Wednesday, December 23, 2015

TESTING FATE by Belinda Boring


Series:  The Mystic Wolves, #3

Author:  Belinda Boring

Publish Date:   03.27.13

Publisher:  Blushing Heart Press

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Recommended for:  16+ (sex is alluded, but not graphic)

Received from:  Belinda Boring (in exchange for an honest review)

Tour by:  Read Between the Lines

Date completed: 02.17.14

Goodreads link: Testing Fate

Description from the publisher:

Nothing burns as bright as the flames of the refiner’s fire.

Moments after hearing the Council sentence her enemy to life imprisonment for attempted murder and illegal use of magic, Darcy is whisked away by the Fates—accused of tampering with destiny.  The cherished dream she shared with Mason has been called into question, placing doubt about whether they are actually true mates.  To resolve it, a price must be paid—the Heart or Death—a grueling series of tests designed to reveal a person’s worth.

The stakes are high and Darcy finds herself facing the unknown in conditions that leave her more vulnerable than she’s ever been.  Separated from Mason and her Pack, with Devlin as her only companion, she is pushed to her very limits.  She must succeed—or lose everything.

Will she crumble under the pressure or emerge stronger for testing fate?


Book 3 in The Mystic Wolves series; these must be read in order.

TESTING FATE picks up exactly where FORGET ME NOT leaves off.

I am late posting this, because I just could not force myself to read it too quickly.  I wanted to savor every word, live every moment with these characters.

From the very first paragraph of this story, the action was pushing me along.  I was holding my breath with Darcy at the disorientation of being removed from the courtroom and landing in the home of the Fates.  Even though Klothos admits that she guided their dreams and that neither Darcy nor Mason asked for her intervention, the other two Fates demand that Darcy and Mason be tested to prove that their love was destined.  They are sentenced to Heart or Death, a series of trials to determine their resolve and their character.  The Fates seem capricious, and honestly, life is unpredictable at times so that should be no surprise.  First there is the insistence that Darcy and Mason prove themselves, when they didn't instigate this situation.  Then they are told they must complete the trials with no memory of each other – therefore, not knowing why they are going through these tests, just that they must.  The final blow is when they are stripped of their wolves and must face it all as humans.  I won't go any further, because I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I will say it is all worth it. 

Then there is the ending.  That is a real WTF moment!  Ms. Boring has been called the queen of cliffhangers.  She is, and we are all her willing masochists.  I know I am willing because her stories must be read.  I need to know what happens next.  Thank God I have the next book and the Christmas novella already in my little hands.  Expect those reviews to be posted soon.

Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors

Other books in the Mystic Wolves series:

  1. The Mystic Wolves
  2. Forget Me Not
  3. Testing Fate
  4. Forever Changed
  5. A Very Mystic Christmas (bonus novella)

Other Books from this Author:

  • Enchanted Hearts
  • Paranormal Pantry
  • Loving Liberty
  • Broken Promises
  • A Midsummer Night’s Fling
  • Blood Oath
  • Jagged Edges


“But, do you truly understand what you’re saying?  Are you willing to put Darcy and your Pack through more attempts like Amber’s?  Are you willing to fight a challenge with every suitor that comes along?”

“Yes.  If that’s what is needed, then I will beat them all!”  Mason’s body stiffened with determination and I could only imagine what his wolf was experiencing below the surface.  Male werewolves were dominant and extremely territorial.  I had no doubt Mason would fight to the death, as many times as he needed to, in order to keep me by his side.

“I am sure you would, young Alpha.  But are you willing to have Darcy do that as well?  Will you be able
to watch her fight to the death?  Is your pride worth the risk?  Are you willing to test fate?”





originally posted 02.21.14 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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