At the time of accepting a copy of the Fearless (The Conner and Ronni duet) for review, I was unaware that it was part of a series named Less than Zero. On learning this, I feared I would have trouble following the story. A fear further fueled by reviews which stated the need to read the previous books as it would not work as a stand-alone. Nevertheless, I took a leap of faith and dive into the story. I am glad I did, and my fears were for naught. Fearless proved to be an entertaining, emotional and well-written story.
Title: Fearless: Connor & Ronni
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Author(s): Kaylene Winter
Series: Less Than Zero #3
Narrator(s): Richard Sawyer, Rose Dioro
Genre(s): Adult, Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook, eBook
“Family is everything, I protect mine with my life...”
Connor McLoughlin had it all, a great family, a college scholarship and music.Tragedy forced him to grow up too fast.When his life finally is on track, Ronni Miller appears like a dream.Kindred spirits in the most unlikely of circumstances.There’s only one thing in the way— her dark past he’s determined to protect her from.
Will Connor’s protective instincts drive Ronni away for good?
“When your innocence is stolen, trust is a precious gift…”
Actress Ronni Miller tasted fame at a young age.Her path to stardom was riddled with tragedy.She never imagined falling for Connor McLoughlin, a rogue, Irish rock star.The thing is? Ronni’s got revenge on her mind.Regardless of the risk or the consequences— Or losing the one thing in her life that makes her feel alive.Connor has only ever asked Ronni for one thing: her heart.She risks losing the man who would do anything for her.
What happens when Ronni’s bravery is couched in lies?
When your future has been tainted by innocence lost, learning to trust is an uphill battle.
For Connor & Ronni, the fight for true love is FEARLESS.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
It surprised me to discover that the Fearless is not your typical romance novel. I say this as it featured a married couple (Ronni and Connor). Now their story is not about separation and finding their way back to each other. It’s a lot more complex than that. I will not go into much details where this is concerned as to do so will lead to spoilers.
Now, even though our couple were already married, readers are treated to the backstory of their initial meeting and the development of their relationship from that point. However, there was more to the story than romance which developed between the characters. We see the challenges the characters faced while pursuing their dreams. Readers also receive a firsthand look into their lives before and after they both became celebrities.
I admired both of them for their strong sense of morals while in an industry that promotes promiscuity and a host of other immoral behaviours. They are both fighters in a world designed to tear one down. Ronnie’s introduction to the world of Hollywood pushed her down a road of revenge, which threatened to destroy all she held dear. Now, while I understood her need for revenge, I did not agree with her keeping secrets from Connor. He knew she kept secrets from him, but the strength of his love for her helped him to deal. Even though some of her actions didn’t sit well with him, he stood by her through it all.
Winter provided an interesting peak into the workings of both the movie and music industry. Readers learn of the degrading things up-and-coming stars have to face and do to get ahead in the industry. Clearly, a lot of research went into this aspect of the story. The Fearless delivered a story that’s raw, authentic and gut wrenching.
I had the pleasure of listening to the first part of the duet on audio and found the narration to be remarkable. The narrators, Richard Sawyer and Rose Dioro, did an excellent job in bringing the characters and the story to life.
Overall, a wonderful and eye-opening story. I do plan to go back and read the other books in the series.
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I like books about married couples when done well. And I like the inside look into Hollywood. Wonderful review, Nadene.
ooh nice review Nadene I like the sound of this one. Thanks
What a great review you have here! And a married couple? This is my catnip and I definitely need to try this one out especially in seeing how much it worked for you.
Yeah, that is a bit of something different having it be a married couple in Hollywood facing conflicts like that. Glad it worked out to jump in with their story, Nadene.
I do enjoy books where the couple has been together for a while. This sounds great and good to know that it can work as a stand-alone if necessary.
Thanks for being on the tour, Nadene!