Prerelease review: Untamed Destinies: A Romance Anthology

I was lucky enough to be able to read an advanced copy of this romance anthology which is out just in time for Valentines day.

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About the book

Sometimes, love is inescapable

Snuggle up, relax, and prepare to fall in love as you journey through three of the most romantic tales you might ever experience!

Untamed Destinies is the brand-new romance anthology from bestselling authors, Beth Prentice, Kim Petersen and Catherine Evans.

HEAT LEVELS:

THE IVORY VEIL by BETH PRENTICE ~ Sweet
WILDFLOWER by KIM PETERSEN ~ Sexy
STORM STRUCK by CATHERINE EVANS ~ Sweet

Untamed Destinies is 3 uniquely different novellas, with differing heat levels, and different romance sub-genres, but at the core of them all is finding your soul mate.
Catherine Evans writes a gorgeous rural romance, Kim Petersen drifts into the mystical world of paranormal, and Beth Prentice pens a sweet romance with a touch of mystery. Together we’ve created a book where the reader can escape into diverse worlds with contrasting styles, and hopefully discover their next favourite author.

The Ivory Veil by Beth Prentice

Does Grandma really know best?
Gracie Saunders loves her job at The Ivory Veil Bridal Boutique. She loves matching the perfect dress to the perfect bride, and she loves how the veil can show a woman what a bride really looks like. But when the boutique is bought by the one man she hates, suddenly her life is turned upside down.

Throw in a long-standing family feud, a mysterious wedding gown, and the blurred lines between love and hate, and Gracie finds herself in the middle of a web of complications.

Can she separate her feelings long enough to see what’s real? Or will she be out of a job and single forever?

My review: I thought The Ivory veil was a delightful story. I loved Gracie and Aaron, their chemistry and budding romance was lovely. There has been a rift between their two families forever yet no one knows why and their grandparents aren’t telling. Gracie’s Gran is completely mental in her dislike of Aaron’s family and forbids Gracie to have anything to do with him, a bit hard now that he is her new boss, not to mention their mutual attraction  An unexpected find of an antique wedding dress brings about a mystery that Gracie is determined to solve and Aaron decides to use to promote the shop. This had me wondering what was going to be the outcome for everyone once the truth was uncovered and both mysteries solved. This short story had me completely hooked and totally barracking for Gracie and Aaron.

Wildflower: Kim Petersen

When it’s real, can you walk away?

Arie is happy – life is good and she wants for nothing. That is, until she flies to New York city and discovers a soul connection so deep, she can’t look away.

Charly is everything Arie never knew she wanted – he opens her mind to a beautiful soul dance that takes her so high, her world begins to unravel beneath her feet as she is faced with confronting reality.

The problem? They’re both married, but that’s not all.

Can Arie risk everything for a love deeper than anything she ever wanted, or will the dream die along with the truth?

Wildflower is a standalone paranormal romance. If you like forbidden romance, angst, and books you just can’t put down, you’ll love bestselling author Kim Petersen’s steamy paranormal romance.

My Review: This was definitely a different kind of love story and there were times I wondered about Charly and Arie’s behaviour, but I guess when the soul is involved, maybe there really is no choice in who we love and we deserve the chance to follow our heart. I enjoyed this paranormal romance, and the whole twin-soul idea was very interesting. I found myself wondering how it was all going to pan out and who would be the winners or the losers in this thing called love.

Storm Struck: Catherine Evans

You’ll fall head over heels in love after catching a storm while running.

New to town, in a stressful job, Tamara Hancock jogs daily for her sanity. When she comes across a riderless horse, memories of her childhood flood back, including her grandmother’s odd prediction.

Rob Richmond wasn’t paying attention when his horse, Storm, dumped him into the ocean. With a suspected broken collarbone and ankle, he’s not sure how he’ll get home until Storm arrives with a woman who is part guardian angel, part Amazonian warrior, and all horse whisperer.

Tamara is difficult to work out. Sometimes funny, sometimes feisty, always skittish.

Can Tamara work through the pain of her past, and find hope for a future? Is Rob the man who can earn Tamara’s trust and her love?

My Review: This was a thoroughly enjoyable short novella, that I wished could have been longer. I loved both the characters Tamara and Rob and really enjoyed their attraction to each other and the way they fought it. I loved the aspect of Tamara’s grandmother’s prediction along with a prediction that later comes out about Rob and his horse, Storm. This was a sweet romance that kept a smile on my face. 

Available 12th February

Preorder for only 99c

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