Defiance is tension filled and action packed and I loved it!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My sodding review just vanished. Will write it again when I’m at the laptop tomorrow.
Let me just pop a non spoiler note I sent to Annabelle during my beta read of this book though 😘
Yes! Get in, bloody brilliant twist!
I won’t tell you at what point in the narrative I wrote it though 😂
Right, my actual review which the Goodreads app decided to lose yesterday!
Annabelle Jacobs’ Regent’s Park pack – start with Bitten by Mistake – is one of my all-time favourite shifter series’, so when she said she was writing another wolves saga, I was absolutely delighted.
As you can see from my review of book one Escape I was utterly blown away by it and how incredibly different it is from the RPP series – this new Rebellion world is dangerous, it’s fraught with tension, it has a feel of an occupied country under wartime conditions.
Shifters were once persecuted but 10 years ago they rebelled against their human oppressors and took over. Unfortunately, power corrupts and the ideals of the Shifter Alliance Party for a Britain where both species are equal has long gone.
Humans are forced to take a bite and transform into a wolf shifter if their DNA shows they have the gene and life is not pleasant for anyone who doesn’t want to conform to the rules.
In this second installment, which I had the honour of beta reading for Annabelle, we pick up where Escape left off – literally – with Logan and Cole being returned under guard to the McKillan pack.
What follows next is a brilliantly paced, adrenaline causing rush as the plan to infiltrate the pack on behalf of the human resistance begins and rapidly starts going off track.
There are so many unforeseen consequences of their actions. Both men are forced to hurt the other and the sense that everything is about to unravel just grows stronger the more the plot goes on.
Of course, we get another cliffhanger to the main overall story arc, as I’d expect with a series long plot, but their relationship is not threatened. As with book one, this is paranormal first, romance second, but don’t think that it’s not important.
Everything that Cole and Logan go through is because of their love. They are more committed to each other than ever before and, at book’s end, are in an incredibly solid place.
It was impossible for me to put this down from the second I started reading the draft (the odd note aside 😉 ) until it finished and I felt like I’d just been through a Tough Mudder trial!
No spoilers but OMG I need book three (and four, five and six given how much else I want to know about this world!) like yesterday please Annabelle!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review