Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1) by Amelia Hutchins

FightingDestinyHave you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

I feel the need to clarify a couple of things before I officially start this review. First, Fighting Destiny isn’t a light PNR read. (Honestly, what about that cover doesn’t scream ‘dark & dangerous?) If you’re familiar at all with books that center on the Fae, you know that they don’t play fair. They toy with emotions. They can’t lie, but they can twist things to their advantage in a heart beat. They’re dangerous, lovely creatures who can’t be trusted or, in most cases, resisted – but draw you in. If you understand all of that, you’re probably prepared for this book. If not, you should probably walk away now and find a nice, fluffy PNR with a HEA wrapped up in a neat little bow because you won’t find any of that within these pages. What you will find is a non-stop roller coaster ride of denial, heated romance, danger mystery, heartbreak and suspense. I personally loved every minute of it, but that’s just me.

Okay, now that I’ve gotten the preliminary rant out of the way…

It was hard to figure out what made Synthia tick in the beginning. The more I got to know her though, the more I liked her. That’s usually the way it is with me and damaged characters and Syn was definitely damaged. Through a pretty huge part of Fighting Destiny I didn’t know whether to love or hate Ryder. Honestly, I’m still not totally sure. There’s a lot more to him than is on the surface. Actually, that’s pretty much the theme of Fighting Destiny. Nothing is as it seems and if you think you have it figured out, just wait for it…

Beyond Syn and Ryder, there were a lot of other things going on in this story. It was one heck of a series introduction. The supporting characters carried a lot of weight in Fighting Destiny and there’s more to each of their stories too. I can’t wait to see what happens next… especially the way things ended. Speaking of which.. I picked up Fighting Destiny when it was free. Before I even finished the last page I purchased the second book in the Fae Chronicles series. From the description of Taunting Destiny I have no doubt that the rest of the series will soon be finding its way to my Kindle. I love it when a freebie helps me find another author/series/character to follow ❤



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