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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 th...more
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Published July 18th 2013 (first published July 15th 2013)
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S.L. Jennings
Jun 27, 2013 S.L. Jennings marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
I can't wait to share this heartfelt story with you all!
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Christy
5 Origami Stars!!!!!

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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.

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Blain...more
Kristin (KC)
*3 Stars*

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
Lisa


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descriptionMaybe 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
I know
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DKristin
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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

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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...

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But when she meets Blaine something...more
Angie's Dreamy Reads
This Review is Posted at Angie's Dreamy Reads

“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

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“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
Elizabeth (Liz)
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I don’t know where to start with this one, honestly. Fear of Falling is just one of those stories that makes it difficult to put my experience into words, and the reason for that is because I experienced so much! Every feeling, every emotion, every reaction was in play while reading this book!!

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
Claire Contreras
I want to start off by saying that I hold this story very close to my heart. It's a story that many of us can call our own. It's one that tells things that we are afraid to voice because if we do it'll become real . It's a story about pain, suffering, abuse, and trying to break the vicious circle that we find ourselves reliving, retelling through our own lives. It's a story about hope.

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
Patrycja


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
Bookhooking (Tanya Childress)
Wow, S L Jennings has left me utterly speechless with this one! I don't care if you can only rate a book five stars. I personally give Fear of Falling 10 Big, Bright, Beautiful Blaine Jacobs Firefly Stars!!

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

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Catarina
4.5 Origami Stars!

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.

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“Funny thing about life is that it never turns out the way you want it to.”

Fear.
Fear is everything Kami known all his life. Being abused for year after y...more
Maja
5 Emotional ~ Beautiful ~ Heartbreaking Stars!

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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
Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
Author Disclaimer: Abuse is real- verbal, emotional, physical and sexual. It takes place all around us; it doesn’t discriminate against race or gender, wealth or poverty. It affects us all- those of us who’ve had to live through it, or watch it happen, even those of us who’ve only heard about it. We are all affected. We are all forever changed. This is not a story for the faint of heart; this is the story of one woman’s very real struggle through a world against her, the people who hurt her, her...more
Paula

“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
Lisa
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

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
L.B.
No. Words.

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
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75-5 Stars

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
Pam Godwin
The villain in this story is a psychological condition. You can't take it down with a hollow-point bullet. You can't pass a sword through its deeply-guarded heart. It lurks in the shape of 253 stars. Kami's 253 fears.

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
Keighley
Apr 16, 2013 Keighley marked it as to-read
Oh Em Gee - check out the pic & teaser S.L jennings just posted on facebook. LOVE IT http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...

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E.L. Montes
“Shit happens”

“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
Lesley
Imagine a sudden paralyzing feeling, gripping you. Feeling as though you can’t breathe and as if your heart has stopped but is running a marathon all at the same time. Sweaty palms, tunnel vision and tingling extremities. All you know is fear. An all-consuming fear that chills you to the bone, a fear that strips your sense of reality. Nothing grounds you. Anxiety overtakes you and panic ensues. Yes, that’s a bit of what someone may feel when they have a panic attack. It’s what Kami dealt with on...more
Lelyana Taufik


“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 - TotallybookedBlog
3.5 stars

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
Christy
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

*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.”

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
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Jennifer Noe (The Book Blog)
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Five heart wrenching, tear me apart, put me back together stars!
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
Wendy
Jul 20, 2013 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: tops
FUUUUUCCCKKKKKKK ME!!!

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
Cheri Kindle Crack on Facebook
“This is what you deserve, Kamilla, You’re a dirty filthy whore. And whores need to be beaten. You make me do this to you. You make me hurt you. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love you.”

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
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“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
Abby McCarthy
Abby's review: 5 Stars

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
Jennifer Diaz
I was given an ARC from the author for an honest review. I've said it before and I'll say it again, S.L. Jennings is a damn freckin genius! I am a huge fan of hers from the Dark Light Series which is a PNR. I am not normally a huge fan of PNR but after reading that series, I was hooked! So when she announced she had a non PNR book I was beyond ecstatic! This book is simply AMAZING, I don’t know if amazing is even the right word for it… I cannot express in words how much this book affected me. Bu...more
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“[...] just remember, 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. Quiet, gentle peace.” 71 likes
“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 we are and love freely without judgement, it's really beautiful.” 60 likes
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