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First off, I have to say that B.B. Reid is one of my favorite authors. Her characters are sexy, heartbreaking and so damn frustrating! I can't get enough! I've re-read "Fear Me/Fear You" about 4 times now. It's what I pick back up when I'm in a book rut or just need a Kieran fix. Solid 10 star books!
With this book, I LOVED the beginning. I thought the way Keenan manifested in to his character was 100% on the mark. I know a lot of readers didn't like it, but he was brilliantly written! From what we saw of him in the end of the previous book, to what we see now 4 years later, was exactly right. The same goes for Sheldon. I devoured ever written word.
But sadly, this is not a book I could read over and over again.
I'll explain why...
****This next part of my review may contain SPOILERS****
My issues with this book came when, even at 70%, there was no character development. The hatred, the drama, the bad decisions...nothing seemed to be moving forward. It became a little repetitive.
Keenan: "I HATE YOU!"
Sheldon: " I HATE YOU BACK!"
Keenan: "YOU BROKE ME!"
Sheldon: "YOU BROKE ME TOO!"
Multiply that by 2,000 and that's what you get until 97% of the way through. It was dragged out way too long for my taste. I was over them. Giving me 3% of HEA, wasn't enough to convince me they were solid again, especially for marriage. At one point, Sheldon was upset that Keenan had finally given into her demands of leaving them alone, even though she told him to do exactly that.
I also felt that, even though 4 years had passed, they were just as immature as they were in high school. The immature name calling, the yelling, the sulking, the "I'm going to say hurtful things because you did". Ugh. It all became tiresome.
The fact that Sheldon didn't mention the guy she was dating while they were desperately trying to find Kennedy was pure stupidity. Trust me, if it came to finding my own young daughter, I wouldn't leave anything or anyone out. To think he never knew she existed after a whole year of dating was stupid too. Did she take her car seat/booster seat out of the back of her car everyday? Yeah, cause that's something every mom does, EVERYDAY, right?.....no. Those things are a pain in the neck to move. Especially with the latch system. Maybe I'm being a little picky, but being a mom of the same age of so of Kennedy, it's something I noticed right away. Even though he may not have had anything to do with Kennedy's disappearance, the fact that she debated in her head about keeping HIM safe was lame.
Which brings me to:
How the heck was Sheldon not on bc? With as much sex as her and Keenan were having, she should have at least been on the pill/shot. I was really scratching my head over that one. With all the unplanned quickies going on all over the place in books 1&2, I had a hard time believing he was always meant to have a condom.
Speaking of which:
I couldn't connect with the fact that Keenan didn't have sex for the entire 4 years they were apart. Really? With him, I found this completely unbelievable. It would have made more sense not being able to perform without thinking of her, or closing his eyes, or...whatever else. I didn't find that plausible at all.
Overall, there were too many things that left me scratching or shaking my head. I was a little disappointed with this story. Just little though...
Oh! One SMALL small thing..
The fact that Kieran went to college for computer science? It was such a left field thing to through in. It's not that big of a deal, but...Really? I guess I'm just biased towards him. He is by far, my #1 book boyfriend on the planet. I thought for sure military intelligence or setting up his own security company with all the inheritance money. His skills are just too cool to throw away. I'm hoping something awesome develops there.
I LOVED the small bits of him and Lake! I'm so happy they were added in!
I'm EAGERLY awaiting Willow and Dash's story! I seriously can't get enough of these books! Well done, Ms. Reid!!!! Oh, how I love them!! You are beyond talented!