Title: Destined (By The Fates, 1.5)
Author: Patricia D. Eddy
Published Date: November 29th 2013
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Ami escaped the devils’ torture, but her body and mind are far from healed. She fears what she was forced to reveal when the mind-mage invaded her thoughts.
A dark protector, exotic and powerful, arrives from the west. Seònaid knows from the first time she meets Ami that the two are destined for each other. But Seònaid harbors a secret that threatens to destroy the budding relationship between the two women.
When the secret is revealed, Ami is shattered. Will she overcome Seònaid’s betrayal? Can she ever trust her again?
***Contains Some Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
I would first recommend reading By The Fates, Freed (if you haven’t already, an if so why not?) For two reasons, first it introduces Ami and the other characters and gives you the back story of what is happening but also why would you want to miss out on anything Patricia D. Eddy has written? That’s just madness! Now read this review and hop to it, get to reading!
Ami has escaped the Devil and his torture but she was left broken physically and mentally. Ealasaid can heal the physical marks but there is little she can do for Ami and her emotional scars. Ami not only tries to deals with the torture that the Devil put her through but she struggles not knowing what it is she revealed to the Mind-Mage when her thoughts were invaded.
Seonaid is one of the best protectors from the west and she is sent to be Ealasaid’s protector. The moment she meets Ami at Ealasaids home she knows she Is Ami’s mate. But Seonaid holds a secret and that secret if revealed will destroy any trust she builds with Ami and send her mate in the opposite direction.
This is a short and sweet story that fills the gap nicely between By The Fates, Freed and By The Fates, Fought. Ami is such a strong character, and Patricia manages to write her both damaged from her kidnapping but still holds onto Ami’s strength. Seonaid is a welcome addition to the family we were introduced to in the first book. She brings both strength and vulnerability that makes her endearing.
Sometimes with Novella’s you find the story is either too full as the writer tries to cram in way too much or it has too much fluff, because the writer finds themselves with a short story idea without much substance. This is neither. Patricia D. Eddy manages to write this oerfectly, at no point do you feel she is struggling to fit the story in. This book does not have the action and suspense the first one has, it is a love story that quite rightly could not be missed out, which is what would have happened if it had been a side story in the second book.
And THANK YOU for the pronunciation guide, I also do enjoy figuring characters names and feeling them out, but I also like to know if I’m right! Turns out I was for some and not so close with others.
This is a 5 out of 5 stars. That doesn’t surprise me, I trust Patricia D. Eddy to deliver every time and she didn’t disappoint.
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