Book Review: First Date with Destiny (Book 1 in the Destiny Collection)

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Book Review: First Date with Destiny (Book 1 in the Destiny Collection) by Rachel Taylor

Review by Joanne Troppello

Book: First Date with Destiny

Author: Rachel Taylor

Book Review

I don't usually read YA fiction, but this book cover and title caught my eye. The writing was very good.

I didn't understand at first who the Celestia were—because I hadn't read the details about the book before starting to read it—and what they were all about, but this intrigued me and made me want to read more.

As I read on, I found out that the Celestia were half human and half angel. They had innate powers, although the hero in this book, Zeph did not. He is intrigued by a girl in school and thinks she is a Celestia but hasn't seen her at any of their community meetings.

The books in this series are clean angel romance books and can be read as a series or as stand-alone books.

I just finished the book and already downloaded the next book, "The Blogger vs the Bad Boy" onto my Kindle. I can't believe it, but I'm actually looking forward to reading the next book—guess that's more YA fiction for me right now, and I'll get to find out more of Zeph’s and Eve's story.

About the Book

Zeph is half angel, half human, and a total disappointment. Because of his unique lineage, everyone expected his supernatural gift to be extraordinary, but instead he didn’t have one at all. After 17 years of insignificance, Zeph has given up on ever fulfilling his destiny, but when he meets Eve, she sees something in him that no one else has. Suddenly, Zeph’s quirks start to seem more like rare supernatural gifts, instead. Besides being brilliant, beautiful, and way out of Zeph’s league, Eve is an intriguing mystery that Zeph can’t resist trying to unravel. He’s convinced that Eve is a Celestia Divisa, but she doesn’t even know they exist. When Zeph shares his theories with his friends and family, it’s no surprise that everyone thinks he’s crazy. But is he willing to risk losing Eve to uncover the truth? First Date with Destiny is the first book in The Destiny Collection, a series of clean, angel romance novels that can be read in order or as stand-alones. If you like sweet romance novels with charming characters and happily ever after endings, you'll love First Date with Destiny!

About the Author

Rachel Taylor is a USA Today bestselling author who has her nose in a book whenever she can. When she’s not reading or writing, she also likes to guest judge on DWTS (from her living room), watch cat videos, and eat too much pizza and chocolate. Visit her at Rachel Taylor Books for a free book offer.


About the Reviewer

Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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