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Undaunted 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

  • Title: Undaunted
  • Author: Ronnie Douglas Melissa Marr
  • ISBN: 9780062389602
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 liBeing 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.

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    1. Ronnie Douglas Melissa Marr

      Also writes as Melissa Marr.QA with New Adult Author Jay CrownoverJay Crownover JC What drew you to venture into writing in the world of New Adult Was it something specific or did the storyline and age of the characters just happen to fall into that category Ronnie Douglas RD I started this book back in 2008 when both of my first two books were on the New York Times bestseller list , but back then there was no term for New Adult and I was suddenly being contracted for books in my Wicked Lovely series and then an adult fantasy I had to put this aside About seven years later, there is a category for this book.The story itself was very much a case of write what you know I paid for graduate school by slinging beer for bikers Some of the naughtier bits of that experience bikini bike washes, auctioning off the rights to pour ice water over me at set hours, learning the rules for house dealers, etc are things I look back on in some shock, but the people are still so vivid in my memory Interacting with that world as a twenty something myself meant that writing about a biker bar feels like it s meant to be NA.JC Did you read and were you a fan of NA before you wrote Undaunted If so, what are some of the NA stories you loved and recommend to others RD I read everything I grew up without TV, so books are my daily relaxation and romance was my first love In general romance, I tend to go for historical, but my contemporary romance reads are pretty much NA Obviously, I read your Marked Men series, Jen Armentrout, Katie McGarry who I see listed as both YA and NA , Alyssa Rose Ivy Derailed , Rachel Van Dyken, Colleen Hoover, and Elizabeth Briggs More Than Music.JC What kind of research and or personal experience went into writing about a 1% MC Did you feel any kind of pressure to get the biker lifestyle and vibe right RD Obviously, there are aspects of reality that are omitted or altered in Undaunted This is fiction However, I grew up on bikes My father rode, so there were bikers and assorted so called rough characters around I simply feel at ease with them, so I ended up managing a biker bar in my twenties and yes, I have a definite loyalty to one particular 1% club as a result I still ride, but only ever on the back and only ever on a Harley I ve never once been on a bike that was anything other than a Harley or a Triumph, and I ll admit that I ve ridden with a few men because they had a gorgeous bike and the attitude to go with it.Honestly, I enjoy the old school chivalry of bikers, including being someone s old lady back in the day Handling guns, knowing how to move comfortably in biker bars, and not minding being secondary to a biker all still come naturally to me despite being a feminist in all other areas of my life.Obviously, I took creative liberties here and there with this fictional 1% club, but the heart of it that sense of loyalty, of almost tribalism, of passion, and of a somewhat flexible sense of legality is accurate The pressure I felt was walking a line between accuracy and story Trying to convey why it feels good to be in that world is the easy part being loved or cherished by bikers is an incredible feeling.JC What is your favorite scene from Undaunted RD Any scene where there s a Harley Getting to write about riding is a treat When a friend mentioned never having been on a bike, it was stunning to me It s been such a part of my life that I hadn t stopped to think that there are people I know who don t get that joy, so I started to try to explain WHY it s so amazing and why men who ride are too and the result was that I wrote a couple of books.JC Did you feel like you were able to take risks and push the envelope with the characters and story writing in NA since it s a genre that rose up from having no rules and no expectations RD Not at all, actually I started

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    1. I didn't realize until the very end actually when I heard the audiobook credits that the book was written by one of my fave YA authors, Melissa Marr. While there were things I liked about this story, there were some things that were not so easy to accept. Aubrey, for one, lacked maturity. I get that it's more in the new adult range but I don't really have a lot of respect for girls that behave the way she did in the beginning. What was worse was when she tried to act like she was above all that [...]


    2. Do motorcycle club romance novels need to be gritty and violent to be engaging? Ronnie Douglas’s Undaunted suggests they don’t. Her fresh take on the genre is possibly the sweetest romance with a biker I’ve ever read.Technically we could classify this book as MC light, but that’s not really an apt descriptor. Douglas has pulled from several hot tropes to craft an engaging, quick read that brings top-notch chemistry to each page.Aubrey’s a woman with plans that just aren’t working out [...]


    3. Undaunted is the first New Adult MC Club novel I've read since Katie McGarry's Nowhere But Here that I have truly fell in love with. The suspenseful, intense storyline, the awesome characters, and of course the beautiful, steamy romance—I loved it all. I also enjoyed how the Southern Wolves Motorcycle Club are family based with fathers, Uncles, sons and cousins and the same goes for the main character, Aubrey (Red). She lives with her grandmother, Maureen, who's definitely not your sweet littl [...]


    4. 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 i [...]


    5. I went into UNDAUNTED with high expectations. I hadn't heard of Ronnie Douglas (who I later learned is actually YA powerhouse writer Melissa Marr), but I am always up for an MC book. What can I say? Sons of Anarchy is my show.Unfortunately this book was extremely lacking on the MC (motorcycle club) levels. Which would have been OK except for the end, which I won't get into.Aubrey irritated the living crap out of me for 70% of the book. The only times I liked her was when she was talking with Gra [...]


    6. Fell in love with this story and the characters! My only issue with this book was the rushed ending. With all the build up of drama the end result felt rushed and a little disappointing. However, besides that fact I absolutely adored this story and wish there was another book following Zion and Aubrey.


    7. 4.5 StarsUndaunted is a new adult romance from all-star author, Melissa Marr, writing under the pen name of Ronnie Douglas - and I could not put it down!Aubrey Evans is all about having a plan. A college plan. A career plan. A life plan. Her father getting caught embezzling money from his company and being forced to quit college to move to her grandma's home in small-town Williamsville, Tennessee, was not part of the plan. Neither was falling for the local motorcycle club's bad-boy enforcer. It [...]


    8. I received an ARC of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for a honest review.Aubrey has her life all planned out. College, career, marriage, kids - her future was clear to her. But everything falls apart when her father gets into some legal trouble, her family slowly becomes dysfunctional, and she is pulled out of college and is taken under the wing of her grandma who lives in Tennessee. Aubrey has to leave her safe cocoon in Portland, and starts a life in the small town, where [...]


    9. UNDAUNTED is a wickedly sexy, tease of a read. It delivers on its promise of knights in black leather with more than one hot guy on a Harley willing to step up to help out a damsel in distress. It introduces a motorcycle club whose members may be rough around the edges but not all of of whom are rough on the eyes. It tantalizes with what might be possible between its main characters, whose chemistry is incendiary, if things were different. And it hints at equally combustible past relationships b [...]


    10. When I received Undaunted in the mail I was pretty excited to read it. MC romances seem to be all the rage now and I was interested to try one out. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this one very much.I had two main problems with this book. The first one is the characters. They were absolutely terrible. Zion, a.k.a. Killer, was done better than Aubrey but that's not saying much. I would say Aubrey was flat but I guess that would be a lie because she did make me feel things, mostly anger and annoyance [...]


    11. 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 dat [...]


    12. A book that made me think SOA (Son’s of Anarchy)? Sold! I had to jump on the opportunity to read Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas (aka Melissa Marr) because I love me a bad boy read.But what I thought was going to be a book about a badass biker turned out to be not so badass. I mean sure, Zion *swoon* (aka Killer) is one tough dude but not as tough as I would have liked him to be. He was pretty tame, but dannnng he was sexy. We did see little clips of just how tough this bad boy was, and don’t ge [...]


    13. I had a very hard time liking the female MC. She sort of ruined the book for me. And her romance with Zionwas ehhhhh.


    14. ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***I really enjoyed this book. This book is the first book of the series and introduces a motorcycle club with a lot of hot guys on Harleys and they are all willing to step up and protect or help a damsel in distress…. Though a damsel does not always need to be saved :P This was a fun read and I can tell you that this story was told beautifully with both strong characters each with a back story. I really can’t wait to see where this series will [...]


    15. DNF.This is one of the reasons I don’t like 1st person point of view. Most of the drama and angst is in her head. I prefer stories where more emphasis is placed on external things for example: interesting characters and character development, being on a journey toward something, interesting interactions with others. In this story, Aubrey gets drunk early in the story and we hear all about her feelings of alcohol and numbness and her kissing a guy she doesn’t like. Later she thinks about her [...]


    16. Undaunted was a fun, fast, entertaining MC read.Aubrey financial struggles send her back to live with her grandmother in TN. This is where she meets Zion, he is her rescuer during a drunken binge that could have gone very bad for Aubrey. Zion is the enforcer for the local motorcycle club. He is drawn to Aubrey but she plans on leaving TN so she refuses to accept a relationship with Zion.Working together to figure out who is behind the acts of vandalism in her grandmother’s neighbor, Zion and A [...]


    17. 3.75 The Plan StarI love you. You're Perfect. Now Change. <---- Not the formula for a good life. Aubrey had a great life in Portland Oregon. This story takes place in Tennessee. What does that tell you? She isn't happy in TN. And she will tell you ALLLLL about it. Aubrey is living with her grandmother who has some vague connection to the local MC Club.OKop right there. I LOVE MC books. We know this. So you know I am going to be all about this one. Hang on.Zion is the enforcer for the Club. He [...]


    18. Entertaining, but overall the writing was too simplistic and straightforward for my taste. The drama made the romance convoluted due to the heroine going back and forth between the "oh shit we can't be together"my words not hers and the "oh gosh this chemistry is berserk!". Her reasons are understandable, but it pulls the reader too many ways for the novel to flow well. Again my words, not hers. There was a lack of development meaning that the author prevented me from seeing the ways in which th [...]



    19. 3 MC lite Stars! Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of William Morrow via EdelweissAubrey finds herself escaping her parents bad choices at her grandma's house.  While she's there, she realizes that there's a lot that she doesn't know about her grandma and her affiliation with the local MC.  As Aubrey is trying to move forward in her life, she makes a plan, but what she's didn't include in that plan was love and the MC.  "I thought the mess your parents were making of everything was go [...]



    20. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Sexy romance with very likeable characters, great tension and tons of drama. I would highly recommend this book to all new adult romance fans!Opening Sentence: The scream of a house alarm woke me.The Review:Aubrey Evans’ life has been turned upside down in the last few months. She grew up in Oregon and was an only child from a well off family. She spent the first two years of college at a very prestigious and expensive school in Oregon. Bu [...]


    21. 4.5 starsI really enjoyed this story! I don't know why people gave it such low stars?It's a NA (new adult) MC (motorcycle club) romance. A lite vanilla one but there is a sex scene. If you want an adult MC with more sex, read an Adult MC. I can recommend those as well ;)I'm a sucker for MC books.This story is about Aubrey, who moves to Tennessee to stay with her grandmother when her family life back in Oregon goes to sh*t. After a disasterous night at the county fair she meets Zion aka Killer, w [...]


    22. Undaunted is Ronnie Douglas' first foray into the new adult genre.  If you don't recognize the author, that's because it's a pseudonym for Melissa Marr.  She wrote this under a pen name so she could "experiment with being a debut author again" and from what else I gathered from her Ronnie Douglas website, she likes to keep her genre identities separate.  She co-writes a middle grade series, The Blackwell Pages, as M.A. Marr.  I first fell in love with Melissa Marr when I read her entire dark [...]


    23. 2 stars.We were so excited when we saw Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas. Here are our top 6 Reasons to Read Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas, along with 3 things that make it okay to skip it:We Really Liked:♥ BikersWe are currently obsessed with motorcycle romance over here at Pretty Sassy Cool, so we were all over Undaunted as soon as we heard about it. Though this one isn't (at all) as heavy as the biker books we're used to, MC fans will enjoy it.♥ Ronnie DouglasRonnie Douglas is actually the pennam [...]


    24. My Thoughts:I couldn't wait to read Undaunted, because I am a huge fan of MC Club Romance. This is the first book that I've read by Ronnie Douglas. It is the beginning of the Knights in Black Leather Series.Aubrey Evans moves to Williamsville, Tennessee, to live with her beloved 65 year old Grandma Maureen, a strong, fun-loving woman, and unconventional grandmother. She leaves Oregon after her father is indicted for embezzlement, her mother files for divorce and consequently, she lacks the tuiti [...]


    25. I absolutely adore motorcycle romances and was excited when I discovered Undaunted. The blurb starts out with: "Following in the tradition of Kristen Ashley, Joanna Wilde, and Jay Crownover, this first novel in a sexy, dark New Adult series tells the thrilling story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to a Southern motorcycle club’s inner circle—and a dangerously hot biker." This sentence alone had me sold. I one clicked the audiobook almost instantly. Sadly, that is where my excitement [...]


    26. Aubrey misses her old life. She wants to go home and isn't particularly thrilled at having to move to Tennessee. Whilst staying with her Grandmother, she's introduced to MC world and quickly finds herself drawn to the brooding and controlling biker Zion aka Killer. But getting involved with any biker would disrupt her Uni plans and her dream of leaving Tennessee.Zion is tough, sexy and kinda scary. Aubrey isn't sure what to make of him and tries to resist his charms and demands. I did like Zion [...]


    27. DNF - 31%I am SO DISAPPOINTED. I wanted to love this one so much. I thought for sure I would. But, after I began, there was just so much about it that bothered me that I knew if I continued, my irritation would only grow. The main thing that bothered me was Aubrey. She was this terribly tortured former rich girl whose world was blown apart when it didn't go according to her self-ascribed "Master Life Plan." And, now she's living with a grandmother who adores her, is going back to college, has a [...]


    28. See this review and more on my blog, After Hours at LilybloombooksUndaunted, was one of my most anticipated reads this year. I love books that focus on a MC (motorcycle club) and I am always on the look out for a new series!Right off - I knew this was a story I would thoroughly enjoy. Even though Aubrey was hard to like at first - her character felt REAL and she grew on me. She is bitter about moving to Tennessee and has THE PLAN to focus on to get back to Oregon and her life there. Of course, T [...]


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