Her Destiny

Her Destiny

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by Monica Murphy
     
 
I knew from the moment I first saw him he was the one. The only boy I could ever want.
The only boy I could ever love.
They say he's bad for me.
But I know he's not.
Until the day he rejects me.
And breaks my heart.
Completely.

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. My entire life as I've known it is...gone. Secrets are revealed.

Overview

I knew from the moment I first saw him he was the one. The only boy I could ever want.
The only boy I could ever love.
They say he's bad for me.
But I know he's not.
Until the day he rejects me.
And breaks my heart.
Completely.

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. My entire life as I've known it is...gone. Secrets are revealed. Promises once made are irrevocably broken. There's no way my family can get back to what we once were.

So when Nicholas Fairfield walks back into my life like he never left it, I'm furious.

Thrilled. Irritated. Excited.

Conflicted.

Despite my confusion, I want to be with him. I love him. But danger lurks where we least expect it. Someone will do whatever it takes to tear us apart. All I know is: I won't let them.

Because Nick Fairfield? He's mine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150650466
Publisher:
Monica Murphy
Publication date:
08/23/2014
Series:
Reverie , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
77,848
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.

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Her Destiny 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the continuing story of Reverie and Nick whom you met in His Reverie. If you haven't read it, please do before coninuing with this one. I enjoyed the His Reverie and other Monica Murphey books more than this one, but I am glad I read this one. I still consider Monica Murphy a must read author and look forward to her other series. ENJOY!!!
chelleq More than 1 year ago
To me, the ending was kind of a letdown but overall I enjoyed the book. This book has both pov, which I liked. With the hopelessness that Nick feels about his future, you keep pulling for things to go his way just once. I hope there is another book with these two because the ending kind of left me with some unanswered quesions.
csingh More than 1 year ago
I have a love/hate relationship with cliff hangers.  I love the anticipation that comes with them, knowing I'm going to get more of a story I enjoy, but hate having to wait for it.  I've read a number of books by Monica Murphy and know a cliffhanger is something she's familiar with, but knew the pain of waiting was worth it. His Reverie had ended on but a brutal cliffhanger.  It wasn't just in one aspect either, but multiple upheavals that occurred simultaneously.  So I was eagerly awaiting the release of Her Destiny to find out what was going to happen to the separated lovers. It felt so wrong to see them apart, especially when they would've preferred to be together.  I was surprised to see how changed Reverie was.  In a way I was sad to see her innocence go, but happy to see her taking her happiness into her own hands.  I wasn't very happy with Nick for turning her away, but then again I wasn't happy with how he was being targeted once again for something he didn't do. I was eager to find out who Krista's killer was.  The identity took me by surprise, and although it made sense, I kept expecting the other shoe to drop.   I found the unsent communication Nick and Reverie wrote to each other to be extremely romantic.  I felt it was a great way to prove their bond was still strong and true even though they were no longer in each other's lives. Speaking of bonds, Ethan was quite a surprise in this book.  It was great to see him and Reverie together and being a family.  I was not very happy with their parents. Good riddance to them.  I was hoping to find out the reason for their mother's partiality towards Ethan, but that didn't happen.  The book was written well.  I read it as fast as I could and was not disappointed when I finished it. This duology is the first young adult series I've read from Monica Murphy.  She's proved she can write in many different genres and age ranges.  I look forward to hopefully reading more YA from her.  Perhaps Ethan can get his own book.  I'd definitely like to read about that, even if it would be NA and not YA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I loved this book as much as the 1st one! Definitely recommend this book & His Reverie!
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I was super excited to continue Nick and Rev's story. His Reverie ended on such a cliffhanger that it was almost illegal, and I NEEDED this book to find out what would happen to two of my favorite characters. Once again, I loved how this book was written, through both Nick and Rev's POV, diary entries and (unsent) love letters. My heart broke for Nick because he was such a sweet guy who only ever had Rev's best interests at heart, even though his actions were hurtful to her. Rev did a full 180 in this story. No longer the sweet, naïve, innocent little girl whom I met in Book 1. She rebelled against all the turmoil in her life, in the worst possible way, but I knew she'd find her way back to her true self. Having said that, even when the real Rev returned there were some major changes in her. She was tough and determined, and I wasn't the only one who liked that about her. I loved that she and Evan formed more of a bond during the mess her parents had created, and he too had changed from being a spoilt douche bag. He was more protective and responsible, and I actually liked him this time around. Nick was everything he was in the first book and so much more. I heart Nick so much, but I also liked that Rev gave him a hard time when he came to see her. Although my heart was breaking for him, because he was so genuine in his want to make things right with her, from her POV I could understand why she felt she couldn't trust him not to break her heart again. Her life had literally been turned upside down, and the last thing she needed was for him to walk out of her life, again.  Of course there was still Krista's death hanging over everyone's heads. The question was, who was responsible? I was happy that Rev was able to save Nick, but that still left a killer on the loose. I had a sneaky suspicion who it was, especially after Nick's run in at the police station, but I never expected Krista's death to have gone down the way it did. It was quite sick and the culprit had clearly lost his mind. Desperation and anger are a lethal match. This story was exciting and suspenseful, with a bit of romance thrown into the mix. I loved every second of it.
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
What a conclusion to Nick and Reverie's love story! Some time has passed after that cliffhanger in His Reverie. Nick and Reverie has grown since summer, and now, they each face life without the other. Have their feelings for each other changed? Well...we soon find out in this exciting conclusion. Of course, it is necessary to read His Reverie before reading Her Destiny. Nick and Reverie face their personal demons alone, but still can't forget what they had/have together. Life has changed for Reverie...from privileged to surviving. The same could be said about Nick. On one hand, Reverie's life spirals downward and she rebels. With the help and support of her brother, Evan, and friends, Reverie finds the strength and courage to survive and to better her life. On the other hand, Nick is still "stuck" in the town that keeps bringing him down. Of course, he "plans" to "get out"; he just needs to get that "push" to act on it...and that "push" is Reverie. Although both Nick and Reverie have different life circumstances, they both are faced with the uncertainty and growing up they had to face on their own. When they do come together again, they are faced with their confused feelings for each other, the uncertainty of their futures, and that mystery and darkness that seems to never leave them. Only when they get closer to the truth does the danger becomes more obvious. Faced with mystery and danger, Nick and Reverie comes to learn that they can't deny what they feel for each other. I really enjoyed how much Nick and Reverie has grown in Her Destiny. Like any coming-of-age story, this one involved growing up from a sheltered life and learning how to live and survive in the real world. Both these characters have been through their own trials and obstacles that forced them to grow up before their time. I loved how some of the chapters stayed true to the "diary entries" format; however, Nick's were unsent emails...haha!! It gave me the feel of being "in their head" and finding out what they were thinking and feeling. Not only was this book filled with passion and hearbreak, the romance between them was still there. And...the climax of the story...well, it was dark, dangerous and filled with suspense! I definitely enjoyed this more than His Reverie. With that said, Her Destiny kept me reading from beginning to end.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
I haven’t been this excited to get an ARC in my inbox in, well, I don’t know when. Maybe ever. His Reverie was a wonderful story, but as soon as it ended, I wanted more. And now I have it and it was worth the wait. Picking up several weeks after His Reverie ends, Her Destiny is told from dual points of view. I love that we get to hear from Reverie this time around without being filtered through diary entries. The passion, angst, and heartbreak are amped up in this sequel, culminating in a climax with higher stakes. I love that this book isn’t just a continuation of the first. It’s a sequel with more teeth as both of their worlds are night and day by comparison to what they were before. Reverie’s life is irrevocably changed on the heels of the Hale family scandal, and in the aftermath of Krista’s murder, Nick remains a prime suspect. The fact that they live two hours apart only adds to the conflict. Plot Reverie and her family return home to deal with the accusations against her parents, while Nick is left behind to deal with his own accusations — that he killed his ex-girlfriend, Krista. With no way to reach Reverie, Nick desperately misses her and longs for her. Reverie is heartbroken that Nick refused to see her after he was arrested, and now she hasn’t heard from him in weeks. She spirals out of control, becoming someone unrecognizable, partying with the wrong crowd, trying to kiss away her feelings for Nick. Their lives intersect once again in an unexpected way and both of them, trying to do what’s best for the other, attempt to deny their feelings for each other, but all that does is complicate things further. Characters The character development and growth is gritty and realistic and drives the story. I was glad to see that Monica Murphy kept her characters true to who they were while also allowing them to change as a result of the events that take place in their lives. Reverie, especially, is authentic as the good girl whose sheltered life comes crashing down around, rebelling against the values her corrupt parents instilled in her. It’s believable that a teen already searching for her place in the world, would question everything her parents taught her when it’s revealed they weren’t who they pretended to be. Nick is still coping not only with Krista’s death, but the time he did in prison for his false conviction nearly two years before. He’s struggling just as much as Reverie to find his place in a world that isn’t what he thought it was. The rug is pulled out from under him once again and he’s floundering in believable fashion. Bottom Line If possible, Her Destiny is even better than His Reverie. It explores trust, responsibility, faith and the bonds of love as they’re tested over and over again. Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.