Her Defiant Heart - Monica Murphy

Her Defiant Heart

By Monica Murphy

  • Release Date: 2018-03-29
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4
From 355 Ratings


"Her Defiant Heart is  a captivating story of forbidden love and revenge with an anti-heroine you'll root for and a hero you'll swoon over. Monica Murphy knows how to leave you on your toes." - New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan

"Monica Murphy is a one-click author for me. Always." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

“Monica Murphy brings it again with this sexy new series! Addictive. Compulsively readable. Buy it, read it, love it.” - New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

“From its first page, Her Defiant Heart grabs you and doesn’t let go. Everything comes to a head as Monica Murphy leaves you gasping for the next installment in this compelling tale.” - Mary Dube, USA Today Happily Ever After Blog

Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he's gone too, and I'm dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.

I want revenge. And I'm going to get back at my mother any way that I can.

I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He's immediately interested in me, not that I'm surprised.

You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He's the one connection to my mother, and I'm using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn't plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.

And I definitely didn't plan on falling for him either…


  • Have to find out what happens next!

    By Dark and Twisted Fantasy
    Loved the first book!
  • Her defiant heart

    By sallydwighy
    When I read a book I like for you to have an ending. I didn’t know it was part of a series. I am very disappointed!
  • Her Defiant Heart

    By lizdolling
    This book doesn’t go anywhere. The main character wants revenge and that’s the central plot’s theme, but we never see what kind of revenge she wants, when or how it’s going to happen, or why she keeps changing her mind. The ending just drops off without a transition and readers are left with an unfulfilled void. Bleh!
  • Horrible

    By Mariereedy
    Couldn’t even finish it.
  • Fantastic page turner!

    By Dunk-D
    Loved this book and the next two in the series! I read them back to back, quickly turning the pages. I was completely engrossed in Jensen and Rhett’s world - I swooned over Rhett, hurt for Jensen, and rooted for them from the second they met. I highly recommend this sexy, emotional, twisty series!
  • Her defiant heart

    By speedster mom
    It's not even a full book, it's part of a story hoping to get you hooked and you will buy the next book!
  • Her Defiant Heart

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    I guess I need to quit believing in reviews. Just another sex book with no real story or characters to get excited about.
  • Amazing

    By Hannah Banana 3312
    I read this book in one day. I am not a fast reader, and I don’t specifically like reading. This is an amazing book. I would recommend on reading it. Monica Murphy is an excellent author.
  • I can’t wait for the rest of this series!!

    By JTaliaferro
    This book was a serious roller coaster for me and I definitely recommend it! Jen’s plan to go after her mother is surprisingly a twisted but realistically understandable one. It makes sense to get close to her mom by way of her step family too. To understand and get to know what she missed out on from her mom. Her relationship with her now deceased father drives that even further. The hatred she carries is definitely fuel for the fire burning around her. That hatred though consumes her in such a way she can’t and doesn’t plan for Rhett to make her feel something more than she’s ever known. Rhett has a back story too though. You get a small glimpse into it but not enough. I’m dying to hear what his story ends up being especially with the connection to Jen’s mother. The internal dialogue shows that Jen isn’t sure about herself and her plan. She doesn’t feel good enough or capable enough but then again she does. It can seem very wish-washy but the roller coaster of emotions, personal victories and defeats, and curveballs in this story gave it a phenomenal start for this trilogy! It will not surprise me to see some serious plot twists in the second book as well and I can’t wait for it!
  • Heartbreaking tale of independence.

    By Jenzny
    Oh gosh. This story kind of breaks my heart. Jensen "Jen" starts off this story in a plan to seek revenge on her mother who abandoned her when she was a toddler. And as the story goes along, you realize what a crap life she's lived. She never had anyone to show her any kind of affection or to let her know that she's important. Since, she's had no one to count on, she's only relied on herself. And while, she plans to use Rhett in part of her scheme, he might be the only person that has decided she's worth it. There is so much in this first part of the story that will make you see just how unfortunate Jen's circumstances are. I'm completely hooked. Have no idea where this story is going to go. On pins and needles waiting for me.