Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Defiant by Kris Kennedy

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. description taken from here.


I really enjoyed the way Kennedy worded her book with the more realistic monologue of the time. 

The beginning of the book had me a bit confused though.. The first sentence of the book is "At first, it appeared they both wanted the same cock."  Now, I know the rest of you have as dirty a mind as me, but I honestly thought that maybe the setting was going to be in a gentleman's club or a brothel or such thing.  Well, turns out that 'cock' is an old word for 'chicken'.  (You learn something new everyday, huh?)

But, besides that first sentence, I was still somewhat confused with the beginning.  The question
of the day seemed to be who is good and who is bad, really?  One moment I thought a character might be bad, then it turns around to good, and within a page or two the character sounds like the bad guy again.

The confusion of that first sentence aside though, it was a good book that held my attention.  (And, the sex scenes were pretty darn good too.)  The characters are loveable and fun and the action is great.  I enjoyed reading this book and the historical aspects of it were wonderful!

Learn more about the author and the books she writes on her website!

Rating= *** Page Turner

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**