The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I’d ever trained. She was headstrong, wounded, passionate and free. And I had to have her…”
Brittany Ray doesn’t care about her bad reputation. Growing up in a sleepy beach town with a junkie mom and a runaway dad, Brit’s learned the hard way that the people you love will only let you down. It’s no use hoping for love or happiness. Some dreams aren’t meant for girls like her. Hunter Covington is one of those dreams. Gorgeous, charming Hunter is damn near perfect—and it’s killing him. Son of Charleston royalty, he’s been trapped in a gilded cage since the day he was born. Now he’s breaking free. He’s quit law school to restore his grandpa’s old horse ranch, trying to soothe the demons in his soul. But Beachwood Bay is full of old ghosts, like the mysterious girl who spent an unforgettable night with him—and then slipped away before dawn. Brit. Everything about her screams danger, but Hunter doesn’t care: he’s never felt a connection so deep. And try as she may, Brit can’t resist the desire consuming her —or the safety she finds in Hunter’s arms. A reckless passion. An undeniable bond. Scarred by their pasts, Brit and Hunter fight to heal old wounds. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning? And when love is the biggest risk of all, can they find the courage to face the future unafraid?
Yet again Melody captured me within the first few pages solidifying her Beachwood Bay series as one of my favorites! I loved Unbroken and I LOVEEEDDD Unafraid, it was an excellent story full of angst, drama and steam.
After a night three years prior neither one ever forgets, Hunter, who is now finished with college comes back to Beachwood Bay to take over his grandfathers horse ranch…and comes back determined to find Brittany and make her his for good.
I’m going to make that girl see, she’s the only one for me. My light, my heart, my everything. Forever.
Hands down Hunter is one of the swooniest, non-bad boy yet dominating and sexy as all hell will make your heart flutter (amongst others things) guys out there. He gives Emerson a run for his money! Brittany is still the feisty, lovable, wild child we met in Unbroken who has hopes and dreams of becoming more, but, with no real experience or formal schooling rejection has become the norm for her. I have to say Brittany breaks my heart, when she talks about what she thinks or how how she feels about herself; she had me crying at times. She thinks she’s completely un-worthy of someone loving her. Especially someone like Hunter, good looking, rich, and perfect, but what she doesn’t know is Hunter isn’t so perfect, he’s got a secret of his own that has torn him apart everyday for the past three years. Get your tissues out when he finally reveals it to Brittany, then get yourself prepped for a cold shower 😉
Melody upped the angst in this one, parts left my heart beating a mile a minute while others had me chewing my cuticles. I can not say it enough how much I loved the chapters in Hunter’s POV (I remember that was my only complaint in Unbroken, we had no bits in Emerson’s POV) the writing was flawless, the internal thoughts where Hunter and Brittany were describing their feelings for each other was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. The story was told at the perfect pace, nothing lagged and nothing was rushed; it was just right. This is a series I’ve recommended since the release of Unbroken and no one has been disappointed by it. Melody has become one of my “she can write the phone book and I’d read it authors” the writing gets better in each book and I can not wait to see what’s next…I’m hoping there’s a Garrett story up her sleeve *hint hint* *wink wink*
Unafraid is a 5 star for me
Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream