Title: Rejecting Destiny
Twenty years ago Bethany Harris fell in love with Aaron Vaughn, but then she shattered his heart. When the Veil fell two years later, she became the leader of the Western States. She wasn’t ready for the job, but she stepped up and did it. She couldn’t have done that without Aaron’s friendship and support.
Since then they’ve become lovers in the physical sense, but Bethany continues to keep her distance. She lost the right to Aaron’s love a long time ago.
Now things have changed. What once defined their world may no longer be true. With the turmoil that follows, Bethany must lead her people into a terrifying new era. She’s reeling and doubting herself more than ever. But when Aaron brings home her biggest challenge, it may be one too many.
To succeed she has to face her biggest fear...trusting the strength of the relationship between her and Aaron, or else risk losing it all. She could lose her job, her people, but most of all the man she’s loved almost her whole life.
Author: Christi Snow
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Operation Endurance, The Shadow of Mudflap, When Love Intrudes, Snowcroft Lost
Series: Through The Veil #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Through the Veil, Through The Veil, Allied in Flight
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: September 9, 2016
Genres: Apocalypse, Paranormal Romance
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Having just finished Rejecting Destiny, I have to claim the title is very apropos. The reason why you may ask? Time for Bethany and Aaron’s story! Many questions are answered about this dynamic not-a-couple couple. Up until now, we have only gotten small exposures to Bethany and Aaron. We know she’s in charge of the WS, but not why. We also know there is something between these two, something more than just protector and charge. All the answers finally come to light in sweet, sometimes heated moments. Bethany and Aaron both have internal and personal struggles that they each face, struggles they have to overcome to be together. Not all are emotional. We are introduce to a new faction and new characters as well that brings up all sorts of new questions to ponder over. There’s a nice HEA for this couple and a to-be-continued to the series.
I’m having mixed feelings about Rejecting Destiny and its place in the series. Learning about Bethany and her past really bring into focus how the survivors struggled. We get more of an idea of what happened when the veil came down but not the reason why. That I suspect will be in future volumes. There’s also set-up of future things to happen leaving me with lots of questions, which I look forward to reading about.
All that information and carrot dangling works out perfect for me. What I felt was lacking, and this is just my personal opinion, is the further progression of solving the mystery of the veil. Let me elaborate. The previous titles have romance, intrigue and conflict…involving both the ES and WS. This time around, everything is all WS. While a appreciate the history lesson and the romance, I’m feeling a bit short changed when it comes to the whole ES versus WS and what is going to become of the world next. It may not seem like much to others, but for me I feel a little cheated out of the whole Through the Veil experience. Still, Rejecting Destiny was a great read. It answered quite a few questions, just not the ones I was hoping it would.