Sunday, January 18, 2015

{Paranormal Romance Minute Review} Destiny Awaits (Juniper Grove Chronicles #1) by Jaidis Shaw

Destiny Awaits (Juniper Grove Chronicles #1)
She wants a normal life. They want her dead. Destiny has other plans.

Twenty-year-old Alayna Scott receives visions around water, but even her foresight couldn’t prepare her for the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents. With everything she loves gone, Alayna packs up and moves to the small town of Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.

Jayden McKnight can’t explain the attraction that he feels whenever Alayna is near, but he does know that he will do whatever it takes to win her heart. When a vampire selects Alayna as his next victim, Jayden will stop at nothing to ensure her safety – even if that means bringing Alayna into a world that she never knew existed.

Love blossoms, challenges are made and Alayna will find herself fighting not only to survive, but to understand what she has become.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} Kindle Edition. Published July 19th 2014 by Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly (first published April 21st 2012). Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.
{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!
"Sunlight caught the crystal that hung from the rear view mirror, and rainbow ursts of color radiated throughout the car." (page 1, line 1)
A unique take on werewolves and vampires. The story moved really quickly - a bit too quickly, there could have been a little more build up and worldbuilding - but there was lots of action to keep my attention. Alayna's a strong heroine, she's been through a lot but she's survived and is determined to make a new start. Jayden is kind and supportive and a fierce opponent when his girl is in danger. I would have liked a bit more character development as I liked the characters but didn't find them overly interesting. If you're looking for a fast read, a bit of romance, a bit of excitement and a happy ending check out Destiny Awaits.

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