Ravyn’s Destiny by Jana Downs
Title: Ravyn’s Destiny
Series: Ravyn Warriors 03
Author: Jana Downs
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Novel (154pgs)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (12th January 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: The demon Prince Salvatore is a kingdomless monarch getting tired of life. Watched over by five Ravyn warriors, he’s spent generations trying to take back his kingdom from his murderous cousin. All he desires is to return home in peace. Then he meets an unexpected treasure, a human who won’t tell him his name. Now he wants something for himself that he never wanted before—love.
Destin is a faery King who has been unlucky in relationships. He’s been hurt in the past and has given up on love. By playing a bartender in the human world, he keeps his distance emotionally from other people, until he meets a gorgeous foreigner who wants him to take a chance.
When fate thrusts the two of them together, can they learn to embrace the unexpected gift they’ve been given? Or is their shared destiny just too good to be true?
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/ravyns-destiny
Review: So, we are up to the third book in the series and I ask myself, can Jana Downs continue in the vein in which she started? (Can she keep giving us the good stuff?) And after reading this I have to say…yes, she can!
Salvatore is panting over the little bartender from ‘Daylight’, but is getting absolutely nowhere when he is confronted by one of his consorts. He finally admits that his feelings run deeper than he thought and on her advice he decides to finally ask his little bartender out. If he is really lucky, then he might even learn his name. Destin (not really his name) has been hurt in the past so just brushes off Salvatore’s flirting as he can never get serious about him. But then the worst happens and he has no choice but to save Salvatore’s life. This only makes things even harder for him as Salvatore goes through a vital change.
This is definitely different from the previous books and has an interesting twist. We don’t see much of the Ravyns but what we do see of them is good. There is one scene where they are all devastated and we see how each of them reacts and it is a really well-written scene. There is also one scene that will have you gasping in shock, as we learn that there is a spy in the house. In this one, Salvatore knows what he wants but Destin refuses to give in. even when it causes him emotional pain. It is an uphill battle for Salvatore to gain Destin’s trust.
There is a lot of sex with different partners (seriously, it is integral to the story-line). But when Destin gives in just once then Salvatore refuses to sleep with anyone else and it is a close call as to who has the stronger will. I thoroughly enjoyed this one as it was well-written. We find out more about Salvatore’s past, we have lots of hot steamy sex, there’s a close call with death (twice!!), Salvatore has a lot to cope with, Destin has to learn to trust his heart and we have a great happy-ever-after and a fantastic new addition to the plot and story-line.
If you like anything from above, then you will love this book. I will admit that I love how Jana Downs can keep all the Ravyns together without any of them overpowering the book except for the two main characters. And the way that the Ravyns bonds come through as strong as ever, so I am highly recommending this one to all of you.