Flora’s Mini Book Reviews… Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1) by Amelia Hutchins

Hello Avid Readers,

Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review, I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans, so I should really post those smaller reviews on here too, right?

I chose to read this book as the author, Amelia Hutchins, is one of the attending authors at RARE19 in London on 21st September.

So with that in mind, today, I want to share my thoughts about…


Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1) by Amelia Hutchins

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, deadly and a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, leads to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times and my friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those golden eyes seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

Warning: Mature content and language not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.

This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, or anyone who doesn’t like lip biting, throw your ass on the bed, tear your clothes off and leave you panting dominant alpha male characters. This is a dark, dangerous, intense, gritty and raw. Scenes are dark, disturbing, and scorching HOT. This book is a soul crushing, tear jerking, and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat fast paced book.

Side Effects may include, but are not limited to: Drooling, lip biting, wet panties, crying, and screaming at the author. If any of these things happen, do not seek medical attention—get the next book in the series and enjoy the ride!


Amelia Hutchins is a new-to-me author and I was blown away by this book. I loved her writing style, the pace she set for her story and the gripping plot. The characters she created were complex souls that exhibited all the traits that I crave to keep my interest. I love that this book made me feel so many emotions; yes, I did blubber like a baby at times but I won’t tell you how often or when. 😉

If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you will know that I enjoy a story more when the female main character is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Synthia (Syn) ticks all my boxes with a great sense of humour and sarkiness that I love.

I would just like to say that some of the actions of the species in this book may cause offence or trigger emotions some readers should avoid. It’s always a grey area, romances written about succubi or inccubi type Fae because sex without consent is rape and the overwhelming power of these Fae to make humans do things they mentally might not want to is, in theory by our real life laws, rape. Having said that if you persist, Ms Hutchins gives us the odd insightful glimpse into Ryder’s inner dialogue which gradually warmed my heart towards him.

Fighting Destiny was a bloody good book and I was going to rate it 5 stars until the final couple of pages. Cliffhanger Alert! 😦 I never give top ratings to books with perilous cliffhangers, this book could have happily ended before the final few scenes as there are enough questions and mysteries left unanswered to tempt me to keep reading. I have already bought all the paperback books in this series to get signed at RARE19 in London despite my passionate hatred of cliffhangers as I am keen to see how many of those mysteries are solved and what will happens next for Syn and Adam.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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