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 fiber 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.
“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.”
And just like that, Blaine had staked his claim on the untouched part of me that no living soul had ever moved. He had captured every fear, every reservation, and crushed them in the palm of his inked hand.
Author Disclaimer: Abuse is real- verbal, emotional, physical and sexual. It takes place all around us; it doesn’t discriminate against race or gender, wealth or poverty. It affects us all- those of us who’ve had to live through it, or watch it happen, even those of us who’ve only heard about it. We are all affected. We are all forever changed.
This is not a story for the faint of heart; this is the story of one woman’s very real struggle through a world against her, the people who hurt her, her real life demons and the people who showed her that every gray sky, no matter how dark, has a sun waiting to break through.
***Inspired by true events***
Book Dame’s Rating 5 Stars
This was one of those books that just jumped off the pages for me, coming to life. I love books that play out like movies, giving you a full picture and feelings from each character. I really enjoyed it and thought the writing was superb! My heart broke for Kami and I loved Blaine. I could feel the chemistry they had, it leaped off each page. I do have to say that Kami history is not light-hearted and is really hard to grasp. Its just so awful to imagine her living through it and it having a unbelievable hold still over her. It gave me chills, for her fears to hold her prisoner from so much! One of the main reasons I loved Blaine was because he gave her the power to over come some of those fears. Encouraging her and loving her. I don’t want to give anymore away but I loved this story! A touching story with pain tangled with fears holding Kami prisoner to living and from love! Fear of Falling was an amazing story, that touched my heart. A must read!!
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