- File Size: 976 KB
- Print Length: 453 pages
- Publisher: Amelia Hutchins; 1 edition (June 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: June 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D5M4PTM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #760 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I actually enjoyed reading this book. Some parts did get me annoyed but, overall, it was a fun, sexy read. The pace of the book is fast so you definitely don't get bored. I do like the storyline and want to see where it leads
This book is about Synthia, a witch who works for an organization called the Guild. The supernatural community have been outed to the humans a long time ago. While some humans are vary of them others are ok and are even working side by side. Syn is part of the task force that keep the humans safe from anything supernatural. She and her small coven are very tight. A strange & dangerous assignment gone wrong gets her directly into the path of the fae Dark Prince Ryder AKA who is also s** on a stick. The fae in this book are deadly and usually keep to themselves in the human world. However, Ryder is not your typical fae. He is a full blooded fae, an ARSE, HOT, very powerful, dark and deadly. He has his own secrets and he definitely wants Syn to work with him. Syn, on the other hand, HATES Fae. She has her reasons and yes, we do find out why. Fun, fun, fun....
There were lots of ups and downs in the book and a lot comes to surface. Syn is very powerful and there are some things she can do that is quite unique to her. There's a mystery surrounding her as well and we do get a glimpse of it in this book. (I already suspected though). I enjoyed her character cuz she's strong and sassy without being obnoxious. She doesn't take crap from anyone and yet there are times she cannot help herself with Ryder....well, it kind of sucks cuz of the power Ryder wields. She fights hard though.
The book is in Syn's POV with few chapters in Ryder's POV. I had to remind myself that Ryder is not human and to keep it in perspective. There is definitely more than meets the eye going on with him. I liked that both characters are not perfect, fluffy people. They each have their flaws and strengths. I definitely liked some of the side characters - Adam (who is Syn's friend and part of the coven), Larissa, Alden (who is her uncle and mentor), Ristan - freaky demon. I actually liked Ristan. He's definitely something.
I will continue with the series (despite the repetitive F bombs). Cuz the story is interesting and I want to see where it leads....
For me, it does not get any better than both Ryder, the Hero, and Syn, the heroine. While we are talking top ten lists, both would top my favorite character lists, possibly edging out my favorite Kristen Ashley characters. That is saying something. Not only were they amazing, they fought their attractions with everything they had because they were against what the other person was at the most basic level – fae and witch.
Syn's life was a train wreck from the very beginning, but witnessing a group of fae kill her parents is what shaped her. A witch with unbelievable power from a young age, she worked hard to become someone who protected the humans from out of control fae. When others would have broken from the trials, loss, and heartbreak she suffered through, she not only endured, she came out stronger. So fearless, the only weakness she has is the ones she loves.
Ryder was walking talking sex on a stick and grade A prime stubborn alpha male. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever read a character who epitomized the tag of alphahole more than Ryder. He was strong, powerful, and did not care about anything but his people and his objective. Of course, this means I love every inch of the overbearing jerk. As the Dark Prince, he considered humans and witches beneath him and it showed. He knows when everything is said and done, and the game is played out, Syn may very well hate him but he just doesn’t care because she is his and that is all that matters.
One of the best things about this book is that nothing was as it seemed, including Syn and Ryder themselves. There were twists, turns, and surprises with the turn of every page. Ms. Hutchins introduced me to a world that just sucked me in and won’t let go. This is the only series that had cliffhanger endings that I religiously kept up with. The good news for you is that when you’re left hanging, the other books are one click away.
Fighting Destiny had me smiling, cheering, but it also completely gutted me. In fact, I’ve read it umpteen times and still found myself in tears, it’s just that powerful. If you haven’t read these, you need to.
Yay! I was so needing a good one and it's a series so more to come; I'm so excited! Don't get me wrong, it is what it is so I won't be recommending it to all my friends but I was quite entertained. Even shelved my on deck to continue the series.
<I>Fighting Destiny</I> is similar to the Anita Blake series, not copycat just similar in outline (minus the MC promiscuity and shape shifter overload- thank you, thank you).
Badass but troubled heroine, villain love interest, viable conflict, adequate world building, and personable secondary characters (and bonus a great playlist), what more could you ask for in this genre?
I can always nit-pick but really my only mentionable grievance is that the erotica seems forced. It's not terrible but it comes on strong early and it's more sexual than sensual. Make no mistake this is not a little naughty, it's dirty and vulgar at times. As I said, it is what it is.
On a side note, I can't believe Synthia never wore OPI Who Needs A Prince? pearl! Maybe next installment. ;-)