Destino

Destino

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by Sienna Mynx
     
 
Mira Ellison is poised to have it all. In 1989, she is the first prominent African American fashion designer redefining change for both beauty and style among the renowned in Italy. That happens until the evening she meets a tall, mysteriously charming Sicilian businessman who orchestrates a friendship that awakens a wicked sexual heat she has long forgotten. Who is

Overview

Mira Ellison is poised to have it all. In 1989, she is the first prominent African American fashion designer redefining change for both beauty and style among the renowned in Italy. That happens until the evening she meets a tall, mysteriously charming Sicilian businessman who orchestrates a friendship that awakens a wicked sexual heat she has long forgotten. Who is he really? What harm could a little fling in one of the most beautiful countries in the world bring?

Plenty.

Don Giovanni Battaglia is a man who knows how to get his way. He lives his life on the razor edge of control as he balances family and his dark legacy. He is the leader of a ruthless crime family, and those who intercept his purpose are swiftly made to pay. Mira's design house opens in Napoli, and unbeknownst to her, the property she occupies is one for which the Battaglia family has big plans. Giovanni's designs for her business set them on a collision course of heated passion, spine chilling danger, and an unspeakable act of murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015860627
Publisher:
The Divas Pen LLC
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Series:
Battaglia Mafia Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
134,039
File size:
477 KB

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Destino 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
feversdee More than 1 year ago
Destino Review O-M-G! Ms. Sienna Mynx truly outdoes herself with Destino!!!  taking place predominately in Italy, this sexy romance novel comes to life and is filled with suspense, murder, betrayal and desperation that will have you not wanting to put the book down until "The End!" Now humor me for a moment, by closing your eyes and picturing in the deepest recess of your mind, the strength, no tolerance, and automatic respect Michael Corleone received in The Godfather, and the powerful position our Re-elected President Barack Obama holds while never neglecting to show his love, honor, respect,  and pure chemistry for his First Lady, Michelle, and you get a very Sexy, Blue-eyed, Olive skin-toned Giovanni Battaglia!  Wow!!! This book was totally off the chain and beyond excellent....it is an award winning television/movie drama waiting to hit the airwaves! Whew! And the chemistry, love, affection and intimacy between the hero and heroine, Gio and Mira was truly out of this world at times, while not forgetting to mention the love scenes were truly "HOT!" This book will take you on an intense roller-coaster ride through the Hills and Valleys of Gio and Mira destined to be together, but caught up in family history, responsibilities, lies, secrets, betrayals, revenge and ultimately murder! With strong secondary characters, that will have you rooting for them to succeed one moment, but wanting to kill them the next for their betrayal of Gio and Mira, Destino will have you laughing, crying, praying and believing that Love truly can cover and conquer "ALL" Sins and never wanting the book to end!!! I HIGHLY Recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and believes that love is a conquering force!
pwilly More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading Destino. I love to see Mira as a strong, independent women! I also love the fact that although Giovanni is an alpha male, he also realizes the power of love and how it fills a void in life. Destino reminds me of charecters Aiden and Daisy (Aiden's Game, Daisy's Choice) with a touch of Lee and Michelle aka Chocolat( Lee's Girls Series The Heist, For The Love of Chocolat and Golden Chalice). If you haven't read these books pick them up. You will be glad you did! Put on your pj's, get comfortable and start reading! With that said, I can't believe I wait until December 15th for book two and Feburary 2013 for book three! LOL. I am anxious to read what happens next! The suspense is killing me. Five Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started with buying book 2 then notice the review on one. So Before I started reading I read the first one. Absolutely phenominal! Then book 2 made me thirsty for more. This is a 8 or 9 book saga that makes you want to read more! Great job SM with this series. CINDYLU
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not your typical IR romance novel that has no decent story line, no character development, and filled with sex this and sex that! THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS WAY ABOVE THE LEAGUE! Great story line with two leading characters that are HUMAN and realistic in what they want in their lives and relationship. This book, yes, has some hot steamy sex scenes, but really what makes this great is the fact that you really get to read how the main characters figure out how to merge their life (one is a famous fashion designer, the otherba mob boss). This booked pulled on my heart string and is one of my ALL TIME! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IR ROMANCE NOVEL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I had a hard time putting it down. It keeps you on your toes. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The passion this story is breathtaking. I can't wait for the followup.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an ok read for me. I'm a Godfather fan and this book had tooo many similarities to the Godfather movies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like Destino because of the positive reviews, but  isn't any of the romance I expected based on the cover or reviews. The chemistry is missing between Gio & Mira. I continued reading hoping this changed , it didn't.  Mira's the heroine who is easily duped although she's described as a savvy businesswoman. She's annoying at best without common sense. Sorry to  say the book  didn't  live up to the sexy cover. 2 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Mynx kicks off this series with a bang. If you've never read any of this author's works, then this is a great place to start. Destino is filled with passion,betryal,suspense, and of course the soul stirring love of Giovanni and Mira. I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not expect this detailed plot but I love nonetheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ THE ENTIRE SERIES! You won't be disappointed. I'm taking the time to write a review for this and I never write reviews. It's that good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the WHOLE series! A must read. The whole series is AMAZING. Can't wait for Amore (Book 5)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second time reading this story , so much intrigue and romance "
Bronxgal More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all of the books thus far in MIra and Gio series. Loved the action, suspense, romance and sex in each of rhe books -- just the right amount of each. Worth the purchase. Anxiously awaiting the next book in the series involving mira's twin sister.
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Maybe I missed the punch line?? I was bored out of mind. I couldn't find anything or anyone to root for. Mira is not very smart. In my opinion she's either slow or blind. Not for me. I could not give this book more than a 1 star because I have read this it seems before. Only the heroine's skin color is different.. I am not looking for a white knight on a black horse to ride me. 
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Good story wasnt thrilled with the writing but the end... wow left me speachless i was on the fence about buying the sequel but im buying it right now.
monarnyc More than 1 year ago
I loved this book can not wait to read book number 2!!!!!!!