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Defiant

(American Street Kings #2)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  160 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Infatuation is a dangerous thing.

It devours you. Manipulates you. Owns you.

You can try to ignore it, try to move past it. But it’s more powerful than you. It won’t let go.

The day I first saw him, infatuation dug its claws into my soul. I couldn’t stop it. Everything faded. Except him.

My infatuation blinded me. Made me see what it wanted me to see. Now I’m lost within the l
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Published August 28th 2019
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Nikki  Malan
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Defiant by Bella J
Please read Depraved before continuing with Defiant.
He is a monster in her eyes. Nothing will change that, and nothing will help the guilt she feels herself. This life is not black and white, it’s not easy, and sometimes, truths are kept to protect others. Granite can’t help the guilt he feels, for letting his club down, but more for hurting the one woman that means everything to him. When the MC takes a vote they force Granite's hand. Will this be the turning point for him and
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Snow
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent writing by Bella J, as usual...

BUT there was smth missing in the plot...it seemed a bit flat at certain points in the story like with no concrete action yet slow flowing motion and that somehow felt like "out of place"/misplaced, like it shouldn't be there in the first place.

Other than that, Bella J always leads her characters towards their HEA and delivers the goods! *wink*
Harry
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After a long time i read a very good mc series
Depraved and Defiant....
Very very hot...
Sinful
Definitely recommended
Looking forward for more American Street Kings
Robyn Corcoran
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for She’s a Lip Biter Blog
Just like the first book, Depraved, this second book is absolutely absorbing from the very first page. Terrifying but absorbing!

The descriptions are so real it’s uncanny. There is no doubt, no haziness at all as to what is happening and how each character is feeling in each scene; the visuals as you read are truly like being at the movies. As well, you experience the full gambit of emotions and honesty at times feel a little wrung out. Yet at other times I was
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World Of Books 65
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
DEFIANT - resistant, obstinate, uncooperative, non-compliant, recalcitrant, confrontational, challenging; This book is all these things and more! If you thought the 1st book Depraved was mind blowing then the second is explosive.

Love sometimes isn't pretty add in obsession and it can be over powering for Alyx and Granite these emotions have the potential to either destroy them both or be the one true thing we are search for!

As the club go into hiding after the brutal kidnapping of Neon the Ameri
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Kylee
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Defiant is the second book in the American Street Kings series and this book is gritty, raw and packed full of chaos and mayhem. Granite will show us that underneath that hard exterior hides the heart of a lion. Alyx will be consumed by guilt and it will take Granite having his hand forced to disclose the truth that may just release her from this. As an obsession with each other becomes so much more, this ride to acceptance might just be one full of unexpected twists and turns. Their story will ...more
Julie
Part #2 in this amazing series takes off with a bang, and we are once again drawn into the terrifying world of the American Street Kings MC.

Alyx finds herself consumed with guilt, and Granite continues to dominate, he has to, he has to be committed to his decisions and show his authority in the club.

The story’s terrific, there’s intense action, violence, mystery, betrayal and steamy scenes. And Granite and Alyx still fight their way through their strange and damaged relationship, will they ever
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Sara
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've won an ebook copy of Defiant and I'm so glad I entered the giveaway because I really needed it. I started Defiant right after Depraved, the first book of this duet and I must say, these are the best MC books I've ever read. Alyx and Granite were really made for each other.
Can't wait for the next story of one more of the American Street Kings.

5 BIG stars *****
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 bad ass stars!!! I am in love with this book!!

This is book two in the “American Street King’s” series and can not be read as a stand alone. This book continues on right from where “Depraved” left off. Alyx and Granite’s story continues on...

First of all, this series is crazy good. I am in love with some American King’s!! I need all their stories right now!! This book brought me closer to Onyx and Ink. I’m am so fucking intrigued. Alyx and Granite are still perfect. I love the dark with the lig
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EpicRomanceReviews
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Dnf at 20%.

I had high hopes for this American Street Kings series because I FREAKING ADORE Bella J’s dark romances, and her devilishly sexy anti-heroes are to die for!!! But, sadly, this duet was a miss for me....

While far from perfect, book one, DEPRAVED, had potential but DEFIANT really fell apart for me.

There was no forward progression of the plot in the first five chapters—and zero H&h interaction. Just oodles of gratuitous violence, a ton of rehashing of past events, and a lot of sulk
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Claudia Cardoz
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE A PERFECT DUET.... THAT'S NOT ONLY THRILLING, SHOCKING BUT ALSO MADE YOU EXTREMELY HAPPY AND SATISFIED!!! 😍❤❤❤.
I can't describe my feelings, how much Defiant has not only taken me on a wild ride as always once again 😉 but also mended my heart which DEPRAVED had shredded to smithereens.
First of, when I started the book, I went all in and just when I've started BOOM!!!!!! in my face.. Was thrown something that had me like.... WHAAAAA😲😲😲😲😲.
It's actually weird with how much thi
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Jan
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
DEFIANT is the second part to Alyx and Granite's story and cannot be read as a standalone.

Following on from the first book DEPRAVED, the angst, danger, threats from a club rival and bloodshed continue while Alyx who is the Police commissioners daughter also still remains a captive to the American street Kings MC and under Granite's spell.

This is no ordinary captive falling for her captor kind of romance, Alyx and Granite already had this weird lust from a distance, through a window thing going
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This book is just what I expected, hoped for and definitely what I needed. Though I still want more! It’s dark and twisted, gruesome at times but has some much needed tender moments. There are times in this book that the scene is so vivid I felt like I was there watching it unfold. It is emotionally draining and tough to read at times. It is also fantastic!

I knew it or I hoped it was true. Granite has a big secret and I’m glad they called him on it and made him come clean. I liked him more in th
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Heather Whitaker Red Hatter Book Blog
I'm trying to figure out just how to word this review.. I have been waiting for this book, because I needed to know just how things were going to play out. Defiant picks up where Depraved leaves off. So as you know We get an inside look at Alyx and Granite and their infatuation with one another. Alyx gets a hard lesson in everything is not always black and white. There are many shades of gray, and the MC works within these shades.
However, being faced with certain hard truths help her grow as a p
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Renee
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Infatuation is a dangerous thing. It devours you. Manipulates you. Owns you. You can try to ignore it, try to move past it. But it's more powerful than you. It won't let go. The day I saw him infatuation dug it's claws into my soul. I couldn't stop it. Everything faded. Except him. My Infatuation blinded me. Made me see what it wanted me to see. Now I'm lost within the lie. Caged by the beast. In the
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Jayne
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Defiant is the second book in the American Street Kings MC saga, and it is a perfect continuance to the first book, Depraved. It does conclude but leaves open future adventures.

The push and pull between Alyx and Granite continues but with a deeper meaning, leading towards life-altering decisions on the part of both of them. I loved this story; it rang true and believable, and it made me want for these two to finally find their peace and happiness together. And to me, this is a sign of good ficti
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Emlovesreading
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book is so, so good! I loved Depraved & the complex relationship between Alyx and Granite. And despite the way in which it began I really wanted them together. Alyx is the light to Granites darkness and that’s why they work so well, she’s pure and he’s tainted.
This book is just as dark, if not slightly darker. And it is so well written that it grips you from the first pages. I’ve absolutely loved these 2 books by Bella J and think she’s an amazing author and can’t wait to read oth
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Carol Hepstall
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG !!

What a way to end Granite an Alyx’s story. It totally blew me away. Filled with twist and turns I never saw coming. It was absolutely stunning. Outstanding writing that kept me captivated and intrigued throughout the entire book. I couldn’t put it down until I finished it and the ending was amazing, leading me into a need for the next book in the series. I definitely recommend this series to anyone looking for an amazing read
michelle Shelly
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exciting

The conclusion to Granite and Alyx’s story and boy what a ending it is. It’s gripping, exciting and extremely sexy. I sat on the edge of my seat most of the way through this incredible read. The feels with this book are all over the place. You will feel every emotion possible. I absolutely loved these characters and I fought for them through the whole experience. This review is vague because I truly don’t want to give anything away. But be ready, this baby is intense and you’re going to
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Katie Conley
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story with some twists to keep you on your toes.

Granite's love for Alyx is so intense its almost scary, but at the same time what at least some women want.

I love the dynamics between each of the Kings. Each member is different, yet the same in so many ways. It makes it fun to read to see who is going to loose their sh*t next.
Kim Whitehead
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Boy this second installment was full of angst!! Had me edge! Great MC story filled with edge and passion!!
Margaux
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading the conclusion to Granite and Alyx’ story! I didn’t know Bella J. until a few weeks ago when I read Depraved. (Also glad I didn’t have to wait too long for Defiant 😏). I love her writing, her characters and her stories and I can’t wait for Onyx’ book. I highly recommend this series!
Teresa Juckett
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was just as good as the 1st book if not better if that's even possible. This book had so much going on as it continues Granite and Alyx story as they deal with the drama that they can't seem to escape from. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it.
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
You have to read Depraved before reading this book, but it is so worth it. This is one of those stories that you have no idea what is gonna come next...and I loved every minute of it!
D.L. Gallie
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 was everything
Book 2 was everything and so much more
Alyx is strong, she really shows herself in Defiant,I absolutely love her
Granite is just as alpha and ohh so fine
I can’t wait for more from this author
Romaine Heart
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kari Davis
I have been patiently waiting for this as the ending of Depraved left me with a hangover. Defiant is the the second book in the American Street Kong’s series. You must read Depraved to understand the happenings in this story. This picks up right where we left off.

Alyx and Granite are both struggling with the events that have taken place. Alyx doesn’t understand that in life not everything is black and white, sometimes things need to be seen as a different shades of gray instead. She’s strugglin
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Anna
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars Defiant is the second book in the American Street King series and be sure to read Depraved first as this is the continuation of Alyx’s and Granite’s story. This romantic MC suspense is fast paced and full of action. It picks up right were Depraved left off and we learn more about the inner-workings of the MC crew as well as see how their relationship is affected by the aftermath of what happened in book 1. Just know, things are not always as they seem.

Told from a dual POV, we get to w
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Brandi Reeves-Pearson (Saints and Sinners Books)

3.5 stars



When I first started Defiant, I was so excited to read what was going to happen next. I'll admit, I had high expectations for this one, only because I did enjoy book one. In saying that, I kinda feel let down by this one. Yes, it was good and I was intrigued by the story. However, I could not connect with Alyx this time.





I really wanted her to become stronger, like she claimed, but she showed me more than once that it just wasn't going to happen. I was frustrated with her throughout m
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Gin
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Madness and mayhem reigns! This picks up where the last story ended with Alyx devastated by Granite decision and its aftermath. Any progress in their relationship screeches to a halt with Alyx's fury. I like her growth at the end of the last story but she moves to the woe is me attitude as she turns her back on Granite. She's in a tough place and there's no going back to life as it was. She still in the clutches of her kidnapper but at least she's finally away from her horrible mother and she di ...more
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Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it's the dark, twisted side of romance
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Other books in the series

American Street Kings (2 books)
  • Depraved (American Street Kings, #1)