Noble Passions #5
Author: Sabrina York
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Release Date: July 23, 2014
Source: Publisher for Review
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When rakish Ned falls in with the wrong crowd, his brother decides to send him to the Continent for “seasoning”. For Sophia, this just won’t do. She’s loved Ned for ages—and also longed for adventure. She runs away from her boring suitors and disguises herself as a cabin boy on the Defiant, the ship sailing Ned to Italy.
Ned knows he’s not good enough for Sophia, but once they’re on the Defiant, he can’t stop himself from touching her, tasting her, loving her. Not when a wild tempest and a band of ruthless pirates threaten them. Not when every look from her gives him such pleasure. And certainly not when she comes, warm and wild and willing, to his bed.
If they survive their voyage, Sophia’s brother might kill him, but it will have been worth every moment and every hot, sweet kiss.
Sophia is tired of being told that she's almost on the shelf. Her brother keeps trying to marry her off to who she views as the highest bidder. That may make other society ladies happy, but not this one. She wants adventure and when rakish Ned is being sent off to Italy, Sophia decides that this is the perfect time. With a fairly convincing disguise, Sophia is able to get a job on the same ship Ned is on. It only takes one glance for Ned to realize that the short haired cabin boy is Sophia. He should be outraged, but he's not. Three days on a ship with Sophia is more than Ned can handle. It doesn't take long for their passion ignite, but the question is will they survive the trip...and each other?
I had so much fun reading Defiant. It is an adorable book filled with sizzling sexiness, conversations filled with witty banter, and swoon worthy glances. I loved Sophia. She's very impulsive, but her heart is in the right place. She puts her own life in danger to keep her loved ones safe. However, if they cross her, she has no qualms about putting them in their place. Especially if that loved one is Ned. Ah Ned... He was the perfect reformed rake. He's loved Sophia for years, but was always told that he's not good enough for her. I loved his sly glances towards Sophia. He can't trust himself to be near her, but he doesn't want to leave her knowing that she's to be married off. I loved his transformation into a gentleman that is worthy of Sophia's love. And with the help of their hysterically funny family, they just might get their happily ever after.
I adored Defiant and I think it may be one of my top Sabrina York books. I loved the two main characters and the fact that we see a lot of the characters from previous books in the Noble Passions series. They played a big role in the lives of Ned and Sophia. And some of the book's best moments came from scenes with the entire family. Defiant is the perfect book for when you want something sweet and sexy, but also lots of fun and very quick to read.
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, writes naked erotic fiction for fans who like it hot, hard and balls-to-the-wall, and erotic romance and fantasy for readers who prefer a slow burn to passion.
An award winning author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers, her titles range from sweet & sexy erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror.