Saturday, July 20, 2013

FEAR OF FALLING by S.L. Jennings Review & Giveaway

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 fibre of my being. It wasn’t the tattoos or the piercings. It wasn’t the warmth that seemed to radiate from his frame and blanket me whenever he was near. It was just…him. The scary beautiful man that threatened to alter 23 years of routine and rituals, and make me face my crippling fear.
My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.
***Inspired by true events***

Most known for her starring role in a popular sitcom as a child, S.L. Jennings went on to earn her law degree from Harvard at the young age of 16. While studying for the bar exam and recording her debut hit album, she also won the Nobel Prize for her ground breaking invention of calorie-free wine. When she isn’t conquering the seas in her yacht or flying her Gulfstream, she likes to spin elaborate webs of lies and has even documented a few of these said falsehoods.
Some of S.L.’s devious lies:
FEAR OF FALLING- July 18th, 2013
~ Dark Light
~ The Dark Prince
~ Nikolai (Fall 2013)
~ Light Shadows (End of 2013/ Early 2014)

Where to creep on the author: 
Fear Of Falling Blog Tour Page
Fear Of Falling Goodreads Page
SL Jennings Blog
SL Jennings FB Page
SL Jennings Twitter
SL Jennings Goodreads
The Dark Light Series FB Page

Wendy's Review:
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 we are and love freely without judgment, it's really beautiful."

Kami has some issues, lets be honest, she has a ton of issues and they all stem back to her childhood. This emotional whirlwind ensues within me while reading about Kami's past and then I couldn't help but feel complete and utter happiness through the entire story as we watch Blaine fall more and more for her. Kami knows that there is beauty in the world, she just doesn't think it's meant to be for her.

"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."

No other words have been more needed for a story. When I read Blaine's promise to Kami the first time, I had to go back and re-read everything that led up them. I was such a wreck when I finally formed my own opinion of this statement, that even at this point had he not been in love with her, he was also asking her to let him have that chance. 

I can't tell you how crazy, pissed off, or deadpanned I felt during this book because those emotions just weren't there and for an S.L. Jennings book, that's saying something. However, I can tell you that I was a little choked up, a whole lot of messy-faced, and definitely chest clenching at times. Blaine's character is determined and fun, full of life and willing to share those experiences with Kami, who happens to be shut down to all emotions consisting of joy, love and bliss. I enjoyed watching these two come together in an understanding, but most importantly, I  loved watching Blaine MAKE Kami see that things/life could be more and that it's actually worth it. 

There's a written letter in the end of this book. It shattered me! I couldn't read any further after this scene until I got myself under control. I hope that when you read this book, you will feel the emotions that I felt. It really is a journey of not only love, but more so about trust. 

Absolutely 5 stars for FEAR OF FALLING.  


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