Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Review: A Highlander's Destiny by Melissa Mayhue

Pocket, December 2009
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN-10: 1439144214
ISBN-13: 9781439144213
Book summary:

JESSE CORYELL, a descendant of the Fae, is a man in search of his destiny. He's tried to lose himself in his work, taking on the worst mankind has to offer, but what he really needs to find is his true love. When he sets out to help a mysterious woman find her sister, what he gets is much more than he bargained for: battling an undeniable attraction to his sexy new client while fighting an ancient evil to keep her safe.

DESTINY NOBLE, abandoned by everyone she's ever loved, will stop at nothing in her desperate quest to find her sister. Authorities have declared Leah a runaway, but Destiny knows better. Her dream visions have shown her the frightening truth. They've also shown her Jesse. But finding her Soulmate could result in the most painful loss of all, when she's forced to choose between loving Jesse and saving Leah.

Jesse and Destiny race against time to save an innocent girl from a powerful ancient evil. Is true love their best weapon...or will they be required to sacrifice their own destiny?
My Review:
If your looking for just a fun read and an exciting adult fairy story then here's your book! I will admit I had some moment's of confusion with the book but I'm attributing it to the fact that I haven't read the previous book. From the title alone (not the summary) I was expecting a little more action from the "highlander" angle but found it to be an enjoyable fairie story instead.
We followed Destiny in her search for her sister who has been kidnapped. This leads Destiny to finding Jesse; a rich/half fae/ highlander/ private investigator that she just can't seem to trust. Their love story was interesting and frustrating at the same time which made for a good read.
The ending actually really wanted to make me read the next book (hint: it includes time travel!)
Overall, I'd say it was a quick read that you didn't have to concentrate on too hard. It's a good book to read if your looking to step into a different place, relax, and read about fairies.
One last note: In person this cover is just GORGEOUS!

1 comment:

  1. It does look like a pretty cover! And I love fairy stories! It's interesting that the man is a fairy.