Book Review – ‘Fearless’ by Jessie Keane
Today I am reviewing ‘Fearless’ by Jessie Keane which was published in hardback and as an eBook on the 22nd March 2018 by Macmillan. I unfortunately had to pull out of the blog tour organised by Anne Cater of Random Things Tours.
You will find out in a minute what I thought about this book. First though here’s what it’s about.
Josh Flynn is the king of the bare-knuckle gypsy fighters. His reputation is un-blemished; his fist a deadly weapon.
Claire Milo has always loved Josh, they were destined to be together from the day they met. Two gypsy lovers with their whole lives ahead of them. If only Josh would find a different way of earning a living instead of knocking the living daylights out of another man in the boxing ring. One day, she knew something really bad was going to happen. She could feel it . . .
Shauna Everett always wanted what she couldn’t have, and nobody, especially Claire Milo was going to stand in her way. She’s had her eye on Josh Flynn for years and she knew just how to get him. If it meant playing dirty, then so be it. What had she got to lose?
In a world ruled by violence, crime and backstreet brawls, only one woman will win in Jessie Keane’s Fearless, but how low is she prepared to go to achieve that goal?
This is the first novel by Jessie Keane that I have read. With nearly six hundred pages and split into three parts this is quite a long book. I like it when stories have a prologue and I was left feeling intrigued by this particular one. There were loads of chapters, all short, which mostly had me hooked. It was literally a case of just one more chapter followed by I’m sure I have time to read another one or two.
Set in both England and America from 1975 onwards this story follows Josh Flynn’s life and his undying love for Claire Milo who mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again. If only he had known the truth from the start then maybe things wouldn’t have happened the way they did.
There were a number of unsavoury characters in the story. For a start off I really couldn’t stand Shauna Everett. She was just pure evil. She made sure that she got exactly what she wanted whatever it took, with absolutely no thought for anyone else’s feelings. As for the Cleaver family, I wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley. They were just scary!!
Out of all the characters my favourite one was Claire Milo. She came across as really lovely. I felt so bad for her and what she was put through.
There is a lot of swearing and violence throughout the story which may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if that doesn’t bother you then I can promise that you are in for a good read.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
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About Jessie Keane
Jessie Keane is a Sunday Times top ten bestselling author. She’s lived both ends of the social spectrum, and her fascination with London’s underworld led her to write Dirty Game, followed by bestsellers Black Widow, Scarlet Women, Jail Bird, The Make, Playing Dead, Nameless, Ruthless (the fifth book to feature Annie Carter), Lawless and Dangerous. Jessie’s books have sold more than 750,000 copies. She now lives in Hampshire.
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