Legal thriller #BookReview Appointed by Fate by @Skye_McNeil7 #Giveaway


Author: Skye McNeil
Title: Appointed by Fate
Series: The Mobster Files, Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

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One of Iowa’s most prominent criminal attorneys, Joci Dorous is ruthless and devoid of emotion in the courtroom. It’s what makes her the best. Her most recent client allegedly committed murder and, despite a rocky start, Joci is determined to win Cameron Shearer’s case.

Since this is her first homicide, she has the support of a second-chair attorney—her ex who wants her back. To make things more complicated, her hunky cop of a booty call, Cameron’s arresting officer, isn’t quite ready to let her go either. Who knew being surrounded by three hot guys could be so deliciously exhausting?

As the mystery of the case unravels, she soon discovers the true reason behind Cameron’s impromptu visit to Iowa. It’s this knowledge that endangers all those she holds dear. Caught up in confusion, chaos, and criminal law, how will her heart survive the final verdict?


Joci has just landed her first murder case to defend Cameron who was busted during a drug deal gone wrong where someone was killed. 
The officer who arrested him, Quinn, is friends-with-benefits with Joci. The second-chair defense lawyer Adrian is Joci's ex husband who also wants her back.
And guess what? Cameron is Joci's childhood friend who Joci still has the hots for.
See how complicated things are already?

So Joci is trying to find out what really happened on the night Cameron was arrested and build a viable defense case for him.
Meanwhile she is carrying on relationships in one form or another with all three men.

The suspense angle worked very well because I wanted to know what really happened with Cameron and who was behind what was going on.
But the romance aspect didn't work well for me. I got frustrated with this story a few times and had to put it down on those occasions
I mean, kudos to Joci, for managing to juggle three men at the same time. But I felt the author was stringing the reader along the same way Joci was stringing her men along because you didn't know whose camp to pitch your cheering tent--Quinn, Cameron or Adrian? Although I never liked Adrian.

That said, I think fans of crime/legal thrillers will love this book more than traditional romance fans.



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Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favouring criminal law.

Skye enjoys writing romantic comedies and cozy mysteries novels that leave readers wanting more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.

Her constant writing companions are two cats and two dogs. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.

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