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Defiant

Defiant

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She Forced His Hand

Three years ago Jared St. John was imprisoned, wrongly, for the murder of his own brother. Now, finally free, he wishes only to live in peace, hoping to heal the darkness that plagues his soul. But his self-inflicted isolation is destroyed when he is drugged, spirited away to a church, and forced to marry a brazen enchantress

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She Forced His Hand

Three years ago Jared St. John was imprisoned, wrongly, for the murder of his own brother. Now, finally free, he wishes only to live in peace, hoping to heal the darkness that plagues his soul. But his self-inflicted isolation is destroyed when he is drugged, spirited away to a church, and forced to marry a brazen enchantress against his will. . .

He Captured Her Heart

Lady Gwyneth of Windrose knows something of false imprisonment, but that doesn't stop her from abducting a stranger when it's her only hope of gaining her liberty. Yet the moment she's alone in her unwilling new husband's powerful presence, everything Gwyneth thought she knew of men--and of seduction--falls by the wayside. For the first time in her life, it's not freedom Gwyneth craves. . .but to give herself over to unyielding passion. . .

"This highly sensual battle of wills/captive-captor romance is highly reminiscent of early Johanna Lindsey." --Romantic Times on Pleasures of Sin

"Jessica Trapp mixes passion, betrayal, abduction and revenge into a tasty brew." --Hannah Howell on Master of Pleasure

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420120486
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
698,242
File size:
2 MB

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Defiant 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Jared St. John escapes from jail and an obvious execution for the murder of his brother. He has no time to grieve his sibling as he must find a way to prove his innocence beyond a shadow of a doubt and uncover the real culprit before he is killed. However, he fails to reach home because someone abducts him after drugging him. He is forced to marry Gwyneth of Windrose, whom he met years ago and was attracted to her back then. Gwyneth was given a choice between a husband and poverty; as remaining unmarried meant losing her lands. She selected Jared as he reminded her of a kind monk who gave to her a book several years ago. Jared rages in hopelessness not just because she kidnapped him and married him, but because he is attracted to her and admires her grit. As they fall in love working her land together, she continues her efforts to help accused innocent women from being sentenced into slavery. However, when he perceives his beloved betrayed him, he wants nothing more to do with her. His rejection puts his wife in peril. This is an enjoyable medieval romance with a great twist that brings a uniqueness rarely seen in the sub-genre. Fast-paced from the moment Gwyneth ties Jared to her cot and never slowing down, fans will enjoy the love story of the defiant ones as each understands imprisonment and the craving for freedom as well as each other. Harriet Klausner
MermaidGalveston More than 1 year ago
Page turner, I'm now hooked on the author.How could I have missed these treasures from Jessica?
PenningtonCT More than 1 year ago
Once I picked this book up, I couldn't put it down. I particularly liked the hero, who's standards kept getting compromised by the defiant heroine. I was left wishing for more sexy conversation and wanting to know more about the characters. It was an easy read and a good escape. I will be looking for Jessica Trapp's other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast read very intriguing as we start back before The Pleasures of Sin. Almost liked this one better....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books where the heroine falls in love with her emotional abuser (and who I consider a rapist) just make me furious. I spent the whole book wishing she'd poisoned the hero and had done with it. Wish I could get my hours back from reading this garbage. Oh, and the review I gave to this was shunted to an author I like! Sort out your site B&N!
STORE NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
Sexy smart read.
Indianamom32 More than 1 year ago
The hero rapes the heroine on their wedding night to pay her back for forcing him to marry her. They like the way each other smells, yet they don't bathe for days and their clothes aren't washed. There is no mention of how the heroine will get the money to restore her lands and to free the women who have been unjustly enslaved. Also, how can the heroine be respected when her husband has paraded her around with a brank (a metal head piece with a tongue depressor)on her head? These two had no chemistry and the story had too many holes. He was in the very place where his brother was killed and no one recognized him? At the end he cuts off her hair so no man will think she is beautiful and she can not flirt. He is no hero and she is no heroine.
Juriah More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. The hero was insufferable, arrogant and cruel. His abuse of his wife on their wedding night (even though he had been forcibly married), the whole affair with the brank (a cage device fitted over a women's head with a tongue depressor so she cannot speak), parading her through town by a leash with the brank on her to humiliate her, constantly threatening her with it afterwards and finally cutting off her hair because he was jealous of the attention men gave her. I found his actions a bit too much to enjoy the book. I will NOT read anything by this author again
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TXRomanceLover More than 1 year ago
"Defiant" is another sexy romp through the Middle Ages with author Jessica Trapp. I am not typically not a fan of the Medieval era but the author really brings the period to life and creates a passionate and winning romance. Jared St. John doomed himself to life as a monk for his lustful tendencies but even his impending vows can't keep him from longing for Lady Gwyneth of Windrose. Beautiful and headstrong Gwyneth is tired of being controlled by the men around her. When her family arranges a marriage for her, Gwyneth decides to take matters into her own hands. The handsome green-eyed stranger at the brothel doesn't look dangerous, so Gwyneth drugs Jared, abducts him and forces him to marry her. She bribes him to leave after the marriage, but Jared wants a real marriage. "Defiant" is the story of a blazing battle of wills that will leave you breathless! I wanted to run off to a Renaissance Fair and find my own Jared! It's definately not the Dark Ages you learned in history!
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ASuryana More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading a book written by Jessica Trapp and I must say I was NOT disappointed! Loved the story plot and it certainly kept me guessing. It was easy to get transported into medieval England and caught up in the lives of Gwyneth and Jared as the story unfolded. I didn't want it to end! Jessica is clearly a gifted author and I can't wait to read her other books already published and any forth coming! I just wonder where on earth can I find my own Jared? He sounds like the man of every woman's dreams....
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nancyjohnson More than 1 year ago
jessica is a wonderful person, who writes a mixture of a book. serious, funny, humorous, romantic, sexy, & interesting. i know jessica personally, she is all the above & that is how she can write such great books. jessica provides a great escape in her books & i really need that in a book, to get away from real life for a little bit each day!