FEARLESS FOR LOVE (Lovelly #3)
by Clara Stone
GENRE: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PAGES: Paperback, 410 pages
PUBLISHED: 15 April 2016, JS Publications
SOURCE: eARC provided by the author
*This book is a standalone within the Lovelly series and is not intended for readers under 18, due to language, violence, and subject matter*
Harrington Lovelly has always been the black sheep of his family. A spontaneous troublemaker with sarcastic charm and good looks to spare, he’s the wild card, the brother no one knew how to control. And he likes it that way. Now, on the cusp of turning twenty-five, he’s fighting for what he believes is right, fighting to save his best friend Fisher from the most notorious underground fight club in Florida. He’s fearless . . . in everything but love.
Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Owens is done throwing her life away for a promise she made to her deceased father. Leaving behind everything she’s ever known in the hopes of starting a new life is the single most daring act of rebellion she’s ever done, but she’s determined. This time, her past won’t haunt her. This time, she’ll get it right. This time, she might even fall in love.
Neither Jessica nor Harrington know what fate has in store for them, but when Harrington’s efforts to save his friend bring him to the very town Jessica escaped to, they’ll find their paths crossing in a classic case of being in the right place at the right time. And this time, they’ll have to fight hard to rise above everything standing in their way. Together.
Gritty, action-packed, and breathtaking, Fearless For Love brings a darker edge to the series, while still keeping the signature, heart-wrenching emotion of its predecessors. A story at once akin and completely unlike that of the first two instalments, it asks the question: how do you love, when love is what you fear most?
Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.
She strongly believes that true love conquers all and that’s a common theme you’ll find within her novels.
I’m flying, falling, and fearless for love.
GOODNESS GRACIOUS THIS BOOOOOKKK!!!!!!!!!
Well, let’s start with the ending.
I AM EXTREMELY CONFUSED. SOMEONE TALK TO ME. PLEASE. LIKE I NEED SOMEONE TO PANIC WITH. I MEAN WHAT’S UP WITH THAT TWIST LIKE I WAS NOT READY FOR THAT NO I WAS NOT SUDDENLY (okay I’m going to spoil someone at this rate I need to stop HELP ME STOP I)
Okay, I’m somewhat calm now and I don’t think I won’t spoil anybody now but anyway, let’s just move on.
Let’s talk aboouuutttt how this book reminded me of Beautiful Disaster. (Okay, now that title just reminds me of Criminal Minds — any other fan of CM hereee can someone console me about Morgan please thanks) First, good girl plus a literal danger to the public. Second, he’s some kind of genius hidden in a tough exterior. Third, family surprise. Fourth, girl gets in danger because of a fight dude had. Bonus: underground fighting. Second bonus: FBI.
Breaking down, they were basically the same book my dears.
But okay, in reality, they’re not because first, Beautiful Disaster was NA. And Travis became FBI after all the fighting and everything.
I’m getting a lot of feels here I’m sorry.
Well now let’s move on to Harry. He’s your typical bad boy-black sheep of the sweetest family known to mankind-really dramatic and sappy on the inside. You’ve read his profile in like a million other romance books out there, I promise. But here’s the thing, Harry is so freaking adorable and really stupid, and funny, and okay, cliche. But something about the Lovelly boys that make them so loveable through the clicheness you know? It’s them. Like, really them. They really become real.
Now, Jessica… is a sweetheart… but really sounds like someone else I know (from another book that sounds like this in some sense too). Meaning, she’s also cliche. Sweet girl running away from trouble, messy past, all the shenanigans, running towards her dream, etc.
But anyways, that’s Clara’s profile. She writes wonderful cliche people for me to love in the most unconventional way. It’s easy to lose interest when everything that’s happening has already happened but somehow, Clara still sucks me in and I still catch myself falling in love, falling in suspense, worry, and every single other emotion possible.
Fearless For Love revealed a huge family secret. And a little more about the past. This book is literally is pivotal point in the series. You know how FKL was so YA you wanna puke then FWL was so NA and cute and literally still the best cliche book known to mankind, and you know how both of these books had this certain emergency drama? Yeah, FFL drama was not like that. It has more action, past drama, future plans, surprises. SURPRISES. I think a huge part is because of Harry. He’s built as the black sheep, mysterious brother. And then suddenly, we’re in his life. Each and every single pain, the secrets. All of it.
Harry was pretty much invisible in the first two books and now I can’t get enough of him.
FFL is written in first person, in alternating POVs (Harrington’s and Jessica’s). So much emotion. So much love. So much pain. So much excitement. Clara writes in a way that makes love alive through the usual plotlines. Even if the plot is something we’ve read over and over again. It’s wonderful, it’s magical.
Falling in love with the right people feels so wonderful. You guys, read this extreme emotion-trigger book. Read the entire series. Read everything. Fall in love with everything like I did. DO IT NOW.