Defiant: (The Devil’s Deviants MC Book 1) by Gladys Cross

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Never fall for the man you were sent to destroy.


The largest drug lord in Mexico sold me his daughter.

He has an endgame in mind and it’s only a matter of time before his princess gives it away.

Until then, I’ll play along, using her for my own purposes.

Only this kitty has claws.

She’s cunning, determined, passionate, and driving me to the edge of madness.

Thoughts of keeping her swirl in my head, but she can never be mine.

Our time together is approaching its expiration date.

The problem is, despite knowing about her potential involvement, I’m not sure I can give her up.


Papa wants me to spy on the president of The Devil’s Deviants MC.

What choice do I have?

None if I want to live.

Cartel princesses are for show, not meant to be savvy and ruthless.

Only Ryder sees beyond my ice queen exterior, reveling in my fiery temper.

Where most men avoid or punish, he begs for more.

He makes me want to burn it all down.

To become Defiant.

*This is a dark, contemporary, MC romance. The Devil’s Deviants series features gangs, violence, dark romance, and possessive themes. Each book can be read independently and contains no cliffhangers.

My Review

This book is a fantastic mix of MC romance and mafia twists. Valentina is quite the heroine with a feisty attitude and an unexpected history. Ryder is a bad-boy biker who wasn’t expecting to be blindsided by love and a woman he wasn’t supposed to fall for. Their romance is unconventional but action-packed and intriguing nonetheless. I enjoyed the story.

The blurb of this book is very intriguing. I can’t wait to dig into this. I love that the Mc Club it contains isn’t the book’s title. Valentina, thirteen years ago, we begin this book from her pov with a look at her family, business, and her according to her father’s purpose in life. We jump to the present day. Valentina is very young and innocent still and makes the mistake of speaking her mind. She is sassy, feisty, and cunning. Her papa has a task for her involving the Devil’s Deviants.

Ryder is the president of the San Antonio charter of the Devils Deviants MC Club. Ryder has great intuition that has kept him and his guys from getting dead or locked up as they dabble in illegal and legal activities. He accepts the gift but is unsure about the consequences. I like this bad boy and his thoughts and pov.

I like the rough, dark, no-filter attitude of the guys in the club. They are very brash, but it reminds me of “Sons of Anarchy” and “Jax Teller.” Ryder is sexy, sweet, and a protective Alpha Male. Valentine seems to have to fight her hormones as well as her thoughts. The mystery of her mama’s necklace is intriguing.

This book gets steamy as they can’t resist each other, but we also see a caring side to Ryder. Ryder is more tormented than I expected from this bad boy; she has him in knots. Valentina is over her head, and this can’t end well for her. I love that she is super sexy, a temptress one minute and a badass heroine the next.

I love how twisted this mafia mc romance gets, and it ends beautifully. This storyline has a lot of subterfuge, steamy scenes, and intense action sequences. I truly enjoyed this story and the mix of genres the author included.

If you want to read Defiant by Gladys Cross, you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Assocaite, I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you like this book, you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Dark Themes, Biker, and Heroine.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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