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(Chicago Defiance MC #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  513 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Isn't it funny?
The way your life can alter in the blink of an eye.

My club – constantly under siege by the Italian mafia.
My city – in a war lasting two generations caused by our fathers.

Yet, in amongst the turmoil, I met her.
In a froyo store.
This sassy woman who’s ready to throw down and defend her friends against my brothers and me.
But we aren't the enemies in this story
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Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yummy-bikers

Resistance is my first read from K.E. Osborn and was a great introduction to her writing. I thought the story was very intriguing and the characters were all very easy to like. It's no secret that the MC genre is a favorite of mine, and there are a ton of books out in it. So reading this book and seeing how Ms. Osborn was able to still put her own unique spin on a genre that already has so many different authors writing in it was amazing.

I did wish there was a little more romance shown between
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews

Resistance by KE Osborn

Chicago Defiance MC Book#1

Heely and Torque’s story is sweetness coated in danger and topped with ultimate resistance!

Torque is the President of the Defiance MC. Like all Motorbike Clubs, their members are their brothers, the club is their home. They will defend their family and territory with their very lives. The Andretti’s (Italian Mafia) threatens both. The ongoing war between them shifts when a mysterious new comer stirs the pot in a dangerous and deadly game o
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Let’s start with the cover:

How gorgeous is it?

Then, the blurb…

This story isn't full of partying and fun – it's chaos, carnage, deception, and lies.

SOLD IT. I was all up with that.

But then I started reading and… it was not what I was expecting. I struggled a little bit reading it but some of the characters, specially Heeley's brother and sister, made the book worth finishing.

It was not that I didn't like the major characters, it was that I didn't feel their chemistry—it felt forced. Also, Torqu
Michelle Krystel
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. This was very first book by this author. As soon as she sent me the blurb I was like he'll yes I love Mc romances they are best kind! Torque is not your average biker president yes he is demanding and gets what he wants. But he also knows when to reel it in, he has a bit of soft side. Which is extremely admirable. But he's also one sexy bad ass. Heely I love her sass, how she doesn't let men wa ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars
Ehhhhhhh this just didn’t grab me or even keep me invested. There was a lot going on and I just couldn’t connect with Torque and Heeley, idk, they just didn’t mesh for me:(

Will I continue with this series, probably not.
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
This review MAY contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

I really didn't like this book. It had some redeeming qualities, but there were too many things that irked me to actually like it. If I'm being honest, I almost stopped reading around the 30% mark simply because I was bored and had no desire to continue reading. It's a bloody miracle that I did decide to go on. I am not the type of person to DNF a book, otherwise, this one would have definitely been abandoned.

I am just going to start off w
I was so thrilled to read this new MC Romance, and even more thrilled to find out it was the beginning of a new series!! So I started reading with my fingers crossed that it would be a really good one!!

OMG!!! Where do I start? And how do I explain to you why this is an outstanding MC Romance?! And ESPECIALLY how do I do this without gushing out a bunch of oh I love it, I love it, I love it!! Which I do!!

Anyway, let me see...where to start. Well, how about this! There is both the Chicago Defiance
Oct 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. I was more interested in other characters (like Sensei!) than I was the two main characters. I may give book two a try but not right away.
Kathryn Kelly
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I cannot say too much because I don't want to give the storyline away. Heeley and Torque's story was amazing! I loved every moment of the ride K.E. took us on! The danger and passion will keep you at the edge of your seat. This is a great beginning to a new series. Welcome, Defiance MC!
Rebecca Delgrosso Kennedy
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 Stars

I enjoyed this book SO much! Sometimes you’re given and ARC and you cross your fingers that you’ll like it or at least find some good things to say about the book. With Resistance, I didn’t have to worry at all. It’s a quick read and it kept me interested the whole time. Reading it gave me serious Sons of Anarchy vibes in the very best way. The two main characters are very likable. The guy, Torque, who even though he’s an alpha male, isn’t obnoxiously so. And Heely, the good girl med
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*WARNING* for adults due to sexual content and some fun violence.
Torque is the President of the Defiance MC, he has lived through some devastation. Torque thinks of the MC as his family and always puts them before himself. Torque and a few of his brothers needed a place to lay low one evening and they ducked into a Froyo shop, that's where he saw her.
Heeley does not want to do into the family business. Dairy, I've cream, froyo, is NOT what Harley wants for her life. Heeley wants to be a doctor.
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot Damn!!!!!! Resistance will have you gripped and held hostage to the pages from the start. KE Osborn knows how to take us on one hell of a ride when it comes to her MC series and Torque and Heeley’s story is perfect proof of that. This first book in the Chicago Defiance is witty, full of angst and grit, packed full of drama and has some seriously steamy scenes that might just melt you to the core. You will not only fall in love with this couple but the whole entire club. If you haven’t yet pu ...more
LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog

I have to admit I went into this book by K E Osborn just from a video shared on FB and she just rocked my world. This action packed adventure drew me in and tilted my world on its axis and that ending was just explosive. I can’t wait for the next one!!!
Lisa Book Shelf

Book 1 introduced too Harley and the Pres of the biker club. An accidental meeting becomes hot and dangerous in this book. When new trouble comes to Chicago
Bonnie Mancuso
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
INCREDIBLE BEGINNING!!! I love a good MC story, and KE Osborn doesn't disappoint. The storyline is incredible. Action packed and full of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are amazing. Torque is one hot, sexy, bad boy, alpha biker. He's the president of Defiance MC. He meets Heeley when bursts into her families froyo shop in his attempt to escape the Andretti. Heeley is a little spitfire. I absolutely love her character. She's studying to be a doctor. She rid ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. From the moment I started the characters just grabbed my attention and the story held my interest right to the end. It was fast paced, and full of surprises which kept me guessing. The tough guy Torque had all the usual MC alpha male traits and more which made him a very interesting character and Heely’s a “good girl” but no pushover, she worked as a med student and makes extra money at her parents Froyo store.
I enjoyed how this story came together. There was twists and drama
Lee-anna Dunk
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Holy yakooza batman we have another set of hot alpha bad boy bikers to make our panties melt clean off our ass's.. As usual K.E Osborn brings a lil something something to the table and never let's her readers down. with this brand new MC series to add to her ever growing repertoire. Readers will enjoy this book that brings a brotherhood together in the face of uncertainty a long drawn out war that started over a decade ago that began with Torques father and the head of the Italian mafia . yet du ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG Ms. Osborn has done it again. Resistance is wonderfully written with characters you can not only believe in but they will get under your skin and feel like family. As for the storyline, that is where she has blown me away once again. She has a magically way with words that just seem to make the storyline come to life as you read along. I could actually see and feel the action, the turmoil, the characters personal struggles and inner feelings as I turned the pages.

Torque, the president of the
Lisa Sylva (The Book Bistro)
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m Lovin’ This MC Already!

I began reading the book and at first I thought - what in the world?? Bikers and Frozen Yogurt??? Well, that ended quickly as I kept reading and let me just say that this book is only the beginning of “I need more Defiance”.

I have to admit that I have never read a KE Osborn book before, my mistake! She’s good, real good! As far as I can see, she rocks the whole MC genre. I will be a part of this series till the end and that’s a promise. I was very impressed with the w
Ga Books LoverX
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I freaking loved this book. I am a huge fan of MC books and when I read the blurb I was like really, a froyo chick as a potential old lady, is this going to work? Heck yeah it is going to work because Heely is so much more than that and this book was pretty legit!

Heely- Froyo legacy working in her parents froyo shop while she dreams of becoming a doctor and helping people. She is fiery, loyal, has a huge heart, and likes to live a little on the dangerous side.

Kathryn Linke
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Resistance is the first title in The Chicago Defiance MC series, and although I've read several of Ms Osborn's previous MC titles this was my favourite by far.

If you enjoy a plot full of drama, intrigue, action and the occasional touch of humor, look no further than Torque and Heeley's story. The story is well paced, and the writing is quite enthralling, the combination of crime families, mafia and MC is unique and a few unexpected twists and turns makes for a read full of suspense, h
Katie Blythe
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Ryan O’Shea, or Torque as he is called, is the leader of a Chicago Motorcycle Club. He and his men are the rivals to another club, led by Enzo Andretti. Their grandfathers started the war between them and it hasn’t let up yet. Some of Torque’s men were in Andretti territory, and after they were caught, they gave chase. To give them the slip, they duck into a froyo shop owned by a girl named Heeley. She is shocked and upset
First things first; I freaking love the cover to this book!
I devoured this book in one sitting and was left wanting more.
I really like Heeley. I like her sass and her personality. She is the type of character I would want to be friends with. I liked that she gave Torque a chance more than once. The chemistry between Torque/Rylan and Heeley was instant. I loved them as a couple and was happy that Torque got his second chance at love.
I really liked Surge. I liked that he was happy for Torque to
Mandy Parmenter
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Torque is the President of the Defiance MC whilst Heely is a medical student who works in her family's Froyo store to both help them and have some kind of an income. They would strike you as two sides of a coin until they meet and there is an instant attraction. However he has 2 problems to handle - the club owned by the MC is having issues with the local mafia (Andretti family) and the second one - the fathers of both families have a historic feud over the city too. Can their fledgling relation ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you do when a group of bikers chooses to hide in your store? Heeley surprises the men by not being scared of them and defends her turf which has Torque all twisted up. Torque is the president of the Chicago Defiance with huge responsibilities. When he found himself in a no-win situation with their rivals, the Andretti’s, he lands in a frozen yogurt store to hide. What he doesn’t expect is to find a woman full of sass and confidence. Heeley is studying to be a doctor so when Torque pursue ...more
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I have really enjoyed almost every MC book I've ever read. This one was no exception and was a great start to a new MC series. We not only get the MC club, but also the Italian Mafia, one badass but sweet biker and one very independent and educated woman. Most times you would not see a MC president as a somewhat sweet hero, but in this case we really have to consider the heroine he's wooing. Heely's a college med student working in her parents frozen yogurt shop. I think this is the only way to ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is the first time I’ve read this author and I was blown away. I love starting a new series and I hope this will be a good one. If the first book was anything to go by it will be fantastic. Torque is the President of the Chicago Defiance MC. He is a bada$$ alpha male. He then meets Heely at her family owned froyo shop when trying to escape from the Andretti mafia. And oh my goodness she is a sassy little thing. Heely is quick witted and gives Torque a run for his money. She is a me
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Resistance is the first book in The Chicago Defiance MC.
I really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars it is so freaking good!!
Within in the first couple of pages I was already smiling. I had a instant girl crush on Heeley that girl had some serious sass and the way she handled the club when she first meet them was like a high five moment. Rylan “Torque” O’Shea is hot hot hot. He is a dirty talking sexy biker but man he is such a sweetheart. I loved the secondary characters they were fu
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you .. KE Osborne has roared this Defiance MC right into your heart like Torque road right over Heeley’s heart when he stormed into her store !! When the President of the Defiance MC Club took refuge in a frozen yogurt shop he never ever thought his heart would be on the line along with his life.

Heeley was a medical student studying to be a doctor but when this unexpected man came in to her life out of the blue she couldn’t grasp the fact and the feelings she felt for this man in suc
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable new MC series.

So I'm not a big MC fan, but I have to say that K.E. Osborn does MC good. And as I'm learning from her books - expect the unexpected. This one will definitely have you clamoring for Book 2.

Torque and Heeley are quite the unlikely pair. Torque happens to enter Heeley's family froyo store and their lives are never the same. Heeley is studying to be a doctor, so she knows better than to get mixed up with one of the local MC gangs or so she thinks.

Torque has taken over the pr
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Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry, and get completely enveloped with the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t

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