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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Destiny's Detour By Mari Brown Blog Tour

Destiny's Detour

Heading off to her first year of college, Destiny is ready to take on the world. On the college dance team with her best friend, Amy, all Destiny wants is to have fun, enjoy her college years, and spend time with her older brother, David.

Troy is captain of the football team, sexy, sweet and her brother's best friend. Practically a member of the family, Troy has always been off limits...until now.

One night together changes everything...

A childhood crush turns into more and Destiny has no choice but to grow up sooner than she planned. Will life’s unexpected detours derail her forever? Is there a happily ever after in the cards for Destiny and Troy?

Only time will tell.


Okay, first let me say i have a ultimate love for college romances i absolutely cannot get enough of them, and I love when they are a lot like this book as well. Everyone writes BDSM and stuff but not enough young love anymore so kudos Mari, so with that being said.....

Destiny is just starting her life out at college with her bff, her older brother, and hiss bff Troy. Not even before classes or her dance classes begin does Destiny end up in bed with Troy. After a night of partying and dares a new love begins, but Destiny isn't into relationships and doesn't see her hook up with Troy for more than what it is. Always taking the back seat for her crush on him she fights her feelings until there's too much to hide from. I really enjoyed Destiny's character, she has a big heart when it comes to people in general, she's a beautiful girl inside and out with enough attitude to where you can't just run all over her. She doesn't take relationships for granted which is why she's never had one, and she's a major daddy's girl so she knows how she need to be treated. Her relationship with her brother reminds me of my own with mine too, maybe that's why i enjoyed her so much. 

Troy is Destiny's brother David's bff, he's the star QB and up until Destiny's comes into the picture, a complete ladies man. He's always had a thing for her, but tried to move on by enjoying other relationships either physically but never really emotionally. After a night with Des he sneakily wedges his way into something more with her, first by pretending to be something in front of people then by confronting what he's wanted for the last 5 years. He's a sweetheart and I really liked the protectiveness and especially the romance he has with her. The man definitely gets hot more than a few times.

Overall i really enjoyed this book, only thing i didn't like was it was a bit to HEA, not really any real drama, which is good when it comes to their relationship, but not so good when it comes to angst. The beginning is really really good. Exciting, fresh, sexy, new. But about 45% through it slows down until it picks back up. I would recommend this book.

4 STARS!!!



I wake up the next morning as Troy is brushing my neck with sweet kisses.
“Good morning, beautiful girl”
            I smile at him and say, “Morning, sexy.”
He leans over and gives me a firm kiss on the lips.
“What time is it?” I ask.
            He turns to his alarm clock. “Eleven in the morning”
            I groan and bury myself deeper into his side. “I want more sleep”
            He chuckles because he knows how much I hate getting up. Thankfully, even with all the drinking I did last night, I am not hung over. I just feel tired. Troy and I have had very little sleep with all sex we’ve been having. I turn my head my when I realize I hear noises downstairs.
            “Who is making all that noise down there?” I ask.
            “I don’t know, but I think we have a houseful of guests. Everyone must have crashed here last night.”
            “Great. I have to get out of your room without anyone realizing I spent the night in here.
            “Destiny, are you embarrassed?”
            “No, I just don’t want to shock my brother with the news just yet.”
            Troy laughs. “I think it’s going to surprise him no matter how we tell him, Sweetie. I don’t think he is going to flip out on us or anything like that, but it’s still going to shock him”
            “I know. I’m still in shock myself. I love to hate you; we have been fighting for as long as I can remember. I am not supposed to be your girlfriend,” I say with a huge grin on my face.
            He rolls his eyes at me. “Whatever.”
            I begin looking around the room for my underwear. I finally find them and slip them on. He throws a T-shirt at me. His shirt comes down far enough to cover everything I need it to. He puts on his boxers and a pair of jeans that are slung low on his hips and show off his perfect abs.
            He pulls me to him, kisses me, and says, “Let’s just go down together and see what happens.”
I agree. It really is silly to be freaking out over this. We are all adults, right?
            I start out of the room first, but stop short when someone appears in front me. Troy runs into my back. He puts an arm around my waist to steady me as we come face to face with David.

            “Shit,” Troy whispers behind me. Oh, this is not good.





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Author Info:

I have always loved reading and writing.  When I was in the fifth grade I became a published writer (okay so it was the school newspaper).  I spent the better part of my teen years writing stories for my friends.   Sometime between ages of 16 and 35 life happened and I stopped writing but I never stopped reading. It was only after my grandfather passed away in early 2012 that I decided to go for my dreams and write a novel and self-publish it.
I write under the pen name Mari Brown, which is just a play on my real name.  I am happily married to my own alpha/ former bad boy male, we have been together for 18 years.  We have a 17 year old daughter and two sons ages 15 and 14.  We have 3 dogs and 2 cats.  There is never a dull moment around my house.  We live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama.
In addition to writing I am also co-owner of Keepin’ It Real Book Blog, where I share my love of reading other Indie Authors.