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The Destiny of Violet & Luke [NOOK Book]

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ever After of Ella and Micha comes a story of scars, courage, and new possibilities . . .

Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could ...
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The Destiny of Violet & Luke

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Overview

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ever After of Ella and Micha comes a story of scars, courage, and new possibilities . . .

Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews on The Secret of Ella and Micha
"Sorensen's portrayal of... relationships and long-distance love, as well as the longing to escape one's past, raises her above her new adult peers."
RT Book Reviews on The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
"Romantic, suspenseful and well written---this is a story you won't want to put down."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455576524
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Callie & Kayden
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 9,604
  • File size: 745 KB

Meet the Author

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Good book

    Good book but i am sick of this author splitting up all her books into series of two or more books. You have to buy all the books to find out what happens in the end. Drags on much longer than necessary.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    4.5 ARE YOU KIDDING ME Stars Yes, I am a fan of Sorensen becaus

    4.5 ARE YOU KIDDING ME Stars

    Yes, I am a fan of Sorensen because I feel she brings to life some of the most wonderfully broken characters whose stories affect me deeply. But seriously I should know better by now. It never fails that I am wanting to chuck my Ipad across the room when I hit the cliffhanger ending. Perhaps since I just finished reading The Ever After of Ella and Micha and since I thought of this as a shoot off like Lila and Ethan's book, I didn't expect the gut wrenching feelings I now have. But as always, any book that can evoke that much emotion from me, is in my mind an awesome book.

    In The Destiny of Violet and Luke we get the story of Callie and Kayden's roomates. We have glimpsed Luke's messed up past in Callie and Kayden's books, but it is brought to the forefront in this story. Holy cow, I knew things were bad with his mom but I had no clue. For awhile I was worried the story was gonna be incestous, but this is just as warped.

    Violet on the other hand is entirely different then what I had expected. She has a past that is just as messed up as Luke's and obviously she doesn't form attachments because of them. Luke feels for Violet after an incident which reminds him of his sister. After that they just seem to keep running into each other and along the way, they each find some comfort and the relationship evolves.

    Completely off topic, but I loved Greyson in this book. His part was small, but I'm definitely loving him.

    Back to what's really on my mind. I really shouldn't be so upset about the twist at the end as through my updates it was somewhat predictable and part of me is wondering how likely something like that could be. Still, what bothers me is that the twist is revealed, Violet reacts, and BOOM, the story is over.

    I hope Ms. Sorensen is cranking out the next one because I am on the edge here.

    Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Can Love Withstand the Past?

    Two brutally damaged young people, unable to form a true relationship, to feel for and share themselves with another person, one event that brings them together, but can they form an unbreakable bond as one ugly coincidence threatens to shred their tenuous hold on each other? The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen, will take you over the edge, mentally and emotionally in this latest addition to Ms. Sorensen’s The Coincidence series.

    Luke’s childhood was filled with the horrors of being a pawn for a drug addicted mother. No one came to his rescue, no one protected him when he needed it most, no one gave him unconditional love. Today he is an emotional disaster, a barren wasteland of feelings, or is his heart too afraid to reach out? Violet witnessed the unsolved murders of her parents as a child and carries a secret guilt for that night that prevents her from being able to reach out to others. Her nightmares of that time are her punishment, trapped in the mindset of a child, she refuses to confess what she thinks is her crime, feels she deserves to be treated badly. Along comes Luke when they are both at their lowest points. Is there something between them that fills the void they each harbor?

    Jessica Sorensen is the queen of angst and pain. Her characters are not pretty, they are broken, scarred and scared. She brilliantly starts to heal them, gives them a chance to hang on to what they need. I felt she let them decide what to do with this gift, as they came to life for me. I’m still reeling from the emotional onslaught this book reigned down and must say, this is the darkest of the series, the most emotionally draining and the most difficult to deal with. Brutal, intense, one of those reads that will not leave my head!

    I received an ARC edition from Forever (Grand Central Publishing)in exchange for my honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    A must read.

    Such an amazing book. The author did a great job creating these characters and making them collide into one another. I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Loved it! But the ending...

    Loved the book! Couldn't put it down but the ending just left me hanging. There has to be another one, right?! I cannot find anything about it. Hopefully it's not a year from now....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Such good read!!!

    A very good read!! Touches your heart!!! Bless both of those kids hearts!!! Can not wait for more of their story!!! Loved it!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    This was probably the most emotionally difficult of any of the b

    This was probably the most emotionally difficult of any of the books in this series, but I think it was the best one yet. It's not uncommon for me to want more to the story at the end, but this one was more than "I want more," it was "I have to know." I hope the next book comes soon because I feel like I'm waiting to find out the fate of real people.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2014

    If you┬┐ve enjoyed any other books in this series, have no doubts

    If you’ve enjoyed any other books in this series, have no doubts about this one. JS has a way of writing characters that you cannot help but connect with even if you haven’t been in their shoes. Luke and Violet are both trying to live with the painful reminders of their pasts and doing a terrible job at it. Neither of them was looking for anyone, least of all each other. Of course JS has her own way of ending her books and this one is no different. There were so many things touched on in this book that I can’t wait to see where it’s all going to go. My only critsizm would be that before you even hit the one hundred page mark you can put together the big “uh oh” moment. Having said that, it was still worth finding out how it all unfolded. 

    - No one’s ever helped me out before, not like this. And it terrifies me because I actually want him to be in this moment with me, helping me.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

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    OMG this book was fantastic! Of course it left me in a bit of a

    OMG this book was fantastic! Of course it left me in a bit of a cliffhanger so I'm eager to read the next part of the story. The story line kept me interested and the characters felt like real people. I could feel their pain and found myself wishing for better things for them. This was a moving story and very emotionally charged. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Annabelle

    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Soooooo good!!!!!

    I absolutly love this story. So much better than the first book. Please hurry and write the next part!!!!! I need to know what happens

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Healers den

    Healers heal here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Can they ever get a break?!?!?

    Love the books, but I think I am going to start looking at publishing dates OF THE NEXT BOOK before I read the current one. I hate not knowing:) !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    WRITE ANOTHER!!!!!

    Can not wait for the next one!! Please don't make us wait too long!!

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    A must read!

    OMG!! i loved loved loved this book and the story of Violet and Luke. They are both messed up but such good people and for them to find each other was awesome. The ending is a killer and leaves you on this cliffhanger... Cannot wait to read their conclusion

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

    Great!

    My only complaint is that I don't want to wait for the next book. I want to know their story now. Jessica Sorensen makes you feel! I want Violet & Luke to have their "happily ever after". What tragedy they each had to endure. Gut wrenching, really.

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  • Posted February 1, 2014

    ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO LOVE JESSICA SORENSEN'S BOOKS

    I only wish Violet wasn't so bleak. Can't wait for the next book in this series.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    wow

    What twist and turns in the story and of course no ending. Can't wait to read the next one!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    What the....?

    Loved the book, but please tell me that there is a sequal to it! The story can't just end that way!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Iffy

    Loved the book but whats with the ending??


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