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Theirs to Defy

(Marriage Raffle #4)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  711 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Drea and the Commander's Book!
ebook, 461 pages
Published October 4th 2018
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ARRGHHHH. It ate my review....

Basically I said that Drea and Commander Eric Wolford butt heads frequently. Drea is basically a pain the ass to Eric and normally he'd get her married off to get her out of his hair, but Drea is a lesbian and therefore exempt.

When President Goddard is assassinated, Eric is implicated and needs to get out of the Capital before his arch enemy Colonel Arnold Travis, now President, finds him as it would mean certain death.

Acting as a team, Drea & Eric make a dar
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Drea!

Drea is pretty much a BAMF. She's like Samuel L Jackson on steroids. I would not mess with her one little bit. Her husbands are kind of stupid sometimes, but what can you do?

What I liked -

What I didn't like - It needed more editing. There were too many errors. Certain things were worded too grossly. I didn't like that Garrett had slept with club women. The "secret" about who Eric's old friend was was lame because a similar thing happened in book 2 and it was already mentioned before that they were friends or served together or something. It just wasn't new info, so the way the secret was done in this book was lame. The Billy thing was basically
Feb 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This series started out questionable in its plot execution, but it was okay, and I didn't hate it.
Then a second book happened that was not as good with characters, and I didn't much care for any of them.
Then a third, where two characters were okay, but they all seemed stereotyped in some manner, and it dragged.

And then this book.

Too many errors/typos. So, so long.
Too many repeated names-- how many Juans exist? Are they the same generic person and I misse
This was my favorite of the series so far. Drea is unbelievably strong and such a bad-ass.

You could cut the sexual tension between her and Eric with a knife. Adding the others just seemed logical...but not as romantic.

It was great getting some back-story about Drea/Suicide and Eric/Travis...some of these revelations really blew me away. Great Twists!

Continuing on with Sophia's story.
Christine Jalili
Loved this book and was hooked from page one. This is my fave so far from this series. I did cry at one point. Love when I get emotional in a book. Loved how Drea chose her clan. Will she truly open up to her men? I highly recommend this book.
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Melanie S
This reverse harem romance is the REAL DEAL

I'm grateful to the author for this ARC, and I'm giving this review as my honest opinion. Stasia Black's series of reverse harem romances set in a dystopian future has been great so far. I've enjoyed the story of each woman who finds her way to Jacob's Wells, and end up the bride prize to a harem of five men. But secretly, I've always felt something was off about the whole trope. I mean, how come the woman has no real power in the process? If this
Ceeri Jay
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ive been waiting for a while to see how the Commander and Andrea /Drea/ Bella/ Belladonna would work out. Boy was this worth the wait.

Warning: if you want to get the cutesy story and spoilers, Please go right ahead and read someone else's tame review

This review is not it.

Without getting into too much US politics, this is a story fit for its time.

about a strong, feisty woman with a mission who is focussed on a goal to make the dystopian world she is
SBee Reviews
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
~ Drea is one BAD*$$ woman ~

Imprisoned in President Goddard’s personal detention center just for requesting troops to rescue a group of women she had left behind in Nomansland three months ago, Drea does not know how she is going to get herself free. But the assassination of said president sets forth a series of events, including the appearance of Eric Wolford, the founder of the Jacob’s Well community, outside her cell announcing this news. Escape on a motorcycle with Eric runs her
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this series!!

Out of all the books in the series, I enjoyed this one the most. It had a lot of action, twists and turns, unexpected revelations and so much more... It cleared up some storylines, but opened some new ones. I am excited to see where the following book/books(I hope there are several more!) are headed. The author impresses me because she doesn't take the reverse harem genre and dumb it down like I see so many doing. It's not insta love, there is a lot of imaginative and amazing
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
This talented author has written another intriguing reverse harem romance, although it is slightly different to the previous books, I will admit that I really enjoyed reading it.
This book is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is about a strong-willed female (Drea) who is determined to save the women at the all women island of Nomansland and will do anything to ensure this happens, and the five men (her nemesis: Eric, David, Garret, Johnathan & Dr. Billy), who are involved with her. Each of
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

The amount of details that goes into every story of this series boggles my mind. Especially, this book in particular. This is definitely not a cheesy 3/4 sex and 1/4 story here. The story and the details are the foundation to the book. The steamy times, when they happen, are the like the adjectives in which they are there to enhance the story. When they happen it is hotter(and messer) than a Louisiana swamp in August.

Each book in this series gets better and better. In this book we ge
Linda Reads
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reverse Harem, post-apocalyptic tale with a LOT of heat…LOVED it!
In this “new” world where 90% of the woman have been decimated by a disease causing the few remaining females to be prized and combined with multiple men to procreate and continue a very bent social structure, we find Drea. She’s locked in a basement jail while there’s a war going on outside, damnit. But can bars even contain this saucy, strong, belligerent but sensitive woman?
If you like alpha cowboys, military, and/or MC b
Oredeen (honest reviews)
This book follows Drea by far the most badass girl thus far. I thought Vanessa was bamf, bruh Drea. This bitch hides a switch blade in her vagina while she seduces a guy just to cut his dick off.

So back up, Drea was the leader/founder of Nomansland before it was over taken by the black skull MC. We met her in book one when Audrey is captured on her quest to “nomansland” and then they both get saved by Nix, though Drea’s saving requires being tranq’d.
Drea ends up being the daughter of the once
Kelly DeMarco
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing, beautiful, gripping edge of your seat suspense

Theirs To Defy by Stasia Black is absoutely fantastic. This book, for readers who have read the previous, answers many questions and puts Drea and Eric in new light. The state of the world alone is taumatic and tragic, the backstories of Drea and her clan is no less. This group choose each other as family for a variety of reasons, but the overwelming theme throughout all the hardships, danger and evil is together is better.
I love each
Brenna Joyce
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
So realistically this series is pretty much a 3 star read and I think I’m being generous. I totally skimmed the second book because I could see the crap a mile away and all the people with the whining and what not. This installment wasn’t bad per se. It actually started as a favorite. Drea is such a badass character and her story is both sad and inspiring. One of the problems I had was with her “husbands”. I liked how she chose for herself. The Commander was a given and I honestly think this wou ...more
Julia Murdock
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FIRST..let's give applause to another stunning Marriage Lottery installment.
Secondly I must say that this installment was so WHACK-A-FREAKING doodle wild that I am still crawling the walls. This story about a ONE WOMAN ViGILANTE is like so tight. She is rough and tumble. Don't take any SugarHoneyIcedTea from no one. She is determined to burn down that bridge that every bad guy is standing under. Although she is hard as a brick wall nestled in that hardness is a woman lookin
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A continuation of the post-apocalyptic world where 90% of them women have been wiped out due to a pandemic called xterminate. You see two previous characters Drea and Eric, and it is their story along with four others. Eric was the commander of Jacob's Well, Drea was the woman they saved in the first book and was the leader of an island that saved women. However, that island was taken o Dr by bikers and the women trained to be sold, among other things. Later, we meet Billy, a doctor who is addic ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of action and romance!

This has such a strong story line and is written extremely well. It’s the end of the world but the main female character really pulls through and keeps getting stronger. I didn’t read any of the previous books in the series and I found that everything made sense to me, it didn’t feel like I missed anything.

I don’t usually like it when there is more than one point of view, but in this book it really works. You are given really deep and meaningful background
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Theirs to Defy by Stasia Black is book for in her Marriage Raffle Series. Every book can be read as standalone. For better understanding I recommend to read the books in order. The previous books are Theirs to Protect-my favorite in this series that got me hooked real quick-; Their Honeymoon; Theirs to Pleasure band Their Bride.

Drea Valentine is a strong heroine, prickly and she knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. Together with Eric Wolfored aka the cvommander, she's on t
Arlyn Harris
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every time I pick up a new book by this author, not just in this series, I think they cannot possibly be better than the last. But she keeps proving me wrong. And, though I mentioned this in another review from earlier in this series, it bears repeating... This is an series that began with a disclaimer about how the author does not like dystopian settings...coulda fooled me, because she keeps on fleshing out this post and building on the plot along with all of the romance. And the rom ...more
Shelby Olson
I surprisingly liked Drea as a lead. She was kind of half flushed out and annoying in the first three, but her background and change in this book was really quite lovely. This book was much more action heavy, which I surprisingly liked a lot (it was written really well too, which I was pleasantly surprised and grateful for because sometimes ‘genre’ authors don’t always write other types very well). I wish this didn’t have the erotica element though. I would rate it higher if it didn’t have any e ...more
Jennifer Crutchfield
Fourth book in the Marriage Raffle series, but can be read and enjoyed as stand-alone. Full length told in multiple POV with HEA for this "clan". These books keep getting better, with each one I read I get a new favorite! With the ratio of men to woman at 10-1 with the post-apocalyptic world, the town of Jacob's Well have a raffle system where five men "win" and share one bride to marry and make their clan. The characters backstories are so thorough and well written you really are drawn into the ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am ADDICTED to The Marriage Raffle Series but to FINALLY get to read Drea and Eric's story was a dream come true. In the earlier books I could see the "sparks" flying between the two and knew that once they realized what was happening the "explosion" would be something spectacular to read and Stasia DID NOT DISSAPOINT!. There were several surprises thrown in that I had not anticipated and more action than in the previous 3 books. Do not hesitate and go ahead and buy this book because even if I ...more
Danielle Hilliard
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually think this might be the best one so far in the series. The character development in this one was amazing and the dynamic was well done...with the exception of David and Jonathan. I thought that was a strange addition to the group and that they loved each other after only a few weeks, not sure about that one. I get Garrett and Eric and I guess Billy to a lesser extent but I would have thought that realistically feelings for David and Jonathan might have taken a little longer. Look at m ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a little out there, but still good. I can't wait for the next one. Drea is a bad ass! Almost unbelievable, really. And, she can definitely get on your nerves, but once you understand everything she's been through, you start getting who she is and where it all comes from. The best part are her husbands. I loved each one of them. Eric, David and Jonathan are awesome and love Drea unconditionally. While Garrett and Billy certainly have some lacking qualities in their personalities, the ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Drea was a wonderful character full of sass, determination, revenge, commitment and love. She was very complicated and it made for an amazing story. The men she ends up with are the perfect foil for her. The premise of this series is unique but Drea does things differently because that is who she is. It was great to have another look at the same series which wasn't a copycat of the others. I liked the other books in the series just as they are because each woman is unique in her own way. It was ...more
Hope Erica
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4th in the Series

Excellent world building, strong pacing, well defined characters. I generally prefer my romances less graphic—I’m a fade to black kind of person—but the world of this series is compelling, and the plots only get better. CW for sexual violence, graphic violence.
If you are OCD about typos, you may be bothered.

This 4th book centers around two characters that we meet in book one and see peripherally in the other books as well. Drea is tough as nails, focused on rescuing the wom
Shailyn Hoffman
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So much more than a reverse harem romance!!!

I love this series and this book! Andrea is a leader all the way whether she likes it or not. She's strong, independent and a bonafide badass. This is so much more than a reverse harem romance. There's action and I don't just mean the sex. I am just as drawn to the story, the characters and the action as I am to the love scenes. I feel like I'm watching a movie it's so good. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't give details but if thos
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Stasia was born in Georgia, grew up in Texas, recently spent a freezing five-year stint in Minnesota, and now is happily planted in sunny California, which she will never, ever leave.

She loves writing, reading, listening to podcasts, and has recently taken up biking after a twenty-year sabbatical (and has the bumps and bruises to prove it). She lives with her own personal cheerleader,

Other books in the series

Marriage Raffle (5 books)
  • Theirs to Protect (The Marriage Raffle, #1)
  • Theirs to Pleasure (The Marriage Raffle #2)
  • Their Bride (The Marriage Raffle #3)
  • Theirs to Ransom (The Marriage Raffle #5)
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