Cassandra Steel’s passion for science opens doors to an incredible opportunity—a study abroad program in Colombia’s Amazon Rainforest. Still reeling from a devastating breakup, Cassie throws herself into research, convinced that love is not in the cards. However, fate has other plans.
Enter Zhang Xuan, a captivating fellow scientist who unexpectedly captures Cassie’s heart. As they begin to explore their feelings for each other, they are forced to confront the harsh reality that their time together may be limited.
With their time abroad coming to an end, Cassie undertakes a final humanitarian project, delivering school supplies to local children. But tragedy strikes when a devastating mudslide hits. Against all odds, Cassie and Xuan cling to the hope that their connection is more than mere chance—a result of a powerful twist of fate. Join Cassie and Zhang on a journey of true love, blazing as fiercely as the stars, as they navigate the complexities of destiny and defy the odds that stand in their way.
Kayla Cunningham holds two education degrees, and she teaches history at the high school level and adult ESL, while also volunteering as a Hostage Crisis Negotiator. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Second Language and enjoys taking flying lessons with her husband. Kayla has a passion for traveling and meeting people from different cultures around the world. She hosted six boys from China and has traveled to Asia many times. She was born in San Luis Obispo and raised outside the city of Santa Cruz, California. She is an advocate of exploring issues of racism and current events, including the rise in Asian hate crimes caused by the pandemic. Fated to Love You is Cunningham’s first contemporary romance novel. She just completed the second installment of the Chasing the Comet series and is currently working on a YA fantasy trilogy called Storm Breaker.
“Fans of Nicholas Sparks and John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, pick up this book!”-Author Miranda Lee
“Cassie and Xuan’s relationship is one worth mimicking, as it shows the devotion and love they hold for each other, while not letting anything or anyone get in the way.”-San Francisco Book Review
“This book discloses the fundamental mystery of where the very core of love germinates from and the elements that keep it prevailing, despite the odds.”- OnlineBookClub.org Review
“With relatable characters, a compelling plot, and thought- provoking themes, Fated to Love You is a book that will stay with readers long after they have turned the last page.”— Manhattan Book Review
“Fated to Love You starts off with one of the closest things to a literal bang I can think of.”-Seattle Book Review
“The author’s creativity in exploring strong themes in this engrossing tale made it possible to award the book a perfect rating. I recommend this book to lovers of romance fiction and also to persons whose relationships may be going through certain upheavals.”-OnlineBookClub.org Review
“More than just a romance, Fated to Love You brings to life the struggles of two very realistic characters.”-Portland Book Review
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