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by Toni Blake
Released: May 25, 2010
Series: Destiny #2
Published by Avon
Career -driven Rachel Farris left small town Destiny, Ohio for a bigger and better life in Chicago. But when Rachel’s grandmother, Edna calls her and requests that she come home to help care for her and her apple orchard, Rachel can do nothing but give in. She knows that her grandmother is having knee problems, yet Edna would be the last person on earth to admit that.
Once Rachel steps into Destiny, trouble finds her in the form of a hot, sexy cop who has a little bit of an attitude. Things don’t start off well between Rachel and Officer Mike Romo. A long-time feud between both families has caused them to instantly hate each other and though sparks fly, Rachel and Mike spend a lot of the first half of the book arguing and trying to best each other.
But beneath that simmering anger and annoyance is potent lust and chemistry! Let me tell you, these small-town girls have THE.HOTTEST.SEX around!!!! Toni Blake pens such scorching hot scenes for her couples that I wish *I* could be one of the girls from Destiny. I don’t think I can rightfully explain just how sexy the scenes are. I think the best way to describe them is by calling them “toe-curling”. They are definitely potent in lust and love.
I especially thought the scene after the ball game with the pouring rain and the mad dash to Mike’s place to be utterly romantic. Blake completely exceeded my expectations in terms of the romance. She took readers on a ride. Point A started with annoyance and a reluctant but still electrifying case of lust, but Point B will have readers melting with how sweet the story is. Having these wide ranges of emotions and then carrying them out in a single book is a hard feat, but Blake does it with ease. Saying that I enjoyed myself is a vast understatement. I loved this book!
When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!