Role of Fate Series
These books are intended for a mature audience.
These contemporary romances explore the role that fate plays in our lives. With just a hint of suspense and mystery, there's something in these stories for everyone!
Deciding Fate (Book 1)
Fate isn't a decision that we get to make.
Hunter Simms has overcome many hardships to get to where he is. He lost his parents as a teen and stepped up to take responsibility of raising his younger brother and sister. Hunter's overcome every obstacle in his life except for one—Kate Richardson. Hunter's loved Kate since the second grade, but one poor choice made years ago, has made him the person she hates the most.
Kate decided years ago that Hunter has no place in her life. A desperate call for help from her brother threatens to change Kate's life forever. Can Kate trust Hunter to help, and will she trust fate to decide her future?
"Told from the alternating point of view of both Kate and Hunter, 'Deciding Fate' is a thrilling romance novel about choices and consequences and second chances." InD'tale Magazine, September 2015 - See full review here.
Blinding Fate (Book 2)
Fate can blindside you in an instant.
In one blinding moment Meg Johnson went from successful chef to woman running for her life. No friends. No relationships. Don't even leave the house if you don't have to. Meg has stayed under the radar because she abides by these rules—mostly. When her elderly landlord and only friend in town is missing, she has no choice but to break yet another rule and answer the questions of the policeman who comes to her door.
Tyler McMann's life changed forever because of one secret. He knows as soon as he sets foot on Meg's front porch that she has secrets of her own. He can't allow himself to become involved with a woman who's clearly hiding something, but he can't deny the attraction between them either. Can he learn to trust Meg, and can he trust fate to lead him down the path he's meant to travel?
"Suspenseful. Exciting. Smart. Ms. Lassiter wove little tidbits of the mystery thorughout the novel keeping the romance reader involved in the character's budding relationship as well as the mystery buff's problem-solving compulsion satisfied." InD'tale Magazine, February 2016
"The second book in Lassiter's 'Role of Fate' series truly delivers, with suspense, intrigue, and a great romance." RT Book Review Source, February 2016
Creating Fate (Book 3)
We can't create our own fate.
Justin Simms joined the Army to distance himself from his family and the painful secret he's hiding from them. When he has to travel home for his brother's wedding, he worries they'll find out he's not as happy as he pretends to be.
Justin notices Annie immediately. She's smart, beautiful, and recently out of a relationship—all the traits he looks for in a woman. She's also wholesome and looking for Mr. Right—two things that scare the crap out of him. Yet, spending time with Annie makes him happy. He doesn't have to pretend.
Annie's a strong, intelligent woman who is successful in every way except for one. Her first sexual encounter with her teenage boyfriend was a disaster and has haunted her ever since. Annie just knows that if she finds true love, her insecurities will fade away. She isn't ashamed to admit she's looking for love. Her parents have had a happy marriage, so why should she settle for anything less? When Annie meets Justin, she thinks he might be the one she's looking for. Will Justin realize that meeting Annie really was fate and deal with his past before it's too late?
of the 2017 New England
RWA Reader's Choice
Award for Romantic Suspense
Guiding Fate (Book 4)
Even fate can use a guiding hand.
Melanie Woodside, ER nurse and single mom, has endured suffering of her own. Her ne'er-do-well husband bailed after learning she was pregnant with their first child. Now he's back and threatening her new life. When a hot Marine moves in next door, Melanie has more than enough on her plate, without trying to heal her new neighbor as well. But a handsome man battling the wounds of war is hard to resist, especially when he and her son take an instant liking to each other. And having him close makes her feel safer.
Will Everton is a hero of the Iraqui conflict, according to the Marine Corps, his friends, and his family. The problem is, he feels more like a mess. Plagued by headaches and nightmares, Will just wants solitude to glue his wounded psyche back together. That means keeping his distance from his pretty new neighbor. But when her son refuses to recognize the boundaries between Will's house and his own, neither Will nor Melanie can resist a little boy's pleas for togetherness. If Will's presence deters Melanie's ex, all the better.
Can Will trust himself to be the strong, steady man they need? And can Melanie trust herself not to repeat the mistakes of her past? Fate brought them together...will it be enough to keep them here?
"Two likeable protagonists and an entire town of interesting secondary characters make for an enthralling romance." RT Book Review Source, May 2016
Trusting Fate (Book 5)
Fate brought this unlikely pair together...but only trust will make them one.
Vivienne Prescott is on the run from the life her grandmother wants to force her into—the right marriage, being seen in the right places with the right people. That life feels empty now that the rest of her famiy is gone. When the heiress finds herself in a small Virginia town, surrounded by the handsome, kind Brady and his warm and loving family, she wants to stay. Has fate given her the man with whom she can finally be herself?
Brady Richardson can't believe it when a lovely stranger crashes her motorcycle almost on the front steps of his busy restuarant. When she wants to stay and work there, he's thrilled at the chance to get to know her. But who is the mysterious stranger tailing her, and why won't Viv answer his questions about her life? He's been burned before, and he's not about to trust a woman who won't give up her secrets.
Finally Fate (Book 6)
Fate may take its own sweet time, but true love is worth the wait.
Kennedy Simms has grown weary of love passing her by, and she’s tired of her well-meaning but overprotective brother meddling in her life. When fate brings Kennedy a handsome, intelligent, and wealthy boyfriend, she thinks it’s finally her turn. But if William is her one and only, then why can’t she stop thinking about someone else?
Bryce Chambers has liked Kennedy from afar for too many years. She’s smart and beautiful and unfortunately, the sister of his very good friend and boss. Bryce abides by the Guy Code and tries to keep away from Kennedy, but when he can’t suppress his feelings any longer, Kennedy’s with the perfect William. Will Bryce find a way to move on with his life, or will fate finally bring him the love he’s been waiting for?