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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Fearless By B.B.Reid



When faced with broken love… 

Have you ever had the feeling you were a stranger? 
Out of reach, I watched and mourned me. 
Nothing moved. Breathed. Nothing lived. 
I was in an alternate universe. 
No longer an innocent. 
I had blood on my hands, and I wasn’t even sorry for it. 
I was only afraid for Keiran. 
Of his reaction when the shock wore off. 
It would be an explosion. 
Of hurt, anger, and mistrust. 
He’d know I lied. 
And to him… 
The betrayal born of my good intentions is worse than the act of murder. 

…will you succumb to fear… 

She was supposed to be my light. 
The one who saved me from the monster. 
But when I looked in her eyes that day, I didn’t see her. 
I only saw my father’s killer. 

Her love saved me from the monster. 
Mine turned her into one. 

…or will you be fearless?


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.....

I had a little trouble getting into the last Broken Love novel, but I have to say, this one has topped them all. Everything I had been questioning started to get answers. 
Everything started to fall into place. I love it when this happens in a book. It makes everything come into a new light and you think 'wow, how did I not pick up on that?' 

Keiran is back to his old ways, but Lake.... She's stronger, wiser, and is now the perfect match for Keiran and his dark side. Don't get me wrong, she still has that flight instinct whenever something goes wrong, but this time she does fight back. They have to fight bigger obstacles than dead beat dads, and crazy mothers. This is a whole new level of fighting for the group and the only way to defeat their demons is together, as a family, as a group, united. 

You can tell a lot of detail and thought went into all these novels. BB Reid just proves again what a talented writer she is. 

The ending, which I'm not going to divulge in, was the best for me. Keiran... My God, it's what I wanted for him from the beginning. 
I also like the fact we will be getting another book from another secondary character in the book, I will not be spoiling this, but he's been one of my favourites. I think it's because he's such a mystery. 

5*

Friday, 1 January 2016

Breaking Love By B B Reid



She’s the girl who got away, but now she’s back… 

Four years was all it took. 
I told myself I didn’t need friends. I didn’t need family. I sure as fuck didn’t need him. 
And you know what? 
I was right. 
He had been inside of me, coursing through my veins. 
So I cut and bled Dash Chambers until I was free. 
But the day I returned to Six Forks and was thrown at his feet, I realized I would never forget how it felt to have every inch of him inside me. 

...and he’s waiting. 

Angel thought if she ran far enough, she’d be free. 
What’s mine will always be mine. 
This time I do things my way. 


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review..... 

This story was one I was waiting for. I had thought it would be the best one. 
When Keenan and Sheldon's daughter gets kidnapped, the kidnappers mention having two girls. I thought Willow would be the second one. I was wrong. 

Don't get me wrong, I still love the series, but for me, Breaking Love wasn't as good as the others. 
It didn't have that depth that the others had. I think Willow and Dash needed more excitement. It wasn't until the end really that it got interesting.

Willow comes back to town a different person. Not only does she not dress the same, but her attitude is tougher than before too. She stands up for herself and against Keiran who had tortured her best friend for years. 

The part I did love was getting to know Willow's past. More secrets. 
But what I loved the most was Dash at the end. It was brilliant. 

I don't want to give too much away, but I will say I will be reading the rest in the series. 

3*

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Fear Us (Broken Love Book Three) By B.B. Reid



KEENAN 

It’s been four years since I ran away—from home, my brother, and my maybe father. I created a life free of expectations while pretending I wasn’t being hunted by all of the above. I managed to stay under the radar all this time… or so I thought. When big brother shows up and saves my ass, I’m forced to face everything I left behind, including her. 

SHELDON 

It’s been four years since I became another statistic. I made a lot of mistakes when it came to Keenan Masters. The first was loving him at all. He took something from me the night he left, and when I told him I still loved him, he told me he’d always hate me. After that, I learned how to be okay… until he came back. Gone was the boy who always knew how to make me laugh, and in his place was a cold, arrogant monster. 



Firstly, I received Fear us as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Please note, that everything that is about to spill out into my review is not from hate, but from everything the book has made me feel. Which is what an author looks for when publishing a book. They want you to get angry, get upset, get annoyed etc. 

Secondly, when reading this book and the other two, I always here EMINEM FT RIHANA ~ LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE. Anyone else think the song is perfect for this series? 

Keenan, Keenan, Keenan. 
What can I say? Well, for one he's not the fucked up lovable character I was rooting for in the first two series. He's cold, calculated and a complete jerk. I always found it hard to understand Lake's love for Keiran, but during the second book I got it. 
But with Keenan, I didn't feel it, nor did I understand it. 

To understand what I mean more, you need to read it for yourself, but this book, as much as I loved it, made me furious. It's where the Eminem song came in. LOL 
Sheldon, four years on, is a single mother to Keenan's daughter, Kennedy. She's a lovable, forward three year old, and is so freaking cute it's untrue. I loved Keiran's interactions with her, he played the uncle pretty freaking well, and I loved seeing that side to him. 
Then he goes and finds Keenan, who has run off to do god knows what with god knows who ;) ;) 

When Kennedy is taken, Keenan is forced back and has the shock of his life. But instead of stepping up, taking responsibility, he blamed it all on Sheldon. Her kidnapping, her getting ********* and everything. It made my blood boil when they all accused her for being a bad mother because she couldn't protect her. I'm sorry, but crossed the line for me. It made me furious. 
And although I'm writing this and it may come across as negative, it's coming from a good place. This is what BB Reid brought out of me. 
Fear us isn't a fairy romance novel. It's raw, it's gritty, it's sickening, and its dark. It's not a boy meets girl and lives happily ever after. 

Keenan, in the four years away seemed to have changed when we see the book in his POV, but it soon turns out it's all an act. 

The story will have you on your toes, gripping your kindle, book, ebook, etc in a tight grasp and shouting until your throat hurts. 
Keenan is damaged, not only by neglectful parents, but from broken promises, broken love, and Keiran drilling it into his head hurting people is for his best interest. 

Sheldon, bless her heart is a strong woman. Not only is she in full time education, but she's also a single, full time mother who lives on her own. She tried to find Keenan at one point in the four years, but as time passed she resented him even more. He cheated, he lied, he manipulated her, then had the audacity to accuse her and treat her like she's the one in the wrong. I wanted to smack that boys head up the wall and tell him to wake up. He had a girl that loved him, forgave him time and time again, but then treated her like she was the one who had been unfaithful. 

It's a rocky relationship between everyone and Keenan, and the stress levels are high in the book. 

What really got to me though was Keenan's behavior towards Sheldon, the mother of his child. He hurt her. And I don't mean spanked her ass, and made her scream. 
I mean the sort of hurt that could get him arrested. He physically abused her, nearly killing her more than once, and she still slept with him. She didn't even like him. It wasn't the sort of torture Keiran inflicted on Lake. His was pleasurable to her, and he only hurt her emotionally. Whereas Keenan really wanted to kill her. It was wrong, and with a child in the picture no less. I just thought this was wrong. Really wrong and it made my blood boil. I wanted Sheldon to run away, to escape. She was willing to put her daughter in the line of fire with him. That is the only time I found her to be a bad mother. I wanted her to step up and tell him, I don't want you near our daughter. If you could hurt me so easily, be so callous and cruel, what is stopping you from touching our daughter like that when she steps out of line. 

That was the only sore subject for me. 
But like I said, the book isn't about happily ever afters and although he doesn't redeem himself, we do see a tiny glimpse of the old Keenan towards the end. 

The story line is well written and very well thought out. I can't wait to read the next one in the series. B.B.Reid really knows how to get your heart pumping. 

5*

Friday, 1 May 2015

Fear you (Broken Love #2) By B.B.Reid



What happens when she’s had enough? 

Lake Monroe has given in to her childhood tormentor too many times. She knows it, he knows it, and even their enemies know it. When he returned after being found guilty of a crime he didn't commit—a crime he thought she set him up for, he returned darker than ever, demanding her body and her submission. To survive him, she knew she had to give in to fear once more or suffer the deadly consequences... 

But Lake experienced what it was like to submit to the dark and demanding boy who invaded her dreams. Now she’ll experience what it’s like to fight him. 

What happens when he wants more? 

Keiran Masters has a past that is both shocking and dark. Once enslaved, he now has demons he can’t escape—demons that have followed him for ten years, demons he blames his beautiful obsession for. He promised to make her pay. He promised to make her break... 

But when Keiran conquered her body and tasted her submission, he found a new addiction instead—one he has no intentions of giving up. 

As secrets unfold, 
Identities are revealed, 
Danger closes in, 
And they both discover what it really means to fear...


I was given an ARC for an honest review.... 

So glad I got the chance to read and review this book. After the first one left us hanging I was excited to see how this would play out and if Lake had finally grew some balls. 
A lot of things are explained in the book, a lot of twists unfolded and it was great. The suspense keeps you on your toes, and has you gripping the edge of your seat. 

Keiran is a hard character for me to explain. He's so dark, so angry, so controlling that you have to hate him, but there is just something about him that you can't help but be drawn too and it kills you for liking him even a little. 

Lake on the other hand gave me whiplash in this book. Sometimes I felt like she needed the spanking just to get through to her because it was like she could hear him, but she wasn't actually listening and at times even I wanted to smack her LOL 
I still don't think his obsession with her is a healthy one, I can never understand the way he wants to kill her but keep her at the same time, but in this book it's finally all brought to life. 

Speaking of..... Keiran's past is brought up a lot and we go back in time to certain scenes that shaped who he became and it was so hard to read. I ended up in tears more times than I like to count, the scenes were so perfectly written you couldn't help it. Especially when I have an eight year old daughter and thinking of how tiny she is and how tiny Keiran must have been I just couldn't fantom how someone could do that to a child, never mind one actually going through what he did.

I did feel like it dragged a lot towards the end and wished it would finish. Then when a certain piece isn't explained or finished I got really annoyed. But then..... I read the third book is going to be Keenan's and Sheridan's. I love this too but I can't help but feel that Keenan is going to turn into something I'm not gonna like, and I really like who he is now.

4*

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Fear me By B.B.Reid




A story that will make you question everything you thought you knew about LOVE and HATE. 

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. 


Fear me Is B.B.Reid's debut novel and although there were a lot of errors and grammar was poor the story was consuming. I had been so addicted from the very beginning wondering why he was so mean to her. 

Keiran scared the ever-loving-shit into me. Seriously scared me. I understood why she was afraid of him, but never why she would want him. He's pure evil. Keiran has had a troubled past, when it's revealed what he's hiding and why he's the way he is I could understand more, but from the beginning I just kept asking myself why he wasn't in jail. For what he did to that poor girl for ten plus years and no one helping is sick. 
The first time I read him threatening to kill her and she believed him I disliked Lake, I thought what an idiot, but not long after his threat do you realize it wasn't a threat but a promise. It had me completely on edge not knowing what he would make her do next. 

Lake is in such a sticky situation. It's horrifying. And there is a part in this book that I do feel needs to be mentioned to others. In the description it does warn you about certain scenes. But there is one in the book where he takes her virginity and she told him no she wasn't ready. She lusts for him and does enjoy certain things that he makes her feel, but to me, no means NO. That's rape. No matter what she is feeling towards him, because they are mixed feelings, she said no. Plus, if she didn't Keiran would kill her Aunt Clarissa. 

Towards the end of the book we see a different side to Keiran and at this time Lake decides she wants to grow a backbone. I couldn't believe it. During the book I had a hard time wondering why she didn't just end things or run away. Then all of a sudden she starts fighting back once he's stopped been a complete nob. Kind of. 

Anyway, certain events in the book lead to what has to be the most excruciating endings of all time. Not only did I not see it coming, I'm actually scared as to what is to come in book two. 

I read a few reviews before reading it and one stood out to be and now, after reading the book I agree whole heartedly. Here is the statement from Twisted sisters book reviews

"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. "

I really enjoyed the book and had a hard time putting it down. I even went without dinner yesterday so I could finish it off. 

The only problem I had was the poor grammar skills and typos. I think with some Beta readers or an editor these could have been picked up easily. B.B.Reid will go far with this series and want to say well done for writing such a fantastic debut novel. 

5*