by Kris Kennedy


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A rogue knight and an enchanting renegade join forces to right old wrongs in award-winning author Kris Kennedy’s sizzling new medieval romance.

A warrior with questionable intentions . . .

Jamie Lost is the king’s most renowned commander, a fearless lieutenant ordered to kidnap an exiled priest before rebel forces close in. The mission is simple—until he meets a mysterious thief who will steal his quarry and then his heart.

A lady of remarkable courage . . .

Beautiful Eva is also seeking Father Peter, but she intends to protect him from a secret that could cost him his life. She senses that she, too, should fear Jamie—not just for his wickedly sharp sword and dangerously muscular body, but for the powerful longing he ignites within her.

A secret that could overthrow the king.

When a band of mercenaries abducts the priest, Jamie and Eva must form a volatile alliance. As civil war unfolds around them, they embark on an epic journey that betrays the truth about their hidden identities, their unexpected loyalties, and the simmering attraction that could seal their fates forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476787398
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/12/2014
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kris Kennedy is the author of The Conqueror, The Irish Warrior, and Pocket's upcoming Defiant. She lives in Washington State with her family, where she is working on her next steamy romance for Pocket Books.

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Defiant 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1215 English King John directs his fearless knight Jamie Lost to kidnap exiled priest Father Peter. Without questioning the task having sworn his allegiance to his sire, Jamie, who knows a rabbi hides Father Peter, sets off to bring the priest and his documents to his king. A decade ago Eva fled England. Now she is back seeking Father Peter to keep him safe just like he did to her and her companion Roger. Jamie catches Eva stealing, but she escapes to his amusement. When a third party abducts Father Peter; Eva and Jamie team up in pursuit of these kidnappers. Though neither trusts the other, they are attracted to one another even as the danger mounts while a civil war seems imminent. Although this is a medieval romance, the incredibly fast-pace and the witty teasing exchanges between the lead couple are rarely part of the sub-genre; in fact the verbal war brings a modern feel that is counterbalanced cleverly by Kris Kennedy including plenty of early thirteenth century history. Action-packed with fascinating escapes from danger, readers will be spellbound by the exciting adventures of Jamie and Eva. Harriet Klausner
vampiregirl76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The King sends knight, Jamie Lost on a mission to kidnap a priest before their enemies do. But there is snag. Jamie is knocked off his feet in more ways that one by Eva who just so happens to get to the priest first.The middle ages isn't my favorite setting to read, but I thought I'd give this one a try. In Defiant, Kris Kennedy takes you on a an exciting adventure. Sexy, charming and lets face it the cover is some yummy eye candy. Jamie and Eva's journey makes for a fun read. It could be just be me but this book has a great opening line - that I think will shock readers and in the next second make them giggle. Historical fans will enjoy this one.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
An amazing story is the first comment that comes to mind. This is the first book I have read by Kris Kennedy but will definitely not be the last. This is a story of two souls who have had hardships in their lives and do not trust easily. Jamie, a knight under the King's command is ordered to kidnap and bring a certain priest back to the King. Little does he know he will run into Eva who intends to find Father Peter and take him back home with her to France. Father Peter has his secrets and does not want to be captured by anyone. This story has a little of it all. Adventure, suspense, intrigue, romance and a long journey to come to a conclusion. The characters are well developed and tension between Jamie and Eve is palpable as well as building attraction. I would recommend this book and cannot wait to read more by Kris Kennedy!!
MedievalLady More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Kris Kennedy and I just fell in love with her writing style. Jaimie and Eva are both hiding who they really are to the world and to each other. Their story is one filled with secrets and hidden agendas that will sweep you along on an adventure as they make life decisions neither ever expected to make. It's the year 1215 and the Magna Carta is being formed. King John is suspicious of all and he has sent Jaimie on a mission to find a priest whom he feels can threaten his reign. Along the way, he finds Eva who rapidly brings to life the deadness he has felt inside for years. Through Kennedy's descriptions, I had only to close my eyes and be there in the moment. I love when an author can transport me to where my soul yearns to be. This was a wonderful story that kept me intensely involved from start to finish. 4 1/2 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. This was such a great story, I loved Jaimie he's such a brooding broken man, I mean it's not everyday that you see your father murdered in front of you! He was an empty shell until he met Eva . Eva is the nurse ( with a secret) to young Roger, they fled England 10 years ago after the Kings men murdered Rogers father while they were hiding in a secret passage in the wall. On the run, always hiding they have had an accomplice in Father Peter , he is the only one who knows their true identity. Fast forward 10 years and they're on the run again, but this time back on English soil . They need to save their saviour and protector Father Peter from the king. He has certain documents that the King wants! Eva spots Jaimie while looking for a way to snatch back Father Peter from a bunch of henchmen and for her I think it was love at first sight . The tension between them just sizzled , they both had each other on a sexual standby , each kiss and caress was Jaimie's fall and he fell hard for Eva!!! This story has everything from treason, kidnapping and treacherous men after them . This was one roller coaster ride that will keep you turning page after page! I won't tell you Eva's secret you'll just have to read the book, but I would never have guessed! Kris Kennedy once again you ROCK!!! I strongly suggest her books .
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
DEFIANT by Kris Kennedy is one of those WOW, Medieval Historical Romance stories! Please note: "This is a re-release. It has been reedited and revised. Originally published 2011 by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books." I absolutely loved this story! Ms. Kennedy writes masterfully and brilliantly stories, that keeps the reader enticed, entranced, and glued to the story. "Defiant" was no different! Simply outstanding! ! Jamie Lost, is King John's man, his commander, a rebel and a troublemaker with a cold, dark heart. Eva, is his quarry, a supposed "troublemaker" and rebel, his mission bring her to King John, but are there hidden agendas? Fast paced, exciting, with strong characters and a brilliantly written storyline. The secondary characters help carry the story, too. I loved Eva and Jamie, the way they interacted, their struggles, their strengths and the challenges they faced. Each character, brings their own strengths and their flaws to the story. Together, Eva and Jamie, must fight their attraction and form an alliance, in order to survive. I was shocked when I learned Eva's true identity and secrets. Filled with passion, danger around every corner, defiance, survival, secrets, betrayal, adventure, lies, and the power of love and alliances. What a powerful, passionate tale, with sizzling and flirty interaction between Jamie and Eva. Once again, Ms. Kennedy has brought thirteenth century alive with brillance, historical details, that's full of adventure and romance. A must read! An alluring and romantic tale! Strongly recommended. Fans of Medieval Historical Romance, rebellion, loyalty and an awesome read will definitely enjoy "Defiant". Received for an honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Kris Kennedy is very good at writing complicated characters. Her stories are like stepping through a field of land mines and red herrings. Hidden in plain sight are the clues to unlocking the mystery, you just have to figure out where to look. The thrill of solving the puzzle is the attraction of her brand of storytelling. As I get better acquainted with this author I find there is no way of knowing where she will lead you on the quest for the truth and I have always been a sucker for puzzles that are hard to figure out. I received an ARC of Defiant in exchange for an honest review. On the surface there are set sides, the good and the bad but as you delve deeper there proves to be hidden agendas on both sides. Things are not as they seem. At the forefront are characters that are hard to read and a romance that seems out of place, yet I could not fault anything about this story except it ended too soon. 3.5 stars
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cynnmcg More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Well done. You are my new favorite author.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
I really love Ms. Kennedy's third novel. I love of her style of writing! Lots of action and intrigue between stron and sexy Jamie and smart and beautiful Eva. Ms. Kennedy really knows of to write steamy love scenes. Lots of historical details. If you love medieval romance stories, then I suggest "Defiant"
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Loved this book. I've added Kris Kennedy to my "must read" author list. Very entertaining story with likable, witty characters.
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