FORD: The only thing worse than wanting to destroy my rival for the Zion pack's throne? Falling in love with her, of course.
I never set out to fall for Juliet, but it turns out I'm a sucker for a badass, smart-mouthed, defiant princess.
Especially one who refuses to back down from a fight.
There are dark forces at work at Lost Moon and more secrets than either of us bargained for. At this point I'm not sure we'll live long enough for Juliet to realize she needs me as much as I need her.
Because this fight? It might not be one we can win…
Defiant Princess is the second in a scorching dark romance series and is not for the faint of heart. It ends in a cliffhanger.
Dark & Spicy Shifter Academy
I’m loving this dark and spicy take on a shifter academy novel. The heat between Ford and Juliet is at full blast. I loved seeing Juliet completely rule our big, Alpha hero. And for her to start developing feelings of her own. Lost Moon is a safe haven of sorts, but it has its own unique challenges that keep popping up. And what a cliffhanger! I’m not worried, because I trust the author and the story, but am nevertheless yearning for the next installment.
In It To Win It!
I've often said it before, but I'll say it again, while paranormal romance is one of my genres of choice, shifters are not always my thing. BUT...then along comes an author that writes characters and their stories that are so easy to become invested in that this goes right out the window. Case in point, DEFIANT PRINCESS, the second book in the Lost Moon University by author Lili Valente writing as Bella Jacobs. I was already loving these characters and where things were going, and this second book in the series just upped the ante, drawing me in and leaving me wanting more. * NOTE: Yes, there is a cliffhanger. No, this does not bother me. *
DEFIANT PRINCESS is full of action and suspense, intrigue and conspiracy, and it was just what I needed. SAVAGE PRINCE (Book 3) can't get here quickly enough, because I am dying over here waiting to see what the heck is next for Ford, Juliet, and the crew. The fact that Bella has connected this world with another of my favorites of hers is bonus points, and all part of the big reveal. Run, do not walk, to grab your copy of DEFIANT PRINCESS, and enjoy! ❤️
More intrigue and emotion
If you haven't read Alpha Betrayed yet, stop and pick that book up first. The Lost Moon University series is a trilogy, so Defiant Princess picks up right after AB. Juliet and Ford have made it safely to Lost Moon, but the twists and turns are still coming at this pair. Politics among the shifters are still in the place that's supposed to be a sanctuary for those who are different or without pack alliances. But much like the world at large, those who are the strongest try to control others.
On a personal front, Ford and Juliet get much closer, even as she tries to stay away. She's determined to be alone in the end, but he's just as set on changing her mind. While danger lurks, this book is much more about building friendships and bonds with other students hoping to survive the trials and be accepted as university students.
Again, this is part of a trilogy, so it ends in a cliffhanger! Yes, I'll wait sort of patiently for book 3, Savage Prince, to be released and bring Ford and Juliet full circle. I'm sure it'll be quite the ride.