Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: New Adult Standalone Romance
Published: December 1, 2015
DEFY is a STANDALONE in the series
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I always fight hard, fuck harder, and never let myself get personally involved. But my assignment, to apprehend Eduardo Miguel comes to a grinding halt when I find a missing federal witness held captive in his basement. It becomes fucking personal, fast!
Keeping Farrington safe, even if it—or more likely she—kills me, is now my only mission. But she’s terrified and fights me at every turn. Earning her trust becomes more than a way to save both our lives, it’s like an addictive drug. I need it—I need her to put her faith in me—the way I need air to breathe.
When she begins investigating the hidden parts of my soul, I almost can’t deny her.
I know I can protect her. I know I could pleasure her in one explosive night she’d always remember and I’d never forget. What I don’t know is how I could be falling so fucking hard. There’s no way in hell I can let that happen; getting too close to me comes with an ominous curse that won’t be defied.
I thought I had nothing to lose. I was wrong.
I should’ve never taken that dangerous shortcut through the unlit alley to the frat party. It was where I saw a fellow student brutally murdered and how I made my way onto a cartel leader’s hit list.
As a federal witness, I thought I was safe in the protective custody of the FBI . . . that is until I woke up chained in the monster’s basement.
When a powerful and lethal soldier claiming to be a bounty hunter shows up, I’m not sure if he’s rescuing me or dragging me towards a greater hell. But after a series of experiences that defy death, the overwhelmingly sexy, dirty-minded, Navy Seal trained and hot blooded bounty hunter—who obviously plays by his own rules—just might win my trust.
He is not an ordinary man. He’s strong, dark and deadly; his past is mysterious and his motives unreadable. He seems to be made of the stuff of myth and legend, and of ink and steel.
Is Ryder Axton for real? Or is he employed by my captor for a more sinister purpose?
When Death comes… will we be strong enough to defy it?
***Each novel in the Brothers of Ink and Steel series focuses on one couple’s journey to their HEA***
I have honestly decided that Ryder Axton is my soulmate.
Ryder is a bounty hunter that comes from a long, painful history. He lives for his work and he continues to taunt and defy death at every turn. And he’s about to take on his biggest case yet.
Rachel Farrington was a good girl that happened to be in a bad place at the wrong time. After witnessing a horrible crime, she was taken into safety by the FBI. That is, until she wakes up in a basement while chained to a wall. How will she escape this prison? Will she be able to get out before she is killed? And if so, will Eduardo Miguel ever stop hunting her down?
This is a dual POV story.
This story is action packed. The prologue had me crying uncontrollably for Ryder. The first chapter had me scared for Rachel, and had me laughing for Ryder. With Ryder being a bounty hunter, there is bound to be a large amount of action. There’s car chases, foot chases, shooting, and even alligator wrestling. 😉
Honestly, this story was a bit different than the other Brothers of Ink and Steel, but I think it fit Ryder. He’s never really been the same as everyone else and he marches to the beat of his own drum. I loved that we got a glimpse of the guys, albeit brief.
As long as you keep an open mind and do not try to lump Ryder in with the rest of the guys, you will enjoy this story.
Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling Author.
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she’ll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!