Book Review ~ Destiny Awaits by Jaidis Shaw

Destiny Awaits (Juniper Grove Chronicles #1) - Jaidis Shaw

After the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents, Alayna packs up everything and moves to Juniper Grove.  She has high hopes of starting her life over and she hopes that the small, quaint town will help her accomplish that.  Things start off a little rocky however, when Gavin selects Alayna as his next victim, and Gavin is not one you want to cross paths with.  Thankfully, Alayna has a hunky shape-shifter to protect her and he will do everything he can to make sure she lives so that they can be together.

Destiny Awaits is one of those books that will instantly grab your attention from the very first sentence and you can not stop reading - yep, it was good!  I enjoy all things paranormal, but when a book has both vampires AND shape-shifters - well, I am in paranormal heaven!
With the authors vivid descriptions and characters that 'mesh' well with one another, I became completely engrossed in this story.  It was fast-paced, compelling, suspenseful and action-packed.  The romance between Alayna and Jayden developed a little too quickly for me.  I wouldn't call it insta-love, but it's close.  Still, the two of them are not only adorable together, they are awesome characters.  
Overall, this was a great debut novel written by a very talented author.  I am really looking forward to the next installment and reading more of Juniper Grove and its residents.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.