Stacy’s Destiny (The Town of Pearl #2) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer




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I finally finished Stacy’s Destiny for the third time and I really don’t have much to add but I do have one issue that I over looked in the past and that was the edits but they were not that bad so it wont take much away from the rating.

Original part of this review.
It took me longer to read this book on the second time around, I think that was because I am reading another book at the same time and I really just wanted to savor the read this time. You know how i is, when you get into a book and you don’t want put the book down or might miss something (it’s almost like watching a new episode of your favorite TV show). I will most likely read this one again, I really like stories where the woman won’t give up without a fight, rather than just sitting there waiting to be rescued. And Stacy sure can put up a fight 🙂

Stacy is physically abused, almost sexually assaulted and stalked by her crazy ass boss so her friend tricks her into going to Texas to get her out of line of fire (smart friend). In Texas she falls in love with twin brother.

In this day where sexual harassment happens daily I think it is great that a writer can put a face on it without making the woman look totally weak and defenseless. I really did like hour Stacy broke her boss’ nose, to bad she could get a nut shot in as well.

Quote

“I’m the new cook, Chuck, not the new fuck toy. So maybe you’d like to haul ass out of here and let someone who knows what they’re doing cook.”—Stacy

“Is this where we drop our pants and have a pissing contest just to see who’s going to be the better cook?”—Stacy

Book Cover Rating
The cover is definitely steamy but it does imply that Stacy’s Destiny is all about sex when it is not. The characters are my real issue because they seem off, while the back ground does fit they seem out of place.

Book Blurb Rating

Book’s Blurb
Stacy’s on the run after being assaulted. She heads to the town of Pearl as she copes with her fears from the attack. The last thing she expects to find in this storybook town filled with kind people and not-so-typical relationships is her destiny in the arms of Max and Eric Cantrell.

Eric and Max meet Stacy in the same day but at different times. Instantly they are attracted to her and feel that she may be the one they have been waiting for. Trouble is, Stacy’s from New York and has a past that has her wary of men in general. But the heat between the three is out of control, and once they get a taste, Max and Eric are set on keeping her. When trouble comes looking for their woman, they’re ready to fight and willing to risk everything to protect her.

Published November 2, 2011
Publisher Siren Publishing
Pages 258
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Were She Belongs (Were Trilogy #1) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Healing Souls (Soldiers of Pearl #2) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Invasion of Hearts (Soldiers of Pearl #1) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Diane (The Town of Pearl #6) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Sage’s Story (The Town of Pearl #5) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Millie’s Second Chance (The Town of Pearl #4) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Diane (The Town of Pearl #6) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

☆☆☆☆☆

Published
May 23, 2014
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
51,247
Pages
172
Author’s Page
https://www.dixielynndwyer.com/

This started out similar to Sage’s Story in that the story began in Pearl with a woman already living there. It seemed that we got more background this time on the men so I was able to understand them better and connect more with all the characters and not just Diane. I have to wonder if we will ever know Diane’s sisters’ story, that could be interesting too even if it does mean going back in time a bit.

The bedroom scenes were smokin hot and it was funny reading about the men’s reactions to Diane coming out of her shell. Especially when you could clearly see how painful Diane’s shyness was for her. In fact, I was surprised at the ended of the book because I honestly thought that Diane’s fear would get the best of her but I am glad she got to fight back, bet her men are too 🙂

We don’t really get to touch base with the other citizens of Pearl that we are familiar with but then I could see that they didn’t fit into the story line either so maybe in her book about Pearl, Texas.

Thank you, Dixie Lynn Dwyer for writing such an awesome series, where the women get to fight back against their fears, and those that mean to hurt them and for bringing light to those issues that confront a lot of women in this day and age.

Book Blurb
Diane Mercury’s love of lingerie and lust for one special agent and his two military brothers send her on a life-changing journey she never expected. She was bored, lacking in self-confidence until fate stepped in and gave her a push. Add in getting de-virginized by three men she’s fantasized for nearly a year, and yep, she’s feeling like she can accomplish anything. But she’s no secret agent, not a woman of adventure and danger unless in bed, with her men, Drake, Lucas, and Mark Santos.

So when she’s asked to be part of a photo shoot in New York the last thing she expects is to be shoved in the middle of her lover’s investigation. She’s held at gunpoint, a witness to numerous murders and some foreign terrorist wants her as a prize in revenge against agent Mark Santos. It will take Mark, his brothers Drake and Lucas, along with the agency, to keep their woman alive and bring down a monster.

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Sage’s Story (The Town of Pearl #5) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

☆☆☆☆☆

Published
May 9, 2014
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
50,117
Pages
170
Author’s Page
https://www.dixielynndwyer.com/

I half expected book 5 of The Town Of Pearl series to start out just like the past books, boy, was I surprised that it did not. Instead it actually started out in Pearl and only got as far a Dallas and Corpus Cristi. Dixie also took the time to age the characters four or five years and add some children to her characters from previous books. And Sage was first introduced in book 3 as a sixteen/seventeen-year-old escapee of an orphanage in Detroit and she is now twenty-two. Another difference is that Sage isn’t running from anything but she is very bottled up, poor thing. Maintaining the flow of the world that is the Town of Pearl through such a long series must take a lot of work as you write and I commend Dixie for her consistency and attention to detail which makes this series so readable.

Also, like the rest of the series addresses a serious issue that women, children and sometimes men face. In this book the issue is human trafficking and although there are not always happy endings in real life, I am grateful that Dixie created a happy ending.

My only complaint for Sage’s Story is that like her other books she doesn’t give us as much information about the male character as she does the female characters. We get to know the women very well; we know what their lives were like and why they came to Pearl. But we get very little about the men sure they were in the military and what their jobs are, but that is the superficial stuff and of course they love their woman beyond all reason 🙂

Still in all a very thought-provoking piece of fiction about a real life out of control issue in our world today.

Book’s Blurb
Sage Jones is an adrenaline junky. The rush keeps her heart hollow and allows her that slight sensation of feeling an emotion. She’s blocked off everyone, yet pretends to be just one of the girls. Until four sexy, hot men penetrate her heart, make her feel things that scare her, arouse her, and show her that not all men cause pain. She’s one tough woman, well trained by her family members, and it comes in handy one night when someone tries to abduct her.

Virgo, Dale, Quaid, and Matt London break down her defenses and show her that by their side is right where she belongs. But they’re not the only ones interested in Sage, and it’s too late when they realize the one they are hunting was amongst them, and someone they trusted in the town of Pearl.Can the men get to her in time, or will Sage end up losing the battle once and for all?

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Millie’s Second Chance (The Town of Pearl #4) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

☆☆☆☆

Published
September 28, 2012
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
72,407
Pages
248
Author’s Page
https://www.dixielynndwyer.com/

When Millie’s violent ex-boyfriend gets out of prison early, thanks to his seduction of his therapist and her current boyfriend dumps because he is a first-class jerk, she does the only thing she can do. She runs to Pearl and her friends, Anna and Stacy, but trouble isn’t far behind and never minding the five Lewis brothers who are determined to make her theirs.

There are a lot of things that I like about Dixie Lynn Dwyer’s books and two of those are the strong female characters that even though they may be feeling week at the moment, they manage to keep fighting back. The second thing I like is that she can seriously create one hell of a bad guy, the sadistic nature of Frank was off the chart, and you could almost feel the evil coming out of the book when his scenes came up.

My favorite chapter was Chapter 8 which takes place in the dojo when Millie surprises the heck out of Dalton, Hank and Marco. Hahahaha that will teach Dalton to judge a book by its cover.

Quotes
My favorite quote (yes, I actually have one this time, but it true fits what this whole series is about I think):

“It’s crazy, isn’t it? To come to this spectacular town and run from your troubles, the fear, the worry, and start over? To think that you’re alone in that fear, to find the fight within you and then get unexpectedly hit out of thin air by love, attraction, lust, if you want to call it that? To think that you could never have a relationship, never mind one with multiple men, and suddenly you’re considering it?”—Lena in Chapter 13.

I do wish that she had put more of the Lewis brother’s background into the books. I have notice that in this series there isn’t a lot of information the male characters, which would add depth to them and help us know them better. However, we do get to know and connect with the female characters. Other than that, this is a great story that will make you laugh, cry and want to show your aggressive tendencies.

Book’s Blurb
Millie Donovan is thinking of coming back to Pearl for a visit as her newest relationship destructs and her past comes back to haunt her, or rather kill her. Frank, the man who nearly killed her two years ago, is released from prison on good behavior after seducing his therapist. He wants his Millie, and he will stop at nothing, not even murdering innocent people, to get to her. Millie is no damsel in distress. She’s determined to not let Frank or her past mistakes destroy her new dream of starting over in Pearl. She’s learned that she deserves to be treated with respect, and damn it, she’s done with men altogether. Her new life doesn’t have the room for one. She’s been burnt twice before, and the third time is not going to happen. The Lewis brothers, Dalton, Hank, Marco, Jeremy, and Anthony, disagree. She’s the spark that lights their fires, and she’s about to realize that they want to be part of Millie’s Second Chance.

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Lena’s Happily Ever After (The Town of Pearl #3) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

☆☆☆☆☆

Published
August 28, 2012
Publisher
Siren Bookstrand Inc
Word Count
75,026
Pages
258
Author’s Page
https://www.dixielynndwyer.com/

I don’t think I will ever look a bottle of syrup the same way again anytime soon, I am so glad my husband was home for that one 😉 Now granted I am not into more than one man (my Husband) but hot diggity does this author make it sound awesome.

Lena’s life has been full of hard knocks and believe me when I tell you I am a glad I wasn’t sitting next to my spouse a few times (he already ducks or moves away from me during violent TV shows lol). Again; Dixie Lee Dwyer took something that happens every day in this country and around the world and put a face on it and also added hope to it, I know a lot of woman out there do give up hope and just want to take the easy way and wish for someone to rescue them like Lena’s friend Ariel, that poor girl. But not Lena, she wouldn’t give up and she gave as good as she got, and for those women out there who are still fighting the good fight keep fighting and raise your daughters to be strong.

This second time around, reading this book I again had a hard time putting this book down and the other book I am reading suffered for it. The first two books in this series are equally hot, steamy and compelling and well worth the read. I look forward to reading Millie’s story again and catching up with the rest of the series 🙂

Book’s Blurb
Lena’s learned a lot living on the streets of Detroit. She’s making progress when a gang leader attempts to claim her. She fights him off then runs for her life. Lena winds up in a place called Pearl, where caring people reside and ménage relationships surround her.

The bighearted Dr. Jones convinces her to work for him. His son, Deputy Kenny Jones, thinks she’s trouble, but sparks begin to fly immediately. She meets his brothers Quinn and Blake Jones, and they are demanding and total Alpha males, too. Then she meets their estranged brother, Bryant Jones. He’s an ex-marine, filled with anger and venom as he cuts all ties with his family—until Lena comes along and takes a job caring for Bryant’s house. He’s mean and nasty but just as good looking as his brothers, and they all want her.

But trust doesn’t come easy, and soon her past calls her back to Detroit and the men refuse to let her go. Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings.

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For the Love of Anna (The Town of Pearl #1) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

☆☆☆☆☆

Published
December 29, 2010
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
56,304
Pages
200
Author’s Page
https://www.dixielynndwyer.com/

Anna survived not one but two really horrible beatings from two really evil sons-of-monkey-turds who got what they truly deserved in the end. No one should be allowed to ever hit anyone weaker than them and certainly no child should ever grow up with a father like the one Anna had, nothing like poetic justice.

Child abuse is a real thing and I seriously believe that some people should be licensed to become parents and I always wondered if in some cases it continued into adulthood and well even though this is a well thought piece of fiction I still think it has it’s bases in fact and there for answered that question.

Book’s Blurb
“Take care of your father Anna, it’s all I ask,” was her mother’s dying wish. Anna tried her hardest, working double shifts and getting little rest, plus her dad is an abusive alcoholic.

One night Anna is accosted in her home. Her father really did it this time, and two loan sharks are intent on collecting a debt. They threaten Anna’s life, want to prostitute her out to make back the money her father owes. Her father shows up drunk and Anna realizes she has to save herself. Despite her injuries, she escapes. Her friend Stacy lives in Pearl, along with two men Max and Eric Cantrell.

When Anna arrives on the ranch battered and beaten, an authoritative Sheriff, an ex-Marine and one sexy cowboy become intent on showing her what real love is. But Anna is an innocent and trust will not come easy. But these three dominant, stubborn men will do anything for the love of Anna.

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