Escaping Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Series: The Fae Chronicles #3
Also in this series: Fighting Destiny, Taunting Destiny
Published by Self-published on February 17, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
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I thought things couldn't get worse. I was wrong.
I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.
This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.
Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn't let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.
Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.
My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.
The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me. He thinks he has taken all of my options away.
I still have choices.
Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.
Holy Wow, Escaping Destiny is one emotional, angsty, action-packed, did I say emotional, but H.O.T. hot ride. This is a series that has to be read in order so if you haven’t read the first two, go do that ASAP. You will not be disappointed.
Escaping Destiny starts out with a HUGE plot twist that will have you reeling. Syn’s life is in chaos and her pregnancy hormones have her in knots. Her relationship with Ryder is far from settled and they clashed throughout most of the book. Even pregnant, battling insurmountable odds at the same time crying at the drop of a hat, she never backed down from anyone, including Ryder himself. I love that she always holds her own. She may fall apart, but she gets right back up again kicking and screaming.
Ryder’s in a tough spot. He had to play some major cards he’d been holding close to his chest in order to secure Syn. His secret out, he now needs to solidify his position in order to prevent all out war. Syn was the last thing he had time for, but for him and his beast, protecting her and the child was all that mattered. Unfortunately, Syn’s needs clashed against some obligations already in place and if he can’t get free from them, Syn will find a way to leave.
When Ryder and Syn block everything out but each other and let the fireworks take over, they are combustible. Ryder was alpha and dominant and when his beast comes out to play, hot and sexy goodness happens and it makes me want to wake my husband up no matter how late it is!
When reality intruded, it was the clash of the titans and not in a good way. With trust problems on both sides, especially with Ryder not being forthcoming with any information. Meanwhile Syn is on hormonal emotional tangents and several times the relationship felt doomed, no matter how strong the connection. It was heartbreaking to read.
The action involved was awesome and I loved the “trial” they went on. We really get to know Ristan in this book and that demon just melts my heart. The angst and heartbreak was overwhelming at times, but then Ryder would get in one of his panty melting, dirty talking, bend over and take it because you are mine moods and all was forgiven (at least on my part). This was one book hangover inducing, angsty but unbelievably hot ride and I can’t wait to start Seducing Destiny next.