Tuesday, April 19, 2011

[ARC Review] - Defiant

Title: Defiant
Author: Kris Kennedy
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2011

I received this book for review from Simon & Schuster.

Summary:  England, 1215, the eve of Magna Carta

Jamie Lost is the king’s most renowned commander, an audacious knight ordered to kidnap an exiled priest before rebel forces close in. The mission is simple--until he comes up against a mysterious woman on a mission, a thief who will first steal his quarry and then his heart.

Eva is also seeking Father Peter, but she intends to protect him from a secret that endangers his life, even if it costs her own.  She is well aware danger lies everywhere, especially in the knight showing too much interest in her activities.  But deep inside, Eva knows the danger lies not in Jamie, but in her, in the desire he awakens in her body and her heart.

When a mysterious band of armed mercenaries upends both their plans and abducts the priest, Jamie and Eva must form an uneasy alliance, and as civil war unfolds around them, they embark on an epic journey that betrays the truth about their identities, their unexpected loyalties, and the dangerous attraction that could seal their fates forever.

Thoughts: The King sends knight, Jamie Lost on a mission to kidnap a priest before their enemies do.  But there is snag. Jamie is knocked off his feet in more ways that one by Eva who just so happens to get to the priest first.

The middle ages isn't my favorite setting to read, but I thought I'd give this one a try. In Defiant, Kris Kennedy takes you on a an exciting adventure.  Sexy, charming and lets face it the cover is some yummy eye candy.  Jamie and Eva's journey makes for a fun read. It could be just be me but this book has a great opening line - that I think will shock readers and in the next second make them giggle. Historical fans will enjoy this one.

Score: 3 Stars

Author Website: http://www.kriskennedy.net/


  1. Not a fan of the Middle ages, but they are so awesome :)

  2. Well, I'm not a big fan. There have been a few times where I have enjoyed the middle ages.

  3. I often find the Middle Ages fascinating and at other times the context just doesn't seem to fit the story. I started out reading fiction with Ivanhoe and that hooked me for years. I think the Middle Ages have to be handled carefully as the culture was so very different and for American readers it really is almost like an alien planet. Thanks for a very nice review.



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