Destined for a King is a well written beginning to a series that I will definitely be following. Told in alternating POV, it really allowed you to get in the head of both characters and know the true motivations behind their actions.
When you meet Calista Thorne she is fiercely defending her family’s castle from invading forces. The Bastard Brotherhood had just broken the gates and the battle was going downhill quickly. In a last ditch effort, she manages to sink an arrow into the commander, but the castle falls quickly after and he claims the Keep as well as Calista for his own. She is forced to nurse him back to health under threat that her father will meet the same fate as the commander.
Torch is the commander of the Bastard Brotherhood. He is reaching for his destiny, and believes Calista is a part of it. He is rumored to be savage and cruel, but his actions seem to be anything but. His people are completely loyal and Calista soon begins to fall for him as well.
At last she held out her hand. “Give me the sword.”
A roguish smile spread over his features. “Gladly, my lady, but I thought one such as you might prefer to wait until our wedding night to take my sword in hand.”
She gasped. “You know quite well what I meant. You are to put up all weapons until I give you leave, sir.”
Destined for a King was a delight to read. It has a historical feel, but is full of romance, questionable motives, and a touch of fantasy. It was an addictive read that kept me glued to the page. The romance wrapped up nicely, but there’s definitely more to the story. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Claimed by the Commander.
Destined for a King is releasing September 6th, 2016.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.