Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: Fearless (Pier 70 #2) by Nicole Edwards @NicoleEAuthor

Title: Fearless
Series: Pier 70 #2
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Published: April 11, 2016
He’s the one who walked away...
Dare Davis, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has been living the past fifteen years of his life not taking risks. He considers himself fearless because he refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt him. He’s had his heart broken before, he’s not looking for it to happen again.

He’s the one who let love slip through his fingers...
Noah Pearson, thirteen-year veteran of the Austin Fire Department, finds himself being roped into a favor by his mischievous stepsister. When Milly invites him to come along on a cruise to the Caribbean, he finds himself giving in. What he doesn’t know is that Milly’s playing matchmaker. However, Milly’s surprise backfires when Noah finds himself front and center with the man who slipped through his fingers fifteen years ago.

Some people believe in second chances.
Things heat up when the mischievous, fun-loving bad boy comes face to face with this smoking hot fire fighter.

Now that Dare and Noah find themselves sharing a room on a week-long cruise, can they find a way to keep the peace and ignore their past? Or – thanks to the decisions they made long ago – will they come full circle, picking right back up where they left off?

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Excuse me while I'm still coming off a high from reading this weekend.  I've just finished it and I'm not really sure what to say other than Nicole has written and executed yet another beautiful romance!

Dare Davis and Noah Pearson were young when they were together 15 years ago.  Noah broke Dare's heart 15 years ago when he told Dare Davis that he didn't know what he wanted when he wanted to move in together and settle down with the only man he'd ever loved or wanted to love.  Noah called him a "kid" and completely shattered his world.  And so Dare leaves, a broken shell of a man that even 15 years later has never been made whole.

Dare is part owner of the Pier 70 Marina with his friends Teague, Roan and Cam.  The four men close up shop for a week and head off to the Caribbean for a 7 day cruise to witness Cam tying the knot to the love of his life, Gannon.  Milly, the ever hyper and meddling assistant to Cam from Reckless is out to play matchmaker again and this time brings her step-brother along for the ride under the pretense that he's there to keep her "safe".  What she and the rest of the Pier 70 crew aren't aware of is just how much history her step-brother and Dare have.  And boy, after 15 years does all that history and angst come to play!

Nicole does not disappoint ever when it comes to tension.  Emotional, sexual, mental, you name it she's got it on lock.  These two put one another through the ringer of all of the above throughout their 7 day cruise, thrown back together with so much having been left unsaid all those years ago.  The emotion is raw and powerful.  The sexual heat is out of this world.  Nic never disappoints in the heat department and you will get so much toe curling deliciousness out of this read for sure!

I love the way she interweaves all of the side characters for each story in so you see what is going on behind the scenes, providing us with little glimpses of what we can expect from Speechless, Harmless & Clueless. I need Teague and Hudson's book like you wouldn't believe after this one.  The sexual tension between those two can be cut with a knife.  It's going to be incredible!

I say this a lot and it is true every time, but Nicole is my one Author I hold on a pedestal and she never disappoints!  I drop everything to read her work and this absolutely fantastically written love story is just one more reason on an already long list of reasons to keep me on the hook, begging, "Please Ms. Edwards, may I have another?" I can't wait to see what she gives us next!

Highly recommended!

Fearless Excerpt © Nicole Edwards 2016

Getting out of that cabin was the only option Dare had. That or he was going to strip Noah naked and ride him until the sun came up. Or vice versa. He didn’t really care which. Okay, yes, he did, but now was not the time for that. He needed to gather his thoughts.
Plus, he needed to return Roan’s key and let him know that he wouldn’t need a place to crash after all.
Then he needed to find food.
God, he was starving. He hadn’t eaten much at the reception because he’d been too nervous. But even if he had, he would still be hungry. That was how he rolled.
By the time they emerged from their cabin, it seemed most of the other cruise-goers had called it a night. The halls were deserted, as was the main deck, where they ended up after making a quick pass through the casino and then deciding against any more gambling for the evening. As it was, the wager between them was steep enough. Dare knew he didn’t have anything else to bet.
So he settled for pizza and soda, which they devoured outside.
For the next hour, they walked around, close but not too close. When he yawned for the third time, Noah suggested they head back, and Dare reluctantly agreed.
He was edgy, he couldn’t deny that. Although they were alone out here—for the most part—being alone in their cabin was decidedly different. No one could happen upon them in there, which meant their clothes could fall off. And then he could… What if he tripped and his dick slipped right into Noah’s mouth? That could be awkward.
Well, the last part wasn’t too bad of an idea, provided it didn’t result in any damage to his dick.
However, that wasn’t going to happen tonight. Not on purpose and not by accident.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.

Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.

When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.
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