Defiant Attraction: Book review

35888183Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…

Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country.

The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).

Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common.

Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents.

Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.

Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here.

My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around.

know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future).

So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…

Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.

But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.

Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.



Pages: 141
Available –  Kindle
Amazon – 4.5/5 stars
Goodreads – 4.4/5 stars

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Defiant Attraction: Release date November 16th
Defiant attraction: release day

I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.


Well after that small intro about the book there is not much more to add when it comes to the story.  I was addicted. This is a very short story, only 141 pages.
I loved getting to know Sophie and Dan in this story.  2 teenagers/young adults who both have a parent who is just getting by in life.  Alcohol, arguments, abuse, yet these two stay strong and find love,  friendship in one another.

Sophie – A straight A student, cello player, lover of classical music but lives at home with a troubled mother and step dad.

Dan – Complete opposite, guitar player, tattoo’s everywhere and a troubled kid .  Dark past.  Every tattoo tells a story.

They are not related, however referred to as step siblings throughout the book, School can be a cruel place.  Once the secret is out there is some incest comments.  And of course social media plays a heavy part in the reveal of this story,  after all gossip spreads fast in school.

This book is definitely filled with lots of sexual tension and sex…. no other way to tell you all.  I am not mad about it.

For a short story this book is AMAZING. If you want an erotic, fun short story then give this a read, well worth it, and definitely added to my favourite shelf.


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