Monday, March 19, 2018

Fearless by Carly Phillips

Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: CP Publishing
Date of publication: March 20, 2018

Mechanic and garage owner, Kane Harmon is used to the wealthy beautiful women visiting his beach town. He doesn't get involved because he knows most females would merely be slumming for the summer. 

Except Halley Ward isn't just passing through. She lives a solitary life in a bungalow on the beach. A woman tormented by her past, distant from her wealthy family, different from Kane's usual fare of town girls who know his M.O.- Don't expect more than he's willing to give. 

Kane rescues Halley and her broken down car from the side of the road and instantly he's hooked. She says she's not interested in him. He knows she lies. And he makes it his mission to bring her back to life, to return her emotionally to her family. To show her the colors around her were as vibrant as the ones she puts on her canvas. 

Until past meets present and threatens all the progress they've made. Then it's Halley's turn to step up and stand up for the relationship and life she's finally coming to believe she deserves.

Fearless is the first in a new series about the Ward siblings who live in Rosewood Bay.  This is Kane and Halley's story.  Halley Ward in an artist and kind of a loner.  She doesn't like to venture out much from her comfortable beach house.  But when her car breaks down, Kane  Harmon is the one to rescue her.  He was her silent protector in high school and is now interested in getting to know her more.

This is a sweet, slow burn romance.  I loved that it took time for them to fall for each other.  Halley's background story was really crummy. Hearing that she spent ten years in foster care, I could understand her fear to really put herself out there and trust someone.  When her ex-con mother showed up, I was screaming for her not to trust the woman.  It's funny how the one person she shouldn't trust was the one person she wanted to trust the most.  While there wasn't much angst, the story wasn't slow or boring.  I definitely recommend this one and look forward to Phoebe's story in Breathe! It looks like it's coming out in May 2018.

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