REVIEW: ‘Flirting with Fate’ by J. C. Cervantes is a heartwarming story with a hint of magic


What role does fate play in our lives? ‘Flirting with Fate’ by J. C. Cervantes explores this in a delightful adventure!

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I had a lot of fun while reading Flirting with Fate! This story deals with the topic of grief in an unexpected way and I appreciated the light tone throughout the book.

From the Blurb:

Ava Granados will never forgive herself for being late to her beloved nana’s deathbed. But due to a flash flood that left Ava in a fender bender with a mysterious boy, she missed her grandmother’s mystical blessing — one that has been passed between the women of her family upon death for generations. 
Then Nana’s ghost appears with a challenge from beyond the grave. As it turns out, Nana did give Ava a blessing, but it missed its target, landing with the boy from the night of the storm instead. Was it fate? Ava refuses to believe so. With the help of her sisters and Nana’s rather bumbling spiritual guide, she’s determined to reclaim her share of the family magic and set Nana free.
For guarded Ava, befriending some random boy is the last thing she wants to do. She’s gotten along just fine protecting her heart — keeping people at a distance is a great way to ensure no one ever hurts you. But as Ava embarks on her mission to retrieve the lost blessing, she starts to wonder if getting close to thunderstorm boy is worth the risk.

I grew up watching Spanish soap operas and Flirting with Fate definitely took me back to my childhood with its fun plot!

There are a lot of unbelievable events that happen in this book but every moment had me grinning because of the ridiculousness of the situation. I kept thinking, well of course this would happen because if it all worked out then it would be boring right? Despite the humor, Flirting with Fate deals with heavy topics and I enjoyed the balance of humor and tenderness.

The Granados is a family where the women pass on magical blessings to the next generation upon their death. Ava receives the phone call no one wishes to hear and rushes into a storm so she can say a final goodbye to her grandmother. Nothing comes easy on this night. On her way there she hits a random guy’s truck while driving. This is when fate takes control of Ava’s life…maybe this guy actually isn’t so random.

I adored every character! The Granados family is the center of it all. Ava and her two sisters were so special. They share a strong bond and I loved their relationship. For anyone who has siblings of their own then they’ll find the Granados sisters relatable. Their individual stories mix well with one another and will pull at readers’ heartstrings.

When Ava finds out the truth about the night of her grandmother’s death, she goes on a fun adventure to get her blessing back. Her life twists once again with the random boy she never thought she’d see again.

There is no other word to describe Ava and Rion’s romance besides sweet. It’s very reminiscent of first love and how magical that is. I loved their interactions. Both of them help one another heal from things that they’ve never shared with other people.

I really enjoyed Flirting with Fate! J. C. Cervantes told a heartfelt story in a humorous way. Readers are sure to question whether fate truly plays a role in our lives. And if it does, how does it? If you’re in the mood for something to lift your spirits then this is the perfect book for you.

A humorous and sweet story

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