Review: Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell

“Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.”

Let me first say, Tammy Blackwell is a local librarian.  Actually she’s the one who initially recommended The Hunger Games to me.  So I knew she had a good taste in books, when I saw she had a book coming out, I was way too excited.  I’ve been checking B&N regularly so I could get a ebook version of it to check it out.

It’s not often I start recommending a book when I’m just a couple of chapters in.  I’m so in love with Destiny Binds, it’s not funny.  While I was waiting for my mom to get some tests done yesterday, I was reading in the waiting room.  I think I drove the receptionist crazy, because I kept giggling.

It was smart, fun, and original.  Her take on Western KY life is spot on, it feels real.  The characters were strong, funny, and enjoyable.  My favorite characters were Jase and Charlie.  Jase, Scout’s brother, wasn’t perfect.  How many times are guys written to perfection?  Sure I enjoy them, but I’d much rather read about a guy that doesn’t scream fiction.  Charlie and Alex were both dreamy.  I couldn’t choose which one I preferred!  Both had their pros.  I usually cringe at love-triangles, but this one didn’t feel forced like most do.

I do hope in the future books (yay it’s a trilogy!) that there is a bit more background on the whole “shifter” aspect.  I always like to know the background of what makes a character supernatural, while this hinted at it, I’d like to see it fleshed out a bit more.  Aside from that there were some minor editing things, but it wasn’t so bad that it was overpowering.

I’m eagerly waiting for the next book!

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