Fighting Fate by Diana Munoz Stewart

Posted on June 20, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 2 Comments

Fighting Fate is the first book of Diana Munoz Stewart I have the pleasure of reading. It will definitely not be my last. It is the prequel to the Spy Makers Guild series.


Fighting Fate by Diana Munoz StewartTitle: Fighting Fate: A Spy Makers Guild Prequel Novella
Author(s): Diana Muñoz Stewart
Published by Kiss and Tell Books on June 20, 2023
Pages: 148
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Author
Format: ARC
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

Risking herself to rescue others. No problem. Risking her heart on love? Problem.
DadaAs a Guild operative, I’ve seamlessly taken on dozens of false identities. Going undercover as a nun? No problem. But when my routine mission turns into a hunt for a vicious serial killer, I’m forced to join forces with Sion Bradford. Problem. The sexy, ex-soccer player doesn’t, for one minute, believe I’m a nun. Too many lives are at stake to tell him the truth. So, why am I struggling to keep the faith?
SeanLearned a lot since leaving sports to go chase down degenerates. Mostly, how to spot a liar. Not that I need that skill when it comes to Dada. The woman's every shade of hot, knows self-defense, and is a great kisser. Plainly, she's rubbish at being a nun. Still, joining forces with her to take a killer off the streets is a no-brainer. I'd risk Hell itself to stop this lunatic and keep her safe.
As things heat up between Sean and Dada, their search for a serial killer turns into a deadly cat and mouse game. With time running out, they come face-to-face with the truth about each other and an unexpected and vicious murderer.

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Fighting Fate introduces Dada, whose current undercover assignment requires her to pretend to be a nun. A tricky cover as she unwittingly turns heads wherever she goes. Her mission, take down human traffickers. To accomplish her mission, she enlists the help of former footballer Sean Bradford. Sean too had a vested interest in taking down these traffickers, making him the perfect partner. However, while searching for clues regarding the traffickers, they came upon the trail of a serial killer.

The story delivered everything I expect from a romantic suspense. An engaging plot, likeable characters, edge of your seat suspense, gritty action and a sizzling romance served on the side. Despite the brevity of the story, it packed a punch.

Sean and Dada made a great team. Sean’s reaction when he first met Dada while in her nun attire was priceless. I enjoyed seeing them working together. Although Dada made some questionable moves which brought danger in their midst, she proved to be a competent operative.

Now, while we get to see the case with the serial killer wrapped up, we don’t get to see how the reason for Dada’s uncover assignment played out. The information is there to say it happened, but readers do not get to experience the actual event. This, for me, was a letdown. Fortunately it did not dampen my enjoyment of the story.

I enjoyed this brief introduction into the Spy Makers Guild world and look forward to more in the series. Fans of romantic suspense featuring kick ass heroines would enjoy this introduction to the Spy Makers Guild series.


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About Diana Muñoz Stewart

Armed with a razor-sharp wit and a rolled-up MFA in Creative Writing, Diana Muñoz Stewart cartwheel-kicked her way into publishing with her fiery Black Ops Confidential series. Washington Independent Review of Books called the series’ award-winning debut, “original, impressive” a “rollicking good ride” and “high-octane.” Of her writing Publishers Weekly said, “Stewart plays adeptly with the reader’s emotions” and noted that in her series, “Stewart’s talent shines.” Of her unflinching openness in taking on today’s relevant topics, Booklist noted, Munoz-Stewart discusses such sensitive topics as human trafficking, sexual violence, and sexism…while the diverse …Parish family and their mission to protect women everywhere give these topics…hope…  Kirkus Book Reviews noted her romantic suspense series, along with having, “Sizzling physical encounters” also “enables an emphasis on recovery and power.” Munoz Stewart’s work has been a BookPage Top 15 Romance of 2018, a Night Owl Top Pick, A BookPage Top Pick, and an Amazon Book of the Month. A 2014 Pages From The Heart Winner, 2015 Golden Heart® Finalist, 2016 Daphne du Maurier Finalist, and a 2016 Gateway to the Best Winner, Diana Munoz Stewart is a member of a Novelist Inc (NINC)International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime Diana lives in an often chaotic and always welcoming home that—depending on the day—can hold husband, kids, extended family, friends, and a canine or two. A believer in the power of words to heal, connect, and distract from chores, Diana blogs regularly on topics near and dear to her heart, including spotlight pieces on strong women from around the world. When not writing, Diana can be found kayaking, doing sprints up her long driveway—harder than it sounds–attempting yoga on her deck, or hiking with the man who’s had her heart since they were teens. Diana is represented by the wonderful Michelle Grajkowski of Three Seas Literary Agency.

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