Destiny by Carly Phillips
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews
4 Kisses, 1 Pepper (M/F, oral sex)
Nash Barron knows he needs to stay away from Kelly Moss for the sake of his shaky relationship with his half sister Tess. Kelly is Tess's half sister too, but Nash and Kelly aren't related.
Nash's older brother Ethan deserted Nash and their younger brother, Dare, after their parents died, and Nash still hasn't forgiven him. Both Nash and Dare were put in foster homes, but not together. Nash was placed with a well-to-do family, and Dare was basically put in the town's slum. Nash always felt angry and guilty for having a better foster home than his younger brother, and he resented his foster parents for not being willing to take his younger brother, too. His guilt has followed him his whole life.
Kelly has her own secrets, and her past is catching up with her. She’s afraid of how Nash’s feelings for her will change if he discovers what she’s hiding. But their attraction to each other is too strong to be ignored, and when they find themselves being thrown together time and again, they realize resistance is futile.
I like the secondary romance of Annie and Joe, but I wish it had been more complete. We were left hanging. I also really like how calm and accepting Kelly is with Nash. She gives him the feeling of security and acceptance that he needs.
Destiny by Carly Phillips is a story about family, trust, commitment, secrets, and how they affect the people we love. It’s engaging, fast-paced, and full of passion and tenderness. There are some neat twists and surprises that readers will enjoy. This can be read as a standalone book but will be even more enjoyable if you’re reading the series in order.
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