Destiny (Serendipity Series #2)

Destiny (Serendipity Series #2)

by Carly Phillips

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ISBN-13: 9780425245743
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Series: Serendipity Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 692,746
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. More than forty published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small-town romances, striking a balance between entertainment and emotion, and giving her readers the compelling stories they have come to expect and enjoy. They include the Serendity novels and the Serendipity's Finest series. She lives in Purchase, New York, with her husband, two daughters, and their dogs: Bailey, a soft-coated wheaten terrier, and Brady, a Havanese, who act like additional children.

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Destiny 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
laura24 More than 1 year ago
Great Book! Loved it. I was instantly immersed into this fantastic, believably written story.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A light-hearted contemporary story about love between two completely different people, one who held onto his integrity, and the other who embraced the unexpected.Opening Sentence: Nash Barron might be cynical about life and more recently about love, but even he normally enjoyed a good wedding.The Review:Nash Barron and Kelly Moss share a connection. Within their unusual and dysfunctional family, they both feel like strangers. Theirs is a family amidst the process of healing and mending, mainly for Tess, the young teen who is a common thread for them both. Individually, they are doing the best that they can raising Tess, allowing her to become a part of everything. Ethan and his newly married wife, Faith, just went on their honeymoon, leaving Nash and Kelly to take care of Tess.Nash is the middle brother in this family of Barron boys. Ethan, Dare, and he were all raised separately, and Nash cannot come to grips for his forgiveness towards Ethan. The sudden death of his parents, and the abandonment of Ethan, left Dare and himself to live in separate foster homes. Nash only sees the black and white of their situation, not allowing himself to grow from the pain. Instead, Nash festers on it, finding it hard to accept and embrace that Ethan isn¿t the young teen who tore his life, and family, apart.Kelly raised Tess on her own. Their distant mother went into one marriage after another, eventually taking off without so much as a care in the world. Kelly lives in shadows of her past, her mother¿s past, and their secrets. Love and desperation forced Kelly to leave Tess on Ethan¿s doorstep, and now she has finally followed to become a part of this unusual family.Nash and Kelly¿s love is simple amongst the intricacies of their world. Their attraction was unexpected, and maybe even a little complicated because of their families. But they find solace in being with each other, and a sense of peace. While it took a while to be sure of what they have, they found their relationship to be filled with friendship and a commitment towards Tess. Nash was different around Kelly, making him much more enjoyable as a character. I found that he was a little more human, than the brass and aggressive brother that he is towards everyone else.Phillips¿ world is familiar, especially with a contemporary setting. Maybe the familial situation isn¿t normal, but the feelings of betrayal, solitude, love, and kinship is. Each character in the Serendipity series has a depth to them that doesn¿t always exist in contemporary romance. Phillips always paces Destiny really well, despite the many bits of information for the reader to take in. As a reader, I felt a part of their town, their family, and their lives, easily a part of everything.Love is a huge part of Destiny, and the series. Phillips talks about many different forms of love, from the ups and downs of brothers, to the complications of unexpected love. Destiny is a great contemporary romance fitting for a weekend read. Phillips will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, ending with happiness and joy.Notable Scene:I can¿t get you anything?¿ he asked.She shook her head and smiled. ¿Just you.¿¿Now that I can give you.¿ He stepped forward, pulled her into his arms and all her anxiety dissipated in a rush of heat.She tipped her head back, expecting him to lower his lips to hers as he¿d done before. Instead, he slid her shirt off one shoulder and pressed his mouth against her skin. She shivered and her entire body responded, her breasts grew full, her nipples puckered, and flutters picked up deep in her belly.Nothing that felt this good could be wrong and she tilted her head, giving him better access. The smart man took advantage, trailing his tongue over the sensitive flesh of her neck. He was gentle, which somehow possessed to come alive under the arousing strokes of his tongue. A soft moan escaped her lips and she felt a responding shudder go through him a
Debby43 More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this series. I was unsure if I would like Nash at all he seemed so rough and unforgiving in the first book with his brother Ethan. It was written so well my Carly Phillips that about 3 chapters in I felt so much for Nash what he had gone through. I thought the brother sister to sister dynamic was going to be weird but it wasn't at all! Kelly's character definitley comes off so strong that when she actually broke down some I felt myself breaking along with her. I can't wait to read Dare's story next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kits stay here
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CubbieCA More than 1 year ago
This book has good characters and is a good read. Enjoyable. The characters are realistic. Enjoy!
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He trotted away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second of the series is just as good as the first. I enjoyed the continuation of the stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do love this series. I like when the characters are in multiple books and you learn more and more about their lives. It's an easy read but lots of intense emotion and just that right amount of spice! I have to say though that I just read #3 and like it even more. So check out Carly Phillips and especially her Serendipity story. I can't wait for the Tess book! hint, hint Carly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This trilogy was very good and kept my interest. Please read...you won't regret it!
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Very good reading, This series is so good you can't wait to read the next book.
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shirlsweetSE More than 1 year ago
Great end to the series. I really enjoy all of Carly Phillips series and stories. Way to go
GtzLstNRding More than 1 year ago
This is a good, quick read - all about personality types and recognizing and dealing with issues that impact you when you are young and how those influence how you are as an adult. Its romantic, dramatic, has lots of turns that you don't expect and some things that are predictable. The plot has some predictability as with the "Barron's boys" each finding the love of their life. I'm gonna take a guess that Karma is about Dare finding the one female that brings him home. In all its a good read and worth the time to read the series.
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