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Embracing Fate

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Who do you hire to save innocent women from monstrous men?

You find a man the monsters fear.

My job is straightforward. Buy a girl. Make her mine. Infiltrate a human-trafficking ring and take it down.

It doesn’t matter which unfortunate girl I choose. I’ll sacrifice one to save the many, or some such nonsense like that. Does that justify what I must do? Does that mak
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Published October 30th 2019 by JEM Publishing
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Melanie Marnell
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Embracing Fate is raw, harsh and not for the faint of heart. Yet, it is utterly and completely enthralling. This dark romance plays out in the depraved, ruthless and seedy world of human trafficking. I was stunned by the intensity of this book and often times found myself holding my breath, sitting on the edge of my seat as events unfolded. I could not put it down!

The dynamic between Clara and Josh is all consuming, passionate, carnal, and powerful. In order to save her he is forced
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Amy Judkins
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!! I have always enjoyed anything that I have read by Ellie Masters. An Author that definitely knows how to work all of the feelings! If you have not picked it up yet, DO IT!
Lori Hammons
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josh and Clara's story is incredible! Their's is full of redepemtion (it is possible), discipline, faith and forgiveness. It also proves that the monsters are not always who they seem to be. A person can change and move forward. I love this story.
Robin
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you read a book and there are so many emotions that you need to stop and process, this was that book for me. This author is one of my one clickers and she has such a way with words that you feel like you are part of the story. This book is intense and set inside the world of human trafficking. I have called this writer a "word master" before and man does she live up to that name. You can feel all the horrors of being kidnapped and your choices taken away. I have to be honest and say, t ...more
Mary Brannian
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Embracing Fate by Ellie Masters

I was a monster, and they wanted me to unleash the beast inside of me.

"I tasted freedom. One step. That’s all that separated me from my past. As to my future? I could forge a better future." - Josh

Josh was out; out of prison, out of money, out of luck. But he was free, and no one would ever lock him up again. Starting the five mile hike to the nearest town was no picnic, but he'd faced much worse. The unexpected arrival of Kate S
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Sassy Southern
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Josh Davenport has made a lot of mistakes in his life and due to the influence of his father he has become a murderer and a rapist. Now he has been released from prison but has no where to go after losing his brother and best friend because of his actions.
Now one of the women he has wronged, Kate Summers, has a proposition for him to atone for his sins and try to make up for his past mistakes. But in order to do that, he must become more of a monster and in turn bring an innocent girl, Cla
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Debra Phiri
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say that I felt like I was inside a roller coaster car when it goes into a loop! Wow! Debra @ Janise’s Jivin’ Book Blog


Embracing Fate by Ellie Masters is the 2nd in the Captive Hearts Series and it will be taking you on a ride that will make you wonder if you will ever get off. It is written in a way that has you wondering if you can make it to the end. Ms. Masters is not afraid to take you into the dark with only a little candle for light. It is powerful and scary b
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Christina  Fender
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Embracing Fate we meet Josh the day he’s being released from jail. He has no one waiting on his return to society. Or so he thinks until Kate comes and picks him up. Kate belongs to his twin. Feeling as though he’s paid in time for his sins is not the opinion shared by those of his past. Kate has roped him into going under to buy Clara.

This book is gritty. It goes deep into the different aspects of trafficking. This story took many twists and turns. This story very much kept my interest and
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Elizabeth
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible book and it is a masterpiece in the use of language. It is the use of words that pulls you into the story and makes the suspense almost unbearable and the depth of feelings whether good or bad so intense that the reader becomes entrenched. The first books I read from Ms. Masters were The Changing Role series and I was hooked, so it was really great to see those characters again especially when added to Forrest from Angel Fire. The basis for this book is ugly - sex slave tra ...more
Annemieke Westerbeek
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ellie Masters has outdone her selves. Wow, this book is one rollercoaster of emotions. From extremely angry to blissfully happy and everything in between.
The words are consuming and I had difficulties putting this book down.
The characters are not flawless but human. This topic is still also reality in today’s world, while it shouldn’t . There were pages when couldn’t hold my tears. I haven’t read many books this good. I highly recommend this book series.
Sue
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg!! I absolutely loved the first Captive Hearts book and was beyond excited to read Embracing Fate. I was not disappointed. It was intense, gripping, and had me glued to my seat. I devoured this book! I LOVED IT!!!
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Yikes what a story. I couldn’t read this fast enough and was sad when I’d finished. Afterwards it was like just finishing your favourite pudding.. your satisfied but sad it’s over.

I think I liked this even more than book one, if that is at all possible as I loved book one so much.

Well written intense read with some brilliant twists and turns. Josh and Claras story is one I won’t forget in a hurry.

Although this can be read as a standalone I so recommend you read in order as the previous book w
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Gwen Ader Crawford
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is the best!!!!!! It's about one man finding his soul and earning it back from the brink!!!! No one writes this better than Ellie Masters. Read the books that came before Command, Control, Collar --- this sets the story in Embracing Fate. She's mine begins the journey and directly ties into Embracing Fate. For the complete story start with Hearts Ashes to New, then to Angel Fire Rock series..... these complete the underlying story Ellie is weaving for us. The Becoming his series also ...more
Roxs Reads
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josh and Clara’s story has literally left me speechless. Needless to say, I did not, could not, put this book down until the very last page. And it has been days since I’ve been able to hopefully bring my thoughts into perspective and tell the world how much I loved these characters; this story.

I had totally gone in blind thinking I knew nothing about the characters, thinking they were part of an interconnected series I had not read. I had no idea that the author had devised an ingenious plan and her book
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E Loprete
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Embracing Fate is the second book in the Captive Hearts Series by Ellie Masters that is raw, dark, full of mystery and emotional leaving you with bated breath. You will be on edge from the beginning of Josh's struggle to redeem himself and start his life over when he is released from prison for all of the deadly things he did for his father through lies. But with all of the things he has done, Josh still views himself as a Monster and those feelings run deep inside of him as his dominant side is ...more
Trish Cloud
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If ever a book was about redemption, this is it. The story of Josh is truly one of the best from a bad guy to a good guy I've ever read. When we read books, and the bad guy does horrible things, we generally don't know what paths or choices that got him to that place. In Embracing Fate, we see the machinations of some awful people with no conscience. Victimhood is not always where the victim is a weak, defeated person. Josh, trying to be a good son, is the victim of his father's lies has done so ...more
Susan
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOWZER!!  

Embracing Fate delivers a deliciously dark and tantalising plot full of mystery and intrigue that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was completely seduced from the first chapter. 

This isn't a story for the faint of heart, there are no hearts and flowers here. It's a brutal and terrifying journey about surviving against the odds, despair, revenge, forgiveness and acceptance.
It's a beautifully written dark love story.

Josh isn't a good man
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Nickie Sale
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG this book totally blew me away. The subject matter is tough, screams wrong so wrong at you, yet packed full of emotion. Human trafficking, kidnapping and slavery are central to Josh and Clara's story. Josh, a man who wants or should i say needs to dominate his women, has a very dark past and it's one from which he has no escape, no redemption and no wish to remain in. Clara has been kidnapped and is about to be sold into slavery and a life of serving her purchasers every wish, punished for a ...more
Carol
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again ,Ellie Masters has given us a story that pulls us in from page one. Embracing Fate is the story of Josh, twin brother to Jake in Changing Roles. After Josh's past of rape and murder the story starts as he is being released from prison. Wanting to just move on with his life he is drawn into the darkness he has wanted to get away from. While trying to help with a slave trade operation Josh is to buy Clara and use her to get inside the slave trade business. He never expects to fall in lo ...more
Kathi
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Engrossing, Delectable and a Visceral Impact!!

Just out of prison – Josh is just the man they need to break up a sex slavery ring. A rapist, murderer and family black sheep. To gain entry he must purchase a young woman and subject her to complete domination. The good of the one against the good of the many?

Clara is battered, bruised and has a broken pinky finger. When her “buyer” kills the men trying to accost her she expects the same treatment from him. He has strict rule
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Marlene Davis
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Josh was getting out of prison early, serving five years of a twelve year sentence. He did the crimes he was convicted of, knew he lost his family, with his monster father being dead and his twin brother never forgiving him for trying to rape and kill his wife...but he was picked up at the prison gates by his brother's wife Kate. Even though he was hated, Josh was needed to assist with taking down an even bigger monster syndicate than he ever was. There is a human trafficking ring which also kid ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is an ABSOLUTELY must if you like dark romances with a little bit of the Dom/Sub side. I will letcha know that it takes a while to set everything up, but you can tell that is intentional from the author to get everything set up and I think definitely added to the story.

The blurb is COMPLETELY perfect. It gives you just enough backstory to nod your head as you start reading and get it, but it does not give you any clue about how much you will care about these characters. Not just the s
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Cindy Murray
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fate, those events we are powerless against. Are they good or evil? Should you Embrace it or not? As you read this book, and I highly recommend you do, understanding how Fate may actually have a little of both, just to keep the balance.

Josh, the male lead character, seems to find his way into circumstances that question his good or evil. Clara, the female lead character, was at the hands of Fate, which included Josh. Will she Embrace? Would the good or evil prevail?

As the story begi
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Carolyn Spence
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an intense story! This was a fantastic telling of Josh and Clara's story. The story is very intricate and very much detail, it was riveting. I did not want to put it down, it's a definite page turner to figure out what is going to happen next. There are so many twists and turns, but it's easy to follow. I loved the interaction of familiar characters in this story. Josh has Clara, and they start to thrive, each in their own way, but they are not interacting in the most intimate way that they ...more
Cheryl
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm new to this author, but the book intrigued me, so I thought I'd give a go. I loved This book, which was fairly dark and captivating, but not everything is as it seems. I couldn't put the book down. I really enjoyed the complexity of the somewhat emotional at times storyline, and I loved the characters. It was a fantastic long length and well written.
I was able to read this OK as a standalone book, however I got a feeling that there was a lot of overlay of characters from other books an
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Sharron Brown
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is oh so very dark. Josh a convicted rapist just released from a long prison sentence is not really a character that you should feel empathy for. He has acknowledged his sins and he sees himself as a monster not worthy of forgiveness. How can he make amends? Atone for the pain he's caused? By becoming that monster to fight a more heinous monster.

Cara the young woman kidnapped then auctioned and sold whom he has to train, she is the one that will save many if Josh can convince and she convi
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Lynn Stifle
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book, WOW!!! This is another fantastic book by Ellie Masters, her writing just pulls me into every single story and I love it! This book grabbed me from the second I downloaded it, from the fabulous cover, then the wonderful beginning that sucked me right in. Josh and Clara's story is full of intrigue and mystery and it will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The characters are smart and layered, defined and complex, the story is dark and intense, unpred ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Where do I start with this review.... Man I have to say that Ellie knows how to write a story that both breaks you and tears you up and then puts you back together again. I both loved this story but was sad at times because of what Clara went through.

Clara shocked me because she was strong through it all. She knew that Josh was different and when he showed her some kindness she knew she was right. Josh is just doing a job and he is to bring down a human trafficking ring down and all
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Sandra
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I cried so much because this story left mr heart broken for so many times!!
Josh lived an impossible life, with lots of pain and he finally wants to start over and be a good man. But is twin brother and so many others just eant him to keep paying for his sins, even if he has to rape another woman... Not another woman, because he was not the one who rape those woman.
The story is dark, has plenty of sweetness too.
I loved it!

I received a free copy of this book via Books
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Debbie
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is one of those books that once you start you don’t want to put down. Although a warning, it is a very dark romance with mention of raping women.

Josh is released from prison after 5 years for crimes his father made him carry out, and who should be there to meet him, but one of his last victims and the woman who his brother is in love with! Everyone hates Josh, and he knows there will be no forgiveness, so he plans to serve out his time as a parolee and leave the state, well that
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