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One Fear

(The Game of Life #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  434 ratings  ·  253 reviews
“My one fear is now my reality.”

He didn’t offer his name when he fulfilled his need to include me as a player in his game.
I’m number thirteen. Just a number given to the bitches who wronged him.
I was blindsided. Stolen from my life. In his devilled eyes, I have a debt to pay…he wants my final breath to see us even.

“I know who you are Morgan Banks, the question is, who
Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published July 7th 2017 by Obie Books
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Kylie D
May 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I did enjoy this novella. It was a quick read and I could feel Reid's pain as he realised his wife wasn't coming home. But was I enthralled enough to buy the next 4 installments to finish the novel? Probably not, I would prefer just to pay for the one book.
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionThis is a really good cover for this book. A perfect representation of the way the heroine's husband thinks of her. Great composition. Interesting title work as well. I would have made the title a bit bigger, but all in all an excellent job.description

descriptionI knew right from the prologue that this one was going to be a 5-Star read for me. I was sucked right into this story from the first word.


It was fantastically well written and perfectly paced. It was dark, twisted and evil. It had an intriguing and unique pl
Dri ✰
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
★ 4 stars!! ★

“Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?”

My review will be in the last book because I can’t stop reading!!!
But I want to say that the plot is very intriguing, captivating and terrifying. The author's writing is incredible and I am very intrigued to know what will come next in this series!

“Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s play a game where I hunt you”
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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So "One Fear" is the first novella in The Game Of Life Series by Belle Brooks.
And this is also the first thing I have ever read by this author.
I also would like to add that the front cover here is breathtaking and exactly how I pictured Morgan in my mind after Reid's heartfelt description of her.
So what the bloody hell did I just experience, and I say experience instead of read as my heart is still pounding loudly in utter shock and fright after just putting this down.
What an earth
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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*** I received this book by the author in exchanged for an honest review, thank you so much to Belle Brooks for the opportunity to read and review One Fear! ***

Just Holy Cow wow this book was so awesome granted it is a novella and first book of The Game Of Life series. And after that ending I want to learn and know more about who the evil wolf is. At the beginning of One Fear we start off reading
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
I had a sneak peek at this book today....ok it was more than a peek I got to read it all. I can't give anything away and spoil it for you. But here's a sneaky peek for you...Who's afraid of the big bad wolf! Who is she running from? Is hubby guilty? Who is that masked man? Will your heart be racing like mine? Will you want to hunt down this author and throttle her too? ...why? wait and see!
Natalie The Biblioholic

How messed up was that???

This author ain’t playing games. There were no sweet nothings to lull you into a sense of security. No gentle prodding to warm you up to the idea of the terror to come. Nope, she dumped us right into the thick of things. Right into the horror show that Morgan and Reid’s life had become. Morgan is at the mercy of a sadistic psychopath, hellbent on breaking her and finding his own form of retribution. For what? I still don’t know, just like I don’t know who the heck this m
Jaime Gambrill
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
for the love of God who is it???? Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? I am dammit! I need to know who it is.. the suspense may just kill me! BELLE tell meeeee!! I couldn't put this down once I started it and I cannot wait until they are all out!!
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I love about Belle is she has no fear. Her books are different, I love that I won't get bored. The first chapter draws you in, I was tired reading this as it's Sunday and my chill day. But let me tell you it woke me up, it was dark, sinister with a touch of evil. I have questions as I continued reading. None I can reveal as they would be considered spoiling.
My biggest question why HER???
Elsa Carrion
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wait, What just happened!! Just when it was getting good! They said read this with us, they said it will be great, they said your going to love it. All true, It was fun and I really did enjoy it but why so darn short and why have so many. I know and you probably know as well. I'm dying to know how it turns out but I will leave this series alone until I see #2 for free, just like I found this one FREE.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My only criticism of this book is I want more. This can't be the end we need another book to find out who the big bad wolf is. Morgan is having a bad day but little does she know her day is about to get a whole lot worse. Taken by a man who calls himself the wolf, Morgan is told she's his thirteenth victim. She just can't imagine who she's upset so much that would do this to her. While Morgan is who knows where in the outback, her husband Reid is being questioned by the police who think he's don ...more
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Trish Miles
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omfg. Was lucky enough to read this book today. Could not put it down and I definitely need more. Kept me hooked the whole time.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: a-freebies
Buddy Read with my Freebie Chicks!

I will start by saying this isn't my genre but our group decided to step out of our comfort zone.

I did like the scenes with Morgan in the woods. They were well written and were the only reason I did not 1 star this book.

Her Husband was just the worst. I felt bad for him in the beginning, but after she went missing I was done with him. I don't think I could take another scene with him, EVER.
Also, the fact that have to buy 5 books to read what could fit in one
Alicia Huxtable
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How do you write a review when you're blown away by what our just read?! This book is different from Belle Brooks' other works but it is fantastic. Right from the start it grabbed me. The characters and the storyline flows so well together that I just couldn't put it down. can't wait for the next installment of this series
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it

Insanely good!
What is going on? Who is the Big Bad Wolf? And why is Morgan a part of this sick, twisted game?
I need answers! And I need them now!

Sarah  - Kindle and Koffee Book Blog
This is the first book I have read by this author and I was taken in by the synopsis. I love psychological type thrillers. People with debts to pay and the game becomes a matter of survival...? Bring it on! So I eagerly jumped in. After reading the prologue I was like WTAF was that... Brilliant. Now give me more. The first chapter I'm like okaaaaayy? WTH is going on.... Keep reading and it will all become clear. Sadly it didn't. I never really got to grips with the vendetta, nor could I get to g ...more
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Honestly I'm not sure why I struggled with loving this one. The writing is fantastic and it's also thrilling combined with a cliffhanger that leaves you with the one and only question "Belle, WTF did you just do to me?"

Maybe it's because One Fear is a novella and it's way too short (IMO). Everything felt a little rushed. But on the other hand, maybe that's exactly what Belle wants us to feel: To feel the rush, the thrill, the h
One chapter more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One hour later and I'm hooked. This is unbelievably good. My blood is rushing my fingers to finish this review and grab the second installment. Oh, Morgan what troubles you are in. But don't worry, I'm here for you. I will follow your survival and root for you with each page.

Dear Reid, my heart is broken for your loss, but have hope. I believe you little porcelain wife is stronger than you and everyone thinks.

It's a game of life and I hope Morgan will win.

Ok, but for now. See you in an hour onc
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fast paced, fear inducing short read.....

"How can a single moment change the course of one's life ? "

One minute Morgan is panicking and stressing over having to leave work late again,
Reid is getting more frustrated and stressed about Morgan coming home late again.
One rainy eventful night, one moment, and their whole lives unexpectedly changed.

What follows is a heart pounding, heart breaking, fear inducing game...
A game of cat and mouse , a game of Wolf and Red Riding Hood...

With an ending
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book one in a five part series called The Game of Life.

I thought this would just be an introduction to the characters but it was so much more. It’s a pretty fast paced read.

Morgan Banks is being chased by the Wolf. She doesn’t know why but she does know she needs to do something to survive.

We read the story through two points of view. Morgan and her husband Reid. So far I’m not too keen on Reid so I’m hoping that changes.

I enjoyed this so I’m about to jump into book two.
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short, Sharp Shock …

This is a shocking, sinister book with a storyline that is better read without any prior knowledge of the premise… unsurprisingly, considering the title, the theme of fear, in it’s many guises, resonates throughout evoking a feeling of uneasiness and anxiety…fear of lost opportunity, freedom, love, life and fear of every conceivable possibility….

…this author never ceases to amaze me with her versatility..whatever the genre she creates a masterpiece……the world she imagines on
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it


I honestly have no idea what to say, I finished this book in about 2 hours, and I NEED to know who is the big bad wolf!!!


Apr 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
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💝 FREE on Amazon today (4/5/2018)!💝

“My one fear is now my reality.”

He didn’t offer his name when he fulfilled his need to include me as a player in his game.
I’m number thirteen. Just a number given to the bitches who wronged him.
I was blindsided. Stolen from my life. In his devilled eyes, I have a debt to pay…he wants my final breath to see us even.

“I know who you are Morgan Banks, the question is, who am I? Five games will set you free when you can tell me who I’d be.”- The Wolf.

Am I
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh... my... God! My one fear.... is never knowing who the big bad wolf is. Belle Brooks you had my heart hammering! As always you dragged me right on in, clutched hold of me and wouldn't let go! 2 hours later and I don't want to be let go.. I want to climb back into your twisted mind and rip the thoughts from your brain... gahhh... what do you do to us?? You evil woman, you! ha!
Cannot wait for the rest of this series.
ARC provided for an honest review.. honestly... you have to read this !!
Rebecca Barber
Well, Ms Brooks it's official... When you pick up one of your books you're never quite prepared for what you're going to find on those pages, and One Fear provides you with nothing else.

It's quite literally frightening. It was intense, terrifying and confusing all in the same time.

I loved the real emotion between the husband and wife. It wasn't the usual lovey-dovey all is happy in the marriage. It was real. Arguing over being late for dinner and who'd pick the kids up from afternoon care. It w
R yatsko
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book, it like falling down the rabbit hole you become Morgan...
...Belle's words make you feel like you are her...
...and you feel Morgan's frustration, guilt, and "one fear"...

Page turning, suspenseful.....

.....nail biting, what is going to happen next??
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is not what I expected from Belle Brooks!! She has begun a series with dark twists and turns. It keeps you guessing. I read this is one sitting. I couldn't put it down.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

I would of never thought someone could cram so much into one short book like this. So much information. So much going on. So many unanswered questions. But it's still not enough.

With as short and detailed as this book was, I honestly don't know how to write this review. All I can really say is, Morgan comes face to face with her worst fear. She finds herself in a terrifying situation, with no possible way out. She also doesn't know why this is all happening
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Aaaarrrrrrhhhh. I turn and it’s the last page! Holy shit. Get ready to be terrified and enthralled by Fear. It’s short. It’s sharp. It’s shocking. I loved it. He didn’t offer his name when he fulfilled his need to include her as a player in his game. Why her? She’s a wife and a mother. “I think you have the wrong person. I’m not Red; my name isn’t Red.” He gave her number thirteen. Just a number given to the bitches who wrong him. In his deviled eyes, she has a debt to pay… he wants her final br ...more
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Belle Brooks is the International bestselling author of seven novels and multiple novellas. She lives out in the country of Queensland with her incredibly tolerant and crazy family. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy and contemporary women's fiction ranging from young adult to adult audiences. She also writes crime and psychological thrillers.

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Other books in the series

The Game of Life (5 books)
  • Two Footsteps (The Game of Life, #2)
  • Three Breaths (The Game of Life, #3)
  • Four Hearts (The Game of Life, #4)
  • Five Fights (The Game of Life, #5)