This review is from: May 24, 2019 By Kay Daniels
There are so many things to love about Maya Hughes’ Fearless King…
Let me begin by saying I have been enamoured with The Kings since the beginning. The journey Maya has brought us on has been amazing and knowing there is still one more tortured King to go…is it wrong to say I’m excited for his bleeding story. No? Good 🙂
Anyway, here is just a short list of the things I loved about Fearless King:
- The continual update on all things Kings. Everyone is still with us and I adore the glimpses into their continuing lives; whether it’s good or bad.
- Grant Atherton, Ford’s baby brother. Seriously, who knew Grant was so adorable? Yes, he has a major crush on Liv, and this alone would make a great story. Living under the limelight of his famous older brother with unrequited love and he’s stinking adorable. Maybe Grant will get his HEA someday too. I can only hope.
- Sylvia Atherton, Ford’s mother. Considering we don’t get a lot of interaction with the other hockey parents, Sylvia is the unicorn parent we all wish we had growing up. She is sweet, understanding, always there with a warm, baked cookie, and going to bat for you no matter what. She adores both of her boys and Liv, each interaction with her was a joy to read.
- This is a work of fiction, yes, but I felt there was a lesson to be learned. Are you doing what brings you joy everyday? So many of us don’t and Maya brings about a pretty powerful message through her characters (which I won’t give away so you can enjoy it yourself), but I hope people take away that same wonderful feeling that I did when they are done reading.
Ford and Liv have known each other since they were children, or technically since Liv was a child and Ford was a teenager. It was pretty much an instant crush for Liv, even before she knew what a crush was. Hanging out with her brother, Colm, and his friends was second nature. For the most part they ignored her and Liv’s crush grew as time passed.
“There’s no one else I want in the world, but I can’t have you.” -Liv
It wasn’t until much later that Ford recognized the side glances, the lingering stares and Liv’s changing body that his feelings began to change, but he also knew he’d never be able to act upon them. Colm was his best friend and he’d never betray that trust.
One kiss was all it took to change things between Ford and Live forever. Feelings they had both long denied burst through the dam they’d both constructed around their carefully constructed lives, but one kiss was all they’d have for a year and a half.
“The kiss that had unlocked a part of my soul and cemented it to hers.” -Ford
It wasn’t until Colm asked for a favor, one that Ford couldn’t turn down, check in on his disappearing/unresponsive sister while he was out of town. Ford had kept his distance for almost two years and that long ago kiss soon wouldn’t be enough to erase everything he wanted to do to the woman plaguing his dreams.
Falling back into old patterns, easily picking up where their friendship left off, no longer could they deny the chemistry that was between them. They’d circled each other long enough. It was finally time to see what destiny had in store for them. The only questions left were; would destiny favor their long awaited relationship or would fate be fickle and ruin everything they knew and everyone in their lives?
Maya Hughes wrote another great book to add to the Rittenhouse series. Ford will break your heart. He is good man, but makes so many mistakes in trying to be a good man, my heart constantly bled for him. Liv is a good balance for him and the two of them together will melt you right to the ground.
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