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Award winning romance author Beverly Jenkins offers up another high stakes historical romance that is sure to make you swoonWith Destiny’s Embrace Jenkins brings readers back to the American West where Logan Yates a self important ranch owner must confront his feelings for his beautiful free spirited housekeeper Mariah Cooper While they bicker incessantly their sexual tension is palpable and only rises when Mariah's former lover arrives on the scene Will she accept Logan's heart?Set in 19th century California Destiny's Embrace features unforgettable characters and a satisfying mix of adventure and passion from nation's premier writer of African American historical romance


10 thoughts on “Destinys Embrace Destiny #1

  1. says:

    this was my first beverly jenkins book and I really liked it


  2. says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestDon't be fooled by the bodice ripper cover pose While I adore the genre and that was what originally made me gravitate towards this book bodice rippers represent a specific type of romance that many may find unpalatable and suggestive cover aside this book is definitely not a bodice ripper at heartMariah Cooper grew up in Philadelphia with her seamstress mother Her life has been difficult She's been bullied for being poor and looking different Since she was a young girl her mother has abused her verbally and physically working her like a slave and insulting her looks and making her feel like she's unworthy of loveFinally Mariah can't take any and with the help of a sympathetic aunt she finds herself with a rail pass to a place in California called Destiny Ranch to answer an advertisement in the classifieds looking for a housekeeperLogan Yates is the stepson of the fierce and beautiful Alanza Yates He's a hard working rancher but also a hopeless slob and a bit of a hoarder if we're being honest He's also a devil with the ladies and has absolutely zero intention of settling down Few women have ever told him no so he's flabbergasted when Mariah comes in like a whirlwind and immediately begins stirring things up She's not above lashing him with her tongue or kicking him in the knee if he gives her trouble eitherDESTINY'S EMBRACE isn't exactly an enemies to lovers romance but many of the same themes are there It's a reformed rake romance but with a spirited resourceful clever heroine that will appeal to fans of Courtney Milan Sometimes heroines are given interests that are never mentioned again and I loved that Mariah's sewing was made such an important aspect of her life She was also a very strong female character and had a great sense of humor That parade of suitors was hands down my favorite part of the book I guffawedAs much as I liked Mariah my favorite character in this book would have to be Alanza She was so cool I kind of hope that the author writes a preuel about her and her two husbands because she was such a strong woman and I loved her relationship with her three sons and how that translated to a willingness to accept Mariah as a surrogate daughter as well She had a lot of love to give that was obvious I loved the interactions between the five of them on the ranchThe California setting was also really great because I've actually been in Yolo County many times and I have seen the orchards it described so beautifully I learned something new about the potential origin of my home state's name too Apparently it is named after a mythical island of kick ass black s who had battle trained griffins If that isn't the OG of origin stories I don't know what isI did have a few nitpicky issues I thought Mariah gave into Logan too uickly especially considering what happened to her mother She had held steadfastly to her principles until that point and it felt really out of character to me I also thought that the climax between her mother and Tillerman was a bit abrupt I was expecting drama I guess Her mother was such a horrible personmaybe I've been reading too many bodice rippers with vindictive revenge schemes but it felt like Mariah's mother got off way too easily Also the sex scenes could be pretty cringeworthy At one point in the narrative Mariah's breasts are referred to unironically as the twins cringeOverall DESTINY'S EMBRACE was a really great book I really think fans of Courtney Milan should read Beverly Jenkins Not only are their writing styles similar and their heroines both full of spirit but they both try to provide non white perspectives in historical romance which is something the romance genre definitely needs of I can't wait to read of Jenkins' work35 to 4 stars


  3. says:

    53% dnfI really wanted to love this book but the story has a fairy tale uality to it that isn't working for me


  4. says:

    Price Drop Just a heads up on this sweet American West Historical Romance today it's only 099 down from 799 for Kindle wwwDestinys Embrace ebookMy Review Destiny’s Embrace the first book in Beverly Jenkins’ Destiny series is a romantic story about learning to compromise learning to trust and learning to love From the coverAward winning romance author Beverly Jenkins offers up another high stakes historical romance that is sure to make you swoonWith Destiny's Embrace Jenkins brings readers back to the American West where Logan Yates a self important ranch owner must confront his feelings for his beautiful free spirited housekeeper Mariah Cooper While they bicker incessantly their sexual tension is palpable and only rises when Mariah's former lover arrives on the scene Will she accept Logan's heart?Set in 19th century California Destiny's Embrace features unforgettable characters and a satisfying mix of adventure and passion from nation's premier writer of African American historical romanceThis is my first taste of Ms Jenkins’ writing and I enjoyed it It’s one of those easy to read stories – a comfortable tale without a lot of angst but loaded with feeling and characters you can care about I loved the way the story unfolded told with enough attention to detail making me see and feel the landscape the atmosphere the trials and triumphs of ranch living and I felt as if I were there The characters are compassionate people who despite giving new meaning to the word stubborn are understanding and able to – eventually – admit their mistakesUpdated to add My lovely friend Mei asked why since I really enjoyed this story did I only give it 3 stars? Here's our chat about that Mei wrote Lovely review Dhes D but why only 3 stars?You know I really struggled with the rating it was slower paced than I like It didn't drag or anything like that but it was just slower paced than I normally like And I know many readers enjoy that laid back easy going day to day life kind of readI hesitated to mention that in the review because it's not a complaint about the story just the way the story is told It's not like there was supposed to be a bunch of action that didn't work does that make sense? I'll add it to the review though Thanks for bringing this upThe bottom lineI thoroughly enjoyed Destiny’s Embrace and Ms Jenkins’ easy going way of telling a story It's sweet witty and sexy and I now understand why she’s considered one of the leading ladies of writing in the African American Romance genre My thanks to Avon Books for providing me with a copy of Destiny’s Embrace in exchange for an honest review


  5. says:

    Oooh I adored this one Mariah starts off as a victim of her abusive mother but has a fairy tale transformation into an absolutely takes no crap woman while Logan is just enough of a jerk at first to justify Mariah giving him some serious butt kicking and to make his self improvement deeply satisfying Lovely setting with enjoyable minor characters and some fantastic lines A thorough pleasure with a real wish fulfilment ending if your wish is to see someone who really deserves it get a proper smackdown


  6. says:

    I always love Beverly Jenkins' headstrong heroines


  7. says:

    425 starsWell Ms Jenkins you’ve got a new fanNow I will hunt and binge your classic books firstLoving the narrator and the accent too so melodious ❤️❤️❤️


  8. says:

    425 StarsFirst off why the hell have I waited so long to read Beverly Jenkins? Dumb dumb mistake Second watch out now bank accountit's about to go down I need her backlist I seriously loved this book Bickering banter? Check Delicious sexual tension? Check Great main characters? Check A romance to root for? Check A cast of secondary characters to love? Check Terrific writing? Check An addicting story? CheckFull review to come But that basically covers it I have a new to me author to be obsessed with


  9. says:

    Ohh la la Seriously though I am loving these historical romances by Jenkins This one is the first book in her Destiny series I loved the hero and heroine and cannot wait to read books featuring the Yates brothersIn Destiny's Embrace we follow Logan Yates and Mariah Cooper Mariah Cooper is living in Philadelphia with her rage filled mother Mariah wants to get married but is shunned due to the color of her eyes golden and the fact that her mother refuses to let anyone too close to her When Mariah suffers one beating by her mother she flees to her aunt who tells her her mother's past Mariah's aunt pushes her to answer an ad for a housekeeper in California Logan causes his mother fits His house is a mess and it smells and all she wants is for him and his two brothers to settle down and give her grand babies When Mariah come along the two go together like oil and water She pushes his buttons and vice versa Since Logan is up front about never marrying and only wanting a woman long enough to be a mistress we get to follow him as he is shut down by Mariah and her not wanting to be another notch on his bedpostI loved the transformation of Mariah from cowed to ueen in this one She also made me laugh about her matter of fact way of enjoying Logan's kisses but not being foolish enough to think he means anything by it I also loved her relationship with his mother Logan and his brother and best friend's fits at him not knowing what to do about Mariah was hilarious That's all I gotThe setting in this time period is interesting I liked that Logan's mother Alanza step mother really is descended from a different side of California that many don't think of When California was a Spanish and Mexican colonial at some points during the decades You get to see how that place seemed to be forward thinking of mixed race people The ending was great though it felt a bit rushed I can't wait for book #2


  10. says:

    I loved the historical aspect The history about California was interesting I don't care much for romance