Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
For Danielle Darcey when the sun sets in London the magic begins, but just as that magic begins her fairy tale romance ends... A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it’s silly to wish for that, naive even. But she’s met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux. While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he’s no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire. Fateful is a clean, coming of age vampire romance that blends fantasy and paranormal with a healthy dose of romance and a dash of humor.
Once I read about this I was thinking it would be like other vampire books, but I couldn’t be more wrong. This book was amazing! I love the characters and plot! I listen to the audiobook of this as a gift from the author and couldn’t have enjoyed it many more. The narrator, Tristan Hunt, did an amazing job bring each characters voice to life. The tones fit along with the roller-coaster of these pages. I love Danielle affection for the classic ‘love’ ways. And Ethan is the perfect guy in today’s world. There were a few twist that pulls the plot into different ways turning the story onto a new path. There are so many different things in this book, than in other vampire books. One of my favorite parts is that Danielle is a American in London, she talks about how’s it different. How easy she gets lost. Her painting, little habits like this is part of the reason I feel hard for this world! Ethan is a classic guy. Meaning he opens door, give complements; a gentleman. I like how even though he is a vampire he knows his food and just how Danielle likes it. He is a typical vampire meaning he will do whatever he can to keep who he loves safe! There are so many side character that I love, love. That I would like to read their backstories too! I enjoy the playfulness between the characters. How they stand up for what they believe it right. And how the talk about food and other magical creatures. This is an amazing, clean read, vampire story! (Witch is something I may add that I adore this is a clean read with a meaning full plot!