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Defy (Sinners of Saint 0.5) by L.J. Shen

Defy Book Cover Defy
Sinners of Saint
L.J. Shen
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Re-Release Feb 3rd, 2017

Defy is a smutty, insta-love, insta-lust short novella. Defy is also a prequel to Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1). It is recommended, but unnecessary, to read Defy before reading Vicious.

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.
I slept with my student, a senior in high school.
Multiple times.
I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it.

ARIANNA’s Review

descriptionIf you’re a fan of student-teacher romance, then you don’t want to miss this one. ‘Defy’ is the prequel to ‘Vicious’, the first installment in L.J. Shen’s newest series entitled ‘Sinners of Saint’ and it was one hot little gem I’ve read in one sitting. It was sexy and steamy and everything I’ve come to expect from this author.

“Oh, Melody, you’re so fucked. Luckily for you, you’re about to get fucked even harder.”

‘Defy’ tells the story of Melody, a twenty-six young woman whose life changes completely when her career as a dancer is finished after an accident. Now, a teacher at an elite high school, Melody hates her job, but forced by circumstances she has do it as best as she knows how. Melody’s life becomes more interesting when she’s blackmailed by one of her students, the sexy as sin, arrogant senior Jaime Followhill. Jaime is a sex god and like nothing a high school student should be. “Poor” Melody is taken aback by her painfully blunt student who makes sure Melody knows how much he wants to f@ck her.

“Yesterday was an introduction,” he snapped. “Today…today, baby, I’m marking you as mine.”

Melody knows she should be disturbed or shocked by her student’s confession, but she’s anything but. She knows she shouldn’t be so…aroused by Jaime’s dirty talking, but she can’t help it.

What starts a secret affair becomes in a short amount of time so much more for both of them, but what happens when someone finds out about their taboo relationship?

“I wanted him to kiss me. Kiss me hard and soft all at once, a kiss that’d assure me that I wasn’t crazy for discovering what I’d just discovered on this tattered sofa in this tiny apartment. That I was in love with my student.”


This was one hot as hell novella I really enjoyed! It was fast-paced, sexy, fun and pretty delightful. Despite the short length, ‘Defy’ had a well-developed plot and the story line was quite entertaining. The two main characters were well portrayed and endearing and to be honest I wouldn’t have minded this one to be a full length novel.

Melody was a great heroine. She owned her sexuality from the beginning and she wasn’t afraid to admit that she wants Jaime, which I really loved. Jaime was sexy, blunt with a hot, dirty mouth I must admit I loved. I enjoyed the way he chased Melody and how possessive and dominant he was at times. The intensity and the relationship between them were fantastic even if there were some insta-lust and insta-love between them. These two were hot as hell together, fun and they complemented each other perfectly.

“He opened my mouth with his tongue and devoured me like I was his fucking last meal. His tongue attacked mine, owning my mouth, licking every part and swallowing my needy grunts.”

Vicious, the hero from the next installment in the series was fantastically introduced and I’m anxiously waiting to read his story.

Overall, a fantastic, entertaining hot novella!