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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review of Paranormal Romance novel, Destiny Unchained (Shadows of Destiny) by Leia Shaw

Title: Destiny Unchained
Series: Shadows of Destiny
Author: Leia Shaw
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Official Synopsis
They call her The Huntress. A vampire with lethal focus, Natalia hunts rogue werewolves and kills them without mercy. She buried her heart centuries ago. Now she lives only for revenge. But when she’s forced to team up with the alpha of the northwest werewolf pack to catch a werewolf serial killer, her carefully controlled world is shattered by the passionate Cristian. Will Natalia accept Cristian’s claim on her heart even if it means sacrificing a part of who she is?

*Warning: this book contains sexual content not intended for readers under the age of 18*

My Review
This is an unputdownable read filled with romance, danger, action, sacrifice and forgiveness.

Natalia is a bad-ass vampire known as The Huntress. She lives for hunting down rogue werewolves. There is no room in her life for love when all she wants is revenge. What happened to her may have happened long ago, but she has eternity to make him pay...

Cristian is an alpha who would do anything to protect his pack, including taking down a werewolf hunter. When he meets Natalia, he knows she is a threat that should be dealt with, but there is something about her that makes him want to keep her around for a while.

The two are both stubborn and want to dominate, but they both also want to protect the innocent so they put their differences aside to face a bigger threat, a rogue Were who has been murdering children and is now in Cristian's territory. They agree to partner up to find this murderer, never guessing that they would lose their hearts in the process.

This book is amazing. It is a non-stop thrill ride as they race against the clock to find the murderer, while growing closer in the process. The chemistry between Cristian and Natalia is through the roof and when you put these two strong minded people together, you get tons of laughs, tears and a love that defies the odds.

Natalia is tough as nails and has a hard time letting go of the past and showing her vulnerable side. As Cristian pulls back the layers of her long concealed heart, we sees that behind the facade of The Huntress is someone who just wants to do good. With each day spent with Cristian, she feels herself growing more attached, but will this growing love be put to an end before it has begun? Can she truly trust Cristian or will history repeat itself?

Cristian is an Alpha with the world on his shoulders. Everything he has done has been for the good of others, until now. He knows his pack will not like him taking on a vampire mate, let alone The Huntress. Even if he does make her his, will she be able to let the past go or will he end up losing his heart to a woman who truly is just out for herself?

Their inner struggles are just one part of the craziness that is their life because what good is love if they are dead? The murderer is always one step aheadof them  and now he has something that can end them...their love for each other.

This book is a constant struggle between love, good vs evil and their inner struggles against their haunting past. You root for them to find the killer,find themselves, and finally realize that they are awesome together. I could not put this book down!

I have to say that Leia Shaw is someone to watch out for. Her books are non-stop thrill rides that leave you wanting more. Action, Romance, Suspense, and Danger are winning combinations that Leia Shaw has down pact.  Her book , Destiny United, was on my Best of 2011 list, and this one will definitely be on my Best of 2012. She is an amazing author and I recommend that you run out and pick up one of her books if you want a great read! I cannot wait to read more books from the great Leia Shaw

This book is rated 5 Fangs:


Rebecca Hamilton said...

Sounds AWESOME! this isn't the kind of book I would have noticed normally (cover reminds me of 100 books I've seen before, and I can never tell them apart) but this review makes me want to check it out. thanks for sharing!

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