Can’t Fight Fate – Review

Screenshot_2015-09-12-19-53-48_20150924200840101_20150924201815286 (1)Written By: Lisa N. Edwards

Can’t Fight Fate is a story about an entertainment attorney in her late 30’s who is hyper-focused on finding “The Guy.” Sparked by a visit to a psychic seventeen years earlier, Nikki Kirkpatrick holds each new beau up to the litmus test set forth by the seer to see if they measure up. After seventeen years with nothing to show for it aside from failed relationships, Nikki heads to L.A. to work with Hollywood’s best and brightest. Will it lead to her finding the man the psychic spoke about? Well, you’ll just have to read to find that out, I won’t give any spoilers.

Author Lisa N. Edwards’ story is full of angst and longing. Her stream of consciousness writing style makes it feel like you are truly in the head of her protagonist. Edwards takes you deep into the everyday life of her main character; combined with the realistic happenings and outcomes gave it the same true-to-life feel as The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Yet Nikki’s resilience and determination give you hope for a ‘happily ever after’ that you just don’t get from The Bell Jar and I’m a sucker for happy endings. Edwards’ skill at portraying her MC makes you forget that you are reading about a fictional person and you can’t help but find yourself empathizing with the intense desires of the lead character.

If you’re looking for a story that will make you question all your preconceptions about fate, love and ‘meant to be,’ then this is the story for you. The only qualms you may have with this story are the typos, there were a number of them scattered throughout the book along with a few hard to understand sentences. But don’t let that scare you off, the story line will have you intrigued from start to finish and you will be oh-so-glad Edwards has a second book already in the works!