Book & Author Details:
Dauntless by Anne Malcom
Publication date: October 24th 2016
Genres: Urban, Contemporary, Romance
This is the tale of a girl who spent her life bouncing around foster homes, who had her innocence stolen in the darkness before she knew it was something that could be lost. Her demons followed her everywhere, after that night. They chased her to the medical school she dropped out of, to the strip club she sold herself in, and finally caught her in a river of sin where they tried to drown her.
My name is Bex and this is my story.
I’m paddling, barely keeping my head above water. And even though I’m submerged, I’ll never be clean. The layer of dirt that has clung to me since birth is a tattoo I’ll wear for life.
He can’t see it, though.
Even when I’m torn and tattered, and left in pieces, he wades into the filth to try to put those pieces back together.
He doesn’t seem to understand there’s nothing left to repair. To love. Just sullied fragments of a damned soul.
He’s willing to damn himself in order to exact revenge on those who sent me to the pit.
Problem is, my name is at the top of that list, since I not only damned my own soul, but his too.
*Contains dark subject matter and potential triggers
**Can be read as a standalone
If you’ve been reading this series, you will no doubt have been waiting for Lucky’s story.
And what a story it is.
Completely different in tone from any of the others, this is, as the blurb indicates, a much darker read. And given our interactions with Lucky in previous books, it was a stark juxtapositon.
But I confess, despite the extra edge to this addition to the series, I enjoyed it immensely. I can’t tell you that it is an easy read with your regulation happy every after ending with everything magically right in the world. There are parts of this story which are heartbreaking.
But. The strength of this tale is in the depth of the emotion that the author whips up.
Mia and Bull remain my favourite pairing. However, Dauntless is, in my opinion, the best written book of the series.
I voluntarily reviewed a reviewer copy of this book.
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.