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Their Secrets Will Draw Them TogetherAs one of England's most capable mercenaries, Emma Astyn can charm an enemy and brandish a knife with unmatched finesse. Assigned to befriend Dubh Duer, an infamous Scottish rebel, she assumes the guise of innocent damsel Christina Moffat to intercept the writ he's carrying to a traitorous bishop. But as she gains the dark hero's confidTheir Secrets Will Draw Them TogetherAs one of England's most capable mercenaries, Emma Astyn can charm an enemy and brandish a knife with unmatched finesse. Assigned to befriend Dubh Duer, an infamous Scottish rebel, she assumes the guise of innocent damsel Christina Moffat to intercept the writ he's carrying to a traitorous bishop. But as she gains the dark hero's confidence and realizes they share a tattered past, compassion--and passion--distract her from the task at hand. . .But The Truth May Tear Them ApartHis legendary slaying of English knights has won him the name Dubh Duer, but Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder is driven by duty and honor, not heroics. Rescuing Christina from the clutches of four such knights is a matter of obligation for the Scot. But there's something alluring about her fiery spirit, even if he has misgivings about her tragic history. Together, they'll endure a perilous journey of love and betrayal, and a harrowing fight for their lives. . .Praise for Diana Cosby and His Conquest"Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author"Medieval Scotland roars to life in this fabulous series." --Pamela Palmer, New York Times bestselling author...

Title : His Destiny
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ISBN : 9781420109924
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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His Destiny Reviews

  • TJ
    2019-05-08 23:19

    4.5/5.0I hate story lines where lies and deceit are the main device throughout, especially with such an abrupt ending but one cannot get around the great writing and can't put down aspect here.For a complete review, visit Affaire de Coeur magazine, hard copy or online, - October 2011 issue.

  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    2019-04-25 06:17

    3.5 flames was a good book, it hit the ground running, but I think that parts of this were really hard to swallow.We have England's finest, and highest paid mercenary, Emma Astyn (year is 1297)and yet she never behaves like a spy. Not once. I get that from Patrik's point of view she was a helpless young woman, but even from Emma's point of view, she doesn't think/act like a spy. With the exception of her competency with a knife, she had no spy skills whatsoever. Emma is England's finest mercenary and she is hired to infiltrate Patrik's rebel group and find out everything she can, but the biggie, her number 1 priority is to steal a message that holds rebel info and their next move. This writ is on its way to a certain bishop who is a key player in the rebellion. He will then give it to William Wallace. So Emma pretends to be Cristina, Scottish lass who is about to be raped by 4 English knights. Who comes to her rescue (as planned by Emma/Cristina)? Patrik of course. What bothers me about this plan, is that she is told by he's a blackguard, has a dark heat, is an evil barbarian, yet she's willing to bank on him saving her, a random damsel in distress? That logic doesn't follow.Once she and Patrik are together, he stirs things in her she has never felt before. They bond, they laugh, they love, and then Cristina/Emma betrays him. I'm a sucker for the big betrayal plot line because I love seeing them make up. I loved the scene where Cristina/Emma had to prove herself loyal, and no one believed her (why should they? she's lied to everyone and is an English spy). She proves herself, though, and I loved how she handled Patrik's brothers. There were hints of the mystical too, which was pretty cool to see. This has the makings of an excellent novel, but it just didn't quite deliver. I think that once Emma and Patrik realize they have feelings for each other, the fact that she was still thinking about stealing the writ was soo wrong. I mean, she's telling us she now realizes she was hired by the bad guys, and that Patrik and the rebels are just trying to live their lives and find a bit of peace, and yet she's still willing to give this information to her employer? Total fail. It really is a good storyline, and I don't mind suspending belief for the female spy in the 13th century, but the author really needed to deliver on that end, especially since the heroine wasn't blackmailed into doing the dirty work, or she wasn't a noblewoman who was new at it. This was an orphan from the streets, a woman who chose this profession. She was England's finest spy. Other than that, I'd say that their romance was believable, and the brothers and their wives (from the previous books in the series) were great to see, and the action scenes felt accurate. The ending was abrupt, but I really thought the leading action was good. As you can see I did rate it 3.5 flames, so I did like the book, I just had a hard time believing the heroine was a spy.**ARC provided by Kensington

  • Hope
    2019-05-08 03:32

    I really like fictional big sweaty men. I really do. 10000000%This book was good. The story was good. I haven't read any of the other books but maybe someday. It's just a nice romance for 'romance' readers.

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-04-28 04:12

    Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...Traumatic experiences in childhood govern the psyche of both Emma Astyn and Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder.Unloved, abused, and alone in late thirteenth century-England, Emma (aka Christine Moffat) has no thought of morals and ethics. Surviving by her wits and cunning, she has become a top mercenary spy for England. If the money is right, she is happy to do an assignment and is not particularly concerned about who might get hurt in the process—that is until she goes to Scotland to gain information and to expose the legendary Dubh Duer (Patrik). When he “saves” her from English knights, his gentle touch, quiet strength, and promised protection make her deceit taste bitter, but she knows she must do her job if she wants to live. Her journey, in this story, from being “a-not-too-likeable” heroine to being a heroine that I cried for, makes Hist Destiny an enthralling tale.Patrik’s hatred for the English, after he watched them kill his family, drives him to do some despicable things. Some of these things alienates him from the MacGruders, his adoptive family whom he loves as if they were blood kin. If you’ve had the good fortune to read Diana Cosby’s His Captive, His Woman and His Conquestyou’ll remember Patrik and the intriguing, powerful MacGruders from these fascinating tales.Even though His Destiny is set in one of the most horrific times in the history of England and Scotland, English Emma’s and Scottish Patrik’s hearts and souls connect, refusing to be influenced by politics or ideologies. The unintended love that grows between these two very secretive people is a thing of beauty amongst a lot of ugliness. The love scenes touch the tender, caring spot in the heart that reaches far deeper than just the carnal pleasure, even though that part is breathtaking.Diana Cosby immerses the reader in the harsh, yet beautiful, almost mystical environment of Scotland—the haunting mist, the bright beauty on a sunny day, and the majestic castle of the MacGruders with its “grandmother’s” room where peace and a bit of magic can be felt. She adds the touches of history to give a fine sense of time and place. But, more especially, she makes the characters so believable as they show their weaknesses, strengths, and what and whom they believe in enough to die for.His Destiny is a journey back in time that enchants with an awesome love story of two wounded hearts and souls that find redemption and love together. Good reading!

  • Elis Madison
    2019-05-10 05:20

    Patrik Cleary MacGruder, though he doesn't use that last name…is on a mission for Scotland when he stumbles on a naked woman who's about to be raped by English soldiers. He kills them and he and she go on the run from the wrath of other English soldiers. He reckons he'll drop her off with friends and finish his mission. Turns out the woman, who gives her name as Cristina Moffat, is in fact Emma Astyn, an English mercenary in the employ of evil Hugh de Cressingham. Her task is to seduce Patrik, learn the name of the spy in Edward's ranks, and obtain a missive Patrik is carrying. Oh, and kill him if she finds it convenient. So the rape thing was a setup. Not a very well thought-out one, in that Emma failed to consider that Patrik (who is a famous assassin) might, like, kill the soldiers who were helping her establish credibility. She guilts a little over getting the men killed but not as much as I'd expect if she really didn't see this coming.She was right about one thing, though—coming upon an apparently Scottish woman apparently being raped by English soldiers was a good way to make sure Patrik would protect her. Now all she has to do is finish the mission.Yeah, love can be damned inconvenient sometimes. Cosby gets points for working real people (Cressingham, among others) into her story, which is set against William Wallace's rebellion. Also, I always like it when the heroine is not some shrinking violet. Add in some good adventure and believable development of the heroine's character (that said, the romance comes too early—there's a reason but it still kind of robs the reader of the chance to watch the relationship grow). Magic rocks aside, this one gets a solid 3.5 stars.

  • Mary Gramlich
    2019-04-28 04:33

    HIS DESTINY by Diana Cosby10/11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation - Mass Market Paperback, 352 pagesDoes telling the truth set you free or hold you a prisoner to your secret?Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder is a man fighting his way back to his family and tries to obtain their forgiveness. He committed a serious breach of their trust and this long year they have thought him dead. Now as he serves his country under the guise of Dùbh Duer he is working to establish his reputation as an honest Scotsman and loyal supporter of his family.Patrik has found himself rescuing Christina Moffat from being attacked by the men he fights against every day. Now Patrik must alter his original mission to get her to safety. Little does Patrik know that Christina is also a woman with a mission and a secret identity both of which are set on doing him harm.As they travel through the country, they encounter more danger and narrow escapes but more about each other than expected. Neither wanted affection, or expected love but what they find while hiding in the shadows and under the cover of darkness is a tenderness and affection for each other they can barely understand.When Patrik is reunited with his past and Christina is forced to confess her sins will there be forgiveness or more penance? They have both made poor decisions but the love they feel for one another cannot be wrong because the person they have been hiding from the most is himself or herself.This book has adventure, romance, and intrigue, which play out in a flowing and colorful fashion. You take a trip through the highlands and experience the secrets that only those undercover realize and seeing it through a female character is refreshing. This series has been one where each book out does the last one without ever skipping a beat. You are encouraged to read the others but Ms. Cosby blends the stories so well you are never lost. Enjoy!

  • Alexia Chantel
    2019-05-07 00:17

    What more does he have to loose? That type of thinking makes Patrik a great asset for Scotland’s cause against the English. But he should be asking himself, what is he missing he could possibly gain?Patrik is a man doing his duty to his country, even going as far as sacrificing his potential happiness for it. He has already lost his brother’s due to actions meant to protect family and country. Patrik is once again in a similar situation he was in years ago. And as years ago he has to decide to overcome his prejudice or suffer loss. Emma is a strong skilled woman, a perfect match for this Scottish warrior. Too bad she knows he would also kill her if he knew her secrets. That doesn’t stop her from trying to find out all of his. A wonderful historical romance, Cosby has written another great addition to the MacGruders series.

  • Patricia
    2019-05-01 23:28

    Good, but not quite as good as his brothers' books, mostly because the idea that the rest of his brothers didn't check more closely to make sure he was dead is tough to accept, and the notion that someone would keep his survival from the others is even stranger. Once I got past that, the book is excellent, which is not surprising. This author is an expert, producing finely crafted stories that make me smile, laugh, and cry, in between envisioning phenomenal scenery and smelling great food. And feeling the wind. There is a lot of wind, rain, and heavy forest. I like that in a book, I guess. I think I'll go read some more ...

  • Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
    2019-05-23 00:30

    What an awesome story... After having met Patrik Cleary MacGruder in the previous MacGruder stories we what he has done. Now we have Christina Moffat/Emma Astyn who also must come to terms with her deceptions. The redemption of two characters is what this book is all about and their journey to allow each other love! Diana Cosby so came through here in "His Destiny". Never was there a moment of boredom, I couldn't wait to see what happened next.

  • Dana
    2019-04-30 22:28

    Diana Cosby does it again with a real page turner that is hard to put down. This book is part of a series but each novel is stand alone so no need to read the others first but once you read her work you will want to read them all. I am personally so excited that in this story we learn grandma Macgruder has left another stone.. so maybe there will be another book...I sure hope so! enjoy!

  • Tasneem
    2019-05-01 06:22

    This was okay. I liked Patrick but Christina's whole personality was a bit too confusing and convoluted. The ending of the book seemed rushed as well and the distances they all seemed to travel on foot seemed a bit far-fetched as well. All in all, an okay read but nothing special.

  • Jane Ono
    2019-05-10 02:11

    Another predictable but light hearted read.

  • Aeriel
    2019-04-30 06:22

    Felt rushed and I know it isn't real but the story just didn't seem like that would happen.. ever

  • Allison
    2019-05-05 05:26

    Enjoyed this book. Series is good.

  • Kelsey
    2019-05-23 22:12

    so much more intrigue in this one! and the endimg almost threw me too :) definitely worth the read!

  • Karen
    2019-05-05 02:23

    Ok, the last part of the story seemed a bit rushed. Still a cute little romance, but I liked the first 3 books a tad bit more.

  • Evelyn
    2019-05-02 05:16

    I had to put this on hold while I was away. I will read this when I get back and get it out of the library.It was a good story to read. A bit of history, adventure and romance. A great combination.

  • Carey
    2019-05-17 05:26

    This book is GREAT!! With surprises & twists and turns & a great story, it is definitely worth reading & highly recommended-by me!!

  • ❆ Crystal ❆
    2019-05-08 22:05

    I gave 3 stars. Good read. I would recommend.

  • Colleen
    2019-05-03 01:20


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