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The Defender

(Sons of Texas #4)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Their love knows no borders.

A loner who exudes danger, Lev Ivanski has spent his life in service to one man, someone he loves and respects. But things are changing. Rapidly. Lev and his boss have allies and friends and a new mission more important their than business, all because of the Saints. This clandestine organization needs to be taken down, and Lev has the skills to
Published June 11th 2019 by DL Grant, LLC
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Jenny Jo Weir
Yes! I loved the way this one started and the whole dynamic of the entire story! I loved that it was a slow burn and not so much insta-lust. But, surely this is NOT the last book in the series right? I mean, I was expecting the last one to be the dads story, however, now I’m also thinking Max needs to get his own book too so I think there needs to be at least two more books in the works. Fingers crossed.
What a great story it was packed with action and adventure and suspense right from the very first pages.The story had a great cast of character's that were clever,intelligent,resourceful and while running from the bad guys found love and friendship along the way.We absolutely loved it !

The story was packed with a ton romance right from the beginning to end.Lev and Reyna had this amazing connection and chemistry from the onset of their meeting each other.The Saint organization have the hands in a
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I jumped right into this series without reading the prior ones. But no problem at all. It left enough info to catch on easily and since this was focused on a different character it was fine. In fact makes me look forward to backtracking the others. Lev Ivanski was an interesting character, in that he was not army or CIA etc that he was trained in the mafia. Still he possesses a lot of skills and smarts.

He went on a mission that went sideways where he met double agent Reyna Harris. I was hooked a
Sandy S
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars—

RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2019.

Their love knows no borders.

A loner who exudes danger, Lev Ivanski has spent his life in service to one man, someone he loves and respects. But things are changing. Rapidly. Lev and his boss have allies and friends and a new mission more important their than business, all because of the Saints. This clandestine organization needs to be taken down, and Lev has the skills to help. What he doesn’t expect is to be at the mercy of a woman who makes him crave mo
Books and Spoons
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
An Intriguing and grave adventure across the lands and oceans. A life-threatening fight against the evil powers, to save the world from the Saint, even if the price is your life.
I actually thought I had read the previous books in the series, but soon came into a realization that I had not. Yet I didn't feel like that was a problem to be able to follow what was going on in The Defender, how they came out to be in the current situation was well outlined.
And the situation is rather different from
Cathy Geha
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Defender by Donna Grant
Sons of Texas #4

The three Loughman brothers have eatheir romantic suspense novel and found their life partners but the story of the group wanting to rule the world, The Saints, is far from over. In this book we hear how Reyna Harris and Lev Ivanski meet in the Ukraine at the ballet, one is taken hostage, both end up threatened and a cat and mouse race for their lives ensues. Countries are crossed, Saints are dealt with, higher up Saints become part of the story and big
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This is the first book I have read in the series and I have to I was completely blown away. I love a good story that has suspense, romance, and running from the bad to take them down. I was reading and sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen and I was not disappointed. Now I am going to go back and read the series from the beginning so I can get more of the sons of Texas!

The Saints is a bad group that does bad things and does not care who they hurt. The take what t
Shelleen Toland
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Lev Ivanski works for a mob boss and is hired to take down a group called The Saints. He goes under cover and meets up with one of The Saints, Reyna Harris. she is an Ex-CIA operative but is working on the inside of The Saints to take them down. Now that her cover is blown she is on the run with Lev and we get to know them as they are trying to get back home. They have to steal cars, cell phones and boats just to get away and hide from The Saints. This book was filled with a lot of action and I ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Terrific action and adventure in this 4th installment in this wonderful series. The drama continues with the evil Saints wreaking havoc in the Ukraine. Instead of a Loughman this story featuring a sexy Russian mafia Brigadier, Lev, whose joined the fight along with his boss, Sergei, to stop the Saints. When Lev takes the mission he runs into sexy double agent, Reyna. She’s a terrific heroine that’s on a mission to avenge her former partner. Things get interesting when these two join forces and g ...more
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two alone against conspirator forces…

This is the fourth book in the Sons of Texas series.

Brigadier to a Russian mob boss living in the United States, Lev Ivanski, at the request of his Pakhan is sent to Kiev, Ukraine to foil an assassination attempt of the Saints, a secret global organization that has infected governmental agencies worldwide and that needs to be destroyed. He’s unsuccessful when he runs into a beautiful woman with the skills to thwart and kidnap him, not an easy feat, she’s also
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 6/15/19/.


Though I do wish I had read the first books in the series already–-more so that I’d know their stories, not because I feel like I had to; Grant does a good job of telling us what we need to know about the series without hitting us over the head about it–-I really didn’t feel too lost starting at book 4. This book's couple are really the main focus here--other books' couples definitely have a more supporting role--so you honestly don't have
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Defender is the fourth book in the Sons of Texas series by Donna Grant. The main characters are Lev, whom we have met in the previous books, and Reyna a brand new character. The story is not entirely told from their point of view and we get to see some of the story through the eyes of some old and some new characters.

I started reading the book hoping that it would be the last in the series. Why? Because I want to see the Saints going down. Hard. The last part of the epilogue though got me h
Books 2 Blog
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

If you’re into Jason Bourne type stories, The Defender might just be your next great stand alone read and/or your next great series. The author does a fantastic job giving life to Lev and Reyna’s love story in an intriguing and exhilarating addition to the Sons of Texas series.

When this dropped onto my kindle, I couldn’t wait to read it. However, I had to take an extra couple days out of my reading schedule for a precocious 9 year old sprite. That said, once I started this fast paced d
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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*** ARC kindly provided by Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review ***

Donna Grant’s Sons of Texas is a thrilling series, in which readers are immersed into a fast paced adventure, started with brothers who returned back home to fight against a criminal organization.

As the Loughman clan growing, this next step to stop The Saints was to tell Lev and Reyna’s story. Meeting at a time when it’s war, might working in different teams firsthand and becoming allies and more until the end.

Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Finally, Lev's story. This enigmatic man has held my interest since he first appeared on the pages of the Sons of Texas series. Coming up from the dark side of the streets he's always appeared as a hard stiff exact man handing out judgement even death. In this book the reader will see the hidden sides to his character and fall more in love with him as a person.

The Defender storyline is complicated, complex and intermingled with two independen
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

I don't think it matters what genre Donna Grant writes. She's very eloquent and her descriptions are vivid. The Defender focuses on Lev and Reyna...both spies trying to take down an organization called the Saints. Though Saint describes no one in that organization.

As you'll tell from the book description Lev and Reyna start out on opposite sides of the fence. He the good guys she the bad. There's something that initially tells her she can trust
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it

Book four of the series and I jump right in, smart move on my part but it was okay it gave enough information and the happening up until this book that I felt caught up even if I still wish I had read the previous books prior to this one. Donna Grant does an excellent job blending together the excitement of running for your life and two people falling in love. It was an exciting read, Lev and Reyna running from the Saints, fighting for their lives, falling in love, and realizing they b
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again I start a series in the middle not at the beginning.

Lev traveled to Kiev on a mission to thwart an assassination planned by the group known as 'The Saints'. Now Saints is not what I would call this group that has infiltrated governments and corporations to coerce people to do their bidding.

The Saints reach is long and dangerous to anyone who opposes them. Rayna managed to infiltrate them after they killed her partner. She has been looking for a way to take them down internally.

What we
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth installment of the Sons of Texas series. Although it can be read as a standalone I recommend reading all of the books in order.

I have been waiting for Lev’s story since he was first introduced in book 2. And I was not disappointed. Lev has always been a very intriguing mysterious character to me and Reyna was the perfect match for him. The chemistry between them never felt forced. Through the events of the book their relationship moved from enemies to companions to lovers.

Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The latest in the Sons of Texas series by Donna Grant takes us to Russia into an action packed romance. We have Lev, doing everything he can to make things right for the man who has taken him in like a son, yet fighting a past that still haunts him. Then we have Reyna, spy extraordinaire realizing her life is not all sunshine like she thought. All in all Donna Grant doesn't disappoint in taking us across the country in this action pack suspense. I loved that even though they are wanted by this t ...more
Pauline Hallick
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series. Sons of Texas combines hot Texas military men, hot Russians, intelligent strong women and a secret organization called the Saints that they are all trying to bring down.

This is book 4 in the series has Lev sent to Kiev in an attempt to foil a plot by the Saints. Instead he is captured by Reyna a member of the Saints.

Reyna lost her partner to the Saints and has been working within the organization to bring them down. But when she doesn't turn in Lev, she knows her time with th
Denise Van plew
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With this author I usually read her paranormal or Highlander ones but the title to this series drew me in so I had to do that one thing do not care to jump into a series midstream. This author has mad skills in writing so thought it also would be a good chance it would be worth it. That was it sure was worth it too once I started it was one hard to lay down. Lev and Reyna both take you on this adventure with heat to boot. Reyna would more than not catch my interest thanks to her background and t ...more
Kari Hansen
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Lev is assigned a task by the one man he can’t say deny, it sets him on a collision course with a woman who will change his life.

Reyna is a former CIA agent who has pentrated a group of well trained, highly skilled operatives to get information about their dangerous activities.

When her true identity is exposed it brings her and Lev together and sends them on an action packed adventure where the only people they can truly trust is each other. Full of twists, suspense and hot chemistry it was
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
While not new to reading Donna Grant, her Sons of Texas series isn't one of her series that I've read.  After reading The Defender, I'll be picking up the three previous in the series to catch up. 

The Defender was a read I couldn't put down.  DG gives us Lev Ivanski and Reyna Harris.  While I may not have initially thought an ex-CIA operative and someone with mob ties would be perfectly matched, I loved Reyna and Lev together.  Their story is filled with action, chemistry, and romance that kept
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy wow! This book has my head in a fog, a huge book hangover. I'm ashamed that this was my first Donna Grant book. I'm so glad that I started with this book that absolutely owned my heart and soul.

The characters hate each other but need each other to succeed. This is a hang on the edge of your seat,turning the pages so fast that you might break your kindle. This book was so thrilling with never a dull moment. When the sparks start flying, it suddenly becomes extremely hot even in the air condi
This is the first book I have read in this series and let me tell you what a story. OH man I am hooked on this series now. Lev and Reyna meet under intense moments and keep the intensity going through out.

Lev is very loyal and determined to bring down The Saints, but as he was hunting them down he stumbles on a beauty, Reyna. Reyna is working covertly with The Saints, or is she? Reyna is on badass woman that throughout the story you root for her to get revenge.

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Erin Remen
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another action-packed, edge of your seat race to escape the vicious Saints that will stop at nothing to see their agenda come to fruition. Lev and Reyna travel across Poland, to the Baltic Sea and on through Sweden and Norway desperately trying to stay ahead of them, whilst giving into the passion that holds them captive to each other. It's explosive and all encompassing and has them fighting to stay together, for a future they dare not hope for. Allies are few and the enemy is abundant and life ...more
Helen Maddix
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Continuation of the exciting story

This is the 4th book in this series, and they just keep getting better and better. Lev"s story takes us deeper into the fight against the Saints. If you like books set in contemporary society, with action, mystery, and romance, then the Sons of Texas will be right up your alley. Cannot wait for the next book. Donna Grant writes wonderful, well thought out books that will keep you up late reading, and waiting, for her next one. 5 Stars isn't enough!
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strength and Skill

I always loved reading about a strong female character who wasn’t afraid to show her intelligence and undercover skills. Reyna’s strength of character grabbed me from the beginning. What I enjoyed the most was Lev. He recognized Reyna’s skills from their first encounter. It was enjoyable to read how this strong alpha male came to appreciate fighting and eluding the Saints, with Reyna at his side. Lev and Reyna complemented each other and fell in love along the way. This has bec
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I didn't know what to expect from it and that's why I was wary about it but it was so good. It had romance, it had action, it had suspense. It had it all! Lev is so BA and though that was never called into question I wasn't sure how it would fit into the larger storyline. With Reyna by his side I'm sure we aren't done seeing these two. And that epilogue with Maks!! It was everything!

**I received an ARC for an honest review**
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