REVIEW – DEFIANT QUEEN (Mount Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

SYNOPSIS

The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen

I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.
I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?
They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.
But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.
I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.
I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.
But he has other plans . . .

Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira’s story concludes in Sinful Empire.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

This was only ever supposed to be sex. Repayment on a debt owed. But it has spiraled out of control, and now I’m terrified it’s becoming something else entirely—which is impossible.

 

 

While ”Ruthless King” focused on Keira’s story, in ”DEFIANT QUEEN” we get to know our sexy and domineering alpha male, Lachlan Mount. I enjoyed this one so much more than the first book because, to be honest, Keira is an incredibly annoying heroine and Lachlan doesn’t become an integral part of that story until it’s almost to the 50% mark. In book one Lachlan seemed to be cold and calculating and it was hard to get a good read on the person he truly was on the inside, but we will learn in this installment that he was born into a dismal existence where he never knew what it was like to grow up in a safe and loving environment. All he’s ever known is the depths of cruelty that people were capable of. His abysmal beginnings are what helped drive Lachlan to become New Orleans’ most ruthless and powerful businessman.

Lachlan is perplexed by the feelings he’s developed for Keira. Never has a woman gotten to him the way she has. While he finds her stubbornness to be a turn on, it started to grate on my nerves. It seemed as if she was purposely fighting him on almost everything just to come off as a woman he will never be able to tame.

Business associates are starting to notice that Lachlan is losing some of his focus and that Keira might just be his weakness that can be used against him. He tries at times to put some distance between them but his heart is already deeply invested and he’ll do anything to make Keira his for the long haul. Lachlan sets a plan in motion to win Keira’s heart by sweeping her off her feet with grand gestures. It ends up softening her heart but also confuses her at the same time because she believes she is nothing more than a passing whim to Lachlan.

 

 

Just when the two are discovering their true feelings for each other, we get slammed with another huge cliffhanger of an ending. Someone’s life seems to be in jeopardy, but I’m not revealing who. You’ll just have to one-click this book to find out.

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 3b>
Plot: 4
Angst:3
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

DEFIANT QUEEN is currently available.

Amazon US ⇢http://bit.ly/DefiantQueen
Amazon UK⇢http://amzn.to/2xw3Dqb
Amazon AU ⇢http://amzn.to/2hvJWIA
iBooks ⇢ http://apple.co/2x7Tegt
BN ⇢ http://bit.ly/2ianWmK
Kobo ⇢ http://bit.ly/2v4HCtt

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