#NewRelease “Forbidden Fate” by Mary Catherine Gebhard

FORBIDDEN FATE (Crown Point #3) by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Release Date: May 28th

Aundi’s Musings…

5 Green Ink Crowns

I didn’t think anything could crush me quite like Stolen Soulmate did but leave it to Mary to correct my assumption. This story is like a million tiny papercuts, each page turned is one more cut until you’ve completely bled out and you didn’t even realize it was happening. Her words will siphon everything from you and leave you with a sense that you will never, and I mean never be the same again. 

Then I was alone, only the distant sound of music and laughter my company. The quiet grew the longer I stood, until I felt so insignificant, I couldn’t breathe. 

I don’t want to put much into this review, because it’s imperative that you go in completely blind. But this story takes place immediately after the end of book 1. You are thrust right into the reception between Gray and Lottie, and the aftermath of what had just previously transpired between Story and Gray. 

That glare, those words, that glimpse of the Story that always called me on my shit. It was like a drop of heroin in my blood. 

Gray and Story’s love is all consuming, their journey is not easy to say the least. They must fight and claw to try and get through all the things that come their way. I physically hurt for them on a visceral level, their pain was my pain. From the very first page of this book your heart is going to constrict as if it’s in a vice and as you go through that vice is going to twist and tighten never letting up until you feel as if you can’t fully breathe. 

You’re not supposed to be the villain in your own story,

So many times, throughout this book I had to stop take a breath and step away for a minute to gather myself. Mary writes with this intensity that has you on the edge and your emotions all over the place, you feel lost untethered and drifting, trying desperately to ground yourself.  

Grayson Crown doesn’t just set himself on fire to keep others warm, he bleeds himself dry to keep them alive.

Mary has the ability to render you utterly speechless with her words, this book is angst wrapped in emotional turmoil with a side of intensity. This is NOT an easy read; this book will pull every single emotion out of you leaving you spent. She has taken my heart and crushed it, leaving a hollow cavity where it used to be. But I would not have it any other way. This is without a doubt a TOP READ of 2020. The stories that hurt are the ones you never forget, and this story literally tore me to shreds. These characters and this world will live with me forever, Mary has claimed a piece of me, and I don’t want it back.  

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy 


I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.I broke it.

When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces…but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises.

I refuse to let him lock me in a tower.

I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me–another cruel prince.

Refuge in a man I loathe.

Rescued from the man I love.

I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.

But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden.Our happily ever after will only end one way…in heartbreak.

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Start Grayson and Story’s journey in Stolen Soulmate!


There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the eyes.It protects us more than them.I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.He hates me.He torments me.He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t need me.I shouldn’t need him.But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy.

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About the Author:

I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide.

I wanted to be a marine biologist.

An actor.

A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).

One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone.

These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course

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