Author: Ronnie Douglas
Reading Level: New Adult
Released: September 15th 2015
Review Source: William Morrow
Being fearless has never looked so good . . Aubrey Evans needs to get her life back on track after her father is indicted for embezzlement. All she has to do to hightail it out of small-town Tennessee is save up money for college tuition and steer clear of hard-muscled boys on motorcycles. Yet there's no ignoring someone like Zion. A knight in black leather, Zion looks like every bad idea she's been told to avoid, but she can't resist him. Whenever she's in trouble, he's there. Appealing as his rough exterior may be, it's the protective, principled man beneath who tempts her like crazy. Zion knows Aubrey doesn't intend to stick around. She claims to want only friendship, but he senses there's a naughty girl hiding on the inside—one whose intense desires match his own. For now, he'll be patient and play by her rules. But he knows it's just a matter of time before he weakens her resolve. As they join forces to figure out who's behind a local crime spree, it's clear that the danger goes deeper than Aubrey guessed. And when she needs someone tall, dark, and undaunted to keep her safe, Zion intends to be there—now and always.
Undaunted had the potential to be an amazing book, but it just fell flat for me. IT might have to do with the fact that I’m currently binge watching Sons of Anarchy. Yes, I know I’m super late. Let me be lol!
So let’s rewind and tell you guys what I gathered: Audrey’s new in town, but all of a sudden she has all three of the hottest guys in town after her. Believable? Far from it. Oh did I forget to mention she doesn’t really date. Ever. I just feel like Audrey could never decide what it was that she wanted so I just kept going back and forth between wanting to throw the book or keep reading to find out what actually becomes of these characters. I couldn’t connect with Aubrey with many issues, but I guess my biggest thing was that she came out looking like the poor girl who lost everything, yet when she moved in with her grandmother she decided to “make a plan” and stick to it. I’m all about making plans, but when your life is going good why change it?
I actually enjoyed a lot of the side characters more than the main two. Even though I wasn’t exactly crazy about Undaunted I would pick up the next in the series if Douglas decided to tell Dash & Ellen story. From the short encounters we did get from them I’d be excited to see how she would develop their story.
Undaunted can be read as a stand along and it wraps everything up nicely at the end. While it wasn’t for me, that shouldn’t discourage you from picking it up. I passed on my copy to my cousin and she absolutely loved it! Just depends on what taste you have and where your mindset is at. Since I’m currently neck deep in the SoA world I feel like it fell short in the actual motorcycle club aspect.