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5 stars for Trickster: A Redford Falls Story by Darlene Fredette #romance #99cents #99c #bookreview
Title: Trickster: A Redford Falls Story
Author: Darlene Fredette
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Can she heal the trickster before he breaks her heart?
Working for a top modeling agency is Jade Parsons’s dream job until her boss suffers a heart attack, and his son temporarily fills his position. Eric’s push-pull approach fuels her frustration. While anticipating the troublemaker’s imminent departure, Jade’s destiny is revealed through a magical mortar and pestle, leaving her heart tormented by whispers of a different fate.
World-renowned photographer Eric Martini returns home to restore his relationship with his estranged father, but wounds from the past haunt him. Enchanted by his father’s feisty assistant, he masks his heart and refuses to give in to desire. Convinced his destined future is already written in the stars—and doesn’t include Jade, Eric’s only choice is to walk away.
Will Jade and Eric find the courage to trust the mythical and smokey signs before their paths are severed forever?
Can Jade trust her heart to a trickster? In this riveting enemies to lovers office romance, Darlene Fredette tells the story of two souls yearning for something they feel yet don’t know what it is. Blending indigenous beliefs, modern romance, family drama, and fate, Trickster is all about second chances.
This is my first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. Her talent lies in writing romance with all the emotion you could possibly want without going over the top. She takes characters and breathes life into them. Her descriptive narration plunges the reader into the story. It’s a very immersive reading experience.
In Trickster, Darlene Fredette pulls inspiration for Jade from her own family roots. The writing is not only realistic but heartfelt. I connected with Jade on so many levels.
The romance is a blending of tropes, some of them my favorites. You might call it slow burn but passion simmers under the surface from the very beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Jade and Eric dance around each other before falling in love. The romantic tension is off the charts yet filled with emotion.
If you’re looking for a couple to root for, fall in love with, and help find their happy ending, you’ll want to read this book. Another fantastic book in the Mortar & Pestle series. I look forward to reading more from this author.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Darlene lives with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab on the east coast of Canada. An avid reader since childhood, she loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. Her writing is a combination of heartwarming, contemporary romance and plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn't writing, you'll find her reading, visiting the the Valley, or sitting outside by the fire pit with her family on a warm summer evening.
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Reviewed by: Nancy