Tuesday, January 7, 2014

{Jamie #Review} New Adult Contemporary Romance: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

THE DESTINY OF VIOLET & LUKE by Jessica Sorensen
Series: The Coincidence #3
Genre: New Adult
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Forever (January 7, 2014)

Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .


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REVIEW:

In true Jessica Sorensen style, The Destiny of Violet and Luke will break you. It will rip your heart out then leave you begging for more.

If you’ve read Callie and Kayden’s story then you will know that Violet is Callie’s roommate and Luke is Kayden’s best friend. From the little we’ve seen of Violet we know that she is hard to get to know. She keeps to herself and really could care less about what anyone thinks about her. And Luke, he’s always been mysterious. In fact, Violet nails it: “And you’re Luke Price. The stoically aloof and somewhat intense man-whore/football player who dorms it up with Kayden Owens.”

We know Luke has a bad home life, but it wasn’t told just how bad it was until now. I won’t say what it is, but it’s bad. He uses alcohol and sex to cope and to control his life now since he couldn’t when he was younger. He has some deep issues.

Violet has an equally dark past. Her parents were murdered and she is left with the nightmares of that night and knowing that the people are still out there. She was bounced around to different foster homes, never having a real home, never having real friends and keeping to herself. But while she has this tough exterior, there is something vulnerable about her.

Luke and Violet are thrown together and while they don’t necessarily like each other then can’t seem to get away from each other. As they start their shaky friendship they start to learn to trust each other and open up about their past. And while trying to move forward, they find themselves held back by their past.

I was happy that Luke and Violet were getting a story but I wasn’t expecting it to be so dark and tortured. I was immediately drawn in and couldn’t stop reading. These two are so broken and almost beyond repair that I was trying to figure out how they could finally get through to each other.

I will leave you with one thing: it ends in a cliffhanger. Like a hardcore cliffhanger that had me gasping for more.



Reviews for other books in series:
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden #2
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