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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  2,781 ratings  ·  406 reviews
She spent years building walls around her heart … but he plans to tear them down.

Gorgeous women pass through Kane Harmon’s beach town as reliably as the tides. He knows the type; shallow, slumming for the summer, enjoying the sun and the novelty before returning to their real lives. But Rosewood Bay and the garage he owns are Kane’s real life and he makes the most of it.

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Published March 20th 2018 by CP Publishing
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
A sweet read that is enjoyable and easy to read. Little angst, low drama or maybe I should say, foreseeable drama. This book is simple and flows easily. I bit predictable but one I liked =))

Kane & Halley. Went to high school together and were friends but nothing more. Halley closed herself off to anything and mostly everyone after being rescued from a nightmarish stay in foster care when her mother gave Halley and her sisters up for drugs. Her aunt took her and her sister in and she now is livi
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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Halley Ward is the reserved almost recluse that isn't ready to venture into a relationship. Kane is the flirty mechanic that never thought he would even want a relationship until rescued Halley and her broken down car. The two have an instant connection but Kane has to tread carefully if he wants Halley to give him a chance.

I found this book very enjoyable and I liked getting to know these characters. It was a story that wasn't too heavy on the angst but stil
First thoughts after reading.

Colour me impressed I took a chance on a NTMA and I love it. The cover appealed to me on this one and as I found the cover so enticing I decided to read the blurb and then I just couldn’t NOT request this. This is a hidden gem read.

Welcome to Rosewood Bay, New England.

The Characters.

Kane Harmon mechanic and all round good guy has had enough of the summer flings. Once burnt twice shy. He has kept to himself for a couple of years now. He has been helping his sister,
Carly Phillips
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
He made me feel fearless for the first time in my life.
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Fearless by Carly Phillips is a sweet, low angst enjoyable read written by Carly Phillips that explores the relationship between two individuals. The heroine Halley has been living an isolated life due to her past and so when Kane helps her with her car problems, he sees the pain and brokenness in her eyes and so he decides to help her. This is a story of healing and love. So if this something that’s up your alley then this book is for you.
“It’s torture, feeling you on my skin and not inside me, where I need you.”

I’m a little late to the game here, but I was so damn EXCITED to start this new series by the ever so amazing Carly Phillips. FEARLESS, book one in her new Rosewood Bay series, took me by surprise in the best possible way! I adored these characters. I was captivated by their journey, as individuals and as a couple. Kane and Halley left me in such a blissful state that I never wanted it to end, even though I absolutely
Sep 08, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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She spent years building walls around her heart … but he plans to tear them down.

Gorgeous women pass through Kane Harmon’s beach town as reliably as the tides. He knows the type; shallow, slumming for the summer, enjoying the sun and the novelty before returning to their real lives. But Rosewood Bay and the garage he owns are Kane’s real life and he makes the most of it.

When Kane rescues Halley Ward from the side of the road, he’s determined to get to kn
Book Lover
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Halley Ward was removed from foster care at age 13 when her aunt found her, as well as her sister, Phoebe. The Ward family is very wealthy and she had a hard time adjusting to her new life. She didn’t try to make friends, choosing instead to keep to herself. Now an adult, she still keeps to herself, doesn’t date, she paints and is trying to get her work noticed. She is a very weak character that I struggled to like and understand.

Kane Harmon, mechanic and garage owner, had a rough childhood. Hi
beachbum bookworm
Touch you now is the 1st book in the new “Hot Heros” series by Carly Phillips. It is the story of Kane and Halley.

I think I'm in a reading slump...or at least a romance reading slump…(bite my tongue), but I’m just not getting the giddy feelings from my last few romances. I haven’t wanted to swoon or twirl... Ok so now looking back it has only been my last 2 books (3 counting this one), but still ya’ll….I don’t like it!! There was nothing wrong specifically with this book or these characters..
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Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Maybe it was fate that her car broke down and he’d been the one to answer the call, bringing them together again after all these years.”

Fearless is the first book the all new, exciting Rosewood Bay Series. Told from dual points of view, Fearless follows the story of Kane and Halley. From the moment Kane runs into Halley the fateful night that her car breaks down, he is hooked. He tries and tries to get her go out with her, but she just isn’t interested. Halley is closed off and enjoys her life
Renee Booth (Sassy Book Lovers)
This one was a struggle to read. The writing was sub par. The characters were underdeveloped. The story was boring. I feel like there was no depth, AT ALL. I definitely won’t be reading the rest of the series.
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great Romance by an author who is so good at it. It got a little deep in places and I prefer my romance on the light side, but it is a good read.

Kane Harmon is looking for more than a summer fling, he's had enough of that. He wants someone to build a life with.

Halley Ward had an awful childhood and has erected barriers to be sure her bruised heart is protected. She isn't looking for anything, but deep down she longs for something . . .

Each of them have their own hurts and each must deal with
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I couldn't finish this book. And that KILLS me to say. But I feel it is more Booksprouts fault then the author. I love Carly Phillips. She is a must buy author for me. However, this was my first time receiving an ARC from Booksprout and it wasn't easy. It took forever to figure this site out and how to download a copy of this book. Then as I was reading, I noticed that at the end of random paragraphs, sentences would just end halfway through. And probably whole sentences would be missing. It got ...more
Deborah Harrell-jones
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Deborah from Alpha Book Club
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“I’m no longer afraid, because you taught me how to live. You make me want to be fearless.”

In Carly’s new novel “Fearless” she shows us that we can be fearless in the face of life and love. Kane and Halley have known one another since high school and that is where Kane has always felt something for Halley. Halley has been living a life of fear of relationships, love and abandonment so she lives a life filled with her art and family. Kane has no fear of r
***4 Stars***

Fearless kicks off a new series and I really enjoyed it. It was a fun, quick read that had just the right balance of humor, drama and smexyness to keep me turning the pages and intriguing characters that have me wanting the next book in the series right now!

I really liked Kane. He keeps an eye on his sister, nephew and father and runs the family business aka he is extremely responsible. He has a good soul and when he see’s something worthwhile, he’ll do what needs to be done to
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fearless is a short book by Carly Phillips and is everything I was expecting from her. And I don't mean that it's the same story over and over again. I have come to expect a good romance and characters that I will at least like. The book is another winner. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know everything about these characters and their pasts. The characters of this book are unique and loveable. Kane and Halley's characters were constructed very well and I could see why they were behav ...more
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4.5 Stars

Where do I start? Fearless by Carly Phillips is the first book in her new Rosewood Bay series. All I can say is Fearless is the way to pull readers into a new series. The main characters, the plot, the support characters, the alternating points of view, the setting—all the elements come together in the best way.

Fearless is about blue-collar Kane Harmon meets the wealthy Halley Ward a young woman he knows from high school. These two characters are different but similar in tha
Sandy S
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 20, 2018

Fall in love with the Wards…

Mechanic and garage owner, Kane Harmon is used to the wealthy beautiful women visiting his beach town. He doesn't get involved because he knows most females would merely be slumming for the summer.

Except Halley Ward isn't just passing through. She lives a solitary life in a bungalow on the beach. A woman tormented by her past, distant from her wealthy family, different from Kane's usual fare of town girls who know
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kane Harmon runs his family's garage in a small, coastal New England town and avoids the female tourists at all costs. He took a chance on one of those a few years ago and she broke his heart. Apparently Kane was good enough for a summer fling but not good enough to be a husband, and he’s not had much interest in the opposite sex since.

Halley had a rough childhood with a drug addict mother and too many bad foster homes until her aunt took in Halley and her sister Phoebe. Halley doesn’t like cro
C.G. Burnette
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Getting a new series from Carly Phillips is always so a treat! This time we get to meet the Wards, three sisters that have been through so much and are now facing their past pain and trying to build brighter futures.

This series begins with the incredible Halley Ward. The daughter of a drug addict and a victim of abuse in foster care, Halley has isolated herself from her wealthy family and found solace in her Rosewood beach house and in her art. Rescued by her aunt, Halley has felt that she never
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~ 4 Overcoming Your Fears Stars ~

Fearless is the first book in Carly Phillips Rosewood Series and I think she is off to a great start!!!

I really enjoyed this book. I LOVED Kane and my heart broke and then healed for Halley. This story is all about overcoming one’s fears. It also dealt with Addiction and those who live with the person with the addiction. I thought Carly wrote about this topic very well and she showed us not just how
Lena Dublin
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Read!!

There are so many things I want to say about this book. This is the first book in Carly Phillips’s Rosewood Bay series. It’s about the first sister Halley. The story line is fantastic. The characters and the setting. Fantastic. It’s about a man and a woman knowing they have to become fearless to win their future. So many feels.

Because of things that happened in their past and in past relationships, Halley and Kane are two people who are afraid to love. They are tired of putting
Chasing Away Reality
I've always been a fan of Carly Phillips. Her books are fun, intriguing, and hot. The characters have depth in regard to their histories, and their worlds are well-developed. Like her other books, I enjoyed the love story and the light, sexy read that was Fearless. I also loved Kane. He was a great man with the perfect blend of raw sexuality and a sweet, caring nature. And in regard to Halley, Kane was the man willing to fight for the connection they had and help her through the fear she held so ...more
Erin Lewis
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 star review Fearless (Rosewood Bay # 1) by Carly Phillips

Ms.Phillips is off to a flying start with her latest series; this book got and kept my attention from the start and I read it in one sitting.

Kane Harmon lives and works in Rosewood Bay running his garage business. He has no time for a committed relationship after being burnt before.When he takes his tow truck out to rescue a customer he is shocked to find the woman is Halley Ward, a woman he used to protect against school bullies in hi
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the first in a new series, and does a good job of introducing us to the Ward sisters, Phoebe and Halley today. Some of Halley's past comes to light through the book, but there is clearly more to reveal about Phoebe in the next installment.

Halley has benefitted from being rescued by her rich aunt from a terrible foster family, and now hides herself away with her paints by the sea. She is slow to trust and would r
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this read – it’s not your typical Carly Phillips book but I like that she doesn’t disappoint when writing outside her “norm.” I’m giving this 3.5 stars – I found that though there were a few parts that were slow, for the most part this was a fast paced read that had its humorous moments balanced well with its steamy/romantic moments making it a good read.

Kane is a mechanic who, due to his fathers gambling problem, now owns their family garage. In the past Kane has been into to the typi
Romance Between The Sheets
Fearless is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed her style and flow of the story. Definitely a standalone however I do hope we see more of this couple in the next two stories with her sisters. It is an easy and quick read and Kane and Halley were a great couple. Both the Harmon and Ward families play their parts and provide moments to help cement this couple.

Phoebe was a great character and I am definitely looking forward to her story. Missing younger sister is a real mystery and sh
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kane Harmon is the owner of a mechanic shop in Rosewood Bay which is a small town on the coast. He is used to gorgeous women spending their summers enjoying the sun and beach and looking for temporary no strings attached sex. He mistakenly got attached to one of them, thinking it could be more one summer but was quickly put in his place. One day Kane is called to tow a vehicle that belongs to a woman that he has found to be very mysterious from as far back as high school. He is bound and determi ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Rock Star PR***

3.5 Stars

I enjoyed this title. It felt a little different than the usual for Carly Phillips, and it is always fun when an author you enjoy writes something that feels like that.

Halley and Kane are both dealing with things in their pasts, and their present, that color the lives they are living now. This gives them a connection that is not easily ignored, as there is an attraction between them and it is deeper than the physical one that initially dr
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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two ...more

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