Author: Kris Kennedy
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: April 26th
Format: Mass Market Paperback
How I read it: Mass Market Paperback Arc from the Publisher
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
"A rogue knight and an enchanting renegade join forces to right old wrongs in award-winning author Kris Kennedy’s sizzling new medieval romance.A warrior with questionable intentions . . .Jamie Lost is the king’s most renowned commander, a fearless lieutenant ordered to kidnap an exiled priest before rebel forces close in. The mission is simple—until he meets a mysterious thief who will steal his quarry and then his heart.
A lady of remarkable courage . . .Beautiful Eva is also seeking Father Peter, but she intends to protect him from a secret that could cost him his life. She senses that she, too, should fear Jamie—not just for his wickedly sharp sword and dangerously muscular body, but for the powerful longing he ignites within her.
A secret that could overthrow the king.When a band of mercenaries abducts the priest, Jamie and Eva must form a volatile alliance. As civil war unfolds around them, they embark on an epic journey that betrays the truth about their hidden identities, their unexpected loyalties, and the simmering attraction that could seal their fates forever."
Set during the turbulent time when King John reigned over England, Kris Kennedy brings us a novel full of political intrigue, scandal and treasonous acts in her latest novel, Defiant.
The novel opens with our two main characters, Eve and Jamie, set in a battle of wills and quick wit, letting the reader know that they are in for one cleaver and fast paced romp through medieval England. Despite their instant conflict with one another, they soon learn that they both share a common mission: to take custody of a priest named Peter... but their motives could not be further apart. Caught in a game of cat and mouse, these two operatives are taken by surprise when their quarry goes missing. Thrown together by fate and repelled by opposite passions, can these two hot heads learn to put their differences behind them and work together in order to save England from utter chaos?
It is not often I read a full-fledged historical romance novel, but I can definitely say it is one like this that will bring me back to the genre once again! I loved how high the tension was throughout the novel, which allowed for the pace of the book to be quick and compelling. The romantic aspect was also well done. While it was not all romance all the time, the emotions built at a steady rate, taunting and teasing until the climactic moment unfolded. If you are looking for an entertaining read that will have you engaged until the very end, Defiant is the one fore you.
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