Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central
Seventeen years ago, Nikki met with a psychic, who told her she’d meet the man of her dreams someday. He’d be incredibly handsome with gorgeous green eyes and she’d fall instantly in love with him, yet there was one caveat. In the words of the psychic: “Remember, he’s nice to look at, nice to see, but if you chase him, he will flee.”
In the here and now, Nikki has her life together. She’s got a great career, great friends. The only thing missing is a good man to share it all with. Having recently gone through a painful break-up, she’s not sure she’s up for getting into another relationship. For most of her adult life, she’s been comparing the men she’s been involved with to the man the psychic promised for her. It’s way too much for anyone to live up to. Just when she’s sure it’s time to throw in the towel and start living in the real world, foregoing the prophecies laid out for her, she finds herself face to face with a man with gorgeous green eyes. The. One.
Can’t Fight Fate takes us through Nikki’s journey into self discovery. Even after she’s found him, her green-eyed man, how can she be sure she can rely on the words a stranger prophesied nearly two decades ago? When she finds herself falling for him and yet feeling her heart pulled in another direction entirely, is she upsetting the natural order of things, or can she truly live her life with no strings attached? Maybe the green-eyed man is just a catalyst for things to come. Or, maybe not, and he truly is The. One. How can she know for sure?
I enjoyed the concepts and interesting story line Lisa N. Edwards created. There were moments that were a little difficult to follow, at times, but I was able to catch on and keep up with the various directions and situations Nikki finds herself in. I was also left wanting more from the ending. Maybe we will discover once and for all if Nikki’s love life truly is written and captured in the stars in Chasing Butterflies (Can’t Fight Fate trilogy Book 2).