FEAR ME (Broken Love #1) by B.B. Reid
Published; February 14th 2015, Bebe’s Reads LLC
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 on a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt me and it wouldn’t be 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.
Warning: Fear Me contains sensitive themes.
Let’s get this out of the way – the blurb says it contains sensitive themes and it ain’t half wrong! If you are particularly sensitive to child abuse, torture and mental abuse – then this is probably a book you need to steer clear of.
If like me, you welcome the challenge of a book shocking/surprising you. Keiran is not your typical ‘bad boy’ – he’s horrific, nasty, dominant, arrogant…pretty much all of the negative descriptors you can think of, but then there’s that slither. That slither of ‘ooooh, so he’s not vile…’ and I started to feel for him. This book takes us on a series of flashbacks, so we fully understand the history between Keiran and Lake. The more I learnt, the more I felt for the characters.
Lake, on the other hand is just as complex as Keiran. She is pretty much broken by Keiran’s actions and taunts, but still retains that resilliance to take him on and not cower away. Thankfully BB didn’t make Lake another ‘oh my, look at me, I’m soooo innocent’ type of eighteen year old. She didn’t do that with any of the characters in this book. It was easy to forget sometimes that this is based in/around a high school!
FEAR ME is one of those books that you cannot tear your eyes away from the pages and as much as you hate Keiran, you can’t help but want the best for him too! I shall add him to the long list of book boyfriends that have ruined me!
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