Release Blitz, 4.5 Hearts Review & Giveaway: Monica Murphy's "Her Destiny (Reverie # 2)".
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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.
Blitz Review: Jo
Following the huge cliffhanger I was left with at the end of "His Reverie," I couldn't wait to get my hands on this sequel and conclusion to Reverie and Nick's story.
In this second and final installment, I found that life had dramatically changed for Reverie and nothing would ever be the same again. At the beginning of the story, she wasn't handling these changes at all well but then again, her world had been turned upside down.
Good girl Reverie Hale doesn't exist anymore. She's gone. Wiped from existence.
As I worked my way through the book, I found myself becoming more and more annoyed at how Reverie reacted to her situation. Her actions were so childish and she appeared to be so different from the sweet girl I'd met in the first book. I really had to step back and think about why she was acting so out of character and take into account that she was still only seventeen. Reverie, up to this point, had lived a very sheltered life with very little real life experience and as such was, at times a little immature. Now, suddenly all of that protection had gone and, for the first time she was having to deal with real life and the problems that it brought.
Nick was also in a depressing situation. After yet another run of bad luck, he was left wondering what had happened to his Reverie. I felt so sorry for him. This boy just never seemed to catch a break. My heart went out to him and I hoped that he could find some much deserved happiness in his life.
Protecting her only ended up fucking over my chance with her.
I think I may have ruined it for good.
Nick missed Reverie like crazy and was desperate to find her and put things right between them. But would it be that easy for him to walk back into Reverie's life after so much had happened?
As you can probably tell, I found the first half of this story a little gloomy, leaving me desperate for some sunshine and happiness for this couple and I remained hopeful that Monica would grant them some.
"You and me...we're not are a good idea, are we?"
"Probably not. But that's not going to stop me from trying for us again."
I once again, fell in love with Reverie and Nick as a couple. Thankfully Reverie found her old self again and actually emerged a lot more confident and determined to tackle both her own and Nick's problems. At last Reverie was beginning to grow up. Nick remained as loving and patient as he was in the first book. That boy just didn't deserve any of the crap that was put in his way. Life truly had sucked for him.
I wondered how Reverie and Nick would make their relationship work with all of the challenges that lay ahead and just as I thought they had a chance, along came yet another nightmare. OMG!! I did not expect the twist in the story. I did not see it coming and I was left biting my nails, feeling apprehensive. What was going to happen next? It appeared any chance of happiness for Reverie and Nick was slipping through their fingers, yet again!
"We can make this work. We have to."
Monica Murphy gave me an ending that I truly loved. Yay!! And it was one that suited the characters perfectly.
I want to melt into him. Become one with him and never leave his side.
My final thoughts in this review are for Evan, Reverie's older brother. I was really surprised how he handled the changes in his life. He appeared to be dealing with everything a lot better than I had imagined, his priority being Reverie. He placed her needs first in everything that he did, not doing anything for himself. All his life consisted of was working, sleeping and looking out for her. I wondered what he truly felt and what sort of future Evan was going to have. I think that maybe there was potential there for another story. So, if you are reading this Monica, Evan needs a happy ending too! LOL.
I loved "Her Destiny" and it gets 4.5 happy ever after hearts from me!
“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.
About Monica Murphy:
I write books. I have the best job ever. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Writer of new adult contemporary romance-ish stuff. Published with Avon and Bantam. Mom and wife. Native Californian.
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