Brave (Contours of the Heart, #4)
Courage means rising up to defend your beliefs...or daring to question them.Erin McIntyre was captivating, but forbiddenHis professional subordinateThe embodiment of unearned privilegeThe daughter of his sworn enemyIsaac Maat was impossible to readSmart, ambitious, and emotionally detachedHotter than anyone's boss should ever beAnd definitely hiding something...He told himself that getting to know her would help him take down her father.She told herself that getting under his skin would distract her wrecked heart from its misery.Neither predicted their private war would lead to an intimate battle in which the victor would be the first one to SURRENDER.

Brave (Contours of the Heart, #4) Details

TitleBrave (Contours of the Heart, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 17th, 2017
PublisherTammara Webber
ISBN-139780999426425
Rating
GenreNew Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Brave (Contours of the Heart, #4) Review

  • Tammara
    January 1, 1970
    I'm the author of this New Adult novel, a spinoff, stand-alone Contours of the Heart novel - Erin's story. :)
  • Charlotte Hamilton
    January 1, 1970
    I SWEAR TO GOD SNEAKY TAMMARA WEBBER JUST ADDED THIS LAST NIGHT AFTER I FELL ASLEEP COS I LOOKED TO SEE IF THE NEW "CONTOURS OF THE HEART" BOOK WAS UP YET JUST LAST NIGHT AND NOTHING. NOW, I GO TO WRITE THE REVIEW FOR "SWEET" AND THIS?? IS?? HERE?? BRING IT ON BABY, I AM SO FREAKING READY FOR THIS!
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  • Irina
    January 1, 1970
    There's no other way to put it.I'm disappointed.At the beginning the slowness didn't bother me because it was a (well written) slow burn "romance". In fact, I was pretty excited and I was loving it. But then at 50% still nothing was burning and I've begun to lose interest.There was no sexual tension. None. No build-up. I feel like saying "I felt nothing!". Every emotion I had was never related to them as a couple.This is not an enemies-to-lovers and/or an office romance book. I could even say it There's no other way to put it.I'm disappointed.At the beginning the slowness didn't bother me because it was a (well written) slow burn "romance". In fact, I was pretty excited and I was loving it. But then at 50% still nothing was burning and I've begun to lose interest.There was no sexual tension. None. No build-up. I feel like saying "I felt nothing!". Every emotion I had was never related to them as a couple.This is not an enemies-to-lovers and/or an office romance book. I could even say it's not a romance (it's that bad). I never felt their love relationship was forbidden (which was the point of this book, #epicfail). He told himself that getting to know her would help him take down her father. Did I read a different book? Where was this?!THERE WAS NO CONFLICT.THERE WAS NO ANGST.NOTHING.The "big" revelation moment was just so fucking MEH. And on top of that, they get together (and finally have sex for the first time) only in the last chapter and are a couple only in the fucking epilogue.I had some problems with Erin too (so annoying).I don't exactly like Tammara Webber's heroines, but I freaking love her heroes. Isaac was perfect. I think this book would have worked much better from/with his POV. Without his voice it felt incomplete to me.Sigh. My fault. I was expecting something else completely.So disappointed, I wanna cry.After the latest books in this series and especially after the Between the Lines series (don't read that shit), I'm starting to think Easy was just a fluke.
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  • Liza Wiemer
    January 1, 1970
    A must-read NA novel that can be read as a standalone or part of the fabulous CONTOURS OF THE HEART series. This novel tackles some tough issues. It's eye-opening and will break your heart as well as make you swoon. Smart, sexy, and beautifully written. Expect the unexpected! This novel has depth, compassion, and a window into this world reminding us that hatred is poison and love can transform. BRAVE reminds us all to stand up for what's right. Brava, Tammara!!!Highly, highly recommend!FRTC!
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  • Misha
    January 1, 1970
    I'm thrilled that we finally received Erin's story. She was a favorite of mine from previous books in this series, and I thoroughly enjoyed her journey is this book. While I understand her personal growth was the focus of the story, I did feel the romance was lacking, leaving me feeling a bit disappointed at the end.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully Brave This was worth the beautiful wait. I adore everything about the words that Mrs. Webber always gives us. I loved Erin in easy, but this story was wonderful, from the dedication to the acknowledgements. To find these characters that are hurt and damaged and trying to find themselves and love is always beautifully done. These two wonderful people were struggling, but they found what they needed in each other. It made my heart so happy! Thank for this beautiful books and your words Beautifully Brave This was worth the beautiful wait. I adore everything about the words that Mrs. Webber always gives us. I loved Erin in easy, but this story was wonderful, from the dedication to the acknowledgements. To find these characters that are hurt and damaged and trying to find themselves and love is always beautifully done. These two wonderful people were struggling, but they found what they needed in each other. It made my heart so happy! Thank for this beautiful books and your words.
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  • Carla
    January 1, 1970
    Worth the waitTammara Webber once again proves to be a masterful storyteller and the Queen of character development. It's been a long while since I've been unable to put a book down until it was finished. The characters are likeable, the story is engaging, the issues aren't shied away from. All that and the chemistry is between Erin and Isaac is palpable. This is going to be re-read, and often.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Just about as perfect as you can get. I couldn't have enjoyed this more. I missed the male POV at first but I soon learnt what was in Isaacs head because he was so candid with Erin. Love. Love. Love.
  • ..Ciel.. ~ Catty Reader
    January 1, 1970
    wow, this one actually has a release date!I might have outgrown the NA genre a bit by now though. But who knows, it might be good.
  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars!I have been waiting for this for such a long time and now I have finally read it. It did not disappoint!!
  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    A really good sequel to this emotional series! I also liked how this story tackled social issues in the US along with the growing affection of Erin and Issac.
  • A.D. McCammon
    January 1, 1970
    Love this series. Tammara Webber never disappoints me. I’ve loved every book on this series & I’ll keep coming back for more. ♥ Love this series. Tammara Webber never disappoints me. I’ve loved every book on this series & I’ll keep coming back for more. ♥️
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  • Mouattar
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 StarsLoved it, dealt with controversial issues and was cute af. Wish the ending was less rushed.
  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    January 1, 1970
    I had been waiting on this book so long, I forgot why. I even forgot who Erin was. I had to ask a friend! That makes me sad because Brave and Tammara Weber's entire Contour of the Hearts series is so good! I love her writing and the world she has created.Brave was a slow burn romance. The characters, Erin and Isaac, started off as co-workers. Isaac was Erin's boss, and he wasn't her biggest fan. This spurred Erin into action. Their feelings built slowly throughout the story. I loved all of their I had been waiting on this book so long, I forgot why. I even forgot who Erin was. I had to ask a friend! That makes me sad because Brave and Tammara Weber's entire Contour of the Hearts series is so good! I love her writing and the world she has created.Brave was a slow burn romance. The characters, Erin and Isaac, started off as co-workers. Isaac was Erin's boss, and he wasn't her biggest fan. This spurred Erin into action. Their feelings built slowly throughout the story. I loved all of their moments together. Those lead to some very big ah-ha moments for Erin. The story was in her point of view, so those moments were extremely important.While I loved Erin and Isaac together, the romance didn't feel like the biggest part of the story. Erin coming into her own and learning about herself and her family took up a lot of the story. I really liked that story line. Isaac was woven into it, and how everything played out was very cool.The social and political aspects of Brave were important and relevant to life today.The only thing I wanted more of from Brave was time with Erin and Isaac together. I didn't get enough of them as a couple figuring out their lives together. I wanted more than just their attraction and the blooming of their love. I wanted to be deep within their bond.It may have taken years to finally get Erin's story, but it was well worth the wait. Tammara Weber gave her a story that showed Erin's strengths and her heart. I loved reading it.
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Tammara Webber Easy so much. I ripped through all of her other books, and then I patiently waited two years for this book. In reading the afterward, I’m glad she took the time to write this book, to do the research for this book. To poke at the harder questions of this book. This book was Tammara Weber but more. It was everything I love about her style, but deeper, and more seamless. It didn’t require another book to explain the actions of the other characters. It was so clear, and so he I loved Tammara Webber Easy so much. I ripped through all of her other books, and then I patiently waited two years for this book. In reading the afterward, I’m glad she took the time to write this book, to do the research for this book. To poke at the harder questions of this book. This book was Tammara Weber but more. It was everything I love about her style, but deeper, and more seamless. It didn’t require another book to explain the actions of the other characters. It was so clear, and so heartfelt. My only complaint is that I want more. I want to see more of how things fell out with her family afterwards. However, that is the story of an entire lifetime, and not just the plot of one book. I didn’t think I needed a book about a biracial couple, because I personally don’t see it as a big deal. I see it as okay, that could be normal. However, with the political climate, and following what is happening south of the boarder to us, it’s hard not to see how relevant this still is. So while I had hoped the world had grown to be more accepting, this past year has highlighted how divisive people still are. This book is needed.
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  • Kellsea
    January 1, 1970
    I have been waiting for Erin's story since Easy and this was not what I expected. I give Webber a round of applause for adding other cultures into her book as I don't see that enough. I loved that Erin was lost, graduating college doesn't automatically mean you have your life together. Erin showed everybody the real struggle people have with , What do I do now? Mr. Maat was good and wholesome. Someone Erin needed especially with her family. I would've wished this book was a little longer. I felt I have been waiting for Erin's story since Easy and this was not what I expected. I give Webber a round of applause for adding other cultures into her book as I don't see that enough. I loved that Erin was lost, graduating college doesn't automatically mean you have your life together. Erin showed everybody the real struggle people have with , What do I do now? Mr. Maat was good and wholesome. Someone Erin needed especially with her family. I would've wished this book was a little longer. I felt that the ending was a little rushed seeing as for me the climax happened at 88%. I love that Webber added real world events to this book but I also feel that these could've been published in 2015 when these real events first occured.Overall I did love this story. It still hasn't knocked Easy off its pedestal yet.
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  • Lynn Poppe
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. Throughout it, I was torn. This is definitely a case of I want Ms. Webber to have all the time in the world to write. But I also want a new book by her every week! Her books are just so, so, good that I need more of them. But I suspect if I had more of them, I wouldn't be as excited. 10/5 stars. I'd give it another 2 stars if I could have Isaac's point of view! Very current topics and a great romance. Erin is a great character; she is a young woman, trying to figure out her wa I loved this book. Throughout it, I was torn. This is definitely a case of I want Ms. Webber to have all the time in the world to write. But I also want a new book by her every week! Her books are just so, so, good that I need more of them. But I suspect if I had more of them, I wouldn't be as excited. 10/5 stars. I'd give it another 2 stars if I could have Isaac's point of view! Very current topics and a great romance. Erin is a great character; she is a young woman, trying to figure out her way in the world. She feels very realistic to me. Isaac is more secretive, which is why I would LOVE to read his side of the story. The big reveal at the end really surprised me. And totally worked for the story. Definitely a must read for New Adult Romance fans!
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  • Manoela
    January 1, 1970
    3 Stars . A book that had parts that I liked and others that do not In general was one of those book to pass the time.Parts that I liked:Erin and her development and growth in the course of the book.Parts that I don't Like :I thought the narrative of Erin and hers long explanations, a little tiring.The lack of romance and when your development be superficial.The end in a hurry and lack of conclusion and answers to some issues raised.If you are looking for a book that develops and shows the roman 3 Stars . A book that had parts that I liked and others that do not In general was one of those book to pass the time.Parts that I liked:Erin and her development and growth in the course of the book.Parts that I don't Like :I thought the narrative of Erin and hers long explanations, a little tiring.The lack of romance and when your development be superficial.The end in a hurry and lack of conclusion and answers to some issues raised.If you are looking for a book that develops and shows the romance between the characters, this is in the background.Brace tells the story of Erin as a person above all.A book to read to pass the time, nothing more.
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  • Mariam A
    January 1, 1970
    This is such a satisfying book that was more about Erin’s personal development than anything. I like the slow progression of her relationship with Isaac. My only wish was for Isaac’s character to be more fleshed out. I definitely found enough of him to adore though. Ahhh, I’ve been waiting for this book for so long and it was so satisfying and so good to me. Made me feel so good through the 24 hours I spent on it.
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  • Hayden Engstrom
    January 1, 1970
    Been waiting on this book for a while and it was worth the wait! The romance plot line was not the main substance of the book and the messages that were taught were particularly relevant in today's world. A great dismantling of casual misogyny and racism through the eyes of a wonderful narrator. The writing and the story arcs weren't perfect, but the book was so impactful to me that the subtle flaws became a part of what made the story great.
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  • Claire Mackenzie-neville
    January 1, 1970
    I do like this author, but I felt like this book could have used more editing. The story felt quite slow to get going and then sort of rushed through the end. I also felt that the distinction between memories and current events wasn’t clear enough. Sometimes the only thing separating memories and current events was a full stop.
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  • Fabiola
    January 1, 1970
    La historia de Erin es buena y con altibajos, como supongo sería la de alguien con esos problemas. Pero su romance con Isaac nunca fue lo que esperaba, aunque gran parte la culpo a que es una situación un tanto alejada a mi realidad. Aún así, el mensaje de Tammara es increíble.
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  • Mirela
    January 1, 1970
    I must confess I had much higher expectations from this book. The main characters fell in love without actually knowing each other. I think that everything in this book was rushed. Their falling in love, background revenge...
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Just OKI enjoy this author, but I feel like when reading about the couple in this book...a little bit was missed. I felt like their relationship went from sexual tension to love...just didn’t “feel” the connection between them.
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    Good readAnother good read. I liked all the books by this author and she came through yet again. I hope to see more books soon.
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars!
  • Smitten
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Top PickReview to come!
  • Ana M.
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite quote: "We would shape our futures into what they were meant to be. We would take risks and stand our ground and learn and grow and be brave, because love is a tenacious, powerful, infinite force, and it can change the world, one heart at a time." <3
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Another good book by this author!!
  • shereadsromance
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 ⭐ it was well written and the plot was intriguing but the character development and actual love story fell flat for me, unfortunately. 3.5 ⭐️ it was well written and the plot was intriguing but the character development and actual love story fell flat for me, unfortunately.
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