After reading Vicious, I wanted to know more about Jaime and Melody. So I was very happy to see that Defy was re-released on its own. Despite the short format of this story, L.J. Shen’s writing was strong, to-the-point and fast-paced, her characters were vibrant and well-developed.
I loved Melody, she is a teacher but her passion has always been Ballet. An accident shattered her career dreams, and she ended up teaching Literature at All Saints Highs, a school for the children of the rich and powerful. But she hates teaching classes of arrogant and privileged teenagers she can’t control. Jaime Followhill is her student, a rich, entitled and handsome jock, member of the Four HotHoles, the town princelings. Jaime is only 18, but he definitely knows what he wants. And he wants Melody. She is embarrassed by the way she is attracted to him and tries to fight her feelings, but finally gives in. What started as a high-risk fling with a deadline ends up being so much more.
The sexy scenes were well-written and scorching hot. I was seduced by the forbidden aspect of this romance, Jaime and Melody’s chemistry was all consuming and felt real. We also get some snippets about Vicious in this story, and he behaves true to form! Overall, Defy is a great prequel to the series, and I can’t wait for Ruckus!
I received an advanced copy of this book from the author.
“It was sexy and steamy and everything I’ve come to expect from this author.” – Ariana, Steamy Reads Blog.
“Holy Heck this was Hot!! If I wasn’t hooked on this series before I sure am now!! These boys just get dirtier, hotter, off the rails panty wetting hot!!” – Kitty Katz Crazy About Books.
“Forbidden romance has never been so well done! And this is a novella!” – Stephanie, Tied Up In Romance.