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(Civil Corruption #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  589 ratings  ·  129 reviews
Declan Forrester is arrogant, selfish, and insanely sexy.
He was the very first boy I ever loved.
Then fame and fortune turned him into a man I no longer recognized.
I tried to give him everything he needed, and in return...
he broke my heart.

Now he’s back, and he wants to make things right.
What started as love turned to hate.
I told myself I’d never fall for him again,
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published May 3rd 2018
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Update: I went and finished just so I can say nothing made it better, it got worse and the heroine became an even bigger push over and the hero did absolutely nothing that redeemed himself in my eyes. I dont need a book to be completely safe, I have an open mind but the journey to forgiveness just didnt work for me on any level in terms of what he did, he just got a pass bc he is hot.

DNF @70%

Spoilers, this book is not safe at all safety readers!

Sounded interesting but of course the heroine is pr
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another if Jessica Prince writes it I love it moments. Gah. I am so glad I’m not into safe. I live for angst and overcoming Man Whore ism. It’s a real affliction. Full review to follow.

Full Review

Safe readers need not apply. But let me say this to you...You miss SO many amazing stories of love conquering all by playing it "safe" life isn't safe. It's dirty, nasty, gritty, choices get made that have consequences that are felt way after the buzz settles. This is one reason I love reading all stori
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
"I've been yours since you pulled up on that bike when you were seven years old and kicked me in the shin for insulting you."

Check out the big goobery grin on my face. That’s my “holy crap did I love that book and I can’t wait for more” smile. I just finished Defile. I read it in one sitting—not even getting up for a cup of coffee. It was that fantastic.

Declan and Tatum have been best friends since they were seven years old. They were friends then lovers then over . . . and in the ten years th
Lu Bielefeld **
This story has been told many times before.
Rock star gets involved with fame, drugs and women and ends up cheating.
Our heroine catches him in the act, but he is so stoned he does not even notice anything.
The couple separate.
She hates him and he feels abandoned ... blames her. Poor rock star!
He does hate songs and she is the muse.
Years go by... 10 years
They meet again.
Some drama happens and both resume the relationship.
Love is in the air!
The end.
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Cheaters will cheat over and over and 2 weeks after the epilogue he cheats again I bet it!
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"'My Crimson'
'My storm on the horizon'"

This book is a standalone that is also a part of Civil Corruption series. Bringing us the story of Tate and Declan, it has everything we love: second chance romance, friends to lovers, angst, fun, sexiness and sooo much love.

"Burning with passion, the intensity cuts like a knife
like the blood through ny veins
My Crimson gives me life
I'm tangled and twisted in her, content to live in my chains
Without her passion and soul, only a shell of me remains"

This book
Jessica Prince
Apr 19, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
May 27, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose
***5 ‘Crimson & Storm’ Stars***

So, I did the whole “I’ll just take a peak” thing this morning and...well...I kinda devoured the book.
Like the entire thing.
And it’s not a BAD thing per se, but you know...I had that workthing to do, so…

But once I start Defile, putting it down wasn’t an option. From start to finish Declan and Tatum’s story was addicting. I mean if you want the ALL the feels, this book has them all. You’ll sigh and swoon, you’re panties will melt, you’ll want to pull you
Happily Mary After
Defile is the second book in the Civil Corruption series, and I had not read the first, which isn’t a problem as they are stand-alones, but I immediately went and downloaded Corruption after finishing Defile. I love this sexy, messy second-chance romance and adore these friends and bandmates in this series.

Tatum and Declan were best friends as kids and transitioned to lovers in high school. They were the forever-kind of couple until Declan’s band hit it big and he made some horrible, immature ch
2.5* . Neither the H or the h were particularly likeable in my opinion but this was another entertaining enough read. It hit the spot whiling away a few hours while I was not feeling well.
Dilek VT
Oct 25, 2018 marked it as nope
Cheating-separation for 10 years-forgive/forget what he has done- HEA
Nope, not my cuppa...
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Candice Marie

Oh this book!

Based on their appearances in Corrupt, I knew that Declan and Tate had a long and complicated past, but wow, I wasn’t quite prepared for exactly how heart wrenching it would be to experience their story!

I really enjoyed the fact that the author delved into their past in great detail in order to give us the full story.

Because of that, it was easy for me to become emotionally invested into every single feeling they experienced as friends, lovers, and enem
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I need to know what is in the water where Jessica lives? I need to know what she's ingesting that's giving her the brain fuel to write these books, but she should bottle and sell it! She'd make a killing!!
Those boys of Civil Corruptions will ruin your heart! Bad boy rock stars with ooey gooey centers? YES. and PLEASE!
Defile is about Tate and Declan. Declan is the lead singer of Civil Corruption and Tate has been his best friend since they were 7 years old. When they turned 15, things changed,
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018reads
4.5 stars

I'm on a rocker streak lately. This one had a second chance feel to it as well. I didn't know Defile would have a childhood sweethearts trope but I'm glad. I like those types of starts. Tatum has been tight with Civil Corruption even before they got big which is a huge plus. It all ties in with the previous storyline in Corrupt with their manager issues carrying it out to the cause of their issues and the bands.

Certainly fame has it's downside and caused a rift between Declan and Tate.
April Symes
Defile is the second book in the Civil Corruption series and it is a fantastic followup to Corrupt. This is Tate and Declan’s story and what a story this was. Tatum and Declan were best friends as kids and progressed into lovers in high school. They were the forever in love, forever together type of couple until Declan’s band hit the bigtime and Declan made some stupid, immature choices at that time in his life. His choices caused him to completely break Tatum’s heart badly and they haven’t spok ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an AWESOME STORY! Every moment of it was pure joy because it was the perfect friends to lovers to enemies to lovers story!
I felt with Tatum and Declan right from the beginning and totally enjoyed the development of their relationship!
All those ups and downs, their problems they had to deal with, their intense and sensual times together and every other moment - AWESOME!
I LOVED the first book of the Civil Corruption and I thought I couldn't love any ot
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I need to know what is in the water where Jessica lives? I need to know what she's ingesting that's giving her the brain fuel to write these books, but she should bottle and sell it! She'd make a killing!!
Those boys of Civil Corruptions will ruin your heart! Bad boy rock stars with ooey gooey centers? YES. and PLEASE!
Defile is about Tate and Declan. Declan is the lead singer of Civil Corruption and Tate has been his best friend since they were 7 years old. When they turned 15, things changed,
Nancy Metsch
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book.
I loved the friends to lovers then to really messed up. That's the best way to describe Tatum and Declan. They have been best friends since they were 7. Which by the way is my very favorite part of this story.
The other part that I really loved is that Civil corruption started off as 5 boys trying to make a name for themselves. And Tatum was there every step of the way, The 6 of them got so tight they considered each other family. Bur some where along the way Declan starte
Cait's Creatures
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

How do you forgive someone when they cheated on you? When they broke the promises they made to you? When you and the love of your life are falling apart? Can you find love with the person that broke you again?

I hate cheating. If a book has cheating in it, I'm done. It gives me anxiety and hives. I once read a book with cheating in it, and had anxiety for WEEKS, and DNF, but then read the second book to make sure they were ok. I've never been cheated on, but it's a trigger for me and I start frea
Fiona Fog
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Declan and Tatum met when they were kids. The first meeting resulted in her kicking him. He was not impressed. But when Declan arrived at school as the new kid these two became best friends. That friendship grew to include Garrett, Killian, Mace and Will. This group was tight all through their school years. Though both Tatum and Declan's friendship grew into something more. Love. And a love for music. The times these two spent together, writing songs and talking about forever even at that young ...more
Sunny Shelly Reads
I have been waiting for the rest of the Civil Corruption series ever since I read Corrupt back in September! Now we get Declan and Tatum's story in Defile.

The first few chapters are the set-up to how Civil Corruption came to be, all because Tatum kicked Declan's shin when they were 7-year-olds riding their bikes. It was love at first sight, but it takes traveling an awfully bumpy road before these two get to their HEA. We see how their friendship grows from best friends to first kisses to first
Nightbird Novels
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Tatum Valentine was once everything to Declan Forrester. But, a lifetime of friendship and being the love of each others lives isn't quite enough when faced with his band, Civil Corruption's swift and meteoric success. When their relationship splinters, Tatum does the one thing Declan asked her never to do... and he now hates her for it...


I freaking loved this book!! It was simply everything you could wish for in a second chance romance. Tatum and Declan wer
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Hands down! Defile is my favorite book written by Jessica Prince. I truly fell for Civil Corruption with book one. But something with Tate's and Declan's story drew me in since it was introduced. Their childhood friendship that grew into a partnership when it came to love. When Declan made the ultimate betrayal, I could only place blame on him. I agreed with Tate all the way that what he did was the reason these two were destroyed. When he wanted to explain, I was shaking my head no along with h ...more
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May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Defile is book 2 in the Civil Corruption series. This can absolutely be read as a stand-alone – but seriously, don’t you want to read ALL of this author’s books??

This is one of those stories that I said I would only read for 1 chapter to get a feel for it before I went to sleep. Well just 2 more chapters. Well in for a penny – in for a pound I say and might as well finish it. Sometimes being an adult is hard you guys.

From the very beginning this book has it all. Angst and anger, love and friend
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Defile by Jessica Prince is the second book in the Civil Corruption Series. The previous book, Corrupt is Gwen and Garretts story. Every book in the series can easily be read as a standalone. I recommend to read the books in order.

Defile is a rockstar romance and tells Declan and Tatums story.

Declan Forrester is the lead singer of Civil Corruption. Hes a arrogant, egotistical and hot man species. Tatum was his first love, but fame and fortune changed him. He broke her heart and her breakup was a
Garden Of REden
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amy's Review

By the time I finished Corrupt, the first book in the Civil Corruption series, I was aching to get Tate and Declan's story.  From what little we were given of their past my mind was whirling with possibilities and the need to see them together and whole.  I went into this book expecting greatness and I got it!

Tate and Declan's story was an epic romance at it's best.  There was so much between not only these characters but between the band and her as a whole.  This book wrecked me emo
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading "Corrupt", and getting a sneak preview into "Defile", I was sure that I was more than ready for Tate & Declan's story. Boy, was I wrong?! Like, "Corrupt", I couldn't put it down. I couldn't help but sink into the pages!

Best friends from the age of 7, there's always been a connection between Tatum & Declan. Becoming each other's better half seemed like it was preordained, but then, life doesn't always play nice, does it? For ten years, they've both hurt while still being hop
Jan Cassi
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just love Jessica Prince, her books are amazing. I always say I will not cry when I read one of her books, but somehow I always end up crying.

Defile is the second book in the Civil Corruption series, if you read Corrupt you will know who Declan is. Declan is a hard headed, cold/sweet, confusing guy. He is someone who doesn't show affection often, he has loved one person in his whole life and he knows no one will ever compare to her. Declan had it all, fame, the girl, and money. But Declan bein
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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, she’s first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmother’s love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.

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Civil Corruption (4 books)
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