Fate Actually (Moonstone Cove Book 2) by Elizabeth Hunter
Set in the idyllic wine country of California, Moonstone Cove is the last place you would expect murder and intrigue. But a near mass-shooting has triggered different paranormal gifts in three women; Katherine, Toni, and Megan, who become the key to solving and stopping a number of illicit and unscrupulous events. Toni is an empath whose tough exterior has kept men at arm’s length for over 40 years. Now with her feelings constantly overwhelmed with other’s emotions she doubts she’ll ever be able to handle a relationship. However, one genuinely good, and not to mention hot, younger guy, Henry Durand, might just be the balm her psychic ability needs.
Elizabeth Hunter never fails to produce realistic characters in authentic relationships. I think with the ladies in Moonstone Cove, she might have actually outdone herself. Katherine, Toni, Megan might be three of my favorite characters ever; they are unique in their own right with an amazing chemistry that makes you wish you could join their wine Wednesday gatherings. It wouldn’t even surprise me if Elizabeth told us they were actually based on real people, psychic abilities and all, that’s how believable they are. No spoilers here, but I can’t help but including a teaser about one “little” event that totally upends Toni’s world that took me totally by surprise. Elizabeth’s inclusion of something so unusual in women’s fiction, is again one more reason I love reading her books so much.
Fate Actually, is so much more than great relationships that it’s worthy of 5+ stars! It’s a wonderfully compelling mystery, full of tension and intrigue along with the romance and relationships. There are so many twists and turns that it is hard to put the book down and a marvelously satisfying ending that makes you eager to get Megan’s point of view in the last book of the series.
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.