I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Her Destiny by Monica Murphy
Series: Reverie #2
Published by Self Published on August 25, 2014
Source: the Author
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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.
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.
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.
“You sure Evan doesn’t mind me being here?”
“He probably hates that you’re staying the night, but he’ll get over it.” I take a step toward him and pat him on the shoulder, marveling at the solid feel of muscle beneath my palm, beneath the thick fabric of his sweatshirt. Has he gotten taller since the last time I saw him? Broader? He’s so big, standing next to him makes me feel small. “Do you need anything else?” I remove my hand from his shoulder, wishing I could touch him more.
“Nah. I’m gonna change, brush my teeth and go to sleep.” He smiles, looking cute, like a little boy and my heart flutters. When he reaches for the hem of his sweatshirt I step away, watch in silent fascination as he pulls the fabric over his head, taking the T-shirt he’s wearing beneath it upward so I catch a glimpse of his flat, perfect stomach, the little trail of dark hair that starts just under his navel.
I’m breathless, my skin is tingling and when he tosses the sweatshirt onto the couch, I start to walk backwards. “Okay well, good night.” I need to get away from him before I do something really stupid.
Like jump him.
“Night, Reverie,” he calls after me as I hurry to my bedroom. Glancing over my shoulder, I find him watching me with that penetrating, thoughtful gaze and I turn away, practically tripping over my feet in the hall. I rush into my room, shutting the door quietly before I slump against it, closing my eyes and pressing my forehead against the rough wood.
My feelings for him haven’t stopped. I still want him. I’m still in love with him. So why am I denying myself from being with him? Because I’ve changed and I’m worried he won’t accept me for who I really am? And because my life is so crazy the last thing I need is another complication to muck it all up?
Valid reasons, but why would I deprive myself from being with him? He’s the only one who understood me. Who listened to me. Who cared about me.
I think he still does.
Cracking open my eyes, I push away from the doorway and shut off the light before I crawl into bed. I lay there in the dark, listening to him move about inside the bathroom, which is right next to my bedroom. He finishes brushing his teeth before he exits the room and I swear I can feel him standing on the other side of my closed door, waiting. Listening for any sign of life coming from within.
I can’t move. I’m frozen, holding my breath, waiting for him to knock on the door, to turn the knob, anything to show that he wants to see me. I want him to both respect my brother’s wishes and defy them. I want him overcome with need yet cautious. I want…everything.
All of him.
Disappointment crashes through me when I realize he is definitely obeying Evan’s wishes. He doesn’t sneak into my room, doesn’t attempt to talk to me, nothing. I should be happy. Pleased that he doesn’t want to upset anyone.
Instead, I’m sad.
Rolling over on my side, I punch the pillow beneath my head and settle in for the night, willing myself to fall asleep. I get to spend pretty much the entire weekend with him. Maybe we can work it out then since we’ll have plenty of time. But for now I’ll have to settle for Nick visiting me…
Only in my dreams.
I really enjoyed His Reverie and I’ve been patiently waiting for Her Destiny. Straight up… I loved this book and the characters. I fell in love with Nicholas and Reverie in book one. They shared a sweet summertime romance. One where they fall in love for the first time. Once I reached the end book one I was surprised to find a cliffhanger. :/ But Ms Murphy didn’t make us wait long for book two.
Her Destiny picks up a few months later. Reverie has gone back home and is in her last year of school and working a job for the first time. Her life has changed completely. I think she’s matured a lot in this book. She’s basically had too considering all the stuff going on with her parents. I think I love her more in this book.
Nick has changed too. He still has the cloud of suspicion around him. It’s because of this that he doesn’t go to Reverie. I had a lot of sympathy for Nick. He’s had it rough in life. He’s had to deal with so much in his short life. I couldn’t help but feel compassion for him.
Ms Murphy continues the theme of this story with Reverie writing journal entries. Nick even writes to Reverie. I love that she wrote the story this way. It really helped me get into the mindset of these characters. Feel the emotions they were feeling.
The sexual scenes although limited weren’t explicit in nature. There really wasn’t any focus on them. They happened, but there wasn’t any passion in them.
There is an element of suspense within this book. I was able to figure it out pretty quickly, but that didn’t make me like the book any less. This element made the story that much more intriguing.
Overall, I loved this book. I think both books were well written, had characters that were rich with emotions, and a storyline itself that was unique and intriguing. I’m happy with the way things turned out for Reverie and Nick. I’d love it if Ms Murphy would write a book for Reverie’s brother Evan. I found him to be intriguing and think he’d be a great main character.