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Fearless–stalkers in the land of bluebonnets

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Fearless

by Fern Michaels

Anna Campbell, who pieced her life together after the unexpected death of her husband, is a busy and successful blogger able to support herself and her teenage daughter. Rich, famous, and kindheartedly generous, she is also a target for stalkers and scammers. Her business manager and best friend Mandy convinces her to go on a singles cruise. What should have been a fun adventure rapidly leads her down paths she will regret.

The main characters in Fern Michaels’ Fearless are well-developed, and the plot is interesting. I liked the Lubbock, Texas, setting and touring Anna’s large suite on the cruise ship and her expansive gated home with vlogging  studio.I enjoyed the mix of romance with mystery. When I had to put the book away, I was always eager to return. Fearless includes criminal activities that require the characters and the reader to puzzle out events, identities, and motivations. The resolution of this story is disappointing. It is too rushed without enough explanation of the characters’ motivations many of which reach way back in time and others that are current. For example, there are two instances of the use of a date-rape drug. The usage is clear, but the motivation of the second attempt is unclear. This hurried ending resulted in less enjoyment for me. I will try another book by this prolific author in the future for comparative analysis.

I would like to extend my thanks to Netgalley and to Kensington Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Women’s Fiction

Notes: 1. Includes a recipe for Anna’s Rib Rub.

  2. Has a sprinkling of mild swearing

Publication:  March 31, 2020—Kensington Books

Memorable Lines:

She looked out through the gates at the sweeping fields of bluebonnets that surrounded her house. Nothing made her feel more at home than those bluish purple flowers stretching out for miles. A uniquely Texan sight.

As she was standing eye to eye with him, she saw someone else. A man who was quick to anger, quick to judge. Not the man she thought she knew. Ryan had a temper, she realized. He’d shown it on multiple occasions, so why she was just now realizing it was beyond her comprehension…

“…he seemed cold to me, like his eyes were empty. Does that sound crazy or what?”


11 Comments

  1. Shalini says:

    How is her sisterhood series? I see it on Amazon but there are so many in that series I never know which to get. Have you read them?

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    • lghiggins says:

      This is the only book I have read by this author so I am of no help!

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    • Carla says:

      I used to read the Sisterhood series and enjoyed it, but after awhile it changed. I don’t like where she took the characters, they are rude and obnoxious to one another (I don’t talk to my friends that way) so I stopped reading them. The first few in the series were quite good, Shalini.

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  2. Well if it has a rib rub recipe it has to be good! Lol

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  3. I have never read this well known author and was intrigued at first but if the end was disappointing, my interest is waning…I will be interested in your next review of another of her books to compare. Thanks Linda!
    Jenna

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  4. Carla says:

    Nice, honest review Linda. I find her earlier books were much better than her more recent ones. I don’t like the way she has her characters talk to each other and they are rude quite often. This one sounds much better, but too bad the ending was off.

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  5. I really like the sound of this one, even with a couple of reservations. Maybe it’s the idea of a cruise right now which in any other year would seem normal? Or maybe it’s all those bluebonnets! It almost makes me wish winter wasn’t coming, taking out some of the gorgeous flowers we’ve had this year … almost. Plus the rib rub recipe definitely has my attention. Wonderful review, as always.

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