Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Fear Me by BB Reid

I don't believe in Fairy-tales and Prince Charming.

I believe in fear.

He taught me how to be afraid.

We first met on a playground during a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt me and it wasn't the last. For ten years he's been my tormentor and I've been his forbidden. But then he went away and yet I was still afraid.

Now he's back and wants more than just my tears. You see...he thinks I sent him away so now he wants revenge...and he knows just how to get it.

This book is new adult and contains rough elements such as harsh language, mild violence, and strong sexual content. Readers should be 18+.

4.5 Loved it to Pieces Stars!

Review by Lisa Kane

I fell in love with this book! I thought when I read the description that this would be the typical boy bullies girl because he really loves her deep down. Wrong. Boy really does hate girl. 

Keiran has tormented Lake for the last ten years. At times, especially when they were kids, his punishment would turn physical. As she got older it was more about publicly humiliating her at school. She is terrified of him. When she was a kid, her parents disappeared off the face of the planet. She never heard from them again. Her aunt has raised her and they are close. Keiran's background is equally strange. He lives with his cousin Keenan and his father, John. Little is known about his early years. He is popular, a manwhore, and feared by all. 

About a year ago he was set up for a fall. He blames Lake for it-the call to the police came from her phone. She claims her phone was missing and then conveniently turned up. He was sent away for a year and now he's back. Lake's best friend Willow is acting strangely. She was away for the summer and when she came back she seemed different. She is her biggest supporter in the war that rages between Lake and Keiran, Keenan and Dash, another guy who holds court at school. 

Keenan is a huge cheater. His girlfriend Sheldon is sweet and genuine and goes out of her way to befriend Lake. Lake doesn't understand why this girl wants to associate with her. It's an open secret that as much as Keiran hates Lake, he wants her with equal passion. And he makes sure he gets her. Threatening to hurt her both Aunt Carissa and Willow he bends Lake to his will-mentally and physically. I think they both were looking for an excuse to give in to the attraction they have always felt for each other. And they give in to those feelings at every opportunity. All the while, both denying there are any feelings other than lust. 

"What are you thinking about?" 
"Why do  you always want to know what I'm thinking?"
"Because you're still hiding."
"So are you."
"Maybe. But not because I don't trust you." His tone was accusatory.
"But because I think it will keep you safe." 
"From what?"
"Me." His expression was pained. I definitely needed answers. 

But there are some pretty sinister things going on around them. Keiran loathes himself and refers to himself as a killer and a monster. There is the mystery of both their parents' disappearances. There are enemies at school that threaten Lake. Keiran's possessiveness of Lake is off the charts. He rarely lets her out of his sight and controls her every move. 

"You have sixty seconds to tell me everything about Jesse Fitzgerald and what the fuck you were doing with him."
"I'm not sure what you mean..." "He's a friend."
"Did you fuck him?"
"And if I had?"
"I would kill  him-and you."

Lake finally sees that Keiran has been manipulating her life for years; he's the reason guys withdrew their offers to date her. 

"You're crazy numb nuts. No one has ever been interested in me before." 
"That you know of. I made sure of that." 

If he couldn't have her, he sure as hell made sure no one else would. There is a reason for his hatred of her, and as messed up as it is, I can understand why he is so torn and broken. 

There are so many stories going on with the secondary characters-Dash and Willow and Sheldon and Keenan all deserve their own stories. Their lives are so complicated and they are so deliciously flawed. This ends on a cliffy, but the sequel is out shortly. Normally I avoid cliff hangers like the plague, but not in this case. I am so glad I gave this one a read! 

"I'm afraid for him because every day he has to fight the person he is, to be the person he wants to be."


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