Thursday, December 4, 2014

4 out of 5: Heart's Destiny by Jennifer Lynne

By Jennifer Lynne

Published: December 1, 2014

Book Blurb:
Sometimes erotic romance does have a happy-ever-after! Eve's quest to uncover her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.

Reeling from the death of her mother and the discovery that she was adopted, Eve Perroni embarks on a quest to find her roots. A chance encounter with a mysterious fortune-teller leads to the Australian bush and Cavanagh Cottage, the birthplace of her infamous outlaw ancestor. She intends to research and write the story of her past, but instead finds herself in direct conflict with charismatic developer Ky Ransom – the very man she has been told will fulfil her heart’s desire for a future centered around family…if she will just allow herself to love him.

Ky needs Cavanagh Cottage almost as much as Eve, and he has the money to get what he wants. Every single time. Can these two souls on a collision course find the true love that has been predicted, when everything they are searching for could be snatched away at any moment?

HEART'S DESTINY first appeared in the multi-author box set, SEDUCTION - ONE FORTUNE AT A TIME (Cupid Publishing, Sept 2014). This stand-alone edition contains some expanded scenes.

Review by Scarlett Roberts; Rating 4 out of 5

This was a white-hot read! Whew! Up there with the current ones that have been on all the best-sellers lists. Sometimes when writing borders on that erotica line (or even crosses over into it) things can get a little dicey. You can be one word or action away from something that might make your readers cringe. The author balanced that line perfectly, 5 steamy stars for the balance created between love and curl-your-toes sex!

My only complaint with the story is when the heroine goes to visit her biological father after an argument between her and Ky. It was too rushed.... and then the dad who gave you up for adoption and you are meeting for the first time EVER gives you some semi-lame advice and it's all fixed? I think not. I wish the author would have skipped that trip altogether and had them resolve their conflict another way.

A lovely, fast, sexy novella. Bonus! It's set in Australia so you can read to yourself in an accent and make it even sexier. My final rating, 4 out of 5.

Reviewer, Scarlett Roberts

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