HER DESTINY by Monica Murphy – Jenn’s Review

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WHY I READ IT

The author requested a review and I really enjoyed her One Week series.

WHAT I RATED IT

3.5stars

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

I knew from the moment I first saw him he was the one. The only boy I could ever want.
The only boy I could ever love.
They say he’s bad for me.
But I know he’s not.
Until the day he rejects me.
And breaks my heart.
Completely.

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. My entire life as I’ve known it is…gone. Secrets are revealed. Promises once made are irrevocably broken. There’s no way my family can get back to what we once were.

So when Nicholas Fairfield walks back into my life like he never left it, I’m furious.

Thrilled. Irritated. Excited.
Conflicted.

Despite my confusion, I want to be with him. I love him. But danger lurks where we least expect it. Someone will do whatever it takes to tear us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them.

Because Nick Fairfield? He’s mine.

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JENN’S REVIEW

*This book is the second book in a series. You should read book 1, HIS REVERIE, before starting HER DESTINY. Review WILL contain spoilers from HIS REVERIE.*

When we left Reverie and Nick, Nick was being detained and questioned for Krista’s murder. We all know he didn’t do it. He has a rock solid alibi, Reverie, but he refuses to drag her into his mess. He doesn’t want his reputation to drag her down. So he turns his back on Reverie, refusing to see her when she comes to him.  Nick has been regretting that decision every day.

Reverie, who’s entire world has come crashing down before her is a bit of a lost soul. Her parents have lost everything and have been accused of stealing from their parishioners. Everything they own has been seized, so Reverie moves in with her brother Evan. She starts hanging out with the wrong crowd, trying to forget Nick by drowning herself in alcohol and boys. It’s not working. She misses him terribly.

Nick refuses to wait and searches out Reverie. Their chemistry is just as potent as before. Neither one has forgotten their feelings for each other and although they want to be together, they know it’s a long road. When the police start asking Reverie about Nick, she knows that she can be the one to put this behind him. Regardless of that fact that Nick doesn’t want her involved, she is, and she is going to set the police straight.

Evan was more of an influential character this time around. He is scarred by what happened to his parents, and he wants more than anything to protect Reverie. I would love to see Evan get his story told. I think there is a lot under the surface. The sweet love story that is Reverie and Nick was still there, even after all their time apart. Monica Murphy’s writing is always top notch. She brings such a visualness (not really a word, I know) to each scene, you can’t help but be engrossed in the emotions. While Her Destiny had a tidy ending that was equal parts suspenseful and pleasing, I really feel like this could all been accomplished with one book.  Monica Murphy is still one of my go-to authors and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

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