Lady Gwyneth of Windrose is a woman on a mission. After
having learned of the brutal injustice being done to the
women of her area, she is determined to bring justice to
those committing the vial acts thus allowing the women their
freedom. Her only problem? She herself is confined to a
family, cold and without compassion; a prisoner to those
desperately trying to marry her off.
Jared St. John is a man who has been wrongly imprisoned for
the death of his brother. Now on the loose, he is on a wild
goose chase to find and bring to justice the true guilty
party and, in turn, clear his own name once and for all.
On one fateful night their paths cross and so begins an
uneasy and tempered journey that they must embark upon and
finish -- together.
Set in medieval times and filled to overflowing with sensual
imagery, beautiful characters, a falcon and a cleverly named
brothel, DEFIANT was an absolute joy to read.
Despite a few slow parts towards the beginning of the novel,
the story quickly picked up the pace and once it did, it did
not stop until the very end!
Jessica Trapp is a charming writer who seems to have
perfected the art of lacing her stories with so much beauty
and enchantment amidst worlds of violence and hardship that
DEFIANT is utterly impossible to put down.
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.
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 craveszbut to
give herself over to unyielding passion...