REVIEW: Defiant by Kris KennedyWednesday, June 1, 2011 1:00
I’ve decided I really need to read more books of this genre. Also, more by Kris Kennedy.
I became a fan of Kris Kennedy as soon as I read the first few sentences of Defiant. How could I not keep reading after this?
At first it appeared they both wanted the same cock. But as Jamie watched, he realized the sender woman wasn’t after the rooster at all. And neither, of course, was he.
Jamie is a brooding alpha male with a secret soft center. I loved him even when I was mad at him. Eva is the perfect partner for him. She is the kind of heroine I wish every historical had. She isn’t hardened by the life she has been living, but she isn’t some sweet and docile thing either. The tension and longing between them is palpable. When they finally stop fighting the inevitable, it ‘s wonderful. Jamie accepts his love for her and he is determined to do what he must to be with her, without any annoying internal struggle.
I really had a hard time seeing how they would overcome some of their obstacles to be together. I was actually a bit dismayed in the end, because I felt everything was wrapped up too neat and tidy, and too quickly. After the journey they went through, I was expecting more. However, that is my only complaint and in the end it’s not a big deal. They get their HEA and that’s what I wanted.
I didn’t want to put Defiant down, and I definitely didn’t want it to end. I love the characters, the setting, the romance, and I ended the book wanting more.
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.
Read an excerpt.