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Christmas in Destiny

(Destiny #7)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  324 ratings  ·  69 reviews
“Go to Destiny. There’s something waiting there for you.”

Shane Dalton’s new life is waiting in Miami, complete with fast cars and faster women. But first, he’s heeding his father’s dying words and stopping off in Destiny, Ohio. The detour wasn’t supposed to include a busted pickup and a blizzard. But Candice Sheridan, the cute redhead who reluctantly offers shelter, could
ebook, 368 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Avon
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Fun, romantic, sexy, poignant...Christmas in Destiny is a must read for anyone who loves holiday themed stories, and a must, must read for fans of the Destiny series. Toni Blake really outdid herself, giving her readers a treat we won't soon forget...a chance to revisit Destiny, Ohio, and spend time with the people we've come to love.

Be sure to add this to your holiday reading list. It works as a stand alone, but I must tell you...this is one of my favorite contemporary romance series'. In other
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

GUYS! We have another Destiny book! When I learned that Toni Blake was returning to Destiny, Ohio to write another book, I rejoiced! Blake’s Destiny series is easily one of my favorite Contemporary Romance series. If you like small town romances that are sweet, then you’ll love this series. But what’s so amazing about this series is that Blake writes amazingly sexy heroes and the sex in this books are exceptional hot. They borderline Erotic Romance sometimes and well, a girl cannot complain
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
It was so WONDERFUL to be back in Destiny with the cast and crew! What a fabulous story and wonderful romance that so beautifully captured not just the true holiday spirit, but also life in small town Ohio (based on my own experience!)...I simply gobbled this book up and feel that bittersweet pang now that it is over... sigh....what a fantastic story! :-)
RachelW (BamaGal)
Oct 15, 2016 added it
Shelves: arc, dnf
DNF...bland and generic; a sweet little puff of nothing.

It was nice to revisit Destiny and the leads from previous books; but neither Candice and Shane or their story could hold my interest. I gamely held on until Shane's meeting his mother, but once that happened I didn't feel compelled to read any further. I simply didn't care.

I've read and enjoyed other works by Toni Blake; but have found that her books variy wildly in quality.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Shane's father died and on his deathbed told Shane he needed to go to Destiny. Since he was driving to Miami for a job, Shane decides to stop off and try to figure out why his dad wanted him to go there. So, snow happens and he wrecks his truck. The closest house happened to belong to Candice.
Candice had her heart broken 5 years ago. Since then she's become somewhat of a recluse, working from home, not too involved in the town of Destiny. Although, that was slowly changing before Shane's arriva
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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It’s been a few years since the last Destiny story came out and I honestly thought the series was over. But when I heard Christmas in Destiny was being released I knew it was going to be a great installment to add to this wonderfully written series and Toni Blake didn’t disappoint. Blake takes us back to Destiny, Ohio where it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The snow is falling, ginger bread is being made and the hot c
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Shane Dalton is getting a fresh start in Miami and can’t wait to leave Montana for warmer weather. His father recently passed away and his dying request was for Shane to go to Destiny because ‘something is there for you.’ Since it was on his way to Miami he thought he would check it out. What he didn’t count on is being stranded there due to a blizzard and a wrecked pickup truck. He seeks shelter for the night with Candace Sheridan, who relu
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Shane Dalton is ready to face his new life in Miami, with a new job, fast cars and fast women. But first, he has to make a quick detour in Destiny, Ohio because of his father's dying last words - that something is waiting for him there.

With now much, but the clothes on his back and a couple of dollars in his pocket, Shane finds himself broken down in Destiny in a middle of a snowstorm standing on Candice Sheridan's doorsteps.
The last thing Candice expected was for a strange man to be pounding on
Apr 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really really wanted to like this book. Maybe I had higher expectations for it than I should have had because of all of the 5 star reviews I saw on Amazon. I should start off by saying that this was the first book by Toni Blake that I have ever read. I know that there is a whole series of books before this one and that they're all set in Destiny, Ohio. Maybe that was where I went wrong. I usually am a stickler for reading all the novels in a series in order. But this novel had really good revi ...more
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shane Dalton is heading for Miami for a job offer and begin a new life, but he will make that pit stop in Destiny, Ohio to comply with his father’s last wish, but he has no idea what awaits him. However, a violent snow storm hits the small town, even this early in December, and Shane’s truck is damaged; frozen stiff, he knocks at the first door he sees.

Candice Sheridan is brutally awakened in the middle of the night by a hot stranger, but he frightens her nonetheless. She lives alone, she won’t
Brandie Bowen
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Christmas in Destiny by Toni Blake is the 7th and latest book in the Destiny series.
If you love the other Destiny books, you will also enjoy this book.
If you love a holiday romance book to snuggle up with next to the fire then this is the book for you.
Toni really helps you to connect with her characters in this book and the whole series. You will find yourself knowing all about the residents and town of Destiny. Their home, their fears, and their happiness really feels like your own.
So much s
Christina Lamb
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will start out saying that I've never read any of the other Destiny books but this book has caused me to start in reading the rest of them. Despite not having read these books previously, Christmas in Destiny was absolutely a joy to read. I wasn't confused by the other characters from previous books interactions an with the main characters. The main characters, Shane and Candice, were well written characters that you really wanted to have a happy ending together. By the end of this book I real ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Really cute and festive. Just the kind of book to get me in the holiday mood.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
2-2.5 stars

I've read others by Blake and enjoyed them. This one was too long, too repetative, and too predictable. 368 pages should have been edited down to 200-225.
Under the Covers Book Blog
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing

GUYS! We have another Destiny book! When I learned that Toni Blake was returning to Destiny, Ohio to write another book, I rejoiced! Blake’s Destiny series is easily one of my favorite Contemporary Romance series. If you like small town romances that are sweet, then you’ll love this series. But what’s so amazing about this series is that Blake writes amazingly sexy heroes and the sex in this books are exceptional hot. They borderline Erotic Romance sometimes and well, a girl cannot complain

Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, holiday-reads
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Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For years Candice has kept a part of herself walled off, not ready to open her heart after being betrayed, but from the time that Shane shows up on her porch looking for help she slowly loses her defenses. Shane had no intention of staying long in Destiny, Ohio but when his truck breaks down in the middle of a snow storm he has no choice but to stay. Having recently lost his father he's ready for a new start in Florida but something about Candice and this intriguing town keeps him hanging around ...more
Shonda Franks
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have not yet read any of the Destiny books. I found this book while trying to read some Christmas romance to get me in the mood for Santa and snow.

This book was super cute. I enjoyed the story very much as far as Christmas type books go, a lot of them are cheesy and unrealistic. Toni took the time to make us care about the characters and their lives. It def had its up and downs. Worth a read if your looking for a little Christmas spirit :)
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading Christmas in Destiny. A good book to read sitting by the fire with your mug of hot chocolate - the favored drink in Destiny at Christmas! It's a heart warming small town story of romance and Christmas magic.
Great story to get you in the holiday spirit.
Bette Hansen
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Great story and so fun to return to Destiny, Ohio! Shane Dalton as no idea how much his life will change when he makes the decision to detour off his route to Miami for a quick (or not so quick) stop in Destiny. I highly recommend this one.
Shannon Telles lisowski
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fluff, holiday
I haven't read any other books by this author. I picked this book up at a used book store. I loved the description of the little town and it's Holiday celebrations. The characters were not fully developed but it was a nice storyline.
Small-town romance. Candace doesn't trust easily, but she is drawn to Shane. Shane' s dying father told him something was waiting for him in Destiny, so he's just passing through. A holiday romance and a secret at Christmas.
Kaylee Nizza
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartfelt!!!! I absolutely love small town stories and the closeness of the community. Shane is looking for a fresh start and Candice is still heatbroken. The community shows Shane the unexpected and brings out his caring side. Candice shows him alot more than the spitit of Christmas. Shane definitely gets a Christmas he will never forget. This is an absolute beautiful Christmas story and is very well written. The story flows together perfectly. This is a must read Christmas Story. I'm looking f ...more
Sadly Christmas in Destiny wasn't one of my favorite books in the series. It was too long and I felt the plot of a bit boring.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I enjoyed the relationship between Candice and Shane in Christmas in Destiny. I also liked visiting Destiny and the characters from the prior books.

Love this series, this book was good. Nice Christmas spirit love story, maybe not my favourite of the collection though!
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to UberApril by: Amy Ikari
The family reunion was the best part of the book. The smut was decent but I just struggled trying to finish the story. As a couple I didnot connect with them.
Janet Friesner
May 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Haven't read her in a long time. Remembered why. Too raunchy in the bedroom scenes. Not my cup of tea. Story was good but spoiled by the erotica garbage.
Bernadette Long
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first visit to Destiny and I loved that it was during the Christmas holidays! There was magic in the air: children's appreciation of Santa, snowflakes, and candy canes. It wasn't very difficult for Shane Dalton and Candice Sheridan to feel the magic or chemistry that built between them. Now that they are starting to trust each other, will they be able to also learn to love?

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Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook-pages long, and announced to her mother over breakfast one day that she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Since then, Toni has become the author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmo, she's been a re ...more

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