Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: FEAR OF FALLING by S.L. Jennings

COMING JULY 18, 2013

“Don’t worry,” he smiled, pulling me into the hard warmth of his chest. “I’ve got you. I’ll always catch you when you fall.”

And just like that, Blaine had staked his claim on the untouched part of me that no living soul had ever moved. He had captured every fear, every reservation, and crushed them in the palm of his inked hand.

I can’t remember the last time I felt completely safe. Security seemed more like a luxury to me, reserved for those who were fortunate enough to have picture perfect childhoods. For those who didn’t bear the ugly scars that keep me bound in constant, debilitating fear. I’ve run from that fear my entire life. But when I met him, for once, I couldn’t run anymore.

He scared the hell out of me in a way that excited every fiber of my being. It wasn’t the tattoos or the piercings. It wasn’t the warmth that seemed to radiate from his frame and blanket me whenever he was near. It was just…him. The scary beautiful man that threatened to alter 23 years of routine and rituals, and make me face my crippling fear.

My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.

***Inspired by true events***

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Military wife, mother of 3 boys, and author of The Dark Light Series & Fear of Falling (Summer 2013)

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Review ~ 4 Stars
I don't want to give too much of the story away since it doesn't release for another week, but I will say this - it is a must read. Even though Kami's background is darker than most, the reader can still relate to her. Throughout the story I felt for her and wished for her to find the light in the darkness that has been overshadowing her whole life.
The true star for me was Blaine. I loved Blaine, plain and simple. He fights for Kami when she doesn't even want to fight for herself. He doesn't give up when the odds are against him. Oh, and did I mention that he's covered in tattoos and has a tongue-piercing? Yeah, he is. I told my hubby he needed to get his tongue pierced like ASAP after reading about Blaine ;P
Fear of Falling is rooted in pain and suffering, but it shows that love and happiness can still be found after tragedy. That even though life can be downright cruel, it can also be absolutely beautiful.
Let me end with one of my favorite quotes from Blaine <3:
"The storm doesn't last forever. It can scare you; it can shake you to your core. But it never lasts. The rain subsides, the thunder dies, and the winds calm to a soft whisper. And that moment after the storm clouds pass, when all is silent and still, you find peace."

~Nikki N.

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