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Brave

(Contours of the Heart #4)

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Courage means rising up to defend your beliefs...
or daring to question them.

Erin McIntyre was captivating, but forbidden
His professional subordinate
The embodiment of unearned privilege
The daughter of his sworn enemy

Isaac Maat was impossible to read
Smart, ambitious, and emotionally detached
Hotter than anyone's boss should ever be
And definitely hiding something...

He told him
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Paperback, 310 pages
Published December 17th 2017 by Tammara Webber
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Christy
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!!

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Even though it’s been a long time since I’ve read Easy, Erin’s character came back to me pretty quickly. Brave is very much a slow burn (as well as enemies to lovers) romance. It takes a lot of time for the relationship to build between Erin and Isaac. But once it did, it was so worth the wait.

Erin McIntyre starts work at her father’s company, and Isaac Maat is her new boss. As soon as they meet, Erin can tell Isaac doesn’t care for her, but she has no idea why. She’s just there to do
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Tammara
Apr 16, 2016 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm the author of this New Adult novel, a spinoff, stand-alone Contours of the Heart novel - Erin's story. :)
aniryllis
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, in-english
There's no other way to put it.

I'm disappointed.

At the beginning the slowness didn't bother me because it was a (well written) slow burn "romance". In fact, I was pretty excited and I was loving it. But then at 50% still nothing was burning and I've begun to lose interest.
There was no sexual tension. None. No build-up. I feel like saying "I felt nothing!". Every emotion I had was never related to them as a couple.
This is not an enemies-to-lovers and/or an office romance book. I could even say it
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Syndi
Oct 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I do adores Counters of the Heart. Especially Easy. So when I found audio book of Brave I dived into it. Expecting a sweet sweet love story between 2 strong characters.

But then I found a different story. Erin is a strong character who tries to make a break into the real world. After a tragic accident on her past, she is not sure how to fix herself. So she accepts a job in her company. She works under Isaac. Now Isaac has his own secret past.

So the story begins with Erin trying to fit in and fi
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Irene Sim
This is Erin's story. As in, it's focused solely on Erin, her ptsd, her Daddy issues, her family's racist past and, in a small part, her crushing on Isaac.
I loved the parts about her work, how she managed to use her phycology training and degree on her job, how she proved herself worthy of the job, her dedication.
I didn't like her arrogance or her relationship with her siblings.
I would like to see more of Erin and Isaac together as a couple, how they would be around each other after their relati
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Darcy
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, new-adult, romance
This is a quiet little book that slowly builds things. The romance is subtle, which works really well. As much as I liked the romance I liked Erin working on figuring out her life. I liked the couple of times that she talked about things with Issac, he gave her some great advice.

I was almost to the end of the book and not much had happened, leaving me wondering how things would end. Then Issac comes in with some game changing info, some of which I guessed. I loved how he relayed the info. I lik
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Liza Wiemer
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must-read NA novel that can be read as a standalone or part of the fabulous CONTOURS OF THE HEART series. This novel tackles some tough issues. It's eye-opening and will break your heart as well as make you swoon. Smart, sexy, and beautifully written. Expect the unexpected! This novel has depth, compassion, and a window into this world reminding us that hatred is poison and love can transform. BRAVE reminds us all to stand up for what's right. Brava, Tammara!!!

Highly, highly recommend!

FRTC!
Antonella
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

Okay let's see:

- enemies to lovers
-opposite
-this cover
-blurb
-heroine from previous books
all of that got me to swoon really hard, and be all like I want to read it, badly.




This had everything to be extraordinary romance book.





Great hero; smart, courageous, honorable, handsome.
Likable heroine, yes she is privileged, but I liked her. She also was very smart and I did not find her annoying. At all.




I liked the plot line and slow burn of this story. Some may find that lacking but not me.

But the end
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Carla
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth the wait

Tammara Webber once again proves to be a masterful storyteller and the Queen of character development. It's been a long while since I've been unable to put a book down until it was finished. The characters are likeable, the story is engaging, the issues aren't shied away from. All that and the chemistry is between Erin and Isaac is palpable. This is going to be re-read, and often.
Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
I'm trying not to be disappointed, but I am. I know I shouldn't compare books but Easy is still a favorite book of mine. I'm talking multiple re-reads so that makes it shiny and important to me. This story lacked all the shine and sparkle. I'll even shorten that last word and tell you that the spark between the two characters wasn't all that spectacular either. I wasn't invested. The butterflies in my stomach didn't come out to play. So I'm giving it three stars for the things that I did like- ...more
MiriMama
Jan 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Dísir
It has been a long, long time since I’ve read a Tammara Webber book and coming back to one is a reminder of ‘Contours of the Heart’ as one of the first few books that actually made me aware of the then-emerging New Adult (sub)genre that had suddenly scored big hits with so many people.

As the rocky relationship between Isaac Maat and Erin McIntyre emerges in the first few chapters however, what I’d evidently also forgotten is Webber’s seductively poetic and perceptive writing of this pairing—par
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Camille Adams
Good slow burn romance with a story and not just superficial sexing so horribly common these days.

More like 3.5 with 0.5 points taken off for points of discomfort.

I enjoyed the story. The beginning is especially funny.

The parts that particularly gave me pause were:

1. When Paxton relates the story of his Black friend and him being pulled over by the police. At some points, it felt as if Paxton was coopting the discrimination the Black guy was experiencing. I get that he bore witness to it and
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Marja
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sigh. It's been a while that I've read something from Tammara Webber, but it seems like.. The longer you wait, the better it gets!
I loved Erin, she represented someone familiar, and I understood her struggles so well.
And then Isaac. Strong, silent Isaac. Damn. We all need men like that in our lives.
Missing them already <3
Misha
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: na-contemporary
I'm thrilled that we finally received Erin's story. She was a favorite of mine from previous books in this series, and I thoroughly enjoyed her journey is this book. While I understand her personal growth was the focus of the story, I did feel the romance was lacking, leaving me feeling a bit disappointed at the end.
Cait
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This was Very Good. This whole series is good, and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it.

I was surprised at how late in the book the romance started, but that's sort of in line with this series, in that the main stuff is always about the protagonist anyway.

Since it's set in 2014/2015 there are a fair few conversations about Ferguson and Tamir Rice which feel better a few years removed, but were still a little pointed, BUT I like that Webber tried, and mostly succeeded, to make a point about privil
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Rachel
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully Brave

This was worth the beautiful wait. I adore everything about the words that Mrs. Webber always gives us. I loved Erin in easy, but this story was wonderful, from the dedication to the acknowledgements. To find these characters that are hurt and damaged and trying to find themselves and love is always beautifully done. These two wonderful people were struggling, but they found what they needed in each other. It made my heart so happy! Thank for this beautiful books and your words
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Laura
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just about as perfect as you can get. I couldn't have enjoyed this more. I missed the male POV at first but I soon learnt what was in Isaacs head because he was so candid with Erin. Love. Love. Love.
A.D. McCammon
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this series.

Tammara Webber never disappoints me. I’ve loved every book on this series & I’ll keep coming back for more. ♥
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Michelle
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4-4-5 stars. I loved Erin in Easy. She was the girl we all wanted to be friends because she was a source of strength for Jacqueline and she stood by her side through the worst as well as advocated for her fellow sorority sister. Erin is back home now after finishing college, taking on a job at her father's company that she didn't even need to interview for. She grew up surrounded by wealth and privilege and has been placed under the supervision of Isaac Maat, much to his chagrin. Isaac is very i ...more
Smitten
Originally posted on Smitten by Books Reviews blog .

4.5 Top Pick

I was introduced to Tammara Webber’s books by way of Easy, which was easily one of the best (if not best) book I read that year. I was so delighted and impressed by it, I immediately devoured her entire backlist, which was the Between the Line series. At this point I’m even more impressed. Easy wasn’t a one-off. Ms Webber is a talented storyteller and a wonderful writer. I will admit, I didn’t love Breakable nearly as much as the
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Lisa
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4.5 stars!

I have been waiting for this for such a long time and now I have finally read it. It did not disappoint!!
Alexandra
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A really good sequel to this emotional series! I also liked how this story tackled social issues in the US along with the growing affection of Erin and Issac.
Mo
4.25 Stars
Loved it, dealt with controversial issues and was cute af.
Wish the ending was less rushed.
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
I had been waiting on this book so long, I forgot why. I even forgot who Erin was. I had to ask a friend! That makes me sad because Brave and Tammara Weber's entire Contour of the Hearts series is so good! I love her writing and the world she has created.

Brave was a slow burn romance. The characters, Erin and Isaac, started off as co-workers. Isaac was Erin's boss, and he wasn't her biggest fan. This spurred Erin into action. Their feelings built slowly throughout the story. I loved all of their
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Sera ~ Catty Reader
Dec 04, 2017 marked it as maybe-maybe-not  ·  review of another edition
Edit: I'm trying to clean my want to read list a little bit. I somehow can't really see myself reading this anymore. It's a shame what taking so much time off can do to a series. The first books were huge successes and hardly anybody has read this one. I might read a new series in the future, but I might have outgrown this one. May change my mind at some point.

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wow, this one actually has a release date!



I might have outgrown the NA genre a bit by now though. But who knows, it might be g
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Amy
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I honestly don't know how I feel about this book....
I loved Easy and Breakable, and Sweet was good too, but this just didn't reach me as much as the other books did.

Let me start by saying it might have more to do with me not being a fan of slow burns, or enemies-to-lovers books. Which is basically how I would categorize this.

I loved Isaac from the start. Even though he was a bit of an ass to Erin, I could see why he was, because honestly it's the same reasons I wasn't a fan of her myself. I don
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Ari
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I don't know where I'm going yet, but it's a big wide world, and I'm too young to give up and throw in the towel on my life.”

After waiting over two and a half years, the next book in Contours of the Heart series was finally released. Y'all, I've been dying to get my hands on this book ever since Tammara Webber announced a release date. Not gonna lie, I really had my doubts about whether or not Webber would ever release this book, but once she did, all I wanted to do was devour it.

Brave foll
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Melanie
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been more than two years since the last book in the Contours of the Heart series but Erin McIntyre is still a character I remember. Erin has finished University and has started working for her Dad at his construction/custom home company. Erin had plans for her future that didn’t include working for her father in a position created just for her. But Erin wants to prove herself to her father to the people around her including her new boss Isaac Maat.


Erin finds herself attracted to Isaac whi
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T. Rosado
5 STARS!

While I enjoyed Easy (book 1) and then Sweet (book 3) even more, Brave has now become my favorite and only 5* read in the Contours of the Heart series. On top of combining two of my favorite tropes within romance (slow burn and enemies-to-lovers,) Brave contained some of Webbers best writing. Erin can be remembered from her friendship with Jacqueline in Easy, but Isaac was new and absolutely fabulous. I loved his unreadable surly and brooding personality throughout the majority of the bo
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