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Defy the Stars by Sophie McKenzie

Defy the Stars

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Passion burns as brightly as ever in Sophie McKenzie’s latest fizzing addition to the powerful love story of River and Flynn. Over a year has passed and River is sure she’s over her relationship with the magnetic but troubled Flynn. Working hard for her A levels and living with her Dad and Gemma on the commune she is enjoying life. But her path crosses again with Flynn and the old flames flare up. Can River resist especially as she can see Flynn needs her help? Sophie McKenzie brilliantly captures the tortuous thrill of this troubled but gripping romance. ~ Julia Eccleshare

If you like Sophie McKenzie you might also like to read books by Samantha Hayes, Gillian Flynn and S. J. Watson.


Defy the Stars by Sophie McKenzie

The fourth and final title in this romance series, charting the ups and downs of River’s first love with unpredictable Flynn. Through the series so far we’ve seen the couple face plenty of challenges, and at the end of previous book, Casting Shadows, they parted on bad terms. An absolutely gripping finale filled with Sophie’s trademark thriller writing and plenty of tension.

After months apart, everyone thinks that River is successfully building a future without Flynn. Indeed, she has almost convinced herself that she is moving on. And then, one day, Flynn is back, bringing with him tales of his glamorous new life. River suspects his lucrative new work involves some form of criminal activity, but will she let herself be drawn back into Flynn's world?

Or is this, finally, the end of the line for them both?

There are four books in this romance series from Sophie McKenzie...follow the links to download an extract of each.

Falling Fast
Burning Bright
Casting Shadows
Defy the Stars

About the Author

Sophie McKenzie

Sophie McKenzie is the award-winning author of a range of teen thrillers, including the Missing series (Girl, Missing, Sister, Missing and Missing Me), Blood Ties and Blood Ransom and the Medusa Project series. She has also written two romance series: the Luke and Eve books and the Flynn series, which starts with the novel Falling Fast. Split Second is her first teen stand-alone novel in seven years. Sophie's first novel for adults was the psychological thriller Close My Eyes.

Sophie gives her writing tips in this video - click here.

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2nd January 2014


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd


272 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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