Defied (Blood Duet #2) by Maria Luis

Defied (Blood Duet #2)

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed vengeance. For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her. Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows, but I dragged her into the darkness anyway. One kiss, and I would stop at nothing to possess her. One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.Our attraction was poison and pleasure.They say the devil recognizes his own, but I never saw Avery coming.She's determined to light the matchsticks, and I...


Details Defied (Blood Duet #2)

TitleDefied (Blood Duet #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
GenreDark, Romance, Emergency Services, Police, Humor, Contemporary
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Reviews Defied (Blood Duet #2)

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    2018-05-24
       ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~I have to say in all honesty, this turned out to be an amazingly good duet. Book two picks up right after the epic cliffhanger of book one, and both our main characters are reeling from the shocking revelations. What follows is a fantastically well written and well-paced conclusion to their story. The plot was super engaging and kept me turning the pages. There are twists and turns galore. Who is good? Who is bad? Who ...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    2018-05-31
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐STARSARC BOOK REVIEWRelease Date-31/5/18I Was so looking forward to diving into the second book in the Blood Duet series and Defied (Blood Duet #2) certainly didn't disappoint; this started exactly where we left off in Sworn and almost immediately we are thrown right back into the thick of things."Defied" was action packed throughout and I so enjoyed reconnecting with both Avery and Lincoln.In this second volume, we finally get the...
  • Snow
    2018-06-03
    What a cluster fuck of revelations...Maybe a bit too messy and therefore a bit overboard with incoherence...and I m willing to overlook it😉Cause, all in all, this author and this story turned out to be a revelation for me, filled with a lot of captivating action, thrilling pulsating tempo and a well deserved HEA for h and H, for all they were put through, lived through...so they could have a second chance at everythingFantastically written, gr...
  • Carlabulian
    2018-06-02
    4,5. Que aventura! Um livro com varias reviravoltas. Adorei essa história, bem bolada e bem escrita.Vale muito a leitura!
  • Alyse
    2018-05-31
    Defied is the second book in Maria Luis' Blood Duet. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ SWORN, STOP NOW AND GO READ IT. This is NOT a standalone book. So if you are the type of reader where you HATE cliffhangers, the Blood Duet is now complete!! NO MORE WAITING!! Defied begins right where Sworn ended. We are on a journey of greed, corruption, revenge and redemption with our two main characters, Lincoln and Avery. Defied still held the same action-packed pace as...
  • Diary Of Book Fiend
    2018-05-24
    5 "Thor's Hammer" Stars. This was the EPIC conclusion to the Blood Duet. I enjoyed every single page.I can't tell you much because I do not want to give anything away. But this book has more twists and turns that Sam Hunt's Body Like a Back Road song!! It was amazing!!!Defied picks up exactly where Sworn left us, with a gun pointed at Avery and Lincoln and one hell of a bombshell dropped in our laps. It wasn't the first, and it sure wasn't the la...
  • Rachel
    2018-05-25
    This book picks up right where Sworn left off, with what I thought was the shocker of all shockers, until I continued reading. (What the ever-lovin' freak, Maria Luis?!!) Silly me, there were a TON more shockers in store, and things I never saw coming! I’m usually fairly good at ciphering things out, so kudos to the author for a wild, unanticipated, exciting, fascinating ride with this duet.In order to avoid any spoilers, I’ll somewhat recycl...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    2018-06-03
    Defied starts right where Sworn left off at that cliffhanger that left us gasping and needing more. OMG! Maria Luis knocked us flat out as Lincoln and Avery completely blew this story out of the water in the conclusion to this duet. This story was absolutely amazing and left me glued to my seat. A 5 hr flight never flew by so fast in my life! I don't even know where to begin! I loved this story and the drama and the connection between Lincoln and...
  • Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
    2018-05-29
    Holy Bleep! What an ending to this amazing duet! I am so glad I didn’t have to wait so long between books, that was really great because it meant I was still riding the high from the first novel. This book had me sitting on the edge of my seat with anticipation, I didn’t want to stop reading. I absolutely love Lincoln and Avery! The characters of this book had so many layers. They were were all written so well. Swoon worthy Lincoln is just am...
  • Jacinta
    2018-05-24
    Defied begins right where Sworn left off (massive cliffhanger anyone) Now I am not going to tell you what happens because I'm not about spoilers, you just have to read it for yourself! I can say that you better have a strong heart because it's definitely going to get a work out with it beating so fast with excitement and anticipation! The whole time I was reading this I thought I knew what was happening then something would happen and I was like ...
  • Tania Jabbour Varela
    2018-05-28
    Defied is the 2nd installment of the Blood Duet.Defied picks up right where we were left in Sworn. Wow just wow this book, actually this duet is fantastic. It keeps you guessing, the plot twists that are thrown at us left me reeling. Nothing is what is seems, there's no way of guessing what's going to happen next, you think you've got it all worked out then BOOM another twist! The chemistry between Lincoln and Avery is off the charts. These two b...
  • Jackie
    2018-05-25
    Defied is book 2 of the Blood Duet series and you will need to read Book 1, Sworn first. Sworn was an intense and amazing book that ended in a cliffhanger. I was on pins and needles waiting for Defied to come out. Once I started reading it, I could not stop until I finished. It was so intense and compelling that I was stressed reading it. The characters, Avery and Lincoln were amazing and there were non stop twists and turns.I have never read any...
  • Suzanne
    2018-05-28
    Well did this one end with a bang! Linc and Avery are thrown to the gators so to speak and they have to struggle their way out so they can both live and move on. There are some insane twists that happen in this one that leaves your jaw on the floor and going what just happened! This duet is gritty and raw and will take you on a crazy ride. I love how much these two fight for each other even though they are struggling to move past things that have...
  • Christiann Igou
    2018-05-31
    This book picks up immediately following Sworn. This has been one of the best duets that I have read this year! The characters draw you in while the well-written storyline keeps you enthralled with the story until the end. The twist and turns will keep you question how everything will turn out. Lincoln is sexy as they come and Avery is feisty. I loved their dynamic. Oh yeah, let's not forget this cover is to die for!
  • Reckless Readers
    2018-05-30
    This duet is fantastic! Maria has done a brilliant job writting such a well written book, by creating a plot that has so many twists and turns it kept me guessing, intrigued and captivated. Avery and Lincoln continue to have red hot chemistry in this part of the duet, I loved these people who are both broken in their own way coming together. I struggled to put it down. ***Reviewed by Codie***
  • Vanessa Lawford
    2018-05-25
    An incredible ending to an amazing duet.In this book, secrets are revealed and truths are told but love conquers all.I couldn't put this down.I loved this duet.An ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review by Sweet Treats Book Blog 💖
  • Lilpurplepearl
    2018-06-07
    Defied was not as good as Sworn.The ending was a shit show. The ill placed declarations of love were cheesey.
  • Ratula
    2018-06-03
    Full Blog Review: http://bit.ly/2xAipxo
  • Viper Spaulding
    2018-05-27
    I am simply blown away by this book! Lincoln and Avery were left dangling off an almost-literal cliff in the first book, and boy do they have an adventure climbing their way out of it! When Lincoln demanded that Charlie pull his gun, I almost lost my mind! Lincoln is Large and In Charge and pity the fool who thinks he can best him. This book is all about peeling back the shadows and getting to the truth. So many secrets revealed - who it was that...
  • Barbara
    2018-05-27
    OMG where do I start with this review. I love Ms. Luis’s pasts works and to say she has hit a homerun with this duet would not be doing it justice. Perhaps saying she has stretched her writing to a new height might be a description. My only problem is I have no idea where to begin without giving away to much. So let me start by simply saying buy the Blood Duet, you will not be sorry.We left off in book 1 (Sworn) with a complete OMG Cliffe momen...
  • Book Snob Sue
    2018-06-07
    Wow, this book had me saying, omg, wait...what the hell and just had me all around shocked...which is saying something. This was a real page turner, I couldn’t and didn’t want to put this book down. Lincoln aka Captain America aka Thor aka Mr. Hot Cop is a real badass, I mean like The Badass of all badass’s. If I was in trouble, I would definitely pick him to have my back, the whole hot cop thing is just an added bonus😉. There was a scen...
  • Ree
    2018-05-25
    'Defied' begins right where 'Sworn' left off, and it doesn't let up til the end. From the opening page, it takes you on a wild, twisted ride through the seething underbelly of New Orleans as Avery & Lincoln try to decipher the truth from the lies, and try to stay more than one step ahead of the power brokers in the deadly game they've decided to play.Though they know that their pasts are intertwined in a way they never would've thought possible, ...
  • Rachel
    2018-05-27
    The shocking conclusion to Sworn. And let me tell you this...things will be revealed that you didn't see coming. And there's more than a couple so be ready! I can't get into a whole lot without spoiling anything, but Avery and Lincoln are in for some shocking surprises while they try to bring down the crooked officials controlling the city. Their steamy hookups will also come with some revelations that could put a strain on their relationship and...
  • Erica
    2018-05-28
    Defied is Book Two of the Blood Duet, and it is the highly-anticipated conclusion to Lincoln and Avery's story. Defied picks up where Sworn's one heck of a cliffhanger leaves off. Please note: You MUST read Sworn before reading Defied!Defied is filled with suspense, anger, tension, and some pretty shocking twists you may not even see coming. And it is also filled with a whole lot of sexy. "Sometimes good people do bad things."Lincoln Asher may be...
  • Amanda Thomason
    2018-05-29
    5+++ Stars!!! This book was so freaking fantastic!! My expectations for this book were very high considering how much I loved the first book and I was not disappointed in the least! First, I was so in love with Lincoln I was worried it was just a honeymoon phase and as soon as I saw his softer side his hotness and rougher edge would go down a few notches like it often happens. However, Maria did such a great job at revealing his softer side witho...
  • Quinn Fforde
    2018-05-26
    I just finished Defied (and also the duet), and I am still trying to catch my breath. There is so much in here that I know I am going to be thinking about it for days while I try to understand all of it. It was so hard to see how it was all going to be worked out in the end, but Ms. Luis did it. That's about all I can say without spoilers because the whole book is one twist after another. It was even more intense than Sworn was, which is saying s...
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    2018-05-30
    5+++ Stars!!! This book was so freaking fantastic!! My expectations for this book were very high considering how much I loved the first book and I was not disappointed in the least! First, I was so in love with Lincoln I was worried it was just a honeymoon phase and as soon as I saw his softer side his hotness and rougher edge would go down a few notches like it often happens. However, Maria did such a great job at revealing his softer side witho...
  • Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
    2018-06-03
    “Yeah, he had it all wrong. I was the saint, the sinner, and at the end of the day, I was the one who bled vengeance.”After the cliffhanger of the first book we five straight back into the action. Lincoln and Avery seem to be on everyone’s hit list and will need to fight to survive as everyone wants something yet they all have one thing in common by wanting them dead! Who to trust? Who will win the city and be the most powerful as all the k...
  • Marie Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
    2018-05-30
    Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:What a THRILLING duet! Defied is book 2 of Maria Luis's Blood Duet and it starts where book 1 ended. Its super INTENSE, a WILD ride, with some CRAZY TWISTS, lots of surprises, SMOKING HOT chemistry, and a hell of a plot! I love a good duet. One that can take my breath away, leave me on the edge and give me a WOW experience, especially with a cliffhanger like I got in Sworn. And Defied has secrets that no doubt ke...
  • Zoe
    2018-05-29
    Defied. Blood Duet 2Maria LuisIt is HOT in New Orleans! The plot sees loyalties tested with twists and turns. Everything they thought they knew is shifted on its axis. Avery:“Yeah, he had it all wrong. I was the saint, the sinner, and at the end of the day, I was the one who bled vengeance.”Strong characters who are deep and flawed entice you in to their web intrigue. Lincoln:“ In thirty-four years, I’d always managed to operate with a cl...