Friday, September 25, 2015

Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas ~ Review

Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather, #1)Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather #1) by Ronnie Douglas

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.


Characters are so important to me in a book. And that's the biggest reason I didn't like this book.

Aubrey is annoying. She's moved from Oregon, the land of perfection, to a lowly small town in Tennessee. She has a plan. It's an important plan for her life. It includes college at a university in Oregon. It doesn't include the problems her parents are having. It doesn't include moving to live with her grandmother and slumming it. Her uppity nature grated on my nerves. And then there was her no dating policy. Some girls do that. I get it. Focus on education and all the stuff but she wore hers like a badge. Held it out in front of her as a shield. Yeah, not buying that from a college girl. And don't get me started on how she lost her V-card. *rolls eyes* Pleasant. It was pleasant. She pushed Zion away. She kissed Noah. She ran hot and cold. She annoyed me.

Then there was the story itself. I think the story came before the characters and they may not have been down for what happened. Some of it felt forced and I wasn't feeling it. This is a motorcycle club and the ending just fell into place a little too easy.

I struggled with how fast their relationship developed or rather their non-dating relationship. I could go into details but you may want to experience this book yourself to get the full story. I just couldn't understand why a guy that was raised in a MC and had become what he had would do what he did for a chance with a girl. I just didn't think it felt possible.

So why two stars? I did love Zion. He's quiet and strong. And I loved how he flirted. I adored him. I longed for the times he was in a scene. I loved the brief moments when the story was from his POV. Loved his name. Loved the real explanation of his nickname. Loved how protective he was. Loved Zion.

Don't think I'll read any more of this series. Can't really recommend this one to anyone either.

Others felt differently.  


  1. Gosh that is a bummer! I'm sorry this wasn't for ya...I don't like it when the characters feel forced either...Great review!!

  2. Oh man that is such a shame because the synopsis sounded promising, but I think I'll pass on this one. Great review!