Intense and Masterful Bully Romance: Destroyed Destiny by Mary C. Gebhard

Rating: 5 out of 5.

To say that I’ve been waiting a lifetime for this book and this complete series, is an understatement. This series has been a personal journey that tore me down to absolutely nothing and rebuilt me in such a way that I’ll never be able to appreciate enough. Mary C. Gebhard is a master with words and telling stories that reach deep down into your very soul.

Destroyed Destiny is the fourth book in the Crown Point Series, and the third and final installment of Gray and Story’s experience. I can’t even call this series a “story” because it truly is an experience all in its own right. A bully romance that spans several years and intense heartache where two people who are in love but are destined to be torn apart because they are not allowed to be together. He is the Prince of Crown Point and she is the Cinderella maid of the tower.

If you’ve read the other books in this series then you already know the precipice you’re left on when you finish Forbidden Fate. If you’d like to catch up on my reviews of the earlier works please see the recap after this review.

“You will learn all things necessary to be a member of high society and blend in among the du Lac world. You will be the perfect companion, seen and not heard. There is one cardinal rule for you to remember: the mistress comes second.” I covered my body, hands to my shoulders in a crisscross. “What happens if I break these rules?”

Destroyed Destiny, Mary C. Gebhard

I don’t want to give anything pertinent away because it will ruin the entire experience for those that don’t want it ruined, and trust me, you don’t want someone to ruin this for you. Just be prepared for a more emotional releasing in this one compared to the other two before it. I spent much of my reading this in tears and the last ten chapters had me balling through their entirety.

“I heard your voice in the crashing of the waves, a raspy whisper floating through the salt air. I’ve seen you and heard you in a hundred different ways and dreams. You’re never there. Not really.”

Destroyed Destiny, Mary C. Gebhard

My emotions continue to overwhelm me just thinking back through everything these three pieces of the story had to offer and with Destroyed Destiny you can at least rest assured that the conclusion is in your hands. No more cliff hangers and no more waiting to find out how it all ends. I think many readers are going to be shocked with some of the events that unfold, but ultimately feel complete as the story closes. We’ve all been waiting for quite some time to reach the end of the line and it is finally here.

“I don’t think you see him clearly at all, Story. He’s the villain in your story but you want to write him as the hero. That’s what makes him so dangerous.”

Destroyed Destiny, Mary C. Gebhard

All I can say is that my heart is still bleeding for all the pain Grayson and Story have experienced, but ultimately their love wouldn’t have been as strong as it is without the events they’ve had to go through. These kinds of trials would break most people, but they endured. Through the pain, the tears, the blood, the jealousy. Their love is something special that makes me feel emotional in a way that only Gebhard can do to me.

Series Reviews


Our love broke the rules.

From the first stolen kiss to the last, destiny put us at odds.

Now four hearts are crossed, our happily ever afters tangled in heartache.

The bed I’m in doesn’t belong to my thorny prince, but the one holding his crown hostage.

If my destiny with Grayson Crowne is divided, then we’ll spend a lifetime finding our happily ever after.

But if a house divided never stands, then my destiny with Grayson never stood a chance….maybe we don’t need to find our destiny.

We need to destroy it.

As we fight to write happily ever after, the ugliest truth holds it captive.

The princess has a destiny with the villain too.

Even if she hates it.

Even when it’s wrong.

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If you haven’t started Crowne Point, now is the time! The entire series is ON SALE for a limited time, and available to read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited.


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During the months of November, December, and January @marycgebhard is doing a massive Instagram giveaway! Anytime you convert a new reader to the Crowne World, and they join the #CrowneBookishFamily, post your reviews and tag her. If she reposts EITHER of your reviews on her instagram or on her story, both you AND your friend will win a signed copy of the series!


So be sure to tell all your bookish friend about Crowne Point! It’s in KU and the series is on sale (for release week)!


Open internationally. Both readers must link to reviews in their post on Goodreads or Amazon to show that they have read the series. The new reader’s review must be on or after November 24th.

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About the Author

I’m in love with men who stop at nothing for their women, so I write them!

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