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REVIEW: Defiance Of The Heart by Monica James

Series: Sins of the Heart

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Monica James

Publication Date: October 17, 2018

Series Reading Order

See our review of Absinthe of the Heart here

Ohhhhh snap !!!! Defiance of the Heart was an angsty, emotional roller coaster that had me literally gasping and a few times in shock. London and Holland is a modern day Romeo and Juliet romance that had me hooked from Book 1. This book picks up right where Book 2 left me which was essentially with my jaw hanging on the floor. The obstacles these two go through. The Lies. The deception. Everything is against them and there were multiple times that my heart stopped while reading. I lived for this storyline !!! It grabbed me whole. Not characters were amazing in this one. Holland being smart, determined and stubborn but I loved that about her. And London, the bad boy image with the heart of a saint he was just delicious. This is now the second duet from Monica I’ve read and l have got to say I’m a huge fan. She’s nails the angsty read yet again and takes me on a journey that has hooked

For never was there a story of more woe than that of Holland Brooks and her Romeo... For as long as I can remember, London Sinclair was the boy who was forbidden. It didn’t matter that he made my heart skip a beat. Our surnames fated us to be sworn enemies. But when the truth was finally revealed, my life changed forever. Lies have shaped our past, leaving London and me to pick up the pieces. But through the chaos, one thing is certain—I love London, and he loves me, and we won’t allow anyone to tear us apart again. However, life has a funny way of proving us wrong. As we attempt to make amends for the past ten years, we soon discover that the ghosts of our past will do anything to drive us apart. We are once again surrounded by deceit and betrayal, testing us in ways we never imagined. When I’m faced with a proposition to end this heartache once and for all, I blindly agree. That decision changes everything, and I soon learn that those who act in haste create their own destruction. Does love really triumph all? Or will London and I succumb to what was always written in the stars?

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. Her inspiration comes from every day life.

She is a bestselling author in the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.


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