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Destiny (Serendipity #2)

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From New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips comes her second novel set in Serendipity, the quaint upstate New York town where love, fate, and fortune are intertwined…

Nash Barron may be cynical about love, yet even he likes a good wedding. But the only good thing about his brother’s wedding is Kelly Moss. Nash can’t help but admire her confidence and beauty, but h
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ebook, 302 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Berkley Books
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Holly
I was a little hesitant going into this book because I didn't care for the hero in the previous book. He was harsh and judgmental and I wasn't sure how he would be in this novel. Phillips did an excellent job with him, however. He showed major growth. I was frustrated with him during the first half of the book, but he really changed over the course of the second half.

The romance was well done and the secondary characters fun and interesting. Another great entry in the series.

Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Nash came across in SERENDIPITY as maybe the harshest brother, very angry and unforgiving of Ethan and decisions he made as an 18 year old kid. He’s also a bit non-accepting of Tess and as a result she shies away from him, not caring about getting to know him. She’s bonded with Ethan, and as Nash isn’t interested in getting along with Ethan, Tess’s mind is pretty much made up about having a relationship with Nash – not happening. Nash sees everything in b
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Heather
Nov 12, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to be the recipient of an ARC of Carly Phillips "Destiny." I have been a fan of Phillips for years and one of my favorite series is her "Hot Zone" series, but I have to say that I think the "Serendipity" series might just take it's place before it is all over with.

The adventures of the Barron brothers are complicated in Serendipity and nothing is different in Destiny, but they take a journey that ends up being a turning point for their entire family. Phillips does a fantastic
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A light-hearted contemporary story about love between two completely different people, one who held onto his integrity, and the other who embraced the unexpected.

Opening Sentence: Nash Barron might be cynical about life and more recently about love, but even he normally enjoyed a good wedding.

The Review:

Nash Barron and Kelly Moss share a connection. Within their unusual and dysfunctional family, they both feel like strangers. Theirs is a fam
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Christi Snow
Jan 19, 2012 Christi Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:

So far, I am really enjoying this series. It provides a fun contemporary read set within a family dynamic that I really enjoy. The first book featured Ethan, the oldest brother of the family and the pariah for abandoning the younger two, Nash and Dare, when their parents died suddenly when all three were teenagers. Nash is the middle brother and, like in most family dynamics, the most willing to hold a grudge. I liked the development of the relationship between Nash and Ethan in this b
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Literary Cravings

Originally Reviewed at Literary Cravings

Impressions

Destiny, the second book in the Serendipity Series, is about Nash Barron and his romance with Kelly Moss. In the first novel of the series Serendipity we were introduced to the Barron brothers Ethan, Nash, and Dash and I have to say that Nash was my least favorite out of them. So I went into this story a little wary, knowing that I would end up hating him even more or he would end up growing on me.

What Worked

Nash begins to have feelings for his
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Susan
Apr 14, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. Now that Ethan and Faith are settled, and Tess is living with them, life is starting to settle out for Kelly. She has a good job in town and can see Tess as often as she can. At the wedding she and Nash give in to a moment of passion, but then decide that they can't pursue it because it could mess with Tess's newfound life. However, they find that they just can't stay away from each other. Besides dealing with their own feeling, both have other issues to deal with. Nash is dealin ...more
Norma
3.5 stars I really had no interest in reading Nash's book when I got this. I was reading it just to get to Dare's book. Dare intrigued me from book one.

Anyway, this book left me pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it. Nash comes across as a pretty unlikable, hard man. But he slowly won me over. He's rigid and difficult, but he's human still the same.

Kelly, who I also didn't really care to get to know better, also surprised me. She's a great character with a lot of love in her.

This book is fla
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Mareli
Jul 21, 2014 Mareli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
more 3.5 than 4 stars.

I liked Kelly very much, she's a wonderful woman, generous and sweet, strong and reliable. Nash... I didn't like him so much.

Nash is hard-headed and for him there is only a way: his way. So, I didn't find them so ready to become a couple. Nash gained some points in the end.

I liked the family interaction (it's the 4 stars reason! ;) )

Hbeebti
Sep 21, 2014 Hbeebti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this one.
Kitty
Nov 20, 2016 Kitty rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
can't remember the book
the story was ok but a bit boring
Meagan
Dec 16, 2016 Meagan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 to be fair.
Hali Jacobs
Just another sappy romance.... but good.
Liza
Jan 04, 2012 Liza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Nash every bit as much as Ethan after reading his story.

I have said many times that Serendipity is my favorite contemporary romance of the year. I loved Ethan and Faith so much. That being said, I loved Destiny even more. I know many people had a problem with Nash in Serendipity because he wasn’t ready to forgive Ethan. I admit, I called both Nash and Dare buttheads in the beginning of Serendipity. However, I could see where Nash was coming from, so I was excited to see Destiny was Nash’s
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Helyce
Nash Barron’s teenage years were tough, to say the least. At 15, both his parents were killed when their car was hit by a drunk driver. His older brother, Ethan, left town leaving Nash and their younger brother, Dare, to the foster care system. Nash was placed with an affluent family in Serendipity while Dare was placed in a home that already had too many foster children. Eventually, the family that Nash was placed with adopted him. He grew up very comfortable, went to a nice private school and ...more
Kathy
Mar 28, 2012 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, family
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Nicole
Jan 03, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2011/12/29/...

Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: January 3rd
How I got this book: NetGalley

I’m a big fan of both Carly Phillips and small town romances, so the Serendipity series is right up my alley. After reading the first book in the series, I was hooked. However, I was also a little worried that Nash was going to be too emotionally immature for me to enjoy as a hero. I am so happy to report that this was NOT the case!

Nash is the middle bro
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Marquetta
Jan 24, 2012 Marquetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nash Barron had a lot of making up to do. In the first book in the series, he was a total ass towards his older brother Ethan and then to Ethan's soon-to-be wife Faith. I immediately disliked the middle brother, Nash, and my dislike of him carried on to Destiny. I wondered if Carly Phillips was able to make Nash a likable character. Throughout most of the book, I didn't like him. But I didn't like him because of the way he treated his brothers. As a sibling, he sucked. But as Kelly's love intere ...more
Bells
Jan 02, 2012 Bells rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the moment Nash and Kelly met in book one of the series, they had an instant attraction to each other and that attraction continues in their book Destiny. Their lives are now intertwined because of their half sister Tess which gives them the opportunity to see each other more. I have to admit that when I didn't get the best first impression of Nash since his character was very abrasive to more than one character in Serendipity. He's probably the least liked Barron brother out of the three a ...more
Nath
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Michelle
Review posted on Dark Faerie Tales

Nash Barron and Kelly Moss share a connection. Within their unusual and dysfunctional family, they both feel like strangers. Theirs is a family amidst the process of healing and mending, mainly for Tess, the young teen who is a common thread for them both. Individually, they are doing the best that they can raising Tess, allowing becoming a part of everything. Ethan and his newly married wife, Faith, just went on their honeymoon, leaving Nash and Kelly to take c
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Rowena
Dec 04, 2013 Rowena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Serendipity series by Carly Phillips. It’s also the middle Barron brother’s story and the one that I wouldn’t have thought I’d like after meeting him in the first book. This is Nash’s book. We met Nash in Ethan and Faith’s story and I wasn’t a fan. He was such an ass and he had such a huge chip on his shoulder where Ethan was and I wanted him to get over himself and move on with the rebuilding of their family. Of course, I was reading the story from Ethan’s point o ...more
Svenja
Jun 12, 2016 Svenja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ach ich liebe ja so tolle, einfache, romantische Frauenromane für zwischendurch. Und gerade wenn Carly Phillips die Bücher geschrieben, kann man damit rechnen, dass man genau das bekommt. Die Geschichten sind zwar vom Prinzip her immer gleich, aber von welchem Genre kann man das auch nicht behaupten ;)

Nun zum Buch. Man muss auf jeden Fall den ersten Teil der Barron-Serie gelesen haben, denn alle Figuren die dort erwähnt wurden, tauchen auch in diesem Buch wieder auf. Das gefällt mir sehr gut. A
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Danielle
Jan 28, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really on the fence about Nash from the first book and I was hoping Carly could redeem his character in Destiny which she did. Nash had a lot of making up to do and had to finally find peace with his family. Throughout the book you get into the mind of Nash and why he is the way he is. I couldn’t help but feel for him when some things start to come to light. His emotions took you on wild ride from page to page.

Nash was holding a grudge on his older brother Ethan for taking off and leaving
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

The Barron brothers are all so hot! Nash is no different. He's a lawyer now, and the one who still holds the most resentment towards his brother Ethan for what he did. But now that Ethan and Faith are on their honeymoon he doesn't mind trying to get close to his half sister Tess. And if that means spending more time with her sister Kelly, then he won't complain. He's been attracted to her since she came into town.

Nash has trust issues. He's been lied to
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Wendy
May 26, 2015 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot.I had trouble relating to Nash because he was such a spolied brat . Nash held a grudge better than anyone I know. The reason I kept reading it was because of the supporting characters such as Tess . she had a lot of wit and spunk and I loved how these books made you feel like you were part of a charming town.I really wanted to like faith's mother but i found that hard to do at times. I figured kelly's mother was selfish and boy was that the case. I have no idea how she co ...more
Lindy
Aug 16, 2012 Lindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews
4 Kisses, 1 Pepper (M/F, oral sex)

Nash Barron knows he needs to stay away from Kelly Moss for the sake of his shaky relationship with his half sister Tess. Kelly is Tess's half sister too, but Nash and Kelly aren't related.

Nash's older brother Ethan deserted Nash and their younger brother, Dare, after their parents died, and Nash still hasn't forgiven him. Both Nash and Dare were put in foster homes, but not together. Nash was placed with a well-to-do family, and Dare
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Visionary
May 15, 2012 Visionary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

My second foray in Carly Phillips and the second book in her Serendipity series -- and she did NOT disappoint!

This series is fast becoming a favorite of mine. I simply cannot get enough of the town Serendipity and it's occupants! Especially those Barron brothers!! Yum!

This tells how much I enjoyed the book: I started in the morning immediately after finishing the book before. I read the book in spurts here or there through the day, and I refused to go to sleep until I finished it. Which I di
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Joyfully Reviewed
Destiny is a Joyfully Recommended Read

Both Nash Barron and Kelly Moss are cynical when it comes to love. Experience has taught each of them to guard their heart. Kelly’s mother had a long ago affair with Nash’s father, an affair that resulted in Kelly’s now 13 year old sister Tess. With Tess running with the wrong crowd and getting into trouble, Kelly had no choice but to come to Nash and his brothers for help with her. A situation which puts Nash and Kelly in constant contact with each other an
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Sammie
it was such a great story ,i loved reading about Nash and getting to know more about him and his life after Ethan left him and Dare 10 years ago.

I really like Nash and i totally understand why he's mad at Ethan ,but i thought it was great to see him finally let go of some of his anger towards Ethan and Faith,i was kinda sad to see him fight with Dare but i understand why he was upset with him and i'm glad they are working it out,i loved when he finally gives into his feeling about Kelly they mak
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pac ...more
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