Defiance Of The Heart by Monica James ~ Live & Review

Also in this series: Absinthe of the Heart
Defiance Of The Heart by Monica James ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: Absinthe of the Heart
Defiance Of The Heart (Book 2) by Monica James
ISBN: 9780463284643
Series: Sins Of The Heart #2
Published by Monica James on October 17, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Pages: 456
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four-stars

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?

 “I only care about you because it was always…it was always you. I love you without apology, and that’ll never change. So whatever you want me to do, I’ll do it because I can’t stand to lose you again.” 

 

 

Review:

One of the reasons I got into reading romance was because I took a drama class in high school. Up till that point, I really only read RL Stine books. I devoured his vast library, and that’s the only time I read. When I took this class we had several sections and things we covered, two of them were Shakespeare’s works. We read Midsummer’s Night Dream and Romeo & Juliet. I fell in love with his work in that class, and I started seeking out romance books for the first time. As I said in my review for the first book, I devour anything related to Romeo & Juliet, whether it’s movies or books. The whole premise promises me angst, drama, and an emotional ride – well if it’s done right it will.

 

“We can’t change the past, but we can make our own future. Don’t let the sins of the past win.”

 

This follow-up to Absinthe Of The Heart picked up right where that one left off. This duet is perfectly done, it’s a well-written story that perfectly weaves a tale where every vital aspect is put into it without holding anything back. These two are heat and heartbreak, they are everything you want in a well-told romance story. Monica James nailed this one on every level for me. I love finding stories that pay homage to Shakespeare and do it with such skill. I highly recommend these books.

“You don’t understand, Princess. I don’t exist without you. You are a part of me. You always have been.” 

four-stars

About Monica James

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. She draws her inspiration from life.
She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.
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.
If you have any questions, comments, or queries, I would love to hear from you: authormonicajames@gmail.com

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