Mortal Defiance (Dark Betrayal 2) by Nichole Chase-YA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review
One short week turned Ree McKenna’s life upside down. Not only does she have the weight of the world on her shoulders, but she still has to juggle homework, a job, and a curfew. While Ree tries to find her footing amidst the chaos, the Dark Ones and their champion are busy hunting down any humans that have a touch of the gods running through their veins. Allies have turned into foes, and enemies have become stronger.
The world is growing darker, but the passion between Ree and two irresistible guys blazes hotter. Romantic ties from a past life will threaten to break Ree away from the love of her life and will cloud her judgment. In order to follow her heart, Ree will break rules put in place by the gods, risking her life and the lives of her friends in an act of Mortal Defiance.
Funny story: I read this entire book while sitting in an ER waiting room. No joke. I sat there from 3pm-9pm. One good thing about it, was that it was like sitting in my own paranormal world. I felt like I was right there with Ree, fighting off bad guys.
Ok, now on THIS story. Mortal Obligation (book 1) ends with a bang. I was left anxious and wanting more of the story. Well, in MD, we begin to learn more about this world of gods and alien/vampires. I felt like I was getting a clearer picture of where the story was going.
I still like Ree. In fact, I liked her even more in this book. She's a strong lead character that isn't afraid to get in the thick of a fight. Ree is determined to keep her family and friends safe.
While she's often conflicted about her past lives memories and her current feelings, there is no doubt in my mind that Paden is the one for her. I mean really....for me, there would be no choice. Yes, Roland is attractive in his own right, but Paden takes the prize for me. Check this out.
~"You're the only girl that I want to be with. The only girl I look forward to seeing walk into a room. When I'm not with you, all I can think about is getting back to you. When you touch me, it's like fire running through my veins."-loc 1725
See what I mean. He's absolutely perfect. Not only can he protect her, but he really truly loves her. I really appreciated seeing their relationship move further. *winks*
Mortal Defiance was an enjoyable middle book. It did exactly what I needed it to do. The story built, the tension grew, and relationships got stronger. If you're looking for an exciting YA Paranormal, check this one out. The last book in the series, Immortal Grave, recently released too, so you can read them all together!