The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen…
I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.
I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?
They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.
But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.
I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.
I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.
But he has other plans . . .
Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira’s story concludes in Sinful Empire.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland on behalf of KFF
Meghan March may have well as read me the story then punched me in the face on the last page. I don’t often start a review with the ending of a book but my word, I can’t help it. The author’s parting shot still rings in my ears, much like the scene that ended book two of the Mount Trilogy. If you have a craving for an excellent cliff hanger – then all your prayers are answered here. I loved it, it’s been so long since a cliffy delivered that kind of hit, one you need to revel in.
Defiant Queen picks up exactly where Ruthless King left off so there’s no waiting around or trying to piece parts of the story together. What I wasn’t so keen on in book one, mellows a little in this offering – namely Lachlan. I’ve said it before; I’m not a huge fan of the dominant, controlling alpha males in books and Lachlan Mount is all that and more. When he sees something he wants, he takes. He makes it happen and he’s had poor Kiera Kilgore in his sights an awfully long time. What I found with his character in book two, was a softening. More emotion played a part for him and while Kiera is finding her backbone, Lachlan appears to be falling for her. He’s careful not to show it, doesn’t particularly like it but it’s the inevitable down slide for him I think. Kiera is going to bring him to his knees in most spectacular fashion.
The author has written this wonderfully, seamlessly knitting together quite a few plot twists and beginning to unravel an intriguing storyline that will hold the attention of the reader from start to finish. There’s plenty of action which is described with intricacy so often times you ‘felt’ the scene unfolding around you. Emotions run heightened throughout although I didn’t feel an overbearing sense of oversaturation and they didn’t pull full weight until right at the end.
I can’t wait for book three. I think it’s going to be explosive – for all the right reasons. Will Lachlan get his HEA?? I’m not sure, but it’s going to be fun reading the rest of their journey. Hugely recommended, I can’t fault this book or author in the slightest. Bring on Sinful Empire – and quickly, please!!
Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.
New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.