Title – Fearless
Author – Rachel Van Dyken
Series – Ruin, #2.5
When I met Kiersten, time stood still. It was as if every cell in my body screamed HER. I couldn’t look away, I couldn’t walk away, I couldn’t even move. My other half, my soul mate, was staring right at me. I had to have her. I had to make her mine. But I felt selfish doing that–knowing that I may not have endless amounts of time to give her…and even now that every things’ over with and I’ve been given that time back.
Nothing is ever certain in this life.
Which is why I’m about to do something crazy, impulsive, daring.
After all, what type of person would I be if I didn’t take my own advice?
I’m jumping off the cliff, I’m living fearlessly.
This is the continuation of Wes and Kiersten’s story.
This book is the written representation of the happy sigh. From the first page to the last, my heart was full of the love and hope Wes and Kiersten have found in each other. Fearless was the perfect addition to the story that began in Ruin. I couldn’t find two characters more deserving of a happily ever after and Rachel Van Dyken has delivered it flawlessly. She has worked her magic, pulling us into the excitement of Kiersten and Wes’ new beginning. Rachel managed to detail every single aspect of this incredible moment, crafting this beautiful book world so carefully that I couldn’t help but feel a part of it. Wes won my heart all over again with his romantic words and breathtaking gestures. All of our favorites make an appearance, ensuring that this journey is not only incredibly touching, but light, fun, and full of life.
“I wish I could take credit. But some hearts – don’t need help to keep beating.”
We got a little taste of Lisa’s voice in Fearless. It was heart wrenching and honest and it made me all the more anxious for her book. She clearly has a story to tell. Her kindness and warm spirit, combined with the darkness we get a peek at in Fearless, has me hopeful for her happily ever after. After everything our happy couple has endured, the sweetness of their joy comes with so many emotions and Rachel has ensured that we feel them all. This novella is the start of Kiersten and Wes’ future together and it was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Fearless is overflowing with unconditional love and saturated with indestructible hope, leaving me breathless, giddy and perfectly content.
What a beautiful novella to share in such a special moment with Wes and Kiersten! Every time I think Wes can’t get any sweeter, I swear Rachel Van Dyken pulls something out of her hat. She must have a wonderful muse! 😉
“Love is beautiful. A gift from God. I think it’s sad, how easily we throw around the word without actually understanding the sacrifice behind its meaning. Love in its definition isn’t about a strong feeling towards someone, but an action.”
Seriously though, you can’t help but fall deeper into this story line and the characters. The quotes that started off each chapter were so touching and heart-warming. They really added to the overall tone of the book. I’m pretty sure I have more highlighted areas than not! Oh, and way to freaking go Gabe! The “story” was perfect! That scene really brought out every single feeling on the spectrum – you will definitely laugh and cry.
“If people truly understood what it was — our world would be changed. Love is sacrifice, it’s holding someone’s hand even though you know they can’t feel it.”
Overall, Rachel hit it out of the park again! With the exception of Lisa, there is no real character development but that’s not what this one is about. It’s totally about Wes and Kiersten and their wedding day. I loved every single word and couldn’t put it down. Now I’m even more excited and anxious to hear Lisa’s story and absolutely can’t wait!
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Check out the rest of the Ruin series:
Ruin (Ruin #1)
Toxic (Ruin #2)
Shame (Ruin #3)
The Ruin Series Box Set (Ruin, Toxic & Fearless)