Denying Fate (Ana’s Review)

Title: Denying Fate (A Series of Fates #1)
Author: C.C. Dado
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31st 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Humor, New Adult
Page Count: 83 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5


A Series of Fates: Book One

Fate is a funny thing. Some try to cut its threads, while others wrap themselves in it like a blanket.

Young wolf shifter Max is cocky and crass. Unlike others his age, he has yet to discover a talent that will serve his pack. Since childhood, he’s been convinced the pack alpha is his mate, but Alpha Christian cannot envision unfiltered and directionless Max taking the place of his elegant mother at the head of the pack. As Max begins to build a life with his best friend, he also begins to see that maybe what he thought was inevitable was all in his head, and it’s time to move on.

Or are they both denying fate?

There were a few things about it that I liked, but in general the story didn’t worked that well for me.

What I did liked about it was Seth, which is interesting because he wasn’t even a main character, but there were times where he was more interesting and more important in Max’s life than the other main character. Their friendship and sacrifices they were willing to do for the other were endearing and felt more like real love, even if not the romantic type, than the love for their fated mates.

The relationship between the main characters just didn’t felt right. I couldn’t feel any emotion from them and sometimes Max’s attitude was quite frustrating and annoyingly immature. When I start reading, I felt hope, because the book start with a very difficult situation, but I felt so disappointed seeing Max’s reaction towards it, there was no emotion involved and I was really mad about it.

There was not a good chemistry between Max and Christian, they share a few moments together that were nice, but I can’t help thinking there was better chemistry between Max and Seth. It was fast paced book, with a lot of issues that didn’t allow me to love it but entertaining enough to keep my attention until the end. I do hope the next instalments are willing to give a bigger spotlight to Seth and make me believe in Max and Christian’s love.

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Galley copy of Denying Fate provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books  
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FogBoughtCaged JayeEvenfallThe Invasion of Tork