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)
GenreRomance, Dark, Contemporary, Emergency Services, Police, Humor

Reviews Defied (Blood Duet #2)

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
       ~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)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐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
    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 they could have a second chance at everythingFantastically written, gr...
  • Carlabulian
    4,5. Que aventura! Um livro com varias reviravoltas. Adorei essa história, bem bolada e bem escrita.Vale muito a leitura!
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    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...
  • Alyse
    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...
  • ♥️Fantasy Land Blog Book Reviewer♥️
    Again what a roller coaster ride. I haven't felt a hangover like this in a while. Maria brings you right into the middle of these peoples lives and drops you in. Love it!Now we know more about what is going on with Avery and Lincoln. We have their past and some of what they want for their future. But man we have no idea the depths these bad people will go to get what they want. And what they want is the city of New Orleans. Avery and Lincoln need...
  • Diary Of Book Fiend
    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...
  • Tracy Cox
    WHEW. I needed to take a deep breath after that ride! Lincoln and Avery opened themselves up to each other in the dire of circumstances. And the payoff was amazing. I really loved this story, but I did have a hard time keeping the "badies" straight in my mind. I had to stop a few times and go over things internally to make sure I was thinking of the correct person. I would still highly recommend this duet.
  • Lilpurplepearl
    Defied was not as good as Sworn.The ending was a shit show. The ill placed declarations of love were cheesey.
  • BookAddict
    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...
  • Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
    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
    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 Desired Reads Bookblog
    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
    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
    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
    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!
  • Rita Kunselman
    This book is the ending of Sworn, it was a cliff hanger. The characters are Avery and Lincoln. Maria became known because, of her RomCom that she started publishing a year ago April. Sworn & Defied were her first two Mystery -Suspense- and Romance books. The series is the Blood Duet 1 & 2. Both Avery & Lincoln come from bad backgrounds but, she is softer & he is rough with tattoos all over his chest. I would recommend this for someone who likes t...
  • Reckless Readers
    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
    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 💖
  • Aqsa
    this was good- a little slow at times. but it was dark and sexy & i loved avery and lincoln & the new orleans set-up. the writing I LOVED and the extended ending was a nice touch.wish the epilogue was extended but it was cute.will check out future books by this author.
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  • Terri West
    Great conclusion to these two books. The author kept my interest even though there were times when the plot turned and twisted enough to make me feel a little lost.Overall these books were a great read and I would definitely investigate this author further.
  • Stacy
    Best book I've read in a long time.  This duet (Sworn and Defied) was so phenomenal, it's one of those stories you could read again and again and never get tired of it. To say it was great, is a total understatement.   Where do I even start with something so amazing it completely captivated me? Lincoln and Avery's story is one that is so unique, it speaks to you all the way down to your soul. Their story will have you in a myriad of emotions. ...
  • Viper Spaulding
    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
    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
    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
    '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, ...
  • Sharon
    This is the second book I’ve read by this author and it is pretty complex. We pick up right after book 1 of the duet ends and finally get the answers we were looking for and even some that we didn’t know to ask! Avery is still trying to find a way to take her stepfather down for her mother’s murder and at the same time Lincoln is trying to take out more bad guys that want Avery out of the picture. Oh, and yeah, there is a group that wants L...