Her Defiant Heart - Monica Murphy

Her Defiant Heart

By Monica Murphy

  • Release Date: 2018-03-29
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4
From 58 Ratings


"Her Defiant Heart is  a captivating story of forbidden love and revenge with an anti-heroine you'll root for and a hero you'll swoon over. Monica Murphy knows how to leave you on your toes." - New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan

"Monica Murphy is a one-click author for me. Always." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

“Monica Murphy brings it again with this sexy new series! Addictive. Compulsively readable. Buy it, read it, love it.” - New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

“From its first page, Her Defiant Heart grabs you and doesn’t let go. Everything comes to a head as Monica Murphy leaves you gasping for the next installment in this compelling tale.” - Mary Dube, USA Today Happily Ever After Blog

Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he's gone too, and I'm dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.

I want revenge. And I'm going to get back at my mother any way that I can.

I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He's immediately interested in me, not that I'm surprised.

You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He's the one connection to my mother, and I'm using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn't plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.

And I definitely didn't plan on falling for him either…


  • Her Defiant Heart?

    By WkdTori
    Sorry but, even as a free read I didn’t enjoy this, I hesitate to even call it a story, a book with no substance that tries to get you to buy the next instalment. Someone trying to make some money for the least effort.
  • Her Defiant Heart

    By EeDK
    Gripping.....I can’t wait for the next book in the trilogy.
  • 3.5 “Intriguing” Stars

    By RelentlessEliza
    Revenge is the dish of the day for college student, Jensen Graham. Bitter from being robbed of a life she could have had, it’s no coincidence her years of planning have led her to this moment and “chance” meeting with Rhett Montgomery. Rhett is instrumental in Jensen’s plot. The “problem” is, he’s nothing like the image she had formed of him. The more she gets to know him, the harder it is to focus on her plan. As a reader some things become clearer as the story develops but it’s still plain to see there’s a lot of mystery still surrounding the story. Rhett is sweet guy but there seems to be some underlying torment there. By way of introduction it’s a solid one. Jensen has obviously had a hard life so I found myself making concessions for her when I otherwise may have not. The story ends on a high note, and I’m looking forward to more with the next instalment.
  • The beginning of a gripping series of forbidden love and revenge.

    By Jo ReadsRomance
    As soon as I discovered that Monica Murphy's upcoming release was going to be a new adult series, I couldn't wait to get started. As much as I have enjoyed Monica's YA books, I was more than ready for this author to return to NA. It had been far too long. This series seemed to have so much promise- a gorgeous cover, an intriguing title and a fabulous synopsis. I was fully prepared for a gripping read and I was so pleased that "Her Defiant Heart" lived up to my expectations. I loved this first book, devouring most of it in one night. I was also surprised to see an element of forbidden love in it, and I do love a taboo romance. This first book in the series introduced me to the main characters of the story, Rhett and Jensen. I liked Jensen and found myself feeling sorry for her. Every thing seemed to always go wrong for her and I'm thinking that it's only going to get worse in the next book. She really doesn't seem to be able to make good choices. And when it comes to men, Rhett is the last person that Jensen wants to fall for. In this first instalment, I didn't get to know much about Rhett, but what I did find out, I liked a lot. He seemed to be sweet, caring and protective and he was smitten with Jensen. I have a feeling that Rhett is going to steal my heart by the end of this trilogy. I can't wait! I thoroughly enjoyed this first part of the series and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. Monica threw in cliffhanger that was pure evil at the end of this book so I'm desperate to rejoin Rhett and Jensen to see what's up next in this tale of revenge.
  • Fantastic

    By ch377yb
    I love Monica Murphy’s books and this one was no different! I loved the characters and the storyline and everything that went with them. Looking forward to book 2!