Kismet – Endgame Series #2
by Leigh Ann Lunsford
~ a power that is believed to control what happens in the future
Brody Collier disappeared without saying goodbye. It was for the best—he was everything I was avoiding. The regimented Air Force lifestyle, the way his love made me weak, discarding me in the end . . . like my choices didn’t matter.
Emberlee Winchester appeared in my life, and I didn’t have a chance. She was everything I wanted— just at the wrong time. I had to break her heart so she could find her own way. I always planned to come back for her, but making her mine was a greater feat than I expected.
Blowing my life apart wasn’t my intent. Weaving it back together was my biggest challenge.
Her friends hate her. Her father disappoints her. Her fight is waning. It’s the perfect time for me to win her over— or so I thought.
Our struggles bring us together. Neither of us have a choice.
I’m feeling a bit off my rocker… hysterical. I wonder if my straight jacket will be sparkly. I’ll put in a request for them to refrain from giving me a pink one. I don’t like pink.
Your eyes light up and crinkle when you mention her. The tone of our voice could thaw an igloo. Your smile – it’s genuine.
Dude, when you get her to talk to you again… word of advice. Don’t let her cook for you. I don’t think I spent more than five minutes out of the bathroom all night.
That’s why you won’t get your man card back. It was a few extra reps, and you’d think you were in a chain gang in a maximum security prison.
My boyfriend is downing whiskey like he’s the taste tester for Wild Turkey.
We know what we’re doing. Both of us know we’re playing with fire – we struck the match, but you don’t need to pour the gasoline.
I started Kismet with a sense of trepidation as I didn’t care the character of Emberlee in the first book of the series and knew she would be the featured character of this installment. Emberlee was a rich mean girl, arrogant, selfish, fiery, despicable, manipulative, moody, callous… you get the picture… and she had been rather diabolical with her conniving mind games. However, I couldn’t help but thaw and begin to feel empathetic toward her as the narrative began to peel back her layers, reveal her history, and expose her deluded motivations. She was a twisted sister, but at least she realized it, regretted it, sought help, and worked hard to atone for her misdeeds. And who doesn’t love seeing a mean girl suffer some? Kismet had an eventful storyline with many twists and turns and I enjoyed each curve in the road of Emberlee’s transformation and re-connection with Brody. Ms. Lunsford’s wicked sense of humor was in good form with loads of clever banter and amusing inner musings. In addition to the saucy levity, the writing was sizzling with sensuality as well as emotive, thoughtful, and insightful as Emberlee struggled to atone and improve. The tight-knit group expanded with two additional characters bringing added layers and texturing to the tale. I am more than eager to see what Ms. Lunsford does with the next installment.
About the Author
Leigh Ann Lunsford is a stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come.