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(Whispers from the Bayou #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,116 ratings  ·  150 reviews
Destroy is beautiful, strong, charismatic and charming. He is also selfish, shallow, petty and jealous — or is he? One misunderstanding centuries ago resulted in his being labeled as not good enough, untrustworthy, self-serving. To hell with them, he knew who he really was! A strong, dependable, good male of strong character who was very pleasant to be around and even more ...more
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Published September 9th 2018
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Kat Valentine
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a FABULOUS read!!! I love the whispers from the bayou series!!! It's magnificent!! Destroy is a arrogant,clever and sexy beastie and I love him so much!!! I'm so glad he got his happy ever after ,he was so lonely and Rowan the witch is perfect for him. The chemistry between them is electric and Rowan doesn't make it easy on this goyle!! Rowan has been on the run for most of her life because something that happened when she was a little girl. She hides the magic in her because she thinks it' ...more
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Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Destroy doesn’t have the best reputation in Whispers. The gargoyle is known to be selfish, shallow and arrogant; always rushing in without thinking. Destroy knows they're wrong, he’s a handsome and good male, worthy of their loyalty and respect. His problem isn’t selfishness, but loneliness. He longs to have a mate of his own to take care of. So, when he discovers Rowan's is his mate he is determined to show her exactly what a fantastic and handsome male he is.

I have been so excited for this
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved it! It was funnier than the last book. I hope Enthrall story is next.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Officially hooked

Not gonna lie. I started the first book thinking it was going to be a hard DNF, I did not think I would like it. Turns out, I loved it. Then I thought - maybe the second won't be as good. Yeah, it was.

First of all, I loved Destroy. His relationship with Lily, his tenacity, his sense of humor, such a great character. Rowan was such a strong character. Not one of those whiny females that just let life roll them over. They are perfect together. I am so intrigued by the rest of th
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

For a book I didn't want to read, this was fun.

Though he redeemed himself in the previous book, I still didn't really have a thing for Destroy but this book totally had me rooting for him. He was just that awesome and caring and sweet and amazing and all those other adjectives you can think of.

Unfortunately, his lady Rowan wasn't my cuppa. You could see how devoted Destroy was to her but her "feelings" didn't really seem all that real to me. Could just be me though *shrugs*

I really want Murder's
It took me a bit to decide whether to give this 2 or 3 stars. 2 stars seems more appropriate though considering I gave book 1 of this series 3 stars and I liked that a bit more.

Destroy is book 2 of the Whispers from the Bayou series. It is supposed to be about the Gargoyle named Destroy but the side characters got as much, if not more, page time than our main character. I love the other characters too but was really disappointed that it took away from Destroy and meant that we didn't get as muc
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars
I loved the first book, and I also really liked this one! The only thing I would like to talk about is the unlimited point of view. You can hear all of the characters thoughts and this is extremely annoying to me. I don’t feel like I have connected to any of the characters because we haven’t focused on any of them.Does that make sense? It doesn’t my hood. Anyways I would recommend these books but I don’t know if I’m gonna read the next one.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Destroy doesn’t have the best reputation in Whispers. The gargoyle is known to be selfish, shallow and arrogant, always rushing in without thinking. Destroy knows they are wrong, he’s a handsome and good male, worthy of their loyalty and respect. His problem isn’t selfishness, but loneliness. He longs to have a mate of his own to take care of. So, when he discovers Rowan he is determined to show her exactly what a fantastic and handsome male he is.

I have been so excited for this book! When read
Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)
Destroy finally gets a human! I really liked Rowan and her magic. She was fascinating, tough, and always stood up for herself.

Destroy has really grown since his introduction in the first book. He has developed into a great character who is perfect for Rowan.

I can't wait for Enthralls book. Also, I want more goyle babies.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! It is the second book in the series and the characters we love from book one are present in this book, but you be lost if you didn't read the first one. Personally I would recommend reading book one because no one should deprive themselves of getting to know the characters better.
Destroy is considered a young gargoyle. Destroy is also considered, cowardly, selfish, annoying, arrogant, and a down right pain in the ass. Some of those might be true of our gargoyle, but I thin
Kerry Pruett
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think that I would find another mystical creature to love as I do my different shifters, but I have. Gargoyles are such funny, sweet, sexy, alpha males. Destroy is not only handsome, but such a funny and protective sensitive one. He and Rowan had me laughing out loud at their arguments. They brought out the best in each other for sure. Then add in the others of Whispers and I didn't want the story to end. Carnage, Carlena, Enthrall and all the others made the story with their appearance ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I love this series. I so very much want the next book right now!!!

I love Destroy. I will admit in the first book I did not like him very much. If it wasn’t for Carolena actually being such a great person and talking to him no one would have known and he wouldn’t have been able to show what a great gargoyle he is.

I love how this is the 2nd book and I usually have something that I do not like about the main female character, they are usually to bitchy or whiny. But not in either of these books, t
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
What a fantastic sequel! There are so many interconnected micro- stories in this book, where the H shows his true self, deeply hidden in book 1, the h accepts her gifts and his love, and the characters from book 1 and embedded into this story too. It is a full on adventure, the romance is entwined into so much of the action and I just loved it. This is how to write a great book, so much passion and creativity.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved it as Much as the First

A small town deep in the bayous of Louisiana is home to a group of very special residents. Run by one Enthrall there seems to be an influx of new residents. Destroy is a pain in the behind, so many of the residents feel. Yet perhaps he is growing, maturing, with the help of Rowan. At least that is what Enthrall thinks.

I found the first in the series and was intrigued, then happy I read it. I'm ever so pleased to finally have this next story in the series. With the o
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful. Destroy has been waiting so long for a mate and now he has his chance. Rowan is working for Carolena’s father to pay off her father’s debt.

Their relationship is awesome. They bicker back and forth but fall more in love each time. Of course, Destroy is all in as soon as he finds out about her. Rowan is harder to convince. As a witch she is afraid that he is just drawn to her magic.

This story also sets it up for the next book in the series. It will feature Enthrall. I can
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great read .

The author has penned well defined characters that you will fall in love with , laugh with and follow eagerly .

Well fleshed our storyline that keeps you intrigued from page one till the very end . Look forward to More in the series :)

Mahalia Gosla
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book

Destroy and Lilly make my heart so happy! Rowen is a maid we meet in the first book. She is saved from one thing but then has to confront more demons. With Lore and everyone’s help things get gory.
Jannie Cv
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Impressive storytelling!
The “Whispers From the Bayou” series is fascinating to me. It is replete with creatures beyond our understanding of reality. The author’s storytelling brings them vivid existence, full of passion, needing love just as we all do.
I love Destroy’s eager, what’s-not-to-like-about-me personality, his playfulness. It is a pleasure to see Rowan finally begin to use her abilities and move beyond devastating childhood trauma.
Destroy, trying to get back in Rowan’s good graces, mak
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adorable Destroy.

Oh my goodness what a complete turn about Destroy's character makes. In the first book he's portrayed as a bit of a shit stirrer to be honest, a childish, self centered ego manic who displayed psycho tendency's. I mean he'd stawk Carolena, watch her through the window, invite himself into the house she stayed in giving off some creeper vibes. Though towards the end of the first books we see that his friendship with Carolena changes him. Well in this one he's a completley changed
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: neeley-sandra-r
Whispers From the Bayou, Book 2. Can Whispers survive the consequences of a gargoyle and a witch?


Destroy…a strong, handsome, discerning, brilliant male…best of the best. Of that, he’s sure. But is he? If so, why then can’t he have the one thing he longs for? Carnage found his mate. Why ca
Christie Thorsen
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sandra R. Neeley is amazing, and delivers once again with Destroy, her newest installment in the Whispers From the Bayou series. Having read and loved Carnage, book 1 in the Whispers From the Bayou series, I was practically on tenterhooks waiting for Destroy to come out. And, now that I have had it in my greedy little hands and the chance to read it, I must say it was fantastic!

Rowan, has lived from place to place for the majority of her life. Never staying anywhere for very long, in fear that s
Deanne Taylor
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the few times I'm going to be serious, well as much as possible anyway!
Destroy was a character I was intrigued with from Carnage, book one, he showed so much potential and you could just start to see the kind of Goyle he was, not the mask he showed everyone around him. He was kind of a, well best way I can say it, a Jackass.......yep he was alone so long he kind of forgot how he acts toward people is what he gets in return.
All he wants is a Mate, a woman of his own to make him fee
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Sadly I DNFed at page 110 as it really cute with all the characters with little Lilly I love carnage ,lore and enthral but distroy and rowen I didn’t feel a connection I thought the beginning but was brilliant and started well but then it was a lot of repetitive sentences and going over the same situation or event to different characters so I lost intrest in picking it up to read sadly which is a shame because I have book 1 - *6 great stars which is still on that shelf * but this one is not one ...more
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Just perfect.

Destroy is the second book in Whispers From the Bayou series. And I am kind of speechless when it comes to telling you how much I enjoy the series, and how much I love the characters. Love the first book, and this one too. This one has more humor, but keeps on telling us about the same characters as before. Destroy and his lady love being the main focus, but barely so. As it is more as the story just keeps on flowing. Continuing to build up atmosphere for more to come. For me this i
Elsie Pitt
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I love this series!

This is one of the greatest series EVER! It has depth and the characters come alive with every word. It allows you to get to personally know each and every one of these characters. They are beautifully woven and written. You become invested in them so much that finishing any of these stories is very sad to the reader because of the way this author writes her stories. I would recommend ANY AND ALL of her stories. If you have not found this author yet you are greatly missi
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book.
I have been looking forward to reading this book. Destroy is the second book of this series, Carnage is the first, they will steal your heart.

Sandra R Neeley has given a new meaning to the word gargoyle. She brings the creatures of the Bayou to life.
I laughed, giggled, was surprised and at times angry.
Destroy is a sweet, loving, caring possessive creature that has to proof he is a worthy male among his people. He has been lonley and unloved for so long, he can't wait to f
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Whispers in the Bayou series and I loved this book as much as I did the first one.

I love the world that Sandra R. Nelley has created and all these wonderful characters. In this book we get to know the real Destroy and see what he is like and what the guilt and doubt he carries around. I didn’t really care for Destroy in the first book, but I loved him in this one.

He has so much to give and I loved his love and dedication to the ones he cares for.

Rowan was a wonderful chara
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
So I really like this series from Sandra Neeley but I must admit that I didn't like this one as much as the first one. I think it's because "Destroy" was more the petulant child type in the first book and it's hard for me to shift the gears and now see him as the "main man". The story, overall, held my attention, was well paced and kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. All the main characters were carried over into this book so you already feel comfortable in their bayou world. ...more
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Destroy is the 2nd book in the Bayou series. It is HILARIOUS! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I was laughing sooo hard throughout this whole book, it was perfect for a character such as Destroy! But damn! That ending! My gosh I want the 3rd book already! I love how all Sandra's book is a standalone for 1 character and still hints of the next book for the next up coming character! Reading the first book Carnage and then Destroy, I fell in love with EVERY SINGLE MALE CHARACTER! They are all yummy! Just want ...more
Alexandra G.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
3 stars

I read this mostly for Destroy, he's such a goofy and adorable character.

And because Rowan and her family are from Romania. I wanted to see what elements the author includes in the story that are specific to my country.
Don't really have complains. Mamaie is a traditional term of endearment for grandmothers. There are gypsies and they are usually associated with magic and witchcraft.
The names are even today used in my country, so I appreciate the authenticity. But.
Rowan is not a romanian
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“Destroy shocked him when he dropped all pretense, looking him straight in the eye, he said, “I’m lonely.” 4 likes
“Carnage reached out his hand, his claws forever there, unable to retract, for Destroy to shake. Destroy nodded, reached out his own hand, and they shook hands for the first time in many, many years. Destroy said, “Truce?” Carnage nodded, “‘Es” Destroy said, “We’ll protect our families. Each other. What’s past is past.” Carnage nodded once, sharply, “‘Es.” Then he slammed his arm across his own chest, his hand fisted, giving a vow — to protect Destroy and watch his back.” 3 likes
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