I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
If you like character driven romance and haven't read anything by Helena Newbury, then you're really missing out. I love the Fenbrook Academy series: the school, the characters, and the romance. I fell in love with Jasmine while reading In Harmony, book #2 in the series. It was so wonderful to read an entire novel devoted to this intriguing character.
The prologue was heart-breaking, especially if you're not already acquainted with Jasmine. She experienced such deep trauma in her past, yet remained so strong despite that. Romantic interest Ryan was sexy, intelligent, and all around awesome. The heat and romantic tension started quickly-- Chapter One-- and turned into a full blaze before long.
Frankly, this was a rather emotional read, so be sure you're prepared with tissue and some quiet space. I really enjoyed the romantic suspense element which made this novel stand out from the others in the series. But once again, my favorite aspect was the character development. It was superb. The characters weren't just well-developed, they leapt off the page.
Acting Brave was my favorite novel in the Fenbrook Academy series. I'm adding this one to my favorites list. There's just nothing like a very satisfying read!