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Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B00RR4A1DI.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 yetLibrarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B00RR4A1DI.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....

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Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Fear Me Reviews

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-01-24 22:02

    ★★★★★! Fear Me, book 1 of 2. Lust, contempt, revenge, seduction, mystery & conspiracy!“I want you to remember that there is nothing good about me, and there never will be.”Books in Broken Love series should be read in order:Book 1: Fear Me - Keiran & LakeBook 2: Fear You - Keiran & LakeBook 3: Fear Us - Keenan & Sheldon Book 4: Breaking Love - Dash & WillowBook 5: Fearless - Keiran & Lake♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫“River Deep Mountain High” by Tina Turner (early edition) captures this story for me: ♫ CLICK TO LISTEN ♫♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫Fear Me (book 1) opens up to student Lake Monroe dreading her last year in high school as her tormentor of 10 years Keiran Masters is set to be released from juvenile and be back in school.We also travel back in time to their first meeting and get glimpses into the childhood of two orphans. As the story progresses we learn what sent Keiran away and why he is using that to torment Lake further.The story follows them in current time as Kieran makes his return set on continuing his bullying, but now with sexual overtones. Their attraction is palpable yet Keiran is hateful, volatile, dominant, relentless, possessive and severe in his seduction and ruining of Lake.But somewhere along the way the story shifts and it becomes so much more than the present and past and their lust. There is mystery to be solved and very dark forces in the sidelines with murky motives. Maybe Kieran isn’t just the too good-looking, flawed guy set on revenging the girl he clearly has a crush on. And maybe Lake won’t have to remain the submissive girl confused and disgusted by her feelings and desire for him… “Let go of his hand and maybe I'll let you come tonight when I fuck you.” I immediately wrestled my hand from Jesse, cursing the fact that I wanted him. “Good girl,” he praised.”Keiran Maters is my new favorite BOY alpha. In story he is described as tall, dark and brooding. Add possessive, calculated, broken, complex, closed off, vindictive, commanding, captivating, charming and sinister to that and you have the Keiran he lets the world see. The story will peel some of those layers off, but for most part in book 1 he stayed true to that.“I’m afraid for him because every day he has to fight the person he is, to be the person he wants to be.”One word that comes to mind when I think if Lake Monroe is perseverance. She might not have stood up nor fought back but she survived it with her head held high. It’s also confusing for her to feel such an intense attraction to her tormentor. Seven words to describe Lake: Reflective, naïve, broken, loyal, strong, conflicted and meek.“I liked his kisses and his taste far too much. I shouldn’t like them at all.”Fear Me, told mostly from Lake’s POV, kept me glued to my Kindle, up all night and barking at anyone who dared to interrupt my reading. The driving force is Keiran and his menacing, possessive and commanding ways and the sexual tension overload. These two set my Kindle on fire. Add to that the complexity of the plot; many interesting character, the mystery and dark forces and you have 5 star read for me. Book ends with a set of shockers that has me wondering if I might need to go into hibernation until I can get my hands on book 2, Fear You with the conclusion of their story.Larger-than-life sinister alpha BOY hero, Keiran Masters! Sizzling and kinky sex scenes! Spell-binding plot! Excellent story-telling! Dark, sexual, mysteries and addictive!“No one touches you. Do you understand?” “Yes,” I whispered. I hated the eagerness apparent in my voice.”***Hero rating: 5 stars Heroine rating: 4.5 starsSexual tension rating: 5 starsSex scenes rating: 5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4.5 starsPlot rating: 5 starsDialogue rating: 5 starsStorytelling rating: 5 starsStory ending rating: N/A*********************************************Overall rating: 5 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes.Would I re-read this series: Yes.Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

  • Penelope Douglas
    2019-01-29 15:57

    This is one of those reads that's not looking to make friends. Nope. It's the goth girl sitting in the back of the classroom, holding up her middle finger while simultaneously winking at you with a smile. You're kind of wondering what to think...but the thing about the goth girl is...She doesn't care what we think. And neither does this book, I'm pretty sure. The author, who I've never met, seemed to go with her gut and seemed to have a lot of fun while doing it. Kudos. Now I won't do a play by play. That's been done, so feel free to browse other reviews, but I will say this: the synopsis gives an accurate description of the plot, but also be prepared to leave your comfort zone. Nearly every interaction with Lake and Kieran is dripping with sexual tension, and the dialogue is pretty hot. The author did a great job with character development, so even when I was seething over something Kieran did, I wanted to know more to understand him. The side romances of the friends were also very interesting, sometimes making you mad but always wanting to make you understand, as well. Now...as a warning...Kieran is VERY rough with Lake and some might even think "rough" is too gentle a word. And I get it. I do. There's lots of commentary lately about New Adult and the misogyny bordering on abusive to the heroines in today's romance. But here's what I'm going to say about that briefly...What we indulge in the safety of fantasy are not even close to the things we would allow in reality. It's entertainment, and if you can take the book for what it is, an escape, then you'll enjoy it if you like love-hate romances that are a bit dark. I enjoy scary movies. I love seeing Michael Meyers walk slowly toward people with a butcher knife. So do a lot of people, which is why they make those movies. There's a market for it. Does that mean I'm not going to run like hell if that bastard comes after me? Of course I will!! But in a story, it's different. It doesn't mean we're sick for enjoying it. It just means we get off on things that get our hearts pumping, and misogynistic men in my literature get my heart pumping. Plain and simple. Things like films, books, and music allow us to safely indulge in danger, fear, and passion, but that doesn't mean we would tolerate it in real life. This is why we have art. Okay...*steps off soapbox :DAll in all, I was glued to this. I loved the tension and the angst. I love high school romances, and even though I was seething about a few things, I felt engaged, and I felt like I was Lake. I was angry, sad, angry, scared, angry, turned on, angry, and yeah...TURNED ON!On to Fear You now! xoxo

  • Jessica Edwards
    2019-02-20 16:10

    Fuck me this was a dark read....and I fucking loved it. Reading Dark books is probably my favourite genre of books to read.Don't ask me why because I'm still trying to figure it out. Fear Me is a mind fuck of a read, it's the most fucked up book I've ever read, but I loved it so much.Keiran Masters has been bullying Lake Monroe since she was seven years old. He bullies her and only her. Lake has been bullied all of her life, but Keiran only wants one thing. To own her. Nobody can have her but him.Fear me is so fucked up because even though Keiran and Lake absolutely despise each other they're attracted to each other. It's safe to say that Keiran scared the shit out of me. Cruel isn't a strong enough of a word to how he treats Lake. He's possessive, relentless and twisted, but to me that made him sexier to me..in a very weird way. I hated Keiran so much because he's just horrible but at the same time, I wanted him.Keiran only wants one thing. He wants to own Lake, that's obvious enough, but he also wants to ruin her. Basically he's a sick bastard. And although Lake's being bullied left right and center....she still had strength and bravery in her.And I really liked that.5 STARS

  • Candace
    2019-01-31 19:57

    Mysterious And SuspensefulI just finished this one and I am still trying to decide what I think about it. This definitely isn't your everyday high school romance. It made me angry, sad and disgusted. Above all else, I was completely captivated by this story and could not put it down.Unlike most alpha-male heroes, Keiran doesn't grow out of his A-holery. There were only lesser shades of A-hole for him, never eliciting a single "love that guy" type of feeling from me. He offers no apologies and is granted no forgiveness.Lake is the object of Keiran's unhealthy obsession. She endures his cruel taunts without making any attempt to defend herself. In fact she revels in his attention and finds that she has a masochistic hunger for the pain he inflicts. I can't say that I really understood the appeal for Lake, but "different strokes for different folks" and all that jazz. Whatever floats her boat.Forget about giggly girls and prom dates, these "kids" we're like twenty-somethings that were just dropped off at a high school. They lived seemingly independent of adult guardians and went unchallenged by teachers, etc. I think it would have been much more believable if the characters were a bit older, like college-aged.Although it was pretty far-fetched, I enjoyed every minute! This story kept me guessing. There were some predictable elements in the storyline, but the relationship dynamics were fascinating. Not only were Keiran and Lake a ticking time bomb, but each of the friends' relationships were equally dysfunctional. It was like watching a bad train wreck. I just couldn't look away! So, I'm on to the second book now. I'm hoping that the author keeps it as interesting as this one!Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com

  • ★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
    2019-01-28 17:00

    THIS IS A SPOILER-FILLED REVIEW. I have so many problems with this book I don't even know where to start. My patience was hanging by a thread halfway through reading this. This book dragged and dragged and at one point I just skimmed through to get to the good parts -- it was that bad. (I fell asleep numerous times) It was the same shit in every chapter: Lake getting pushed over, Kieran being an asshole abusive piece of shit and Lake letting him. It was exhausting.Lake was okay at first. We were first shown to her gutsy eight year old self but then she was gone. GONE. She became a pushover with no backbone whatsoever and all I wanted to do was shake some senses into her. At first I was willing to give her a chance since I saw how Kieran's torments and manipulations ran deep but get this: at some point in the book, they both decided on a truce andshe fucking agreed to be friends! Just like that!After what he's done to her? He didn't even say sorry.He was downright abusive to her. He threatened her aunt's life, raped her, forced her to part ways with her best friend, had guards on standby for her and he basically controlled every aspects of her life, in the name of revenge. Sounds very Christan Grey-ish ain't it? Kieran Masters is an abusive bitch and no amount of explanation can convince me otherwise,thank you very much. Lake was a spineless girl, I kept waiting for her to stand up for herself, but alas it never happened. She let herself being pushed and used for sex. There were times where she could've stand up for herself, butshe didn't.I hope she grows a pair in the next book because I just.. can't.Both the hero and heroine weren't the only problem, the people around them were problematic too. For instance, there's this one scene in the book where Kieran handcuffed Lake to a chair (correct me if i'm wrong) and her friend was like, "Ugh he's such a jerk!" and that's it. She didn't even help her. I was baffled.I'm not sure if I'm gonna read the next book but we'll see.

  • NiCoLeTa E.
    2019-02-08 19:12

    ***5+++++ ^ADDICTIVE^ stars for Keiran & Lake***OMG!!! Oh my dear God!!! What was that book???I'm just finished it and i really don't know what to do!!!I want to cry, i want to pull my hair out of my sculp, i want to break something, i want to crawl in my bed and curl in a small ball... I feel angry, depressed, disappointed and sooooo.... sad right now!!!I wanted a better ending!!! More promising... Only darkness left behind and i have a big ache inside my chest!!!Phew!!! I really don't know what to say about this book!!!I know that some of you loved it and some of you didn't like it at all... I belong to the first category...I don't know why but it had a really long time to get into me so much a book!!!The story was dark, intense, addictive and i couldn't put it down!!!You could say that it was an ordinary story, but as you are reading it, you can see that it is far from ordinary.The characters got into me in a deeply level, all of them, but especially Keiran and Lake... I really want to say so much about this book, but at the same time i don't want to say anything!!!I think that this story became a tattoo in my heart and my mind...Well, Lake was a girl that she was bullying in a way, not physical but verbally and after an incident on school, her tormentor got in juvie and she was starting to make small steps to live again without him around to overshadow her. But everything are changing when Keiran returns and he demands her absolute fear and submission to him. "“I’ve watched you and I’ve studied you,” he began again, breathing deeply. “I memorized you. I know what makes you hurt… I know what makes you sad… I know what makes you cry. But all your deepest fears, I will know. I’ll take your so-called strengths and I’ll make them your weaknesses.”If Keiran scared me before, he terrified me now, I admitted with a tear burning a hot trail down my face.“I’ve got a whole year with you,” he stated... “I’m going to break you. But most importantly, I’m going to make you pay.”For ten years, Keiran was bullying her because he hated her for unknown reasons but now he returned more wild than ever and that's because he thinks that she ratted him out and that's why he went behind the bars... Yeah, i know what you will say!!! Why she had to do what he asked her to do???Because she feared him... He bound her with threats that it wasn't possible to not take it seriously!!!“If you had even the smallest idea of all the things I’m going to fucking do to you, you would run and run fast...But then… I wouldn't let you get far.”So, now it is starting a game of the mouse and the cat... Keiran demands and Lake had to obbey and all of them will lead to the ultimate prize. Keiran wants Lake completely his in every way, if you know what i mean!!!I won't say much about that, i will only say that some of the things that he forced her to do were a little bit rough and humiliating, but she did them. Yep, she was trying to resist but usually at the end, Keiran was the winner of the situation!!!"I embraced the madness he was creating inside me as I fought not to touch him. In the deep recesses of my mind and conscious I was mortified at how I came apart so easily. I was letting him win. But worse than that, I was letting him know I liked it."I’m going to enjoy stealing away what you cherish most and making you love it while I do". I heard his words in my head from the other night. He kept his word as he was known to do. I did love it.”I know, you probably wondering why the hell i loved that book so much with all these shits that were happening in there??? And you have to believe me that i haven't reveal you nothing at all!!! But i loved all this darkness because i saw something beyond the surface of the main characters. I saw a depth in there...Keiran was a very perplexing character. He was appeared as a cold, manipulating and very dangerous bastard. And he was, don't fool yourself!!! And he was much more than that... He was a dominant, controlling and very possessive man!!! But underneath all this ugly levels, there were more!!! He hated so much Lake and he demanded her fear, but i think that he hated himself and he demanded fear because he was the one who was afraid of her and what she could do to him. She could make him feel!! And that's why he was once hot and once cold with her!!!Under all this madness, i think that there were intense and fiercy feelings, even though that he was refusing to acknowledge them!!!He was trying to use her but always underlying a hidden sentiment toward Lake."“You messed up when you let me near you. You messed up when you let me touch you. But you fucked up when you let me have you.”“I didn’t have a choice!”“I decided the first time you let me in between your sweet thighs that guilty or not, you were mine. I’m done denying myself what I want. You want me just as bad.”As for Lake, many times i was wondering why she was not fighting back and why she was scared of his empty threats, but maybe she knew better that these threats weren't empty at all!!! I think that all her life she was afraid of him, but at the same time she was having tender feelings too!!! And that is so fucked up, but also so true!!!"As backwards as it was, his nightly visits were the only time I didn’t feel alone. I also felt like the dumbest girl in the world because no matter how much he turned my world upside down, my body always welcomed him. Every time he touched me he took without giving anything in return. Sometimes I cried after we had sex but it wasn’t from physical pain. It was the suffocating feeling of hopelessness. Keiran had succeeded in making me his prisoner.Keiran and Lake together had an intense and unique chemistry... They were so wrong for each other, but at the same time so right... Their relationship (if we can call it that!) was agressive and so messed up... They were fighting and they were fucking with a way that turned you on!!! I liked Keiran when he turned a little bit softer and that made me realize that behind the surface were lying many secrets and many deep feelings, but he denied to himself the happiness and he continue to fight over himself and Lake."I liked his kisses and his taste far too much. I shouldn’t like them at all but that didn’t keep me from standing on my toes so that I could reach more of him. He groaned and pulled me closer, pressing his erection hard against my stomach. I’d forgotten that he was angry with me. We didn’t feel like enemies right now. We felt like lovers."You're probably wondering why i'm talking mostly for the monster, bully, tormentor, whatever you want to call Keiran, but i'm doing it because i really loved that guy!!! I don't know why, but...From the first moment, i knew that he will become my best book boyfriend... EVER!!!I want to apologize to the rest of my book boyfriends for the betrayal, but sue me, if you want!!! I don't regret it!!!I also want to tell you that i loved all the second characters, but i will talk to you about them in their own books!!!This was a young adult book surrounded by much darkness... It was rough around the edges and it had a lot of aggressive sex scenes, so if this was not your style, you don't have to read it!!! I will admit that i was afraid of this book too, but i don't think that it was too dark!!! I have read worst, but it's not your typical young adult book!!!That's all for me!!!And now, i really have to go to start the next book because the end in this one is killing me... The most fucked-up ending!!!So, i need something to change it!!!

  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    2019-01-25 17:23

    04/04/2015 -- Negative Infinity Stars [I'd go lower if I could]***may contain some spoilers***THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS FOR SOMERemember, this is only my opinion ... and it won't be a full review.Awful. Not sure what the purpose of this little number was, but it missed its' mark with this reader. I got to the 30% mark [my review limit] and just couldn't put myself through any more of it. Nope.God help us if a young girl has to go through bullying like this in school that continues for 10 or more years. Bullying to such an extent that she faints when she finds out her tormenter is returning to school after a year away. Seriously?This is supposed to be a romance about this relationship. How can that even happen? Her whole childhood this guy tormented her. Not simple little things, but real psycho shit. Really?I'm sure some will see beyond this surface and fall into line and enjoy the story to be had, but I just think a relationship such as this should never be encouraged -- even if it is fiction. Too many times, bad fiction becomes reality for some and I'm not going to play into it.If you are happy reading this one, you deserve a medal! Because, what I was able to read just pissed me off ...

  • Cristina
    2019-02-03 17:16

    For the first part of this book (more like the first half) I oscillated between feeling disgusted and wanting to delete it and (sometimes) being turned on and enjoying their sexual encounters field with dubious consent...I felt like I was CRAZY because I shouldn't be likening it...not at all!!!I was also very frustrated with how weak the main female character (Lake) was. She was letting him do whatever he wanted and I get lust and I get pleasure but what I really don't get it stupidity and sometimes she acted really stupid. While reading I was ready to...But then I got it!!! Lake is the definition of a masochist and Keiran is the perfect sadist. If you look up the definitions of masochist and sadist in the dictionary Lake's and Keiran's names are there. He blackmailed her into doing whatever he wanted and she just let him when there where many things she could have done.But I have to handed to the author because despite the short lackings of the characters some of their sexual encounters where really hot and made me feel so dirty for likening them. For example when Keiran (view spoiler)["summons" Lake to school early and tells her to take of her panties, crawl to him and then get on the table with her legs spread. Then he starts giving her a "lick job" (get it? "lick job" :P), meanwhile students start entering the school, but he tells her he wont stop until she comes even if they are discovered. (hide spoiler)] Men that was one hot scene :POr another scene when Keiran is (view spoiler)[fucking her (yes fucking because there is no love making in this book because this two characters are really fucked up) in the kitchen and his cousin comes in but he doesn't stop even if she tells him to because he wants his cousin to see who she belongs to (yeah...he's a controlling mother fucker) and even makes her beg for her release...all this while his cousin was watching them. (hide spoiler)] I felt really dirty for liking this...really dirty...The second half of this book is better because secrets start to unravel and we get to find out why Keiran is the way he is and let me tell you...I did not see it coming. If you're expecting a HEA then you're reading the wrong book because this one ends with a cliffhanger. The main characters (view spoiler)[don't end up together (yet) because he wants to protect her (hide spoiler)] and more secrets are revealed and more questions need answers. This book leaves you on edge and waiting for the next one in the Broken Love series witch is scheduled to come out in April. So if you don't do well with unfinished business you might want to wait for the next one and then read them together. If you would have asked me in to beginning of this book how many starts I would award it I would have said 3 but what happened in the second half overrode all the frustrations that the first part brought and made it worth my time. So a standing ovation to the author for the emotional roller coaster that she put me through and for getting me to look forward to her next book :D["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    2019-02-06 16:15

    ★Complimentary Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review★TITLE: Fear MeSERIES: (Broken Love #1)AUTHOR: B.B.Reid GENRE: Contemporary RomanceRELEASE DATE: January 27th, 2015MY RATING: ★★★★★5 TALL, DARK AND SINISTER STARSI read a review on here that mentioned that this book was similar to Bully by Penelope Ward, which is totally spot on, but is darker, more twisted and has more twists and turns than a roller coaster..REVENGE AT IT'S DARKESTI am the monster you would hide under your covers from as a kidNON STOP BULLYINGI've allowed Kieran to torment me over the years, but I promised myself that I would never allow him to touch me or physically hurt me *bangs head on desk* IN THE SHADOWS HE'S WATCHEDI've watched you, and I've studied you, I've memorized you. I know what makes you hurt, I know what makes you sad, I know what makes you cry, But all your deepest fears, I will know. I'll take your so called strengths and I'll make them your weaknesses ~ FEAR MEOBSESSION AND POSSESSION So much drama, so much angst, so many scorching hot scenes, so many times I wanted to throttle the leading female character and so many times I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for that next twist to hit me!! And that's what I loved with this book, expect the unexpected, expect to hate the alpha male over the top obsessive behaviour and like the sick puppy I am expect to make him yours by the end of this book!!A MASTER OF MANIPULATION You're mine, Monroe. You will always be mine and I won't let you go. You messed up when you let me near you. You messed up when you let me touch you. But you f*cked up when you let me have you.LIES ARE TOLD, SECRETS UNFOLDFRAMED ~ I have a score to settle and it directly involves you and only you.A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSEA THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATEI'm going to break you, but most importantly, I'm going to make you pay. I hate you MonroeI am the guy whose freedom you stole ~ FEAR ME Due to the way this ended I know the next book is going to be epic!!

  • Khadidja
    2019-02-08 17:24

    3"i'm addicted to you" Starsi enjoyed this book but it wasn't my favorite cause i was similar to Corrupted by Penelope douglas which i didn't like either but Fear me is more twisted but not that dark !! i gave it 3 stars because i'm a fan of bad boys , i felt really bad for Lake in the first few chapters i know what it's like to be bullied but Keiran took bullying to another level damn he HATED her So much, he loves terrorizing her , despite everything he did to her she still wanted him and loved him ! the Ending was "Meh" !! i'm not sure if i'll be reading the second book or nah .

  • B.B. Reid
    2019-02-19 19:55

    RE-EDITED as of May 25th, 2015.NOTE: If you purchased Fear Me prior to 05/25/15 and would like to read the latest version, you will need to contact the Customer Support of the appropriate platform for them to push the New Re-Edited File to your device. I apologize for any inconvenience.If you haven't read Fear Me:Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Gg1mKY Also available on iTunes, Kobo, and B&N------Fear Me has been recovered to match the cover of Fear You (Broken Love, #2)!You can find the latest updates and teasers here ---> https://www.facebook.com/authorbbreid...

  • Snow
    2019-02-12 23:10

    3 "I'm really struggling here not to give any less" starsThis was a mash up of several genres and it was all so "buffed" at times that it felt suffocating.Now, the subject referring here is bullying, but it's actually not...the characters are annoying, especially the guuurls, and f*ck am I sorry to say that cause I hate to drag my gender in the mud, but it is what it is!so our heroine suffers or better yet endures the hurtful verbal and physical bullying from our anti-hero.Kieran Masters who is he?“I’m a hopeless fuck who is obsessed with a girl he still wants to hurt.”but I really didn't fall for that...cause I didn't "feel" it, I didn't "feel" her fear of her tormentor, not even a nip...zip, zero, nule...nada...what I felt was lust, all the way! so, you see, you can't really yell molesting or bullying if you are actually attracted to the guy and liking it...(and there were some pretty heavy sex scenes that even the porn industry would buy the rights for that)well, make no mistake about our anti-hero, he's a cold and cruel mother f*cker, but he's also hot...hahah, no really, kiddin' aside, he had NO childhood and his past is horrible and yet unfortunately I didn't "feel" the "awwww" sentiment for him...I saw him as a selfish, little prick...who got what he wanted, when he wanted and nobody seemed to mind the way he got it...so, f*ck it. I say, If you can't beat them, join them...and after the first annoyance I got over our heroine there...I actually understood...she joined it...she could not win (otherwise, she would've said NO, she would have taken some serious action to stop him BUT then we wouldn't have this story, right?)NO, she actually didn't WANT to win, for her own sake she gave hersef to the guy in what ever way he wanted her, and he took her, she didn't faught against it although it didn't FEEL RIGHT, but f*ck, it FELT GOOD, so what the hell...(no bullying there, only domineering, and well, we all like to be handled in some way or another LOL)and my point is quite wasted here...so, I should just stick to the "feeling" I got after reading this....and that is "I'm tired!" this whole story could've been presented differently in pace, in lines, in common sense, I keep forgetting they are 18 years old and sometimes they act like they are much older in one moment, then in another they act even more immature than a teen would behave...hack, I guess this book came to me in the wrong time...obviousely...but over all, it all really comes down to this line“They say there is a thin line between love and hate. Do you know what that means?”“No.”“It means that two people are too dumb and too blind to know the difference.”and that's all I have to say about this folks, I'm not sure I'm gonna read the second book...maybe, if she grows a backbone, well, good for her but a bit tad too late for me...

  • Jodi Bibliophile
    2019-02-07 21:21

    WHAT THE BLOODY FUCK!!!Holy fucking shit I've been on one hell of a fucking ride!Jesus fuck I'm all over the place!I mean I was fucking warned about this fucker of a book but I didn't quite believe it...untill now.Fuck me I've lost sleep from this fucking story!!! I'm talking angst and a whole lot of fucked up in the most hottest fucking way!!Keiran Fucking Masters! FUCK MY FACE I want to fucking mount you!!!You are one of the most cuntish character I've ever met and yet I still want to choke on your dick! What you made Lake do on the school table...I nearly came!!Talk about fucking ALPHA!!! Fucking hell all the blokes were! You look up alpha in the DICK-tionary and you will see Keiran & Keenan Masters & Dash Chambers!Oh Dash! YOU WOULD GET IT!!!Fuck me these fuckers have ruined me!This book is fucking crazy and so much fun to read! I don't give a fuck if people say it's unrealistic! That's what books are all about! It's the fucking FANTASY!!!Now I hate books that are series as I never have time to read them all BUT...I one clicked all 4 of them after this and am not reading anything till I've been fucking consumed by the fuckers!!I haven't done that since K.C. Lynn...I'm OBSESSED!!!!Fucking HOT, HOT, HOT!!!WANK, WANK, WANK.CUM, CUM, CUM!!I should be asleep considering I've been reading this book since 11pm lastnight and it's 6pm right now but I have to jump into the second book! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!!!Oh Jesus fuck my heart is pounding!!!I'm fucking dying for Dash & Willow's story!!!Warning! These ain't your typical alphas! They are over possessive and obsessive and they are complete cunts...I fucking love it! Makes them that much more hotter! But they love hard!MOTHERFUCKER!!!!

  • Anna
    2019-01-30 17:55

    i would have given this book more stars if it didnt drag , was more original this seemed Like Bully , Dark Duet and Raze had a messy threesom wasnt soap opera like with the ending , didnt have a cliff and made more sence full review later BR with the lovely Andrea thank you for being pationed with my turtle like pace of reading, Warning Mayor Spoilers in my review, this book is suposed to be dark but the only dark part was the ending when we learn heroes past and instead of mature Ya erotica it turnes in to an action thriller i found the heroes past unrealistic and think he wasnt messed up enough for a boy who killed people from the age of 6 i also find it unbeleiveble that a boy at 6-8 years old can be such a badass cold hearted hero and than become an almost normal school student yes he had control issues and scared the shit out of evryone but he was popular had good grades and was captain of a sports Team and all with out sirius psychological help he would have killed evryone in real life. Since i didnt feel that Kearan would actually kill her aunt since despite his asshatery i felt he loved her from the begining Lake seemed even more doormat shaking and doing whatever he says with out triying to change her situation ,she did however become strong in the second half of the book and actually handed his arse to Authorities eventually for killing two people horribly which love struck heroines hardly ever do, this is one of the books where secondery romances are almost as much in the forefront as the main couples but both hero, his cousin/brother and BFF are huge manwhores and keep cheating on there wouman even during reletionships Kearan is the most faithful out of them but he still touched a girls arse in front of heroin when they were already in a two month reletionship i felt this book was suposed to be more romance than dark so that made me annoyed somewhat, i give the Author aplause for a cute pet Pepe his behaviur was more than cute and he reminded me of my girl Lora.Ok im in Coultiral shock right just learned BB.Reid is only 22 like me im in awe with Authors like BB.Reid,JJ Macevoy and Veronica Roth who right Besstsselers and popular books in there twenties just makes me realise i need to get a job Lol

  • Violina The Romance Lover
    2019-01-31 15:13

    4 " I will be damned, that was good! " stars Sooooooooo..at first I wasn't so sure that this book is working for me! I was beyond confused about a lot of things and I was a little frustrated with the MCs! I was thinking about put it down because I was in a littleshockof what people are capable of.. and not just people butteenagers ! And their, umm.. sexual encounters were..WOW! Many of my friends told me what this books was a little likeBullybut 20 timesdarker ... well let's say it's 40 timesDARKER !However I didn't expect to enjoyed it so much! After I started to understand more, both, hero and the heroine this books becameaddictiveand I couldn't put it down!The story ofKeiran & Lakeis different, full of emotions, passion, anger, sadness and.....LOVE ! Yup, that's shocking when you are starting the book and what you read is not very pretty! Both arebrokenandlostand these emotions made them do things that they aren'trealllyyyproud of! There were times when I was thinkingwhat the hell was happeningand why they arethe way they were...But then things get moreintense, secrets got unraveld and I was impressed how the author's writing captivated me!There comes the action and badass alpha men and I was like: Keiranwas cruel, bad, vindictive and...broken ! I really hate some desicions he made but I have to admit he wasSEXY AS HELLtoo! For a 18 years old boy he knew how to handle a girl,handcuffedher, make herhotttttand yeah, made her want tostangle him !He was aaaa lot more domeneering that many other heroes I've read about, and his age did a number on me because I am 18 too and I can't believe how evil people can be and change a young man like him so much..my heart broke for him . He wasdark, broody and sexy, likeble combination right?!Oh and let's not forget..HE IS POSESSIVE! “No one touches you. Do you understand?”I had a fewwww problmes withLakebut I liked that she changed so much! She became stonger and her fierceness was on point!She tried to undertand her mixed feelings but when it comes to Keiran everything is chaotic! She gave him what he wanted but it's wasn't enough forbothof them!Desire, lust, passion.. all package of smexy scenessss!Conclusions after the first book: - They both are sort of..masochists !- The side characters are funny, sexy and intriguing!- I discover what means to be Dickdizzy by Keiran Masters !-Mitchis pissing me off and I want to cut something off of him!- I was in a rollercoaster of emotions but I liked it!Confessions: - I couldn't put it down and when the book ended I started the next one immediately and I didn't stop readingALL DAY AT WORK !- Now I am going to write my review for the next book!

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2019-02-02 18:22

    2 REALLY Fear Him StarsThere are qualities in this book I liked and there are a lot of qualities in this book I didn’t like. Most of them are based on my reading preferences. Many times I felt like I should have DNF this book, but I kept on reading because I was really interested in what will happen. This is a meaty book, meaning it is super long. At one point I thought the author put two books in one. I believe 30% of the book could have been edited out.My issues with this book are the writing style, the Hero and the angst. First off, angst is something I do not do well, so like I said that is my reading preference, if you are an angst junkie, then you will LOVE this book.The writing style The writing style is fairly repetitive and maybe that is why the book is so long. Over and over again it’s the same cycle. The hero would do something brash the heroine would call him out on it. The hero would fight back, the Heroine would ask why, he will said, why not? It’s a lot of questions. I felt like every conversation led up to a question. “Why did you do this?” and a response, “Why wouldn’t I do this?” Seriously?! Just answer the question. The PlotI understand the Hero is painted dark, with a dark past and a lot of issues, believe me, this isn’t my first tortured hero book, but what bugs me is when I’m being told that a hero is dark. I don’t need an eighteen year old telling me he’s a killer. In my opinion its sexier when I actually see the act (view spoiler)[ I don’t even think I’ve ever read a scene where he actually killed someone (but I could be wrong on this) (hide spoiler)]The Heroine and the HeroI didn’t like the Heroine. I found her very weak, very silly and unrealistic (okay the book is unrealistic, but I do question her actions at times). The hero would do something REALLY bad and really mean, but she’s willing to just take off her dress? What?! I don’t get it. I didn’t understand what she saw in him and his threats towards her seem so childish and empty. There was no back up to the Hero’s game. There is nothing redeeming about the hero. I kept on reading trying to find a glimpse of something… that would get me attached to him and I came out with nothing.And I think the Hero (view spoiler)[raped her when he took her virginity. It kind of irrated me when she said "well I didn't say no" REALLY?! You don't have to say "no" for it to be not rape. If he is threating you and putting you in a bad spot, it's RAPE dear (hide spoiler)] I couldn't really get past that, oh and the (view spoiler)[BJ scene, he said he would kill her aunt if he didn't get a BJ... I am totally being serious (hide spoiler)]Unrealistic high school time frameI felt like the characters should have been in their twenties. I love the high school setting, but once you read the Hero’s past, I kind of wanted to say, really?! He experienced all of that and he’s only 18? I also didn’t understand why he could do so many bad things to this girl and no one says anything! No teachers see it, where are the parents? The friends just laugh? What?Discovering the truthsThe book is a series, so it continues on to book 2, but you do get some questions answered. When I finally got to the part of all the discoveries (view spoiler)[last chapter…. That was frustrating (hide spoiler)] I was scratching my head like…. REALLY?! That’s what I spent hours of reading and finally we get that?!I feel like this author has a lot of potential and I picked up this book because I read I got a re-edited version. I have to say I am slightly disappointed this is the edited version. There are a lot of good parts about this book, it just needs some tweaking. I am not sure if I will continue with the series because Fear me was really frustrating to read, but you never know. I like to get to the ending of a story.

  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    2019-02-07 22:22

    I love dark and gritty books but this book definitely wasn't for me. I understand that it's fiction and not everything has to be realistic, but come on. The story seems completely unbelievable and ridiculous to me.The heroine is too stupid to live. The only thing this book made me do was roll my eyes A LOT.

  • Di Covey
    2019-02-16 17:03

    4.5 Stars! I read the prologue and I knew without a doubt I was going to love this book. I immediately started rubbing my hands together with a evil grin on my face. There was a lingering question before I started this book. Was this dark, was this going to be twisted? The title led me to believe that, so I had to stalk the author, find out details, I need to know these things. If you tell me your book is dark, then it better be. Anyway, she was completely honest and told me she didn't know what to label her book. This being a new author, I didn't know what to expect. Well, she threw the book at me, and told me to be the judge. Challenge accepted. I went in with an open mind.My final answer is Dark Romantic Suspense. I'm using romantic loosely here. There's isn't a real clear answer, I see why she struggled with labeling the book. The book needs a warning, that in itself is dark. Vanilla readers might have a hard time swallowing, dark readers may call this light in some ways. I call it a perfect balance and I loved every bit. Warning, Book contains: Murder, Bullying, Mystery, Suspense, Coerced Non-Con, Alpha-Possessive Male Anti-Hero, and A Weak Frustrating Heroine. There once was a little girl named Lake, who tried to save a boy on the monkey bars. There once was a boy named Keiran that told her not to. She didn't listen... The boy pushed her off the monkey bars and the rest is history as they always say. For ten years she lives in fear of this boy, her bully, her enemy. Until he was sent away thinking she was the one that set him up. Revenge is the only thing on his mind when he returns, and Lake is the target. But she was always his target, it just got worse.I have to say I was hooked from the start. The monkey bar scene totally shocked me, something I did not expect. Why is this boy targeting this little girl? You can feel his need for control through the pages, and THIS IS A LITTLE BOY. I'm thinking, this is going to be good, there's no way I'm stopping now. The book skips ahead ten years, both of them in high school. Lake lives with her aunt, her parents disappeared. Keiran lives with his uncle, and his parent aren't anywhere to found. I was instantly intrigued. Are the disappearances some how connected? Is that why he's angry? Why would he torment her for years for no reason. I'm telling you, it's a real mystery. The book takes place within high school... But the story is not even close to being YA, the content is not your average bullying either. I was pleasantly surprised, this is whole other level of stalking here folks. THIS book has a vibe of Bully by Penelope Douglas, which is a favorite of mine. Except Keiran is 100 times worse. There's no right or wrong with him, he does what he wants without remorse. He's a bit terrifying I have to say. This is where the line crosses, I'm not sure vanilla readers are going to enjoy this bully. OF course I did, the meaner the better. He's cruel, his hostility bleeds from the pages. "I’ve watched you and I’ve studied you,” he began again, breathing deeply. “I memorized you. I know what makes you hurt …I know what makes you sad… I know what makes you cry. But all your deepest fears, I will know. I’ll take your so-called strengths and I’ll make them your weaknesses." The Middle - 4 Stars. While Keiran makes Lake's life a miserable HELL, taking control of every aspect, black mailing her into submission... She just takes it, not fighting back, nothing. I was so frustrated beyond belief. Grow a back bone, go to the police, do something for fucks SAKE. She is weak, led my fear. I'm just warning you, she's going to make you want to pull your hair out. But then again, I wholeheartedly believe I would let Keiran do whatever he wanted to me too. Maybe. "How about if I wrap this around your neck and strangle the fuck out of you?” I jumped from the bed, forgetting about my naked state and the words were spewing out of my mouth before I even knew what I was going to say. “Go ahead and do it! You’ve been threatening to kill me since we were kids!"You have to like dark heroes to understand where I'm coming from.The End - 5 Stars.Woah Woah Woah. Say what?!?! Some of the mystery from Keiran's past come to back with a vengeance. This is where the story turns a bit more dark, we find out bits and pieces of why Keiran is damaged, some clues to what happened to Lake's parents, and whole lot of secrets are revealed. Lake finally grows some balls and does something that knocked me on my butt. After all the complaining I did about her being weak, I was SHOCKED. BRILLIANT MOVE!I'm anxious to see where this story will go, it's not over by a long shot. I'd like a book for Dash. (Hint) This is the first book in the series, be prepared.I'm going to stop now because I could go on and on. Sheesh my review is a frecking book, but before I go...My dark friends you are going to love this book. My vanilla friends, read my review and decided for yourself.BB Reid you now have a new stalker, oops I meant fan! :)

  • XxTainaxX
    2019-01-24 17:56

    I very rarely do re-reads and much less one month after having read it the first time. However, Kieran is not your typical hero and I needed to experience him again. This story is in its own category. Our hero, anti-hero really, invites genuine fear in our heroine and with good reason. He takes control to the next level. So much so that in the thousands of books that I’ve read, I’ve yet to find his equal in the matter. I know that a relationship like this in real life would definitely have some glaring red flags but I couldn’t put the book down. I needed to get through the layers. What I found was a powerful story where things aren’t what they seemed to be at first. I love the range of emotions that I felt even if a good portion of the time it was anger, sadness and disbelief. Lake was amazing. She was a strong heroine to me but not in the obvious ways. What others may see as a weakness, I admired because she didn’t let her situation break her. She got through to Kieran in ways that nobody had before and the process and result was absolutely compelling. These two together were raw fire. The intimacy was fantastic even as most of it was not sweet at all. The little details made a huge difference. The secondary characters were unique, dynamic, and very interesting. They were used to move the story forward very well. The setting to me was a bit unrealistic (high school) and it felt definitely more mature than teenagers. The intimidation in the adults in their lives was also a bit of a stretch but it sure as heck didn’t stop me from immersing myself in the book. The writing was well done. Great pacing. Safety: Comfort level? What comfort level? This will push your boundaries. Wait.. “push” is not quite the word. “Break” is the right word. This is not a safe read. At all. There is abuse, depending on your interpretation, in most if not all ways. I’ll be glad to answer your questions via message but I will say that I’m really glad I read this book and the rest in the series.

  • Olga therebelreader
    2019-01-31 20:13

    Fear Me NOT! There are so many reasons I don’t like this book. I really don’t know where to start. First of all, what bothers me most is that the plot seems unrealistic, not believable at all. For example, no parents are ever present. Also, all characters are students but we don’t see them ever study, worry about grades/exams or follow a realistic everyday schedule. They just have breakfast, go to school and worry about sex issues all day long. This book also looks pseudo-dark. What I mean by that is that the author’s intention to write a dark romance is obvious. The result, however, is an exaggerating drama, and a story with silly dialogues, improbable details and shallow characters. I’m definitely not gonna read the next book.

  • Alpha Possessive Heroes
    2019-02-08 19:25

    Well... if you're looking for some OTT possessive and mean alpha hero then this book is definitely for you! I've read alot (tons!) of alpha male in my reading life, but KEIRAN is OVER THE TOP! He's down right mean and did some mean things to the heroine but for some weird shit- I LIKEY! O_OPretty much the whole thing was quite unrealistic and had some over the top scenarios that made me WTF but despite all that, I still liked it!So that being said, I'm slapping this as a 5 STARS! LOL!

  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2019-02-13 19:17

    Dnf @31%I gave it a good shot, but to be perfectly honest I'm finding it a bit unbelievable that an 18 year old holds this much power over everybody in the whole town. Plus he's an arsehole for forcing the heroine, who he humiliates on a daily basis to (view spoiler)[give him a blow job or he'll kill her aunt (hide spoiler)]I do love a dark hero, and dubious consent doesn't always bother me, but in this case I think I'll pass. If it were a standalone I may have continued but nah, I'm bailing.

  • Mariℓina
    2019-02-24 19:15

    4,5 Stars!I've been clearly in a funk those past few months but finally a book put me out of my misery. Fear me is an excellent mixture of crazy, over-the-top plotline, unimaginable tension, fearless passion and the weirdest love/hate relationship i ever encountered. Needless to say i fell in love with it right away. Even though the author is obviously inspired by Bully written by Penelope Douglas she succeeds in delivering a distinctively new story without mimicking the writing nor the tone. She only happens to use a few similar ideas but in a whole other way, so that it doesn't end up bothering anyone.I can also say that i was a bit wary of this series after all the hype it amassed and i ended up postponing reading it for quite a while. Of course i was wrong -thank Goodness- but i'm lucky because now i can go on reading all of the five books without waiting for a new installment. And believe me after that first cliffhanger i wouldn't have been able to cope.Now let's delve into the story, Keiran Masters is a dark figure, definitely the Prince of Bainbridge High, definitely not charming, but his unhealthy obsession for Lake Monroe is what brings him to his knees. He hates her with such a passion and at the same time craves her like a drug. But he doesn't show it around, only his close friends know it, until a day comes when the bully will end up behind bars.A year later he is back with a vengeance and ready to take down Lake for good. Only he has no idea about the truth and she is a bigger temptation than ever. Can he after ten years of making her everyday life a hell absolve himself? Does he even want to? Will he ever change his attitude towards the girl who holds his heart for far too long? Well the jury is still out on that, but what i can tell you with certainty is that this book is dark, greedy, painful at points and yet so exhilarating, just like an extreme roller-coaster. I couldn't contain my giddiness and i still feel somewhat lightheaded but i loved every bit of it even when i wanted to hurl my tablet on the nearest wall. So yeah that was a winner! Finally!!THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK- I 'm really not sure that i made it clear above about how dark this book is. Because make no mistake here, we are talking about a Dark-Romance.- Dash and Willow: I loved those guys and i can't wait for their book. - The writing is not exceptional, but I've already started the next one and it's ten times better, more solid, put-together and with less eye-rolling moments. And yes that's the only reason for the 4,5 stars ratting, otherwise it would have been a huge five.- Sheldon and Keenan have such an insane relationship. - What?? Dash's fiancée ?? I freaked out with that.- The tension between Keiran and Lake is a pure aphrodisiac.- I wanted more high-school life.- This book is filled with pure obsession and Alpha males, growling "Mine" all the time.- I loved the scene with Keiran in her room drenched from the rain and filled with pain.- His past although a little-bit on the difficult-to-believe side was heartbreaking.

  • Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
    2019-01-26 22:21

    Just a gal, her feelings, her opinions and a book, all together to give you a short review. As much as Fear Me was great, i also had a little problem. The way nobody bats an eyelash at Lake's bully and "abuser". I know lots of people suffer though it in real life, and this is bit fictional, but why don't her classmates do anything? Do they not see? Is it always hidden? Now, i must say that my heart cried for her what my eyes didn't. Kieran hates her for no apparent reason, and she takes it all. Then we learn the reason for his hate, and he isn't justified, but you do see thing in a another perspective, he's no longer the soulless creature we knew. ---Another problem was Willow. Lake's best friend has something going for her, she's cute, hot, doesn't care what people think about her, she's weird, and cares for Lake? But why does she expect Lake to tell her secrets when she won't tell hers. She fucks the enemy, is falling in love with the enemy, and she forgets about Lake while she fucks this guy anywhere, anytime. Hating her may be due to the fact that I've never fucked a guy at every available moment, anywhere and anywhere, forgetting about my BFF. What happened to 'chicks before dicks' 'sisters before misters' and 'bitches before snitches'? Any way, besides that no major problems. Now, for the hot stuff.Even if Lake and Kieran's sex scenes were sometimes a bit forced, they always turned out to be very willing. The lust is very hot, and i felt the heat trough my Kindle (that might've been because i didn't stop reading in a long time), and, i won't reveal details.One thing i will regret is that the book didn't pull me on that much, but i will give it a 4 star rating! Thanks friends for making me read it!

  • Merril Anil
    2019-02-08 22:11

    They 50 shaded my favorite book, Bully and named it Fear Me I am going to segregate my review into two parts one that is meant for the author (the softer version) and then for everybody else (my real review) Author safe review The basic plot has various holes in it and does not come out as strong as it is required to. There are a lot that does not add up. Language needs attention as it gets choppy and requires to be smoothed a little more. The characters are all sharp but the one character that required attention, lacks it. The central character, Lake. i found her to be suffering from split personality disorder. The way she behaves at times is entirely opposite to the way she has been shaped. So there is no consistency in her character. Though in spite of everything, the way the second half emerged was interesting and the ending was pretty shocking Now my goodness ends here so if the author is reading this review, then please stop at here and step away because the following is going to be uglyMy real review aka anger First of all Bully by Penelope Douglas is one of my favorite books so naturally someone says that there is a book on the lines of Bully, i will naturally be on it instantly and that is how i ended up with Fear Me(Fear me ...my @#$ ) Fear me is a cheap copy of Bully (by penelope douglas). More like BDSM version of Bully or a thousand ways in which Bully could have gone wrong. There were a whole lot of people who found Bully really repulsive and offensive. They should then read this. i am wondering how all those pedantic and moral polices will uphold this book.I can't believe at the audacity of this book.Prepare for my wrath Do you think forced sex is a joke? So you think rape is a joke? I am amazed at the people who actually like this book. How can you enjoy reading and feeding people with rape fantasies? Are you out of your effing mind?I never bother to judge the characters of a book or make them part of my review unless the core structure of character development is bad. Which is exactly i am out for blood this time. The book crossed so many lines that there are no line anymore..The entire first half of the book is pages after pages of the female character being raped and assaulted and it is not which is the worst part, the part that shows the girl enjoying it and the girl being a dumb pig not to even put up a fight or retaliate is what makes me furious and don't dare tell me that it is the way of this character(trust me to slap you if you say that to me ) No it is not the character!! it is the bad creation of a character and bad research into female psyche. I will be damned the day when a girl actually enjoys being forced.Had some brain applied, you would have realized that even a 10 year old would have fought back much effectively and if at all you wanted to show the helplessness of the female character, then you should have shaped the plot better than focusing on the erotica and the sole reason being the beauty of the attacker.Clearly this book is nothing but a erotica and somebody's sadistic and cruel fantasy.Worst part is the female character is vicious to everyone else except where she actually needs to. This is one book where actually i was sympathetic to thepopular girl typesOur female character would outright insult her, rip her apart for pointing out the obvious. She would kick another attacker because he is not that cute but would let the other attacker get his way because he is apparently adonis walking the earth. (wow talk about hypocrisy)I am sort of completion-ist which means i usually do not give up on a book without completing it and this book made me want to throw out and put my kindle on fire so many times but still i stood by it, till the end and must say, received a curve ball there When i was drowning myself with a million reasons to hate this book, the author goes and creates a cliff hanger of epic proportions which in making me want to read the sequel in spite of my obvious hatred for this entire series.The book has some serious - man and man-part- worshipwhich is hurting my estrogeneous ego very badly I hate this book for glamorizing rape and copying and executing my favourite book, Bully (by penelope douglas) in such a crude and cheap fashion. The basic plot itself is weak with so many shortfalls. There are no valid and cerebral explanations to very many things that is happening especially in the first half. while as much as i hate the book, i will admit that second half was better and then the author further flames my fury by adding a drastic cliffhanger.how was it?

  • Bev
    2019-02-13 19:55

    Good god, what the ever loving hell have I just read??A cruel, abusive, controlling, manipulative, perverted, bullying, arsehole does NOT an alpha make. A true alpha male protects his woman, he does not debase and annihilate her the way this revolting specimen did .... for TEN YEARS (and got away with it to the point of even the teachers being scared of this little tool), so where the alpha tag came from I have no idea. Add to this a heroine who is such a doormat and TSTL and you have a match made in heaven .... not!!This story should have been done in one book because apart from the relentless bullying and then unbelievably banging their brains out like Energiser Bunnies ad nauseum then rinse and repeat, until the last few very brief chapters nothing else happened. To make matters worse the writing is all over the place, plot lines that are only half explained, new characters just dropped in and the story in parts is just so way beyond the ridiculous it made my head hurt. In what world is an eight year old (view spoiler)[groomed to and forced to kill (hide spoiler)] - yeah that was another of the ridiculous plot lines that just. Did. Not. Work.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Trigger Happy
    2019-02-03 19:03

    Well first of all I got just a little obsessed with this book. Then I started reading it... yeah here gets messyAnd when I finished it I was staring at the wall and I was brain dead!SPOILER RANT REVIEW => (view spoiler)[The first 50% - 5 stars!!! I was delusional where this one will go...This book is the love child of Bully and Captive in the Dark.We have the bully storyline going on but it`s really hard core. I mean I expected bullying but that blew me! I actually expected just a verbal bullying but with Fear Me we are introduced more to the physical kind. It all starts at age 7, when they meet for the first time and the little shit manages to break Lake`s hand by pushing her from the monkey bars. That made me sit up but it doesn`t end here... you see shortly after that they meet again and he tells her that he`ll have to kill her just like "her". If that isn`t a foundation of a epic love story I don`t know what is ! So we skip the next 10 years but they are full of shit and giggles. The book starts with our boy Keiran coming home from where... juvie duh! And he wants revenge because he and everybody else are thinking that Lake set him up. She isn`t but that are semantics. Here I feel you need to know a little more about Keiran. He is gorgeous every skank is throwing herself at him with the biggest of them believing that she is his girlfriend. He doesn`t date... bitch, please... whatever. He liked to fight so now everybody is afraid of him that includes teachers. He is brooding and has cold eyes. These are his positive aspects of character. Now the bad. So Anti-hero Keiran (this is not quisidence he also hates heroes and has problems with the concept) corners Lake at first day of senior year and tells her :1 - "For an entire year, my free will was taken from me and you will feel how I felt."2 - "I want the one thing that is keeping you so fucking innocent."And 3 - "Submit to me or your aunt will disappear just like your parents did." Isn`t he romantic ! The whole time I was reading the author was walking on the edge and I was wandering when will be crossed the thin line that separated a good book and a disturbing one. From the first pages you get dark, twisted and what the hell is going on here. So here we get to the Captive in the Dark except it`s Captive at school or bedrooms. Keiran wants full control over Lake and her life and he gets it. Aside from that he wants her submission and her virginity gets lost along the way. Here comes the sexual bullying Keiran wants Lake`s body and he takes it orgasm after orgasm. This book is also BDSM. The hero is natural Dominant there are handcuffs, belt, spanking, punishment, commands. And the heroine is a total submissive. And it`s Lakes turn to be introduced. With Lake I think I got to experience true Stockholm syndrome. Everything could have gone wrong if she didn`t actually enjoyed the dirty little games of Anti-hero Keiran. Of course she developed a crush on Keiran at 16 because... he has muscles.Boys that`s the secret!!! Her body wants Keiran and she can`t understand her reaction to him. The hole time she is freaking out because he touches her and she loves it. Except the fact that Lake is submissive she is also a masochist. She is insisting that she hates him because of all the tormenting trough the last 10 years and only her body wants him... but yeah honey that`s why when you see another girl with him your body gets jealous!...Mhmm 50% to 90% - 4 stars Lake is attacked by Tylor and that changes everything. The biggest break thru is that Keiran learns who set him up finally !!! So the second part of the book Keiran isn`t tormenting Lake but he isn`t apologizing for the way he treated her either. And here lays the problem... she gets a little just a little braver and wants answers, because common 10 years can`t go away just like that. And NO he doesn`t give her anything. In this part we see little glimpse of some human features in Keiran and that he cares about Lake. I said cares not LOVES! But after everything I went trough I couldn`t make the transition from the bad guy to the Hero of this story. Anti-hero Keiran is impossible to love damn it Keiran I tried !90%-100% - 1 starOK 1 star because Keiran was a killer when he was 6 years oldThis was he was beating other kids to move up the ranks in the organization he was in. And he killed a lot... Cute!!! That I didn`t like... I didn`t believe... I think it was a bad decision, he could have been training box or something... or trading drugs. If that wasn`t in the book I would easily give it 5 stars.So here we get answers, we get action, we get a fucking cliffhanger, NO FUCKING HEA and I went trough enough... I needed someone to make it right! "Be on the lookout for book two of the Broken Love series. Coming this spring." I will be, so there better be something good to make mommy happy!This was dark shocking and addicting read. Can`t wait for my next dose!(hide spoiler)]

  • S a r a
    2019-02-13 20:16

    I have no problem with dark books, I’ve read plenty but this was exhausting! My problem was with the heroine, she was a spineless character. It got to a point where I started questioning if she had something wrong with her brain, like how can you keep letting someone push you over like that? She had so many options on what she could of done but she chose to surrender and obey him. Halfway through the book she agreed to be friends with him, after he bullied her for ten long years and she just agrees, no fight whatsoever :/ Okaaaay…Overall the storyline was good but I just wish the heroine had a backbone. Her friends were pretty useless with no common sense.

  • Jan
    2019-02-23 22:02

    Here I am on top of the fence again.This book had so much potential to get 5 Stars from me.It was a kind of an overdose of Bully by Penelope Douglas.More intense and creepy. It was sooo good...My issue was their age. I had to shut my eyes to this.Their behaviour and attitude were completely unlike their age.They were 17, 18 years old for God's sake! It would fit better as a new adult book.

  • rheeza (callowaybooks )
    2019-01-27 23:10

    i don't know how to start explaining my feelings and thoughts on this book!What I mean is that in some moments I was likeAnd then there were parts that I'm likeBut mostly because it was fucked up and I loved it!“They say there is a thin line between love and hate. Do you know what that means?” “No.” “It means that two people are too dumb and too blind to know the difference.”Ok so here's a thing, Fear Me is being compared to bully a lot. I’ve read that book and loved it so without reading the blurb I started this one. I was expecting a New Adult book with a typical enemies-to-lovers trope and boy I was in for a surprise!It's so much DARKER! Like 50x darker.  And being a self-proclaimed dark romance junkie, I was ECSTATIC! (Yes, I love dark reads and I'm not sorry.)Hot, dirty, crude, raw and intense with an added elements of danger and mystery... that's Fear Me for you!  So if you're looking for heart and flowers don't read this book! You've been warned!"I don’t think you want me. I think you do it to torment me more.” “Then I’m torturing us both,” he said before he stole my lips with his and backed me up against the wall.[image error]Seriously, it's twisted and disturbing on so many levels but still I could NOT stop reading it!! At time I really wanted to threw my kindle across the room because some of the things that happened was so messed up, but it was so addictive that I couldn't help but be engrossed with the crazy ass characters and story!Keiran Masters is one of the biggest assholes you will ever have a chance to meet. He does whatever he wants, he takes whatever he needs, and he is unrepentant about it. If you think he sounds like a usual alpha male then you are wrong, because he is so much worse. The things he did to torment Lake was unacceptable! There were times I want to jump him and say "You did NOT just fucking do that to her!!". I was disgusted.  I thought he was a true villain, an evil prick, a sick bastard.I hate him! I was trying to find a single reason to understand why others love him and then it hit me. As I was reading it from the view point of the girl who wants to hate him but feel something for him, a girl who is trying to see if there's hope for the tortured guy, a girl who is falling for her tormentor, I realized that it was therefore enticing me to sympathize as well. I don't know how but the author was able to make me want Lake to be his redemption. I want to see him overcome his very tragic past. I was rooting for him! Now that's a mind-fuck because at the middle of it I found myself wanting to hate him with everything in me but I can't. And Lake, oh you naive, feeble girl. I want her to fight back! But maybe she just knows better, maybe she has the sense to see that Keiran is a monster capable of doing anything. If I was in her shoes, I would be holding on to my pride and worth that I might end up paying it with my love one's life. She can be feisty at times, and so i hope she sees her strength soon because I believe a person who can endure the things that she had to is tough.Keiran and Lake are the definition of sadomasochism. But Holy Hell!!! Their sexual chemistry is UNBELIEVABLY HOT!!! Their battling and their angry foreplay are sinfully sexy! I swear their sexual tension is so palpable and consuming! There is not a single moment it was let out. I think this is the steamiest book I have ever read and that is saying something cause I've read A LOT of smutty books. But it also made me feel guilty and uncomfortable. Some of the sex scenes has questionable consent issues and I feel so shitty for liking it and being turned on.Mostly the beginning disturbed me but I understood why most of the characters actions were required and played a vital part in making the story so intense and gripping! It's not just any campus romance, it is a dark, suspenseful and thrilling. There are outside influences that made this story have a mafia/mob rom book feel on it but in a high school setting. It's different.And now about the ending.... WHAT THE HELL!!!! WHAT A CLIFFHANGER!! Gawd.. I didn't know what to think about this book but im sucked up into the story and that cliffy made me want to jump right  into the second book like my life depends on it!!I'm so grateful the rest of this series was already out or I would be rocking in a corner right now waiting for it.So yes, this book pushes the envelope. It made me downright uncomfortable many time! But again, it worked for THIS story. Let's face it folks, this is a book, a fantasy. And it just that this book tells a dark romance between two fucked up people. I enjoyed reading about it but doesn't mean I would approve of their action in real life.  So for this, I applaud the author for having the guts to write this story. I've read over a hundred of book this year, and sadly I feel like I'm desensitized to a lot of plot elements and Fear Me was able to excite, surprised and made me feel things! Fear Me is not for the faint of hearts. If you're up for a story with characters that has questionable morals, and one that will make your heart hurt with the palpable lust and your mind will scream out, then you should try this!--------------------------------------------------------------------------For more reviews, book news and updates:✦ Main blog: callowaybooks✦ Twitter