Destined by A.L. Makin


Destined by A.L. Makin
English | 2020 | Romance | ePUB | 2.7 MB

Growing up, Willow always knew she was different from the rest.
With her life in tatters, she left behind the mess it had become and moved to the quiet little village of Ravenhills for a fresh start.
However, with new friends and strange events occurring, Willow soon learned that the village was nothing like it first appeared and she quickly finds herself deeply tangled in a web of power and deceit.
All she wanted was a quiet life. To go somewhere to heal her broken heart. But destiny had other ideas bringing complicated twists and turns with dramatic changes in life and love, which would irreversibly change her forever in ways she never even knew existed.
Who can she trust?
What does it all mean?
The fate of everyone she loves, and cares about would be dependent on the answers to those questions.’

The journey to my brothers went a lot quicker than I thought it would, and I’m greeted by a grey and gloomy sky while a light drizzle of rain falls gently from the clouds above. As I drive through the village, the squeaking of the windscreen wipers can be easily heard over the radio. I turn up the fan in the car to de-mist the windscreen faster, but it doesn’t work. My car is a piece of crap! Drew bought me it a few years ago, and from day one it has caused me nothing but problems. I should have known then that Drew will bring nothing but shite into my life. I lean forward and hunch over the steering wheel in a lame attempt to see better. As I look out to my new home, I’m shocked by how abundantly beautiful the village is. Even the miserable weather can’t dampen its natural beauty.

My brother lives in a small village called Ravenhills; named for its black ‘raven’ bracken covered hills that lie to the north of the village. It’s only a small village so the three black hills take centre stage from the rest of the lush rolling green hills that surround the village. The view of the black hills entering the village is spookily breath-taking and makes every hair on my body stand on end. The closer I drive to my brothers, the more my muscles begin to relax. I can feel the last few months pain and anxiety begin to flow away like the rain off the windshield.

Turning the wheel, I drive along my brother’s vast driveway, parking outside his grand country home. The house has one of those cute large open white porches. Just like you see in the movies that are filmed in the deep South. It’s a huge house, and I’ve always said it’s far too pretentious and big for just him. But Tom has always liked the finer things in life and appreciates the solitude that the house brings. I suppose if it makes him happy, who am I to judge?

With arms stretched out wide, Tom walks out of his home to greet me. His golden retriever Max follows close behind him barking playfully. I leave what little belongings I’ve brought with me in the car and run up to him. Crashing into his built six-foot frame, I almost knock him over. We both stumble but Tom somehow manages to keep us both upright. It feels like it’s been forever since I last saw him and he takes me in a tight bear hug.

“Whoa, little sis. You’ll have us both on our arses in the mud if you’re not careful.” He laughs at me while squeezing me even tighter.

I hug him back while nuzzling my face into his chest. His clothes feel soft and he smells of fresh laundry. I smile remembering our time growing up. Tom was a great big brother, always protecting and looking out for me. No matter the problem, Tom could solve it. And as I’m stood here, wrapped in his arms, I feel safe and protected once again. Moving here was without a doubt the right decision.

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