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Fear of Falling

(Fearless #1)

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  15,350 ratings  ·  1,328 reviews
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
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ebook, 320 pages
Published July 18th 2013 (first published July 15th 2013)
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S.L. Jennings
Jan 16, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
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Christy
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*2.5 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
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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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 somethin
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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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 the hell out of me in a way that excited every fiber of my being.
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Rag
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 'Falling' Stars

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Kami is a 23 year old women who's afraid of almost everything. She has 254 fears. One day after a shitty day she stopped at the nearest bar she could find. She landed at Dive. She wanted to drink the shit away. So in that bar she meets Blaine. After neck shots, acting lesbian, and getting lost in a deep, hot ass kiss she runs. Needing a job, it led her back to Dive. Now she is working with Blaine. They have a strong attraction towards each other that I felt the tension in the
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Claire Contreras
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Patrycja
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing


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
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!

..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.”

Oh but what a storm Kami has to endure to find that gentle peace. This one of those stories where not much is beautiful. It is broken from the first words read and while the fragments
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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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Maja
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
Okay, I give up. I just can't get behind this story or the characters. Kami is oh-so-damaged and broken, blah, blah, blah, blah. BLAH. This has been done before --and way better, many times-- so I just didn't feel like wasting anymore of my time on this. And I tried three times.

Kami was abused as a child and considers herself broken and "unlovable," yadda, yadda, yadda. Got it. However, her behavior just didn't come off as authentic to that experience to me. She was inconsistent in her actions
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Dilek VT
I thought this book would be epic but the more I read on, the more it disappointed me. It’s all WASH RINSE REPEAT for 350 pages. There is a cycle that goes on and on and on until it is too much and unbearable.



PLOT LINE:

The heroine was abused by her own father emotionally, physically and sexually, who also used to beat the shit out of her mother and rape her in front of his daughter who was a small child.

I didn’t speak until I was 5. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how, I was just afraid of what my
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Candace Tidwell
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book has 15,000 ratings already so my review will be like a needle in a haystack but here I go.
I liked the book. It's also the first book I've read by Jennings. Fear of Falling got down and dirty. The author didnt shy away from showing you a part of the world that does exist, unfortunately for some. I admire that she didnt try to gloss over the hard details with fairy dust. I think Kami said it in the book, not everything that happens in life is beautiful. I dont think it could have been s
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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
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Paula
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it

“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'
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Lelyana


“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 Ka
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Pam Godwin
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-romance
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
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L.B.
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Michelle
Still a Five Star read favorite:))
E.L. Montes
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“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
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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 wa
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Keighley
Apr 03, 2013 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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Cath
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
To be honest I liked the beginning and middle of the book rather than the end. I just ended up getting a bit naffed off with Kami at the end. But Blaine was lovely. His pov made the book for me really. And I wouldn't mind licking salt from his neck and sucking a lime from his mouth before a shot of tequila! X
Christy
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

*Warning: This book deals with a lot of themes of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal).

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“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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