4 Hearts · New Adult Contemporary

Fated Series by Hazel Kelly

Cover for book 1 of 5

Lucy and Aiden have been friends since they were kids. Best friends. And they’ll never be anything more.
Or at least, that’s what Lucy keeps telling herself…
**Warning: This new adult romance series contains adult situations and mature content.


Disclaimer: This series is compiled into 5 books. The length of each was pretty decent. They were more then 100 pages each. The following is a review for all 5 books. Also I read them all on kindle unlimited which I love.

My Synopsis

What is more important friendship or the possibility of more?Lucy’s life consist of: work, her dating life and her best friend Aiden.

All of which have some type of hiccup. Either with her boss, her horrible dates from Tinder, and having a long time crush on the one guy that she can never have. He has broken her heart enough times as friends by choosing other women to date over her. She has finally came to terms with being happy with the way their relationship is. The last thing Lucy would ever want it to lose the one person that means the most to her over wanting more than friendship.

Aiden lost almost everything. Between his professional Ruby career Pictureand the respect from his family, he struggles to find joy and balance. He knows of only one constant thing in his life, Lucy. She has been his support through everything and has never looked down on him for quitting rugby. He has always dated the model types – ones with no brains, don’t eat anything, and only use him for his trust-fund. After realizing the wrong women he keeps dating he begins to see Lucy as more than just his longtime friend. He is determined to win Lucy over, but one thing is standing in his way, Lucy.

 For my review of the series 

Okay so here are my questions/biffs..


Tinder???? Really how much can people talk about Tinder? If you do not know what it is, it’s a ‘dating app’; in other words it is like speed dating, all based off looks. You swipe either left or right to like someone or not. Then you can go into more in-depth by clicking on their image to see more photos and some info.

I have heard about this app before briefly by some friends, but this is the first time I have actually had it referenced in a book. You read about twitter and Facebook, but tinder? In the first 2 books it is ALL they talk about.  It became quite annoying. I thought Lucy and her friend didn’t have anything else going on in their lives because of the constant references to it. It seems though it worked for them, in a twisted-sort-of-way.Let us talk about the male protagonist…Aiden. The man that has so many amazing qualities you know it can only be found in a book. Here are just a few:

1) He is super kind and generous to those he carries about.
2) He is hard working and goal driven.
3) He values his family and friends, regardless of the wrongs they have done in the past.
4) He is forgiving.
5) He is crazy in bed.
6) He is a loyal friend and confidant.
7) He is HOT
8) He is smart and athletic.

Who is this dream guy and where can we all get one?


Then we have Lucy… I appreciate that she has some depth to her. She is scarred figuratively and physically. Every person handles grief in their own way.  Lucy handles the loss of her Mother not in a healthy way. I liked the little glimpse of her mom we get to see and stories from Aiden and Lucy. I think seeing the way the two help each other heal was a great theme in the book.Lucy over comes a great deal. She grows emotional through the pages. Coming to grips with her own insecurities. The scene were she tells Aiden about the scars on her arms is so touching. You can feel her fear melting away with him. I really liked it.

I don’t think I can give this series a solid 5 because I was hoping for an Epilogue, but alas there was not one. We end the series on a high note, but I did not feel completely satisfied.

What I imagined Lucy looking like when she went to the wedding.





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