Fearless by Devon Hartford.

18132789The Story of Samantha Smith, Book One

Kindle Edition, 381 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by Devon Hartford

Samantha Smith is running away from her old life. Back in DC, she was a total goth, still suffering from a tragedy that had happened two years earlier. Now, in her first year at college in San Diego, she plans to put all of that behind her. She’s got a new wardrobe and a new attitude.

When a towering god of a man hops off his motorbike and rescues Sam from a road-rager who was probably about to punch her lights out, she is grateful, but figures she’ll never see him again. Until, lo and behold, there is he at her college.

Adonis is a bad boy and a player. He’s the sort of guy that her parents would freak out about. They are sensible, and want her to be an accountant because it will be a stable future for her. They don’t care that Sam is into drawing, and dreams of focusing on art. But Adonis does.

Sam knows he is off-limits, but she can’t help liking him. Nor can she completely keep her past troubles in the past.

 

I found Fearless really refreshing. I don’t know if I was just in a good mood when I started reading it, but I couldn’t stop snickering. Samantha has a really honest and funny voice. The tone of the book is still a bit high school-ish, at least to begin with. But remember that this is only Sam’s first year at college.

The romance between Adonis and Sam is a bit different to what I’ve seen before. Sure, there’s a bad boy trope, but something about it seems original to me.

Sometimes Sam is a bit whiny. And she can be very insecure and jealous. She’s probably pretty realistic, actually. Plus, she matures as the book goes on. And as for Adonis – he is your classic cocky bad boy on the outside, but once you get to know him you see how different he is, and how much he cares about Sam. Also, when they fought, he didn’t get angry, or run away and get all proud (I’ve seen that in a lot of New Adult novels!), he just stayed and they worked it out. It was really nice.

I’m definitely going to be continuing with this series. I’m intrigued as to where it’s going to go.

My Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Rating: 3.92/5

 

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