As a lover of Paranormal Romance, it was a given that I’d give Urban Fantasy a try. I read just one Urban Fantasy book and decided that it wasn’t my thing. There were too many preternaturals and my poor brain couldn’t keep up. I decided to stick to Vampires and Shifters and avoid the rest. Until I came across Fighting Destiny. I’d read snippets so I knew the hero would be alpha, possessive, controlling and incredibly sexy, I had to give it a go. And…wow!
Synthia is a witch, human but with the power to wield magic. If there’s one thing she absolutely hates, it’s the Fae – beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures who she blaims for the death of her parents. She’s managed to avoid the Fae, until something mysterious starts happening. Someone or something is killing off Fae and witches. She’s recruited to solve the murders… just one thing, she has to work with the Prince of the Dark Fae. She’s nowhere near enthusiastic, even though Ryder, the dark prince, is the hottest man she’s ever seen. Now the Fae are known for manipulating human emotion, especially when they just want to turn on a woman, you just can’t say no! And that’s where Syn finds herself, under the control of this intriguing, sexy but dangerous Fae.
Sparks had flown from his touch, the fire he’d created inside of me, and the feelings I’d felt were dangerous and exciting. It was why they were considered the most deadly of the Otherworld. They could make you like it as they fucked you to death.
I absolutely loved this book. The first thing I noticed is that it’s detailed enough so that if you’re new to the Urban Fantasy genre, you will not get lost. Most of these preternaturals I’d never heard off. But they are explained well enough for you to get it without it being too much. The other thing I realized is that I was expecting Erotica. A supernatural and a human getting it on every other page. I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. Of course Ryder was hot (he can manipulate me anytime!) but it was so much more than that. The story is so gripping. Surprise after bloody surprise. Trying to solve the mysteries of the murders, trying to figure out who the bad guy was, I couldn’t get enough!
And the characterization was just perfect. No annoying heroine in this one! She was clever, funny, and my favorite – strong. She protected her coven and was basically fearless. I have to mention Ryder again. Man! This guy was alpha to the core.I loved how he couldn’t stay away from Syn. I loved that they had this love-hate thing going. The sexual tension was incredible.
“I like to hunt, but I like to fuck more. Can you guess what will happen when I catch you Synthia?
And while I’d already trusted him, I loved that the author made me second guess myself a couple of times. Yes, there’s something lucking inside Ryder. There’s more to him that I just can’t wait to find out.
This was almost a perfect read for me. I hesitate on ‘perfect’ because there were some editing problems. Nothing major, nothing that detracts from the story, just some obvious ones that I wish could be cleaned up. Other than that, I urge anyone who hasn’t read Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance to make this their next read. Amelia Hutchins is one to watch out for and I absolutely can’t wait for the sequel!
Amazon Buy Link – Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Finally I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.