I received this book for free from Loveswept in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Destined for a King by Ashlyn Macnamara
Series: The Bastard Brotherhood #1
Published by Loveswept on September 6th 2016
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Bestselling author Ashlyn Macnamara, hailed by Jennifer McQuiston as “a born storyteller,” introduces the strapping, audacious outlaws of the Bastard Brotherhood in this enchanting tale of forbidden love between supposedly sworn enemies. Though she is intended for the king, Calista Thorne picks up a crossbow to defend her ancestral home, Blackbriar Keep, from a gang of landless knights. She even manages to sink a poison-tipped arrow into their commander, who survives long enough to conquer the Keep and claim Calista for his own. Now, with her father’s life at stake, Calista must nurse the brigand back to health, and the strangest thing happens: She finds herself fascinated by his tautly muscled body, and enthralled by his hotly whispered demands. Ever since his father’s death, the fearsome warrior they call Torch has been consumed by his quest for revenge. Taking Blackbriar Keep is the first step in that plan, and—by the three gods—it won’t be the last. But after taking one look into Calista’s smoldering gray eyes, Torch discovers a passion nobler than retribution. He will fulfill his destiny and take her from the usurper king, even in his weakened state. For with Calista’s love, no man has ever felt more powerful.
Destiny For A King is a fantasy themed romance, although in many moments it almost felt like a historical themed romance at the same time so I feel like this would suit many HR fans as well even if your not huge on the fantasy themes. In Destined For A King, our heroine Calista is betrothed to the King. But her parent’s plans for her marriage change, when their home is attacked and overrun by the enemy of the King, Torch. Torch is fighting not just for freedom and a better life, but to regain what his family lost and reclaim the throne that is rightfully is. Calista is in his future, he is led by a precious stone that hasn’t led him wrong.
In this story we have two people that find love and destiny. What I really loved about this story was how strong the women are in this story. Our main heroine can use a bow to help fight when she can. But we also have other side characters that fight along side their men. And boy I loved that aspect, seeing how strong and passionate they can be. The romance that develops between Torch and Calista is priceless. I honestly couldn’t get enough of their bantering, the sexy times and the way they grow for each other. The chemistry between them is powerful and quite intoxicating at times. I just couldn’t put this book down and it had everything I look for in a romance. A full belly satisfying romance that is enchanting and a fantasy romance every reader will fall head heels in love with!!