Title: Destiny Kills (A Myth & Magic Novel, #1)
Author: Keri Arthur
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Piatkus (5th May 2011)
SHE’S GOT A DANGEROUS SECRET – AND POWERS FAR BEYOND HUMAN . . .
When Destiny McCree wakes up beside a dead man on an Oregon beach, she knows only this: she was to keep moving, keep searching and keep one step ahead of the forces that have been pursuing her from the heart of Scotland to this isolated spot. Why? The death of her lover has left her alone, with little memory of her past. A glimmering serpent-shaped ring is the one clue she has – and a bargaining chip in a most dangerous game.
Enter Trae Wilson, a master thief with a sexy, knowing grin and a secret agenda of his own. Destiny and Trae both have powers far beyond human – and both are running for their lives. Together they’re rising a tide of danger, magic and lust . . . but with killers stalking their every move, they must use any means necessary, even each other, to survive – until the shocking secret of one woman’s destiny finally unravels.
Rating: *** (3 stars)
DESTINY KILLS is the first book in Keri Arthur’s MYTH & MAGIC series. It tells the story of Destiny who wakes up naked on a beach with no memory of who she is or why she woke next to the body of a dead man. She does remember some bits and pieces, although she can’t explain why, and they are disjointed. Whilst fleeing from the police after she steals some clothes, Destiny comes across Trae Wilson.
DESTINY KILLS is an engrossing, uncomplicated read. It took me a couple of hours to read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it as it was just what I wanted. Reading DESTINY KILLS does not require you to have your brain switched on, and honestly for me at the moment that was a good thing.
The book follows the story of Destiny McCree as she struggles to fulfil a promise she made, and as she fights her attraction to Trae Wilson. Destiny is a very earnest twenty-nine year old, who is determined to keep the promise she made to go back. I really enjoyed her as a main character, and I loved the way Arthur wrote the banter between Destiny and Trae. Trae is a fun, sneaky character who is very used to getting what he wants.
The plot of the book is pretty much porn with plot, which is pretty typical for books in the paranormal genre aimed at an adult audience. The plot of the book has three main strands; the first being the romance between Destiny and Trae, the second following Destiny’s promise, and the third involves the job Trae is on. Arthur does a really good job at weaving these three threads into a coherent and enjoyable story.