Her Defiant Heart - Monica Murphy

Her Defiant Heart

By Monica Murphy

  • Release Date: 2018-03-29
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4.5
From 76 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…


  • 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.
  • Highly recommend

    By 1dianaf_
    THIS. This is the Monica Murphy I became a fan of a while back when I read her One Week Girlfriend series. I feel like she hasn’t written a New Adult story quite like Drew and Fable’s in a while and I’m happy she finally came up with another amazing New Adult story because those are her forte (in my opinion). HER DEFIANT HEART is just the beginning of Rhett and Jen’s story. It is short but full of sweet moments. Because it is so short though, it does have a bit of insta-love. I hardly noticed/cared because Rhett is such a sweetheart and it is impossible not to love him right away. Jen, on the other hand, took me a little bit to warm up to. She is not my favorite heroine and I don’t support some of her choices but I guess we’ll see if I end up loving her as the story progresses. I definitely recommend you guys read this book ASAP so y’all can keep up with the other two books as they are published. It definitely has some potential to become one of my favorite stories by Monica Murphy. She writes the most amazing New Adult romances!
  • What a FANTASTIC Book!

    By Amanda0314
    This book was amazing and had me hooked from page one. Her Defiant Heart took me on an emotional ride that I really didn’t want to end. Falling for Rhett wasn’t part of Jennifer’s plan. He’s supposed to be the key to getting revenge against her mother. It was so well developed, I literally could not put it down. Cannot wait for His Wasted Heart!!
  • Cannot wait for more!

    By Squenn
    This book grabbed me right from the beginning. The way that Murphy writes is amazing and will have you hooked. I cannot wait for the next book.
  • Amazing!

    By shellyburger73
    Omg! This book was amazing! Finished it pretty quickly! But, where’s the rest? What a way to end, can’t wait for the next book to see what’s going to happen between Jensen and Rhett. Highly recommend this book!!!!!
  • Way to short

    By Kellylynnmc
    It was a good read but way to short for the money. I pay for way longer books for that amount.
  • Her Defiant Heart

    By Mdramagurl
    I need more! I am so on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next. This is the first part of a trilogy and it is definitely a great start. Suspenseful and intriguing, I absolutely loved this storyline. This was different from what I have read previously from Monica, but I have learned that I love everything I have read from her and I can't wait to read more.
  • I can’t wait to read more!

    By cyberdill
    Revenge is not for the faint of heart and her cold heart is set on destruction. I love this book! I devoured it! I can’t wait to see how the story evolves and what it becomes. Is Rhett for real...is he honestly this great? This is a story of push and pull, a tale of setting your sights on something you thought would bring you satisfaction and make your miserable existence worth something. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems. Poignant words will evoke many feels and the angst will keep you riding on the edge of anxiety. You’ll put yourself in Jensen’s shoes and understand all the methods of her plight. You’ll fall in love with Rhett...you just won’t be able to help it. I’m anxiously awaiting the rest of the story.