Fear of Falling
He scared th...more
My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.
Kami has spent her whole life afraid. Afraid of what? The answer to that is simple... pretty much everything. It all stemmed from her abusive childhood. There are only two people in the world she trusts, feels safe with. Her best friends, her family, Dom and Angel. She doesn’t let anyone else in. Ever. Then one day, she meets him... Blaine. He changes everything.
The beginning of this book had me.
Its gripping intro proposed an intense storyline filled with a mystery that would surround darker issues. While the dark topics were present, they merely served as a backdrop for an otherwise 'fluffy' story. The inconsistent plot, although somewhat intriguing, unfortunately never seemed to reach its full potential.
We're initially introduced to our heroine, Kami, who suffers a crippling anxiety derived from a grotesquely abusive childhood. Her tragic p...more
Maybe I know, somewhere deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways to make it alone
Or keep a straight face
And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now I had sworn to myself that I'm content with loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk
But you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
I've got a tight grip on reality
But I can't let go of what's in front of me here
Fear of Falling is essentially a love story, it is also a life story. It's a dichotomy of how people can be so resilient and adaptive that they can move forward after the worst atrocities but also be so fearful of the path that life has taken them down that they cannot believe that a HEA is in the cards for them...
Kami has lived a life of fear, of pain, abuse, and it has left her with the belief that she is unlovable. Unable to give or receive love...
But when she meets Blaine something...more
“A story of a tortured, abused, broken girl but a love strong enough to heal even the most broken of souls.” - Angie’s Dreamy Reads
“Life happens......Unfortunately, many of us found that out earlier than some. We found out just how awful life could really be. We found out that monsters were, indeed, real. They walked among us. They looked just like you and me. They came in the form of people we loved and trusted the most. The people whose only job wa...more
Here was my initial reaction, via Goodreads, immediately after finishing Fear of Falling: Review To Come.....but, really? This doesn't even need my lame attempt at a review. July 18th...more
Kami is my hope. Blaine is my hope. Dom is my hope. Angel is my hope. They are my hope because like them, i am...more
I was provided with an advanced electronic copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. This review will be also posted on Smokin’ Hot Book Blog on 18th July.
„I got you, baby. I got you, and I’m not letting go. You’re safe. I’m never letting you go, Kami.”
Fear of Falling is enchanting, seat gripping novel that is unquestionably stunning and heart breaking. Once again I was blown away by SL Jennings and her undeniably fierce style of writing and outstanding story that is like...more
I fell in love with him, hook, line and sinker. I fell in love with this story in it's entirety, the characters, the emotional parts, the devastating parts, all of it and yes, I cried like a damn baby for the last 20% of it. Should this scare you? Hell Fucking No, unless you don't have a passi...more
When I started reading this book I confess I wasn’t expecting liking it so much. I assumed it was just another NA book, with a similar line story. Boy was I wrong!
Well, this is I fact a NA book with a slightly similar line story, but the way its told, turn this in one great book that you will not be capable to stop reading.
“Funny thing about life is that it never turns out the way you want it to.”
Fear is everything Kami known all his life. Being abused for year after y...more
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“You don't have to be afraid of falling. Just close your eyes, let go, and know that I'll always be here with arms outstretched, ready to catch you.” ~ Blaine
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This was a very emotional read. A heart touching story of Kami, a scarred and broken girl who was abused as a child. She had an abusive father and a mother, who was also scarred and did nothing to protect her. She w...more
“Life happens......Unfortunately, many of us found that out earlier than some. We found out just how awful life could really be. We found out that monsters were, indeed, real. They walked among us. They looked just like you and me. They came in the form of people we loved and trusted the most. The people whose only job was to love and protect us.” - Kami
Imagine being physically and sexually abused by the one person in your life that is supposed to give you love, happiness, and protection. It's...more
5 “Roadrunner” “254 stars” “semi-creeper” Kisses
OMG Wow…where do I begin with a book like Fear of Falling…It. Blew. My. MIND. Loved it. Beginning to end and everything in-between. Loved the characters, the story line, the flow – the sexual tension, the wit, the humor, the connections between the characters. I could go on and on and on cause guess what? I really can’t tell you what I didn’t like about this book. *breathe* So now…I will continue to babble abou...more
Okay, that's a lie.
I have plenty for this gem of a book. Let me tell you, I was given the HONOR of beta reading this book and I fell in love with Kami and Blaine from the first page. This story is not a gentle love story. Kami is a very broken person dealing with the horrors of her past. Her story is not one to be taken lightly. But S.L. Jennings, just WOW! She has a way with her words, and those words are woven into a truly beautiful tale of learning to heal and letting go of hauntin...more
The scariest part about love isn’t love itself. It’s letting go and plunging into the unknown. It’s trusting someone with the very most sacred part of your heart. It’s allowing yourself to feel something foreign and uncharted, despite how much it terrifies the hell out of you.
It's been a couple days since I finished this book and I still don’t know what to say. I really don’t. One thing for certain is that I loved this book. This wasn’t easy an read; it’s emotional and I have to war...more
How does she fight fear when she's erected her entire life around it? Normally, I'd balk at heroine who is crippled by nothing more than herself, and scream at her to power through it. But Kami's fear is so palpable and vetted, to behave with an iron spine and swinging fists would'v...more
“Life happens. That was much more appropriate. Unfortunately many of us found that out earlier than some. We found out just how awful life could really be. We found out that monsters were, indeed, real. They walked among us. They looked just like you and me. They came in the form of the people that we loved and trusted the most. The people whose only job was to love and protect us. Funny thing about life is that it never turns out the way you want it to.”
I couldn’t have said it...more
“I’m telling you that I want you to be mine. Because, Kami, I’ve been yours since the first day you walked in here. And I think, on some level, you’ve been mine since then too.”
at 50% of this book was okay, then I came to read the most boring 55-77% of this book.
I, then read again from 78-86% and I said, well, this is better. Until then, I came to 87% to the end, and I felt like *numb* and gotten bored again....
Don't get me wrong, the first 50% was okay.
I really wanted to feel sorry for Kam...more
Jenny: If, as the synopsis says, and Fear Of Falling was “inspired by true events”… well, I just can’t begin to comprehend this happening in real life. It was horrific to say the least. Your heart will be full of sorrow as you’re taken through this story via the dual POV’s of Kami and Blaine. For me, Blaine’s POV always arrived at the right time and I loved his voice so much I found myself eagerly anticipating his next chapter. His humor, his thoughts, his pain and all that was this be...more
*Warning: This book deals with a lot of themes of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal).
Good Reads description:
“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.”...more
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 knew it was going to be hard to review but it's taken me longer than I expected to get my thoughts together! Even though parts were VERY hard to read, due to content, the message was absolutely beautiful. No matter how tragic or difficult your past, you are worthy. Worthy of a true and pure love. One that can bring you out of darkness and make you whole again.
Kami had a horrible...more
Raw emotions never hurt so good.
S.L. Jennings does it AGAIN!
FoF is a beautiful and at times heart wrenching story of love and a struggle with ones self, that it is hard not to feel a part of Kami and Blaine's existence.
"Life may not be pretty, but it's always beautiful. We may only see the ugliness on the surface. The shit that only the world chooses to notice. But, if we dig deep, if we get to the heart of life, where there's no pain or fear, where we can just be who w...more
Kami’s childhood was a living hell. Her days are filled with fear…her dreams are littered with hate and despair. She is damaged...she is broken. Kami does her best to keep it together with the help of her two best friends – Angel and Dom. Every day is a struggle for her and she is no stranger to numbing her anxiety...more
“Some things you just can’t forget, no matter how bad you want to rip them from your memory. And I remember…. Everything.”
Fear of Falling is a tough read. I am warning you now. It deals with hard issues such as child abuse & molestation. Be prepared to read scenes that feel so real, unbelievably real, you may need to put down the book for a moment just to clear your head. I have never read such a book where all the characters from the main ones to t...more
This is an easy five star read. There was no question when I finished it. It just was, a perfectly crafted, perfectly sexy, tortured novel, from the amazingly talented S.L. Jennings. I couldn't help feeling like there were so many lines that made this a perfectly crafted novel. The heat in this is blazing and the pace is flawless.
"Life may not be pretty, but it's always beautiful. We may only see the ugliness on the surface. The shit that only the world chooses to notice....more