The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen
Published January 7, 2014 by Forever
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About the book:
Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.
Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.
Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .
I get distracted, though, as she lets her head fall to the side and her arms come up and wind
around the back of my neck, her movements owning me. I get a glimpse of the back of her neck and the
dragon and two stars tattooed on her skin. I haven’t fucked very many girls with tattoos but good God I
need to start because it’s mind-blowingly sexy. I slide my palms around to the front of her stomach and
I crush our bodies together. Heat blares through me as the smell of her blends with the alcohol in my
system and it makes the hunger and overpowering need inside me feel like it belongs there.
Her hair is swept over her shoulder and her neck is just inches away from my lips. The desire
to suck and bite at her skin is intoxicating and without contemplation over what I’m doing or what it’ll
mean, my lips part and my tongue slides out along her skin. It’s not like I’ve never licked a girl’s neck
before. I have many times, just like I’ve kissed and fucked many times. Usually it drowns out any noise
inside my head, but right now I can still hear all of it, if not more. It’s louder. Sharper. More potent and
I’m afraid I’m going to lose myself, lose control. But it’s almost like my mouth is being magnetized to
her skin and I start sucking on her neck, nipping and grazing my teeth gently along it. With the way her
muscles tense, I half expect her to turn around and punch me in the jaw. I sort of wish she would so I’d
walk away…at least I think I would…I might actually want to stay more. But instead her head falls to the
side, giving me access to devour the taste of her.
My hand wanders up her ribs, across her breast, her nipple hardening underneath the thin
fabric. I graze my thumb across it and then move my hand all the way up to the hollow of her neck.
She groans as I press my fingers gently into her collarbone and leans back against my chest, putting her
weight against me. Reality starts to blur away as I move my hand down her body to her leg and start
pulling the fabric of her dress up, desperate to slip my fingers inside her and make her groan louder.
“God, you’re so beautiful…” I breathe against her neck as my hand reaches her upper thigh.
Violet and Luke both come from traumatic pasts and backgrounds. They use alcohol, sex, violence...pretty much every bad thing you can think of, to help them cope with the nightmares they endure. They always keep everyone at a distance, making sure never to let anyone get too close.... that is until Violet and Luke meet. No matter how hard they try to fight their feelings, they start to care about each other. But secrets are lurking around every corner, what happens when the truth is revealed?
“It's all about her. Every movement, every breath, the way my heart beats fiercely inside my chest, is all because of her. Violet owns me.”
Overall, I did really enjoy this one. I did catch my mind wondering a few times, but nothing major that kept me from connecting to the story. I would def recommend it....oh and of course, there is a cliffy, so I will def be reading the next one!
*Reviewed by Brandi