Book Review: Teasing Destiny by Melanie Shawn


Teasing Destiny by Melanie Shawn

Series: A Wishing Well Texas Book, #1

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Red Hot Reads Publishing

Release Date: 3/31/16

Page Count: 229



One fateful night four years ago, Destiny Rose Porter gave in to her desires and ended up with a shattered heart. A heart that, with time, learned to heal and guard itself. But when Jefferson James Briggs returns to their small hometown of Wishing Well, Texas, memories of that unforgettable night come back with him….

JJ Briggs knew he had started something he couldn’t finish four years ago. But now, he was back to set it right. The sexy Major League pitcher never forgot about his fiery redhead. The love and passion he felt for his “Pip” never faded.

They say old wounds cut deep…will JJ be able to heal the pain he caused all those years ago? Or will history repeat itself, keeping his Destiny just out of reach?


Melanie Shawn has been one of my favorite authors since I was introduced to her Crossroads Series and then the Hope Falls Series. Now we are being introduced to yet another fabulous series, the Wishing Well, Texas books and let me tell you this one starts off with a bang, with a capital SEXY! I thoroughly enjoyed “seeing” some character reappearances from her other series and continue on in their stories as well.

I can’t say it enough, the Melanie Shawn duo amazes with every book they come out with and they just keep getting better and better! I have always been enamored with her characters and story lines. This love story was so heartfelt and sexy and I just melted throughout the book with every page turn. I definitely didn’t want it to end, like most every book I read in these series. I loved the story-building in this book. I also again have to complement the chemistry and crazy heat, all the things that make Melanie Shawn’s books so amazing. I loved this set of main characters, and can’t wait to see more character depth of other characters (Cara & Harmony) as the series continues. Melanie Shawn has an ability to keep readers engaged in the story. They make you want to live with these people and be friends with them. All of Melanie’s books always have the perfect blend of romance, sex and plot and this book kept me chuckling and laughing throughout!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.


NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they both migrated south and now call So Cal their home. Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form – movie, song or literary. If it was a love story with a happy ending, Shawna was all about it! She proudly acknowledges that she is a romanceaholic. They have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!


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Two more books are already slated for this series and I can’t wait!

  • Convincing Cara
  • Discovering Harmony