Destiny's Way (Destiny's Series Book 3) by [Saccenti, Victoria]


Book Blurb:  Destiny can show the way home…if it can navigate the shadows of Fate.

Brian MacKay’s love for Marité Muro burns with the heat of an eternal flame. But when he catches her cousin, Michael, forcing an unwanted kiss upon her, Brian’s jealousy comes dangerously close to flaring out of control.
In a moment of despair, he packs his bags and boards a plane for Round Rock, convinced Marité will be better off with anyone else. Someone younger. Someone who isn’t dragging around a crippling load of baggage—and PTSD-fueled demons.
Anger tears at Marité’s heart as she flees to her Abuela’s home. Anger at Brian for abandoning her so easily. At Michael for trying to reignite their past infatuation. Mostly, anger at herself for realizing too late that it’s past time to grow up, take responsibility for her own part in the debacle, and fight for the only man she’ll ever love.
But Fate has a few more tricks to play before Brian and Marité find the strength to reconcile. Some that haunt Brian’s war-torn mind. Another threatening from Michael’s dangerous ambitions. And one tiny, fragile miracle growing under Marité’s heart, with the power to heal their past and seal their future. If it lives long enough to draw its first breath…

I have not read the first two novels of this series. That said, jumping into the final installment, I felt it did not detract in my enjoyment of the story. Ms. Saccenti does an excellent job in giving enough backstory so that I felt right at home in the narrative.
The anguish, longing, and confusion are palpable in the lives of the three dimensional characters the author has created. Whether lost to their inner demons, too proud to admit their failings, it is faith and love that has you rooting for the main characters.
There are many twists and turns to the story of Marité and Brian, not too mention Michael, Rafe and the other strong ensemble of characters.
I give it 5 stars for being a heart wrenching, and exhilarating read. I recommend buying the whole series to follow the entire story.