Review: Destiny by Carly Phillips

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Review: Destiny by Carly Phillips

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 3, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Serendipity #2
Published by Berkley
Pages: 282

The Barron brothers are all so hot!  Nash is no different.  He’s a lawyer now, and the one who still holds the most resentment towards his brother Ethan for what he did.  But now that Ethan and Faith are on their honeymoon he doesn’t mind trying to get close to his half sister Tess.  And if that means spending more time with her sister Kelly, then he won’t complain.  He’s been attracted to her since she came into town.

Nash has trust issues.  He’s been lied to and betrayed many times so it’s understandable where those feelings come from.  He’s also very stubborn and set in his ways, which is one of the reasons why his previous marriage didn’t work out.   But he’s making an effort to open up and he wants to do it with Kelly.  He trusts her and is comfortable with her out of the bedroom, and in the bedroom well he can’t keep his hands off her.

Kelly on the other hand is struggling with having to hide something from her past.  It is something that could potentially make her look bad, but I just wanted her to come clean sooner.  She does have a lot of personality and is a very likeable heroine.  And hiding the issues aside, she’s perfect for Nash.  Something his ex-wife wasn’t.  And while I’m on that subject, I was a little thrown off by the fact that his ex-wife ends up being Kelly’s BFF, there’s something just wrong about that dynamic!

Together, Kelly and Nash make an explosive couple, lots of sweet moments, lots of smexin’ and in the end, even after the new developments in the family dynamics, I feel they are a tighter unit.

I loved the side characters as well. Some of the old, some new.  Of course I am most curious about the last Barron brother.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for him!

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About Carly Phillips

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

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I agree Francesca that sounds really wrong but this books sounds really good…looking forward to reading this series!


Thanks for the great review! I want to read this series *so bad*. I think I feel a splurge coming on 🙂