Waiting Fate by W.B. Kinnette~A Review

Lately, I've gotten to write about some really neat books and now I'm at it again. This time for a friend of mine who is an absolutely stellar writer. She's got some hot stuff rising on the Amazon charts, but I can't divulge her true identity. W.B. Kinnette is a pen name and her super hero identity, she tells me, because writing under a pen name is (apparently) an exercise in complete freedom. I think I need to try it sometime.

Waiting Fate begins with a great escape. That's all I'll say about it because it sets up the rest of the book beautifully. Then it chronicles the experiences of a young woman starting her life over and how hard, but satisfying that experience can be. Of course, there is a good-looking guy who's crushed on her since about the third grade, so Waiting Fate details their friendship and sweet love story. He's romantic, protective, and tries to take care of her. To me, there is nothing more amazing (and romantic~trying not to say it too much:) than a man who will help a woman with the overwhelming duties of motherhood and going to college. It's well-written, riveting, has some unbelievable twists and turns, and a fulfilling ending. As you can see, I'm a big fan. I wasn't really sure what to expect when I began reading Waiting Fate, but I couldn't put it down. And that, friends, is the mark of a great book.

Here's an excerpt:

As he walked her to her door, she slid her small fingers into his, and he ran his thumb across the back of her hand. The night was cool. At the door she turned, smiling up at him. “Thank you Archer. It was… fun.”

He couldn’t see clearly, but he could swear she was smirking. Yeah, you blew your chance. Way to go. So he hugged her, wrapping his arms around her waist, like he’d done a hundred other times before. They were a huggy group.

He was surprised when she rose on her toes and slid her arms around his neck, holding tight like he was a lifeline. He pulled back, just a bit, hoping but afraid to hope as he searched her eyes. They sparkled, just a bit, and then she leaned forward, closing the gap between them and brushing her lips against his.

Time stopped. The world stopped and he froze in shock. It took him several seconds to realize what was happening, and then he kissed her back, holding her tight against him. He could feel her heart racing, matching his. When she relinquished his lips, he sucked in a breath, struggling to breathe. “I’ve wanted to do that since high school,” he muttered, almost without realizing it. 

 And a bio:

W.B. Kinnette was born and raised in Utah, the baby of the family and spoiled rotten. She lived briefly in Texas and Alaska before coming back to raise her family only a few miles from her childhood home. She’s loved writing since she was small, because daydreams demand to be written down. She believes that dreams must be chased, if only so she can tell her children honestly that dreams do come true if you work hard enough – and never give up!


Sometimes Fate hides in plain sight while you stumble through darkness.

Ivy escapes from an abusive husband, finding peace with her daughter in her childhood home. She’s determined to keep her past a secret to protect those she loves.

Archer has been in love with the same girl since seventh grade. When Ivy comes back into his life—bruised, broken, and haunted by secrets—he knows he can’t lose her again.

But Ivy made a promise to her daughter. No one would hurt them again. She’s afraid to trust, afraid to be wrong again, and afraid that the one man she’s loved forever will break her heart.

Fate might take it’s time, but it won’t wait forever. 

Buy Waiting Fate at Amazon 

Twitter: @wbkinnette

Website: www.wbkinnette.wordpress.com


  1. One of my fav romantic comedies is Notting Hill.

  2. I love How to Low a Guy in 10 Days and The Proposal for romantic comedies.


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