened to the first page, I was hooked. This book was suspenseful, mysterious and sexy. It kept me guessing and wanting and I loved it from beginning to end. And what an ending! I hope the
J. C.  Red
May 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
The blurb for this book got me really excited, and then seeing the numerous 4-5 star reviews, I was convinced I was in for a treat. I wasn't.
The book is written well enough for a romance, but once you consider the fact that it's also supposed to be a suspense...
My biggest issue with this book isn't even the fact that's it's not exactly suspenseful, but rather the characters.
The villain was laughable, and very difficult to understand, even though we get a lot of facts and even quite a bit of his
Alex Grayson
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I don’t even know where to begin with this review. A.M. Wilson has completely captured my attention with Redesigning Fate. It’s not very often that I come across a book that pulls me in so fast. She is a master story teller and the queen of twisted and turns and giving the reader the unexpected.

In Redesigning Fate we meet Marlena. She has a rough past that she’s desperately trying to hide from and forget. While at a job interview she meets Elias. Seeming cocky and too self-assured, Marlena
Up All Night Book Addict
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015, reviews
I was drawn right into this book. I couldn't seem to put it down. It's one of those books where you think you know where it's going, but that happens to not be the case at all.

Marlena is a survivor. She has gone from a cheating, manipulating and violent ex to a new life all on her own. Her decisions are now her own. Her actions belong to her.

Enter Elias. Strong and successful. Powerful in every way. He knows what he wants and he isn't afraid to go after it.

There is a connection with these two fr
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Oh.My.God. There are not words for what just happened to me. This book was CRAZY! I mean that in the best possible way. I'm not even sure how to describe it without giving it all away and you should go into this book blind. The prologue kind of tells you how the book ends so you see it coming, but the book still manages an amazing build toward the event.
Warning though: semi-cliffhanger! I am dying to read the next one. I mean, I quite possibly might die from needing to know what the heck is goi
Romance Readers Book Blog
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
The story of Marlena (aka Lena & Marlee) and Elias, with Travis thrown in.
When the story begins, Marlena is fighting with Travis. He gets very physical. But it isn't until she comes back later to get her things that she finally realizes he is a jerk through and through.
She leaves town to start a new life. She winds up hired as a paralegal at a law firm. Before her interview, though, she is lusting after a hot tatted man sitting in the waiting area. Whom he is talking to turns out to be the woma
Amy McGlone
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This was the first book I have read by Author A.M. Wilson, and I need more!!

Redesigning Fate isn't your typical romance. I wouldn't even go as far as to say it's angsty.

Marlena, freshly out of a very abusive relationship, is ready to move on with her life, and move on from Travis. She never anticipated he would seek her out. She never anticipated he would attempt to wiggle his way into her day to day life. She never anticipated that he wouldn't let her go.

Elias, being in the right place at th
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog

R.F had me biting my nails, staying up to wee hours of the morning. It was sexy, mysterious and a page turner..

Marlenna, a strong independent woman, who has been through hell with her boyfriend Travis and her family. Travis is abusive and will not leave her alone.. Her family walked out on her.

She meets Elias at her new job. He is a very mysterious man. He is handsome and sexy. Hopefully we will hear more of his past and who he really i
Kirsten Bass
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading a book by A.M. Wilson and i cant wait for more.
The words flowed off the page and intertwined with my mind and drew me in.
I was immediately sucked into the story , racing through the pages, completely devouring it- couldn't put it down
A total thrill ride. sitting on the edge of your seat, suspense with twists and turns
Marlee is trying to start a new life for herself away from her abusive ex boyfriend Travis.
She meets Elias , and as their relationship kicks off, al
Ok, as of right now, my mind is completely twisted with what the heck is going on...who to trust...who not to trust...what is the REAL story here...why the HECK Marlena didn't have her psycho ex arrested a long time ago...

I guess I have to jump right into book 2 get some answers (which I'm sure are not going to come by easily...)

What is Elias hiding?
Where the heck is Travis?
What does David have to do with this drama?
What happened to Katie?
So on & so forth...

Well, here I go...
Kathryn Synoracki
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for an honest review! I loved this book! It's the first in a series! And I can see this is going to be an awesome series! I can't wait for the next one! ...more
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Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I finished but just barely. I hate serials because if it's long and drawn out, book 2 seems to regureate book 1 to catch you up and then tie up things of book one. Maybe this makes greater income for authors but I know the formula and I don't care for it.

Travis seems like a bully psychopath but somehow Marlena feels something for him even though he was horrible violent towards her.

I don't get a real feel for anyone except I don't like Travis.

Not my cup of tea.
Three Chicks
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

If you love romance filled with drama and suspense then this book is for you. It had me on the edge of my seat anxiously waiting to see what would happen next. At times I found myself wondering who I can even trust. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions and I loved every minute of it.

Marlene has moved on from her abusive, cheating boyfriend Travis. She was with him for three years and when they first met he saved her. But since then Travis has changed. When she ca
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gifted for an honest review – 5 stars!

I’m seeing/reading something really, really special here I think. I don’t gush about books all that often but I am about Redesigning Fate. I had a serious case of goose bumps from this novel; I struggled to put it down. Moaned in a not so nice way when I had to. Unfortunately I don’t have Indisputable, which was Allison’s first book but after reading this I will have to go get it and make time to read it. I think this is going to be an author that people wil
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The story begins with a prologue landing me inside the woods along with Marlena’s abductor. His POV is intriguing and a bit confusing. It is apparent that the perpetrator has a love hate relationship with her. But to what extend a reader cannot be sure of. As to why I am starting, my review, with a prologue is because this was the most interesting part of the story.

Marlena is in love Travis. His kind of love is not very difficult to understand. A controller. An obsessive controller with whom Ma
Romance Readers Retreat
When I read the blurb for this book I was excited, love triangle (guaranteed angst), stalking (by the ex), I was all in.
Then I read the prologue, I was really excited to get into the rest of this book.
Unfortunately that's where all the excitement ended til about 80% into the book.
We have the main POV as Marlena and short Travis POV that jump from present to past, you must pay attention to the dates to find out which your reading also he'll jump into a flashback while talking in the present (they
Cindy Bidwell
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I’m about to say something that is going to contradict the rest of this review. I enjoyed reading Redesigning Fate. I honestly liked it. However, when it comes to revising the notes that I wrote when I’d finished, you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Unfortunately it’s just too easy to pick books apart when you need to be provide an unbiased honest critique. I have to wonder if it is fair, to comment on the negative when the overall experience was satisfying? Not “just” satisfying but q ...more
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Just like Marlena, I left everything behind, just to be able to read and finish this book. (Okay, so I'm exaggerating..) But the truth is, once I started reading the prologue, my heart was ripped and my eyes burned. I knew right away that I couldn't start nor finish my household chores unless I read this book first. So yes, I basically left all my duties and immersed myself in Marlena's twisted world.

Life had been unfair to Marlena. Her father left them when she was kid. Her brother left her, t
Kim Black
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review by the author...

Redesigning Fate is the second book I have read by this author and I am beyond speechless. I loved her first book and just knew that I would love this one just as much and guess what... I LOVE IT MORE!!!

Wilson has an unbelievable way of holding your attention from the very beginning. She isn't typical in her storylines at all. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good plot twist and I must say that Wilson executes this perfectly i
Angie Voss
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book and have so many emotions overwhelming me right now. As I read the last line, I gasped, and my husband heard, asking what was wrong. This book left me breathless, desperately wanting the next in the series.

I read this book in two days, as I couldn't put it down. Between the strong want to see Marlena overcome her past, to wanting more amazing , hot scenes between Marlena and Elias, and to the suspense of never knowing what Travis was going to do next...this was a hard
Imy Santiago
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The author showcased her superb storytelling abilities in Indisputable. Having loved her debut novel, I was eager to read her sophomore work.

"Have you ever felt a moment that you know is life changing, even if you haven’t seen the result yet?  Tonight was one of those moments.  I knew down to the molecules that bound together to create me that my life was about to change.  The problem is I don’t know whether it’s a good thing or bad." -Excerpt from Redesigning Fate by A.M. Wilson

I was drawn in f
Tonya Farmer
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for 2 Girls Who love Books Blog


Redesigning Fate is book one in a new series...from my understanding there will be at least one sequel and a prequel.

The cover for the book is absolutely stunning but be warned this is a dark read!!

Marleena has had a crushing life. A father who walked out on the family, an alcoholic mother who could not handle being left, and a brother who mirrored both parents worst qualities. She finds love in the worst place with an abusive controlling
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book will take you on a stellar journey, not all of it nice, but all of it completely gripping. Marlena left her boyfriend three months ago after things made a turn for the worse. She has made the decision to get her life back under her own control, no one else's. One of the ways in which she does this is to make a major move to a new home, new city, new job. She starts her new job and literally falls for Elias, after she has walked into him! Marlena has a journey of discovery to embark upo ...more
Niki Driscoll
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This is the first book in the series and it definitely starts it off with a bang. From the very beginning of the book you are pulled into this suspenseful, thrilling storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Told in the multi POV of Marlena and the crazed ramblings of her Ex Travis, you are quickly drawn into this complicated world of secrets, revenge, obsession and survival. A new town, a new job and a new love interest in the mysterious Elias is just what Marlena needs. This was an ex ...more
Beth, A Book Lover's blog
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an amazing start to this series... Allison captured me when she released indisputable and has drawn me in deeper with this one .

Marlena up routes her life 150 miles away from her hometown, escaping from her old life which has been less then fun. Her father leaving at a young age her mother being a drunk and her brother leaving also to get away from it all pushes her into the arms of Travis. After three years his controlling abusive ass she picks up an leaves ..

she got a small apartmen
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC for an honest review

Wow… This book was beyond my wildest dreams. This was the first time reading a book by A.M. Wilson and it will not be my last. The complex nature of this story was so intertwined and quickly devoured by me. I could not put it down.
We follow Marlena through such a tragic beginning with Travis to finding Elias. Every girl needs an Elias. Holy hotness batman. I loved Marlena for being as strong yet fragile that she was after everything she went through… and
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A. M. Wilson is a USA Today Bestselling author. She loves to infuse her stories with real life—the good, the bad, and the steamy parts. There’s something special about that pivotal moment when two characters realize their love for each other, but she likes wading through a little angst to get there. When she isn’t furiously typing on her computer, she can be found searching for her next all-consum ...more

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