Returning to their pack was always going to be dangerous, but is the fight for freedom worth the cost?
Cole and Logan return to London, ready to execute their plan of connecting with the human resistance. But with both of them blamed for the deaths resulting from Cole’s escape attempt, they receive a less than warm welcome from the McKillan pack.
Cole gets a second chance, but it’s not without restrictions, and he must toe the line and do whatever it takes to fit in. But earning the trust of his alpha and fellow shifters comes at a price.
For Logan, being close to Cole and unable to touch him is a daily torment, but watching from the sidelines while Cole learns what it means to be a McKillan enforcer is pushing him to his limits.
Both men must play their parts to perfection if they want Cole to be accepted into the pack, and that means doing what’s asked of them, no matter the cost.
Defiance is an angsty MM paranormal romance, featuring established relationship, secrecy and intrigue, and all the pining.
I’m a huge fan of Ms. Jacobs’ Regent’s Park series, so I jumped at the chance of reading Defiance, only later realizing it is book 2 in the series. I know, I know, Bad Mari. The author gives enough background info that I didn’t feel lost at any moment, although I have plans of going back and reading Escape at some point.
Logan and Cole were the kind of characters I love in this kind of story, resilient, strong, resourceful, yet also vulnerable and not too proud to admit when they’re over their heads. They were a great match.
I adored Aaron, Smith, Nick, and Jacob, and I’m fairly intrigued by Michael. Now, Paul and Simon, I hated, especially Paul. He really needs to get his comeuppance.
I loved how plot-oriented this book was, it was fast-paced and action-packed, and filled with lots of UST and longing. The world-building was amazing and intriguing and really well thought out. The chemistry between Logan and Cole was scorching, fueled by all that pining when they couldn’t do much to resolve it. But more than that, I loved the twists and turns, and the surprise thrown in near the end, which I so didn’t see coming! This book ends in a HFN and I’m already salivating for more. I need more of these fantastic characters!
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.