Title: Unafraid (Beachwood Bay #2) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Melody Grace
Publisher: Melody Grace Books
Release Date: August 27, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: Even better than the first, I loved Hunter and Brit with a passion!
About the Book: “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?
Oh, yes! I was addicted to this from the very first page. Melody sure knows how to write a sweet and sexy romance that has you glued to the pages and begging for more. I also loved that Melody went a little further in the intimate department in this book as opposed to her first book, Unbroken. I think I even loved this more than the first book. Hunter is irresistible and their chemistry was so sizzlingly hot, I’m surprised the pages didn’t ignite.
Brit wasn’t a bad character. She’s had a hard life and the people around her have made her feel inferior, insecure, unwanted, and unworthy of great things. It kind of bothered me exactly how many times she told herself that things with Hunter weren’t real and how much she belittled herself, but it wasn’t too bad. I loved that she had a passion for art and fashion and that she was a talented designer, even if she didn’t realize it herself. When she finally comes to terms with her reality and her relationship with Hunter, I liked how she handled it, and it was different from how I’ve seen other females like her handle that kind of situation. She stepped up and proved that you don’t have to leave everything up to the guy, which I admired.
Hunter was just amazing. He is so sweet, considerate, and romantic. I loved that he never gave up on Brit and made sure to show her just how amazing and wonderful she really is. He’s always had a thing for her when he visited Beachwood and he was never able to forget her. I loved that despite the many, many times Brit pushed him away and kept him at arms length, he never gave up. This is the kind of chase I love. He stopped at nothing to break down her walls and prove that true love does exist and that she deserves that and so much more. He did upset me later on in the book, but I understood where he was coming from. He is dealing with a lot of grief and inner struggles, so I definitely felt for him. Plus, man, can that guy turn me on! He is one sexy beast! Trust me, those sexy times will require a high-powered fan, for sure. He’s so charismatic and caring, but the guy is also one heck of an alpha male.
Just as romantic and heartwarming as her other books, Unafraid is an excellent New Adult book. It’s more intense and edgier than the first book, and it grabs you right from the start with these magnetic characters with a burning passion for each other. I love a good “second chance” romance, and this book is all that and more. I can’t wait to read more from Melody and this series.
Melody Grace Bio:
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.