Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: New Adult Standalone Romance
Published: December 1, 2015
I always fight hard, fuck harder, and never let myself get personally involved. But my assignment, to apprehend Eduardo Miguel comes to a grinding halt when I find a missing federal witness held captive in his basement. It becomes fucking personal, fast!
Keeping Farrington safe, even if it—or more likely she—kills me, is now my only mission. But she’s terrified and fights me at every turn. Earning her trust becomes more than a way to save both our lives, it’s like an addictive drug. I need it—I need her to put her faith in me—the way I need air to breathe.
When she begins investigating the hidden parts of my soul, I almost can’t deny her.
I know I can protect her. I know I could pleasure her in one explosive night she’d always remember and I’d never forget. What I don’t know is how I could be falling so fucking hard. There’s no way in hell I can let that happen; getting too close to me comes with an ominous curse that won’t be defied.
I thought I had nothing to lose. I was wrong.
I should’ve never taken that dangerous shortcut through the unlit alley to the frat party. It was where I saw a fellow student brutally murdered and how I made my way onto a cartel leader’s hit list.
As a federal witness, I thought I was safe in the protective custody of the FBI . . . that is until I woke up chained in the monster’s basement.
When a powerful and lethal soldier claiming to be a bounty hunter shows up, I’m not sure if he’s rescuing me or dragging me towards a greater hell. But after a series of experiences that defy death, the overwhelmingly sexy, dirty-minded, Navy Seal trained and hot blooded bounty hunter—who obviously plays by his own rules—just might win my trust.
He is not an ordinary man. He’s strong, dark and deadly; his past is mysterious and his motives unreadable. He seems to be made of the stuff of myth and legend, and of ink and steel.
Is Ryder Axton for real? Or is he employed by my captor for a more sinister purpose?
When Death comes... will we be strong enough to defy it?
***Each novel in the Brothers of Ink and Steel series focuses on one couple's journey to their HEA***
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Brothers of Ink and Steel #3)
I'm so privileged and honoured to have had the chance to read an ARC from an USA Today Bestselling Author and also one of my favourite authors. I had been anticipating the reading of this book since she started promoting it and to top it off, I got an advanced copy. I've received the awesome book Defy from Allie Juliette Mousseau in exchange for an honest and spoiler free review. This action packed romance book deserves no less than 5 amazing stars.
This book has everything to make it a great hit. Action packed, fast paced, adrenaline ride all the way. It started with a heartbreaking prologue that got me hooked right away. The readers have no other choice but feel and love Ryder. It's funny and romantic at the same time. It's like watching a movie but in your head.
Ryder is a well-known bounty hunter that stops at nothing to be the victor. He's a cocky, confident, funny and sexy all American hero. Who can even ride an alligator. He is hired to find a well-known criminal who has escaped the authorities. He vows to catch him. But what he doesn't expect to find is the key witness to the crime, Rachel, tied to a wall in the room of the criminal’s house. Now Ryder’s plans have changed, he needs to save her. He will go through a series of hurdles but he will not fail to try to save and protect her family and her. Underneath his tough act, he's scared to fail and has moments where his past comes back to haunt him. He was a witness to a crime when he was young and was not left unscathed. He still has moments of weakness.
Rachel was at the wrong place at the wrong time so she got to witness something awful. Miguel, the criminal will not stop until the problem has been solved. Rachel will awakened in a room and realized she's been kidnapped. She's smart, feisty and easily able to handle the situation. She's good at keeping her fears at bay. Rachel is a fighter and won't back down in the face of the enemy. When she is rescued by none other than Ryder, she thinks he's a criminal too. She will give him a run for his money. They are so hilariously funny together. They have explosive chemistry even after knowing each other for only a matter of hours.
“One day that feels like a lifetime"
Allie has put her creative mind and plotting onto paper to keep us entertained for hours. Defy has a well thought out and executed plot with fascinating characters. The author will take you on a full adrenaline roller coaster ride. She has such a wonderful way of writing that her story just captured my undivided attention and have the perfect amount of steamy romance. She has the ability to give wonderful descriptions and great depth to her characters. The action started fairly early in the book and didn't let up until the very end. After reading a couple pages out of the epilogue, I thought that I wasn't getting my HEA but she surprised me with a wonderful original finish.
This story is told in a dual POV without a cliff-hanger and with an HEA. This is book 3 in the Brothers of Ink and Steel series. This is a standalone, there is no need to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one. Although, I personally prefer to read series in order for better enjoyment but the previous characters do not play a role in this story. There is only one scene with the other brothers, some that were introduced in the 2 previous ones. I've read all her book and they are all worth your precious time and money. This is one book that when you start reading you will find it difficult to put it down.
Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!