Saturday, September 10, 2016

Destined for a King by Ashlyn Macnamara (The Bastard Brotherhood #1)

Destined for a King

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Written by: Ashlyn Macnamara
Series: The Bastard Brotherhood
Sequence in Series: 1
Print Length: 283 pages
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Sold by: Random House LLC
Genre: Fantasy | Historical 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.

Destined for a King (The Bastard Brotherhood, #1)Destined for a King by Ashlyn Macnamara

Destined for a King is a fabulous start to a new series.

Calista Throne is promised to become the bride of the King.

When her home is under sedge she takes up arms herself and shoots the leader of the attacking force with a poison arrow. She is offered a choice to save Torch, the rebel leader, or her father will share in his fate. Living and caring for Torch, Calista sees more than she should. That the political climate isn’t quite what she thought and Torch just might be on the side of right.

Destiny, true love and learning to trust all come into play when Torch and Calista meet but what I enjoyed most about this story was the strength Calista shows when faced with unsurmountable odds. Calista takes up arms, she faces down foes and isn’t worried about bucking the system to be on the side of right.

Torch initially thinks Calista as a prize to take away from the King but quickly she captures the warriors heart.

Marvelous storytelling, Macnamara has penned a tale that has me coming back for more.

I received this ARC copy of Destined for a King from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 6, 2016.

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