Heartwarming romantic journey
By Cali Jewel
Heartwarming, emotional, sweet, fun, sexy and engaging romantic journey for two souls destined to be one yet to wounded to take the ultimate plunge. A Quick yet highly entertaining reading experience and wonderful escape.
Kane Harmon is a hometown boy with a charm that is had to resist and a heart as big as the ocean. Halley Ward is a creative soul with a heartbreaking past and a need to hide in the dark where she feels safe. They are a sweet, passionate, interesting and easy to relate to couple that I could not get enough of and I am looking forward to reading more from Rosewood Bay.
Great start to this new series!!!
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Fearless is the first book in the Rosewood Bay series. This is Halley and Kane's story. I enjoyed this book, but it stagnated a few times where I needed to force myself to continue which is why I rated this book at 4 stars. Overall I did enjoy it, I enjoyed the storyline, Halley at times was a bit too weak of a character for me though, and I absolutely loved Kane. Halley and her sister Phoebe ended up in foster care when they were young because their father had been KIA while in Afghanistan and her mother turned to drugs. Unfortunately they were separated and didn't have the easiest time. When their Aunt Joy found them, they were already teenagers but took them in. While out driving Halley's auto breaks down and when she calls for a tow, a familiar face from high school is the one to show up.
Once you get through the areas where the story stagnates, the story is enjoyable and moves, but Halley makes some bad decisions that really make you want to smack her and say what the heck is wrong with you. I like the premise for these stories and am very interested to see if Breathe unfolds a little smoother with less stagnation. Hope this helps. Happy Reading!!!
There are so many things I want to say about this book. This is the first book in Carly Phillips Rosewood Bay series. It’s about the first sister Halley. The story line is fantastic. The characters and the setting. Fantastic. It’s about a man and a woman knowing they have to become fearless to win their future. So many feels.
Because of things that happened in their past and in past relationships, Halley and Kane are two people who are afraid to love. They are tired of putting themselves out there only to get burned.
Halley and Kane had went to high school together. Halley moved to town after being adopted by her aunt. Her horrible experiences while in foster care made her afraid of making any connections. After a devastating loss, Kane became withdrawn. Even despite this, he felt a connection to Halley. He felt he had to protect her from bullying. That it was his job to make sure she was okay.
Fast forward to today. Kane who owns the local garage is called to pick up someone whose car has broken down. And who do you think it is? Yes, none other than Halley.
He is taken in by her right away. He is persistent in his pursuit
of her. She is reluctant because of her past. She knows she will not be able to put herself out there. But with Kane she knows it is different. She knows to win him and to win her future with him she will have to be Fearless. Loved seeing her get there and seeing how Kane supported her on her journey to happiness and security in his arms. Fantastic read!
A must read!!
This was a fantastic read. Halley and Kane are both facing issues in their personal life, but bring out a fun side in each other. Halley is a bit shy and withdrawn at the beginning of the book, but she is still a strong heroine. Kane was sexy, and Halley seemed to bring out this sweet side of him.
It had the perfect amount of drama, and after getting a glimpse at who the couple is for the next book, I can’t wait!!
A great must read!!
Be brave and read
This is The first standalone book in the new series from Carly Phillips and she has not disappointed with this book. Kane Harmon is a mechanic that used to stand up for Halley Ward when they were growing up. Halley had a horrible childhood with being in the foster care. Kane had his own issues with his fathers gambling issues. Now with both having to deal with demons from their past and seeing if they can make a relationship work with each other.
Carly Phillips has again written a great story that you can’t put down and know your waiting for the next book in this series breathe.
Fearless by Carly Phillips
By Jen G F
ARC for honest review with no compensation, received thru Booksprout
Fearless is book 1 in the new Rosewood Bay series by Carly Phillips and as always another well written book! It's takes you on a journey of two souls who are lost but for totally different reasons..when they meet Kane feels a connection to Halley and sets out to show her that life had color, hope and new beginnings but can these two find their ways together or will history repeat itself and keep the colors faded??;
Fearless by Carly Phillips was so good. I loved Kane and Halley love story. Years of not seeing each other since high school, they reunite. Kane is a mechanic and Halley is a painter. When Halley needs her car fixed, he comes to the rescue. Kane can’t get Halley out of his head and won’t let her go without a fight. There was so much going on in the book that kept you reading. Between Halley’s past and family issues and Kane’s family made this drama filled. Great secondary characters that added to the story. I can’t wait to read the next story about her sister Phoebe! I recommend this book!
By Lisa Seely
I truly enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read and so easy to follow. Sometimes you get so many characters, it gets hard to follow -not in this book.
Loved the concept of overcoming your fears and becoming fearless in order to claim the love you want and deserve. Kane proved to Halley that love overcomes everything. I’ve already pre-ordered the next book (Breathe) in the series. I cannot wait to read Phoebe’s story.
I received an ARC of this book for my honest review and am so glad I did. Great, great book!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Good start to a series
Carly Phillips has the ability to write great characters that are real and relatable. Characters that you'd love to get to know or even be friends with. Halley was much more tortured than many of the other female characters I've read in Phillips' books, but that just made me feel for her that much more. She'd had a rough start to her life, being caught up in the foster care system for years before a wealthy aunt was able to track her down. And as with many kids who are put in the system, Halley suffered through things that no kid should have to deal with.
Kane was a sweet, lovable character. He was very attentive to Halley and seemed to understand her better than she did herself sometimes. He gave her exactly what she needed even when it was just space so that she could figure things out for herself. He didn't really come swooping in to save the day, like many of Phillips' heros, but he saved Halley from a lonely, colorless life.
These two had good chemistry, and a solid groundwork was laid down for the continuation of this series.
This is FEARLESS!
Bravo for a new series!!! This is going to be another incredible set of stories about another incredible family.
In Fearless, we get a general introduction to the town of Rosewood Bay. Kane Harmon is a local guy, runs the garage, keeps his dad in line and supports his sister and nephew. He’s happy with his life, even if it is a little lonely at times. He learned the hard way about mixing it up with the summer visitors so he just keeps to himself instead. But then he runs into Halley Ward. She is technically a member of THE Ward family but never seemed to fit in. She spent her childhood in foster care, thanks to her drug addict mother and only when her aunt found her later did she really have any family. Can two people with such baggage let enough of it go to find happiness with each other? Kane knows he can give Halley the love and security she never had, but can she trust herself to be able to return those feelings? Or should she just keep her walls up and stay in her safe zone?
Kane and Halley were a wonderful couple to introduce this new series. We got an overview of several complex relationships that I’m sure are going to be emotional stories. We also have some suspense pertaining to the back story of the Ward family and secrets in their past. I can’t wait to see where this goes!!!