What a hidden gem this book is! Seriously, anyone who's followed me on this site knows that I love good...moreOriginally posted at Reading Between the Wines!
What a hidden gem this book is! Seriously, anyone who's followed me on this site knows that I love good, unique adaptations of already much loved fantasy subjects such as the Fae. While do tend to give any book I pick up a fighting chance, I'm always skeptical about whether an author will be able to pull off their new world or twist on established myths, legends, or fairy tales. Amelia Hutchins did a rather good job at it though! I very much enjoyed her world where the Fae have come out to the human population. They play at being the fantastical beautiful species to the public while hiding their very dangerous side in the shadows.
A witch named Synthia - Syn for short - knows better than anyone though just how dangerous the Fae can be. They murdered her parents in a rather horrific way unknowingly in front of her. To say that she has a burning hatred for the Fae could be an understatement. She is very much a loner, but has let a few people into her life. She has two best friends that are part of a coven and a dead lover she still mourns although he's been gone for years now. This book starts off with Syn on a mission by her witch's Order to break into the Dark Prince of the Fae's place and steal his crown. It's insanely dangerous and she's skeptical that she'll make it out alive.
Syn manages to make it out of the Prince Ryder's house, but it's sans the crown and now tethered to the Fae in ways she really wishes she wasn't. This book's plot line moves along quickly and smoothly, and I found myself gobbling it up in a day. Ryder is an a-hole of epic proportions with hidden motives, but he's a sexy SOB that makes you wish the entire book that he wasn't such an a-hole. Syn is smart, snarky and intriguing. With plenty of steamy scenes, lots of twists and turns, and a nicely built world with interesting supporting characters, Fighting Destiny is an enjoyable read for anyone who likes Paranormal Romance/Paranormal Erotic Romance. Kudos to Hutchins for an enjoyable and I can't wait for the book's sequel, which I do believe is scheduled to come out around August of this year.(less)
Eric Drake can't catch a damn break. First he had to deal with his psychotic father. Then he has to deal with his Pack whom he's desperately trying to help, although half of them would love nothing more than to get rid of him. Now he has to deal with the crazy lady sitting on Pack private property in a blue van with clouds, and she refuses to leave. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s gorgeous, her scent drives him nuts, and she has a blast at telling him that he’s got red lipstick smeared on his lips.
Chelsea Smart is looking for her 19 year old sister Perry. She’s managed to track her down to the town Wesley, and found information that her sister is somewhere in these mountains with a guy. Now all she has to do is track her down. But the tall, dark, dangerous looking man says she can’t stay parked in the field she found, and Chelsea can’t really afford to go to the hotels in Wesley. As if her luck wasn’t bad enough, she has to constantly remind herself that she can’t jump attractive guy’s bones, she’s here looking for her sister. Will the two be able to keep their hands off each other while they look for Perry, or will they give in to temptation and head for heartbreak?
I love Rhyannon Byrd. She writes awesome stories, and her Bloodrunners Series doesn’t disappoint. Others who have followed this series will enjoy Eric finally getting some love that he deserves after the shitty way he’s been treated in the previous books, and throughout this one as well. Stoked to see Eric’s happy ending. Now I just need Cian’s… Four wine glass toast and I hope you all enjoy this dark wolf’s story!(less)