Some secrets can destroy…
Bridgette Schaefer has been through more in her twenty-two years of life than most people survive in a lifetime. Finally, she can see the light at the end of the tunnel and control is within her grasp. With a fresh start ahead, there’s nothing but blank pages to be filled. Unfortunately, a lie by omission quickly weaves itself into a dangerous web of half-truths. As she battles between right and wrong, she discovers that sometimes there is only defeat when it comes to matters of desire.
While others can set you free…
Troy Sorano has one rule – no lies. Yet he’s spent years hiding behind a well-placed mask, forced to hide who he yearns to be. On the outside he’s confident, fun, and sexy-as-sin, but there’s so much more hidden within. When fate intervenes, he can’t help but wonder if Bridgette could be the one to accept him for who he is. As he struggles through his fear of rejection, he discovers he’s not the only one hiding the truth.
I can’t even deal. Every book this woman writes just gets better and better. The ‘ Life. Destiny. Fate.’ Series is just simply astonishing. I’m just so lost for words. First of all I want to say that this book deserves more than 5 hearts from me. A-D-O-R-E-D Bridgette and Troy’s story. While this is the 3rd installment in the series, it CAN be read as a standalone as well. However – I don’t recommend this because then you’ll be missing out of Alexa & Vincent, and Cara & Abel. Two stories that you absolutely DON’T want to miss out on.
I know my limits, and what I can handle. You’re a drug I’ve never had and my body has been craving you.
LK Collins just can’t disappoint me. I swear. I know that I will always be a super fangirl for her, because of her way with words (and that she’s a complete darling!). Now I don’t want to give away too much of the story, because seriously… you need to read this. Hands down, without a doubt one of the best books I have EVER read. This book is so intense and emotional you’ll be sure to devour it just as I had.
Essentialism pretty much picks up with the introductions of Bridgette and Troy. Now Bridgette is Alexa’s sister. Alexa is the main character of Fatalism, who is with Vincent. Vincent has a younger brother named Abel, who is in an intoxicating relationship with Cara, Alexa’s best friend. Cara and Abel share their story with Determinism. Now that you’re all caught up with the relationship statuses I can tell you that Bridgette and Troy are phenomenal. Troy just so happens to be a firefighter, who works with Abel. We all know about firefighters in books. There is something about a man with a hot body, tattoos, and dark secrets who is absolutely delicious that will make you drool and then some.
He is essential to my sanity, my well-being, and everything that matters. He is a part of me, has been from the day I met him.
Bridgette and Troy have an undeniable connection. The chemistry that flows between the two is unfathomable. Trying not to give in to the electric touches and lustful glares is hard, especially when you still have a boyfriend. I loved how sincere Bridgette was, along with her strength and sassy attitude. Troy, well seriously… just saying his name is enough. He is THE ultimate perfection in a firefighters form. Yes, I say that with a heavy heart since I claimed Vincent as my favorite love of the series. I still stand by how much I love Vincent, but LK makes it incredibly hard for me to focus when she just keeps on bringing the sexy.
“You promise you’ll always be my sun?
“I promise. You can trust me. Always, Okay? I’ll never let you down.”
Essentialism intertwines both Fatalism and Determinism beautifully. The surprises and the tie-in from both couples in each book are so fantastic. You find out certain things that further the stories of all the couples which will leave you bewildered! Essentialism is an emotional rollercoaster that will leave you speechless and boggle your mind. With angsty moments and lustful sexual scenes of pure bliss this book will leave you completely sated. I Highly recommend this series and greatly encourage you to read all of the stories. LK is a brilliant writer who is meant to go far in the industry and I will GLADLY continue to be one of her dedicated loyal fans!
LK Collins is first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. She loves music and has openly admitted that she’s addicted to it. Without the strength of the words from some of her favorite artists, what she does…would not be possible. She works the normal 9 to 5 like the rest of the world, but is fortunate that she’s allowed to listen to music for eight hours a day. When she gets home, she turns into Superwoman; juggling the crazy world of being an indie author, a mom, and a wife. Both her daughter and her husband share names with famous presidents. Her husband is referred to by her readers as “the Prez”, a name well deserved.
LK has had a passion for the worlds created by authors for as long as she can remember and with the support of the Prez, she has successfully self-published three titles in the Life. Destiny. Fate Series. While her books are erotica, they are also known for dramatic storylines that will keep the reader enthralled from page one. Not to mention that while she may write a series, each is a stand-alone novel offering the reader a happily ever after. No cliffhangers for this author!
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