Jared and Ella plan to have time alone and a break from each other. With their past and Jared running away. Plus the added tension of them on tour together. But as faith will have it they end up being stuck together in a cabin due to a storm. There love hate relationship where will it go as they’re confine to share the same space together.
Fantastic! I really enjoy that while this is a series, it can be read as a standalone. I couldn’t put it down once I started and devoured it in one day. I enjoyed the dynamics between Ella and Jared so much. The characters and plot were both great. I look forward to reading more of this series.
By: Morgana Bevan
This is the fourth book in the True Platinum series. However, it definitely functions as a standalone as this is the first book that I have read of the series and I wasn’t lost at all (might I mention it definitely won’t be my last). This is the story of Ella and the grumpy drummer she has been stuck with for months. Both Jared (the grumpy Drummer) and Ella are looking forward to time away from the tour away at a friends cabin alone, meaning with absolutely no one else around, all alone. What they least expect is that the other will be at the same cabin with them. An awful situation becomes even worse when they get snowed in. The decide on a truce and try to make the best of their time together. Whatever that may mean.
I love the enemies to lovers genre and this book is the epitome of it. I feel like both Jared and Ella are well written characters. They played well off of each other and had a good banter. I definitely recommend this!
This is the fourth book in the True Platinum series, and the first book that I have read. All of the books are stand-alone and can be read in any order, however the characters do enter each book and if read out of order you may encounter spoilers.
With that being said, I really enjoyed this story. The characters are realistic and you feel drawn into the story right from the start. I am going to be picking up the rest of this series soon to follow the others and learn their stories as well.
Ella and Jared’s story is full of action and spicy romance. Snowed-in with their former lover and the current enemy is the best way to get closer but would be enough to feel the attraction of the past or would this be a mistake? Always on each other’s last nerve and full of spit and vinegar, Ella and Jared eventually let their guards down and open up to one another.
Morgan did an amazing job forming a rock star and a girl who just wanted to get away from what she thought were real feelings to I can’t stand him anymore. The best part the author used the storm’s method to bring those emotions back to the character, a truly classic story.
Ella is looking forward to some time off from this tour. She didn’t realize she’d be spending time in the proximity of a man she spent a steamy week with before he all but pushed her to the curb. She wasn’t looking for a ything serious so why did it hurt? The tour has finally come to a close and her sister has urged her to head out for the cabin a band member owns that they were to use for a week. How could one resist becoming one with nature? The last thing she expects is for the man she is trying to get away from to show up. He was promised the cabin in a mix up and would probably be anywhere else. When they get snowed in they have no choice but to make nice. They haven’t been exactly nice to one another over the last few months. Will they survive being alone unexpectedly and give in to their attraction? Or will they continue to deny that there are feelings waiting to explored further?
Defying Ella: A Close Proximity Rock Star Romance (True Platinum Series Book 4)
The tension between these two from the beginning is off the charts and it only builds from there.
Ella has no problem standing up for herself and she proves it time and time again and has earned her time away now that the tour is over.
I love Ella and felt a kinship with her as she was nested under several blankets and layers of clothes during winter weather that knocks out the power. There is nothing worse than having to emerge from that warmth.
There is so much emotion in both of them and it doesn’t always come out in the best way or result in a positive ending.
Great standalone book and it only makes me want to go back and read the others. Will definitely be keeping a lookout for more by this author.
This was a really good book! I loved the tension, the characters, the spice and the romance! It felt like this book has just about everything someone is looking for in it. I haven’t read the previous books in the series but other than a few characters I had no issue with reading this as a standalone book. I really enjoyed reading this one and can’t wait to read more in the future!
I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, but this was an easy-to-understand stand-alone book so it wasn’t an issue. I also want to go back and read the previous 3 books. This was an enjoyable enemies-to-lovers story with a rock star and the patient woman that has to deal with him. I took a little bit to get into it, but I finished it quickly once I did.
This is the first book I have read from this author and the first one of this series. I was unaware that it was part of a series but the cover had me intrigued to read it. This book was really great!
Rockstar Jared blew into Ella’s life out of nowhere. Jared was the bad-boy rebel who didn’t let people get too close to him. He has anxiety, is grumpy, and would rather jump from bed to bed than let himself get close to his heart. Jared and Ella shared a week of pure magic getting to know each other. But Jared rolled out of Ella’s life as fast as he entered. Ella doesn’t want to like Jared because he’s a jerk to her, but her heart says otherwise. When they ended up on the same tour bus together it was going to be hell.
When Ella gets the chance to put miles between them she can’t leave fast enough. When she gets to the cabin in the middle of nowhere Ella can finally relax after months of tension. When the door flies open Ella can’t believe her eyes!! JARED!! The two end up being snowed in with no rescue in sight. This could either go very well or horribly wrong.
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What’s worse than being snowed in at a cabin? Being snowed in with the man who broke your heart. Ella has a love hate relationship for Jared. When they end up working together, she cannot wait to get away and have some space for herself. Cue in the heartbreaker, forced to spend even more time together, the two discover more about themselves and what they feel for each other. Will they still feel the same after they can leave the cabin or will reality smack them in the face?
I love enemy to lovers’ books! And this one, this was a great one. This is the fourth book in a series but can be read separately. I will for sure be going back to read the others!
Although this is the 4th book in the True Platinum Series, this is the first one I have read. It totally worked as a standalone. Jared and Ella are so different. Their constant fighting on the tour is noticed by everyone. So when the two of them get snowed in together no one is sure if either will come out alive. Can they survive each other? Will they get to the true bottom of their problems? I just loved this story. It was very raw and open. I could not put it down.
Ella has been away for awhile and has come home to help her sister with Sophia, her niece while they are on tour with her boyfriends band. Unfortunately Ella had a fling with the drummer of this band before the tour not knowing who he was, and now completely hates him. Jared feels he hates Ella as well but he can’t stop thinking about that week they spent together. Ella and all the girls on the tour are set to spend two weeks by themselves in a cabin in the Alps at the end of the tour. Since Ella is having such a hard time on this tour her sister tells her to go ahead a little early to the cabin to unwind. Unfortunately for Ella, Andy the owner of the cabin has promised it to more than one person, he also told Jared he could use it as well. While they decide how to stay in this cabin together without making things worse they get snowed in and trapped. Will they be able to get along and make things better or will this make everything worse?
This was my first time reading any of this author’s work and I’m sure it won’t be the last as I really enjoyed reading Defying Ella. Although this is the 4th book in a series, it can be read as a standalone. I hadn’t read any of the previous books in the series and didn’t feel that the author had left any gaps. All necessary information needed to enjoy and understand this story is given.
In this book we get the story of drummer Jared and Ella who is the sister of another band member’s girlfriend. Jared comes across as a bit of an ass at the beginning but as his story unravels you find a very complex, tortured soul who just needs that special person to make him see who he truly is. I absolutely loved reading Jared’s story, although I admit I really wanted to slap him a few times.
He really meets his match in Ella. And when they are snowed in together she realises that he has issues and is there to help him cope through the dark times.
I loved Jared and Ella’s story. It’s angsty and hot all rolled into one. I was hooked from the very beginning and loved the journey right up to the very end.
I definitely recommend this book.
It’s been a while since I have read a rock star romance, and Morgana Bevan reminded me why I love them so much!
To say Ella and Jared can’t stand one another would be an understatement, and almost everyone believes it’s because Jared lives up to every horrible rock star stereotype there is…womanizer, conceited, the list could go on and on. No one knows that these two spent a steamy and romantic week together before they knew who the other one was. Thankfully, she can escape him at a gorgeous, secluded cabin in the Alps, or so she thinks. Turns out he has the same idea and now the two of them are stranded together in the cabin in a snowstorm. Let the fireworks begin!!!!
I rarely give a book 5 stars when I really don’t like one of the lead characters, in this case, Jared. However, I thought it was genius on Bevan’s part. She made me really feel something for a character even if it was frustration and anger. I felt the same feelings Ella did, and that is exactly what every writer wants their reader to feel, an emotional reaction to their characters. Somewhere in the middle of the book, my feelings began to change just as Ella’s did. I began seeing why his behavior ran so hot and cold…fear. Then, my heart started melting, and I began to fall for him, again just like Ella.
I have said a lot about Jared, now it’s Ella’s turn. Oh my goodness, this woman has more patience than I would have had. She could sling insults back at Jared, but nothing that ripped him to the core. Yet, she always saw him for who he was, not the rock star, but who he was. She knew there was something special underneath all the arrogance he showed to everyone else. What was even more special about her, she wasn’t perfect either. She didn’t have her life figured out, but she never gave up when it came to the direction of her professional life or her feelings for Jared.
Now, that I have dissected the characters, I will address the story itself. I loved it! There was sweetness, angst, and lots of steam. If that wasn’t enough, Bevan addressed something that is plaguing so many people today, anxiety. As someone who suffers from it myself, I appreciate her bringing a spotlight to it. I hope that Jared’s story will bring light to someone who may be suffering from it. Thank you, Morgana Bevan, for giving your readers such a fantastic book!
Defying Ella (True Platinum Series Book 4) by Morgana Bevan
Defying Ella is the fourth book in the True Platinum Series and is a Rock Star Romance/ Contemporary Romance that I truly enjoyed reading. This is a fairly new author to me and I’m definitely going to be going back and checking out the other books in this series . This is a fast paced story that I couldn’t stop reading. I had to know what was going to happen next. This authors style of writing and attention to detail along with amazing characters make for a wonderful story. These two have great chemistry and seem to need one another more than they may think. What will happen when they find themselves in a cabin snowed in for several days? I highly recommend reading this standalone story to find out what happens next. I’m looking forward to reading more from this Author.
They began as lovers but quickly changed to enemy’s as Ella is faced with Jared’s true nature while on tour with his band as a babysitter. At the first chance, Ella escapes early to a cabin but unfortunate events and an approaching snow storm have her trapped there with Jared. As the two try to figure out their balance and understanding of one another, they quickly realize that they do have feelings for each other. We are faced with the question if these two former lovers can reignite the spark and make it last in the real world. I really enjoyed this story and would highly recommend to anyone who likes the enemy to lover trope.
I don’t think I have ever wanted to shake a person as hard as I wanted to shake Jared. He infuriated me to no end. Towards the end he did redeem himself but it was a struggle to get there. Ella has the patience of a saint to deal with him. Their story is a good one, it just takes a minute to get to the good stuff. I’m going to read the rest of the series to get to know the other couples better.
Ella and Jared are the main characters in Defying Ella. The plot is full of tension, hatred, anxiety, and vulnerability. Nobody, especially Ella, wants to be snowed-in with their former lover turned current enemy when she’s supposed to be spending a few weeks with her girlfriends. Instead of a relaxing vacation, Ella is stuck with Jared, and they are constantly bickering, and getting in each other’s way. Eventually, they learn to enjoy one another’s company and maybe even understand each other. Will their newfound respect for one another last beyond rescuing? Only time will tell.
A classic enemy-to-lovers story! Defying Ella is part of a series, but this book can be read as a standalone. Be prepared to read this captivating story in no time at all because you won’t want to put it down.
Defying Ella gives the reader a realistic look at anxiety. As anxiety presents itself differently from one person to the next, it was refreshing to see something other than only panic attacks from the affected.
Defying Ella: A Close Proximity Rock Star Romance (True Platinum Series)
By Morgana Bevan
Reviewed by Wendy
This book is the 4th Book in a 5 book series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoyed the idea of this story, and I just love Ella and that there was a snowstorm and they were stuck inside. . It started for me as a real page turner and then I found myself wishing there was more to the story in the middle. If your looking for a quick steamy read this one is for you.
Perfect story! I loved this book! Read it in 2 days because I was addicted! Ella and Jared have a bit of a past, but since then, they’ve never gotten along. Well, that’s an understatement. They’ve hated each other’s guts. But when they are forced together, they have to face their feelings and work it out. This book is hot, emotional, romantic, and just written so perfectly! Read this book! It will definitely be worth your time!
As you might imagine, most of these rock star romance novels end with a very cute happily ever after. I’m not complaining, at all. Honestly, the way that different authors write, it intrigues me to no end, and this author was no different. Though the story follows two main characters, being Ella and Jared, you’re not torn in trying to decide who you’re more connected to. Rather, you feel for them both. Jared is this hardcore play boy that has a touch, yes, a touch, of anxiety and a myriad of other things going on, and what he wants more than nothing else is to be enough. Ella, oh Ella. She doesn’t know what she wants, but she knows she wants what she sees in her group of friends. In all ways.
Ultimately, this novel came at me, and I devoured it, very quickly. Especially with the colder weather coming up, the idea of being stuck in a cabin with a hot play boy for a quick little tryst sounds like just what the doctor ordered. I will be going back and reading more of this authors work, as she definitely has the writing skill bug, and I love it! Highly recommend.
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Defying Ella (True Platinum Series Book 4) by Morgana Bevan – Review by
This is my first read for this author, and obviously the series. I love that this series can be read as a standalone, because I came in on book 4. The chemistry between the 2 characters was great, and the love, hate aspect worked so great with them. I will definitely be going back for the rest of this series.
Ella and Jared had a hot week together in their past. Once Jared cut and run, Ella was glad not to have to see him again – until fate intervened. Now they have been too close for comfort for MONTHS. Jared is a talented drummer, woos and runs on woman and woman, and loves to pick at Ella and make her miserable. After months on tour together, Ella cannot wait to have a relaxing time at a secluded cabin with all of her best girlfriends!
Seeking a refuge before their downtime together, Ella heads to the cabin early for a reprieve, thankful for her break from Jared…until he shows up at the door of the cabin and a monster snowstorm follows him there. After anticipating being away from him for so long, will they be able to manage without tearing each other apart?
After deciding on a truce, it leads to discussions about Jared and the facade he wears to survive, while Ella opens up about how he made her feel in the past and now. Their chemistry is crazy hot, and opening the door of the truce and the discussions makes Jared MUCH more likeable than he is earlier in the story. They rekindle their passion in the privacy of the cabin, but what happens when they aren’t secluded and snowed in, anymore?
This is book 4 in a series but was easily a standalone and now has me racing to read the first 3!
<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60277550-defying-ella” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Defying Ella” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1656094462l/60277550._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60277550-defying-ella”>Defying Ella</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20965421.Morgana_Bevan”>Morgana Bevan</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5042265335″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This story is about Jared and Ella’s love story. This is the first book I read from this author. I love the story line . You have read the rest of story to find out what happens. I can’t wait to read more books from this author.<br />
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This was a good, quick read. There were several connectable elements in the story. Ella’s relationship with her sister and history with Jared were well thought. It was also good to have mental health topics addressed in the book. I would read others by this author.
This was the first time reading this author and I am so glad I did. Defying Ella is a part of a series but stands alone. Ella and Jared’s Hate /Love relationship is a good read. I could hardly put it down. The story has a little slow start building the characters, but it won’t take long to get going. The way the author writes these characters and how much they don’t like each other is very well done. I don’t want to give away too much, but I will tell my friends about this one. I am going to get the rest of the series to read them.
I am glad I ignored the fact that this was the 4th book in a series and read it anyways. It certainly could easily be read as a standalone.
The character growth in this is gravitating. The plot is fun, imagine being snowed in with the last person you want to be with, the person you couldn’t wait to get away from. I was hooked immediately. I was on the edge of my seat wondering how things would turn out, I am not going to lie, it could have easily turned into a murder mystery with one of them killing each other.
I am excited to go back and read the rest of this series, and will re-read this one after reading those to see if it has any different vibes.
Defying Ella is a 5 out 5!
This is a book in a series, but can be read as a standalone – the love story of Ella and Jared. Ella and Jared are in a push/pull relationship. They are attracted to each other, but yet not. Throughout the story, we learn about Ella and Jared understand why they act the way they do – the fact that they both want to be part of a relationship but are afraid to take the risk to fall in love.
Ella struggles with her feeling for Jared because he isn’t kind to her. Jared isn’t kind because he is fighting his attraction toward her. It’s like if he pushes her far away, then he doesn’t have to worry about her rejection.
But what happens next? Trapped in a storm they have to come to terms with their feelings, but will they last past the snow melt?
Jared and Ella’s story is so good! I devoured this book! From lovers to enemies to lovers again, the back and forth between these two will keep you asking will they or won’t they? I appreciated the build up to the steamier moments, and the real life issues they faced. I would definitely recommend this book, and I can’t wait to read the rest in this series and more from this author!
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