Fearless by Annie Jocoby
Publication date: July 15th 2014
Publication date: July 15th 2014
Beautiful heiress Dalilah Gallagher, a former child art prodigy, has lost her way. Harsh criticism in her formative years has left her floundering and without the artistic voice that once centered her life. Now, at the age of 20, she has spent the last nine years trying to reclaim what she lost.
Her struggles lead her to the nude-modeling world in New York City, where she hopes she will find her passion for art again. What she finds is surprising: Her artistic voice isn’t gone, merely misplaced.
Luke Roberts has a different problem. Raised by a solid, working-class fisherman in Maine, Luke is a gifted artist struggling to get a foothold in the busy New York City art scene. His gifts attract the attention of a wealthy benefactor, Blake Nottingham, who finds himself fascinated with Dalilah.
Nottingham commissions Luke to provide him with a piece of art: A painting of Dalilah.
As the two young artists fall in love, Dalilah finds her artistic voice once more, so she’ll do anything to help Luke find the prominence he deserves. This leads to a dangerous game of deceit that puts Dalilah in Nottingham’s clutches when she tries to manipulate him into helping Luke.
Nottingham isn’t easily manipulated, though, and things go seriously awry for Dalilah. What happens when the manipulated becomes the manipulator?
*Warning* Strong language and sexual situations. Ends in MAJOR cliffhanger. Not for the faint of heart.Dalilah is a child prodigy who was pretty much washed out by the age of 11. Hurt by some hateful words blocked Dalilah's talent and shes been trying to get in touch with her old talent at the age of 20. Growing up she manage to get herself a couple of stalkers who admire her beauty and talent now and then. Now shes a nude model for other painters and managed to be hired to pose for a portrait painted by Luke for himself with the whole starving artist thing. Now she must paint Dalilah for a Blake Nottingham who is has a obsession for Dalilah. As times goes on with each painting session the attraction between Blake and Dalilah grow. Trying to give Luke what he wants Dalilah wants to decieve the wealthy and well connected Blake Nottingham to get Luke the spotlight he deserves.
I thought that this was an enjoyable book. but just as a warning there is a major cliffhanger left and the ending that'll leave you wanting more. I managed to catch myself saying out loud What?!? I loved that there was the dual point of view, I loved that they didn't instantly jump in the sack that they at least went out. I already knew that the deception was gonna turn out bad and I'm curious of how it'll get further into checking the next book. Overall this book was fast paced, steamy and enjoyable. I can't wait to check out this next book I recommend you lovely readers to check this book out!
I've reviewed the trilogy and I absolutely loved it. If your intersting in checking out the other reviews click here
Top 5 List – Favorite TV or Movies
- Sex and the City
- Mad Men
- Heaven Can Wait (1977 Warren Beatty movie)
- The Thornbirds mini-series
- Fight Club
Annie Jocoby is the author of 8 contemporary romance novels and 3 New Adult contemporary romance novels. Her motivation to begin writing these novels is that she was interested in writing about rich men who actually love and respect their women. Her heroes are alpha and damaged, yet also genuinely good guys.
Ryan, Nick, Luke and Asher are all complicated characters who have experienced plenty of darkness, yet always seek the light. They would all go to the ends of the earth to protect the women they love. And they’re all sexy, enigmatic, magnetic and great in bed.
All of Annie’s books have things in common: they all combine a touch of mystery and intrigue with drama, love, and lots of hot sex. Some of the books have action and even some criminal elements in them. Her current book, in fact, is her first book that would be classified as straight romantic suspense, although it also combines definite elements of the thriller genre! If you’re in the market for a book that is fast-paced, where the heroes are beautiful and wealthy, and the heroines are strong, vulnerable and flawed, then try these books out!