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Unafraid
     

Unafraid

4.2 34
by Melody Grace
 
"The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I'd ever trained..."

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

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"The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I'd ever trained..."

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?

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Author's note: Welcome to Beachwood Bay! Each book in the bestselling series is a stand-alone love story following a new couple, but you'll enjoy reading the other titles and seeing familiar faces return.

1: UNTOUCHED (Emerson & Juliet's story begins - novella)
2: UNBROKEN (Emerson & Juliet)
3: UNTAMED HEARTS (Brit & Hunter's story begins - novella)
4: UNAFRAID (Brit & Hunter)
5: UNWRAPPED (Lacey & Daniel's holiday novella)
6: UNCONDITIONAL (Garret & Carina)

BEACHWOOD BAY: THE CALLAHANS

7: UNREQUITED (Dex & Alicia begin - novella)
8: UNINHIBITED (Dex & Alicia)
9: UNSTOPPABLE (Ryland & Tegan)
10: UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS (holiday stand-alone)
11: UNWRITTEN (Zoey & Blake)
12: UNMASKED (Ash & Noelle begin - novella)
13: UNFORGETTABLE (Ash & Noelle)

PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:

"Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love." - A Bookish Escape Blog

"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely

"A roller coaster ride of pure emotion... beautifully written." Blame it on the Rain Reviews

"Sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy." - NYT Bestselling Emily Snow, author of the Devoured series.

Editorial Reviews

goodreads.com - Lauren Blakely
"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely
Lauren Blakely
"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely
Bethany Carter
I was so completely swept away by Hunter Covington... I couldn't get enough of him! These two had steaming hot chemistry and their passion for each other was off the charts. There were a few scenes that left me blushing. I loved this book so much. I can't wait to see what's next in the Beachwood Bay series and from Melody Grace.
goodreads.com - Bethany Carter
I was so completely swept away by Hunter Covington... I couldn't get enough of him! These two had steaming hot chemistry and their passion for each other was off the charts. There were a few scenes that left me blushing. I loved this book so much. I can't wait to see what's next in the Beachwood Bay series and from Melody Grace.
goodreads.com - Paige Edward
"Melody Grace has knocked this one out of the park. Don't get me wrong--I loved UNTOUCHED and UNBROKEN, but UNAFRAID is so completely swoony and absolutely hot."
Paige Edward
"Melody Grace has knocked this one out of the park. Don't get me wrong--I loved UNTOUCHED and UNBROKEN, but UNAFRAID is so completely swoony and absolutely hot."
Emily Snow
"I adored Unbroken, but Unafraid? LOVED, absolutely LOVED. The romance between Brit and Hunter was sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy. Hunter has earned a permanent place on my book boyfriend list."
goodreads.com - Emily Snow
"I adored Unbroken, but Unafraid? LOVED, absolutely LOVED. The romance between Brit and Hunter was sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy. Hunter has earned a permanent place on my book boyfriend list."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148638315
Publisher:
Melody Grace Books
Publication date:
08/25/2013
Series:
A Beachwood Bay Love Story , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
1,381
File size:
485 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today and internationally bestselling author Melody Grace is a small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover. After spending years with her nose in a book, she decided it was time to write them for herself. She loves steamy romance, summer love, bad boys, and good men.

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Unafraid 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will say when I started reading this book I was not sure BUT WOW it did not take long for me to really get into this book. It was fantastic full of ups and downs and discoveries. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldn't put this book down , I loved this series! and can't wait for next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything about it. loved it! Couldnt put it down
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Brit and Hunter are adorable trying to get over all their hang-ups. The love scenes are typical. CB
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed this book very much
Anonymous 11 months ago
Can not recommend - I have tried three times to get into this book and just could not get interested. :(
Anonymous 12 months ago
Good?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She has such low self esteem that she basically lets herself become the town booty call and he's so messed up that his bedroom actions teeter between controlling and abusive. I don't find either of those attributes sexy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books this one is no different
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Hunter and Brittany spent one night together.  One night neither could forget.  Now, he's back and he wants her but everyone leaves.  No one ever loves her enough to stay. I wanted to crawl into my Kindle and shake Hunter a few hundred times!  I cried a little, laughed a little, smiled a lot, and was extremely satisfied by the end of this book.  This is book four in the Beachwood Bay series by Melody Grace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's part of a series. The story line was okay kind if predictable.
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NerdAlertBL More than 1 year ago
Brittany Ray and Hunter Covington shared one very special perfect night together.  Two completely different people from two completely different worlds, together until morning until morning comes, when Brit walks away.  "...You just showed up here like some Prince Charming, trying to sweep me off my feet. But I don't believe in fairytales, or handsome princes, or happily ever afters. Those things aren't real..."  Three years later Brit is struggling with the way her life is going. Trying so desperately to have more, but to constantly be turned down.  Wanting more of a relationship as well but knowing that no matter how much you care about someone they will always leave you. No matter how hard she tries Brit will always be white trailer trash and the town slut....or will she?  "...The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I'd ever trained. She was head strong, wounded, passionate, and free. And I had to have her..." Hunter is a golden boy. Growing up a privileged, wealthy, and gorgeous guy living the perfect life. But perfect for someone other than him. After 3 years at Yale, Hunter up and quits school to move back to Beachwood Bay to try to salvage his grandpa's horse ranch. Hunter walked away from the privileged life to start living the life he always wanted and maybe just maybe finding the girl who's been living in his dreams and thoughts for the last 3 years.  "...You were right, about fairytale princes and happy endings. Magic is real. It's you and me. Together.  Always. I believe..." Can Brit open her self up and let Hunter in? Can she move past her fear of everyone leaving her? Can she open her self up to realize she's more than trailer trash with a bad reputation?  Can Hunter win her over and capture her heart or will his big secret reveal be enough to destroy them? Can they find away together or will their pasts keep them apart and destroy everything?   I loved Unbroken. I fell in love with Emerson. I loved his story and his love for Juliet. I was leary I wouldn't like this book. I wasn't a fan of Brit in Unbroken,  but as she was winning over Hunter, she was winning me over. Yes there were times I wanted to reach in the book and shake the crap out of Brit and knock some sense into her.  There were times my heart broke for her and you just want to huge her. But in the end I loved her story and give Unafraid a Nerd Alert A or 5 stars.  Melody Grace, what do you have in store for us next?  
Kristas_Dust_Jacket More than 1 year ago
I don't even care about the insta-love. Hunter was... *sigh... And, Brit was all... RAWR... and... Yeah. I liked Unafraid. A lot. Brittany has been hurt again and again by the people she loves. She's the town slut. Despite her talent at fashion design, no one will give her a break. So, when Hunter Covington, golden boy of Beachwood Bay, shows up and starts wooing her, she doesn't fall easily, despite his good looks and charming disposition. It's impossible to resist forever, though, but Brit isn't exactly an expert at sticking around when the going gets tough. Can Hunter be the one who changes her for good? So, like I said. There was insta-love here. Normally, that is a major irritation for me. I'm not a fan of love born out of instant physical attraction, or whatever, with no basis on shared experiences or knowledge about one another's lives or families or anything. How can you know you love someone when you don't even know them? For some reason, though, the insta-love in Unafraid didn't irk me like it usually does. Hunter and Brit shared one night together three years before (which is detailed in the novella, Untamed Hearts - good stuff, that novella), then after Brit left him, the had no contact until Hunter walked back into the bar that Brit works in with a mission. He came back to Beachwood Bay for two reasons. First, he's looking to escape his parents' stifling hold on his life and follow his own dreams for a change. And second, he's back for Brit. Hunter was pretty awesome. He was confident and sweet and had the patience of a freaking saint. Brit did not make things easy on him at all. It was the classic case of the damaged girl doing all she could to push the one person she found herself caring about away in order to protect him from her poisonous life. Hunter didn't fall for it, though. Then again, he had some secrets of his own that he didn't want to share with Brit either, for fear that, if she knew, she wouldn't want him either. These two kids totally belonged together for many reasons, not least of which is their ability to heal the wounds of each others' pasts. There were a few stops and starts along the way, as is to be expected. But, really, those are the best parts, right? If everything went smoothly, that HEA wouldn't feel as deserved, right? Unafraid is told in dual POV, and includes all the wonderful spiciness that I've come to expect from Melody Grace. Since Emerson is Brit's brother, we have the opportunity to see how he and Juliet are doing. There was also a lot of set up for Garrett's book, which releases in just over a week (YAY!). Unafraid is a fantastic story with a little switch up. For once, it's the good, Ivy League guy chasing the bad girl, instead of the good girl going after the bad boy. There's lots of drama, tons of heat, and more swoon than you can shake a stick at. There's still time to get all caught up on this amazing new adult series before the third book, Unconditional, comes out on March 18!
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Great book. I couldn't put book down. You must also check out Unbroken and Untouched.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
2 stars - The characters didn't do it for me in this one. I loved book one, Unbroken. Emerson and Juliet were so real for me. And I was so looking forward to Unafraid, hoping it would be more of the same. Sadly, my experience was not the same at all. Let me start with things I did enjoy. The ending was my favorite part. I really liked how a few elements of the book came together at that moment to create a sweet ending. There was also a lot of very hot, steamy moments in this one. Enjoyed these things tons. However, this type of story is very character driven for me. I have to believe these people are real and that their actions match who they claim to be. When there is a disconnect, I don't enjoy the story. That was the case for Unafraid. I didn't understand their relationship. They had met and had one night three years before. Brit had ran off before Hunter woke up. This short time together (that we only get a few glimpses of) is apparently where they both fell in love. I needed more than that to accept their feeling for each other. The story doesn't give us enough to see them fall in love. I just needed more. Every couple has some reason they can't be together. Some are more plausible than others. I wasn't buying Hunter and Brit's reasons. I'm not sure I even understand it. Brit feels like everyone she loves leaves her, so she not risking it with Hunter, even though the feeling are apparently already there. Hunter fights her but he's not convinced he's worthy of her. His crimes are painful and I, maybe, got his reasons more. But the distance that it causes between them never felt real. I never had that "OMG...are they not going to be together" moment. It was always a fact how the story would end. Then there was this kinky side of Hunter that didn't really fit him. He's a rebel only in the sense that he doesn't want anything to do with the high society life his parents lead. Sweet, caring, thoughtful, understanding, helpful, sexy, gorgeous all describe him. He's not a kinky guy. When he's demanding...or commanding Brit come, I'm like...really? There might have been some horse leads used for purposes other than there intended use as well. That really seemed out of character for Hunter too. I just don't like it when a character acts one way for some scenes and a very different way in other scenes. It make me realize he's not real and it makes me sad.
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Love love love this nook . Hope she writes one on Garrett
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