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5 stars for The Gift: A Mysterious Rendezvous With Fate by @CasiMcLean #audiobook #bookreview

Title: The Gift: A Mysterious Rendezvous With Fate (Destiny Book 2)

Author: Casi McLean

Narrator: Amanda Stribling

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Supernatural Romance

Book Blurb:

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean––THE GIFT, book two of five award-winning novelettes with supernatural twists that grab you on page one and hold you spellbound long after you read "The End." At first these stories reel you into what appears to be a formula romance. Then they turn the genre on its head, throwing a perfectly aimed, delightful curveball at the surprising and satisfying endings. The writer doesn't rush any part of these stories, letting the reader see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night.

THE GIFT––Savanna Bradford's impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan's proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate and a mystical gift that could alter her future. Will the timeless struggle between dreams and passion bait her into repeating history, or will a simple gift from her bizarre encounter steer Savannah toward her true destiny before it's too late?

★★★★★"I loved this story. It was short and sweet, and even made me tear up a little. But in a good way. I definitely recommend it."

★★★★★”I love it. What would you do if [you could see] destiny work in your life? Although these stories are short this author packs a wallop in these clean standalone reads which will warm your heart and make you ask the question, Is it real or is it destiny?”

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If you like The Gift, book two of Casi McLean's Destiny Series, you'll love the unique magical twist in every story in her series. Buy each romantic suspense saga separately or SAVE by purchasing all five together in "Destiny Series, Five Novelettes With A Twist."

My Review:

Summary –

A supernatural gift propels Savannah into a date with destiny where she’ll have to choose between repeating history or the path she’s destined for. Savannah receives a proposal from her boyfriend, but her reaction puts in motion a series of unexplainable events she doesn’t see coming. She received a magical gift that could change everything. The line between dreams and reality blur and Savannah must make a decision. Will she choose her destiny before it’s too late?

Narrator’s overall voice –

I found her voice pleasing to listen to. She has clear command over her voice and uses cadence to express emotion, action, different characters, and more.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, Amanda Stribling fits the characters and creates evident distinctions between the characters.

Narrator’s reading style –

I quite relished Amanda Stribling’s reading style. Partnering with Casi McLean, Amanda Stribling makes the story come to life.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Amanda Stribling has a staggering talent for narration. I closed my eyes on more than one occasion and let her whisk me away. Listening to her narrate is like going to the theater without leaving your home, office, or vehicle.

Narrator’s pacing –

Amanda Stribling’s pacing is brilliant, with just the right amount of tension without going too far.

Audiobook flow –

The flow is seamless. It was a joy to listen to.

What makes this audiobook unique –

I think what makes this exceptional is that Amanda Stribling creates a unique listening experience, all through her voice.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

YES! It’s a gripping, quick listen.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today & Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul, crossing genres from ethereal captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, ghostly encounters, mystical plots, heart-pounding thrillers, and sensual romantic suspense––all dusted with a sprinkle of magic.

Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can't put down. Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious, hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires, then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies.

With suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour, you'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You'll swear time travel could happen, be mystified by other worldly images, and feel the heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you'll want more.

Newest on the horizon, A Switch In Time, is a time travel stunner where Casi teams up with her mother's never published manuscript in a unique novel that spans sixty-years in the making––creating a story ripped from today's headlines.

Twins unite when a cutting-edged medical mystery merges with high-tech crime solving, creating a pulse-pounding thriller in Virtually Timeless.

Casi's Deep State Mysteries series enters the realm of political thrillers, combined with NCIS Military and a hellastrong ghost you'll root for in Reign Of Fire, and The List––Alyssa's Revenge. Her newest work in progress completes the three-book series and is scheduled for release Spring 2021.

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Casi's signature series, Lake Lanier Mysteries, features a unique spin on romantic suspense time travel. Inspired by freak accidents, strange phenomena, and eerie lore attached to Atlanta's man-made Lake Sidney Lanier, Casi weaves together page-turning suspense and star-crossed lovers in this three-book series. Toss in an almost believable time portal and Lake Lanier Mysteries will draw you in and hold you spellbound.

What if the excavation created more than a lake? What if explosions triggered a seismic shift, creating a portal that connected past to future?

Lake Lanier Mysteries Book #1

A RONE AWARD Finalist, Beneath The Lake

Won 2019 PRG Reader's Choice Awards for Best Time Travel

2016 Best Romantic Suspense

2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence

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Beyond The Mist, book #2 in Casi's romantic time slip treasure chest, is a stunning tribute to the victims and first responders of the 911 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Here is the trailer link:

Between The Shadows brings the saga full circle with an amazing time slip to 1865 and a search for the Confederate gold. Don't miss this trailer:

Find your Destiny in Casi's Destiny Collection––five short stories with twists you'll never see coming.

Uniquely qualified to write self-help and inspiration, Casi tops the scale with her powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, sharing an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, displaying her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction.

Find out for yourself why readers love to Discover The Magic Of Casi McLean's Books.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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