"Her Defiant Heart is a captivating story of forbidden love and revenge with an anti-heroine you'll root for and a hero you'll swoon over. Monica Murphy knows how to leave you on your toes." - New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan
"Monica Murphy is a one-click author for me. Always." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
“Monica Murphy brings it again with this sexy new series! Addictive. Compulsively readable. Buy it, read it, love it.” - New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans
“From its first page, Her Defiant Heart grabs you and doesn’t let go. Everything comes to a head as Monica Murphy leaves you gasping for the next installment in this compelling tale.” - Mary Dube, USA Today Happily Ever After Blog
Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he's gone too, and I'm dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.
I want revenge. And I'm going to get back at my mother any way that I can.
I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He's immediately interested in me, not that I'm surprised.
You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He's the one connection to my mother, and I'm using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn't plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.
And I definitely didn't plan on falling for him either…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in Monica Murphy’s gripping new series hooked us with its dark themes of forbidden attraction and revenge. Jennifer Fanelli has always been obsessed with the mother she never knew, who abandoned her to start a new life with a wealthy man. Jen plots to hurt her by breaking the heart of her perfect stepson, Rhett Montgomery. From the vicarious thrill of Jen's seduction plan to the stunning plot twists, Her Defiant Heart got us excited for the upcoming sequels.
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5 Revengeful Stars!!!
How far would you go to seek revenge on someone??
The answer to that question is in Monica Murphy’s Her Defiant Heart. She takes you on a hate filled emotional ride. She will show you what it is like to be cast aside by someone who is supposed to love you unconditionally.
This was such an intriguing storyline and I was captivated right from the beginning. I can’t wait to read more. I will warn you this book is the first book in a trilogy and does end on a cliffhanger. It isn’t a nail biter type cliffhanger bu she definitely leaves you wanting more.
I would 100% recommend this book to all New Adult lovers out there. Also if you like a story that will keep you guessing and is unique from other books out there, this is one you will want to read!!! If you are a fan of Monica Murphy’s books then you don’t want to miss this book!!!!
A Great Beginning
When Monica Murphy first announced her upcoming Damaged Hearts series I was so freaking excited because I have read and loved many of her past releases, but nothing could have prepared me for this story.
Her Defiant Heart is the kind of story that captures you whole body and soul right from the very beginning and holds on for dear life. This is not a story filled with love, hope and happiness, but rather a story fueled by revenge and hate. Revenge plays a crucial part in this series and I am anticipating that it will certainly grow from one book to the next.
Jensen is driven by revenge and it is directed towards her mother, the mother that abandoned her at a young age only to go off and raise another family with children who are not her own. That realization is a bitter pill to swallow and she is engulfed in rage. She devises a plan to get to her mother through Rhett Montgomery, but what she doesn't anticipate is developing feelings for him. Suddenly, she must make a decision...to continue her plan...or to let it go and move on.
I devoured this story in only a few short hours and now I cannot wait to dive into His Wasted Hearts, book 2 in the Damaged Hearts series when it releases because I need to know what is next for Jensen and Rhett, especially after that intense ending!
A compelling tale told with a voice you won’t soon forget.
From its first page, Her Defiant Heart grabs you and doesn’t let you go. Jenson’s voice is haunting as you sink into her thoughts of revenge against her absentee mother, which she will exact through, Rhett, the stepbrother she’s never met. She meticulously planned her vengeance to make Rhett fall in love with her, but she never anticipated that she might fall for him. He’s nothing like she imagined, and as she gets to know him, she hates him less and likes him more. She's increasingly conflicted, but she's backed herself into a corner that she seems impossible to escape. Everything comes to a head as Monica Murphy leaves you gasping for the next installment in this compelling tale.
ARC provided, but this review was voluntarily and honestly written.