Series: Weird Girls #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by: Signet on January 7, 2014
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Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)
In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her. And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric .
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Just when you think things can’t get any crazier…it does! Cecy pulled every trick out of her hat in this installment and once again leaves you wanting more!
CURSED BY DESTINY picks up right where A Cursed Embrace left us, with a whole lot of evil on the loose and a heartbroken Celia. She’s currently living with the master vampire Misha and spends her days training and trying to forget about her true love Aric and his upcoming nuptials. With Tribe of demons roaming around every corner search of her, Celia faces her biggest threat yet but as usual she’s not alone. The Weird sisters are right by her side, along with her new family of weres, vamps and some new unlikely alliances. Destiny has tried time and time again to tear Celia from those she loves, but this tigress is not ready to give up the fight just yet!
I was just as heartbroken as Celia at the end of A Cursed Embrace and was really hoping she’d give Misha a chance this time around, but of course I was disappointed. Yeah, my girl only has eyes for Aric, which I totally get but a girl could dream, right?! As much as I hated the circumstances, I do appreciate that Celia didn’t just pull a Bella Swan and locked herself in a room in a state of depression. Her goal to keep her home and sisters safe never wavers and gives her purpose during this trying time. She’s really grown as a character and while she does have a couple of moments of weakness in this book, Celia remains the strong and outspoken heroine I love. We learn more about her abilities and I can’t wait to see what she’s capable of with a little more training.
” I didn’t remember Buffy dealing with this shit.”
The battle for Celia’s heart continues in CURSED BY DESTINY with Aric, Misha and a new were-lion suitor named Tye. I won’t go too much into detail, but I’m happy that among all the flirting and nakedness that ensues, Celia manages to stay true to her heart and defends her love for Aric (I would have probably given in to all that yummy temptation!). I was a little ticked off at Aric for choosing his duties over love but we learn more about him and his sacrifice which made me see him in a different light. I never doubted his love for Celia but his actions did make me question his “alpha-ness” (yeah, I made that up just now). He won me over by the end of this book and I was rooting for their HEA. I also didn’t expect the smexiness between Aric and Celia, usually it’s a fade to black scenario with them, but Ms. Robson gives us a couple of racy scenes I’m thankful for!
“Just know that I hurt along with you, that I suffer without you, and that I’ll love you forever.”
Misha on the other hand I genuinely felt bad for. He’s never made his intentions with Celia a secret, but he sets himself up for heartbreak. The bond between him and Celia is stronger than ever, but there’s only room for one man in her heart. Misha is one of my favorite characters in the series and I truly hope he can remain friends with Celia and find love with a worthy leading lady, he deserves some romance!
The Weird sisters always bring some fun and laughter to the mix and this time is no different. One of my favorite elements of this series is the strong bond they all share and how they’re willing to sacrifice themselves for family. As the oldest, Celia is usually the caretaker and main protector but the girls definitely show her they can hold their own in this book. I’m glad that the author switched things up a little with Emme in this book and that everyone doesn’t have their HEA just yet, it keeps things interesting!
“Die, lady. Grant me a happy birthday and just die already.”
CURSED BY DESTINY is a constant thrill ride filled with plenty of WTF moments, smexiness and snark. The stakes are higher, the story’s darker and with more twists and turns than ever before. The unpredictable plot, evil villains and some new and intriguing characters make this a real page turner. I had a hunch of the surprise revealed by Celia at the end of the book, and it makes me yearn for the next installment ASAP! The Weird Girls have captured my heart, they’ve become a part of my book family and I’ll continue to follow their emotional and always entertaining adventures! If you haven’t read this series yet, go add it to your list, you won’t regret it.